<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 30 May 2016 03:55:00 GMTMon, 30 May 2016 04:10:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Takakura: Japan needs to rediscover confidence]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=takakura-japan-needs-to-rediscover-confidence-2793156.htmlFIFA.com speaks with new Japan coach Asako Takakura about her plans for leading the 2011 world champions into a new era.]]>Mon, 30 May 2016 03:55:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Real Madrid conquer Europe once more]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/315/7/index.htmlIn the 61st edition of Europe's biggest club competition, it was Real Madrid that emerged victorious, winning the title for the 11th time by beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 5-3 on penalties after a pulsating 1-1 draw. FIFA.com looks back at the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League and all the action it entailed.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 22:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2793068.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 14:17:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[Zain becomes a National Supporter of Jordan 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=zain-becomes-a-national-supporter-of-jordan-2016-2793060.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 13:52:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Holders get going, hosts hang on]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=holders-get-rolling-hosts-hang-on-2793100.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 12:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Jordan 2016 draw to be streamed live]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=jordan-2016-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2792788.htmlFIFA.com will stream live the official draw for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from Amman on Monday 30 May 2016.]]>Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2793051.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:12:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[Football stars in search of souvenirs]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=football-stars-in-search-of-souvenirs-2793119.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at a few of football's biggest names and their quest to find fitting souvenirs to mark the memories while playing the game, including the traditional post-match shirt swap among other unique finds.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 09:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Medals lost, found, given and returned]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medals-lost-found-given-and-returned-2792789.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 08:05:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Off The Ball Kind=News<![CDATA[Real Madrid crowned kings of Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/294/4/index.htmlReal Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid on penalties in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final, thus booking their place at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Japan in December.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 22:56:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Stars align for centurion Yobo]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=stars-align-for-centurion-yobo-2792758.htmlA long-time Nigeria and Everton stalwart, Joseph Yobo's testimonial took place on Friday night and many stars of African football turned up to honour the Super Eagles legend.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 15:48:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Official mascot, draw procedure announced for Jordan 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=official-mascot-draw-procedure-announced-for-jordan-2016-2792894.htmlSat, 28 May 2016 15:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2792839.htmlSat, 28 May 2016 13:33:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Henderson doing his dad proud]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/280/6/index.htmlFIFA.com ​spoke to Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, and his father Brian, about heading back to the Stadium of Light as a 'home' player, wearing the Three Lions of England, five years after he left his boyhood club Sunderland.]]>Sat, 28 May 2016 12:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Kiwis, Solomons get the ball rolling]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kiwis-solomons-get-the-ball-rolling-2792866.htmlSat, 28 May 2016 12:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Le Sommer: Third behind Morgan, Leroux isn't bad]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=le-sommer-third-behind-morgan-leroux-isn-t-bad-2792756.htmlSat, 28 May 2016 07:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Brandt: I'm joining up with the world champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/269/4/index.htmlFIFA.com, Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, a member of Germany's provisional UEFA EURO squad, talks about his aspirations, important tournament experiences and what he can learn from club-mate Chicharito.]]>Sat, 28 May 2016 07:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Medical staff start preparation for Russia 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medical-staff-start-preparation-for-russia-2018-2792748.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:34:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Medical Kind=News<![CDATA[The Weekend So Far]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2792639.htmlOur rolling round-up of the weekend’s action focusses on Europe’s biggest club prize being decided, as well as national finals crowning champions in Mexico and Argentina.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 20:14:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2792733.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 15:26:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release<![CDATA[Greece sanctioned for fielding ineligible player in friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=greece-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-in-friendly-2792710.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 11:23:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[They said it: Jose Mourinho]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2009/m=2/news=-1033132.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 10:01:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=They Said It Kind=News<![CDATA[San Siro set for all-Madrid finale]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=san-siro-set-for-all-madrid-finale-2792669.htmlFIFA.com previews an intriguing UEFA Champions League final between the Madrid rivals of Atletico and Real, meeting in European club football's showpiece game for the second time in two years.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 09:17:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Gashi out to conquer American hearts]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/254/3/index.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 08:33:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Oceanian contenders ready themselves in hunt for glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=oceania-contenders-ready-themselves-in-hunt-for-glory-2792660.htmlFIFA.com previews the Oceania Nations Cup where eight nations are chasing a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, this in a tournament which doubles as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 07:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Heroines and heartbreak as Lyon complete treble]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=heroines-and-heartbreak-as-lyon-complete-treble-2792656.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League final as Lyon's Saki Kumagai was the penalty shoot-out heroine - not for the first time in her career.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 03:58:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Griezmann: Everyone wants to score in a final]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/254/7/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, who talks playing in his first UEFA Champions League final, what Real Madrid's French manager Zinedine Zidane means to him and UEFA EURO 2016 with France.   

