<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 29 Sep 2016 18:44:00 GMTThu, 29 Sep 2016 18:44:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Iguma: We’re not the best but we have belief ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=iguma-we-re-not-the-best-but-we-have-belief-2837860.htmlUganda's Denis Iguma chats with FIFA.com about the belief Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic has given to the team, qualifying for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 39 years and the challenges ahead in the final round of African qualifying for Russia 2018.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Samaha and Al Salman proud to sing the Official Song of Jordan 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=samaha-and-al-salman-proud-to-sing-the-official-song-of-jordan-2016-2837833.html

The day before the start of Jordan 2016, Lebanese singer Carole Samaha and Jordanian singer Hussein Al Salman spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about their upcoming performance of the tournament’s Official Song.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Jordan 2016 Fan Zone all set for action]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=jordan-2016-fan-zone-all-set-for-action-2837798.htmlFIFA.com reports from the opening of the Jordan 2016 Fan Zone in Amman, where fans without tickets will be able to follow the tournament throughout the coming weeks.]]>Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Legacy stressed by FIFA, LOC on eve of Jordan 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=legacy-stressed-by-fifa-loc-on-eve-of-jordan-2016-2837802.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 12:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Fontaine’s record 13-goal haul]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fontaine-s-record-13-goal-haul-2837513.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures Just Fontaine being hoisted shoulder high by team-mates after bringing his Sweden 1958 goal tally to an incredible 13.]]>Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[When the mascots came to life in London]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=when-the-mascots-came-to-life-in-london-2837525.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 11:50:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Coelho: No excuses, Argentina deserved it]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=coelho-no-excuses-argentina-deserved-it-2837760.htmlBruno Coelho speaks to ​FIFA.com ​after his side fell at the final hurdle, defeated by Argentina in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:05:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Clarification on FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=clarification-on-fifa-task-force-against-racism-and-discrimination-2837757.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 09:53:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News<![CDATA[Kosovo looking to continue rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=kosovo-looking-to-continue-rise-2837772.htmlKosovo played their first FIFA World Cup™ qualifier at the start of September, just weeks after contesting their maiden official international match. Now, having remained unbeaten in both games, they are beginning their ascent of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:01:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Kasperczak: There are no minnows in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=kasperczak-there-are-no-minnows-in-africa-2837563.htmlTunisia head coach Henryk Kasperczak speaks with FIFA.com about the final round of African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the Eagles of Carthage's chances of returning to the tournament for the first time since Germany 2006.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Rampant Argentina advance to final]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357676/match-report.htmlPerennial tournament participants Argentina reached their first-ever Futsal World Cup final by beating Portugal 5-2 in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:40:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[China PR welcomes Live Your Goals]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=china-pr-welcomes-live-your-goals-2837536.htmlChina PR is the latest country to embrace FIFA's Live Your Goals initiative as 150 girls recently took part in a festival in Changchun. This campaign, initiated by FIFA and the CFA (Chinese Football Association) will run from 2016-2019, aiming to inspire 9,000 to 15,000 young girls.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:35:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Live your goals Kind=News
<![CDATA[Schon’s West Germans in stats]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=schon-s-west-germans-in-stats-2837201.htmlThey achieved podium finishes at three consecutive FIFA World Cups. There are, however, some far more intriguing numbers behind Helmut Schon's West Germany.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1974 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Volga, space, sky and even hills: what to see and do in Samara]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=volga-space-sky-and-even-hills-what-to-see-and-do-in-samara-2837483.html

A key venue at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the 45,000-seater Samara Arena will feature group-stage matches plus a Round-of-16 tie and a quarter-final. FIFA.com reveals what to do in Samara when the football is not on.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:47:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Javid caught between pride and frustration]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=javid-caught-between-pride-and-frustration-2837493.htmlFIFA.com ​spoke to the disconsolate yet proud Mahdi Javid after Iran were defeated 4-3 by Russia in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup.]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Moore hoping to follow Dier’s lead]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=moore-hoping-to-follow-dier-s-lead-2837212.htmlFIFA.com spoke to England U-20 captain Taylor Moore on his education in French football, finding inspiration in Eric Dier’s story and his hopes for the Three Lions at Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Nahikari: Nothing beats playing in a final]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=nahikari-nothing-beats-playing-in-a-final-2837486.htmlFIFA.com catches up with Nahikari Garcia, who is hoping to finally get a winners' medal, after finishing on the podium on innumerable occasions in prior tournaments.

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[The Mexican starlet spurred on by sibling rivalry ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-mexican-starlet-spurred-on-by-sibling-rivalry-2837461.htmlFIFA.com hears from Jacqueline Ovalle, the Mexico winger whose journey to the U17 Women's World Cup began when she was told by her brother that she couldn't play football.]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Asian dominance on the line as Middle East makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=asian-dominance-on-the-line-as-middle-east-makes-history-2837171.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Jordan 2016: the first FIFA women's tournament in the Middle East, where returning giants are aiming to claim a trophy that has ended up in Asian hands in all but one occasion.]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Russia outlast Iran to make final]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357637/match-report.htmlWed, 28 Sep 2016 02:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Foster leaning on father's All Black advice]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=foster-leaning-on-father-s-all-black-advice-2837240.htmlNew Zealand coach Gareth Turnbull and captain Michaela Foster speak about the positive lessons they have taken from the latter's father: All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Bebe talks fatherhood, goalkeeping and World Cup glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bebe-talks-fatherhood-goalkeeping-and-world-cup-glory-2837233.htmlPortugal goalkeeper Bebe speaks with FIFA.com about fatherhood and his successful tournament so far ahead of his nation's crucial semi-final against Argentina at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. 

