<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Organisation - Football Development]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 11 Jan 2017 13:19:00 GMTWed, 11 Jan 2017 14:04:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Smith calls time on 23-year long career]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=smith-calls-time-on-23-year-long-career-2863184.htmlAfter a career spanning 23 years in the women’s game, Arsenal forward and England’s all-time top scorer Kelly Smith has hung up her boots.

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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Sundhage and Sweden's spectacular comeback]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sundhage-and-sweden-s-spectacular-comeback-2862169.htmlFIFA.com relives the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden and speaks with Pia Sundhage about the tournament's significance in the history of developing women's football. 

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Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA’s development activities hit new heights in 2016 ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-s-development-activities-hit-new-heights-in-2016-2860674.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 20:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women's football: The quotes of 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=women-s-football-the-quotes-of-2016-2862036.html 

The year 2016 was a truly memorable one for women’s football. Yet it was not just events on the pitch that ensured women’s football enjoyed a prominent place on FIFA.com.]]>
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Akers, the American pioneer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=akers-the-american-pioneer-2861903.htmlFIFA.com talks to Michelle Akers, a legend of the women's game and a true American original, about her big moment at the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup China PR 1991 and much, much more.

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Sporting Limpeno make history for Paraguay]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=sporting-limpeno-make-history-for-paraguay-2861517.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nielsen: Denmark are moving in the right direction]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=nielsen-denmark-are-moving-in-the-right-direction-2861402.html 

Nils Nielsen, coach of the UEFA European Women's Championship-bound Denmark team, speaks to FIFA.com about his team's progress, areas for improvement and the challenge of qualifying for a FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores final set, PSG outwit old rivals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=copa-libertadores-final-set-psg-outwit-old-rivals-2861362.html Paris Saint-Germain were the big winners in France on Matchday 11, as they went top of the pile by beating Lyon, while Turbine Potsdam remain at the summit in Germany and the finalists of this year’s Copa Libertadores Femenina have been finalised.]]>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 03:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Marta provides a masterclass]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=marta-provides-a-masterclass-2860869.htmlFIFA.com relives one of Brazil's all-time historic performances in the FIFA Women's World Cup when Marta led her team past USA 4-0 in the semi-finals in 2007. 

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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Grassroots programme a success in Somalia ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=grassroots-programme-a-success-in-somalia-2860352.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 10:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Foord, driving Australia's generation next]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=foord-driving-australia-s-generation-next-2860112.htmlFIFA.com about her ascension to the top of Asia's football tree, Australia's rapidly-growing reputation in women's football and much more.]]>Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Thomas Worle, Bayern Munich institution]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=thomas-worle-bayern-munich-institution-2859924.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 12:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Silverware and surprise defeats]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=silverware-and-surprise-defeats-2859605.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest news in women’s club football on a tough weekend for the leaders in Australia, Germany and Spain, while the champions were crowned in New Zealand.]]>Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Jones: I want Germany to be the yardstick]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=jones-i-want-germany-to-be-the-yardstick-2859349.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Germany coach Steffi Jones about her first few months in charge, ambitions with the Olympic champions and thoughts on the upcoming The Best FIFA Football Awards.]]>Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nerveless Kumagai creates Japan’s iconic moment]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=nerveless-kumagai-creates-japan-s-iconic-moment-2858122.html FIFA.com the back-story behind Japan's most iconic moment in FIFA Women's World Cup history - the penalty which saw the Nadeshiko become world champions at Germany 2011.]]>Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Leading outifts continue imperious form]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=leading-teams-continue-imperious-form-2858173.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Late goal breaks Cameroonian hearts]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=late-goal-breaks-cameroonian-hearts-2857957.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 01:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Rising participation figures and inspiration for leaders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rising-participation-figures-and-inspiration-for-leaders-2857462.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the Live Your Goals activities of the past month, when young girls put their ball skills to the test at festivals in locations as diverse as Singapore, Uruguay, Palestine and India.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[ When Lloyd sealed Final hat-trick from halfway]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=when-lloyd-sealed-final-hat-trick-from-halfway-2857337.htmlUSA midfielder Carli Lloyd relives her already historic moment of sealing a hat-trick in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final from the halfway line with FIFA.com.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2016-2857259.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Title fight for Nigeria & Cameroon as EURO contenders limber up]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=title-fight-for-nigeria-cameroon-as-euro-contenders-limber-up-2856743.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest from women's international football as Nigeria and Cameroon progress to the Africa Cup of Nations final, Germany suffer mixed fortunes against Norway and Republic of Ireland's coach bids farewell.]]>Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Meinert: It went to and fro – mostly towards our goal]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=meinert-it-went-to-and-fro-mostly-towards-our-goal-2855747.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2016 13:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Bayern reach summit as French duo march in step]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bayern-reach-summit-as-french-duo-march-in-step-2853984.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women's club action after Bayern Munich moved top in Germany, Lyon and PSG flexed their muscles in France and Brondby topped the regular-season standings in Denmark.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[A historic triumph for Las Superpoderosas]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=a-historic-triumph-for-las-superpoderosas-2852721.html As we look back on the greatest moments from the FIFA Women's World Cup's 25 years, we turn our gaze to a historic triumph for Colombia at Canada 2015.

