<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 30 Aug 2014 04:44:00 GMTSat, 30 Aug 2014 09:15:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ozil: I'm one of world's best]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/893/9/index.htmlFIFA World Cup winner Mesut Ozil has defended his performances for Arsenal by saying he is "one of the best players in the world in that No10 position."

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:44:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Barça great Amor arrives at Adelaide]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=australia-a-league-2000000086/news/newsid/242/893/7/index.htmlFormer Spain international and Barcelona great Guillermo Amor has been appointed the new technical director of Adelaide United, the club has announced.

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:33:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Women’s football on the rise in Indonesia]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2428678/index.htmlIn this Video of the Week we focus on Indonesia, where women’s football is becoming increasingly popular.

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Video of the Week Kind=News
<![CDATA[Dortmund in nervy win at Augsburg]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/242/888/2/index.htmlBorussia Dortmund bounced back from their opening day defeat to Bayer Leverkusen with a 3-2 win at Augsburg. 

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Getafe edge Almeria, Valencia beat Malaga]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/242/891/5/index.htmlAlvaro Vazquez's goal was enough to see Getafe sink Almeria to claim their first win of the new season, while Valencia romped to a comfortable 3-0 win over Malaga. 

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:28:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[US book Honduras friendly ahead of Ecuador]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/889/1/index.htmlUSA Soccer announced that the Americans will host Honduras on 14 October in a friendly in Boca Raton, Florida. 

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:47:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Bielsa's Marseille in Mediterranean derby rout]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/242/888/7/index.htmlMarseille made it two wins in a row in Ligue 1 after securing a convincing 4-0 win against Mediterranean rivals Nice. 

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:46:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Chelsea and Milan agree Torres loan]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/242/883/9/index.htmlAC Milan have secured the two-year loan signing of Chelsea striker Fernando Torres subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical examination. 

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:51:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Serie A seeks to captivate once more]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/242/878/6/index.htmlAhead of the 2014/15 Italian Serie A season opener, FIFA.com asks five key questions about the new season.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:47:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Barça confirm Douglas signing]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/242/881/9/index.htmlBarcelona have completed the signing of 24-year-old Brazilian defender Douglas from Sao Paulo, the club have announced.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:59:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Van Gaal unveils trophy plan]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/876/9/index.htmlManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has vowed to win the English Premier League next season, and then lift the UEFA Champions League. 

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:40:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Ronaldo not fit for Portugal's Euro 2016 opener]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/878/1/index.htmlHead coach Paulo Bento confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be fit in time for Portugal's opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Albania. 

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:32:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Sevilla's Jairo signs for Mainz]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/242/876/7/index.htmlSevilla winger Jairo Samperio has signed a four-year deal with Mainz, the German Bundesliga club confirmed.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Rose relieved after Pochettino joke]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/874/9/index.htmlDanny Rose was not only elated to find out about his first England call-up but relieved, after Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino had initially wound up the left-back by telling him he was being transferred.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:27:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Pellegrini unfazed by expectation]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/872/2/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 14:08:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[FIFA launches mental health research project]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=2428712/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 13:58:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Medical Kind=News<![CDATA[Laaksonen voted Canada's best strike]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=laaksonen-voted-canada-s-best-strike-2428455.htmlFIFA.com’s users voted Sini Laaksonen's superb strike for Finland against Korea DPR the Goal of the Tournament at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.]]>Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:35:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Goal of the tourname Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Spurs draw Besiktas, Everton get Lille]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/870/7/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 12:56:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Uncapped quintet amongst Spain squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/869/0/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 12:13:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Alonso: Leaving Madrid very difficult]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/242/867/9/index.htmlXabi Alonso said choosing to leave Real Madrid for Bayern Munich was the toughest decision of his life, with the midfielder moving to the Allianz Arena on a two-year deal.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:21:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Reus and Gomez back for Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/868/9/index.htmlGermany coach Joachim Low on Friday named 18 of his FIFA World Cup™-winning squad for a friendly match against Argentina and the opening UEFA EURO qualifier against Scotland next week.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:56:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Rakitic: Munir's impact not a surprise]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/242/867/3/index.htmlBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says he is not surprised by the impact from the latest graduate from the club's youth system Munir El-Haddadi, who burst into the limelight with a goal in his first Spanish La Liga start.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Faurlin suffers another cruciate blow]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/865/4/index.htmlAlejandro Faurlin is set to miss a large part of the season after the QPR midfielder suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in Wednesday's League Cup defeat at Burton Albion.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Balotelli: A man in words]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/849/3/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at new Liverpool recruit Mario Balotelli through the enigmatic Italian's own words, and through the voices of those who know him best, including Jose Mourinho, Roberto Mancini and Clarence Seedorf.]]>Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:11:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Summer sun shines on Live Your Goals ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/liveyourgoals/news/newsid=2428330/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 06:51:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Live your goals Kind=News<![CDATA[Velez remain perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=argentina-primera-a-2000000128/news/newsid/242/863/0/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 03:34:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Primera A 2014 Tran<![CDATA[Klopp urges Dortmund to rebound]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/242/862/6/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:16:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Away tests for Barcelona, Real Madrid]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/242/862/2/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015<![CDATA[Di Maria, Balotelli set for weekend debuts]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/862/0/index.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Eto'o: A No9’s career in nine numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/856/7/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o's legendary achievements in nine numbers following his recent announcement that he will be retiring from international football.  

