<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 05 May 2016 08:57:00 GMTThu, 05 May 2016 09:44:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Argentina hold as Philippines record personal best]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=argentina-hold-as-philippines-record-personal-best-2789429.html With no A-international matches played in April, the May edition of the FIFA/Cola-Cola World Ranking provided a brief moment of security for teams eager to hold onto their top positions.

 

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Thu, 05 May 2016 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Rossi's race to World Cup glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rossi-s-race-to-world-cup-glory-2789730.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Paolo Rossi's opening goal in the 1982 Final.]]>Thu, 05 May 2016 07:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Seven through as Asian line-up complete]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=seven-through-as-asian-line-up-complete-2789850.htmlThu, 05 May 2016 02:52:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Who will win the 2016 UEFA Champions League final?]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/984/9/index.htmlAs we now know the UEFA Champions League final will be contested between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, FIFA.com wants to know which team you think will win, earning a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 along the way, and why?

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Wed, 04 May 2016 23:06:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=Have Your Say Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Real edge City, set up Madrid derby in Milan]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/984/2/index.htmlWed, 04 May 2016 21:39:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Europe’s top eight battle for three World Cup tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2789648/index.htmlThe UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship gets underway on Wednesday, 4 May in Minsk, Belarus, where teams will play for the final three places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 from 30 September to 21 October.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 16:42:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Guam international provisionally suspended following anti-doping test ]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=guam-international-provisionally-suspended-following-anti-doping-test-2789708.htmlThe chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to provisionally suspend a Guam international footballer for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 14:39:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Anti-doping Kind=News
<![CDATA[Ben Nabouhane: I love scoring for my country]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=ben-nabouhane-i-love-scoring-for-my-country-2789736.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Comoros striker El Fardou Ben Nabouhane who talks about scoring in his national team's first-ever competitive win in March, recovering from injury set-backs, playing club football in Greece and more. 

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Wed, 04 May 2016 12:52:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Possession, dinks and drama]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=possession-dinks-and-drama-2789593.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with indiscipline by a London team and a Londoner in Kansas City.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 08:25:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Remembering Yekini]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2012/m=5/news=yekini-unforgettable-celebration-1628761.htmlWed, 04 May 2016 08:12:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Video of the Week Kind=News<![CDATA[Rostov following in Leicester's spirit]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rostov-following-in-leicester-s-spirit-2789446.htmlFIFA.com looks into Rostov's rise and hears from the club's defensive midfielder and captain Aleksandr Gatskan about their progress.]]>Wed, 04 May 2016 06:18:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Atleti advance on Griezmann’s away goal]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/956/7/index.htmlBayern Munich beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Allianz Arena in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final, but the Spanish La Liga side advanced to the final in Milan courtesy of Antoine Griezmann’s away goal scored in the second-half, the deciding factor in the 2-2 aggregate draw.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 21:49:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Technical and tactical study takes centre stage in referees’ preparation]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=technical-and-tactical-study-takes-centre-stage-in-referees-preparatio-2789423.htmlWe look back at another historic refereeing seminar, this time in Miami, as joint-preparation for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 continues apace.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 15:31:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Refereeing Kind=News
<![CDATA[All to play for in Libertadores last-eight hunt]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/278/942/2/index.htmlTue, 03 May 2016 15:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Following in famous footsteps]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2009/m=9/news=following-famous-footsteps-1103224.html From Paolo Maldini to Laurent Platini, the sons of famous players have found varying levels of success taking the baton from their fathers.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 12:35:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Off The Ball Kind=News
<![CDATA[Scott takes her love of the cage to Iraq]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=scott-takes-her-love-of-the-cage-to-iraq-2789272.htmlAfter growing up in East London, on pitches encased by steel fences, England international Alex Scott took the chance to share her love for expressing yourself within a football cage with refugees in Iraq.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 11:24:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Hearn: The Olympics still take my breath away]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=hearn-the-olympics-still-take-my-breath-away-2789416.htmlWith her third Olympics coming up, New Zealad's all-time top scorer Amber Hearn admits the global games still astound her, talks geographical challenges and assesses the hurdles coming up in Rio.

