<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Organisation - Football Development]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 09 Feb 2016 03:36:00 GMTTue, 09 Feb 2016 03:44:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[All to play for in France, Italy, Spain]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=all-to-play-for-in-france-italy-spain-2764520.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there were vastly contrasting fortunes for the leading pack in France, Spain and Italy, as well as Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New Zealand plotting futsal progress, present and future]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=new-zealand-plotting-futsal-progress-present-and-future-2764202.htmlFIFA.com looks at the development of futsal in New Zealand, as the country sets its sights on qualifying for Colombia 2016.

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Ireland's women making massive strides]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=ireland-s-women-making-massive-strides-2763511.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Republic of Ireland women's head coach Sue Ronan and veteran goalkeeper Emma Byrne to discuss the growth of women's football in the Emerald Isle.]]>Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Melbourne crown perfect season, lead changes in Italy]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=melbourne-crown-perfect-season-lead-changes-in-italy-2763449.htmlTue, 02 Feb 2016 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[WADA 2016 prohibited list comes into force]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=wada-2016-prohibited-list-comes-into-force-2763294.htmlThe World Anti-Doping Agency's 2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods took effect on 1 January 2016.

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2016 ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=women-s-round-up-january-2016-2757414.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the women’s football news from January, a month in which the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala took centre stage.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Malawi: Youth league to form better players and better people]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=malawi-youth-league-to-form-better-players-and-better-people-2757163.htmlFIFA.com reports from Malawi, where an under-15 league is attempting to educate its players besides furnishing them with them the necessary football skills.]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Top international experts join the new FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=top-international-experts-join-the-new-fifa-diploma-in-football-medici-2757113.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 10:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Tight margins at league summits]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=tight-margins-at-the-summit-2756787.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest in women's club football, including high drama in Australia, an increasingly fascinating title race in Italy, plus news from Portugal.]]>Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Football Medicine Strategies Conference 'Return to Play' to take place in April]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=football-medicine-strategies-conference-return-to-play-to-take-place-i-2756762.htmlAfter the success of the 2015 edition, Isokinetic Medical Group, in collaboration with FIFA F-MARC, decided to celebrate in London the 25th Anniversary of its conference that will be entitled "Return to play".

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Village beckons for Champions League winner]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=village-beckons-for-champions-league-winner-2756357.htmlColin Bell talks to FIFA.com about making the move from UEFA Women's Champions League winners Frankfurt to the tiny Norwegian outpost of Avaldsnes IF, the challenge of putting them on the football map and much more.

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA’s global health initiative progresses in Asia]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-s-global-health-initiative-progresses-in-asia-2756711.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Greater use of goal-line technology]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=greater-use-of-goal-line-technology-2756397.htmlThe use of goal-line technology (GLT) continues to expand, with UEFA the latest football organisation to back the technology, approving it for the upcoming EURO 2016 and for the 2016/17 Champions League from the play-offs onwards.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Pitch & EquipmentKind=News
<![CDATA[A new dawn in Malawi]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=building-from-the-ground-up-in-malawi-2756185.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 14:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A platform for further development in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-platform-for-further-development-in-oceania-2756119.htmlOceania’s first FIFA Women’s Football Regional Development Seminar in 2005 was held in Cook Islands, and now ten years on, the same Polynesian nation is hosting another event that will be crucial to furthering the women’s game throughout the region.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Perfect dozen for big guns]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=perfect-dozen-for-big-guns-2755889.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women's club action, headlined by massive results for Lyon and Melbourne City, while intriguing top-of-the-table action took place in Italy and Spain.]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Kaihori calls it a day]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=kaihori-calls-it-a-day-2755564.htmlFIFA Women's World Cup-winning Japanese goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori has announced her retirement from the game at the age of 29, saying she is not able to perform to the standards she has set herself.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ellis: This award is a tremendous honour]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=jill-ellis-this-award-is-a-tremendous-honour-2755207.htmlFIFA.com caught up with FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football winner, USA coach Jill Ellis after she received the prestigious honour and the 49-year-old could hardly contain her delight after Monday evening’s glamorous FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala at Zurich’s Kongresshaus.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:28:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[The mother of all years]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-mother-of-all-years-2748128.htmlFIFA.com reviews a huge year for women's football.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Al Majidi: I’m glad to be a role model]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=al-majidi-i-m-glad-to-be-a-role-model-2747601.htmlWe speak to Selma Al Majidi, the first Arab and Sudanese woman to take charge of a men’s football team, about breaking down barriers and the challenges she has faced throughout her career.

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 10:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Exemplary Rodebaugh opening doors]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=exemplary-rodebaugh-opening-doors-2747653.htmlFormer Mexico midfielder Andrea Rodebaugh talks with FIFA.com about her work as a FIFA Instructor, opening doors for women in the country to get involved in the game at various levels.

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Dubai symposium looks at impact of heat and humidity in sport]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=symposium-sur-l-impact-de-la-chaleur-et-de-l-humidite-dans-le-sport-a--2-2747675.htmlStaged at Dubai’s Grand Hyatt Hotel and taking the impact of heat and humidity in sport as its theme, the second Sports Medicine Symposium got under way on 21 December. 

