<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 24 May 2015 08:27:00 GMTSun, 24 May 2015 08:28:29 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2607820.htmlSun, 24 May 2015 08:27:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News<![CDATA[14 days to go]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=14-days-to-go-2607913.htmlGermany's Birgit Prinz and Brazil's Marta top the all-time goalscorers' list at the FIFA Women's World Cup, with both forwards bagging 14 goals each, averaging one goal per game played.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 22:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=100 days to go Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Juve finish in style, Genoa edge Inter]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/260/791/5/index.htmlJuventus won their final home game of the season against Napoli in an atmosphere of celebration and tribute, while Juraj Kucka's 89th-minute header lifted Genoa to a 3-2 win over Inter Milan. 

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Sat, 23 May 2015 21:59:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Monaco secure Champions League return]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/260/792/6/index.htmlMonaco claimed their third and final spot for UEFA Champions League qualification out of Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win over Lorient, while UEFA Europa League-bound Marseille defeated Bastia 3-0 and Saint-Etienne edged Guingamp 2-1. 

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Sat, 23 May 2015 21:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Valencia claim Champions League place, Eibar, Almeria relegated]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/260/787/4/index.htmlEibar and Almeria were relegated on the last day of the 2014/15 Spanish La Liga season, while Valencia sealed their place in next season's UEFA Champions League. 

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Sat, 23 May 2015 19:32:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Amkar upset champions Zenit to avoid relegation]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=russia-russian-football-premier-league-2000000024/news/newsid/260/782/9/index.htmlAmkar Perm defeated newly-crowned champions Zenit St. Petersburg 1-0 to avoid immediate relegation from the Russian Premier League, while Spartak Moscow suffered their third consecutive league defeat with a 2-1 loss to promoted Ufa.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 17:48:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=SOGAZ Russian Football Championship 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Guardiola: Bayern will return stronger]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/260/782/7/index.htmlPep Guardiola said Bayern Munich will return stronger next season after they were crowned Bundesliga champions for the third year running.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 17:45:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Freiburg, Paderborn relegated on final day]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/260/778/4/index.htmlChampions Bayern Munich finished the 2014/15 Bundesliga season with a 2-0 win over Mainz, while Hamburg and Stuttgart avoided relegation. 

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Sat, 23 May 2015 17:14:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Khedira: Time for new challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/260/778/2/index.htmlFIFA World Cup-winning midfielder with Germany Sami Khedira confirmed he will be leaving Real Madrid in the summer after struggling for playing time with the Spanish giants. 

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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:48:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Stubborn Reds remain unbeaten in Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=japan-j-league-division-1-2000000085/news/newsid/260/780/1/index.htmlUrawa Reds came from behind to beat Kashima Antlers 2-1 and went four points clear of Sanfrecce Hiroshima, while Hiroshima thrashed Albirex Niigata 4-2 thanks to a Tsukasa Shiotani brace.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 14:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Meiji Yasuda J1 League 2015
<![CDATA[Pellegrini: City dropped too many points against weaker teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/260/775/9/index.htmlSat, 23 May 2015 13:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Rodgers: Gerrard ready for final farewell]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/260/779/8/index.htmlLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said it was a "hugh sigh of relief" for midfielder Steven Gerrard to have his final game at Anfield behind him as the Merseyside club looks to finish their season on a high at Stoke City. 

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Sat, 23 May 2015 13:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Pereiro: Recoba liked my tattoo of him]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=pereiro-recoba-liked-my-tattoo-of-him-2607734.htmlNacional starlet Gaston Pereiro speaks to FIFA.com about being compared to Robin van Persie and Socrates, his idolisation of Alvaro Recoba and Uruguay's hopes at New Zealand 2015.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 11:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2607627.htmlSat, 23 May 2015 07:56:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Angers earn promotion to Ligue 1]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/260/771/2/index.htmlAngers ended a 21-year exile from France's Ligue 1 by clinching the third promotion spot with a 3-0 victory over Nimes.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 21:29:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Van Gaal: I believe De Gea shall stay]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/260/771/0/index.htmlLouis van Gaal gave hope to Manchester United fans on Friday when he said he was optimistic about the chances of goalkeeper David de Gea staying at Old Trafford.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 20:33:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Renard quits Côte d'Ivoire role]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/260/770/5/index.htmlTwo-time CAF African Nations Cup-winning coach Herve Renard has left his role with Côte d'Ivoire as reports linking him with the Lille job gather momentum.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 18:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Special awards: trees, sheep and coffee cups]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2015/m=5/news=special-awards-trees-sheep-and-coffee-cups-2607607.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 14:19:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Off The Ball Kind=News<![CDATA[Iacchelli: I'm still pinching myself]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=iacchelli-i-m-still-pinching-myself-2607425.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 14:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Canada arrives home to a heroine’s welcome ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=canada-arrives-home-to-a-heroine-s-welcome-2607611.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 14:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Tahiti reach for the stars once again]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=tahiti-again-reach-for-the-stars-2607467.htmlFIFA.com looks at the unique achievement of Tahiti's Beach Soccer World Cup star Raimana Li Fung Kuee as the Tiki Toa seek to reprise their unlikely success at Portugal 2015.]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 11:50:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Rosicky to remain with Gunners]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/260/758/2/index.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 11:08:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Osaka to debut as a FIFA Club World Cup venue]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=osaka-to-debut-as-a-fifa-club-world-cup-venue-2607393.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 09:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[The 65th FIFA Congress, LIVE on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-65th-fifa-congress-live-on-fifa-com-2607376.htmlFIFA.com ​will bring you live coverage of the 65th FIFA Congress, kicking off with the opening ceremony at 17.00 local time on Thursday 28 May, concluding with a post-Congress press conference the following day.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 08:59:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Congress 2015
<![CDATA[Cruzeiro, Guarani edge narrow advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/copalibertadores/news/newsid/260/748/6/index.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 06:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Le Roy turns sights to Olympics]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=5/news=le-roy-turns-sights-to-olympics-2607488.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 06:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Cong Vinh taking inspiration from history]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=cong-vinh-taking-inspiration-from-history-2607362.htmlFIFA.com ahead of his country’s match against Thailand, the first FIFA World Cup qualifier between the two in over four decades.]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 05:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Klopp aims for Europe on his Dortmund home farewell]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/260/748/0/index.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 00:22:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2014/2015<![CDATA[15 days to go]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=15-days-to-go-2606759.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=100 days to go Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Newcastle and Hull in survival shootout]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/260/746/3/index.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 23:43:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Midtjylland clinch first Danish title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=denmark-superligaen-2000000014/news/newsid/260/742/0/index.htmlMidtjylland secured their first Danish title after a goalless draw away to relegation-threatened Vestsjaelland, ensuring them of glory having previously finished as runners-up in 2007 and 2008. 

