<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Interviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:24:00 GMTMon, 22 Dec 2014 09:17:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Wilmots: Talent alone is not enough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=wilmots-talent-alone-is-not-enough-2495740.htmlFIFA.com to reflect on a thrilling year and Belgium's Brazilian adventure, as well as the future of his golden generation, his life as a coach and his favourites for the FIFA Ballon d'Or.]]>Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sagnol: Football is entertainment above all]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Willy Sagnol about his coaching role and his favourites for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala in January.]]>Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015<![CDATA[McIlroy: Sir Alex's team talk was inspirational]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=12/news=mcilroy-sir-alex-s-team-talk-was-inspirational-2491126.html golfer, Rory McIlroy took time from his hectic schedule to chat with FIFA.com about his beloved Manchester United, the parallels between football and golf and the FIFA Ballon d’Or.]]>Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:43:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Jese hitting the right notes on and off the pitch]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=jese-hitting-the-right-notes-on-and-off-the-pitch-2491784.htmlFIFA.com spoke to highly regarded young Los Blancos forward Jese about playing alongside the team's superstars, how music helped him mentally and much more.]]>Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[The Lawman remembers, 50 years on ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=12/news=the-lawman-remembers-50-years-on-2491045.htmlFIFA.com about his memories of the award, how it has changed over the years and the men vying to take it home next month.]]>Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Kaymer: Football and golf complement each other]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=12/news=kaymer-football-and-golf-complement-each-other-2489794.htmlFIFA.com to discuss his passion for football, how he believes his sport and football relate to one another and his hopes of Germans taking the honours at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2014.]]>Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:23:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Mustafi: This year will be hard to beat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about going from Sampdoria breakthrough figure to a FIFA World CUp winner, the whirlwind of life after the Maracana and the experience of lifting aloft the Trophy.]]>Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Buffon: Keepers need something exceptional to win]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=12/news=buffon-keepers-need-something-exceptional-to-win-2487254.htmlFIFA.com about his near miss with the Ballon d'Or and who he believes will emerge triumphant at next month's FIFA Gala.]]>Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:16:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Hodgson: England need to emulate Germany’s style]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on selecting Wayne Rooney as captain, building an England team in the modern era, matching Germany and much more.]]>Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Riner: It has to be Ronaldo]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=11/news=riner-it-has-to-be-ronaldo-2480135.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 07:44:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Capello: You can always learn new things]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fabio Capello spoke exclusively to ​FIFA.com ​about Russia's hopes for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification, his reflections on Brazil 2014, and working with the enigmatic Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Dante: We weren't psychologically ready for the World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his experience with A Seleção at the recent FIFA World Cup, life under Pep Guardiola and much more.]]>Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Stam: I didn't want to be a coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Eredivisie 2014/2015<![CDATA[Deschamps: We’re not trophy candidates yet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with France coach Didier Deschamps about Les Blues' performance at Brazil 2014, their improved status among the globe's elite, preparing as host for the next UEFA EURO and much more.]]>Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Bonhof: Winning the World Cup stays with you forever]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on that final 40 years ago, seeing his beloved Germany win the title in Brazil and how football has changed in between.]]>Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Conte: Italy job harder than club management]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about moving from club football into the international arena, the situation with Mario Balotelli and his tactical intentions with Gli Azzurri.]]>Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Del Bosque: Spain don't have to change much]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After a strenuous couple of months for Vicente del Bosque at the helm of Spain, the coaching veteran sat day with FIFA.com to talk Brazil 2014, Germany' triumph and the next stage for the team.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Rampone: I can’t believe I’m still here]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=rampone-i-can-t-believe-i-m-still-here-2461701.htmlFIFA.com about reaching the incredible milestone of 300 caps for her country.]]>Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Pogba: I always want more]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=pogba-i-always-want-more-2462373.htmlFIFA.com about awards, titles, ambition, surpassing legends and the areas he needs to improve on to become the best in the world.]]>Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Neuer: I had to take risks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=neuer-i-had-to-take-risks-2461409.htmlManuel Neuer spoke to The FIFA Weekly about what it means to be a world champion, playing outfield in training for Bayern Munich and his hopes for the future.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Dzeko: We're confident we can qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Manchester City star and Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko about his ambitions of reaching UEFA EURO 2016, experiences at Brazil 2014, his opinions on the world's best footballers and much more.]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Turan: I’m probably crazy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with colourful Atletico Madrid and Turkey creative midfielder Arda Turan who talks frankly about Atleti's spectacular rise under Diego Simone, his hopes for UEFA EURO 2016 and much more.]]>Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Silva: Criticism is normal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Manchester City and Spain star David Silva, now aiming to take centre stage for La Roja as they enter a new era.]]>Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Koller: We want to be proactive, not reactive]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=During the FIFA/UEFA Conference for National Coaches and Technical Directors, FIFA.com caught up with Austria coach Marcel Koller to discuss the lessons learned from Brazil 2014 and his side's quest to qualify for UEFA EURO 2016.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Muller: People are still thanking us ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=muller-people-are-still-thanking-us-2456291.htmlWith the memories of Brazil and Germany's FIFA World Cup triumph still fresh, FIFA.com caught up with Thomas Muller to get his reflections on taking the title and how he is still getting thanked by fans.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Low: The time was ripe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=low-the-time-was-ripe-2454671.htmlWed, 08 Oct 2014 09:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kaka: It's great being a veteran]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively with Kaka before a training session at Sao Paulo where the 32-year-old spoke about the joys of being a veteran, his move to Orlando City, Dunga's chances of success with A Seleção and much more.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Herrera: New breed ready to step up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=herrera-new-breed-ready-to-step-up-2445338.htmlFIFA.com speaks one-on-one with Mexico coach Miguel Herrera about Brazil 2014, his famed sideline passion, the future for El Tri and much more.]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Essien: I haven't decided what to do next]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Ghana's 2014 FIFA World Cup experience, his own international future, fondness for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, and his next challenge with Italian giants AC Milan.]]>Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Gervinho: Côte d’Ivoire still Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his outstanding recent form, the disappointments of the FIFA World Cup and the challenge of moving on from the Didier Drogba era. ]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Beto: You can never give up on your dreams]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com hears from Portugal and Sevilla keeper Beto on his rocky road to the top, the tears he has shed for club and country and the advice he has offered to his young son.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Netzer: I’ve always been irrational]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chatted to German football icon Gunter Netzer about the wild 1970s, his love of cars and his take on how the game has changed since his playing days.

