<![CDATA[FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMTThu, 28 Jul 2016 19:45:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The English kings in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-english-kings-in-numbers-2813060.htmlFIFA.com highlights some more intriguing numbers behind England's triumph.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[New stadium to add to Volgograd's unique cityscape]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=new-stadium-to-add-to-volgograd-s-unique-cityscape-2813276.htmlAs the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws ever nearer, construction on all the tournament's stadiums continues apace. Every month FIFA.com brings fans up to speed on how progress is going.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Zahavi: Israel can spring a surprise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with Israel captain Eran Zahavi, whose form in front of goal means he shoulders much of the team's goalscoring responsibility for the upcoming Russia 2018 campaign.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Memories of ’66 helping to beat Alzheimer’s]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=memories-of-66-helping-to-beat-alzheimer-s-2813016.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at a UK-based charity using memories of England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup victory to help alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:33:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 hopefuls take first steps towards beach glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=bahamas-2017-hopefuls-take-first-steps-towards-beach-glory-2813017.htmlFrom 27 April to 7 May 2017, the Bahamas will provide the stage for the ninth edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, where 16 teams will aim to dethrone reigning champions Portugal.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[World Cup challenge has Bahamas smiling]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=world-cup-challenge-has-bahamas-smiling-2812978.htmlThough the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is still some time away, hosts Bahamas are already counting down the days to the start of the tournament, to be held in Nassau between 27 April and 7 May next year.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Kenya win over critics with new coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=kenya-win-over-critics-with-new-coach-2813055.htmlA big recent victory and a leap in the FIFA/Coca World Ranking has the Harambee Stars' 36-year-old coach Stanley Okumbi in good graces after a slow start to his time with the team.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:52:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Atletico Nacional crowned kings, claim Japan ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/318/3/index.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 03:57:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Ahly strike back, Sundowns go through]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/317/0/index.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 02:12:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Futsalroos reaching for breakthrough]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=futsalroos-reaching-for-breakthrough-2813090.html FIFA.com why he believes his sport will join the growth spurt other versions of the game have experienced Down Under in the past decade.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Excitement builds as Bahamas 2017 Official Emblem revealed ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=7/news=excitement-builds-as-bahamas-2017-official-emblem-revealed-2813040.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 00:25:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[Rui Jorge: Olympics are a special test]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=rui-jorge-olympics-are-a-special-test-2812822.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Portugal's Olympic coach Rui Jorge, who looks ahead to Rio 2016, his memories of representing his country at Atlanta 1996 and why competing at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament is so special.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Planning not coincidence behind IDV's Copa exploits]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/311/4/index.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 14:15:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Glory and Japan await prospective Copa champs]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/310/9/index.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 11:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Danilov: We could have made it to the Final in England]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=danilov-we-could-have-made-it-to-the-final-in-england-2811511.html50 years ago this month, the Soviet Union recorded their best-ever result at a FIFA World Cup when they reached the semi-finals at England 1966. A place in the last four remains the highest finish from either the USSR or Russia at the tournament.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:54:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[Free-kicks, free-scorers and megabucks buys]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=7/news=free-kicks-free-scorers-and-megabucks-buys-2813039.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with records for some Green Warriors and Young Blues.]]>Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Brazil and the third world title that never was]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=brazil-and-the-third-world-title-that-never-was-2813023.htmlWinning the FIFA World Cup once is hard enough, but to lift it three times in a row seems a virtually impossible task. We recall Brazil's 1966 campaign, where the pre-tournament favourites failed to win a record third successive world title. 

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[Mature Martinez hoping for third time lucky]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mature-martinez-hoping-for-third-time-lucky-2813026.htmlA veteran of the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, Paraguay goalkeeper Natasha Martinez is intent on striking it lucky at her third world finals: the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan. 

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Wu Lei: China is making rapid improvement]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=wu-lei-china-is-making-rapid-improvement-2812999.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 02:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[France lead European quintet heading to Korea]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=france-lead-european-quintet-heading-to-korea-2812975.htmlFresh off of their UEFA European U-19 Championship, France can now look forward to entering the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 as continental champions. Les Bleuets will make the trip to Asia along with fellow European sides Italy, England, Portugal and hosts Germany. 

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:31:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Russian volunteers ready for the World Cup after EURO experience]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=russian-volunteers-ready-for-the-world-cup-after-euro-experience-2812797.html20 Russian volunteers from 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Volunteer Centres spent over a month helping out organisers at the recently concluded UEFA EURO 2016 in France and gained invaluable experience in the process.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Volunteers Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Neymar among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[1966 World Cup: Gripping tales and inspirational traffic lights]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=1966-world-cup-gripping-tales-and-inspirational-traffic-lights-2812820.htmlIn order to mark the 50th anniversary of England 1966, we take a closer look at the exhibits and stories in the 1966 World Cup gallery housed in the FIFA World Football Museum.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:50:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[Sundowns poised to reach last four]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/283/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews this week's CAF Champions League in which South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns host Egyptian side Zamalek knowing a point would put them in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:08:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Djite, a truly multicultural, normal footballer]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=7/news=djite-a-truly-multicultural-normal-footballer-2812826.htmlMon, 25 Jul 2016 00:19:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=7/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2812854.htmlFIFA.com in the coming days.]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:39:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[Armfield: Togetherness made England stronger in '66]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=armfield-togetherness-made-england-stronger-in-66-2812631.htmlSun, 24 Jul 2016 10:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812849.htmlA 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winner, a 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup winner and three FIFA World Cup stars all feature in this week's birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:15:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[McAlery, the visionary skipper who brought football to Ireland ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mcalery-the-visionary-skipper-who-brought-football-to-ireland-2812542.htmlFIFA.com highlights the story of John McAlery, the Irish Football Association's first skipper and the man often credited for bringing football to the Emerald Isle. ]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:01:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2812706.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Diego Maradona offering to coach Argentina for free, Xavi waxing poetic on Lionel Messi, Mario Gotze and N'Golo Kante marking new chapters in their careers and much more.]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:18:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[England 1966 stories, videos and prizes!]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=2812792/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=We're celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup™ with a Facebook contest! 

