<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Interviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 18 Nov 2016 15:50:00 GMTFri, 18 Nov 2016 17:25:01 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Borja delivers on his promises]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=borja-delivers-on-his-promises-2851727.htmlFIFA.com about his upbringing in Tierralta and what inspires him, ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Coleman: Taking over from Robbie Keane is a massive step]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=coleman-taking-over-from-robbie-keane-is-a-massive-step-2848674.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Noboa talks discipline, dedication and family support]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=noboa-talks-discipline-dedication-and-family-support-2848217.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Laudrup: We were so close to beating Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=laudrup-we-were-so-close-to-beating-brazil-2844027.htmlDenmark legend Brian Laudrup, who was a key component in their most successful period in history, reflects on reaching the quarter-finals of 1998 FIFA World Cup France, as well as winning UEFA EURO 1992 and the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™
<![CDATA[Van der Vaart: If the Netherlands call, I’ll always say yes]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=10/news=van-der-vaart-if-the-netherlands-call-i-ll-always-say-yes-2843691.htmlWe catch up with Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart, discussing his new stage of career in Denmark, looking back on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final and gives his views on the current state of the Netherlands side.

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Martinez: In football, you have to be able to adapt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=martinez-in-football-you-have-to-be-able-to-adapt-2843784.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez talks about his new challenge with Les Diables Rouges, including insight about his assistant coach Thierry Henry.

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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sissoko: It’s been a tough summer for me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=sissoko-it-s-been-a-tough-summer-for-me-2840557.htmlFIFA.com about his eventful summer.  ]]>Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lopetegui: We expect the team to meet every challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=lopetegui-we-expect-the-team-to-meet-every-challenge-2833333.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Nani: My past can teach children a lot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=nani-my-past-can-teach-children-a-lot-2830738.htmlA freshly-crowned European champion, the Portuguese winger chats to FIFA.com about winning the continental title, the next FIFA World Cup, his recent move to Valencia and a past plagued with obstacles and hard work to overcome them.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Goal-getter McParland reflects on Sweden 1958]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=goal-getter-mcparland-reflects-on-sweden-1958-2823273.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Peter McParland about his goalscoring exploits at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, a tournament which saw minnows Nothern Ireland become the then-smallest nation to qualify for the global finals.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™
<![CDATA[De Colo: I’m a big Iniesta fan ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=de-colo-i-m-a-big-iniesta-fan-2818974.htmlFrench basketball star Nando de Colo looks back on his footballing childhood, the players who left a mark on him and ahead to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - with him currently playing his trade at CSKA Moscow.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: I've fulfilled my duty to Spanish football]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=7/news=del-bosque-i-leave-with-the-feeling-of-having-fulfilled-my-duty-to-spa-2812199.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, 2010 FIFA World Cup-winning coach Vicente del Bosque talks Spain successes, his thankfulness for the job done by predecessor Luis Aragones, his optimism surrounding the legacy he himself leaves and a firm vote of confidence for his yet-to-be confirmed successor.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Bats: Nothing tops the 1984 final for me]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/159/7/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Joel Bats, who entered the annals of French football thanks to his performance in the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico quarter-final against Brazil, to speak about his fondest footballing memories, including a triumph at UEFA European Championship 1984.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 10:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Jacquet: This France team is full of potential]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/281/125/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about the pressure of being hosts, the job being done by the current coach and his former captain, and Les Bleus' chances against Germany.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Okazaki: I'm hungry for World Cup redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=okazaki-i-m-hungry-for-world-cup-redemption-2810501.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Shinji Okazaki to hear about his experiences with Leicester City, and Japan's prospects of qualifying for Russia 2018 via a tough group.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gervinho: Côte d'Ivoire should always be at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=gervinho-cote-d-ivoire-should-always-be-at-the-world-cup-2803985.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Côte d’Ivoire's Gervinho talks adapting to life in China, the return of Les Éléphants to the top table of African football and the current African qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Bellone: My legs were doing the samba]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=bellone-my-legs-were-doing-the-samba-2803378.htmlLes Bleus striker Bruno Bellone recalled with FIFA.com.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![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™
<![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™
<![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™
<![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™
<![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™<![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™
<![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™<![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