<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Features]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:10:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brothers, trebles and a taxi driver]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brothers-trebles-and-a-taxi-driver-2668441.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with a speedy strike and siblings.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico glistening in gold]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=mexico-glistening-in-gold-2668155.htmlEvery Monday, FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's image captures Mexico celebrating their seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title amidst a shower of golden confetti.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2667914.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Pedro, Nery Pumpido, Desiree Scott and more.]]>Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Elated icons and fond farewells]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=elated-icons-and-fond-farewells-2666606.htmlFIFA.com reflects on week of goalscoring feats and trophy success for Messrs Dempsey, Gerrard, Keane, Madjer and Alan, while highlighting the passing of Alcides Ghiggia and retirement of Celia Sasic.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach bawl]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-bawl-2666369.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's showcases the passion of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.]]>Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2665970.htmlThis week we feature the woman who wore France's armband in Canada 2015, a Brazilian superhero and an Algerian who led them to continental triumph 25 years ago.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2665796.htmlThis week we feature a sharp back-and-forth at Manchester United, Diego Forlan dreams of a footballing family reunion and Carles Puyol looks back on some FIFA World Cup memories.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Innovative ideas for pre-season]]>/news/y=2012/m=8/news=innovative-ideas-for-pre-season-1680807.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the unorthodox methods teams have used in pre-season, including indulgence in USA, a trip to Scotland, a wilderness retreat and a climb up a mountain.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Sand, centurions and departing heroes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sand-centurions-and-departing-heroes-2664385.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, which also reports on a milestone for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup hosts.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Merengue icon bids farewell ]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=merengue-icon-bids-farewell-to-real-2663930.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 iconic goalkeeper saying adios.]]>Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2663357.htmlWe preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a FIFA Puskas Award winner, a Mexican shot-stopper, a pair of FIFA Women's World Cup winners and a Spanish midfield metronome all celebrating.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Sales, Stars & Stripes and Santiago celebrations]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wednesday-subbed-sales-stars-stripes-and-santiago-celebrations-2661764.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Champagne celebrations]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=champagne-celebrations-2661553.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows USA celebrating a Canadian conquest inside their locker room.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2661055.htmlOur weekly birthday review takes in a USA star, a FIFA World Cup finalist and a World Cup winner, a historic Saudi and a legendary Mexican forward.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2654010.htmlSun, 28 Jun 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2651913.htmlSun, 21 Jun 2015 10:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2648193.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Lina Nilsson, Islam SlimaniJavier Pastore and many more.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 23:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2620976.html

In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2610300.htmlThis week we feature an attacking Argentinian, a goal-scoring German, an American pioneer in women's football and a Ghanaian great who are among those celebrating birthdays.

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Sun, 31 May 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2610266.htmlSat, 30 May 2015 15:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, a centurion and an ever-present]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=spot-kicks-a-centurion-and-an-ever-present-2608999.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with club legends hitting landmarks in England, Germany and the USA.]]>Wed, 27 May 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2607820.htmlSun, 24 May 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2607627.htmlSat, 23 May 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Special awards: trees, sheep and coffee cups]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=special-awards-trees-sheep-and-coffee-cups-2607607.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 14:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Titles, titans and historic hat-tricks]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=titles-titans-and-historic-hat-tricks-2606648.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 20 May 2015 06:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A very happy Chilean]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=super-snap-2606248.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows you a very happy Chilean.]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 21:59:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2605620.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a veteran USA goalkeeper, a FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winner and a World Cup-winning captain all celebrating.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[High-speed hat-tricks and timely trebles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=high-speed-hat-tricks-and-timely-trebles-2480211.htmlFIFA.com runs down some of quickest trebles in the game.]]>Sat, 16 May 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2605336.htmlSat, 16 May 2015 09:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Blurred lines: footballers and video games]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=blurred-lines-footballers-and-video-games-2605031.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at those famous footballers whose skills also extend to the armchair and a Playstation console.
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Fri, 15 May 2015 07:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Goal gluts and a golden oldie]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=goal-gluts-and-a-golden-oldie-2604339.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Talented Girls at dusk]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=talented-girls-at-dusk-2604035.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows young girls being given a chance in life thanks to football.]]>Mon, 11 May 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2603546.htmlSun, 10 May 2015 08:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2603401.htmlSydney Leroux, Eric Abidal, Jose Mourinho and Roy Keane all feature in FIFA.com's collection of the past week's memorable quotes. 

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Sat, 09 May 2015 09:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The undroppables]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-undroppables-2602977.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the players who made it their business to be on the field at every opportunity, no matter what.]]>Fri, 08 May 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Captains, creators and domestic dominance]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=captains-creators-and-domestic-dominance-2602445.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review, which also features feats by John Terry, Kevin de Bruyne, Barcelona and Dinamo Zagreb.]]>Wed, 06 May 2015 07:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Skills on the Sky Tower ]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=skills-on-the-sky-tower-2601929.html 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 spectacular keep-uppy challenge 195 metres above the streets of Auckland.]]>Mon, 04 May 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=sunday-happy-birthday-to-you-2601286.html

Our latest edition features a trio of stars from Brazil 2014 - including a pair of South Americans in action on the final weekend - and an American Olympic gold medal winner.]]>
Sun, 03 May 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2601218.htmlSat, 02 May 2015 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Football’s indestructible superheroes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=football-s-indestructible-superheroes-2600183.htmlFri, 01 May 2015 12:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Titles, rivals and midfield maestros]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=titles-rivals-and-midfield-maestros-2594952.htmlWed, 29 Apr 2015 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Anfield Rap]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-anfield-rap-2594728.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a legendary Liverpool side performing an unforgettable song.]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2594092.htmlThis week we feature an two-time FIFA World Cup veteran from Korea Republic, an Argentinian coach, a Mexican midfielder, an Italian centre-back and others all celebrating a birthday.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2594005.htmlFIFA.com recaps the best recent remarks.]]>Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Goal-getters and title triumphs]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=goal-getters-and-title-triumphs-2592776.html FIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[An atmospheric arena]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=an-atmospheric-arena-2592366.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a German stadium in eye-catching light.]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2592000.htmlSun, 19 Apr 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2591639.htmlOur weekly feature highlights Lewis Holtby's confrontation with Hamburg supporters, Luis Suarez's incredible love story with his now-wife Sofia Balbi, Roberto Mancini's recollection of a special moment after he won the Premier League title with Manchester City and more.]]>Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Seconds, hours and years]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=seconds-hours-and-years-2590748.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which also makes pleasant reading for Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Sydney FC.]]>Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:43:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Raising the roof in Iran]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=raising-the-roof-in-iran-2590315.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a roof being raised in Tehran.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News