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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Aguirre: Japan fans will be proud of this team]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/243/719/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Martins: I've had so many sweet moments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talks to Obafemi Martins about his globe-trotting career and a recent move to Major League Soccer, as well as his hopes for his native Nigeria and the origins of his famous somersault celebrations.]]>Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Milito: I’m chasing a dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com to talk returning home, injuries, Italy and Inter Milan.]]>Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Mauro Silva: Dunga overcomes adversity]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A Seleção can learn a lot from history.]]>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Lucas: I know Dunga will be watching me]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his playing style, life at Paris Saint-Germain and hopes of cementing a place in the Brazil squad.]]>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Rodriguez: It’s a dream come true]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=rodriguez-it-s-a-dream-come-true-2418837.htmlFIFA.com on being crowned top scorer, his volley against Uruguay and reaching the quarter-finals.]]>Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ricken: I was no Messi or Gotze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com ​catches up with Borussia Dortmund legend Lars Ricken about that UEFA Champions League final goal, his role as youth coach at the Schwarz-Gelben and Germany's latest FIFA World Cup triumph.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Lahm: Now is the right time to stop]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Puyol: I’m not a big fan of revolutions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=puyol-i-m-not-a-big-fan-of-revolutions-2406996.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Carles Puyol about the end of golden era for La Roja, the difficult decision to retire and his next challenge with Barcelona.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Neuer: It’s a dream come true]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=neuer-it-s-a-dream-come-true-2405590.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to one of the heroes of Germany's FIFA World Cup win; adidas Golden Glove winner Manuel Neuer.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dunga: The game has become more dynamic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=dunga-the-game-has-become-more-dynamic-2403662.htmlFIFA.com and discusses his nation's semi-final defeat to Germany, how A Seleção need to move forward after the defeat and how he feels the sides in the Final of Brazil 2014 are shaping up.]]>Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Calderon: Messi key to Final success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=calderon-messi-the-key-against-germany-2403912.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lehmann: I'm sure Germany will win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=lehman-i-m-sure-germany-will-win-2403863.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann ahead of his compatriots’ forthcoming FIFA World Cup Final against Argentina.]]>Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lizarazu: Argentina are a very crafty team]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=lizarazu-argentina-are-a-very-crafty-team-2403364.htmlFIFA.com on Brazil's stunning semi-final, assesses both Germany and Argentina ahead of the Final and runs the rule over his native France's performance.]]>Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Blatter: This is stadium number 13]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=blatter-this-is-stadium-number-13-2401375.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter spoke exclusively to FIFA.com at the opening of the Football For Hope Festival in Caju, Rio de Janeiro where he spoke of his admiration for those taking part and the legacy of the FIFA World Cup.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Martinez: World Cups set the trend]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=martinez-world-cups-set-the-trend-2400706.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Matthaus: Germany can bring the title home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=matthaus-germany-can-bring-the-title-home-2400895.htmlFIFA he reveals why he believes his country will beat Brazil and bring a barren run to an end in 2014.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brehme: Germany must improve 100 per cent]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=brehme-germany-must-improve-100-per-cent-2398123.html​FIFA.com​ why France and the Netherlands have impressed him most at Brazil 2014, urges Germany to improve for the quarter-finals and highlights Manuel Neuer as crucial for his compatriots.]]>Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Henry: This generation can lift trophies]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=henry-this-generation-can-lift-trophies-2382332.htmlFIFA World Cup 1998 winner with France and four tournament veteran Thierry Henry chats to FIFA.com about the current crop of French players and footballing love affairs.

 

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™