<![CDATA[FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 05 Feb 2018 16:52:00 GMTSat, 21 Apr 2018 19:52:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[FIFA Secretary General meets with Spanish authorities]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=2/news=fifa-secretary-general-meets-spanish-authorities-2-2928045.htmlFIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura met with Inigo Mendez de Vigo, the Spanish Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, in Madrid on Tuesday 5 February. Also present at the meeting were Jose Ramon Lete, the president of the Spanish Sports Council, and Juan Luis Larrea, the president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF).

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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:52:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2927775.htmlThis week features David Beckham's newest endeavour in the game, an emotional return for Tim Cahill and the first words from Bert van Marwijk as the new Socceroos manager.

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Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:47:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil dominate again, Paraguay back on big stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=2/news=brazil-dominate-again-paraguay-back-on-big-stage-2927621.htmlBrazil booked their place at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 in style, winning all their matches at the South American Championships in the age group, held in Ecuador. Joining the Brazilians in France are tournament runners-up Paraguay.

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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Uruguay stalwart Lugano hangs up the boots]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=uruguay-stalwart-lugano-hangs-up-the-boots-2927408.htmlWed, 31 Jan 2018 00:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[Ghana and Nigeria make it five in a row]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=ghana-and-nigeria-make-it-five-in-a-row-2927384.htmlNigeria and Ghana triumphed in Africa to secure the two spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018, with the pair set to appear at their fifth-successive finals.

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Oceania field takes shape]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/292/723/4/index.htmlTue, 30 Jan 2018 05:58:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=OFC Champions League 2018 <![CDATA[France 2018 launches volunteer appeal]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=france-2018-lance-un-appel-aux-volontaires-2927218-2927224.htmlMon, 29 Jan 2018 18:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[Teenage DhTekKz stuns all at FUT Champions Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=teenage-dhtekkz-stuns-all-at-fut-champions-cup-2927215.htmlThe first 16 names set for the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs were confirmed at the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona, while a new name rose into the consciousness of the eSports world: 16-year-old DhTekKz.

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA eWorld Cup 2018
<![CDATA[Marco Fazzone appointed Director of the FIFA World Football Museum]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=marco-fazzone-appointed-director-of-the-fifa-world-football-museum-2927160.htmlMarco Fazzone has been appointed as the Director of the FIFA World Football Museum. Fazzone, who is currently the Managing Director of Design & Regional Art Fairs of the MCH Group Ltd. in Basel, will take up the post in February 2018.

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:59:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News
<![CDATA[Paraguay, Brazil scoop up tickets to France 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=paraguay-brazil-scoop-up-tickets-to-france-2018-2927150.htmlMon, 29 Jan 2018 03:11:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[Mexico prevail in strengthened CONCACAF region ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=mexico-prevail-in-strengthened-concacaf-region-2927142.htmlMexico were crowned CONCACAF champions for the first time in their history as they led the region's trio heading to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018, joined by runners-up USA and third-placed Haiti.

 
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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 01:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Haiti book CONCACAF's final ticket to France 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=haiti-book-concacaf-s-final-ticket-to-france-2018-2927112.htmlHaiti booked the final ticket from the CONCACAF region to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 with a 1-0 victory over Canada in the match for third place at the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:12:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Goalkeeping great Buffon turns 40]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=goalkeeping-great-buffon-turns-40-2927110.htmlOn his 40th birthday, FIFA.com celebrates the winner of the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award and a FIFA World Cup™ winner with Italy, Gianluigi Buffon.

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Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Ghana, Nigeria return to global finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=nigeria-and-ghana-keep-their-good-habits-2927102.htmlGhana and Nigeria booked Africa's two tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 with wins over Cameroon and South Africa.

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Sat, 27 Jan 2018 17:50:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2927063.htmlThis week we feature Robin van Persie's return to Feyenoord, Javier Mascherano's emotional farewell at the Camp Nou and Christine Sinclair's latest honour in her homeland.

