<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMTTue, 25 Apr 2017 23:17:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia-Portugal will be full house]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=samoura-announces-russia-portugal-will-be-full-house-2880425.htmlFIFA and the 2018 Local Organising Committe held their last board meeting ahead of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. FIFA.com collects the main quotes from the media briefing that followed the meeting.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Surprise package Maquensi out to make his mark]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=surprise-package-maquensi-out-to-make-his-mark-2880406.htmlPanama winger Alfonso Maquensi took time out to speak with FIFA.com ahead of his country's first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match about his unlikely journey to the world's stage.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Fucile: This is no time to panic]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fucile-this-is-no-time-to-panic-2880413.htmlAfter seeing a dominant start in South American qualifying melt away, Uruguayan defender Jorge Fucile tells FIFA.com they need to stay focused and calm as they bid to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Derbies drawn out on road to France]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=derbies-drawn-out-on-road-to-france-2880340.html

The draw for the European qualifying groups for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 took place in Nyon on Tuesday, with a total of eight World Cup places up for grabs.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:15:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Volunteers get first taste of Nassau arena]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=volunteers-get-first-taste-of-nassau-arena-2880398.htmlMost of the volunteers supporting the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 walked into the stadium in Nassau for the very first time on Monday 24 April.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:42:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Faryd Mondragon]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-faryd-mondragon-2880393.htmlIn running out at Brazil 2014 three days after his 43rd birthday, Mondragon become the oldest person ever to play at the World Cup. FIFA.com looks at this record and the man who set it.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[From Bangalore to Brazil, and back]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=from-bangalore-to-brazil-and-back-2880253.htmlWith football fever gripping India this year as the country gears up to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the nation's inaugural FIFA event, it was little surprise that the Volunteer Programme for the tournament saw fervent interest. 

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:57:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Volunteers Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[The breakthrough Bleus in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-breakthrough-bleus-in-numbers-2880339.htmlFIFA.com reviews France’s FIFA World Cup conquest in statistics.]]>Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™<![CDATA[Ahmadzadeh: Iran are aiming for the semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ahmadzadeh-iran-are-aiming-for-the-semis-2880331.html FIFA.com about the upcoming Beach Soccer World Cup, his experiences of previous editions and the team's big ambitions for the Bahamas.]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Beckham: Player of the Year Kante is a man mountain]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=4/news=beckham-player-of-the-year-kante-is-a-man-mountain-2880328.htmlDavid Beckham has praised Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante after presenting the Frenchman with the PFA Player of the Year in England.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Premier League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Ordega: African women’s football is on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ordega-african-women-s-football-is-on-the-move-2880204.htmlFIFA.com hears from Nigeria forward Francisca Ordega about the bright future for African women's football and the Super Falcons' ambitions in a newly competitive environment on the Mother Continent. ]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:02:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Lewis excited for Bahamas kick-off]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=lewis-excited-for-bahamas-kick-off-2880273.htmlThe National Beach Soccer Arena at Malcolm Park welcomed a very special guest on Saturday - five days ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup - in the form of nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis.

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=4/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2880266.htmlJust like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a sneak peek at what is in store on FIFA.com over the course of the week ahead, which is headlined by the start of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 on Thursday.

