<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMTThu, 23 Mar 2017 19:33:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Trio move clear as underdogs triumph ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=trio-move-clear-as-underdogs-triumph-2876611.htmlFIFA.com looks back on all the action.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[El Tri, Ticos clash as USA start fresh]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-tri-ticos-clash-as-usa-start-fresh-2876615.htmlFIFA.com previews the resumption of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region headlined by a massive match-up as Mexico host Costa Rica, while USA will have fresh hopes under returning coach Bruce Arena.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=high-stakes-as-qualifying-resumes-in-europe-2876818.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Koke talks idols, Iniesta and Spain's new generation]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=koke-talks-idols-iniesta-and-spain-s-new-generation-2876506.htmlThu, 23 Mar 2017 09:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tahiti comeback breaks PNG hearts]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tahiti-comeback-breaks-png-hearts-2876767.htmlThu, 23 Mar 2017 08:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Motherhood & football a winning blend for Iceland’s skipper]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=motherhood-football-a-winning-blend-for-iceland-s-skipper-2876697.htmlFIFA.com hears from Margret Lara Vidarsdottir, Iceland's EURO-bound captain and record scorer, on how a maternity break and motherhood has impacted on her football career.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:11:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Americans back in the Arena]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=americans-back-in-the-arena-2876600.htmlUSA enters crucial matches in CONCACAF's Hexagonal round of Russia 2018 qualifying under the leadership of head coach Bruce Arena, who sits down with FIFA.com to talk about his second stint at the helm.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:06:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Sanneh Foundation bringing silver lining to Haiti]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-sanneh-foundation-bringing-silver-lining-to-haiti-2876530.htmlFormer USA defender Tony Sanneh speaks with FIFA.com about The Sanneh Foundation's Haitian Initiative, which is helping give opportunities to the people of Cite Soleil, one of the poorest slums in the world. 

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:04:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Generic Kind=News
<![CDATA[Bahamas Governor General launches FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Trophy Experience]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bahamas-governor-general-launches-fifa-beach-soccer-world-cup-trophy-e-2876634.htmlWed, 22 Mar 2017 10:27:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Revenge on the menu in return legs]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=revenge-on-the-menu-in-return-legs-2876610.htmlFIFA.com previews Thursday's Russia 2018 qualifiers in Asia as the 12 remaining contenders enter the second half of their group schedule with all to play for.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nigeria prepare for return to world stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=nigeria-prepare-for-return-to-world-stage-2876612.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Nigeria captain Isiaka Olawale ahead of his fourth appearance at a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas next month.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Thanh aiming to scale new heights with Vietnam]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=thanh-aiming-to-scale-new-heights-with-vietnam-2876453.htmlWed, 22 Mar 2017 02:19:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Komolong leading PNG’s new breed]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=komolong-leading-png-s-new-breed-2876544.htmlFIFA.com hears from Papua New Guinea's young star Alwin Komomlong about his quirky background, footballing brothers and the hopes of Oceania's largest nation building further upon their recent success.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:48:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wilmots takes charge of the Elephants]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=wilmots-takes-charge-of-the-elephants-2876607.htmlTue, 21 Mar 2017 14:53:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 hopefuls face turning point]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=russia-2018-hopefuls-face-turning-point-2876554.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to March's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America, with some mouth-watering encounters set to take place, as the race for Russia 2018 spots gets even hotter.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stalwarts’ trophy visit thrills Kiwi kids ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=stalwarts-trophy-visit-thrills-kiwi-kids-2876560.htmlTue, 21 Mar 2017 12:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger to make Chicago Fire switch]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=3/news=schweinsteiger-to-make-chicago-fire-switch-2876556.htmlManchester United have agreed to let 2014 FIFA World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger move to MLS side Chicago Fire. The former Germany captain's move to MLS is subject to a medical and visa being secured.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:06:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Abdulrahman: We have to beat Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=abdulrahman-we-have-to-beat-japan-2876540.htmlAhead of his side's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Japan, FIFA.com spoke exclusively with United Arab Emirates playmaker Omar Abdulrahman, who says beating Samurai Blue is key to UAE's Russia 2018 hopes.

