<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Interviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 30 Mar 2015 08:38:00 GMTMon, 30 Mar 2015 12:13:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Firmino: My dissatisfaction is my biggest motivation]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Barrios: I'm a goalscorer for life ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his return to the Paraguay fold and finding form with Montpellier after his career had appeared to stall in China and Russia.]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Ancelotti: I still have fun]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=3/news=ancelotti-i-still-have-fun-2567150.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:40:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Lahm: I miss seeing the guys]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the events of recent months and voiced his ambitious plans for the future.]]>Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Wambach: We must sacrifice everything to win World Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=wambach-we-must-sacrifice-everything-to-win-world-cup-2565858.htmlUS striker Abby Wambach is bent on winning her first FIFA Women’s World Cup this year. She spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about Canada 2015, wounds that have yet to heal and USA’s strengths.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Martino: I try to be self-critical in everything]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=martino-i-try-to-be-self-critical-in-everything-2565754.htmlFIFA.com, Argentina coach Gerardo Martino speaks abut what he learned from his time in charge of Barcelona and how he is adapting his skills to the national team job.]]>Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™<![CDATA[Tevez: Drugs and murder were part of everyday life]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA about choosing to pursue football over crime, his best friend’s death, the weight of the Juventus No10 shirt and his desire to win the Copa America with Argentina.]]>Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Raul: There is huge potential in USA]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his new life in the United States and the professional challenges that lie ahead.]]>Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Kroos: I always try to shoulder responsibility]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=2/news=kroos-i-always-try-to-shoulder-responsibility-2540877.htmlFIFA.com about his outlook on life and football, the secret to FIFA World Cup success and his adaptation to life in La Liga.]]>Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Ramos: Let’s see if anyone can match what Spain did ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=2/news=ramos-let-s-see-if-anyone-can-match-what-spain-did-2532911.htmlFIFA.com about Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League triumph, the success he's had with Spain and their Brazil 2014 disappointment, footballers' egos and the best coaches he's worked under.]]>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Henry: Germany’s success is reward for all the suffering]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=2/news=henry-germany-s-success-is-reward-for-all-the-suffering-2526223.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Thierry Henry who, after calling time on a long, trophy-laden career in December, is now enjoying life as a football analyst and preparing to qualify as a coach.]]>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:38:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Hagi: Football was easy for me]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[James: Cristiano is modest and excellent]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=james-cristiano-is-modest-and-excellent-2525808.htmlFollowing on from Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben, Colombian ace James Rodriguez takes his turn to relive Brazil 2014 with FIFA.com, giving his views on Cristiano Ronaldo and lots more besides.

 

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Zhang: China’s footballing ambassador]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Iniesta: We’re out to win everything]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=2/news=iniesta-we-re-out-to-win-everything-2523922.htmlSpanish maestro Andres Iniesta spoke to FIFA.com about a disappointing 2014 for Barcelona and La Roja, before discussing Lionel Messi and transfer rumours, how his game has changed since turning 30 and the challenges for 2015.]]>Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Robben: The Spain result was crazy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=robben-the-spain-result-was-crazy-2522964.htmlArjen Robben speaks exclusively to ​FIFA.com​ about his remarkable 2014, taking in his multiple triumphs with Bayern Munich and the Netherlands' run to the FIFA World Cup semi-finals.

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Di Maria: God's will for me to miss Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=di-maria-god-s-will-for-me-to-miss-final-2522127.htmlAngel Di Maria spoke to FIFA.com about Brazil 2014 and the Final against Germany, and chatted about his move from Real Madrid to Manchester United and the possibility of playing in Argentina again one day.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Messi watches Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=messi-watches-brazil-2014-2521066.htmlFIFA.com interviewed the Argentinian captain with the aid of five video clips from Brazil 2014. Now you can enjoy his reactions to, among other things, his opening goal against Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Final against Germany.  ]]>Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Marta: Brazilians don’t take defeat well]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=1/news=marta-brazilians-don-t-take-defeat-well-2519354.htmlFIFA.com, giving her insight on the events of the past year and the challenges ahead in 2015.]]>Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:43:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[Boateng: I can improve in every area]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to star Germany and Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng about his emotions in winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup, targets for the rest of the season, playing against his brother in an international and much more.]]>Mon, 02 Feb 2015 07:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![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=Friendlies<![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