<![CDATA[FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 17 Nov 2017 21:32:00 GMTFri, 17 Nov 2017 23:21:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Coleman leaves Wales post]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=coleman-leaves-wales-post-2920586.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 21:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Peru’s Little Seal caps his comeback in style ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jefferson Farfan, who spent 17 months out of the Peru squad before returning to become the team's play-off hero, reflects on the achievement and explains why "the future’s even brighter".

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Uruguay 2018: More than just an emblem launch]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=uruguay-2018-more-than-just-an-emblem-launch-2920579.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Great demand for World Cup tickets ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=great-demand-for-world-cup-tickets-2920563.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 11:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gary Lineker and Maria Komandnaya to conduct Final Draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gary-lineker-and-maria-komandnaya-to-conduct-final-draw-2920020.htmlThe Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Moscow is now tantalisingly close, and we can reveal who will be on stage to help guide the millions of fans around the world through the ceremony.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Contrasting styles match-up in Asian finale]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=contrasting-styles-match-up-in-asian-finale-2920533.htmlFIFA.com previews Saturday's AFC Champions League final first leg where 2007 champions Urawa Red Diamonds are seeking a second title at the expense of an Al Hilal side who have long coveted the continent's greatest prize.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Video Vault: Faryd Mondragon talks France 1998]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=video-vault-faryd-mondragon-talks-france-1998-2919833.htmlIn the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, the oldest person to play at the tournament, shares his memories of appearing at France 1998, where he made his global finals debut.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Kharbin looking for final consolation]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=kharbin-looking-for-final-consolation-2920474.htmlOmar Kharbin has identified the perfect remedy after missing out on a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The Syria forward hopes to begin the healing by winning the AFC Champions League and just one last obstacle remains.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Palestine boosted by Asian qualifying success]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=11/news=palestine-boosted-by-asian-qualifying-success-2920254.htmlPalestine have enjoyed plenty of success in recent years, following the country’s historic AFC Asian Cup debut in Australia in 2015. We take a closer look at Abdel Nasser Barakat side's FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking rise.  

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:59:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Socceroos' long and winding road to Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=socceroos-long-and-winding-road-to-russia-2920252.htmlFIFA.com reviews Australia's path to Russia 2018, which was marked by a host of off-fields records and equally noteworthy on-field development.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:48:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Peru outlast New Zealand to end World Cup drought]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=peru-outlast-new-zealand-to-end-world-cup-drought-2920245.htmlPeru are heading to their first FIFA World Cup in 36 years after a goal in each half was enough to see off a resilient New Zealand in a raucous Estadio Nacional in Lima on Wednesday.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:52:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pots announced for Final Draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=pots-announced-for-final-draw-2920191.htmlWith Peru completing the line-up of 32 teams for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, we now know the seeding pots for the Final Draw on 1 December.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Italy part ways with Ventura ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=italy-part-ways-with-ventura-2920199.htmlWed, 15 Nov 2017 18:50:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Jedinak sends Socceroos to Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=jedinak-sends-socceroos-to-russia-2920143.htmlWed, 15 Nov 2017 11:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Eriksen: It's an incredible feeling]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=eriksen-it-s-an-incredible-feeling-2920086.htmlChristian Eriksen has spoken about his evolution as a player after his stunning hat-trick fired his nation to their fifth FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:47:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[History in the offing as final ticket goes up for grabs]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=history-in-the-offing-as-final-ticket-goes-up-for-grabs-2920043.htmlFIFA.com previews the intercontinental play-off between Peru and New Zealand as the final spot in the 32-nation Russia 2018 field goes on the line.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Eriksen hat-trick leads Denmark to Russia 2018 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=eriksen-hat-trick-leads-denmark-to-russia-2018-2920027.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 21:42:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[GORILLA named UK's Esports Player of the Year]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=gorilla-named-uk-s-esports-player-of-the-year-2920008.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 15:08:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA eWorld Cup 2018<![CDATA[Positive inspection tour carried out in Brittany]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=visite-d-inspection-positive-en-bretagne-2919823-2919979.htmlAnother significant step towards the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 was taken last week: between 7 and 10 November, a FIFA delegation carried out a preliminary inspection in Brittany, where the competition will be held from 5 to 24 August. 

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:48:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Swede dreams for Andersson’s play-off heroes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=swede-dreams-for-andersson-s-play-off-heroes-2919990.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 09:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup ticket sales resume]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-ticket-sales-resume-on-fifa-com-622-117-allocated-2919985.htmlWith the thrilling race to secure the last berths at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ having concluded over recent days, ticket sales for the world’s biggest single-sport event resumed on 16 November 2017, 12:00 Moscow time (10:00 Central European Time), on FIFA.com/tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:35:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Ticketing Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Final hurdle awaits Australia, Honduras]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=final-hurdle-awaits-australia-honduras-2919978.htmlAfter two gruelling years of qualifying competition, it all comes down to 90 minutes for Australia and Honduras as they seek a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:57:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Tearful farewell for World Cup legend Buffon]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tearful-farewell-for-world-cup-legend-2919977.htmlFIFA World Cup™ winner Gianluigi Buffon had been within touching distance of history but ultimately his Italy side fell just short of winning a ticket to Russia 2018. 

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sweden stun Italy to book World Cup return]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=sweden-stun-italy-to-book-world-cup-return-2919904.htmlFor the first time since 1958, Italy will not be going to the FIFA World Cup™. Sweden held on to force a goalless draw in the second leg at the San Siro to defeat the Italians 1-0 on aggregate in their Russia 2018 play-off.

