<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Interviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 26 Jan 2015 11:58:00 GMTMon, 26 Jan 2015 18:09:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Rodriguez: Real is world's biggest club]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=monday-rodriguez-real-is-world-s-biggest-club-2510670.htmlFIFA.com after picking up the FIFA Puskás Award for 2014, James Rodriguez discussed his move to Madrid, an unforgettable FIFA World Cup in Brazil and being away from his native Colombia.]]>Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:58:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Simeone: With me, what you see is what you get]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=simeone-with-me-what-you-see-is-what-you-get-2508884.htmlFIFA.com about his footballing philosophy, Lionel Messi and Argentina, and his unusual relationship with the fans of Real Madrid.]]>Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:59:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Kalou: I loved the atmosphere as a fan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on the tournament, the absence of African icons and memories of watching on as a fan.]]>Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Low: My job is very draining]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=low-my-job-is-very-draining-2506763.html FIFA.com about the new challenges facing him and his team after their FIFA World Cup win and reveals how he unwinds from the stresses of the job.]]>Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:57:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Kellermann: Emotion is essential]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=kellermann-emotion-is-essential-2506720.html FIFA.com about becoming FIFA Women’s World Coach of the Year, Nadine Kessler, the development of his team and future targets.]]>Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:57:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Cristiano: I’m here because of sweat and sacrifice]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=cristiano-i-m-here-because-of-sweat-and-sacrifice-2506218.htmlTue, 13 Jan 2015 20:01:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Kessler: Playing at World Cup my dream]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=kessler-playing-at-a-world-cup-is-my-dream-2506205.htmlTue, 13 Jan 2015 14:54:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo: It feels every bit as special]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=cristiano-ronaldo-it-feels-every-bit-as-special-2505975.html

Minutes after receiving the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the second year running, an elated Cristiano Ronaldo shared his views with FIFA.com.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:28:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014
<![CDATA[Salgado: Ronaldo is out on his own ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=salgado-ronaldo-is-out-on-his-own-2504422.htmlLa Roja at Brazil 2014.]]>Sat, 10 Jan 2015 09:58:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Christophe Lemaitre: For me, it's Neuer]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=christophe-lemaitre-for-me-it-s-neuer-2504366.html FIFA.com about his passion for football and who he thinks will take home the awards at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 Gala.]]>Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:03:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Del Piero: Ronaldo is of the future]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=del-piero-ronaldo-is-the-future-2504045.htmlItalian legend Alessandro Del Piero spoke to FIFA.com about his FIFA Ballon d'Or predictions, runs the rule over each candidate and explains why he wants Carlo Ancelotti to go home with an award.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014
<![CDATA[Kerr: Bale can challenge Messi, Ronaldo]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=kerr-bale-can-challenge-messi-ronaldo-2503379.htmlFIFA.com about his love affair with Celtic, his first match at the 1966 FIFA World Cup and his views on the FIFA Ballon d'Or candidates.]]>Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Shevchenko: Neuer fantastic in every way]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=12/news=shevchenko-neuer-was-fantastic-in-every-way-2496350.htmlUkraine's most decorated striker Andriy Shevchenko sits down with FIFA.com to relive his 2004 Ballon d'Or-winning year and give his thoughts on the qualities of this year's nominees.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:58:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014
<![CDATA[FIFA.com's best interviews of 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/249/652/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com managed to speak to some great names in football and tease out some superb stories from them. We have selected some of our favourite interviews from last year for you to look back on.]]>Thu, 01 Jan 2015 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Grant: I want my team to give everything]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/249/672/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the challenge of preparing his team for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations and the challenges that await them there.]]>Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Karabatic: Zidane was the epitome of class ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=12/news=karabatic-zidane-was-the-epitome-of-class-2495765.htmlFIFA.com was naturally all ears.]]>Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:40:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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