<![CDATA[FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 29 Aug 2016 02:46:00 GMTMon, 29 Aug 2016 03:11:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Smith provides left-field solution for Socceroos]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=smith-provides-left-field-solution-for-socceroos-2823635.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Australia's Brad Smith who has immediately settled into the left full-back position, a role which has long been problematic for the Socceroos.]]>Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=8/news=ca-se-passe-cette-semaine-sur-fifa-com-2823879-2823883.htmlWe take a look at what's on the agenda next week on FIFA.com, with FIFA World Cup qualifying back with a bang as Europe begins its road to Russia 2018.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 13:09:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News
<![CDATA[Guttmann, the serial winner whose curse endures]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=8/news=guttmann-the-serial-winner-whose-curse-endures-2823845.htmlThirty five years ago world football lost Bela Guttman, and FIFA.com takes a look back at the legendary coach's career and some of his most memorable moments.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:45:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=History Kind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823875.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, 28 Aug 2016 10:17:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[Cuba’s Reynoso still going strong]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cuba-s-reynoso-still-going-strong-2823770.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Clemente Reynoso, a legend of Cuban futsal, who is set to mark his two decades in the job with a fifth appearance at the FIFA Futsal World Cup, at Colombia 2016.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[From desolation to redemption for England's Bassett]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=from-desolation-to-redemption-for-england-s-bassett-2823755.htmlSat, 27 Aug 2016 12:04:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Hong: We can’t afford to underestimate China]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hong-we-can-t-afford-to-underestimate-china-2823620.htmlKorea Republic enter Thursday's opening match in Asia's third qualifying round for Russia 2018 against China PR with cause for optimism, though Chinese Super League-based defender Hong Jeongho has warned against any complacency.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2823739.htmlFIFA.com collects the best quotes from around the world of football featuring Robbie Keane, Neymar, Bastien Schweinsteiger, Victor Wanyama and many more.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:17:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Hutchinson’s tale of two worlds]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hutchinson-s-tale-of-two-worlds-2823583.html Canada star Atiba Hutchinson talks to FIFA.com about a pair of crucial upcoming qualifiers for Russia 2018, and the many differences between football in Turkey and soccer in Canada. ]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Peru’s Cueva keen to keep on learning]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=peru-s-cueva-keen-to-keep-on-learning-2823720.htmlThe first trophy that Christian Cueva won in his career as a professional footballer was, believe it or not, a bull.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:33:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA to host second World Summit on Ethics and Leadership in Sports]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-to-host-second-world-summit-on-ethics-and-leadership-in-sports-2823612.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 16:49:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Young refugees inspired by U-17 Women's World Cup trophy]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=young-refugees-inspired-by-u-17-women-s-world-cup-trophy-2823656.htmlFleeing the horrors of the war in Syria, they were welcomed by Jordan and lived in purpose-built camps in the Al Mafraq region. There, they nourished hopes of being able to return to their homeland and their lives, thinking the war would not last long. But days, months and years rolled by, and those displaced Syrians became long-term refugees.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Working conditions: FIFA and trade unions sign cooperation agreement for Russia 2018 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=working-conditions-fifa-and-trade-unions-sign-cooperation-agreement-fo-2823712.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cameroon out to make history in Jordan]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cameroon-out-to-make-history-in-jordan-2823659.htmlFIFA.com about Cameroon's rocky road through qualifying for Jordan 2016 and why she believes the African debutantes are well placed to make a big impact.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Referees and assistant referees appointed for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=referees-and-the-assistant-referees-appointed-for-the-fifa-u-17-women--2823693.htmlFIFA has announced the referees and the assistant referees who will officiate at the forthcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Sharp shooting, spot-kick specialists and a sad swansong]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sharp-shooting-spot-kick-specialists-and-a-sad-swansong-2823619.html A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a ‘perfect’ treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable landmark.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Kluivert fires Curacao's rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=kluivert-fires-curacao-s-rise-2823387.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the tiny Caribbean island of Curacao, who are making an heroic rise up the global world ranking thanks to a little help from a distant relation done good: Patrick Kluivert.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:40:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Albania sanctioned for fielding ineligible player in friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=albania-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-in-friendly-2823575.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 15:08:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Warm welcome from the World Cup’s first mascot]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=warm-welcome-from-the-world-cup-s-first-mascot-2823463.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures England 1966's 'World Cup Willie' meeting the West Germany captain, Uwe Seeler.]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[African hopefuls head to the beach]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=african-group-head-to-the-beach-2823477.htmlQualifying for next year's CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations gets underway this weekend with Senegal and Madagascar trying to defend their spots at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Al Haidos: Qatar ready to embrace pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=al-haidos-qatar-ready-to-embrace-pressure-2823546.htmlFIFA.com why he and his team-mates feel capable of excelling in a tough Russia 2018 qualifying section that includes Korea Republic, Syria, Iran, China and Uzbekistan.
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Independent third member is appointed to compensation sub-committee]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=independent-third-member-is-appointed-to-compensation-sub-committee-2823550.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 08:29:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Dangda: Thailand have learnt from previous mistakes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=dangda-thailand-have-learnt-from-previous-mistakes-2823485.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 07:19:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Unveiling of the Official Mascot of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=unveiling-of-the-official-mascot-of-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-korea-repu-2823458.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 06:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[FC Seoul, Al Nasr cruise as former winners misfire]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fc-seoul-al-nasr-cruise-as-former-winners-misfire-2823484.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest AFC Champions League action which saw FC Seoul and Al Nasr put one hand on a semi-final berth, but former continental winners Jeonbuk Motors and Al Ain have plenty of work ahead of them in the return leg.]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Regional rivalries in Africa's last four]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/349/4/index.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 02:12:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Robbie Keane announces international retirement]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=8/news=robbie-keane-announces-international-retirement-2823510.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 22:45:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[Tayebi: We're targeting the semi-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=tayebi-we-re-targeting-the-semi-finals-2823476.htmlHaving scored a decisive goal at Thailand 2012 as a youngster, Iran's Hossein Tayebi talks with FIFA.com about his determination to help lead his country to their highest ever finish at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Goal-getter McParland reflects on Sweden 1958]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=goal-getter-mcparland-reflects-on-sweden-1958-2823273.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Peter McParland about his goalscoring exploits at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, a tournament which saw minnows Nothern Ireland become the then-smallest nation to qualify for the global finals.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Interview Tournament=1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden ™
<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Gomez: Patient approach has helped Panama]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gomez-patient-approach-has-helped-panama-2823353.htmlLos Canaleros' change of style and hopes of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:57:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Designation of referees for Futsal World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=designation-of-referees-for-futsal-world-cup-2822797.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 14:31:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Beautiful game at its best in Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=beautiful-game-at-its-best-in-brazil-2823342.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which produced several memorable firsts - including Brazil's ultimate victory - as well as attractive attacking football and plenty of goals in the country that made the world's game beautiful.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Lechantre: Africa no longer has small teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lechantre-africa-no-longer-has-small-teams-2823288.html FIFA.com hears from Congo coach Pierre Lechantre who says Les Diables Rouges have a realistic chance of achieving breakthrough qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:05:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kerzhakov: Scoring at a World Cup is an incomparable feeling]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=kerzhakov-russia-will-wow-the-world-in-2018-2801423.htmlRussia's all-time leading goalscorer Alexandr Kerzhakov spoke about his personal aspirations for Russia 2018 and the hopes of the country ahead of hosting football's showpiece event in two years' time. 