 
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[League leaders continue relentless march]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=league-leaders-continue-relentless-march-2876541.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the action in women’s club football in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, where the league leaders all consolidated their positions with resounding victories this weekend.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:28:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Little margin for error in Oceania ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tue-21-mar-ofc-wc-preview-2876534.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over upcoming Oceania qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in what could prove to be a pivotal week in the Pacific.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil head up South American quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-head-up-south-american-quartet-2876546.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 20:40:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Match official banned for life due to match manipulation]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=match-official-banned-for-life-due-to-match-manipulation-2876513.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 13:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Leopards roar to Germany 1974]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=leopards-roar-germany-1974-771439.htmlFIFA.com looks back on how the Ebony Leopards of Zaire became the first sub-Saharan African side to reach a world finals by beating Morocco 3-0 in Kinshasa in 1973.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:46:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=Qualifiers Matches Kind=News Tournament=1974 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Matos: India will show indomitable will]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=matos-india-will-show-indomitable-will-2876457.htmlWith 200 days to go until the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, the host nation's new head coach Luis Norton de Matos sat down with FIFA.com for a chat about the challenge ahead and what football legacy the tournament could leave in the second-most populated country in the world.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Maradona and Aimar remember Argentinian triumphs]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=maradona-and-aimar-remember-argentinian-triumphs-2876459.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 08:11:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Gilberto Silva: The Confederations Cup is a special tournament ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=gilberto-silva-the-confederations-cup-is-a-special-tournament-2876500.htmlA two-time Confederations Cup winner, Gilberto Silva has been reunited with the trophy during events in Australia and New Zealand. He told FIFA.com about his memories of the tournament and expectations for Russia 2017.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Feng: We can surprise Korea Republic]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=feng-we-can-surprise-korea-republic-2876452.htmlFIFA.com about improvements in the team under new head coach Marcello Lippi ahead of the country's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Korea Republic.]]>Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Colombia secure ticket to India]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=colombia-secure-ticket-to-india-2876473.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 01:54:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=3/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2876464.htmlJust like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a sneak peek at what is on the menu on FIFA.com in the coming days.

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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:50:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2876445.htmlSat, 18 Mar 2017 10:15:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Kewell: Australia will have to be at their best]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kewell-australia-will-have-to-be-at-their-best-2876304.htmlFIFA.com at a media event in his hometown of Sydney to reminisce about his performances at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and give his take on Australia’s class of 2017.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Gazprom launch fifth season of Football for Friendship]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=gazprom-launch-fifth-season-of-football-for-friendship-2876399.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:53:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Marketing Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic set to enjoy U-20 taster tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=korea-republic-set-to-enjoy-u-20-taster-tournament-2876393.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 14:30:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Working conditions seminar held in Moscow]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=working-conditions-seminar-held-in-moscow-2876391.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 14:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Saltos and Ecuador stand strong in adversity]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=saltos-and-ecuador-stand-strong-in-adversity-2876381.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 13:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Amuneke: Super Eagles’ forgotten flight]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=amuneke-super-eagles-forgotten-flight-2876211.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amuneke, who reflects on the Super Eagles' 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup as well as striking gold at Atlanta 1996. 

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:19:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Intriguing draw maps out quarter-final clashes]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/635/0/index.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 11:46:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Behringer: I still haven’t won the Champions League]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=behringer-i-still-haven-t-won-the-champions-league-2876299.htmlAfter helping Germany to glory at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 last August, retired international Melanie Behringer now has her sights on continental glory with Bayern Munich.

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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:39:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Suspends Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT)]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-suspends-malian-football-association-femafoot-2876348.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 08:24:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release<![CDATA[Double-triples and a long shot]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=3/news=double-triples-and-a-long-shot-2876337.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the underscoring of a decision to swap selling houses for saving shots.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:41:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Paraguay, Chile and Brazil win passage to India]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=paraguay-chile-and-brazil-win-passage-to-india-2876340.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 01:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Bauza: I feel like a winner]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bauza-i-feel-like-a-winner-2876314.htmlAhead of a mouth-watering FIFA World Cup™ qualifier between Argentina and Chile, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Albiceleste coach Edgardo Bauza about his side's campaign so far, and his dream of guiding his team to global glory.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Chileans improvise for glimpse of heroes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=chileans-improvise-for-glimpse-of-heroes-2876036.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Chile 1962, where host nation fans were desperate to catch a glimpse of their heroes ahead of the semi-final with Brazil.]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:06:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Chappuis and Thailand daring to dream]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=chappuis-and-thailand-daring-to-dream-2876301.htmlFIFA.com hears from Thailand icon Charyl Chappuis on lifting the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009 with Switzerland, reaching the third and final AFC qualifying group on the road to Russia with the War Elephants, his love of wrestling away from football and more. 

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia
<![CDATA[Hero MotoCorp signs up as National Supporter of India 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2876210/index.htmlThu, 16 Mar 2017 10:40:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Human Rights Advisory Board meet in Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=human-rights-advisory-board-met-in-zurich-2876300.htmlThu, 16 Mar 2017 08:26:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release<![CDATA[Senegal strengthened by recent renaissance]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=senegal-strengthened-by-recent-renaissance-2876298.htmlResults have lifted Senegal to 28th place in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the African nation's rise. 

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:23:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Museum hosts You Me At Six ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-museum-hosts-you-me-at-six-2876218.htmlFIFA.com spoke with English rock band You Me At Six about their passion for football.]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:58:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 starts all-out ticket sales on 16 March]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=korea-republic-2017-starts-all-out-ticket-sales-on-16-march-2875877.htmlThu, 16 Mar 2017 01:05:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Ticketing Kind=Release Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Atletico and Monaco into quarter-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/287/622/9/index.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 22:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Tass brimming with confidence after Paris win]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tass-brimming-with-confidence-after-paris-win-2876219.htmlFIFA.com continues its look at the players to watch at the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Final in Berlin in May. The gamer in the spotlight this week is Tassal 'Tass' Rushan.]]>Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017