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Long-term absentees make triumphant returns]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=long-term-absentees-make-triumphant-returns-2919837.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Dalic appointment pays off for Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=dalic-appointment-pays-off-for-croatia-2919810.html ]]>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:35:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Croatia book their place at Russia 2018 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=croatia-book-their-place-at-russia-2018-2919755.htmlSun, 12 Nov 2017 21:35:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Switzerland qualify for fourth consecutive World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=switzerland-qualify-for-fourth-consecutive-world-cup-2919719.htmlSun, 12 Nov 2017 18:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Eagles of Carthage take off for Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=eagles-of-carthage-take-off-for-russia-2919711.htmlIn qualifying for Russia 2018, Tunisia ended a 12-year absence from the world finals. FIFA.com spoke to the players who made it happen.

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Afghan Premier League takes another step]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=11/news=afghan-premier-league-takes-another-step-forward-2919689.htmlSun, 12 Nov 2017 09:41:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Northern Ireland still believe ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=northern-ireland-still-believe-2919367.htmlAfter suffering a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ play-off, Northern Ireland must record a victory over Switzerland in Basel today to stand a chance of booking a berth at the global finals.

 
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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Ireland hold Denmark to goalless draw in first leg]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=ireland-hold-denmark-to-goalless-draw-in-first-leg-2919597.htmlSat, 11 Nov 2017 21:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Morocco, Tunisia reach Russia 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tunisia-morocco-reach-russia-2018-2919583.htmlMorocco and Tunisia completed CAF's line-up at the FIFA World Cup™, securing the last of Africa's berths at Russia 2018.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Russia and Argentina re-open Luzhniki Stadium in style]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=russia-argentina-reopen-luzhniki-stadium-style-2919562-2919601.htmlSergio Aguero scored the only goal of the game as Russia and Argentina heralded a new chapter in the history of the Luzhniki Stadium, the flagship arena for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The match was a good test for both teams in the build-up to the tournament next summer.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2919214.htmlNeymar, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Olivier Giroud, Romelu Lukaku, David Silva and an infant American feature as FIFA.com reviews the last seven days in stats.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:31:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News
<![CDATA[Four aims for Switzerland in Basel play-off leg]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=four-aims-for-switzerland-in-basel-play-off-leg-2919554.htmlAfter recording a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their play-off tie in Northern Ireland on Thursday, Switzerland now face the final hurdle in the return fixture in Basel on Sunday. FIFA.com outlines what La Nati must do to book their ticket to Russia.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Tense stalemate leaves World Cup berth in the balance]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tense-draw-leaves-world-cup-berth-in-the-balance-2919536.htmlNew Zealand and Peru played out a finely-balanced scoreless draw on Saturday, leaving all to play in Lima on Wednesday when 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying draws to a close.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Draw leaves Australia with slender advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=draw-leaves-australia-with-slender-advantage-2919531.htmlAustralia earned a scoreless draw against Honduras in the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia intercontinental play-off, gaining a slim advantage heading into Wednesday’s return.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Johansson gives Sweden first-leg advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=johansson-gives-sweden-first-leg-advantage-2919416.htmlFri, 10 Nov 2017 22:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Senegal book World Cup ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=senegal-book-world-cup-ticket-2919432.htmlSenegal sealed a return to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since their 2002 debut thanks to a 2-0 win over South Africa in World Cup qualifying African Group D.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Dalic, Croatia reap rewards of attacking intent]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=dalic-croatia-reap-rewards-of-attacking-intent-2919370.htmlWhile expected to face a defensively resolute Greece, Croatia danced towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 4-1 win in the first leg of their European play-off thanks to a gameplan built on width and positivity.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:55:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Four reasons behind Peru’s revival]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=four-reasons-behind-peru-s-revival-2919361.htmlWith Peru two games away from making their first FIFA World Cup™ appearance since Spain 1982, FIFA.com picks out four key aspects that allowed them to revive what looked set to be another failed qualification campaign.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pair line up for rare World Cup opportunity]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=pair-line-up-for-rare-world-cup-opportunity-2919217.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the intercontinental play-off between New Zealand and Peru, where the latter are seeking to end a 36-year World Cup drought.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Contrasting styles mark final joust for Russia ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=contrasting-styles-mark-final-joust-for-russia-ticket-2919215.htmlFIFA.com previews the intercontinental play-off between Australia and Honduras where a tight contest seems assured despite the pair's differing playing styles.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup™ official match ball unveiled: an exciting re-imagining]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=2018-fifa-world-cuptm-official-match-ball-unveiled-an-exciting-re-imag-2919272.htmladidas today revealed the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which pays homage to the first-ever adidas World Cup ball: the Telstar 18,

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Croatia cruise, Swiss earn away win ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=croatia-cruise-swiss-earn-away-win-2919281.htmlThu, 09 Nov 2017 16:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Luongo, Australia’s midfield royal]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=luongo-australia-s-midfield-royal-2919230.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Australia's Massimo Luongo about achieving a World Cup dream, his experience with the Socceroos history-making qualification 12 years ago and an unlikely royal connection.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Dolly: South Africa can pull off a miracle]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=dolly-south-africa-can-pull-off-a-miracle-2919229.htmlSouth Africa midfielder Keagan Dolly speaks to FIFA.com about the team's topsy-turvy World Cup qualifying campaign and why his team's CAF Champions League success with Mamelodi Sundowns can inspire them to take their place in Russia.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:50:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Three spots up for grabs in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=three-spots-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2919169.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the fixtures on Matchday 6 – including the replayed game between South Africa and Senegal – scheduled to take place between 10 and 14 November.]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™