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Japan’s Mana from heaven ready to deliver]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=japan-s-mana-from-heaven-ready-to-deliver-2823271.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Japan's Mana Iwabuchi who has made the leap from teenage starlet to blossom into one of the Nadeshiko's finest.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[Scouts program arrives in futsal ]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=scouts-program-arrives-in-futsal-2823285.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[FIFA survey to focus on fans]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-survey-to-focus-on-fans-2823280.htmlFIFA has launched a survey aimed at improving its relationship with football fans worldwide, as well as gaining fresh insights from supporters.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:52:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News
<![CDATA[Cherchesov calm ahead of Russia's historic campaign]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cherchesov-calm-ahead-of-russia-s-historic-campaign-2823241.htmlFIFA.com hears from Russia's new coach Stanislav Cherchesov as he prepares to lead his team in a historic first FIFA World Cup on home soil.]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stiff challenges in store for Asian heavyweights]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=stiff-challenges-in-store-for-asian-heavyweights-2823257.htmlFIFA.com previews the quarter-final stage in the AFC Champions League where a host of headline recruits are set to add further glamour to Asia's elite club competition.]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:06:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Wydad, Zesco jockey for pole position]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/325/8/index.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 05:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[The brothers Grytsyna out to end last-eight hoodoo]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-brothers-grytsyna-out-to-end-last-eight-hoodoo-2822901.htmlFIFA.com looks at the Grytsyna brothers who are set to be central figures when Ukraine take to the court for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Weverton, Brazil's unlikely penalty hero]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weverton-brazil-s-unlikely-penalty-hero-2823216.htmlFrom being sat on a plane mulling over a club defeat, to saving the penalty that helped secure a historic gold medal for Brazil, Weverton tells FIFA.com about the whirlwind to Olympic glory he has experience during the last month.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=8/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2823226.htmlFIFA.com in the coming days.]]>Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:33:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823207.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 10:50:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News<![CDATA[Horn: The joy of winning silver trumps everything]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=horn-the-joy-of-winning-silver-trumps-everything-2823219.htmlHaving taken the the Men's Olympic Football Tournament final all the way to penalties, it is no surprise Germany's Timo Horn was hurting after defeat, but the goalkeeper told FIFA.com they will be taking silver home with pride.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Neymar's golden touch illuminates Maracana ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neymar-s-golden-touch-illuminates-maracana-2823218.htmlHowever hard the fall, Neymar always gets up again. Particularly if the occasion is a title decider at a packed Maracana, such as in this Saturday's historic Olympic triumph.

 

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Golden generations and bronze-medal battlers ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=golden-generations-and-bronze-medal-battlers-2823199.htmlSun, 21 Aug 2016 03:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil find redemption, make history at the Maracana]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-find-redemption-make-history-at-the-maracana-2823179.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the final matchday of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as Brazil won their first ever gold medal, Germany finished with their highest ever position with silver and Nigeria earned bronze.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men