<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Features]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 08:46:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 23:59:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African antiques & disappearing droughts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's Week in Stats this week examines why Kersley Appou's name has gone down in the record books, Marco Reus' influence on Borussia Dortmund and Tony Pulis's influence at the Palace.]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Munich illuminated]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s highlights a famous stadium at its most dazzling.]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We preview the upcoming footballing birthdays in our regular Sunday feature with a Brazilian midfielder, a speedy English winger, a Moroccan defender and a sturdy Argentinian stopper all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Two very special Namibians]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2316685/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In the Video of the Week, we take a trip to Namibia to meet two very special people who have overcome adversity to achieve great things in the world of sport.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Young guns and golden oldies ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[I am somebody]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2315632/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s features previously anonymous children becoming somebodies.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com ​takes a look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays, with a FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper, a combative French midfielder and a Swiss schemer all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[A better life with Starfinder]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2313877/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Streaks, a starlet and Superclásico success]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Oranje adventure to Rio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=monday-oranje-adventure-rio-2306474.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s features an engrossing trip from Times Sqaure to Rio de Janeiro.]]>Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Our weekly round-up of the upcoming footballing birthdays sees a Ukrainian stalwart, a Bosnian creator, an Aussie veteran and a former Romania forward all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Outfield players step in goal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The history of football is full of examples with outfield players forced into pulling on goalkeeping gloves. FIFA.com looks at some of the most striking anecdotes from this rare occurrence.    

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[An extraordinary game]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2304516/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[A derby, a debut and a miserable milestone ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Two heads are better than one]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s features two Japanese youngsters with their heads seemingly locked together.]]>Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with a Spanish midfield maestro, a Dutch legend and a pair of Swedish twins celebrating this week.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Sherpa scaling heights by the Himalayas]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2300398/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes you to Nepal for our latest Video of the Week, where the Himalayan Sherpa Club have quickly become a major force in the national game.]]>Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Records, red mist and penalty pain]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's stats reviews,  feature this week alongside a quick Colombian red card, the newly crowned Greek champions and a sudden flood of penalties at Old Trafford.]]>Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Clasico tribute to Messi and Ronaldo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows a Valencian tribute to two of the world's greatest players.]]>Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Portuguese midfield maverick, a Japanese custodian, a Spanish FIFA World Cup winner and a clinical Paraguayan finisher all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The best goals from Azerbaijan 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2296918/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With the latest edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup set to kick off tomorrow, we cast a glance back at the most spectacular goals from the 2012 edition in the Video of the Week. 

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Icons excel as runs crumble ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A South African and A Seleção]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows a Brazilian superstar making a South African kid's day.]]>Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Austria's greatest World Cup success]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In their first international match of 2014, Austria secured a respectable 1-1 draw against World Cup qualifiers Uruguay. In the Video of the Week, we look back at brighter days for the Alpine nation.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[A skipper, a strategist & a speedy sending off]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's weekly review, which also includes goalscoring feats by Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Duric, a red card for Domenico Berardi and a landmark for Carles Puyol.]]>Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Rise and shine, Diego ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's features a young Diego Maradona enjoying a morning stretch.]]>Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Football’s dedicated scholars]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at some footballers who have studied alongside their playing career, with those who have excelled in both football and academia including Socrates, Juan Mata, Manuel Pellegrini and Emilio Butragueno.]]>Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Greece's symbol of hope]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2284963/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Although Greece's national football team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the situation in the crisis-ridden country itself is less positive. Nevertheless, one football project is spreading a message of hope.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Runs, rivals and a rocket ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bergkamp in bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows an English giant's tribute to a Dutch great.]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Our weekly preview of birthdays in the footballing world takes in an Egyptian hotshot, a Portugal and Real Madrid defensive rock, an Italian midfield maestro and an American full-back.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Featuring Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his 'weaker' foot, Lucio on his former Inter Milan teammate Marco Materazzi and Thierry Henry eulogising over former FIFA Ballon d'Or holder Lionel Messi.

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Finland’s finest footballer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com, among other things, which other sport he'd have turned pro at if he hadn't made it as a footballer and which celebrities he'd like to meet.]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Superstars and super subs ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Finney makes a splash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week we show how Sir Tom Finney made a splash at Stamford Bridge.]]>Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to the week of birthdays in football, including FIFA World Cup™ winner Gianluca Zambrotta and Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Featuring fitting tributes to an English footballing legend, a Hollywood actor imitating a Manchester United legend, Jose Mourinho mocking Arsene Wenger and Mehmet Scholl on the risk of a Bayern star playing cards.

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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Applauding the enemy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back at some moments of footballing brilliance by players that have brought the opposing team's fans to their feet, with Ronaldo, Pele, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho all featuring.

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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Marquez’s favourite World Cup moments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Dismissals, droughts and a debut ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com's weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bo-tattoo-go!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s features a charismatic Carioca whose home - and body - are shrines to Botafogo!]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a Swedish stalwart, a Moroccan colossus, a Mexican FIFA World Cup mainstay and an Argentinian wing wizard all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 09:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Goal supporting Armenia]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2275673/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In 1999, FIFA introduced the Goal Programme, which enables beneficiary member associations to implement projects designed to develop football in their respective countries. One of these countries is Armenia.

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Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Streaks, shutouts and a hat-trick hero ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, as does a clean sheet record for Fraser Forster, goals for a South Korean duo, and the end of superb sequences at Barcelona and Manchester City.]]>Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Catching the football train!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows a World Cup-themed station entrance.]]>Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com looks at some of the biggest names in football celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Romanian legend and a former Mexico coach.

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Sun, 02 Feb 2014 15:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News