<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Interviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:34:00 GMTMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:35:34 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 ™
<![CDATA[De Rossi: 'Solid core' in new Azzurri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=de-rossi-solid-core-in-new-azzurri-2376964.htmlAs the tough-tackling heart of Italy's new approach under Cesare Prandelli, Italy's No16 Daniele De Rossi is a different midfielder in the new Azzurri.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Van Persie: We can't get ahead of ourselves ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=van-persie-we-can-t-get-ahead-of-ourselves-2372584.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 11:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Robben: Proud of 2010, excited by 2014 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=robben-proud-of-2010-excited-by-2014-2367494.htmlFIFA.com, Arjen Robben shares his FIFA World Cup memories, assesses his youthful team-mates and their coach, and looks ahead to a rematch with 2010 conquerors Spain.]]>Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Howard: We want to break out of the cage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=howard-we-want-to-break-out-of-the-cage-2355937.htmlFIFA.com about his third FIFA World Cup, the need for defensive communication and the crucial opener against Ghana at Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Low: I enjoy the pressure]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=low-i-enjoy-the-pressure-2358237.htmlFIFA.com about his belief that Germany can win the FIFA World Cup, the reunion with Jurgen Klinsmann and the evolution of his team since 2006.]]>Sun, 08 Jun 2014 03:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Cabaye: We're ready to battle for each other]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=cabaye-we-re-ready-to-battle-for-each-other-2355673.htmlFIFA.com about Les Bleus' FIFA World Cup hopes, his midfield team-mates and the psychological impact of their play-off victory over Ukraine.]]>Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klinsmann’s USA aiming to rub shoulders with world’s best]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=klinsmann-s-usa-aiming-to-rub-shoulders-with-world-s-best-2354055.htmlFIFA.com chatted exclusively to USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann about his ambitions for the Stars and Stripes in Brazil, facing Germany in the group stage and much more.]]>Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hulk: Scolari maintains Brazil's unity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=hulk-scolari-maintains-brazil-s-unity-2352946.htmlFIFA.com about his growing status in his homeland, the key to success in their group campaign at the FIFA World Cup and the role played by Luiz Felipe Scolari in keeping a happy camp.]]>Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Pele: I hope no one does a Ghiggia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=pele-i-hope-no-one-does-a-ghiggia-2343630.htmlSpeaking exclusively to FIFA.com, the Brazilian legend reflected on his wondrous world finals career and also cast his mind back to 1950 and the tears his father shed after the Maracanazo.

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Mon, 26 May 2014 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Marcos: Scolari combines working and joking]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=marcos-scolari-combines-working-and-joking-2343366.htmlFIFA.com about Luiz Felipe Scolari's unique personality and coaching, Brazil's chances of winning a sixth FIFA World Cup and the world's best goalkeepers.]]>Fri, 23 May 2014 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Huntelaar: I believe in my team]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=huntelaar-i-believe-in-my-team-2340660.htmlFIFA.com about the 2010 Final defeat and the Oranje's hopes for 2014.]]>Mon, 19 May 2014 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kalou: Our group is open and even]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=kalou-our-group-is-open-and-even-2336392.htmlFIFA.com about his excitement for the quickly approaching FIFA World Cup finals, but the Côte d'Ivoire forward cautions his countrymen about thinking the path through Greece, Japan and Colombia will be simple.]]>Mon, 12 May 2014 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Navas: We'll do our talking on the pitch]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=navas-we-ll-do-our-talking-on-the-pitch-2333819.htmlFIFA.com about being considered the best goalkeeper in Spain, waking up in the middle of the night to watch the FIFA World Cup as a kid and Costa Rica's hopes of progressing from a very strong group in Brazil.]]>Mon, 05 May 2014 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hodgson: Everybody associates Brazil with football ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=hodgson-everybody-associates-brazil-with-football-2324115.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hodgson: European teams are better travellers now ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=hodgson-european-teams-are-better-travellers-now-2324109.htmlFIFA.com about the reducing disadvantages in South America for European sides and discusses where he is with picking his squad.]]>Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hodgson: It’s all about the balance ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=hodgson-it-s-all-about-the-balance-2324106.htmlIn the first part of an exclusive chat with FIFA.com, England manager Roy Hodgson speaks about the anticipation in the build-up to the FIFA World Cup, his personal preparations and how he plans to manage his players after a draining season.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Courtois: We're having a huge season]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Los Colchoneros’ keeper Thibaut Courtois spoke to FIFA.com.]]>Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Sabella: Brazil have always been number one]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=sabella-brazil-have-always-been-number-one-2319373.html FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Wambach: Canada 2015 will be amazing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talks to USA star striker Abby Wambach about next year's FIFA Women's World Cup, breaking records and receiving a tweet from Barack Obama.]]>Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Interview<![CDATA[Jackson: Colombia have more talent than we did in '94]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=jackson-colombia-have-more-talent-than-we-did-in-94.htmlFIFA.com, backs Falcao to recover in time for Brazil 2014 and compares Jose Pekerman’s current team to the class of Carlos Valderrama and Co.]]>Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ballack: Germany on another level]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=ballack-germany-have-made-tremendous-progress-2315612.htmlFIFA.com about his life since football, his expectations for the FIFA World Cup and Germany's place among the favourites.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Makelele: Zlatan has the right ingredients]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Webb: The 2010 Final changed my life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=webb-the-2010-final-changed-life-2306368.htmlMon, 31 Mar 2014 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Almeida: There are no favourites]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=almeida-there-are-favourites-2304514.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with Portugal forward Hugo Almeida about Brazil 2014, Portugal’s group-stage clash with Germany, and his superstar international team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo. 