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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Venezuela spreading the joy in Port Moresby Fan Zone]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=venezuela-spreading-the-joy-in-port-moresby-fan-zone-2852657.htmlSat, 19 Nov 2016 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Women’s football leader visits FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-football-leader-visits-fifa-2849262.htmlA leading figure in Rwandan football, Felicite Rwemarika met with FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura at the Home of FIFA this week and discussed a recent award from the IOC and more.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Barça’s run ends as Bayern close in]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=barca-s-run-ends-as-bayern-close-in-2850822.htmlFIFA.com reports on a weekend of mixed emotions for some of the leading lights in women’s club football, with disappointment for Barcelona and joy for the likes of Bayern Munich, Brondby and Melbourne City. ]]>Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Port Moresby kids energised by Live Your Goals]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=port-moresby-kids-energised-by-live-your-goals-2850789.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[When Wambach’s head broke Brazil’s hearts]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=when-wambach-s-head-broke-brazil-s-hearts-2849203.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2016 15:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[No change at the top ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=no-change-at-the-top-2848645.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 12:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Prinz: The ability to perform at key moments]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=prinz-the-ability-to-perform-at-key-moments-2848029.htmlOver the course of her outstanding 17-year career on the big stage, Birgit Prinz achieved what many people can only dream about. She scored 128 times in 214 appearances for Germany's women's national team, including 14 goals spread across five FIFA Women's World Cups™.

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Sat, 05 Nov 2016 10:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF officials visit Haiti]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-and-concacaf-officials-visit-haiti-2848020.htmlFri, 04 Nov 2016 21:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Eurovita Sports Clinic in Sofia is awarded prestigious FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence accreditation ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=eurovita-sports-clinic-in-sofia-is-awarded-prestigious-fifa-medical-ce-2847805.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 16:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Accreditation for Slovenia’s first FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=accreditation-for-slovenia-s-first-fifa-medical-centre-of-excellence-2847804.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Legacy left in Jordan and an event Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=legacy-left-in-jordan-and-an-event-down-under-2847754.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at some of the latest events held in October, including those in Jordan as they hope to continue the legacy of the recent FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak to leave FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=chief-medical-officer-prof-jiri-dvorak-to-leave-fifa-2847659.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 17:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Germany embark on their futsal adventure]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=germany-embark-on-their-futsal-adventure-2847642.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA helps concussion issue move forward]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-helps-concussion-issue-move-forward-2847636.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 13:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s Football review: October 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-football-review-october-2016-2847576.htmlFIFA.com reviews another busy month for women's football, highlighted by history for Portugal and the groundbreaking FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Invincible frontrunners in England, France]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=invincible-frontrunners-in-england-france-2847385.htmlFIFA.com's latest review of women's club football looks at celebrations in England, perfection in France, plus news from Germany and Switzerland. ]]>Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA and CIES publish comprehensive study on youth football competitions]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-and-cies-publish-comprehensive-study-on-youth-football-competitio-2847065.htmlFollowing the Reflection Sessions on Global Football Development held last year by FIFA and the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), the organisations have published their first joint study on youth football competitions.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Pioneering Morace relives her unique milestone]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=pioneering-morace-relives-her-unique-milestone-2846788.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 07:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Jones driving Germany on, Portugal reach EUROs]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=jones-driving-germany-on-portugal-reach-euros-2846454.htmlFIFA.com brings you up to date with the latest happenings…]]>Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Sinclair gets the party started]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=sinclair-gets-the-party-started-2845234.htmlSat, 22 Oct 2016 18:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards Medical Centre of Excellence status to Liège institutions CHU and ULg ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-awards-medical-centre-of-excellence-status-to-liege-institutions--2845020.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 17:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Burger: We want to play a significant role]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=burger-we-want-to-play-a-significant-role-2844812.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Austria's Nina Burger, who reflects on a successful 2016 which saw her nation celebrate victory in the Cyprus Cup and qualify for the UEFA Women's EURO for the first time. 

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[ The record-breaking referee developing a new generation]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=the-record-breaking-referee-developing-a-new-generation-2844291.htmlTue, 18 Oct 2016 09:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Fast starts and furious finishes]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fast-starts-and-furious-finishes-2844292.htmlFIFA.com visits three continents in wrapping up another busy week for women’s club football, including Sweden, Germany, France, Japan and New Zealand.]]>Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals thriving Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=live-your-goals-thriving-down-under-2843967.htmlFIFA.com looks at how FIFA Live Your Goals is making a difference in Australia, most recently via a significant roll-out of the program in Tasmania.]]>Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany's Mittag fulfilling a childhood dream]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=germany-s-mittag-fulfilling-a-childhood-dream-2843693.htmlGermany forward and gold medallist Anja Mittag speaks exclusively with FIFA.com about the importance of playing in the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championships in Canada and Thailand early in her career and how they gave her the belief and confidence to reach her professional goals.

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Sat, 15 Oct 2016 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Live Your Goals helps Jordanian girls to dream big]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=live-your-goals-helps-jordanian-girls-to-dream-big-2842459.htmlFIFA.com was on hand at a 'Live Your Goals' Festival at Prince Mohammed Stadium in Al Zarq to hear from Jordanian girls and their parents on how football is making a positive difference in their lives.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News