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Sat, 27 Jan 2018 09:44:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico, USA book tickets to France 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=usa-edge-haiti-on-penalties-to-book-france-2018-ticket-2927071.htmlAfter a thrilling day of penalty shoot-out drama, Mexico and USA advanced to the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship 2018 final and booked their tickets to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018.

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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[FIFA President meets world leaders in Davos]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifa-president-meets-world-leaders-in-davos-2927001.htmlFIFA President Gianni Infantino attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:40:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[Aimar: There's plenty more I'd like to have achieved]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=aimar-me-quedaron-un-monton-de-cuentas-pendientes-2926940-2926980.htmlArgentinian playmaker Pablo Aimar has retired from football at 38 years of age. FIFA.com spoke with the former River Plate, Valencia, Real Zaragoza and Benfica star prior to his final match in the Copa Argentina.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Australia well placed ahead of latest Dutch odyssey]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=1/news=australia-well-placed-ahead-of-latest-dutch-odyssey-2926964.htmlWith Ange Postecoglou at the helm, Australia commenced 2017 at 44 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and facing a significant challenge to qualify for a fourth successive FIFA World Cup. Now they are flying high and bound for Russia, as FIFA.com reports.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:33:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Morales: World Cup can only be positive for Uruguay]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=morales-world-cup-can-only-be-positive-for-uruguay-2926876.htmlMidfielder Deyna Morales speaks about Uruguay's quest for glory as the country prepares to host South America's first FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018
<![CDATA[Draw lays out first ever UEFA Nations League]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=draw-lays-out-first-ever-uefa-nations-league-2926919.htmlThe draw for the first UEFA Nations League has seen the likes of Germany, France and the Netherlands grouped together in its top league ahead of its kick off in September 2018.

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:50:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Debutants shine as goals and upsets mark preliminary stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/292/686/1/index.htmlWed, 24 Jan 2018 06:53:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=AFC Champions League 2018 <![CDATA[VAR experiment discussed at The IFAB ABM]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=var-experiment-discussed-at-the-ifab-abm-2926797.htmlMon, 22 Jan 2018 19:04:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News<![CDATA[Communication and cooperation stressed by summit participants]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=communication-and-cooperation-stressed-by-summit-participants-2926713.htmlAt the fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit of the 2017/2018 series in Amsterdam, representatives from 21 FIFA member associations held discussions on the FIFA Forward Programme, the future of youth and women’s competitions, the transfer system and players' status. FIFA.com rounds up some of the reactions.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:13:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Duggan and Ireland upsetting the odds]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=duggan-and-ireland-upsetting-the-odds-2926692.htmlKaren Duggan speaks to FIFA.com about Republic of Ireland's quest to make the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ their first major tournament and explains why she has opted against turning professional.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Lively exchanges at fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=lively-exchanges-at-fifth-fifa-executive-football-summit-in-amsterdam-2926547.htmlPresidents and general secretaries from 21 FIFA member associations and three confederations (AFC, CONCACAF and UEFA) debated issues, including the FIFA Forward Programme and the future of youth and women’s competitions.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[CONCACAF's best battle for France 2018 berths ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=concacaf-s-best-battle-for-france-2018-berths-2926412.htmlTrinidad and Tobago will be the setting for the ninth edition of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, which begins on Thursday, with three places at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup up for grabs.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[France 2018 match schedule revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=france-2018-match-schedule-revealed-2925583.htmlThe FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 moved a step closer on Wednesday 17 January, with the announcement of the match schedule.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:30:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Van Basten: Together we can achieve the best for football]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=van-basten-together-we-can-achieve-the-best-for-football-2926430.htmlFormer Dutch international and current FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten speaks to FIFA.com ahead of the Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:55:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Giggs takes Wales post]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=giggs-takes-wales-post-2926342.html2008 FIFA Club World Cup winner Ryan Giggs, who won 64 Wales caps between 1991 and 2007, replaces previous boss Chris Coleman, who left for English Championship side Sunderland in November. 