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Donadoni: Italy can go all the way]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his ability as a player, AC Milan’s glory days of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, coaching Italy, life at Parma and Gli Azzurri’s chances of success at Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2013/2014<![CDATA[Herrera: I’m right in the firing line]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=herrera-todos-creen-saber-mas-que-2298583.htmlNever afraid to tackle an issue head on, Mexico coach Miguel Herrera gave a typically frank interview to FIFA.com, discussing the pros and cons of the job, Carlos Vela’s refusal to go to Brazil 2014 and more besides.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Luiz Gustavo: We know what we have to do]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=luiz-gustavo-brazil-know-what-have-2294710.htmlFIFA.com about the upcoming FIFA World Cup, his past success with Bayern Munich, his future with Wolfsburg and more.]]>Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lahm: I can't wait for the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=lahm-can-wait-for-the-world-cup-2292551.htmlFIFA.com about the reasons behind the Bavarians' success, his hopes for glory in Brazil and much more.]]>Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Marta: Nobody's going to Brazil for the ride]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=marta-nobody-going-brazil-for-the-ride-2285005.htmlFIFA.com about the women's game, her goalkeeping past, expectations for Brazil 2014 and much more.]]>Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klopp: I treat my players as co-workers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his coaching philosophy, why he won't be copying successful peers, and his ambitions for the remainder of the season.]]>Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Neymar: Messi and I dream of the Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=neymar-messi-and-dream-the-final-2277118.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Brazilian ace Neymar spoke about his new life in Spain, the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ and joking with his Barcelona team-mate about a potential clash in the Final.]]>Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Deschamps: A chance to write history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=deschamps-chance-write-history-2277686.htmlWed, 12 Feb 2014 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klinsmann: Winning is all that matters]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=klinsmann-solo-vale-ganar-2277247.htmlNow in charge of USA, legendary German striker Juergen Klinsmann spoke to FIFA.com about the growing competition in the CONCACAF Zone and his side’s chances of success at Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Neuer: We are among the favourites]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=neuer-are-among-the-favourites-2276084.htmlFIFA.com, he revealed why he became a goalkeeper, what he expects at Brazil 2014 and more.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hurst: Youngsters can shine at a World Cup ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=hurst-youngsters-can-shine-world-cup-2275657.htmlFri, 07 Feb 2014 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Queiroz: We want to make Iran proud]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=queiroz-want-make-iran-proud-2275603.htmlFIFA.com about his bid to lead Iran to the knockout stages.]]>Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Xavi: We're left open to criticism]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In the second part of an exclusive chat with FIFA.com, Xavi touched on the criticism aimed at Barcelona, his ‘extraordinary’ partnership with Iniesta and his future in the game.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Liga BBVA 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Lamouchi: There are no limits for us]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=lamouchi-there-are-limits-for-2274382.htmlCôte d'Ivoire coach Sabri Lamouchi talks exclusively to FIFA.com about adapting to the job, the relief of reaching the FIFA World Cup, the golden generation of Ivorian football and his hopes for Brazil.

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Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Xavi: I'll be watching football for life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=xavi-watching-football-for-life-2274269.htmlFIFA.com about his passion for football, Spain's loss to Brazil in the FIFA Confederations Cup, why playing at home will not necessarily be an advantage at the FIFA World Cup and Spain’s desire to retain their crown.]]>Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Myung-Bo: FIFA World Cup is a unique event]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=myung-fifa-world-cup-unique-event-2267703.htmlA veteran of four FIFA World Cups™, FIFA.com spoke with Korea Republic coach Hong Myung-Bo at the Final Draw in Costa do Sauipe about his long career, his top World Cup memories and the Dutch influence on his coaching tactics.

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™