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Spurs, Inter make draw, Lyon, Hull miss out]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/860/3/index.htmlTottenham, Inter Milan, PSV, and Saint-Etienne were among clubs which qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage draw but among those failing to make it across the play-off line were Lyon, Real Sociedad, and Hull City.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Leicester sign ex-Inter star Cambiasso]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/860/0/index.htmlNewly-promoted English Premier League side Leicester City completed the signing of former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on a free transfer.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Deila backs Celtic to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=scotland-premier-league-2000000001/news/newsid/242/860/8/index.htmlCeltic manager Ronny Deila has backed his side to bounce back from their European disappointment when they face Dundee in their Scottish Premiership clash, while managerless Ross County visit newly-promoted Hamilton. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Scottish Premiership 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Klinsmann tests USA youth in Czech friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/857/1/index.htmlUSA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his roster for next week's friendly at the Czech Republic, including 15 players aged under 25. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:49:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Kessler named European Players of the Year]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/242/853/8/index.htmlReal Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was named European Footballer of the Year, while Wolfsburg's Nadine Kessler won the women's award. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:38:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Zaha makes Palace return]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/855/4/index.htmlNew Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock made his first signing in his second spell at Selhurt Park with England winger Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United on a season-long loan.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:36:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Liverpool draw champions, City face Bayern]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/242/851/8/index.htmlLiverpool's return to Europe's elite competition was marked by drawing holders Real Madrid, while Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all drew familiar foes in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Van Gaal: Di Maria fits our philosophy]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/242/852/2/index.htmlManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned not to expect instant miracles from Angel di Maria, while the new signing spoke about the importance of the No7 shirt at the club.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:40:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Deschamps names young France squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/849/2/index.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 14:25:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[Rooney captain, Hodgson names new boys]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/846/9/index.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:53:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[Transition time for Ecuador]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2428459/index.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:10:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Marquez: I'll come running every time Mexico call]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/846/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about joining Verona, why he's always wanted to play in Italy and why he will never hang up his international boots.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:09:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Variety the spice of life for reinvented Goebel]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2428386/index.htmle, FIFA.com chats to Seattle Reign forward Beverly Goebel about the team’s success and a life-changing two-year stint in Japan.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:03:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Totti’s last shot at the Scudetto?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/242/783/0/index.htmlFIFA.com profiles Roma’s preparations for a crack at the Serie A title, including how they plan to utilise Francesco Totti in what could prove his last season.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:57:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Four remain as Guangzhou reign ends]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/841/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League with high-flying holders Guangzhou Evergrande undone by new boys Western Sydney, UAE’s Al Ain continuing to impress, while Al Hilal and FC Seoul remain on course for a breakthrough crown.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Outfield players step in goal]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2305286/index.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the most striking anecdotes from this rare occurrence.    ]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Off The Ball Kind=News<![CDATA[South Americans retain title]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/newsid=2428287/index.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 07:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Libertad, River progress with ease]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/840/1/index.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 06:15:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Galaxy rout high-flying DC]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=usa-mls-2000000103/news/newsid/242/839/9/index.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 05:43:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=MLS 2014 <![CDATA[River continue upstream, Newell's remain unbeaten]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=argentina-primera-a-2000000128/news/newsid/242/839/6/index.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 04:53:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Primera A 2014 Tran<![CDATA[Lu Yiliang: These girls can reach the World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/newsid=2427948/index.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 01:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls