<![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 06:03:17 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['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[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[Gallant England take pride from defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472466/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite their crushing defeat to France last night on penalties, England tried to look at the positives from their journey to the quarter-finals despite the obvious sadness at having to leave Germany.

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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan, France create history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1472277/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a stunning day of FIFA Women’s World Cup action as champions Germany were eliminated by Japan, and France edged England on penalties, with both victors reaching the semi-finals for the first time.]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 23:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Les Bleues make it through]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144433/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Soubeyrand: We don't want this to end]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471732/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of France's Germany 2011 quarter-final against England, captain Sandrine Soubeyrand spoke to FIFA.com about her experiences of facing the Three Lions.

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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 01:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Smith, White to reignite France history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1471562/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=England stars Kelly Smith and Faye White expect tomorrow's charged quarter-final with France will reignite the history between the two sides, following recent crucial FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[France and England eye historic semi spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255995/match=300144433/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Jul 2011 14:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Appearances deceptive in Group B]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1470554/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Wilkinson on the crest of a wave]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1470349/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Hannah Wilkinson earned a place in New Zealand’s footballing annals when she scored the goal that secured their first ever draw in a FIFA Women’s World Cup match. FIFA.com spoke to the 19-year-old history-maker.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Germany and England take top, Kiwis draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1469614/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany and England finished top of their groups thanks to respective defeats of France and Japan, while New Zealand rallied against Mexico to win their first-ever point in the history of the competition.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[White: We gave everything]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1469490/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Ellen White, the scorer of England's opening goal in their 2-0 win over Japan, spoke to FIFA.com after the game and praised her team-mates for an 'excellent performance.'

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Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Lionesses find their roar ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144438/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Kiwis play for pride, Mexico live in hope]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144436/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=New Zealand and Mexico will conclude their Group B commitments in Sinsheim with very different agendas. The Kiwis are already eliminated but remain hungry for their first point, while El Tri harbour hopes of an unlikely qualification.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 20:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[A stroll down memory lane]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467515/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Kelly Smith and Aya Miyama, the goalscorers the last time the sides met.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[England and Japan battle for pole]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144438/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The top two sides in Group B battle it out on Tuesday, with both England and Japan having an eye on finishing leading the pack, but after a thrilling 2-2 draw four years ago, neither team will be taking the other lightly.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 00:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Smith: Our focus remains undiminished]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1467135/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 02 Jul 2011 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Japan progress, England well placed]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1466214/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Asians, inspired by Aya Miyama's invention and Homare Sawa’s hat-trick, overwhelmed Mexico 4-0, while Hope Powell's side are all but sure of joining them in the quarters after an examining comeback win over New Zealand.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 20:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Scotts save England’s blushes ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144435/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Fri, 01 Jul 2011 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Bindon: We want to take our chance]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1465622/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon and the second oldest player to compete at a FIFA Women's World Cup says the Football Ferns will push their remaining opponents all the way.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Must-win encounter in Dresden]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144435/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Moment of magic makes the difference]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1462863/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Two stunning strikes from Japan's Aya Miyama and Mexico's Monica Ocampo earned their side precious points in their respective Group B encounters on Matchday 2 of Germany 2011.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Ocampo's stunning strike seals draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144453/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=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[Green is the colour for Rangel]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1461027/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Mexico, England seek bright start]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/round=255997/match=300144453/preview.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mexico and England will open their campaign at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup seeking three points in the knowledge that second-place in the group could well face a quarter-final showdown with Germany.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Japan look for winning start]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1461374/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan have been running the rule over their Group B rivals ahead of their first game tomorrow for the Nadeshiko against New Zealand as they chase Asia's first ever FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:47:00 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[Third time lucky for England’s Houghton]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1458085/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After missing out on the last FIFA Women's World Cup and the UEFA Women's EUROs through injury, Steph Houghton tells FIFA.com that's she's "just happy" to be in Germany. 

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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 14:30:00 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[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[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[From the pioneers to the stars of tomorrow]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1457980/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com profiles the biggest names of the past and present, and potentially the future too.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:02:00 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[Japan targeting podium finish]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1456529/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Homare Sawa is setting her sights on leading Japan to at least a third-placed finish at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011, with the experienced captain looking to improve on their fourth-placed finish in the Olympics.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:32:00 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[Sawa: We want to put on a show]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1452061/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com profiles Japan's inspirational and hugely talented skipper, who aiming to excel once again in her fifth FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Powell names England squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1450783/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Scott: Let’s peak at the right time ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1432437/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com her ambitions for a breakthrough 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup™.]]>Wed, 11 May 2011 08:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Scott: Our year to shine]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1419263/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the inception of the FA Women's Super League and her hopes for this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.]]>Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[Female bosses to the fore]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=1413282/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Six of the teams at this summer’s global showdown are set to be coached by women. FIFA.com examines the growing trend towards female head coaches.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:27:00 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