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:31:00 GMT Area=The Club Section=The Club Kind=News
<![CDATA[Simoes remembers ’66 and Eusebio’s lucky No13]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=simoes-remembers-66-and-eusebio-s-lucky-no13-2811319.htmlFIFA.com half a century later about playing in some standout games, and alongside Eusebio.]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:18:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Sweden’s wanderer relishing Marta reunion]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=sweden-s-wanderer-relishing-marta-reunion-2812761.htmlSweden forward Sofia Jakobsson talks with FIFA.com about her nation's ambitions at Rio 2016, Marta's influence on her career and the invaluable experience she had playing at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:44:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[World champions search for No9 on road to Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=world-champions-search-for-no9-on-road-to-russia-2812785.htmlGermany are the reigning world champions and boast a system of youth development considered to be one of the best in world football. At UEFA EURO 2016, however, the team fell short, partly due to a lack of options in key positions.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Europe Zone
<![CDATA[Allardyce appointed England manager]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The FA have appointed former Sunderland, West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers coach Sam Allardyce as the new England manager, on an initial two-year deal.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Memories retold, half a century on]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=memories-retold-half-a-century-on-2812559.htmlFIFA.com from 23 to 30 July.]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:52:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Thailand seek to build upon World Cup breakthrough]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=thailand-seek-to-build-upon-world-cup-breakthrough-2812720.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Thailand's development and future ambitions one year on from their history-making debut at the FIFA Women's World Cup.]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:35:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Quintet secure Korea spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=england-first-to-secure-spot-in-korea-2812086.htmlGermany have become the final European nation to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, joining France, Portugal, Italy and England at next year's global finals.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Lopetegui appointed as new Spain coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=lopetegui-appointed-as-new-spain-coach-2812707.htmlJulen Lopetegui, 49, has on Thursday 21 July been confirmed as the new head coach of Spain. The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) verified the news via their official website. The former goalkeeper’s case was strengthened by achieving success in style at the youth levels for La Roja.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The pitch invader who upstaged Garrincha]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-pitch-invader-who-upstaged-garrincha-2812553.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the unlikely star of Brazil’s quarter-final win over England in 1962.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Al Jassam: Asian football has developed a lot]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=al-jassam-asian-football-has-developed-a-lot-2812628.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Saudi Arabia midfielder Taiseer Al Jassam who talks about his country's ambitions of reaching Russia 2018, his disappointment of missing out on Germany 2006 and how the Green Falcons are looking to re-establish themselves among Asia's elite. 

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Thorsteinsdottir: Iceland the best we’ve ever been]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=thorsteinsdottir-iceland-the-best-we-ve-ever-been-2812572.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:14:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Solomons star offers unique triple threat ]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=solomons-star-offers-unique-triple-threat-2812619.htmlThu, 21 Jul 2016 08:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Onwards and upwards for new-look Kiwis]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=onwards-and-upwards-for-new-look-kiwis-2812541.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at New Zealand's massive leap in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and their prospects as a new-look side prepares to tackle two major tournaments.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:20:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[First 'live' video replays trials underway at IFAB workshop]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=first-live-video-replays-trials-underway-at-ifab-workshop-2812564.htmlVideo assistant referees have been used for the first time in a 'live' experiment in New Jersey, USA, during a workshop organised by The IFAB in cooperation with Major League Soccer (MLS).

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:11:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[Snow blending experience, talent and Tarpley’s touch for USA's U-17s ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=snow-blending-experience-talent-and-tarpley-s-touch-for-usa-s-u-17s-2812534.htmlFIFA.com spoke to USA U-17 women’s coach B.J. Snow about his preparations for Jordan 2016, what he learned from missing out on the U-17 Women's World Cup two years ago, the influence of wife Lindsay Tarpley and much more.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Age, sound and the unlikely]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2016/m=7/news=age-sound-and-the-unlikely-2812528.htmlA German gem, two Italian relics and an on-song Colombian feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American outfit defying numbers and a Copa Libertadores final nobody expected.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:24:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News
<![CDATA[Copa finalists braced for shot at glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/252/5/index.htmlFIFA.com sets the scene for the first Copa Libertadores final not to feature a Brazilian or Argentinian side since 1991 as Ecuador’s surprise package Independiente del Valle take on Colombian side Atletico Nacional, who are appearing in their first final in 21 years.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:02:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Futsal World Cup Trophy Tour launched in Bucaramanga]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-futsal-world-cup-trophy-tour-launched-in-bucaramanga-2812502.htmlTue, 19 Jul 2016 15:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Borja: I spend every minute thinking about the final]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/copalibertadores/news/newsid/281/247/6/index.htmlFIFA.com hears from Miguel Angel Borja, the prolific star striker of the Atletico Nacional team aiming to see off Independiente del Valle to win the Copa Libertadores and reach the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:27:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016 <![CDATA[Physical Analysis of Canada 2015 to inspire the future training of women’s football]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=physical-analysis-of-canada-2015-to-inspire-the-future-training-of-wom-2812006.htmlTue, 19 Jul 2016 13:16:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015