<![CDATA[FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 26 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMTSun, 26 Jun 2016 15:39:58 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Argentina of '86 in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=argentina-of-86-in-numbers-2802731.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the numbers that made Mexico '86's triumphant Argentinian side, and the tournament, so memorable.]]>Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Belauste and the cry that inspired a nation]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=belauste-and-the-cry-that-inspired-a-nation-2803675.htmlContinuing our series looking at national teams' first captains, FIFA.com highlights Jose Maria Belausteguigoitia Laudaluce, better known as Belauste, who served as Spain's skipper for the entirety of his international career - a total of three matches.

 

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:01:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2803777.html

Wednesday brings the end of our week-long special Mexico 1986 series and there are still several surprises in store to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this legendary edition of the FIFA World Cup™.

 

 

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:43:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2803741.htmlA three-time FIFA World Cup™ star with France, a Brazilian icon, a 2016 English Premier League winner and two FIFA Women's World Cup participants all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:35:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[Hard toil pays off for winning trio]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/373/8/index.htmlSun, 26 Jun 2016 08:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Long-time understudy Fuenzalida basking in unexpected limelight]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/362/2/index.htmlDespite not playing a minute at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil or last year's Copa America, Jose Pedro Fuenzalida has impressed for Chile at Copa America Centenario after coming of the bench and scoring in their opening game against Argentina. FIFA.com takes a look at his journey.  

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:46:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Chile, Argentina braced for rematch]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/366/7/index.html

 

The Copa America Centenario promises to be a very special occasion, with Argentina taking on Chile as their many star players having found their best form. FIFA.com looks ahead to the encounter, to be preceded by the third-place play-off between USA and Colombia on Saturday evening.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:19:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Germany feeling their way forward]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/361/0/index.htmlFirst there was concern about Germany's defence, then about their attack – but now it appears they have found a solution. FIFA.com looks back on the reigning world champions' UEFA EURO 2016 group stage, which they plan to be just the start…

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Scifo still in awe of Maradona]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scifo-still-in-awe-of-maradona-2803606.htmlSat, 25 Jun 2016 08:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-week-in-quotes-2803602.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Croatia’s goalkeeper explaining how he saved a Spanish penalty, a Swedish defender being sent off for breaking wind, Robbie Brady discussing his out-of-body experience and much more.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:40:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Bachmann: Russia 2006 was a fantastic adventure]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=bachmann-russia-2006-was-a-fantastic-adventure-2803567.htmlTwo-time Swiss Women's Player of the Year Ramona Bachmann talks about the positive impact the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Russia 2006 has had on her career. 

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:31:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Banega at home alongside Messi]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/358/4/index.htmlLionel Messi was the talk of Argentina’s Copa America Centenario semi-final win over USA, thanks to the free-kick that made him his country’s highest all-time goalscorer. That match, which saw La Albicelesteturn in one of their best showings under Gerardo Martino, was also notable for the measured performance of Ever Banega, who is growing ever more comfortable in his partnership with the No10.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:11:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Batista: I didn't expect to get sent off]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=batista-i-didn-t-expect-to-get-sent-off-2803501.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to former Uruguay international Jose Batista, who recalls being sent off in the opening minute against Scotland at Mexico 1986, the fastest-ever red card in FIFA World Cup™ history.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[USA's 'Miracle on Grass' remembered]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=usa-s-miracle-on-grass-remembered-2803462.htmlFIFA.com looks back to 2009 and one of USA’s greatest victories, when Bob Bradley’s men did what no-one else could between 2008 and 2012 - knocking Spain out of a major tournament.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Brady buoyant ahead of Pogba reunion]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/345/9/index.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 09:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Swiss on the rise as all quiet up top]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=swiss-on-the-rise-as-all-quiet-up-top-2802885.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 08:54:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Sandhu hopes landmark feat is tipping point for India]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=sandhu-hopes-landmark-feat-is-tipping-point-for-india-2803345.htmlFIFA.com hears from India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who shares his story of making history while playing for Stabaek in Norway, his thoughts on India's footballing future as hosts of the FIFA U-17 World Cup next year and more.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Khalifa International Stadium receives four-star GSAS Sustainability rating]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=khalifa-international-stadium-receives-four-star-gsas-sustainability-r-2803433.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 15:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[FIWC Fridays: The New York edition]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=fiwc-fridays-the-new-york-edition-2803411.htmlTo pass the time until we kick-off the 13th edition of the tournament, the FIFA Interactive World Cup Facebook page is offering some exclusive prizes to followers and fans. 