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Tue, 03 May 2016 09:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Euro pair fly the flag, Bayern crowned ]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=euro-pair-fly-the-flag-bayern-crowned-2789410.htmlFIFA.com’s latest women’s club football review takes in the best in European continental club action, plus also Bayern Munich’s coronation in Germany, a heavyweight match-up in the NWSL, plus the latest from England.]]>Tue, 03 May 2016 07:58:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Leicester City, the unlikely champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=leicester-city-the-unlikely-champions-2783526.htmlFIFA.com sums up their road to glory with a special selection of photos as they marched to glory.]]>Mon, 02 May 2016 22:35:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Pezzaiuoli: The next step is hosting World Cup in China PR]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=pezzaiuoli-the-next-step-is-hosting-world-cup-in-china-pr-2789319.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Marco Pezzaiuoli, who oversees Guangzhou Evergrande's youth set-up ahead of the club's appearance at the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup, and chats to us about football development in China PR, their push to host a FIFA World Cup in the future and much more.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 18:03:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Statement on CAS decision concerning Gibraltar]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-statement-on-cas-decision-concerning-gibraltar-2789313.html
 
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Mon, 02 May 2016 16:25:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[San Siro in sight for semi-finalists]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/930/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks at which teams might have the edge, and whether Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller will force his way back into the starting line-up.]]>Mon, 02 May 2016 16:09:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[FIFA extends provisional sanction against Mamadou Sakho for anti-doping rule violation ]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=keep-pending-fifa-extends-provisional-sanction-against-mamadou-sakho-f-2789310.htmlThe chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanction imposed on 28 April 2016 by the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body of UEFA on the French player Mamadou Sakho for an anti-doping rule violation.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 16:07:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Anti-doping Kind=Release
<![CDATA[88 match officials appointed for Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2789253/index.htmlMon, 02 May 2016 11:27:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Release Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Meeting in Miami discusses anti-doping at the Copa America]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=meeting-in-miami-discusses-anti-doping-at-the-copa-america-2789246.htmlThe Copa America Centenario 2016 Medical and Anti-Doping Committee met with experts from FIFA and UEFA in Miami on Friday 29 April for a workshop to finalise a unified and consistent structure for anti-doping policies and procedures to be used during the historic tournament.

 

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Mon, 02 May 2016 10:24:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Anti-doping Kind=News
<![CDATA[Yasmeen Khair: I'm proud to be an ambassador]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=yasmeen-khair-i-m-proud-to-be-an-ambassador-2780640.htmlJordan gymnast Yasmeen Khair has been chosen as one of the ambassadors of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, and she couldn't be happier.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 09:11:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Tona Is, from a cop to a coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=is-from-a-cop-to-a-coach-2789226.htmlMon, 02 May 2016 08:19:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Chan: Building relationships the key to our success]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=chan-building-relationships-the-key-to-our-success-2783561.htmlMon, 02 May 2016 05:05:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=4/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2783750.htmlFIFA.com in the coming days.]]>Sun, 01 May 2016 15:36:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2783692.htmlNo less than six FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including two tournament winners.

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Sun, 01 May 2016 10:09:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[Sommer: I want to be a leader too]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/278/353/2/index.htmlYann Sommer will take to the field as Switzerland’s first-choice goalkeeper at UEFA EURO 2016, despite failing to play a minute at Brazil 2014. The shot-stopper explained to FIFA.com how his experiences at the most recent FIFA World Cup have helped his career.

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:33:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Can: I'd play anywhere in the national team]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=can-i-d-play-anywhere-in-the-national-team-2783557.htmlIn the wake of Philipp Lahm's retirement from international football, Germany coach Joachim Low is on the hunt for a new right-back or defensive midfielder. Emre Can is able to play in both positions and is eager to take the former captain's place in the side.

