<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:05:00 GMTThu, 29 Jun 2017 16:45:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Chile: Five questions for the finalists]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-five-questions-for-the-finalists-2899274.htmlAfter Chile secured their place in the Russia 2017 final, our team reporter Diego Zandrino analyses La Roja's semi-final victory over Portugal by posing five questions to the finalists.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:05:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Low's guide to penalty shootouts]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=low-s-guide-to-penalty-shootouts-2899177.htmlGermany have not lost a penalty shootout at senior level for over 40 years. Following the country's victory over England on penalties in the U-21 European Championship semi-finals on Tuesday, Joachim Low spoke about how he approaches taking spot-kicks.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hernandez: You don’t play against the world champions every day]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hernandez-you-don-t-play-against-the-world-champions-every-day-2899143.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Mexico star Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez about his new versatility as a footballer.]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:05:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Bravo the hero as Chile advance after penalties]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/match-report.htmlWed, 28 Jun 2017 22:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mama: U-17 World Cup will be a game-changer]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mama-u-17-world-cup-will-be-a-game-changer-2898950.htmlShylo Malsawmtluanga, who is widely regarded as one of the finest players to emerge from the Mizoram region in India's north-east, discusses the future of Indian football and his hopes for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in the country.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:18:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Football for Hope Forum inspires in Kazan]]>http://www.fifa.com/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=football-for-hope-forum-inspires-in-kazan-2898955.htmlWed, 28 Jun 2017 17:17:00 GMT Area=Social Section=Football for Hope Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender process in Greece for the media rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-opens-tender-process-in-greece-for-the-media-rights-to-the-2018-f-2898924.htmlFIFA has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) in Greece for the media rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. These media rights will cover TV, internet, mobile and radio transmissions.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:24:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=TV Kind=Release
<![CDATA[Isla: Chile are enjoying a wonderful period]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=isla-chile-are-enjoying-a-wonderful-period-2898892.htmlMauricio Isla speaks to FIFA.com about facing up to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-finals and what his approach will be to that task.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:18:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico out to banish bogeymen blues]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-out-to-banish-bogeymen-blues-2898836.htmlIf the the head-to-head record between the two sides is anything to go by, Mexico will have their work cut out when they meet Germany in the semi-finals at Russia 2017.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:48:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany-Mexico: Six things to watch out for]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-mexico-six-things-to-watch-out-for-2898838.htmlAs the current kings of world football prepare to square up with CONCACAF's latest conquerors for a spot in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final, we look at six points to watch out for as Germany meet Mexico.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Ter Stegen, heir to Germany’s goalkeeping throne]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ter-stegen-ist-der-kronprinz-2898784-2898824.htmlGermany’s match against Cameroon officially marked the end of their goalkeeper rotation policy, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen can consider himself one of the team's biggest winners in Russia and the heir apparent to Manuel Neuer’s throne.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA statement on recent media coverage regarding the “Garcia Report”]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-statement-on-recent-media-coverage-regarding-the-garcia-report-2898791.htmlTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:57:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release<![CDATA[An equal playing field, atop a mountain]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=6/news=an-equal-playing-field-atop-a-mountain-2896355.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at a remarkable undertaking by the Equal Playing Field Initiative: the highest altitude football match in the game's history, to raise awareness of gender equality.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:57:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA World Football Museum introduces new cultural programme]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-world-football-museum-introduces-new-cultural-programme-2898764.htmlTue, 27 Jun 2017 12:14:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Preview: Germany v Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334891/preview.htmlTue, 27 Jun 2017 10:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Preview Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The dream is real for Bruno Alves]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-dream-is-real-for-bruno-alves-2898693.htmlFIFA.com about his joy at representing Portugal and why a final in Saint Petersburg would hold particular significance for him.]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:35:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Sport 4 Life, football for all]]>http://www.fifa.com/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=sport-4-life-football-for-all-2896606.htmlFIFA.com visited Sport 4 Life UK to see the impact the UK-based charity - backed by FIFA's Football For Hope programme - is having on young people, improving their employability and life skills through the power of football.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:35:00 GMT Area=Social Section=Football for Hope Kind=News
<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Chile]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/preview.htmlThe reigning European champions meet the reigning two-time Copa America champions at the Kazan Arena at 21:00 (local time) on Wednesday to fight it out for a place in the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Preview Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Confederations Cup set for memorable Closing Ceremony]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=confederations-cup-set-for-memorable-closing-ceremony-2898648.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 11:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Werner stakes his claim as Klose's successor]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=werner-stakes-his-claim-as-klose-s-successor-2898596.htmlTimo Werner looked to have fired another blank in his fourth senior international outing for Germany, but eventually netted his first two goals for the side in the victory over Cameroon. He spoke about his performance afterwards, while Joachim Low praised the Leipzig striker's showing.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Ambitious Socceroos hailed by the best]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ambitious-socceroos-hailed-by-the-best-2898584.htmlAustralia may have missed a ticket to the Confederations Cup semi-final but they have grown enormously after three challenging matches in Russia, which augers well for their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hudson: We can reach the World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hudson-we-can-reach-the-world-cup-2898275.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 08:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Chile make their point]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-make-their-point-2898646.htmlAfter Chile’s 1-1 draw with Australia on Sunday saw them advance to the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, we take a closer look at the match and at their chances of progressing past Portugal.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Lions take away the positives]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=lions-take-away-the-positives-2898593.htmlAfter picking up a point in Russia, Cameroon and Hugo Broos leave the FIFA Confederations Cup with sights set on being back in 12 months time, a stronger unit for it.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[El Tri: A team of two halves]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=el-tri-a-team-of-two-halves-2898278.htmlMexico performed far better in the second halves of their group-phase matches at Russia 2017 than in the first. We look at the reasons why.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany ease through, Aussies make Chile sweat]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-ease-through-aussies-make-chile-sweat-2898549.htmlWhile both Group B favourites at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 successfully navigated their way to the semi-finals, Germany and Chile enjoyed very different matches against Cameroon and Australia respectively. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany beat ten-man Cameroon to win group]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334889/match-report.htmlGermany defeated Cameroon 3-1 to finish top of Group B at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi in front of 30,230 fans.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Point enough for Chile to progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334879/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Jun 2017 18:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[100 Portuguese nights: Nani congratulates Moutinho]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=100-portuguese-nights-nani-congratulates-moutinho-2898280.htmlOn his 100th appearance for Portugal, Joao Moutinho helped secure his team a place in the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. 

