<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 04 Aug 2015 03:56:00 GMTTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:19:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Silverware claimed as interest continues to soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=silverware-claimed-as-interest-continues-to-soar-2669098.htmlFIFA.com looks at the continued support for women’s football as the momentum established by the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 keeps rolling along as an impressive new record crowd figure was set in England, while fans have continued to turn out en masse in the USA.]]>Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:56:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[PSG seeking to maintain Ligue 1 dominance]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/266/920/1/index.htmlTue, 04 Aug 2015 00:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016<![CDATA[Chelsea trust in continuity as season dawns]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/919/8/index.htmlTue, 04 Aug 2015 00:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Mourinho sees Europe stars speeding MLS evolution]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=usa-mls-2000000103/news/newsid/266/919/3/index.htmlChelsea manager Jose Mourinho sees this year's influx of older European club stars into Major League Soccer as a key step in the North American league's global evolution.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:59:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=MLS 2015
<![CDATA[Norwich new-boy Mulumbu to miss start of season]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/918/2/index.htmlNorwich City's Congo DR midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will miss the start of the season after suffering a fractured foot, the English Premier League club revealed on Monday.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:02:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Reds cuddle koalas]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2015/m=8/news=reds-cuddle-koalas-2669151.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows two Liverpool players enjoying themselves on their pre-season tour.]]>Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:53:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Super Snap Kind=News<![CDATA[New quality standard being developed for vanishing spray]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=8/news=new-quality-standard-being-developed-for-vanishing-spray-2669164.htmlMon, 03 Aug 2015 15:30:00 GMT Area=FIFA Quality Prog. Section=Football Turf Kind=News<![CDATA[Leicester make double swoop for Kante and Benalouane]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/915/8/index.htmlLeicester City have completed a double swoop for French midfielder N'Golo Kante and Atalanta defender Yohan Benalouane, the English Premier League club announced on Monday.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:56:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Live Your Goals in July 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=live-your-goals-in-july-2015-2669125.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the past month.]]>Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:50:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Live your goals Kind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria, Mali make Olympic progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=8/news=nigeria-mali-make-olympic-progress-2669129.htmlMon, 03 Aug 2015 10:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Mourinho unhappy as Arsenal land Wembley blow]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/906/3/index.htmlSun, 02 Aug 2015 23:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Rooney: It was weird playing for Everton]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/905/3/index.htmlWayne Rooney admitted it felt "weird" putting on the blue shirt of his boyhood club Everton once again in a testimonial match for Goodison Park cult hero Duncan Ferguson on Sunday.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:49:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Lokomotiv drop points, Rostov remain unbeaten]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=russia-russian-football-premier-league-2000000024/news/newsid/266/905/1/index.htmlLokomotiv Moscow missed the chance to go level on points at the top of the Russian Premier League after being held 1-1 by Dynamo in Sunday's Moscow derby, while Rostov remain unbeaten after a goalless draw at home to Krasnodar.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:33:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=SOGAZ Russian Football Championship 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Arsenal beat Chelsea to claim Community Shield]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/901/5/index.htmlA lone first-half strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the difference between Arsenal and Chelsea in the 2015 English FA Community Shield as the north Londoners ran out 1-0 winners to mark their first win against the Blues in 14 attempts.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 17:13:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Malawi make Mtawali permanent coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/903/0/index.htmlFormer Malawi star Ernest Mtawali was elevated from caretaker to permanent national coach this weekend on a one-year contract, the football association said.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:51:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2668876.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, 02 Aug 2015 09:10:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[Celtic's Johansen focused on Champions League]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=scotland-premier-league-2000000001/news/newsid/266/900/1/index.htmlSun, 02 Aug 2015 00:15:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ladbrokes Premiership 2015/2016<![CDATA[Impact spoil Lampard's long-awaited MLS debut]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=usa-mls-2000000103/news/newsid/266/899/9/index.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 23:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=MLS 2015 <![CDATA[PSG start season with more silverware]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/897/9/index.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 21:11:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Wolfsburg stun Bayern to win German Super Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/896/8/index.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 21:09:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Zenit, CSKA make it three from three]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=russia-russian-football-premier-league-2000000024/news/newsid/266/898/0/index.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 19:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=SOGAZ Russian Football Championship 2015/2016<![CDATA[Khedira injured in Juve defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/895/6/index.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 19:29:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Mourinho aims another dig at old rival Wenger]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/887/9/index.htmlJose Mourinho has taken another swipe at old rival Arsene Wenger by claiming the Arsenal manager has only himself to blame for failing to find a solution to his dismal record against the Chelsea boss.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:49:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Liverpool's Lambert lands at West Brom]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/886/8/index.htmlStriker Rickie Lambert has joined West Bromwich Albion from Liverpool on a two-year contract, his new club announced on Friday. The 33-year-old English international has signed for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £3m.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:59:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Jovetic joins Inter Milan on loan]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/266/887/0/index.htmlManchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Italian Serie A side Inter Milan on an 18-month loan, the English Premier League club confirmed on Friday.