<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 23 Aug 2016 08:46:00 GMTTue, 23 Aug 2016 09:36:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Kerzhakov: Scoring at a World Cup is an incomparable feeling]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Cherchesov calm ahead of Russia's historic campaign]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Paredes' courage to change]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=paredes-courage-to-change-2822913.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Ecuador right-back Juan Carlos Paredes, nicknamed 'The Ant', who talks FIFA World Cup qualifying, switching positions for the national team, life in the English Premier League and more.   

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[What to see and do in Kaliningrad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=what-to-see-and-do-in-kaliningrad-2822864.htmlThe 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Host City located furthest to the west, Kaliningrad is set to host four group-stage matches at the upcoming tournament. FIFA.com reveals what Kaliningrad will have to offer during Russia 2018.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The embrace of the soul]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-embrace-of-the-soul-2822617.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures a moving moment in the aftermath of the 1978 Final.

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Podolski: Saying goodbye is very emotional]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=podolski-saying-goodbye-is-very-emotional-2822280.htmlMon, 15 Aug 2016 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Arce: We need to get results while playing good football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=arce-we-need-to-get-results-while-playing-good-football-2821991.htmlFIFA.com spoke to newly appointed Paraguay coach Francisco Arce, who is returning for a second stint in charge.]]>Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ural cuisine: What to eat in Ekaterinburg]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=12-08-уральская-кухня-какие-блюда-попробовать-в-екатеринбурге-2821612-2821678.htmlEkaterinburg, Russia 2018's easternmost Host City, will host four matches between 15 and 27 June – enough time to sample the unique Ural cuisine which reflects a blend of traditions from the many ethnic groups who have settled in the Ural mountains over the centuries.

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Cahill’s journey finally comes full circle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cahill-s-journey-finally-comes-full-circle-2821656.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Appiah: Ghana can make Russia 2018 semis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=appiah-ghana-can-make-russia-2018-semis-2821611.htmlFIFA.com that the Black Stars are capable of winning through to the semi-finals at Russia 2018.]]>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cherchesov named Russia head coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cherchesov-named-russia-head-coach-2821610.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Volgograd's gateway transforming ahead of World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=volgograd-s-gateway-transforming-ahead-of-world-cup-2821561.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Zico's swerver sinks Scots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=zico-s-swerver-sinks-scots-2821183.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures a memorable free-kick from a Brazil legend at Spain 1982.]]>Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Saransk decorated with children's drawings]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=saransk-decorated-with-children-s-drawings-2821012.htmlA viewing platform at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, children's football drawings as urban decoration in Saransk and football lessons for foreigners in Nizhny Novgorod. FIFA.com picks out some interesting stories from the cities hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ruslan Nigmatullin's unusual mix]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=ruslan-nigmatullin-s-unusual-mix-2820709.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively to the 2001 Russian Player of the Year, who was also voted best DJ in Russia in 2014. ]]>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[History-makers stand together in Stanford]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=history-makers-stand-together-in-stanford-2819205.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph shows Roger Milla and Oleg Salenko side-by-side, fresh from breaking two tournament records.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ekaterinburg on schedule for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=ekaterinburg-on-schedule-for-russia-2018-2819100.htmlThe easternmost Host City for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was inspected by top local authorities on Tuesday, including Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Bauza appointed Argentina coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=bauza-appointed-argentina-coach-2819063.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 12:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gonzalez: Costa Rica's best is still to come]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gonzalez-costa-rica-s-best-is-still-to-come-2818985.html FIFA.com about the players he brought through to the senior ranks and the outlook for Los Ticos as Russia 2018 draws nearer.]]>Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA["The heart of Russian sport" opening its doors in 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-heart-of-russian-sport-opening-its-doors-in-2018-2813469.htmlOn 31 July 1956, the Luzhniki Stadium officially opened its doors. To mark the 60-year anniversary, FIFA.com recalls the most interesting stories in the stadium's history, as well as the memorable finals that have been played at the venue. 

