<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 22 Aug 2017 16:04:00 GMTTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:01:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Mittag announces international retirement ]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=anja-mittag-announces-international-retirement-2905058.htmlFIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007 winner Anja Mittag has today announced her retirement from the German women’s national team.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:04:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[London’s football history: the capital’s captains]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=london-s-football-history-the-capital-s-captains-2904914.htmlIt is fitting that The Best FIFA Football Awards™ will be held in London, a city steeped in football history. FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the most notable England captains to have been born in the country’s capital.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:14:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Destination Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Defiant Dreer not giving up on Russia dream ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=defiant-dreer-not-giving-up-on-russia-dream-2905017.htmlFIFA.com hears from Esteban Dreer about his rise from out-of-contract goalkeeper to international shot-stopper, as well as Ecuador hopes of reaching Russia 2018. 

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Spain's 2010 conquerors in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=spain-s-2010-conquerors-in-numbers-2904843.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical look at the South Africa 2010 conquerors, as does an indefatigable player and an unlikely dribbler.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Kvist: Another World Cup one of my last big goals]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=kvist-another-world-cup-one-of-my-last-big-goals-2904906.htmlFIFA.com about what his years in football have taught him, the Danes' recent revival and their upcoming World Cup showdown with Poland and Lewandowski.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Appiah: Anything is still possible]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=appiah-anything-is-still-possible-2904840.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Weah and USA seeking glory in India]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=weah-and-usa-seeking-glory-in-india-2904848.htmlMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Vote for The Best: Five things to know]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=vote-for-the-best-five-things-to-know-2904622.htmlMake your vote count! Voting is now open for the latest edition of The Best FIFA Men's and Women's Player and Coach awards, and fans are once more being given the opportunity to have their say in who takes home the coveted prizes. 

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:02:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=General Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Duffy: I was just trying to survive]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=duffy-i-was-just-trying-to-survive-2904685.htmlFIFA.com speaks to the Republic of Ireland's Shane Duffy, who has worked his way back from a life-threatening injury to play a key role in his country's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, as well as helping Brighton and Hove Albion to the English Premier League.

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New Zealand dominate to maintain perfect record]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=new-zealand-dominate-to-maintain-perfect-record-2904847.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Oceania qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 as New Zealand maintained their long-standing regional dominance.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Spain end Women’s U-19 EURO final hoodoo]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=spain-end-women-s-u-19-euro-final-hoodoo-2904838.htmlFIFA.com reviews the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship after Spain cast aside several years of heartbreak to win the final of a tournament which saw three other teams book qualification to France 2018.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:12:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[O'Neill: World Cup place would be phenomenal]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=o-neill-world-cup-place-would-be-phenomenal-2904505.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill about his World Cup memories, hopes of leading his country to Russia 2018, Northern Ireland's staggering rise up the FIFA Ranking and more. 

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:55:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Al Thumama Stadium design unveiled]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=al-thumama-stadium-design-unveiled-2904816.htmlSun, 20 Aug 2017 11:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Gullit: It's an honour to be selected by so many ]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=gullit-savours-virtual-second-youth-2904787.htmlHaving witnessed the crowning of the new FIWC champion, Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit discusses his much-heralded role in FIFA 17 and his pride at his legacy on the pitch still having an impact on today's fans.

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:20:00 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=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2904680.htmlWe hear from Nuri Sahin on the unique support at Borussia Dortmund, Paulo Dybala reflects last year's UEFA Champions League final and Gerard Pique delivers an honest assessment of Barcelona heading into the new La Liga season.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:17:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[South Africa's phases of the Moon]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=south-africa-s-phases-of-the-moon-2904507.htmlHaving played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana ​to fly the family flag on the international stage.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[32 years of USWNT glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=32-years-of-uswnt-glory-2904417.htmlOn the anniversary of their first ever international match, FIFA.com looks back at the success of the USA women's national team in five moments.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:34:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[GORILLA: It was emotional to win this title]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=gorilla-it-was-emotional-to-win-this-title-2904760.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 20:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[GORILLA wins England second FIWC gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=gorilla-wins-england-first-ever-fiwc-gold-2904713.htmlOver seven million players during an almost-year-long season attempted the road to London, but ultimately only one player was left holding the world trophy, and that player was local boy GORILLA.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Finland FA President Pertti Alaja passes away]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=8/news=finland-fa-president-pertti-alaja-passes-away-2904673.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 17:37:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=Obituaries Kind=News<![CDATA[India 2017 Trophy Experience launched in New Delhi]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=trophy-experience-kicks-off-for-fifa-u-17-world-cup-india-2017-2904675.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 14:17:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Experts have their say]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=experts-have-their-say-2904625.html FIFA.com spoke to expert trio Laura Woods, Spencer and ChuBoi, who are all covering the event.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Match officials for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 appointed]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=match-officials-for-fifa-u-17-wor-2904418.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Release Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand ease their way to Uruguay 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=new-zealand-ease-their-way-to-uruguay-2018-2904611.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 06:46:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[A World Cup dream for Nagbe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=a-world-cup-dream-for-nagbe-2904509.htmlHaving already tasted CONCACAF Gold Cup success, Darlington Nagbe is intent on making 2017 a year to remember with USA as he hopes to go one better than his father – an African and Liberian legend – by reaching the FIFA World Cup.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Advantage DETO and GORILLA]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=advantage-deto-and-gorilla-2904594.htmlFollowing yesterday’s intense group phase action, the 16 quarter-finalists in the Xbox One and Playstation 4 divisions resumed hostilities on Thursday. Germany’s DETO and England’s GORILLA are in the driving seat ahead of the second legs of the division finals on Friday.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[The Best FIFA Football Awards: shortlisted candidates revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-best-fifa-football-awards-shortlisted-candidates-revealed-2904500.htmlThu, 17 Aug 2017 15:11:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=General Kind=Release Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[Who will be The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017?]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=who-will-be-the-best-fifa-men-s-player-2017-2904328.htmlA panel of FIFA Legends have shortlisted 24 players for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:55:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Player of the Year - Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Ten nominated to be The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=ten-shortlisted-for-the-best-fifa-women-s-player-2017-2904327.htmlA panel of women’s football experts have shortlisted ten players for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017 award.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:53:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Player of the Year - Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[A dozen shortlisted to be The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=a-dozen-shortlisted-to-be-the-best-fifa-men-s-coach-2017-2904323.htmlA panel of FIFA Legends have shortlisted 12 head coaches for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2017 award.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:54:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Coach of the Year - Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Ten names in the running to be The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=ten-names-in-the-running-to-be-the-best-fifa-women-s-coach-2017-2904325.htmlwomen’s football experts have shortlisted ten head coaches for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2017 award.]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:55:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Coach of the Year - Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[Golden boy Stabile makes his mark]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=golden-boy-stabile-makes-his-mark-2904365.htmlIn the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to the tournament's first edition and its top scorer opening his account.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:54:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New-look Nepal harbouring fresh hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=new-look-nepal-harbouring-fresh-hopes-2904314.htmlThu, 17 Aug 2017 00:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Favourites on form during exciting opening day]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=favourites-on-form-during-exciting-opening-day-2904468.htmlApart from a handful of minor surprises, the first day of the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 in London largely stuck to the script, with the pre-tournament favourites all advancing to the quarter-finals. FIFA.com takes a look back at Wednesday’s intriguing group phase.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Valderrama: To be the best, you have to love football]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=7/news=valderrama-to-be-the-best-you-have-to-love-football-2902657.htmlThe South American icon reveals the qualities needed to become The Best and insists Neymar has what it takes to challenge Messi and Cristiano.