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Participants arrive at the 3rd edition of the Football for Hope Forum]]>http://www.fifa.com/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=participants-arrive-at-the-3rd-edition-of-the-football-for-hope-forum-2897801.htmlThe first participants of the third edition of the Football for Hope Forum have arrived in Kazan, Russia with the event taking place from June 26 to 28.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:14:00 GMT Area=Social Section=Football for Hope Kind=News
<![CDATA[Russia: Reasons for hope and areas for improvement]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-find-hope-and-areas-for-improvement-2898259.htmlSun, 25 Jun 2017 11:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Low: Milestones on the road to 150 matches]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=low-milestones-on-the-road-to-150-matches-2898255.htmlFIFA.com looks back at several milestones during his time as head coach.]]>Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:33:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Bosnich’s Confed Cup tales of ‘97 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=bosnich-s-confeds-cup-tales-of-97-2898127.htmlFIFA.com talks to former star Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich to hear some humourous insights from the Socceroos' run to the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup final.]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Cahill's latest Aussie landmark for the ages]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cahill-s-latest-aussie-landmark-for-the-ages-2898074.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 19:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Favourites advance as hosts bow out]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-advance-as-hosts-bow-out-2898185.html FIFA.com rounds up the action as Group A concluded with wins for Portugal and Mexico that led to the former topping the group and Russia bidding farewell.]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hernandez: We’re good enough to take on anyone]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hernandez-we-re-good-enough-to-take-on-anyone-2898085.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Chile midfielder Pablo 'Tucu' Hernandez, who says La Roja are not taking their final Group B game against Australia lightly, despite being almost assured of qualification for the semi-finals.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico overcome Russia to reach semis ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334888/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Portugal cruise into semi-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334887/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 17:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Summary Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Three standout performers for Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=three-standout-performers-for-germany-2897755.htmlFor Germany’s national team in particular, the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is reminiscent of a big talent show – and a ‘recall’ to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in 12 months’ time is the grand prize. FIFA.com presents three of the country’s latest standout performers.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Chile-Australia]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334879/preview.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 21:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Preview Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Osorio: We’ve been planning this for a long time]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=osorio-we-ve-been-planning-this-for-a-long-time-2897870.htmlFollowing their dramatic win over New Zealand and on the eve of their crucial match against Russia, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio talks team selection and his side's hopes.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Germany-Cameroon]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334889/preview.htmlGermany will be out to earn a strong finish to the group stages, as they jostle with Chile to top Group B, while Cameroon know only a two-goal victory will see them usurp the FIFA World Cup-holders in the race for the semis.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Match Preview Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA["I feel the significance," says dancing Luis Neto]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=neto-set-for-significant-saint-petersburg-bow-2897853.htmlAfter being a resident of Saint Petersburg for four and a half years, Portugal defender Luis Neto - who caught the eye with his flamboyant celebrations following UEFA EURO 2016 success - is relishing a potential FIFA Confederations Cup bow there.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Akinfeev playing a captain's part]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=akinfeev-playing-a-captain-s-part-2897846.htmlThere are a number of reasons why Igor Akinfeev deserves a mention as the host nation's best performer against the Portuguese.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Birthday boy Teikeu in love with Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=birthday-boy-teikeu-in-love-with-russia-2897843.htmlAdolphe Teikeu is more than just Cameroon’s defensive linchpin at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017; he is also the Indomitable Lions’ tour guide in Russia, a country he fell in love with as soon as he decided to play his club football there. 

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hudson’s youth revolution comes of age]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hudson-s-youth-revolution-comes-of-age-2897825.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Sanchez: star quality and record-breaking stats]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=sanchez-star-quality-and-record-breaking-stats-2897770.htmlA little while ago, Alexis Sanchez shot an advert set in the future and in which he tells his grandson that he had made “history” with Chile’s so-called “golden generation” at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:05:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Samuel Inkoom to serve ban ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=samuel-inkoom-to-serve-ban-2897768.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 10:51:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Tie-breakers for Russia 2017 groups]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=tie-breakers-for-russia-2017-groups-2897745.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 09:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[USA back on top, Women’s World Cup qualifiers make impact]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=6/news=usa-back-on-top-women-s-world-cup-qualifiers-make-impact-2897489.htmlA busy few months across the world of women’s football has seen qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ get underway across Europe and Asia.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News