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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New stadium to add to Volgograd's unique cityscape]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Zahavi: Israel can spring a surprise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=zahavi-israel-can-spring-a-surprise-2813086.htmlFIFA.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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Danilov: We could have made it to the Final in England]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™
<![CDATA[Wu Lei: China is making rapid improvement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=wu-lei-china-is-making-rapid-improvement-2812999.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 02:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Russian volunteers ready for the World Cup after EURO experience]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[World champions search for No9 on road to Russia]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Europe Zone
<![CDATA[Allardyce appointed England manager]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=allardyce-appointed-england-manager-2812789.htmlThe 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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Lopetegui appointed as new Spain coach]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The pitch invader who upstaged Garrincha]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Al Jassam: Asian football has developed a lot]]>/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 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[In-form Yoon inspired by Korean icon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=in-form-yoon-inspired-by-korean-icon-2812182.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Yoon Bitgaram about Korea Republic's Russia 2018 campaign, filling the void left by Park Jisung and more.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Alfa-Bank unveiled as first-ever Regional Supporter for the FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=alfa-bank-unveiled-as-first-ever-regional-supporter-for-the-fifa-world-2812200.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[Del Bosque: I've fulfilled my duty to Spanish football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=del-bosque-i-leave-with-the-feeling-of-having-fulfilled-my-duty-to-spa-2812199.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, 2010 FIFA World Cup-winning coach Vicente del Bosque talks Spain successes, his thankfulness for the job done by predecessor Luis Aragones, his optimism surrounding the legacy he himself leaves and a firm vote of confidence for his yet-to-be confirmed successor.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Mooy enjoying renaissance on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mooy-enjoying-renaissance-on-road-to-russia-2812061.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Australia and Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy about his remarkable rise into a key cog in the Socceroo machine, FIFA World Cup qualifying and coach Ange Postecoglou.]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Samara's football on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=samara-s-football-on-the-rise-2812103.htmlWe visit 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Host City Samara, to take a closer look at club side Krylya Sovetov, who are based in the city.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Rajevac: Algeria are the best in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=rajevac-african-football-is-improving-all-the-time-2812076.htmlSpeaking exclusively to FIFA.com, Milovan Rajevac reveals why he took the Algeria national team job, as well as his ambitions of taking Fennecs to Russia 2018 and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Senegal’s golden game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=senegal-s-golden-game-2811871.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph shows Henri Camara striking gold for Senegal at Korea/Japan 2002.

 

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Clemente: Libya can make it to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=clemente-libya-can-make-it-to-russia-2811773.htmlFIFA.com about how his team will aim to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[First round of visits to Russia 2018 stadiums for monitoring working conditions completed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=first-round-of-visits-to-russia-2018-stadiums-for-monitoring-working-c-2811754.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Sights to see in Saint Petersburg]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=sights-to-see-in-saint-petersburg-2811670.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 17:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Matsuev: Sport and culture are international heritage of Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=matsuev-sport-and-culture-are-international-heritage-of-russia-2811558.htmlSun, 10 Jul 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Denis Matsuev becomes Russia 2018 ambassador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=denis-matsuev-becomes-russia-2018-ambassador-2811547.htmlDenis Matsuev has become an ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The Russian classical pianist received his Ambassador’s Certificate today from Alexey Sorokin, CEO of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee, and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico to open Hex on the road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mexico-to-open-hex-on-the-road-2811514.html
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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Giresse: Mali can make it this time]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=giresse-mali-can-make-it-this-time-2811489.htmlNow in his second stint with the Eagles, Mali head coach Alain Giresse spoke with FIFA.com to discuss the third round of qualifiers for Russia 2018 and prospects for his side at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Draw sets out Oceania’s road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=draw-sets-out-oceania-s-road-to-russia-2811470.htmlFri, 08 Jul 2016 04:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Miami Beach braced for Hexagonal Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=miami-beach-braces-for-hexagonal-draw-2811313.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kaliningrad readying for tourist influx]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=kaliningrad-readying-for-tourist-influx-2811355.html 

In summer 2018, Kaliningrad can expect a particularly large number of fans from Western Europe due to its location as the most western Host City of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Martino leaves Argentina post]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=martino-leaves-argentina-post-2811244.htmlHead coach Gerardo Martino announced his resignation from the Argentina national team just over a week after losing the Copa America Centenario final against Chile.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia 2018 will be a great treat for every visitor]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=samoura-russia-2018-will-be-a-great-treat-for-every-visitor-2811206.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ticket prices for FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup announced]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ticket-prices-for-fifa-confederations-cup-and-fifa-world-cup-announced-2811035.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[More than 60,000 volunteer applications received in the first month]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=more-than-60-000-volunteer-applications-received-in-the-first-month-2810582.htmlThe campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is off to an impressive start with more than 62,500 people applying to participate in the first month alone.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)