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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:25:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Player of the Year - Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Women’s football tackling big issues in India]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=women-s-football-tackling-big-issues-in-india-2904396.htmlWed, 16 Aug 2017 14:35:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards to be announced on Thursday]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=nominees-for-the-best-fifa-football-awards-to-be-announced-on-thursday-2904332.htmlAhead of the second edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards on 23 October 2017, the nominees are set to be named on 17 August.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:10:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=General Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Azpilicueta talks FIWC, team-mates' FIFA skills and his favourite club]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=exclusive-cesar-azpilicueta-talks-fiwc-and-chelsea-s-fifa-skills-2904320.htmlThe Chelsea vice-captain and Spain international talks to FIFA.com about his love of video games and his admiration for the players that make it to the Grand Final of the FIWC.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Guinea out to cause a shock in India]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=guinea-out-to-cause-a-shock-in-india-2904282.htmlFIFA.com discusses Guinea's prospects with coach Souleymane Camara who says his side are fully deserving of a ticket to India 2017 and therefore more than capable of causing an upset.]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Williams: Soca Warriors ready to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=williams-soca-warriors-ready-to-bounce-back-2904157.htmlTue, 15 Aug 2017 15:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[London's football history: Wembley Stadium]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=london-s-football-history-wembley-stadium-2903938.htmlAhead of The Best FIFA Football Awards coming to London on 23 October, FIFA.com looks back on five memorable games hosted at the city's most iconic football arena: Wembley Stadium.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Destination Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Scots' free-kick hero eyes another miracle]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=scots-free-kick-hero-eyes-another-miracle-2903898.htmlScotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks to FIFA.com about scoring two superb free-kicks in three minutes against England in June, the technique he employed and his team's hopes of claiming an unlikely World Cup berth.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Prolific Kubo shapes as Japan’s bright new star]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=prolific-kubo-shapes-as-japan-s-bright-new-star-2903933.htmlTue, 15 Aug 2017 02:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIWC week kicks off with Player Council]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/newsid=2904135/index.htmlMon, 14 Aug 2017 23:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[European quartet secure France 2018 berths]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=european-trio-secure-france-2018-berths-2904125.htmlEngland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[VAR continuing to make progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=8/news=var-continuing-to-make-progress-2904122.htmlMon, 14 Aug 2017 17:08:00 GMT Area=Football Technology Section=Video Assistant Ref Kind=News<![CDATA[Everything you need to know about voting]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=everything-you-need-to-know-about-voting-2903948.htmlFIFA.com guides you through everything you need to know about voting for the The Best FIFA Football Awards. You can cast your vote from Monday 21 August!]]>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:33:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=General Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[Stage set for a gripping Grand Final]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=stage-set-for-a-gripping-grand-final-2903928.htmlLondon will host the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final from 16-18 August, where the planet's top 32 gamers will face off. FIFA.com gives you the lowdown on the big event. 

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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[The FIWC in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-fiwc-in-numbers-2903920.htmlSat, 12 Aug 2017 15:34:00 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=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2903236.htmlThis week we hear from Chapecoense airplane crash survivor Alan Ruschel after an emotional night at the Camp Nou, Ronaldo reflects on his 1994 FIFA World Cup experience as a 17-year-old and Netherlands head coach Sarina Wiegman's achievements are put into context.

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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:18:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News