<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 30 Jun 2016 19:01:00 GMTFri, 01 Jul 2016 01:53:13 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Remembering Germany 2006 in all its glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=remembering-germany-2006-in-all-its-glory-2804741.htmlThe 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Teeming with extraordinary exploits and memorable moments – many of which will surely spring to mind if you think back – the tournament now holds pride of place in the history of the global showpiece. From 1 to 9 July, FIFA.com and our various social media accounts will be taking you on a journey back in time. 

 

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Slutsky steps down as Russia coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=slutsky-steps-down-as-russia-coach-2804706.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 14:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Captain’s clincher earns Brazil immortality]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=captain-s-clincher-earns-brazil-immortality-2804373.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures Carlos Alberto celebrating his legendary strike in the 1970 Final.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Host Cities to create a smoke-free environment ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=host-cities-to-create-a-smoke-free-environment-2804671.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 13:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gunter and Wales wedded to EURO dreams]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/461/7/index.htmlAhead of Wales' historic UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final meet with Belgium, FIFA.com caught up with defender Chris Gunter, who may have to relinquish the honour of being the best man at his brother's wedding due to his country's valiant campaign.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:20:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Win prizes as we celebrate another FIFA World Cup Anniversary!]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=2804227/index.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 10:52:00 GMT Area=The Club Section=The Club Kind=News<![CDATA[Young Mauritius setting bigger goals]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=young-mauritius-setting-bigger-goals-2804409.htmlInexperienced dark horses in Africa, Mauritius are nonetheless making consistent strides and impressing continental onlookers. We look at their recent rise in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Doege out to impress on the world stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=doege-out-to-impress-on-the-world-stage-2804665.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Germany U-17 goalkeeper Leonie Doege, who looks ahead to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, where she hopes to meet Jordanian international and close friend Sarah Abu Sabbah at the knockout stages.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2016-2804378.html

Women’s EURO qualifiers and Rio tune-ups dominated a busy month of women’s football that also brought silverware to clubs in Spain and Denmark. FIFA.com looks back over the main events.]]>
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:16:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Former champions face a mountain]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/441/0/index.htmlWith ten African titles between them, Al Ahly and Enyimba are the only teams without a point at the end of two rounds of the CAF Champions League group stage.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:24:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[The journey to Korea Republic begins]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-journey-to-korea-republic-begins-2804392.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 04:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Memories of an unforgettable World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=memories-of-an-unforgettable-world-cup-2804344.htmlFIFA.com runs through the exclusive interviews, videos and photos that we have brought you as the clock has been turned all the way back to that remarkable month at Mexico 1986.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:06:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Mordovia Arena to become important part of Saransk life]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mordovia-arena-to-become-important-part-of-saransk-life-2804357.htmlFIFA.com provides an update for fans on how progress is going. ]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Scoring firsts, shooting slumps and a centurion ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scoring-firsts-shooting-slumps-and-a-centurion-2804238.htmlFIFA.com's latest statistical review, along with goals galore in Pennsylvania and a record-setting transfer on Merseyside.]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Tokyo Sexwale to visit Israel and Palestine]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=tokyo-sexwale-to-visit-israel-and-palestine-2804272.htmlWed, 29 Jun 2016 09:55:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Committees Kind=News<![CDATA[Minnows ready to mix it with the heavyweights]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/423/6/index.htmlUEFA EURO 2016 has reached the quarter-final stage and the only certainty is that the trophy will be changing hands, with Spain’s eight-year reign having come to an end. FIFA.com previews the action. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Parker: Qatar can make a statement at 2022 World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=parker-qatar-can-make-a-statement-at-2022-world-cup-2804234.htmlFormer England defender Paul Parker, who made six appearances for the Three Lions at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, reveals why he thinks Qatar can establish themselves as a leading footballing nation in Asia and more.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:17:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[Eder: We were ready for Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/420/7/index.htmlAfter Italy's victory against Spain in the UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16, FIFA.com caught up with La Azzurra's Eder who reflects on the win that fired his side into the competition's quarter-final and talks having to face FIFA World Cup™ holders Germany in Bordeaux. 

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Talking superstitions and myth-busting with Carlos Bilardo]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=talking-superstitions-and-myth-busting-with-carlos-bilardo-2804067.htmlFIFA World Cup-winning coach with Argentina at Mexico 1986, Carlos Bilardo sits down with FIFA.com to offer an insight into that triumph and debunk a few myths along the way.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:06:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Portland flying high as Atletico make history]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=portland-flying-high-as-atletico-make-history-2804161.htmlWe cast our eye around some of the world's biggest women's leagues with a titanic tussle set up in Sweden, a historic trophy in Spain and dominance is beginning to take hold in England.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:13:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Chile retain title to cap momentous tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/417/5/index.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[A Matilda midfielder's fatherly inspiration]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=a-matilda-midfielder-s-fatherly-inspiration-2803461.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia midfielder Emily Van Egmond ahead of Rio 2016, with the Matildas' ace set to create a dose of history by following in the footsteps of her Olympian father.]]>Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Italy serve up masterclass, Iceland's fairy tale continues]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/415/0/index.html 

Italy outplayed Spain in every department to set up a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final encounter against another European powerhouse, Germany, while Iceland upset the odds once again to dump out an England side who were found wanting for wherewithal and inspiration.