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:08:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Johnson: Spain match will be momentous for Jordan]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=johnson-spain-match-will-be-momentous-for-jordan-2837167.htmlJordan coach Robbie Johnson speaks to FIFA.com about the hosts' hopes and expectations as their FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup opener draws ever closer.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Official Emblem launched for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=official-emblem-launched-for-fifa-u-17-world-cup-india-2017-2837035.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:33:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Release Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[History in the making for semi-final pair]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357676/preview.htmlArgentina and Portugal both have their sights on making their first ever FIFA Futsal World Cup final when they go head to head in Cali. FIFA.com previews the crucial Colombia 2016 semi-final.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Preview Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2837198.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 13:45:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Anti-doping Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions imposed on four officials]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-imposed-on-four-officials-2837192.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 13:24:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[The small things for Russia’s Lima]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-small-things-for-russia-s-lima-2837177.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Local Organising Committee announces Completion of Tournament Preparations]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=local-organising-committee-announces-completion-of-tournament-preparat-2837176.htmlJust days away from kick-off of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, the tournament’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) has announced the completion of all tournament preparations, indicating the Kingdom’s readiness to host the region’s first-ever FIFA women’s event. 

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:52:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Wilhelm: Captaining Argentina is easy]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=wilhelm-captaining-argentina-is-easy-2837163.html

All good things come to those who wait, or so the saying goes. The last time Argentina appeared in the last four of the FIFA Futsal World Cup was at Chinese Taipei 2004, 12 years ago. ]]>
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Totti: A legend turns 40]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=9/news=totti-a-legend-turns-40-2837148.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 09:55:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2016/2017<![CDATA[Kids play the ultimate stress-buster for holders Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=kids-play-the-ultimate-stress-buster-for-holders-japan-2837129.htmlFIFA.com hears from Japan's coach and captain after the reigning champions spent the evening in Amman playing with delighted local children.]]>Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Farij focused on World Cup glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=farij-focused-on-world-cup-glory-2835651.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Rouzbahan Farij, one of the youngsters who made the hosts' squad at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 on what the tournament means for girls of her generation as well as the country itself.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Manchester City celebrate, Potsdam in control]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=manchester-city-celebrate-potsdam-in-control-2837186.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the latest news from the world of women’s club football - from USA and Germany to England and Sweden.]]>Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:44:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[U-17 Women's World Cup in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=u-17-women-s-world-cup-in-numbers-2836952.htmlWith the latest edition set to kick off in just three days, FIFA.com takes a look at some of the facts, figures and tournament records that help tell the story of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA 17 launched at FIFA World Football Museum]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-17-launched-at-fifa-world-football-museum-2837057.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 20:33:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Slum Soccer claims inaugural FIFA Diversity Award]]>http://www.fifa.com/sustainability/news/y=2016/m=9/news=slum-soccer-claim-inaugural-fifa-diversity-award-2836958.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 20:04:00 GMT Area=Social Section=Anti-Racism Kind=News<![CDATA[Slum Soccer receives inaugural FIFA Diversity Award]]>http://www.fifa.com/sustainability/news/y=2016/m=9/news=slum-soccer-receives-inaugural-fifa-diversity-award-2837016.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:02:00 GMT Area=Social Section=Anti-Racism Kind=Release<![CDATA[All smiles for mother/daughter volunteer team]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=all-smiles-for-mother-daughter-volunteer-team-2837001.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 13:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[U-17 showpiece a cradle of the stars]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=u-17-showpiece-a-cradle-of-the-stars-2836957.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 09:54:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Egypt’s Eika puts on a brave face]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=egypt-s-eika-puts-on-a-brave-face-2836960.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 09:50:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Giantkillers go head-to-head]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357637/preview.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 09:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Preview Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Air Niugini and Telikom PNG announced as National Supporters of Papua New Guinea 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/newsid=2836943/index.htmlThe national airline of Papua New Guinea, Air Niugini, and the telecommunications company Telikom PNG have been announced as National Supporters of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in the country’s capital, Port Moresby, this coming November and December.

 
 
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Korean duo clash as El Jaish challenge Al Ain]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/689/9/index.htmlA place in the final beckons as the 2016 AFC Champions League reaches the semi-final stage. FIFA.com previews the enticing pair of meetings. 

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:35:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Sensational semis in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/675/4/index.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 07:16:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Esmaeilpour, Iran’s man for the occasion]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=esmaeilpour-iran-s-man-for-the-occasion-2836923.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 04:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Semis set in stone]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=semis-set-in-stone-2836918.htmlThe four teams who will see us through to the final day of FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 have been settled, as Russia and Iran were joined by Argentina and Portugal in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Portugal complete final four]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357673/match-report.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 01:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Five fire Alibceleste into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357674/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 23:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=9/news=ca-se-passe-cette-semaine-sur-fifa-com-2836698-2836707.htmlFIFA.com will be serving up in the coming days.]]>Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:17:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[Asian quartet qualify for India 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=iran-the-first-to-qualify-for-india-2836702.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 14:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017