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Thu, 21 May 2015 22:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=ALKA Superliga 2014/2015
<![CDATA[First Belgian title for Gent ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=belgium-pro-league-2000000009/news/newsid/260/741/6/index.htmlBelgian club Gent sealed the first league title in their 115-year history by beating Standard Liege 2-0 on the penultimate day of the play-offs.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 20:48:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Jupiler Pro League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Lokomotiv beat Kuban to win Russian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/260/740/4/index.htmlLokomotiv Moscow defeated Kuban Krasnodar 3-1 after extra time in the Russian Cup final to secure their sixth trophy in the competition. 

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Thu, 21 May 2015 18:46:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Hodgson: England's uncapped trio have a good opportunity]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/260/735/3/index.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 14:24:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Alexandersson: We have to be patient and ambitious ]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=alexandersson-we-have-to-be-patient-and-ambitious-2607298.htmlFIFA.com investigates.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[England call on Austin, Heaton and Vardy]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/260/734/1/index.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 12:48:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Squads announced for New Zealand 2015 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=squads-announced-for-new-zealand-2015-2607226.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 10:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Bright horizons for Timor-Leste]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=5/news=bright-horizons-for-timor-leste-2607223.htmlFIFA.com looks at Timor-Leste’s breakthrough FIFA World Cup results this year and subsequent rise on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 09:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Kramer: I have no memory of Brazil 2014 Final]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=kramer-i-have-no-memory-of-brazil-2014-final-2607274.htmlFIFA.com about his FIFA World Cup experiences and love of console gaming.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 09:47:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015<![CDATA[FIFA celebrates 111th birthday]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-celebrates-111th-birthday-2607065.htmlThe Federation Internationale  de Football Association (FIFA) celebrates its 111th anniversary today, and we take a brief look back at the history of the organisation.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 09:15:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News<![CDATA[Last-gasp Independiente Santa Fe edge Internacional]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/copalibertadores/news/newsid/260/722/5/index.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 06:59:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Kansas comeback quells Revolution]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=usa-mls-2000000103/news/newsid/260/722/4/index.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 06:45:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=MLS 2015 <![CDATA[Japan pair shine as K-League trio disappoint]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/719/7/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the opening to the AFC Champions League knockout stage with the race for a quarter-final berth still very much alive in all eight ties.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 01:34:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[16 days to go]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=16-days-to-go-2606749.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=100 days to go Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Sunderland ensure Premier League status]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/260/716/0/index.htmlSunderland managed a goalless draw at Arsenal to ensure their top flight status and avoid a nervous final day of the season at champions Chelsea on Sunday.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 21:46:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Juve win record tenth Coppa Italia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/260/715/6/index.htmlJuventus defeated Lazio 2-1 after extra time to win the 2015 Coppa Italia and secure a record tenth title in the competition.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 20:40:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Osaka, Seongnam take strides towards quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/713/4/index.htmlAn injury-time penalty rocked the AFC Champions League hopes of ten-man Guangzhou Evergrande as the Chinese side went down 2-1 to Seongnam in the last 16 first leg, while Gamba Osaka and Naft Tehran both also won their respective first legs.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 19:04:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Fans invited to celebrate FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 at dedicated Fan Zones]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fans-invited-to-celebrate-fifa-women-s-world-cup-canada-2015-at-dedica-2607096.htmlFans are invited to celebrate the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 at Fan Zones located in all six official Host Cities.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 17:55:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Rooney: United have met targets]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/260/711/1/index.htmlManchester United forward Wayne Rooney said he believes the club achieved their main objectives this season having secured a UEFA Champions League place. 

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Wed, 20 May 2015 17:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter concludes visit to Israeli and Palestinian authorities]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-president-blatter-concludes-visit-to-israeli-and-palestinian-auth-2607075.htmlWed, 20 May 2015 17:18:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA brings its global health initiative to Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-brings-its-global-health-initiative-to-europe-2606979.htmlWed, 20 May 2015 16:03:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Medical Kind=News