<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:48:00 GMTTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:47:56 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Rodriguez: This is a dream move]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/745/1/index.htmlAfter being officially unveiled in Real Madrid's famous white kit at the Bernabeu, James Rodriguez told a press conference that this move is something he has dreamed of doing and is ready to face the pressure.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:48:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Celtic rout Reykjavik, clear first European hurdle]]>http://www.fifa.comCeltic beat Iceland's KR Reykjavik 4-0 on Tuesday in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round to advance to the third qualifying round 5-0 on aggregate, with Virgil van Dijk and Teemu Pukki both scoring twice at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Quartet book ticket to New Zealand 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2407418/index.htmlAustria, Germany, Portugal and Ukraine sealed passage to the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 after the first day of the final tournament of UEFA's European U-19 Championship in Hungary on Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Samara starts work on 2018 World Cup stadium]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/russia2018/news/newsid=2407392/index.htmlWork on Samara's 2018 FIFA World Cup Stadium has begun and Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a ceremony in which a capsule was laid in the foundations of the future arena.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™
<![CDATA[Stoke sign Bojan Krkic]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/240/738/6/index.htmlBojan Krkic has signed a four-year deal with English Premier League side Stoke City, sending the 23-year-old Spain striker from Barcelona to the Britannia Stadium.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:25:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Palestinian FA President pays courtesy visit to FIFA President]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2407376/index.htmlThe President of the Palestinian FA and the President of the Palestinian Olympic Committee Jibril M. Rajoub used the occasion of an IOC meeting in Lausanne to make a courtesy visit to FIFA President Blatter on Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:33:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[Morinigo plots new course with Nacional]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/copalibertadores/news/newsid/240/729/9/index.htmlAs Club Nacional of Asuncion prepare to play their first Copa Libertadores semi-final, FIFA.com spoke to their young coach Gustavo Morinigo, the man taking Paraguayan football in a new direction.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:14:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Libertadores 2014
<![CDATA[Marveaux makes Guingamp loan switch]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/240/738/0/index.htmlSylvain Marveaux has been loaned out to French Ligue 1 club Guingamp on a season-long deal by Newcastle United sending the midfielder back to France where he used to play for Rennes.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Dunga back as Brazil coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/733/5/index.htmlDunga has been named successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil coach, taking the reins of the national team for the second time.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:22:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Kroos takes his place among the elite]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/732/9/index.htmlAfter his recent outstanding performances at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and his subsequent move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, FIFA.com ​​takes a closer look at the German midfield maestro Toni Kroos.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Irvine handed double Baggies boost]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/240/734/7/index.htmlWest Bromwich Albion have been given a big defensive boost ahead of the 2014/15 English Premier League campaign with goalkeeper Ben Foster signing a four-year contract extension and Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom joining the Baggies on a season-long loan.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[New international calendar for women’s football in the spotlight]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2407320/index.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 14:31:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Real confirm Rodriguez arrival]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/240/729/8/index.htmlReal Madrid have agreed a deal to sign FIFA World Cup adidas Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco on six-year contract, the European champions have announced.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:08:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Kroos extends Bremen stay]]>http://www.fifa.comTue, 22 Jul 2014 12:47:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2013/2014<![CDATA[Foster signs new West Brom contract]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/240/728/0/index.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 12:36:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Low given hometown accolade]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=low-given-hometown-accolade-2407238.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 10:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[What’s the best goal in World Cup history?]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=what-s-the-best-goal-in-world-cup-history-2407198.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you regard as the finest all-time goal at the FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Have Your Say Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Copa Libertadores quartet return to action]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/copalibertadores/news/newsid/240/719/0/index.htmlAfter breaking off for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the Copa Libertadores resumes this week with the semi-final first legs. FIFA.com previews both ties.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Libertadores 2014
<![CDATA[Young Player Predictor rewards 30 Club members]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=young-player-predictor-rewards-30-club-members-2406028.htmlThe draw is complete and we have our 30 winners for the Hyundai Young Player Predictor, selected from the FIFA.com Club members that picked France's Paul Pogba as their top young player.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Predict Best Young P Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Ronaldo ready for Real campaign]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/240/721/8/index.htmlPortugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has declared himself fit and ready for Real Madrid's new campaign, after struggling with injuries during this summer's FIFA World Cup.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2013/2014
<![CDATA[League leaders show no mercy]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2407194/index.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:40:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Evergrande's Muriqui links with Al Sadd]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/717/4/index.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 07:18:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Karimi draws curtain on glittering career]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/716/2/index.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 03:58:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[Tiago signs new Atletico deal]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/715/6/index.htmlTiago Mendes has re-signed with Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, keeping the Portugal midfielder with the UEFA Champions League runners-up for another two years.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:53:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Morata suffers knee setback]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/714/9/index.htmlShortly after signing with Italian Serie A side Juventus, former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata suffered a knee injury during training, which could setback the 21-year-old's debut for the club.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Costa departs Valencia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/714/7/index.htmlRicardo Costa and his club Valencia have mutually agreed to terminate the Portuguese international's contract, allowing the defender to find a new club before the 2014/15 season gets underway.