<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Interviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 25 Apr 2016 08:18:00 GMTTue, 26 Apr 2016 14:33:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Boban: Croatia's time may come at Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=boban-croatia-s-time-may-come-at-russia-2018-2782212.htmlFormer Croatia and AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban was in Moscow recently alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino. FIFA.com took the opportunity to ask him about the future of both Croatian and Russian football.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sampaoli: Being rebellious an integral part of my teams]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=4/news=sampaoli-being-rebellious-integral-to-my-teams-2782186.htmlA FIFA Men’s Football Coach of the Year nominee in 2015, Jorge Sampaoli discussed his unique career with FIFA.com. Proud of his past and content with the present, the Argentinian has high hopes for the future.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Amokachi: I want to open the door for African coaches in Europe]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=amokachi-i-want-to-open-the-door-for-african-coaches-in-europe-2781297.html FIFA.com about his first managerial role in Europe, adapting to life in Finland since leaving Nigeria and his memories of winning Olympic gold at Atlanta 1996.]]>Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Solo: The world hasn’t seen the best of me yet]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=solo-the-world-hasn-t-seen-the-best-of-me-yet-2770193.htmlFIFA.com spoke to USA goalkeeper Hope Solo about her first encounter with football legend Mia Hamm, her own performances so far, her desire for perfection and another gold medal.]]>Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Lloris: Keepers have to be players too]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/278/000/0/index.htmlFrance and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris sat down with FIFA.com ​to discuss his position, responsibilities and ambitions ahead of his captaining his country at UEFA EURO 2016 on home soil.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Pearce: Managing at an Olympics was the biggest honour ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=pearce-managing-at-an-olympics-was-the-biggest-honour-2779557.html FIFA.com caught up with Stuart Pearce to get some of his insight into the Olympic football experience and to relive some of his memories coaching Team GB at London 2012.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Hrubesch: Rio 2016 will be special]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=hrubesch-rio-2016-will-be-special-2773542.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Horst Hrubesch, who will be leading Germany at their first Olympic Football Tournament since 1988.

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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Pizarro: My dream is to reach the World Cup with Peru]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=pizarro-my-dream-is-to-reach-the-world-cup-with-peru-2768967.htmlDoes a 37-year-old footballer still have dreams? Claudio Pizarro certainly does. FIFA.com caught up with the captain of the Peru national team to discuss qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and his secret to staying fit.

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Mon, 07 Mar 2016 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Meulensteen: America’s an emerging market]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=meulensteen-america-s-an-emerging-market-2768359.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former Manchester United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen to see where life has taken him in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era and to learn about his passion for coaching.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 11:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Infantino: Football without the fans is nothing]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=infantino-football-without-the-fans-is-nothing-2768313.htmlFri, 04 Mar 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=Interview<![CDATA[Beswick: Sport will be dominated by psychological advancement in next 20 years]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=beswick-sport-will-be-dominated-by-psychological-advancement-in-next-2-2767801.htmlFIFA.com spoke with sports psychologist Bill Beswick to learn about his journey and his vision for psychology and mental development to play as big a role in football as technical and tactical development.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=Interview<![CDATA[VIDEO: Gianni Infantino interview]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=video-gianni-infantino-interview-2768278.htmlDuring his first day in office, Monday 29 February, FIFA President Gianni Infantino gave an exclusive interview to FIFA.com at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Dani Alves: I’ll always say what I think]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=2/news=dani-alves-i-ll-always-say-what-i-think-2766398.htmlFIFA.com on his brushes with the press, the key to Barcelona’s success, Brazilian football and a future linked to gastronomy, music or fashion: “I only do what I’m passionate about.”]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Scifo reflects on half century]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=scifo-reflects-on-half-century-2765994.htmlFIFA.com, in which he looks back at the five decades of his life.]]>Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=Interview<![CDATA[Kluivert: The Netherlands are in transition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=kluivert-the-netherlands-are-in-transition-2765372.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert, who talked about his time as the Oranje's assistant coach at Brazil 2014, managing Curacao in the CONCACAF Zone qualifying for Russia 2018 and his thoughts on the current Barca side.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hareide: Denmark job an ideal challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=hareide-denmark-job-an-ideal-challenge-2763983.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Denmark coach Age Harried about taking on his latest challenge, preparation for FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the changes in football over his years in management and much more.