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[New highs for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=new-highs-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2747627.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[No let-up from league leaders]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=no-let-up-from-league-leaders-2747559.htmlAs the battle to reach Australia’s knockout finals comes to a head, Germany and France’s top teams are settling in at the summit of their respective championships, with one seasoned striker scoring goals aplenty.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Application process open for FIFA’s Female Leadership Development Programme ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=application-process-open-for-fifa-s-female-leadership-development-prog-2746643.htmlFIFA is looking for emerging female leaders to take part in the second edition of the Female Leadership Development Programme that will kick off in mid-2016.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Sawa’s high five]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=sawa-s-high-five-2745868.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the highlights of Homare Sawa's stellar career for both club and country after the Japan icon announced her retirement.]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s football development on the rise in 2015 ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=women-s-football-development-on-the-rise-in-2015-2745570.htmlWomen’s football made considerable progress in 2015, not only because of a successful FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in Canada but also through the unprecedented number of development programmes implemented across the globe.

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Abby Wambach: Ten defining moments]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=abby-wambach-ten-defining-moments-2745327.htmlWith Abby Wambach having drawn the curtain on one of the finest international careers in women's history, FIFA.com recalls ten of the USA legend's defining moments.

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:23:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[World Cup to boost Jordan's women's football pioneers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=world-cup-to-boost-jordan-s-women-s-football-pioneers-2744733.htmlTue, 15 Dec 2015 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA triumph as Canada, Mexico also advance]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=usa-triumph-as-canada-mexico-also-advance-2745107.htmlFree-scoring USA won their fourth successive CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship, while Canada and Mexico also booked tickets to next year's world finals.

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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Frontrunners maintain charge amid goal avalanche ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=frontrunners-maintain-charge-amid-goal-avalanche-2744989.htmlFIFA.com’s latest review of women’s club football visits Australia, France, Germany and Italy where big wins for the leading teams proved to be a recurring theme.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico complete PNG line-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-complete-png-line-up-2744594.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Youth no obstacle for Coach Arauz]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=youth-no-obstacle-for-coach-arauz-2743400.htmlFresh off her Guinness Book of World Records achievement as the youngest coach to manage a team at the FIFA Women's World Cup, 26-year-old Vanessa Arauz sat down with FIFA.com to discuss Ecuador's time at Canada 2015, getting confused for a player due to her youth, her outlook on the future and more.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Lyon held as Potsdam beat Wolfsburg]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=lyon-held-as-potsdam-beat-wolfsburg-2742760.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the results from a weekend that saw Lyon unusually drop points, Bayern Munich tighten their grip on the German title and Australia gripped by derby drama.

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Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Busacca: Male and female referees have to work together]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=busacca-male-and-female-referees-have-to-work-together-2741466.htmlMon, 07 Dec 2015 13:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil champions again, Venezuela break through]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=brazil-champions-again-venezuela-break-through-2742023.htmlFIFA.com reviews all of the action from the South American U-20 Women’s Championship where Brazil maintained their complete dominance of the competition, winning the tournament for the seventh time, while Venezuela will join Brazil at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 as runners-up.

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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Asia aims to build next wave of world beaters]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=asia-aims-to-build-next-wave-of-world-beaters-2741947.htmlFri, 04 Dec 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil remain perfect, Venezuela make history]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2015/m=12/news=brazil-remain-perfect-venezuela-make-history-2741909.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Roche: Lloyd is the best]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=roche-lloyd-is-the-best-2741487.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 05:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Plenty to play for in competitive CONCACAF]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=plenty-to-play-for-in-competitive-concacaf-2741579.htmlWed, 02 Dec 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals continues to nurture and inspire]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=live-your-goals-continues-to-nurture-and-inspire-2741456.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 07:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Wales women growing together, stronger ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=wales-women-growing-together-stronger-2735452.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at how Wales' women's programme has taken off in recent years under the group's motto, Goarau Chwarae Cyd Chwarae, meaning Together, Stronger with the introduction of a unified national league, the assistance of FIFA's Live Your Goals programme and much more.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals Festival visits Karak]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=live-your-goals-festival-visits-karak-2735501.htmlThe ‘Live Your Goals’ Festival officially came to a close in Karak Governorate on Saturday, 28 November at Prince Faisal Stadium in Jordan, marking the conclusion of a week-long series of activities aimed at encouraging more girls to take up football in Jordan. 

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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Not all Lewandowskis are alike]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=not-all-lewandowskis-are-alike-2735402.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Bayern Munich's other Lewandowski. Gina, a defender for the women's side who hails from the USA and recently made her international debut, discussed her namesake Robert and her time in Germany.

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Double relief for Frankfurt]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=double-relief-for-frankfurt-2734728.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly wrap of women’s club football primarily looks at the UEFA Women’s Champions League, plus the latest from Australia and Germany.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Tight contests and strong interest in Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=tight-contests-and-strong-interest-in-europe-2733251.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New insight into playing patterns and injury trends at FIFA Women’s World Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=new-insight-into-playing-patterns-and-injury-trends-at-fifa-women-s-wo-2732563.htmlFri, 13 Nov 2015 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Kirby: I couldn’t have asked for any more]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=kirby-i-couldn-t-have-asked-for-any-more-2732108.html FIFA.com about her road from depression and quitting the game altogether to starring at Canada 2015 and winning the double with Chelsea.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Drama, glory and anguish]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=drama-glory-and-anguish-2731868.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at women’s club football visits three continents where there was no shortage of excitement as silverware was handed out.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[West African pair reaffirm status in booking PNG trip]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=west-african-pair-reaffirm-status-in-booking-png-trip-2731850.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News