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:24:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Monaco sign Saint-Maximin, loan him to Hanover]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/266/886/2/index.htmlUEFA Champions League hopefuls Monaco have made their latest summer signing, recruiting promising Saint-Etienne youngster Allan Saint-Maximin before sending him on loan to German Bundesliga club Hanover.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Aston Villa swoop for Veretout and Gestede]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/886/9/index.htmlAston Villa announced two new signings on Friday, with French midfielder Jordan Veretout signing from Nantes and Benin striker Rudy Gestede joining from Blackburn Rovers.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Walcott, Cazorla extend Arsenal deals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/884/4/index.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 11:32:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: July 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fri-31-july-monthly-women-s-review-2668659.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 06:34:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Deila: Celtic stronger than ever ahead of new campaign]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=scotland-premier-league-2000000001/news/newsid/266/874/3/index.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 00:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ladbrokes Premiership 2015/2016<![CDATA[Drogba relishing MLS challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=usa-mls-2000000103/news/newsid/266/874/2/index.htmlFri, 31 Jul 2015 00:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=MLS 2015 <![CDATA[Vilda appointed coach of Spain’s women’s team]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=vilda-al-mando-de-la-seleccion-femenina-espanola-2668666-2668718.htmlThe Spanish FA have handed the reins of Spain’s women’s side to Jorge Vilda, following the recent resignation of Ignacio Quereda.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:43:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Newcastle seal Mbemba swoop]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/872/1/index.htmlNewcastle United have completed the signing of Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba, head coach Steve McClaren confirmed.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:04:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Oliseh: Don't expect miracles]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=oliseh-don-t-expect-miracles-2668586.htmlFIFA.com following the Russia 2018 draw.]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:18:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Lille snap up Zambia defender Sunzu]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/266/869/8/index.htmlFrench Ligue 1 side Lille announced the season-long loan signing of 26-year-old Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:15:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[The first kings of the world]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-first-kings-of-the-world-2668620.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 11:24:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=History Kind=News Tournament=1930 FIFA World Cup Uruguay ™<![CDATA[Varallo: I was just a boy]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/news/newsid=1166532/index.htmlThis exclusive 2010 interview with Francisco Varallo, conducted shortly after his 100th birthday, saw the 1930 FIFA World Cup finalist discuss the changes in the game since the first ever global finals, and his own footballing experiences.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:27:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=History Kind=News
<![CDATA[Father's example guides history-maker Ericson ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=father-s-example-guides-history-maker-ericson-2667332.htmlFIFA.com about the tournament's aftermath, the prospect of Rio 2016 and the lessons he learned from his father, a two-time FIFA World Cup veteran.]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:12:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Zahoui: Niger are building with young stars]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=zahoui-niger-are-building-with-young-stars-2668598.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Stalemate as Tigres held by River]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/copalibertadores/news/newsid/266/861/3/index.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 03:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Libertadores 2015 <![CDATA[Kaka powers MLS All-Stars past Tottenham]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/861/2/index.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 03:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Boyata's late goal gives Celtic some breathing space]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/266/857/4/index.htmlDedryck Boyata saved Celtic's blushes with a late winner in a 1-0 home win over Azerbaijani side Qarabag, while Ajax and Rapid Vienna played to a 2-2 draw in UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg clashes.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:44:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Szczesny leaves Gunners for Roma on loan]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/266/857/1/index.htmlArsenal's 25-year-old Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny completed his season-long loan move to Italian giants Roma.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:55:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Gordon signs new Celtic deal]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=scotland-premier-league-2000000001/news/newsid/266/855/6/index.htmlCeltic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been rewarded for his performances since signing in 2014 with a two-year contract extension with the Scottish champions.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ladbrokes Premiership 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Lyon lose Grenier for four months]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/266/855/3/index.htmlLyon will be without 24-year-old midfielder Clement Grenier for the first four months of the season after he ruptured a tendon in his thigh during the club's 6-0 pre-season defeat against Arsenal.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:13:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Tigres, River in touching distance of glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/copalibertadores/news/newsid/266/854/5/index.htmlWe look ahead to the Copa Libertadores final, with River Plate out to reclaim the title 16 years since their last triumph, while Tigres hope to give Mexico their first champion.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:57:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Libertadores 2015
<![CDATA[Neil: Brady is dynamic and has a fantastic left foot]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/855/1/index.htmlWed, 29 Jul 2015 13:45:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Zimbabwe sanctioned for Olympic qualifying no-show]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=7/news=zimbabwe-sanctioned-for-olympic-qualifying-no-show-2668536.htmlThe qualifying match for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 that was scheduled for 19 July 2015 between Côte d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe has been declared a 3-0 forfeit victory for Côte d’Ivoire.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:30:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Pulis: Bruce gave Chester a great drum roll]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/266/853/9/index.htmlWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:38:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Ayala: Let’s hope it’s third time lucky for Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/copalibertadores/news/newsid/266/852/1/index.htmlWith Mexico yet to have a Copa Libertadores champion, Tigres' Roberto Ayala tells FIFA.com he hopes it can be third time lucky, while urging caution against a dangerous River Plate and lauding their new recruits.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Libertadores 2015