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[James Galanis and the story behind Carli Lloyd's success]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=james-galanis-and-the-story-behind-carli-lloyd-s-success-2757017.htmlWed, 27 Jan 2016 12:53:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Angerer: I was often my own worst enemy]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=angerer-i-was-often-my-own-worst-enemy-2756358.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Nadine Angerer recalls winning the 2013 FIFA Women's Player of the Year, her iconic penalty save against Marta in the 2007 Women's World Cup final and talks about her new role as a goalkeeping coach.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Asamoah: Football has the power to bring people together]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asamoah-football-has-the-power-to-bring-people-together-2756166.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2016 14:05:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Fair Play awardKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[De Jong: Time for new Dutch generation to step up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=de-jong-time-for-new-dutch-generation-to-step-up-2755508.htmlFri, 15 Jan 2016 07:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ellis: It was a pretty amazing journey]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=ellis-it-was-a-pretty-amazing-journey-2755437.htmlFIFA.com caught up with the newly-crowned FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football to talk 2015, her career highlights and looking ahead to the Olympics.]]>Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:39:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Lloyd: We're going after that gold]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=lloyd-we-re-going-after-that-gold-2755270.htmlWed, 13 Jan 2016 16:46:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Messi: I'd like to return to Argentinian football one day]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=messi-i-d-like-to-return-to-argentinian-football-one-day-2755267.htmlFIFA.com, the Argentinian ace discussed his 2015, his fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or win and the keys to his prolific partnership with Neymar and Luis Suarez, saying: "We put the team ahead of the individual."

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Lemar: Neymar will be 2016's main contender]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=lemar-neymar-will-be-2016-s-main-contender-2753725.htmlFIFA.com, while also reflecting on his childhood memories of Paul Gascoigne and explains why he thinks Neymar could break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA Ballon d'Or domination.]]>Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:47:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Boll: Coaches are crucial]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=boll-coaches-are-crucial-2753925.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with table tennis star Timo Boll about his second passion away from table tennis, his favourites at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala and the role coaches play in every athlete’s career.]]>Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Samuel: I’m not scared of the future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=samuel-argentina-tiene-centrales-para-rato-2753862-2753872.htmlCurrently winding down his career in the Swiss league, former Argentinian international Walter Samuel talks to FIFA.com about his life in Switzerland and what the future may hold for him off the pitch and his national team on it.

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Van Bommel: I need to develop as a coach]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=van-bommel-i-need-to-develop-as-a-coach-2753666.htmlFIFA.com about a playing career that included stints at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan, discusses his coaching plans and assesses the difficulties facing the Dutch national team.]]>Sat, 02 Jan 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Wilmots: Together Belgium can achieve great things]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wilmots-together-belgium-can-achieve-great-things-2747731.htmlto FIFA.com about the factors that have led to the national team's top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, his leadership qualities and why his nickname when he was a player was 'War Pig'. ]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 04:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Suarez: It’s another dream come true]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=suarez-it-s-another-dream-come-true-2747418.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Litmanen: Longevity fueled by passion]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=12/news=litmanen-longevity-fueled-by-passion-2746377.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Giggs: Club World Cup deserves greater recognition]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=giggs-club-world-cup-deserves-greater-recognition-2743052.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to hear about his playing experience in Japan at the FIFA Club World Cup, why he thinks the tournament does not get a lot of recognition in England and much more.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Messi: I’ve added qualities to my game]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=messi-i-ve-added-qualities-to-my-game-2744741.htmlBarcelona’s legendary No10 sat down with FIFA.com prior to jetting off to the Land of the Rising Sun to take a look at the tournament ahead, evaluate his growth as a player and give his verdict on a year that could possibly bring him his fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: Xavi, Busquets have been crucial to Spain’s success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=del-bosque-xavi-busquets-have-been-crucial-to-spain-s-success-2742948.htmlwww.sc.qa about Spain's South Africa 2010 triumph, the influence of Xavi, the key men in his current team, their UEFA EURO 2016 hopes, and his belief that Qatar will stage a wonderful FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Kahn: You can't get to the top without being obsessed]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=11/news=kahn-you-can-t-get-to-the-top-without-being-obsessed-2735148.htmlIn the second part of a FIFA.com exclusive interview with Oliver Khan, the Bayern Munich legend reflects on his playing career and how it influences his current work as a businessman.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Kahn: Goalkeepers are held in very high regard in Germany]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=kahn-goalkeepers-are-held-in-very-high-regard-in-germany-2734974.htmlIn the first part of a FIFA.com exclusive interview with Oliver Khan, the adidas Golden Ball winner at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan explained why he thinks goalkeepers should have their own set of awards, comparisons to Manuel Neuer and much more.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:42:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Lorenzo: Messi is a demigod]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=lorenzo-messi-is-a-demigod-2734912.htmlTue, 24 Nov 2015 12:51:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Shaqiri: Messi one step ahead]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shaqiri-messi-one-step-ahead-2733909.htmlFIFA.com about the upcoming FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala, the main contenders and his dream of a Swiss player one day being crowned the world's best player.]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:35:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Isaksson: I’m proud of my career]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=isaksson-i-m-proud-of-my-career-2733122.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lazaroni: Neymar and Brazil will rule the world in 2022]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=lazaroni-neymar-and-brazil-will-rule-the-world-in-2002-2732239.htmlSebastiao Lazaroni speaks to www.sc.qa about Brazil’s loss to Argentina at Italy 1990, their upcoming duel, why Neymar will become the world’s best player and why the Seleção will peak at Qatar 2022.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone
<![CDATA[Altintop: I hit it with my eyes closed]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=altintop-i-hit-it-with-my-eyes-closed-2731969.htmlTurkey and Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop spoke with FIFA.com in an exclusive interview, looking back at the goal that brought him the FIFA Puskás Award back in 2010. 

