<![CDATA[FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 23 Jan 2017 17:25:00 GMTMon, 23 Jan 2017 20:12:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Chicharito: I’ve achieved more than I ever dreamed of]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=chicharito-i-ve-achieved-more-than-i-ever-dreamed-of-2864163.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Mexico and Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez about the secrets of being a successful centre forward, while also touching on his past, present and future at club and international level.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Interview Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA strengthens support to member associations with new structure for regional offices]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=fifa-strengthens-support-to-member-associations-with-new-structure-for-2864157.htmlIn line with the FIFA 2.0 vision and with a view to improving interaction with its member associations as well as enhancing the scope of its engagement around the globe, FIFA is putting in place a new network of regional offices that will strengthen, modernise and repurpose the support it provides to its members.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:02:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Generic Kind=News
<![CDATA[A glorious reunion]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-glorious-reunion-2863921.htmlMon, 23 Jan 2017 13:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Gabon bow out, Burkina Faso and Cameroon advance ]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/408/4/index.htmlSun, 22 Jan 2017 22:24:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ca-se-passe-cette-semaine-sur-fifa-com-2864072-2864080.htmlFIFA.com in the coming days.]]>Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:39:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News<![CDATA[Black Stars into last eight, Pharaohs earn late win ]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/402/1/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the second set of Group D matches held in Port Gentil, Gabon.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:13:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye France 2019 berths]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-eye-france-2019-berths-2863965.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863972.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 06:47:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Leopards and Atlas Lions in pole positions]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/399/7/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the action from both matches.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[What to eat in Saint Petersburg]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=what-to-eat-in-saint-petersburg-2863831.htmlFri, 20 Jan 2017 09:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA['Swissness' the key to success]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=swissness-the-key-to-success-2863916.htmlRecent results have clearly shown that women's football is on the rise in Switzerland. FIFA.com hears from U-19 head coach Nora Hauptle about the impressive strides being made in the country.

 

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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:56:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[A rare Real defeat and an ageless Pharaoh]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-rare-real-defeat-and-an-ageless-pharoah-2863771.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which does not make positive reading for a studious Spaniard and his heavily-inked countryman.]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:22:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Senegal into last eight, Algeria up against it]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/387/7/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the two Group B fixtures played in Franceville on Thursday.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:41:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[FIFA standing committee members appointed]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=fifa-standing-committee-members-appointed-2863842.htmlIn line with the FIFA Statutes and the FIFA Governance Regulations, FIFA has announced the composition of its nine standing committees, which is now available on FIFA.com.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:43:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News
<![CDATA[Green Falcons charting an upward curve]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=green-falcons-charting-an-upward-curve-2863834.htmlFIFA.com looks closer.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:19:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Russian and Chilean fans lead requests for FIFA Confederations Cup tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-and-chilean-fans-lead-requests-for-fifa-confederations-cup-tic-2863836.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Ticketing Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Race to France 2019 takes shape in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=race-to-france-2019-takes-shape-in-europe-2863808.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:51:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[The hero and villain of a Seville thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-hero-and-villain-of-a-seville-thriller-2863728.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Harald Schumacher taking centre stage in the semi-finals of Spain 1982.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Cameroon comeback deflates Djurtus, hosts settle for point]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/376/4/index.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 21:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[El Hadary: I’m as ambitious as ever]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/373/5/index.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Anna Signeul to leave Scotland for Finland]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=anna-signeul-to-leave-scotland-for-finland-2863722.htmlAnna Signeul will take charge of the Finland women’s national team for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 qualifying campaign, the Football Association of Finland has confirmed. The Swede, who is currently head coach of the Scotland women’s national team, will remain in her current role for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 campaign.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:41:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Russian cities ready to welcome FIFA Confederations Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-cities-ready-to-welcome-fifa-confederations-cup-2863719.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 13:39:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic slots at stake in South America]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=korea-republic-slots-at-stake-in-south-america-2863710.htmlThe U-20 South American Championship begins this Wednesday in Ecuador, with the ten teams fighting it out for four places at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Ghana edge Uganda as Mali and Egypt share spoils]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/370/2/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the first two Group D encounters at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, which saw Ghana record a hard-fought win over Uganda and Mali and Egypt play to a scoreless draw.]]>Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:57:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Russia's volunteer campaign sets new World Cup record]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russia-s-volunteer-campaign-sets-new-world-cup-record-2863605.htmlThe campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has proved to be one of the biggest in the history of the volunteer movement, breaking the World Cup record for the number of applications.

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:08:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Volunteers Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[100 days to go till Bahamas 2017!]]>http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=100-days-to-go-till-bahamas-2017-2863598.htmlToday marks 100 days until the kick off of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, and excitement continues to grow as the city of Nassau prepares to host the country’s biggest sporting event to date.