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2783555.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Tom Hanks offers encouragement to Aston Villa supporters, Riyad Mahrez’s mother speaks out, Robert Lewandowski expresses his preferred dining order, Juan Mata talks money and much more

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:04:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Oshoala: I want to be an inspiration to others]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=oshoala-i-want-to-be-an-inspiration-to-others-2783407.htmlA veteran of two FIFA U-20 Women's World Cups, Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala feels a strong connection to FIFA’s youth competitions. Now a veteran of the senior FIFA Women's World Cup, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to the Nigeria international to hear about her progress from the youth level to the biggest stage in women's football.

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2783374.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:44:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Lichtsteiner: You have to devote yourself]]>http://www.fifa.com/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=lichtsteiner-you-have-to-devote-yourself-2783439.htmlStephan Lichtsteiner recently won a fifth successive Italian league title with Juventus. Having participated at the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup early in his career, he was more than happy to discuss the tournament with FIFA.com.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016
<![CDATA[America book instant return to Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/351/5/index.htmlThe 2015/16 CONCACAF Champions League has produced a little bit of everything over the last eight months. When the dust finally settled, though, it was defending champions America who had the honour of lifting the trophy.

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Future residents impressed by stadium progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=impressive-progress-at-kaliningrad-stadium-2783411.htmlEvery month FIFA.com will provide an update for fans regarding the preparations on the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ arenas. For April, the focus is on the Kaliningrad Stadium, which has made excellent progress so far this year.

 

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:11:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for the Guinean FA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-the-guinean-fa-2783386.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 08:10:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Cayman: We’ve come a long way]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=cayman-we-ve-come-a-long-way-2783361.htmlBelgium captain Janice Cayman talks us through the progress made by the Red Flames, and attempting to emulate a 'golden generation' in the men's side.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:41:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Funes Mori: Dallas is a part of my life]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=mori-dallas-is-a-part-of-my-life-2783372.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Ramiro Funes Mori to hear about his life in Dallas, Texas as a teenager, growing up with his twin brother Rogelio, making the move to Everton and returning to Texas to play for Argentina.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:40:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA President takes part in Thailand FA’s 100-year celebrations ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-president-takes-part-in-thailand-fa-s-100-year-celebrations-2783375.htmlThu, 28 Apr 2016 14:31:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay’s manic Maracana coronation]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=uruguay-s-manic-maracana-coronation-2783220.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jules Rimet presenting the Trophy in 1950.

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[America crowned continental kings again ]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/333/6/index.htmlThu, 28 Apr 2016 04:50:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Guinea-Bissau stronger than ever before]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=4/news=guinea-bissau-as-strong-as-never-before-2783218.htmlDjurtus mirrors their stunning position atop Group E in qualifying for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017.]]>Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:48:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Atleti edge Bayern, bring advantage to second leg]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/278/330/9/index.htmlSaul Niguez’s impressive solo strike put Atletico Madrid ahead early as the hosts edged Bayern Munich 1-0 in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Russia 2018 LOC Management Board meeting with FIFA participation in Nizhny Novgorod]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=russia-2018-loc-management-board-meeting-with-fifa-participation-in-ni-2783243.htmlThe 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organising Committee (Russia 2018 LOC) held its eighth Management Board meeting with FIFA participation on 27 April 2016 in Nizhny Novgorod. Members of this board include heads of key FIFA and LOC departments, who discussed the main issues in operational planning for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and associated events.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Dylan Bance, calmness personified]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=dylan-bance-calmness-personified-2783102.htmlFIFA.com about his calm spirit and possession-oriented style of play. ]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016<![CDATA[Lezcano: It was my dream to play for Paraguay ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=lezcano-it-was-my-dream-to-play-for-paraguay-2783189.htmlParaguay's Dario Lezcano, the current joint-top scorer in the CONMEBOL zone's FIFA World Cup qualifying, reflects on his meteoric rise at international level, his country's current campaign, leaving South America for Europe as a teenager and more.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA President meets Korean FA and FIFA Partner Hyundai]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-president-meets-korean-fa-and-fifa-partner-hyundai-2783194.htmlFIFA President Infantino held meetings with FIFA Partners Hyundai Motor Group and with the Korean Football Association in Seoul.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:29:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News