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Thu, 26 May 2016 14:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Rio acclaims bronze-winning Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rio-acclaims-bronze-winning-brazil-2792463.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. This week's photo takes us back to 1938 and extraordinary scenes on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:57:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Xavi: This is Atletico's moment]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=xavi-this-is-atletico-s-moment-2792546.htmlFormer FC Barcelona captain Xavi looks ahead to the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, while also talking about witnessing Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations taking shape.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[Unconventional road to the top for Aussie ace Ikonomidis]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=unconventional-road-to-the-top-for-aussie-ace-ikonomidis-2792523.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia youngster Chris Ikonomidis about his unlikely path to the national team, his experiences at Lazio and being mentored by all-time FIFA World Cup great Miroslav Klose.]]>Thu, 26 May 2016 06:55:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Olympics on hold for Olympique's Thomis]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=olympics-on-hold-for-olympique-s-thomis-2792448.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Lyon star Elodie Thomas, who talks about the prospect of winning the treble, while also looking towards the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.]]>Thu, 26 May 2016 06:21:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Quartet seal maiden quarter-final spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/244/5/index.htmlFour teams made history in progressing to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time, while there was plenty of late drama around Asia as the last eight competitors snuck past the competition.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 21:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA carries out stadium visits in Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-carries-out-stadium-visits-in-saint-petersburg-and-kaliningrad-2792469.htmlEarlier this week FIFA’s Director of Competitions Colin Smith carried out stadium visits in Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad accompanied by representatives of the Local Organising Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 18:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Zizou effect]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/242/2/index.htmlMadridista fans, but the arrival of one Zinedine Zidane has seen outlooks and fortunes transformed as a return to the UEFA Champions League final awaits.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 16:12:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Meeting of equals in heavyweight clash]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=meeting-of-equals-in-heavyweight-clash-2792420.htmlHaving both already tasted glory this term, and seasoned veterans at the pinnacle of European football, the clash between Vfl Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyon for the UEFA Women's Champions League is set to be a fierce one.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:27:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Hamren: Zlatan has been a fantastic captain]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/237/1/index.htmlFIFA.com why UEFA EURO 2016 will be his last tournament and assesses the future for the national team and their talismanic skipper, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 09:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[A double, a drubbing and the dreaded drop]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-double-a-drubbing-and-the-dreaded-drop-2792391.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you through the host cities of four former FIFA World Cup Finals and one future one, as well as the Big Apple.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 08:06:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Tahiti set sights on reprising fairytale]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tahiti-seek-to-reprise-fairytale-2792412.htmlWed, 25 May 2016 07:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Record numbers bid to host FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2020]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=record-numbers-bid-to-host-fifa-futsal-world-cup-in-2020-2792309.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 14:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Chiriches: It’s a once in a lifetime moment]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/216/5/index.htmlRomania and Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches recalls watching the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France as a youngster ahead of his side's return to the country for a major tournament. 

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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:46:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA 11 for Health programme announced for Papua New Guinea]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-11-for-health-programme-announced-for-papua-new-guinea-2792191.htmlThe “FIFA 11 for Health” programme, which improves children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour with regard to disease and lifestyle, will be rolled out in July in Port Moresby, the Host City of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 10:53:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Medical Kind=Release
<![CDATA[Cup joy for Wolfsburg as City stay perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=cup-joy-for-wolfsburg-as-city-stay-perfect-2792310.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 09:32:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Tri Nations Series begins ahead of Papua New Guinea 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tri-nations-series-begins-ahead-of-papua-new-guinea-2016-2792314.htmlThe Tri Nations Series between the U-20 Women’s teams from Papua New Guinea, Japan and USA kicks off on 24 May, with Papua New Guinea playing the opening match against Japan in Port Moresby.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 09:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=Release Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Lombaerts: I can get by in any scenario in Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lombaerts-i-can-get-by-in-any-scenario-in-russia-2792170.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 06:17:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General Markus Kattner dismissed with immediate effect]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-s-deputy-secretary-general-markus-kattner-dismissed-with-immediat-2792190.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 18:24:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Turkey not to be taken lightly]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/218/9/index.htmlWhile they have struggled to consistently qualify for major tournaments in recent years, Turkey’s impressive record on the big stage makes them a dangerous opponent for anyone. FIFA.com hears from Cenk Tosun and Hakan Calhanoglu ahead of EURO 2016.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 17:58:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA TV offers sub-Saharan Africa media rights for 2016 competitions]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-tv-offers-sub-saharan-africa-media-rights-for-2016-competitions-2792177.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 15:37:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=TV Kind=News<![CDATA[Kellermann: Lyon are the reference point]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kellermann-lyon-are-the-reference-point-2792175.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 15:28:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Medellin hosts futsal administration course as part of FIFA training programme]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medellin-hosts-futsal-administration-course-as-part-of-fifa-training-p-2792172.htmlIn conjunction with the hosting of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, and as part of its training programme, FIFA has organised various courses and activities with the aim of stimulating the development of participants connected with futsal.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 15:03:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Futsal Kind=News
<![CDATA[Nemeth: We're full of hope]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/216/3/index.html FIFA.com about the Magyars' return to the big time at UEFA EURO 2016 and their chances of success in France.]]>Mon, 23 May 2016 13:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Iceland's Stateside flag-bearer]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=iceland-s-stateside-flag-bearer-2792116.htmlFIFA.com looks at the rise and rise of unheralded Iceland midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir, from a childhood growing up in a small village to playing at the best supported club in the women's game.]]>Mon, 23 May 2016 07:55:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News