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:55:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Lyon rebound, records tumble Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lyon-rebound-records-tumble-down-under-2863589.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 06:25:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Moroccans left empty-handed, reigning champs stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/358/5/index.htmlDefending champions Côte d'Ivoire stuttered to a disappointing share of the spoils with Togo in their opening Group C match, while Congo DR went top of the section after catching a profligate Morocco side on the break.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:11:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Sergio Goycochea]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-sergio-goycochea-2863542.htmlMon, 16 Jan 2017 14:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy ™<![CDATA[Oscar: We’re pioneers for Asian football]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=oscar-we-re-pioneers-for-asian-football-2863522.htmlSun, 15 Jan 2017 22:52:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=LOC Kind=News Tournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Senegal win, Algeria earn draw in Group B ]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/348/2/index.htmlSun, 15 Jan 2017 21:41:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=1/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2863465.htmlJust like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a sneak peek at what is in store on FIFA.com in the coming days.

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:26:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=News centre Kind=News
<![CDATA[Lea’alafa's unforgettable 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lea-alafa-s-unforgettable-2016-2863337.html2016 was quite the year for Micah Lea’alafa, playing in three major FIFA tournaments on three different continents for club and country. The Auckland City and Solomon Islands star talks to FIFA.com about his journey. 

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Guinea-Bissau make history on opening day]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/344/5/index.htmlSat, 14 Jan 2017 22:01:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Noboa: I consider myself half Ecuadorian, half Russian]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=noboa-i-consider-myself-half-ecuadorian-half-russian-2863432.htmlEcuador and Rostov midfielder Cristhian Noboa caught up with FIFA.com to talk about his transition into Russian culture and Russia 2018 Host Cities Kazan, Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Interview Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Al Shehri: I have some big ambitions]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=al-shehri-i-have-some-big-ambitions-2863439.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Saudi Arabia U-20 manager Saad Al Shehri to discuss reaching the final of the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship, his country's return to the world stage and his ambitions for Korea Republic 2017.

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:30:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Ibenge: We want to show our progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/335/6/index.htmlAhead of the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA.com spoke to Congo DR manager Florent Ibenge about his side's chances in Gabon after finishing third at the continental tournament in 2015. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:14:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863314.htmlWe round up the best quotes from around world football in the past week, including FIFA.com exclusives with Carli Lloyd, Silvia Neid, Claudio Ranieri and Cristiano Ronaldo after their wins at The Best FIFA Football Awards. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Sow mastering overhead kicks and comebacks]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/1/index.htmlFri, 13 Jan 2017 11:54:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Tickets for all matches available – current sales phase closes on 19 January]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=tickets-for-all-matches-available-current-sales-phase-closes-on-19-jan-2863325.htmlFri, 13 Jan 2017 10:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Ticketing Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Al-Bacha mingles with the stars]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=al-bacha-mingles-with-the-stars-2863352.htmlFIFA.com caught up with reigning FIFA Interactive World Cup champion Mohamad Al-Bacha about his trip of a lifetime to The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony in Zurich.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[Ladies, devils and a gunslinger]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ladies-devils-and-a-gunslinger-2863318.htmlEl Pistolero eclipsing every great in Barcelona’s history, La Vecchia Signora sprinting third in pursuit of a Barça record and some rampant Red Devils star in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a 17-year-old from Naples and a veteran Jersey girl.]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:34:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Neid: I’ll continue to push developments in women’s football]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=neid-i-ll-continue-to-push-developments-in-women-s-football-2863283.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Silvia Neid, former Germany women's national team manager, after claiming The Best FIFA Women’s Coach for 2016.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:04:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Coach of the Year - Kind=Interview Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[When the holders faced heroic Harry]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=when-the-holders-faced-heroic-harry-2863260.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to when West Germany faced Northern Ireland and an inspired Harry Gregg in 1958.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ranieri: I know what makes players tick]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ranieri-i-know-what-makes-players-tick-2863268.htmlAfter an incredible 2016 with Leicester City, defying the odds to win the English Premier League title, manager Claudio Ranieri was commended by receiving The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2016 award. After, he exclusively spoke to FIFA.com.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:59:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=Coach of the Year - Kind=Interview Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[ World11 Predictor Winners announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=world11-predictor-winners-announced-2863172.htmlThu, 12 Jan 2017 10:05:00 GMT Area=The Best Awards Section=FIF/Pro World XI Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Argentina stay top, Suriname start strong]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=argentina-stay-top-suriname-start-strong-2863074.htmlWith only 12 A matches played since the final ranking of 2016, there are few big changes in the January edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Argentina, Brazil and Germany still holding first, second and third place respectively.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:53:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Underdog Ulrich beats world champ en route to tournament win]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=underdog-ulrich-beats-world-champ-en-route-to-tournament-win-2863251.htmlWed, 11 Jan 2017 18:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017