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:06:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Schurrle: Germany must stay true to our playing style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=schurrle-germany-must-stay-true-to-our-playing-style-2730005.htmlFIFA.com about his assist in the Brazil 2014 Final, his role in the national team, what Germany must do to remain on top, life at Wolfsburg and the differences between the Bundesliga and the Premier League.]]>Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Osorio: The Mexico job excites me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=osorio-the-mexico-job-excites-me-2729509.htmlFIFA.com about his new challenge with El Tri, vision for the game and coaching role-models.]]>Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gattuso: It's my turn to teach ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=10/news=gattuso-it-s-my-turn-to-teach-2721028.html FIFA.com about his latest coaching post at Pisa and reflects on his European and world titles, his partnership with Andrea Pirlo and the modern-day midfielders he most admires.]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016<![CDATA[Henry: I'm still hungry to progress]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=henry-i-m-still-hungry-to-progress-2702394.htmlFrance holding midfielder and 2015 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year candidate Amandine Henry spoke to FIFA.com about her experience at Canada 2015, her expectations for Les Bleues and Lyon in the future, the next FIFA Women's World Cup on home soil and much more.

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Sigurdsson: We thought qualification was impossible]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=10/news=sigurdsson-we-thought-qualification-was-impossible-2710583.htmlWith Iceland set to compete at the UEFA EURO for the first time, FIFA.com spoke to Gylfi Sigurdsson to talk emulating David Beckham, getting a boost from the Brazil 2014 near-miss and his reaction to making history with his nation.

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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Xavi: Spain believed we could beat anyone in 2010]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=xavi-i-d-love-to-return-to-barca-2709371.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Shaqiri: I've arrived at the best league in the world]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=9/news=shaqiri-i-ve-arrived-at-the-best-league-in-the-world-2696014.htmlFIFA.com about his move to Stoke City in the English Premier League, representing La Nati at the FIFA World Cup and scoring a hat-trick at Brazil 2014, his skills at EA SPORTS' FIFA 15 and much more.]]>Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Rummenigge: Football has enabled me to see the world]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=9/news=rummenigge-football-has-enabled-me-to-see-the-world-2695766.htmlFIFA Weekly why he was never jealous of Messrs Beckenbauer and Hoeness during his playing career, his marriage to Bayern Munich and the demands on the modern-day footballer.]]>Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Coleman: Bale absolutely loves playing for Wales]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=coleman-bale-absolutely-loves-playing-for-wales-2677708.htmlFIFA.com about the media's rush to judge international managers, Wales' UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign and quest to reach Russia 2018, and the passion and influence of Gareth Bale.]]>Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Valbuena: I've always managed to turn things around]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=valbuena-i-ve-always-managed-to-turn-things-around-2677683.htmlFIFA.com about being rejected as a youngster, fighting his way back to the top, recent club moves and career highlights with the national team.]]>Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lichtsteiner: Switzerland have a lot to be proud of]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lichtsteiner-switzerland-have-a-lot-to-be-proud-of-2676028.htmlFIFA.com about the development of the national team, his disappointment on missing out on the UEFA Champions League, and the negative impact money has on the beautiful game.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview