<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Interviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 29 Jun 2015 08:33:00 GMTMon, 29 Jun 2015 18:07:19 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Altidore: I’m a lover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=altidore-i-m-a-lover-2653310.htmlFIFA.com chats with USA and Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore about the current USA national team and his hopes ahead of Russia 2018 qualifying in the CONCACAF zone.
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sinclair: I’d give all my goals for the world title]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sinclair-i-d-give-all-my-goals-for-the-world-title-2653292.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Sawa: This will be my last World Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=sawa-this-will-be-my-last-world-cup-2651923.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Xavi: I couldn't have written a better script]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez speaks about his final moments at Camp Nou, comparing the treble-wining sides of 2009 and 2015, and looks ahead to the next chapter of his career, at Al Sadd in Qatar.

 

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Forlan: I wanted to go out on a high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his decision to quit international football, his time with the national team and the hopes for Uruguay at the 2015 Copa America.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Alaba: My childhood dream came true]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=alaba-my-childhood-dream-came-true-2621867.htmlAustria international and Bayern Munich player David Alaba spoke exclusively to FIFA.com during his visit to the FIWC 2015 Grand Final, held in Munich from 17 to 19 May. 

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: Neymar will help Brazil win the World Cup again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=roberto-carlos-neymar-will-help-brazil-win-the-world-cup-again-2620484.htmlwww.sc.qa about the Barcelona-Juventus showdown, Neymar’s progression, Real Madrid’s appointment of Rafa Benitez, and Brazil’s chances at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=InterviewTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[Sasic: Playing at a World Cup is always the greatest]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=sasic-playing-at-a-world-cup-is-always-the-greatest-2614536.htmlFIFA.com ahead of Germany’s first match in Canada about her excitement, their title rivals and making a strong start.]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Smicer: My greatest memory of all]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 08:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Barthez: Goalkeeping hasn't evolved enough]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his move into motor racing, memories of his football career and why he feels that his old position is in danger of regressing.]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Klinsmann: I want USA to play a proactive style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=klinsmann-i-want-usa-to-play-a-proactive-style-2603436.htmlFIFA.com about the changing football culture in America and his hopes for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 11 May 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Abidal: Messi is still the best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his retirement, fellow full-backs and the development of Lionel Messi.]]>Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Interview<![CDATA[Okocha: I enjoyed every single moment]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with iconic Nigerian playmaker Jay-Jay Okocha to hear what the charismatic former playmaker has been up to since hanging up his boots.]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[Zidane: Football should be fun]]>/sustainability/news/y=2015/m=4/news=zidane-football-should-be-fun-2592886.htmlFrance legend Zinedine Zidane spoke exclusively with FIFA.com before kick-off at the 12th annual Match Against Poverty to discuss the importance of the event and life as a coach at Real Madrid.  

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:52:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Laudrup: This part of the season is great]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his coaching philosophy, success in Qatar, legacy at Swansea and gives his prediction as to the outcome of Spain's title race.]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[Jones: Every World Cup tells its own story ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=jones-every-world-cup-tells-its-own-story-2589719.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Steffi Jones, director for women’s and girls’ football at the German Football Association, about Germany's potential at Canada 2015, the importance of veterans and rookie, youth editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup and more.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Young: Winning is the Manchester United way ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com was invited to Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex recently to sit down with Ashley Young about his four years at Old Trafford, life under Louis van Gaal and his hopes for an England recall.]]>Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![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 (TM)<![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