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:28:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit set for Amsterdam]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifth-fifa-executive-football-summit-set-for-amsterdam-2926382.htmlPresidents and general secretaries of 21 FIFA member associations from three confederations will meet in Amsterdam for the latest FIFA Executive Football Summit on 16 January, in a bid to work together and continue shaping the future of world football.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[South Americans vie for two tickets to France]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=south-americans-vie-for-two-tickets-to-france-2926227.htmlEcuador is all set to host the eighth edition of the South American U-20 Women’s Championship, where ten nations will be competing for two berths at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[2017 Predictor and Trivia winners announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=2926155/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=We're happy to announce our grand prize winners for the final seasons of our FIFA Predictor and FIFA Ultimate Trivia games. 

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:49:00 GMT Area=The Club Section=The Club Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2926254.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:12:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[African duo to be decided]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=african-duo-to-be-decided-2926226.htmlJanuary 2018 is an important month in the race for places at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018, with the qualifying competitions in the CAF, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF zones all reaching their conclusions. By the time they do so, the line-up for the world finals will be complete.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[FIFA, Council of Europe establish partnership]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifa-and-the-council-of-europe-establish-a-strong-partnership-mou-on-h-2926210.htmlFIFA President Gianni Infantino and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met today in Strasbourg to discuss how to better promote human rights in sports. The meeting followed an exchange of views between the FIFA President and the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Rueda takes charge of Chile]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=rueda-takes-charge-of-chile-2926145.htmlChile have confirmed Reinaldo Rueda as their new coach, with the Colombian agreeing a contract until the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ qualifiers.

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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Coutinho completes move to Barcelona]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=coutinho-completes-move-to-barcelona-2925983.htmlBrazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has completed his move to Barcelona from Liverpool after spending five years with the Merseyside club.

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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:18:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=LaLiga Santander 2017/2018
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925908.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Salah, Oshoala named Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=salah-oshoala-named-africa-s-best-2925912.htmlEgypt's Mohamed Salah and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala were named as the top players in Africa at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday.

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:29:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Marta looks to France 2019 and beyond]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=marta-looks-to-france-2019-and-beyond-2925562.htmlMarta talks exclusively with FIFA.com about Brazil’s push for FIFA Women’s World Cup success at France 2019, her long-term plans on and off the pitch, and much more.

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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:05:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[The beautiful game, played everywhere]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-beautiful-game-played-everywhere-2925819.htmlAs we celebrate the start of 2018, we can look forward to a lot of spectacular football - most notably at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The beautiful game can be played almost anywhere, even in the most incredible locations, as shown by our photo gallery.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:20:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[The goals of 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-goals-of-2017-2925027.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the sensational goals that you, the fans, voted as the best at each full-size FIFA tournament in 2017.]]>Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:42:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=joyce-cook-receives-cbe-for-services-to-sport-and-accessibility-2925801.htmlAs midnight struck in London on 30 December 2017, the latest names to be recognised in the traditional Queen’s New Year Honours List were revealed. Among the list was the citation: Joyce Evelyn, Mrs. COOK, O.B.E. For services to Sport and Accessibility.

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Sat, 30 Dec 2017 12:16:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925728.htmlDer Bomber and El Pelusa getting dethroned and a mini-man towering above his rivals feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:57:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[A year of huge development and historic moments]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=a-year-of-huge-development-and-historic-moments-2925454.html Women’s football is an integral part of FIFA.com – and not just during tournaments. Many current and former players, coaches and important figures within national associations have fielded questions from us this year.

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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:15:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Venerating five of football's retired royals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com pays tribute.]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News<![CDATA[Mission XI Million sets new milestones for Indian football]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=mission-xi-million-sets-new-milestones-for-indian-football-2925555.htmlMon, 25 Dec 2017 07:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=12/news=football-christmas-presents-986316.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President impressed with Gulf Cup kick-off]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-president-impressed-with-gulf-cup-kick-off-2925682.htmlThe 23rd edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup kicked off in Kuwait, watched on by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, as fans packed in for the opening days to see the eight participants get the tournament rolling.

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 09:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[The young stars of 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-young-stars-of-2017-2925601.htmlFIFA.com presents you with 11 young players who have hit the headlines this year and who are likely to continue doing so in the future.

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:41:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News