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:06:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Centenario celebrations set the tone]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=centenario-celebrations-set-the-tone-2803168.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph takes us back to the first edition in 1930.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bellone: My legs were doing the samba]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=bellone-my-legs-were-doing-the-samba-2803378.htmlLes Bleus striker Bruno Bellone recalled with FIFA.com.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Interview Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Syria defying circumstances to climb high]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=syria-defying-circumstances-to-climb-high-2803363.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Iceland and Republic of Ireland make history in dramatic finale]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/333/4/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews a tense and dramatic conclusion to the UEFA EURO 2016 group-stage as Iceland and Republic of Ireland advanced in spectacular fashion, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic exited the international stage in underwhelming fashion.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:40:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gillespie: Northern Ireland players have made the country proud]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/316/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about his nation's exploits at UEFA EURO 2016 and their historic progression to the last 16.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:18:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Hodge, Maradona and the 'Hand of God' shirt]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=hodge-maradona-and-the-hand-of-god-shirt-2801683.htmlThree decades after England faced Argentina in one of the most famous, and infamous, matches in FIFA World Cup history, we speak to key protagonist Steve Hodge on swapping shirts with Diego Maradona after the 'Hand of God' and 'Goal of the Century'.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Ba excels as EURO & Copa records fall]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=ba-excels-as-euro-copa-records-fall-2803025.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:07:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Maradona's immortal 11-second dash]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=maradona-s-immortal-11-second-dash-2802747.htmlExactly 30 years ago, Diego Maradona scored what what ultimately proved the winner in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final against England and was voted the best goal of the last century. FIFA.com relives that breathtaking effort.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Stars align in appreciation for Goal of the Century]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=stars-align-in-appreciation-for-goal-of-the-century-2802960.htmlTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Goal of the Century, FIFA.com sat down to watch it back with some of the greatest players of recent times. Find out what Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and Fabio Cannavaro, among others, had to say about Diego Maradona's wonder strike against England.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Messi & Batistuta react as record changes hands]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/315/4/index.htmlLa Albiceleste reached the Copa America final.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:50:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Germany ease through but pain for Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/308/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Groups C and D at UEFA EURO 2016 as Germany and Poland advanced with tight wins, while Croatia stunned Spain.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:31:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Fatma Samoura starts in office focusing on governance and diversity]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=fatma-samoura-starts-in-office-focusing-on-governance-and-diversity-2802781.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 16:56:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News<![CDATA[Dguig, architect of Morocco’s destiny]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=dguig-architect-of-morocco-s-destiny-2802925.htmlFIFA.com pick his brain on the Atlas Lions' future.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Celebrate Mexico 1986, win prizes!]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=2802763/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com is celebrating 30 years since the 1986 FIFA World Cup with exclusive content and prizes.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:00 GMT Area=The Club Section=The Club Kind=News
<![CDATA[Danish prospect shaped by Brazilian roots]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=6/news=danish-prospect-shaped-by-brazilian-roots-2802884.htmlFIFA.com about the influence his Brazilian family roots have had in forging his football outlook.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[World Cup focus for Brazil's pragmatic new coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=world-cup-focus-for-brazil-s-pragmatic-new-coach-2802902.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 11:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Celebrations in Denmark, poignant scenes Stateside]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=celebrations-in-denmark-poignant-scenes-stateside-2802701.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest in women’s club football headlined by some top-of-the-table meetings in USA and a league title in Denmark. There is also news from Norway and Scotland, as well as Sweden where a two-way charge for glory is shaping up.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:47:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Americans inspired by previous success against Albiceleste]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/285/3/index.htmlLa Albiceleste 3-0 in the group stage.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Albania happy to make history]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/285/0/index.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 01:24:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Wales finish top as England fire blanks]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/284/5/index.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 23:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Revenge and glory at stake in Copa semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/273/9/index.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 16:15:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario<![CDATA[Russian airports prepare to welcome the world]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=russian-airports-prepare-to-welcome-the-world-2802754.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 15:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Where were you 30 years ago?]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=where-were-you-30-years-ago-2802192.htmlFrom 22 to 29 June, FIFA.com and all its platforms will be winding the clock back 30 years to recall some of the most meaningful moments of the 13th FIFA World Cup, which ended with an Argentina side captained by Diego Armando Maradona being crowned world champions at the Estadio Azteca.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Skipper savouring Guinea-Bissau's success story]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=skipper-savouring-guinea-bissau-s-success-story-2802623.htmlWith Guinea-Bissau the latest Cinderella story out of Africa, FIFA.com hears from Bocundji Ca, captain of the west African side known as the Djurtus, who beat Zambia at the start of the month to qualify for their first ever AFCON finals in January.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:09:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[France first and a first for Albania]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/267/3/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Group A at UEFA EURO 2016 in France as the hosts claimed top spot, while debutants Albania secured a dose of history.]]>Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Group stage kicks off with history]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/262/6/index.htmlMamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca started the CAF Champions League's group stage at the weekend by securing historic firsts in the competition.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:22:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=6/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2802617.htmlTo mark the 30th anniversary of the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico, we have an exceptional programme lined up over the coming days, inviting you to take a fresh look at this legendary edition of the tournament. But there will be plenty more coming your way besides that: read on for more details.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:33:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News
<![CDATA[Green and White Army taking Europe by storm]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/242/7/index.htmlSun, 19 Jun 2016 11:19:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016