<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Interviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 27 Jan 2016 12:53:00 GMTThu, 28 Jan 2016 11:21:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=to 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In 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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/269/601/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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<![CDATA[Pizarro: Let’s make the most of this generation]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= La Roja's historic Copa America triumph, his desires to set foot at a FIFA World Cup and the challenges his team need to overcome to stay at the top of their game.]]>Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Vilda: I'll bring my own ideas to Spain job]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=vilda-i-ll-bring-my-own-ideas-to-spain-job-2670233.htmlMon, 10 Aug 2015 11:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Interview<![CDATA[Pires: Wenger's my second father]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you the second part of our extensive interview with Robert Pires. Having looked back at his career highlights last time out, the former France winger now speaks about the players and coaches who have meant the most to him and much more.]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Pires: I'm very proud of what I've achieved]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Forlan: Attending the draw will be an honour]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=forlan-the-word-cup-means-everything-to-me-2664520.htmlFIFA.com in an exclusive interview.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lloyd: It’s a historic performance]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=lloyd-it-s-a-historic-performance-2661409.htmlCarli Lloyd, USA's heroine in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final, spoke to ​FIFA.com ​after her quickfire hat-trick helped her country to a stunning victory, and saw her end up with the adidas Golden Ball and adidas Silver Boot.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Altidore: I’m a lover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=altidore-i-m-a-lover-2653310.htmlFIFA.com chats with USA and Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore about the current USA national team and his hopes ahead of Russia 2018 qualifying in the CONCACAF zone.
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sinclair: I’d give all my goals for the world title]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sinclair-i-d-give-all-my-goals-for-the-world-title-2653292.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Sawa: This will be my last World Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sawa-this-will-be-my-last-world-cup-2651923.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Xavi: I couldn't have written a better script]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez speaks about his final moments at Camp Nou, comparing the treble-wining sides of 2009 and 2015, and looks ahead to the next chapter of his career, at Al Sadd in Qatar.

 

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Forlan: I wanted to go out on a high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his decision to quit international football, his time with the national team and the hopes for Uruguay at the 2015 Copa America.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Alaba: My childhood dream came true]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=alaba-my-childhood-dream-came-true-2621867.htmlAustria international and Bayern Munich player David Alaba spoke exclusively to FIFA.com during his visit to the FIWC 2015 Grand Final, held in Munich from 17 to 19 May. 

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: Neymar will help Brazil win the World Cup again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=roberto-carlos-neymar-will-help-brazil-win-the-world-cup-again-2620484.htmlwww.sc.qa about the Barcelona-Juventus showdown, Neymar’s progression, Real Madrid’s appointment of Rafa Benitez, and Brazil’s chances at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=InterviewTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Sasic: Playing at a World Cup is always the greatest]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=sasic-playing-at-a-world-cup-is-always-the-greatest-2614536.htmlFIFA.com ahead of Germany’s first match in Canada about her excitement, their title rivals and making a strong start.]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Smicer: My greatest memory of all]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Barthez: Goalkeeping hasn't evolved enough]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his move into motor racing, memories of his football career and why he feels that his old position is in danger of regressing.]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview