<![CDATA[FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 27 May 2016 03:58:00 GMTFri, 27 May 2016 05:30:07 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Heroines and heartbreak as Lyon complete treble]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=heroines-and-heartbreak-as-lyon-complete-treble-2792656.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League final as Lyon's Saki Kumagai was the penalty shoot-out heroine - not for the first time in her career.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 03:58:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Griezmann: Everyone wants to score in a final]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/254/7/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, who talks playing in his first UEFA Champions League final, what Real Madrid's French manager Zinedine Zidane means to him and UEFA EURO 2016 with France.   

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Thu, 26 May 2016 14:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Rio acclaims bronze-winning Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rio-acclaims-bronze-winning-brazil-2792463.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. This week's photo takes us back to 1938 and extraordinary scenes on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:57:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Xavi: This is Atletico's moment]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=xavi-this-is-atletico-s-moment-2792546.htmlFormer FC Barcelona captain Xavi looks ahead to the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, while also talking about witnessing Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations taking shape.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[Unconventional road to the top for Aussie ace Ikonomidis]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=unconventional-road-to-the-top-for-aussie-ace-ikonomidis-2792523.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia youngster Chris Ikonomidis about his unlikely path to the national team, his experiences at Lazio and being mentored by all-time FIFA World Cup great Miroslav Klose.]]>Thu, 26 May 2016 06:55:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Olympics on hold for Olympique's Thomis]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=olympics-on-hold-for-olympique-s-thomis-2792448.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Lyon star Elodie Thomas, who talks about the prospect of winning the treble, while also looking towards the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.]]>Thu, 26 May 2016 06:21:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Quartet seal maiden quarter-final spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/244/5/index.htmlFour teams made history in progressing to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time, while there was plenty of late drama around Asia as the last eight competitors snuck past the competition.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 21:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA carries out stadium visits in Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-carries-out-stadium-visits-in-saint-petersburg-and-kaliningrad-2792469.htmlEarlier this week FIFA’s Director of Competitions Colin Smith carried out stadium visits in Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad accompanied by representatives of the Local Organising Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 18:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Zizou effect]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/279/242/2/index.htmlMadridista fans, but the arrival of one Zinedine Zidane has seen outlooks and fortunes transformed as a return to the UEFA Champions League final awaits.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 16:12:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Meeting of equals in heavyweight clash]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=meeting-of-equals-in-heavyweight-clash-2792420.htmlHaving both already tasted glory this term, and seasoned veterans at the pinnacle of European football, the clash between Vfl Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyon for the UEFA Women's Champions League is set to be a fierce one.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:27:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Hamren: Zlatan has been a fantastic captain]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/237/1/index.htmlFIFA.com why UEFA EURO 2016 will be his last tournament and assesses the future for the national team and their talismanic skipper, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 09:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[A double, a drubbing and the dreaded drop]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-double-a-drubbing-and-the-dreaded-drop-2792391.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you through the host cities of four former FIFA World Cup Finals and one future one, as well as the Big Apple.]]>Wed, 25 May 2016 08:06:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Tahiti set sights on reprising fairytale]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tahiti-seek-to-reprise-fairytale-2792412.htmlWed, 25 May 2016 07:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Record numbers bid to host FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2020]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=record-numbers-bid-to-host-fifa-futsal-world-cup-in-2020-2792309.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 14:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Chiriches: It’s a once in a lifetime moment]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/216/5/index.htmlRomania and Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches recalls watching the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France as a youngster ahead of his side's return to the country for a major tournament. 

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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:46:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Cup joy for Wolfsburg as City stay perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=cup-joy-for-wolfsburg-as-city-stay-perfect-2792310.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 09:32:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Lombaerts: I can get by in any scenario in Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lombaerts-i-can-get-by-in-any-scenario-in-russia-2792170.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 06:17:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General Markus Kattner dismissed with immediate effect]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-s-deputy-secretary-general-markus-kattner-dismissed-with-immediat-2792190.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 18:24:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Turkey not to be taken lightly]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/218/9/index.htmlWhile they have struggled to consistently qualify for major tournaments in recent years, Turkey’s impressive record on the big stage makes them a dangerous opponent for anyone. FIFA.com hears from Cenk Tosun and Hakan Calhanoglu ahead of EURO 2016.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 17:58:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA TV offers sub-Saharan Africa media rights for 2016 competitions]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-tv-offers-sub-saharan-africa-media-rights-for-2016-competitions-2792177.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 15:37:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=TV Kind=News<![CDATA[Kellermann: Lyon are the reference point]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kellermann-lyon-are-the-reference-point-2792175.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 15:28:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Medellin hosts futsal administration course as part of FIFA training programme]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medellin-hosts-futsal-administration-course-as-part-of-fifa-training-p-2792172.htmlIn conjunction with the hosting of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, and as part of its training programme, FIFA has organised various courses and activities with the aim of stimulating the development of participants connected with futsal.

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Mon, 23 May 2016 15:03:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Futsal Kind=News
<![CDATA[Nemeth: We're full of hope]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/279/216/3/index.html FIFA.com about the Magyars' return to the big time at UEFA EURO 2016 and their chances of success in France.]]>Mon, 23 May 2016 13:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Iceland's Stateside flag-bearer]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=iceland-s-stateside-flag-bearer-2792116.htmlFIFA.com looks at the rise and rise of unheralded Iceland midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir, from a childhood growing up in a small village to playing at the best supported club in the women's game.]]>Mon, 23 May 2016 07:55:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2792021.htmlAs is the case every Sunday, we preview what's on FIFA.com in the week ahead, the highlight of which will be the second round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Oceania for Russia 2018, though many eyes will likely be on the UEFA Champions League final as Europe's representative at the FIFA Club World Cup will be determined on Saturday.

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Sun, 22 May 2016 16:08:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2792008.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, 22 May 2016 10:43:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[Blackstenius: I want to be the best player in the world]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=blackstenius-i-want-to-be-the-best-player-in-the-world-2792011.htmlSweden striker Stina Blackstenius speaks to FIFA.com ahead of what promises to be an exciting remainder of 2016, with the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 and FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea to look forward to.

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Sun, 22 May 2016 09:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Fiji well placed to maintain miracle year]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fiji-well-placed-to-maintain-miracle-year-2791734.htmlSat, 21 May 2016 23:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA President Infantino inaugurates House of Football in Montenegro]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-president-infantino-inaugurates-house-of-football-in-montenegro-2791891.htmlAs Montenegro celebrated ten years of independence, FIFA President Gianni Infantino today participated in the inauguration of the House of Football of the Football Association of Montenegro (FSCG) in the capital city, Podgorica.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 15:49:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[Riise remembers Norway’s ‘95 nirvana]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=riise-remembers-norway-s-95-nirvana-2791823.htmlFIFA.com hears from Hege Riise, Golden Ball winner at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, about Norway's golden era, the tournament's subsequent development and her admiration for Carli Lloyd.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 14:49:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2791833.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Fabrice Muamba returning to the pitch, Isco naming his dog, Carlo Ancelotti sharing his thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez getting teased by his team-mates and much more.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 09:00:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Futsal Stars light up Medellin]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-futsal-stars-light-up-medellin-2791892.htmlOn Friday 20 May in Medellin, the Colombian fans got a taste of what will be in store at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, thanks to an exhibition game played between the FIFA Futsal Stars Team and the tournament hosts.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 08:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Egypt’s women closing the gap]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=egypt-s-women-closing-the-gap-2791815.htmlWhile Egypt’s men have competed at two FIFA World Cups and won the CAF Africa Cup of Nations on seven occasions, the country’s women are hoping to grab some glory for themselves, having just beaten Côte d’Ivoire to qualify for the continental finals for only the second time in their history and the first in 18 years.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 16:58:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Jordan seminar seeks to leverage U-17 legacy and grow women’s football in West Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=jordan-seminar-seeks-to-leverage-u-17-legacy-and-grow-women-s-football-2791745.htmlAs part of the legacy programme of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, a regional women’s football development seminar was held in Jordan between 17 and 20 May.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 13:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Video replay technology on show at IFAB kick-off workshop]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=video-replay-technology-on-show-at-ifab-kick-off-workshop-2791747.htmlThe first workshop on experiments with video assistant referees (VARs) in football concluded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands today.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 13:02:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[Libertadores last-four line-up takes shape]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/279/177/1/index.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 11:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Ahn & Park: Make the most of the experience]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=ahn-park-make-the-most-of-the-experience-2791672.htmlFri, 20 May 2016 10:47:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Borussia Monchengladbach players brighten up young migrants’ training session at the Home of FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/sustainability/news/y=2016/m=5/news=borussia-monchengladbach-players-brighten-up-young-migrants-training-s-2791531.htmlA group of young migrants that practice on a weekly basis at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, as part of the "Football Connects" programme, had a special visit from coaches and players from German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 10:21:00 GMT Area=Social Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Lee: We have amazing fans in Korea]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lee-we-have-amazing-fans-in-korea-2791632.htmlKorea Republic and Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chungyong speaks to ​FIFA.com​ about the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 taking place in his home country, which kicks off exactly one year from today.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 08:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[IFAB advisory panels discuss Laws of the Game in Amsterdam]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=ifab-advisory-panels-discuss-laws-of-the-game-in-amsterdam-2791660.htmlThe advisory panels that provide expert advice to The IFAB on potential changes to the Laws of the Game met in Amsterdam to discuss some of the most hotly debated topics in football.

 
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Thu, 19 May 2016 15:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[Gaitan, Colombia’s very own superwoman]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gaitan-colombia-s-very-own-superwoman-2791645.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Colombia's Natalia Gaitan, who reflects on the 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, winning Colombia’s FIFPro Female Player of the Year and looks ahead to Rio 2016.  

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Thu, 19 May 2016 14:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[FIFA takes club licensing seminar to Ethiopia]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-takes-club-licensing-seminar-to-ethiopia-2791650.htmlThu, 19 May 2016 13:48:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Leagues & Clubs Kind=News<![CDATA[Gianni Infantino’s article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=gianni-infantino-s-article-in-the-neuen-zurcher-zeitung-2791640.htmlThu, 19 May 2016 12:51:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News<![CDATA[A red sea in Seoul]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-red-sea-in-seoul-2791625.html Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. This week's takes us back to 2002 and the remarkable gatherings of South Korean supporters.

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Thu, 19 May 2016 11:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Africans make their mark in FA Cup finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=africans-make-their-mark-in-fa-cup-finals-2791524.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most memorable moments and figures.]]>Thu, 19 May 2016 04:07:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian giants]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/154/5/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across Asia.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 21:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Boban, Siem join FIFA President Gianni Infantino's team]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=boban-siem-join-fifa-president-gianni-infantino-s-team-2791546.htmlFormer Croatian international Zvonimir Boban and former Norwegian Football Association Secretary General Kjetil Siem have both joined FIFA President Gianni Infantino's office. 

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Wed, 18 May 2016 20:29:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[Relive: FIFA Futsal World Cup Official Draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-futsal-world-cup-official-draw-to-be-streamed-live-on-fifa-com-2791539.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 19:26:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[FIFA General Coordinators get ready for 2016 tournaments in Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-general-coordinators-get-ready-for-2016-tournaments-in-zurich-2791530.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 17:16:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News