 

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Technology providers offering video replay systems meet in Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=technology-providers-offering-video-replay-systems-meet-in-zurich-2803990.htmlTechnology providers interested in taking part in IFAB-sanctioned experiments with video assistant referees (VARs) have met today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:58:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[Maradona, Socrates, Voller and hallowed Azteca turf]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=maradona-socrates-voller-and-hallowed-azteca-turf-2803984.htmlMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Messi calls time on international career]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/399/5/index.htmlAfter Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football on the back of Argentina's defeat against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final, we look back on the five-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner's career with La Albiceleste.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:50:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Gervinho: Côte d'Ivoire should always be at the World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=gervinho-cote-d-ivoire-should-always-be-at-the-world-cup-2803985.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Côte d’Ivoire's Gervinho talks adapting to life in China, the return of Les Éléphants to the top table of African football and the current African qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Interview Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Top Group A teams go head-to-head]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/369/1/index.htmlIn-form Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca will host Zesco United, who shocked Al Ahly last week, with the top of the table at stake in this week's CAF Champions League group stage action.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:43:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Chile claim Copa America again as Argentina pay the penalty]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/393/3/index.htmlMirroring the result of last year’s Copa America final in Santiago, Chile edged Argentina 4-2 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes in New Jersey to win the 2016 Copa America Centenario. 

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:11:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[France fight back, Germany and Belgium lay down markers]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/390/6/index.htmlThere were no shocks in store in the second set of UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 fixtures, with all three pre-match favourites getting the job done to progress to the quarter-finals.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:55:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Argentina of '86 in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=argentina-of-86-in-numbers-2802731.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the numbers that made Mexico '86's triumphant Argentinian side, and the tournament, so memorable.]]>Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Belauste and the cry that inspired a nation]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=belauste-and-the-cry-that-inspired-a-nation-2803675.htmlContinuing our series looking at national teams' first captains, FIFA.com highlights Jose Maria Belausteguigoitia Laudaluce, better known as Belauste, who served as Spain's skipper for the entirety of his international career - a total of three matches.

 

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:01:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2803777.html

Wednesday brings the end of our week-long special Mexico 1986 series and there are still several surprises in store to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this legendary edition of the FIFA World Cup™.

 

 

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:43:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2803741.htmlA three-time FIFA World Cup™ star with France, a Brazilian icon, a 2016 English Premier League winner and two FIFA Women's World Cup participants all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:35:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[Hard toil pays off for winning trio]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/373/8/index.htmlSun, 26 Jun 2016 08:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Long-time understudy Fuenzalida basking in unexpected limelight]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/362/2/index.htmlDespite not playing a minute at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil or last year's Copa America, Jose Pedro Fuenzalida has impressed for Chile at Copa America Centenario after coming of the bench and scoring in their opening game against Argentina. FIFA.com takes a look at his journey.  

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:46:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Chile, Argentina braced for rematch]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/366/7/index.html

 

The Copa America Centenario promises to be a very special occasion, with Argentina taking on Chile as their many star players having found their best form. FIFA.com looks ahead to the encounter, to be preceded by the third-place play-off between USA and Colombia on Saturday evening.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:19:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Germany feeling their way forward]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/361/0/index.htmlFirst there was concern about Germany's defence, then about their attack – but now it appears they have found a solution. FIFA.com looks back on the reigning world champions' UEFA EURO 2016 group stage, which they plan to be just the start…

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Scifo still in awe of Maradona]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scifo-still-in-awe-of-maradona-2803606.htmlSat, 25 Jun 2016 08:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-week-in-quotes-2803602.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Croatia’s goalkeeper explaining how he saved a Spanish penalty, a Swedish defender being sent off for breaking wind, Robbie Brady discussing his out-of-body experience and much more.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:40:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Bachmann: Russia 2006 was a fantastic adventure]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=bachmann-russia-2006-was-a-fantastic-adventure-2803567.htmlTwo-time Swiss Women's Player of the Year Ramona Bachmann talks about the positive impact the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006 has had on her career. 

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:31:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Banega at home alongside Messi]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/358/4/index.htmlLionel Messi was the talk of Argentina’s Copa America Centenario semi-final win over USA, thanks to the free-kick that made him his country’s highest all-time goalscorer. That match, which saw La Albicelesteturn in one of their best showings under Gerardo Martino, was also notable for the measured performance of Ever Banega, who is growing ever more comfortable in his partnership with the No10.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:11:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for the Argentine FA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-the-argentine-fa-2803547.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in accordance with art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes. 

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:09:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release
<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Batista: I didn't expect to get sent off]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=batista-i-didn-t-expect-to-get-sent-off-2803501.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to former Uruguay international Jose Batista, who recalls being sent off in the opening minute against Scotland at Mexico 1986, the fastest-ever red card in FIFA World Cup™ history.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[USA's 'Miracle on Grass' remembered]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=usa-s-miracle-on-grass-remembered-2803462.htmlFIFA.com looks back to 2009 and one of USA’s greatest victories, when Bob Bradley’s men did what no-one else could between 2008 and 2012 - knocking Spain out of a major tournament.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Brady buoyant ahead of Pogba reunion]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/345/9/index.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 09:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Swiss on the rise as all quiet up top]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=swiss-on-the-rise-as-all-quiet-up-top-2802885.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 08:54:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Sandhu hopes landmark feat is tipping point for India]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=sandhu-hopes-landmark-feat-is-tipping-point-for-india-2803345.htmlFIFA.com hears from India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who shares his story of making history while playing for Stabaek in Norway, his thoughts on India's footballing future as hosts of the FIFA U-17 World Cup next year and more.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Khalifa International Stadium receives four-star GSAS Sustainability rating]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=khalifa-international-stadium-receives-four-star-gsas-sustainability-r-2803433.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 15:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)