 
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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:11:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News
<![CDATA['xGUASTELLAx' claims Americas title, six qualify for Berlin ]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=xguastellax-claims-americas-title-six-qualify-for-berlin-2880258.htmlSun, 23 Apr 2017 05:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2879713.htmlThis week the football world grieves the passing of former Aston Villa, England, Middlesbrough and Rangers defender Ugo Ehiogu, while Dani Alves reveals how he consoled former team-mate Neymar after Juventus' victory over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:43:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA['Msdossary7' wins regional title, Okabe advances]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=msdossary7-wins-whistler-crown-okabe-advances-2880245.htmlSat, 22 Apr 2017 05:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Stalteri's starlets have eyes on India ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stalteri-s-starlets-have-eyes-on-india-2880128.htmlFri, 21 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The American Dream final of ’09]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-american-dream-final-of-09-2880123.htmlFIFA.com looks back at USA's unlikely run of results at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup ending with a narrow defeat in the final against Brazil.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Madrid derby teed up, Juve to tackle Monaco]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/288/021/2/index.htmlReigning champions Real Madrid will face neighbours Atletico Madrid, while Monaco meet Juventus, when the four remaining sides fight for a place at the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=4/news=former-england-defender-ugo-ehiogu-dies-aged-44-2880207.htmlFri, 21 Apr 2017 09:35:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=Obituaries Kind=News<![CDATA[Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=4/news=origins-wunderkinds-and-the-pride-of-pot-4-2880124.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Free-scoring Yokoyama aims high with new-look Nadeshiko]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=free-scoring-yokoyama-aims-high-with-new-look-nadeshiko-2879831.htmlFIFA.com speaks with highly-regarded Japan forward Kumi Yokoyama about the Nadeshiko's ambitions to rediscover their former glory under new coach Asako Takakura, in the wake of their shock failure to qualify for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:23:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Eight Berlin berths to play for in Vancouver]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=eight-berlin-berths-to-play-for-in-vancouver-2880199.htmlVancouver is the venue for the FUT Champions Season 2 regional finals for the Rest of World region and the Americas, to be contested on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April respectively. FIFA.com previews the event.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:40:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Ali Karim out to break new ground with UAE ]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ali-karim-out-to-break-new-ground-with-uae-2880190.htmlVeteran UAE beach soccer star Ali Karim speaks to FIFA.com about the team's ambitions at Bahamas 2017 and explains why his nickname owes to a similarity with a famous cartoon character.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Holders humbled by Letchkov’s legendary header]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=holders-humbled-by-letchkov-s-legendary-header-2880008.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the diving header that took Bulgaria to the 1994 semi-finals.]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wheelchair user Sachkov lauds Confeds facilities]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2879849/index.htmlWith the opening of Spartak Moscow's new stadium, we hear from Paralympic athlete Andrei Sachkov on how the facilities shape up for disabled people and how he intends to visit Russia 2017 thanks to FIFA's Special Access Tickets.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:35:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[PNG ticking off more milestones]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=png-ticking-off-more-milestones-2880130.htmlFIFA.com examines the rise and rise of Papua New Guinea football, which has culminated in a record high on the FIFA/Coca-Coca World Ranking.]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:29:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Shades of déjà vu for Diagne and Senegal]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=shades-of-deja-vu-for-diagne-and-senegal-2880135.htmlAfter an impressive showing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, Senegal return this time with high hopes and a fair few similarities, including a towering talisman in midfield. But this time he is called Ousseynou Cavin Diagne.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Jedinak: We want to show the world how far Australia has come]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=jedinak-we-want-to-show-the-world-how-far-australia-has-come-2880125.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with Mile Jedinak, with the Australia captain discussing the Socceroos' hopes for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup and their ambitious aims under coach Ange Postecoglou.]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Juventus and Monaco advance to semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/288/005/0/index.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 22:34:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Glushakov: I'd like to see full stadiums]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=glushakov-i-d-like-to-see-full-stadiums-2880048.htmlThe official opening of the FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres, when the FIFA Confederations Cup ticket design was also unveiled, took place in Moscow. FIFA.com was at the ceremony.]]>Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Ticketing Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender process for worldwide in-flight and in-ship media rights to 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-opens-tender-process-for-worldwide-in-flight-and-in-ship-media-ri-2880004.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 17:25:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=TV Kind=Release<![CDATA[Peruvian greats inspiring free-scoring Flores]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=peruvian-greats-inspiring-free-scoring-flores-2880001.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 15:12:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres open, last-minute sales phase underway]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-venue-ticketing-centres-open-last-minute-sales-phase-underway-2880011.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Ticketing Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia 2017's last-minute sales phase starts]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2017-s-last-minute-sales-phase-starts-2879980.htmlFans from all over the world will, as of 12:00 CET (13:00 Moscow time) today, have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup as the last-minute sales phase begins.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Ticketing Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Lion-sized hearts offering hope]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=lion-sized-hearts-offering-hope-2879394.htmlFIFA.com headed to London to speak to participants and coaches at Lionheart in the Community, an organisation delivering employability training and health education through football, with the support of FIFA’s Football For Hope programme.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:31:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Generic Kind=News
<![CDATA[The decisive goal: Blanco bags Mexico's maiden title ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-decisive-goal-blanco-bags-mexico-s-maiden-title-2879970.htmlIn 1999 Mexico won the FIFA Confederations Cup - their first major title - with two El Tri legends involved in the decisive goal. FIFA.com looks back.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999
<![CDATA[Pachuca seize slim advantage over Tigres]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/287/994/9/index.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 05:51:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Cristiano cracks another milestone]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/994/5/index.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 01:52:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Madrid clubs make last four]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/985/0/index.htmlTue, 18 Apr 2017 23:07:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Tigres and Pachuca vie for CONCACAF glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/287/988/5/index.htmlTigres and Pachuca are the two sides who will fight it out for the right to represent CONCACAF at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, with the Mexican duo facing off in the first leg of the region’s Champions League final on Tuesday evening.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:58:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Kone: I don’t see myself as a hero ]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=4/news=kone-i-don-t-see-myself-as-a-hero-2879778.htmlFIFA.com about his incredible experiences and why he doesn't consider himself a hero.]]>Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[Pitch laid at Khalifa Stadium in record time]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=pitch-laid-at-khalifa-stadium-in-record-time-2879830.htmlTue, 18 Apr 2017 16:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Shortlists revealed. VOTE NOW!]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=shortlists-revealed-vote-now-2879521.htmlTue, 18 Apr 2017 16:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Bethere with Hyundai Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Panico: It’s expertise, not gender, that matters]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=4/news=panico-ushers-in-a-new-era-2879758.htmlFIFA.com about the experience, her coaching style and the idols who inspire her.]]>Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:35:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[Bunmathan: Thailand need longer to realise World Cup dreams]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=bunmathan-thailand-need-longer-to-realise-world-cup-dreams-2879669.htmlFIFA.com when he believes they will reach their maiden global finals.]]>Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Historic debuts and improbable comebacks: when Russia play Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=historic-debuts-and-improbable-comebacks-when-russia-play-brazil-2879714.htmlMon, 17 Apr 2017 18:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Chiesa: We’re going to Korea to win it]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=chiesa-we-re-going-to-korea-to-win-it-2878210.htmlWe hear from Fiorentina and Italy's Federico Chiesa, already making a name for himself as he follows in his father's footsteps, who is setting his sights on glory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Kiwi joy, Aussie pain on the road to Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=4/news=kiwi-joy-aussie-pain-1048377.htmlA Spain 1982 qualifier proved a turning point in New Zealand's football history, but is considered one of the Australian game's darkest occasions.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:04:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=Qualifiers Matches Kind=News Tournament=1982 FIFA World Cup Spain ™
<![CDATA[Algeria's women target African breakthrough]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=algeria-s-women-target-african-breakthrough-2879671.htmlRayan Brahimi tells FIFA.com that Algeria's women's national team are ready to compete at the CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon as they chase a first appearance at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:08:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News