<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2011 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 28 Oct 2011 11:49:00 GMTMon, 31 Oct 2011 06:02:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Closing the gap]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1533487/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The official technical report into this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ highlights a number of marked improvements in the women’s game and suggests that the competitive gap has become narrower than ever.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan claim maiden title]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1477997/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ in Germany took the feminine side of the world’s most popular sport to a whole new level and will remain forever in the memory.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Double delight for Sawa]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1476704/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reveals the individual award winners at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011, with Japan playmaker Homare Sawa, and USA pair Hope Solo and Abby Wambach, each receiving two each.]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA['Standards will continue to rise']]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475392/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In an exclusive chat with FIFA.com, two legendary coaches of the women's game and members of FIFA's Technical Study Group, namely April Heinrichs and Tina Theune give their verdict on Germany 2011.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Hamm: There's been lots of excitement]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1475220/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the differences between women's football during her playing career and nowadays, the excitement of Germany 2011, Marta's brilliance and USA's performances.]]>Fri, 15 Jul 2011 02:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Dream dies for Marta and Co]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1473438/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com examines what went wrong.]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Who will be crowned queens of Germany 2011?]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1456845/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which nation you think will shine brightest at Germany 2011 and take home the greatest prize in women’s football.]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Solo and Co. in top form]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1473257/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with the victorious trio.]]>Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[USA through after thriller, Sweden stroll]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472769/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up another astonishing day of action at the FIFA Women's World Cup, with USA overcoming Brazil on penalties after late drama, and Sweden reaching the semi-finals in rather more comfortable fashion.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[USA edge Brazil in heavyweight duel]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144440/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[O'Reilly: The time of my life ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471993/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Heather O'Reilly about the rivalry between USA and Brazil and why Sunday's quarter-final between the two sides has an element of déjà-vu to it.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Aline: We’re here to be champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472037/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com had a chat with Brazil captain Aline about playing to win not entertain, her role model Lucio, and telling off star player Marta.]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Title favourites go head to head]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144440/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil and USA go head to head in Dresden this Sunday to determine which of the two women's football powerhouses will claim the last remaining semi-final spot.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Group D: Favourites in form, debutants surprise]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471503/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Triumph and disaster]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1469883/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden ended USA's long unbeaten record in the group stage to finish top of their pool, while Australia's 2-1 win over Norway confirmed their qualification to the quarter-finals and sent the Scandinavians home.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Three and easy for Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144454/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea aim to end on a high]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1468796/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with Equatorial Guinea coach Marcello Frigerio with his side entering their final match having impressed on their FIFA Women's World Cup debut despite featuring in a tough group.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Creative two’s clash promises fireworks]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144454/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Group D's final matchday sees an intriguing match-up between group leaders Brazil, who returned to form in their last outing against Norway, and unpredictable Africans Equatorial Guinea.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Two-goal Marta sparkles]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467846/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As Canarinhas into the quarter-finals.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2011 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Marta on fire, hope for the Matildas]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467685/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Both Brazil and Australia registered important wins in regards to their FIFA Women's World Cup campaigns, but ultimately all the talk will be dominated by a divine double from FIFA World Player of the Year Marta.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Marta inspires Brazil into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144429/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 03 Jul 2011 19:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Maurine, Brazil’s other left-sided attacker]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467209/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 02 Jul 2011 23:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Giants collide eyeing summit]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144429/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil and Norway both won narrowly in their opening outings. Now they will meet in a clash that could have a decisive say in who tops Group D.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2011 00:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Brazil and Norway pass tough tests]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1464811/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil and Norway, two teams with strong FIFA Women's World Cup pedigree, were made to strain before claiming 1-0 victories over Australia and Equatorial Guinea respectively. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Brazil work overtime to subdue Aussies]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144430/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Intriguing contest concludes opening matches]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144430/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Lima: Australia our biggest rival]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1463132/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil coach Kleiton Lima has said his team must focus on what's in front of them rather than potential games with USA and Germany, and that is an opening game against a "confident" Australia side tomorrow.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[One clear favourite, many dark horses]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1462245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com users have been busy posting their thoughts on the likely winners of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and here we take a look at some of the more interesting comments.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1461002/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The opening day of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup is finally here, and in the latest in our series, FIFA.com presents five fascinating facts on the tournament.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460664/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents another five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup facts.]]>Sat, 25 Jun 2011 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Sermanni: Women’s football is growing]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1460104/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459955/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Four groups, one destiny]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459433/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com invites you to review the composition of the four groups for the opening phase.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Norwegians focused on positive start]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459290/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Norwegian duo Isabell Herlovsen and Ingrid Stensland have told FIFA.com that three points in their opening game against Equatorial Guinea is a must for their hopes at Germany 2011. 

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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Big names have their say]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1459297/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=At the heart of the action as always, FIFA.com recently met up with some of the leading lights from the world of women’s football.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1458801/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents another five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup facts.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457616/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In an ongoing series FIFA.com presents today's five fascinating facts about the FIFA Women's World Cup™ with the opening to Germany 2011 now just days away.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Grings: I'm fired up for this tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457750/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com a few days out from the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ on the art of scoring goals and the prospect of achieving her greatest career goal over the coming month.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Cup fever builds in Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457622/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fours years have passed since the last FIFA Women's World Cup™ and now, finally, it's time to say Willkommen to Germany 2011. FIFA.com looks at the excitement surrounding the upcoming tournament and its participants.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[The beautiful site of 20Eleven!]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1456714/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com is gearing up to provide exclusive and unparalleled coverage for its users around the world.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1456548/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup facts. Read and enjoy the second part of our series!]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Five facts of the day]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1455675/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Every day from Monday until Sunday’s opening match, FIFA.com presents five fascinating FIFA Women’s World Cup™ facts for you to enjoy.]]>Mon, 20 Jun 2011 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Official squad lists submitted]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1453840/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Cristiane: It’s time for us to win the title]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1451216/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Big three break sweat in the build-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1446607/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With the showdown between the global elite in Germany just weeks away, FIFA.com casts an eye on the top three favourites’ state of preparations for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[What's the best goal you've seen in women's football?]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1422557/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants you to tell us!]]>Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Jones: Welcome Tour was a huge success]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1412537/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Korea DPR's capital of Pyongyang was the final stop on Steffi Jones’ Welcome Tour of all the nations competing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, which she calls a "huge success."

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Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Jones meets Carlos Alberto and Zico]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1403491/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Guest of honour at the 11th stop of the official FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Welcome Tour in Rio de Janeiro was Brazilian legend Carlos Alberto.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Welcome Tour reaches Rio de Janeiro]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1403402/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Germany 2011 Welcome Tour touched down in Brazil on 21 March, with President Steffi Jones and Co finding the Seleção camp in confident mood.

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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Group line-up promises action and excitement]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1343818/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at the results of the Official Draw for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, which turned out some interesting encounters and intriguing sections.

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Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[A dream or difficult draw?]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1343398/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=We want you and our users all over the globe to Have Your Say and tell us which 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ group is the toughest.

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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011