<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Feb 2017 17:41:00 GMTTue, 21 Feb 2017 18:42:16 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Lawrence: Unity key for T&T]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lawrence-unity-key-for-t-t-2867716.htmlNewly appointed Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence speaks with FIFA.com about his newest challenge of getting the Soca Warriors to Russia and memories of qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Chan flying the flag for female coaches]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=chan-yuen-flying-the-flag-for-female-coaches-2867783.htmlEastern head coach Chan Yuen Ting speaks exclusively with FIFA.com on the eve of making history, becoming the first female to coach a men's team in a continental tournament.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:50:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA joins forces to promote grassroots football in Namibia]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-joins-forces-to-promote-grassroots-football-in-namibia-2867758.htmlFIFA have joined forces with a host of parties to develop and rehabilitate sports fields and promote life skills through sport in Namibian schools in the Khomas and Ohangwena Regions.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:19:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Grassroot Kind=News
<![CDATA[Chanot: Luxembourg’s results don’t reflect our performances]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=chanot-luxembourg-s-results-don-t-reflect-our-performances-2867757.htmlLuxembourg defender Maxime Chanot talks exclusively to FIFA.com about his country's change in playing philosophy, his rocky road to New York City FC, learning from the likes of David Villa and Andrea Pirlo, and more.


 
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Leaders keep up title charge]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leaders-keep-up-title-charge-2867712.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Ellis: We have to evolve]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=ellis-we-have-to-evolve-2867531.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with USA's FIFA Women's World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis about the Stars and Stripes' disappointing 2016, integrating new players into the side, handling the pressure that comes with the job and more.]]>Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:01:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=Interview<![CDATA[Brazilian gamers shine in Miami]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazilian-gamers-shine-in-miami-2867670.htmlMon, 20 Feb 2017 11:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Sweden and Estonia show the way ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=sweden-and-estonia-show-the-way-1483159.htmlAs teams across the globe prepare to resume their Russia 2018 preliminary campaigns, we look back to June 1933 and the first-ever FIFA World Cup qualifier between Sweden and Estonia.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=Qualifiers Matches Kind=News Tournament=1934 FIFA World Cup Italy ™
<![CDATA[Bahamas ready to face world’s best]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=bahamas-ready-to-face-world-s-best-2867612.htmlFIFA.com about their preparations as the host team for this year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Caribbean nation.]]>Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:50:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Marta as motivated as ever]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=marta-as-motivated-as-ever-2867647.htmlHaving overcome discrimination, prejudice, failure and numerous setbacks and drawn inspiration from it all, Brazil star Marta, who turns 31 today, explains the secret of her success.

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:06:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=2/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2867643.htmlFIFA.com in the coming days.]]>Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:44:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2867608.htmlFIFA.com and Thierry Henry admits to checking if N'Golo Kante was real.]]>Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:31:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Colombia’s women get their own stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=colombia-s-women-get-their-own-stage-2867547.htmlThe women players of Colombia are finally being given the chance to show their stuff of on the pitch in the colours of the clubs as, thanks to FIFA's Forward Programme, the country's first ever professional league kicks off on 18 February.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:33:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Postecoglou: We won’t take any backward steps in Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=postecoglou-we-won-t-take-any-backward-steps-in-russia-2867366.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Australia coach Ange Postecoglou about imparting his clear ball-playing philosophy on the team and what fans can expect to see from the Socceroos at Russia 2017.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Four tickets up for grabs in CONCACAF]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=four-tickets-up-for-grabs-in-concacaf-2867497.htmlTwelve teams will be playing for four spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 when the CONCACAF U-20 Championship kicks off in Costa Rica on 17 February. FIFA.com previews the qualifying tournament.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:48:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Virtual showdown in Miami]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=miami-set-for-latest-virtual-showdown-2867526.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 15:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Pharaohs rise again after impressive AFCON]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=2/news=pharaohs-rise-again-after-impressive-afcon-2867518.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 14:04:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Der Bomber rises to the occasion]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=der-bomber-rises-to-the-occasion-2867381.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the first goal of Gerd Muller’s memorable 1974 campaign.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The day it all started for Ad-Diba and the Pharaohs]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-day-it-all-started-for-ad-diba-and-the-pharaohs-2867512.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 09:52:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=History Kind=News<![CDATA[Bayern Munich and Real Madrid show their class]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/738/8/index.htmlEuropean giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are in pole position to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after convincing first-leg victories over Arsenal and Napoli respectively in Wednesday’s Round of 16 action. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:53:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017
<![CDATA[Saganowski: I’m counting the days till we fly out]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=saganowski-i-m-counting-the-days-till-we-fly-out-2867382.htmlPoland's Boguslaw Saganowski chats with FIFA.com about his side's ambition heading into the nation's second FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and his hopes for growing the sport back home.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Lloyd makes Manchester City switch]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lloyd-makes-manchester-city-switch-2867402.htmlThe 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and two-time Women’s Olympic Football Tournament winner completed her move to the reigning English Women’s Super League champions on Wednesday.