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Rooney: We want to impress the new manager]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/240/713/4/index.htmlWhile on Manchester United's summer pre-season tour in the United States, Wayne Rooney said he, along with the rest of his team-mates, wants to impress new manager Louis van Gaal and show he is worthy of a place in his starting XI.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:43:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Gerrard’s biggest England moments]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/711/2/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some of his most memorable moments in an England shirt, with his first FIFA World Cup strike and landmark qualifying goals making the cut.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:45:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[Deila: No problem playing in Edinburgh]]>http://www.fifa.comDue to the Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow, Celtic will play their second leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, but manager Ronny Deila believes the Hoops will have no problem getting the desired result.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Carragher: England's loss is Liverpool's gain]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/711/8/index.htmlJamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard's former team-mate for both England and Liverpool, is confident the Reds will benefit from Gerrard's international retirement, which will make the midfielder as fresh as possible for the Anfield outfit's upcoming UEFA Champions League campaign.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:17:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Statement from the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=2407103/index.htmlIn response to enquiries regarding the investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™, the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee has released the following statement: “We expect to deliver our report to the adjudicatory chamber by the first week of September 2014”.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:56:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Evra completes Juve switch]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/706/9/index.htmlJuventus have confirmed French international Patrice Evra will join the Italian Serie A champions on a two-year deal on Monday, ending his eight-and-a-half years at Manchester United.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:47:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Gerrard retires from England duty]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/705/1/index.htmlEngland captain Steven Gerrard has called time on his international career after 114 appearances for the Three Lions, meaning his final game for his country came at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Costa Rica.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:20:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Kroos: Madrid is a huge challenge for me]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/707/9/index.htmlToni Kroos has said he only decided to join Real Madrid after winning the FIFA World Cup with Germany, which was when he determined he wanted a change in his club football career.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Mata: We want trophies in this new era]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/240/700/9/index.htmlJuan Mata has spoken of the optimism spreading through the Manchester United squad after the arrival of Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, saying that the team want to be challenging for trophies at the end of the season.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Puyol: I’m not a big fan of revolutions]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=puyol-i-m-not-a-big-fan-of-revolutions-2406996.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Carles Puyol about the end of golden era for La Roja, the difficult decision to retire and his next challenge with Barcelona.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Interview Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Callejon: I'm happy at Napoli]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/240/700/4/index.htmlNapoli forward Jose Callejon has revealed the club turned down a big money offer for his services from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid this summer, and is happy at the club thanks in part to coach Rafael Benitez.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:28:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Rodriguez volley named Goal of the Tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=rodriguez-volley-named-goal-of-the-tournament-2406962.htmlFIFA.com users voted for Brazil 2014's Goal of the Tournament, with Colombia's James Rodriguez emerging victorious due to his unbelievable effort against Uruguay.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Goal of the tourname Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Veh targets European return]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/240/699/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 11:08:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[Negredo set for months on sidelines]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/240/698/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 10:56:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Seytom wins Castrol’s Predictor Challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=seytom-wins-castrol-s-predictor-challenge-2405865.htmlFIFA.com Club member Seytom scooped the top prize for from Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Predictor Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Pardew: We will honour fans]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/240/696/1/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 09:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Labyrinth salute for triumphant Germans]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=labyrinth-salute-for-triumphant-germans-2406935.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows some farmers' tribute to Germany's triumph.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:19:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Super Snap Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Guadalajara, Toluca held in openers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=mexico-1a-division-2000000104/news/newsid/240/691/2/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 06:34:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=1a División 2014 Aper<![CDATA[DC close gap at the top with Chivas win]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=usa-mls-2000000103/news/newsid/240/690/8/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 06:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=MLS 2014 <![CDATA[Neymar: We have slipped behind other nations]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/690/1/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 02:50:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[African draw reveals final pathway]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2406894/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 02:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Cruzeiro take control at the top]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=brazil-serie-a-2000000078/news/newsid/240/689/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 01:11:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Série A 2014 <![CDATA[Celtic's Euro home campaign begins at rugby HQ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/240/690/5/index.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 00:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Woodward: New United signings are imminent]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/240/684/4/index.htmlManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has said Red Devils supporters can expect new faces to come to Old Trafford before the end of the transfer window, despite the English Premier League club failing to qualify for European football.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:42:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Exeter lift silverware in Rio rematch]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/friendlies/news/newsid/240/684/8/index.htmlExeter City, an English fourth tier side, played Fluminense's U-23 team in a rematch to commemorate Brazil's first ever international match 100 years ago in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, and the two clubs battled to a goalless draw.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Friendlies Kind=News