 
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:11:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Nadia Nadim, a football refugee]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=nadia-nadim-a-football-refugee-2866981.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the unique backstory of Denmark and Portland Thorns forward Nadia Nadim, from fleeing the Taliban to discovering a new cultural identity and more.]]>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:32:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[NCT DREAM appointed FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 LOC ambassadors]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=nct-dream-appointed-fifa-u-20-world-cup-korea-republic-2017-loc-ambass-2867368.htmlWed, 15 Feb 2017 07:52:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Rohr aiming to lead Super Eagles to new heights]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=rohr-aiming-to-lead-super-eagles-to-new-heights-2867002.htmlFIFA.com hears from Gernot Rohr who is aiming to revitalise Nigeria on the road to Russia 2018, following their shock failure to qualify for the recent CAF Africa Cup of Nations.]]>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[PSG stun Barcelona, Benfica edge Dortmund]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/286/730/5/index.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 22:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Griezmann: I want to play another final]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=2/news=griezmann-i-want-to-play-another-final-2867268-2867295.htmlAtletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his 2016, a year of highs and lows for him, and looked ahead to fresh challenges.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:29:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=Interview
<![CDATA[Maradona excited to collaborate with FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=maradona-excited-to-collaborate-with-fifa-2867282.htmlFIFA is excited to prepare for a collaboration with A FIFA World Cup™ winner and a true footballing icon, Diego Armando Maradona.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:13:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News
<![CDATA[Dreams coming true for children at the FIFA Confederations Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=dreams-coming-true-for-children-at-the-fifa-confederations-cup-2867039.htmlWalking out onto the pitch at a major international tournament hand-in-hand with your idol is a dream for any young football fan, and this dream is going to come true for more than 350 youngsters aged six to ten at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:27:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil cruise through, Ecuador exultant]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-cruise-through-ecuador-exultant-2867042.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 12:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Melbourne crowned champs, tight races in France and Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=melbourne-crowned-champs-tight-races-in-france-and-spain-2867025.htmlTue, 14 Feb 2017 09:50:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Geoff Hurst]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-geoff-hurst-2866916.htmlFIFA.com recalls how England's Geoff Hurst became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final, when the Three Lions defeated West Germany at Wembley in 1966.]]>Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:18:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Uruguay head up South America’s Far East foursome]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=uruguay-head-up-south-america-s-far-east-foursome-2866919.htmlMon, 13 Feb 2017 11:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Ecuador snare ticket to Bahamas]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=ecuador-snare-ticket-to-bahamas-2866915.htmlMon, 13 Feb 2017 02:19:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Melbourne City win back-to-back titles]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=melbourne-city-win-back-to-back-titles-2866867.htmlSun, 12 Feb 2017 18:13:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=2/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2866846.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:41:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[South American quartet bound for Korea Republic]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-american-quartet-bound-for-korea-republic-2866095.htmlUruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina are the four sides who will represent South America at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, which kicks off in May.

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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:31:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil, Paraguay book tickets for Bahamas]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-paraguay-book-tickets-for-bahamas-2866825.htmlBrazil and Paraguay have secured the first two tickets from South America to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, after teeing up a clash in the final of the Eliminatorias CONMEBOL.

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Statement on tragedy at match between Santa Rita de Cassia and Recreativo do Libolo]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=statement-on-tragedy-at-match-between-santa-rita-de-cassia-and-recreat-2866830.htmlFIFA is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragedy that occurred during the football match between Santa Rita de Cassia and Recreativo do Libolo at the Estádio 4 de Janeiro in Uige, Angola.

 

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:42:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News
<![CDATA["Xx ThE RoYaL Xx" crowned, Alshehri advances]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=xx-the-royal-xx-crowned-alshehri-advances-2866819.htmlSat, 11 Feb 2017 12:15:00 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=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2866777.htmlSat, 11 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Spotlight on Alshehri in Australia]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=spotlight-on-alshehri-in-australia-2866803.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 17:12:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[International volunteer candidates to learn Russian]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=international-volunteer-candidates-to-learn-russian-2866781.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 15:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Volunteers Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Cherchesov: Confed Cup is important for the country]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=cherchesov-we-need-to-test-ourselves-2866767.htmlStanislav Cherchesov spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his hopes for the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, a tournament which he hopes will see the nation united behind his team.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Bishop: FLDP has given women a voice]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=bishop-fdlp-has-given-women-a-voice-2866751.htmlFIFA.com reports on the conclusion of the FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme (FLDP) in Amsterdam, with all 33 participants successfully completing the course.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:12:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Official Mascot unveiled for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=official-mascot-unveiled-for-fifa-u-17-world-cup-india-2017-2866714.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 07:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Passage to India on offer in Oceania]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=passage-to-india-on-offer-in-oceania-2866725.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC U-17 Championship where for the first time two tickets to the global arena are on offer to the eight aspirants.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[FIFA extends ban of Korea Republic official ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-extends-ban-of-korea-republic-official-2866712.htmlFIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of two sanctions imposed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee against the Korea Republic official Kim Sangwoo for breaches of the AFC Code of Ethics.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:55:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release
<![CDATA[Dominant Azzurri retain their crown]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=dominant-azzurri-retain-their-crown-2866627.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1938 Final, with Italy and Giovanni Ferrari on the attack against Hungary.

 

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™