<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 19 Apr 2014 22:30:00 GMTSat, 19 Apr 2014 23:33:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Wenger: Wilshere will be ready]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=wenger-wilshere-will-be-ready-2321329.htmlArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told England manager Roy Hodgson that Jack Wilshere will be available for selection at this summer's FIFA World Cup as the midfielder has stepped up his rehabilitation from injury. 

]]>
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[The fairytale of Pago Pago]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=the-fairytale-of-pago-pago-2320454.htmlAmerican Samoa went from suffering a 31-0 loss to posting one of international football’s all-time biggest upsets in the space of ten years. Now their story has been turned into a film.

]]>
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone
<![CDATA[England's game adopted by Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=england-s-game-adopted-by-brazil-2320981.htmlFIFA.com traces the origins of the footballing relationship between England and Brazil, taking in Charles Miller, the first Seleção match, Mirandinha of Newcastle United and Juninho Paulista of Middlesbrough.

]]>
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[54 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=54-days-to-go-2320403.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one profiles it becoming a televised event in 1954.]]>Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Neymar: I won't miss World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=neymar-i-won-t-miss-world-cup-2320978.htmlBrazil star Neymar has said he will be fit enough to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in his home country, despite suffering an injury that could see him miss the rest of the club season with Barcelona.

]]>
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[World Cup tickets become a reality for fans]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=world-cup-tickets-become-a-reality-for-fans-2320916.htmlFri, 18 Apr 2014 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A guide to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tickets ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=a-guide-to-2014-fifa-world-cup-brazil-tickets-2320660.htmlKey information printed on the actual tickets for Brazil 2014 will help spectators from the moment they arrive at the stadium to help them find their seat and much more. Here we outline some of the useful information that will be provided on the ticket.

 

]]>
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[55 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=55-days-to-go-2320377.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We continue by shining the focus on its extra-time encounters.]]>Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A tale of two Taeguk Warriors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=a-tale-of-two-taeguk-warriors-2320668.htmlFIFA.com chats with a pair of Korea Republic players - Park Jongwoo and Jang Hyunsoo – who are have taken an unusual route under the guidance of former FIFA World Cup coach Sven Goran Eriksson in their bid to feature at Brazil 2014.

]]>
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Brazil set Chinese date with Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=brazil-set-chinese-date-with-argentina-2320665.htmlBrazil and Argentina will meet in the latest instalment of the Superclassico at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium this October.

]]>
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Wilson Palacios: At your service]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=wilson-palacios-at-your-service-2319437.htmlFIFA.com chatted candidly with the Stoke City holding midfielder as Brazil 2014 looms ever closer.]]>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA Secretary General visits Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Cuiaba and Fortaleza next week]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-secretary-general-visits-sao-paulo-curitiba-cuiaba-and-fortaleza--2320562.htmlAs preparations for the FIFA World Cup continue, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke returns to Brazil next week to visit four Host Cities - Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Cuiaba and Fortaleza - from 22 to 24 April 2014. 

]]>
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Chile's Fernandes ruled out of World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=chile-s-fernandes-ruled-out-of-world-cup-2320637.htmlThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hodgson: Pirlo is a big threat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=hodgson-pirlo-is-a-big-threat-2320560.htmlWhen asked who England will fear when the Three Lions face Italy in their Brazil 2014 Group D opener in Manaus, manager Roy Hodgson said Andrea Pirlo could pose the biggest threat.

]]>
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[56 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=56-days-to-go-2320040.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one highlights the players who have played in the biggest fixture on planet football more than once.]]>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[What sticker are you hoping to collect?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=what-sticker-are-you-hoping-to-collect-2317323.htmlThe 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ Panini online album showcases the world's best footballers in iconic sticker form, and FIFA.com wants to know which player you're most looking forward to collecting in this edition and why?

]]>
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Hard graft paying off for Gradel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=hard-graft-paying-off-for-gradel-2319935.html​After having his season wrecked by a knee injury, Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradel is making up for lost time after he has worked himself back to fitness, with hopes of making it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014<![CDATA[World Cup adventure on ride to Rio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=world-cup-adventure-on-ride-to-rio-2319156.htmlFIFA.com catches up with Thompson on his incredible fundraising adventure.]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Prandelli demanding high ethics]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=prandelli-demanding-high-ethics-2319836.htmlWed, 16 Apr 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[57 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=57-days-to-go-2319455.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Our latest focuses on two teams’ qualification fate being decided by fortune.]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kewell exit leaves Aussies seeking new stars]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=kewell-exit-leaves-aussies-seeking-new-stars-2319786.htmlWed, 16 Apr 2014 03:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[126,837 tickets allocated within four hours of the last sales phase]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=126-837-tickets-allocated-within-four-hours-of-the-last-sales-phase-2319535.html FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Belgium coach Wilmots rewarded for finals spot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=belgium-coach-wilmots-rewarded-for-finals-spot-2319611.htmlLes Diables Rouges to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA.com launches Panini 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Online Sticker Album]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-com-launches-panini-2014-fifa-world-cup-braziltm-online-sticker-a-2319183.htmlFIFA.com has launched the Panini Online Sticker Album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to the support of Presenting Partner, Coca-Cola. 

]]>
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Cassano clinging to Azzurri World Cup hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=cassano-clinging-to-azzurri-world-cup-hopes-2319484.htmlItaly coach Cesare Prandelli has said Azzurri forward Antonio Cassano still has a chance to make his FIFA World Cup squad this summer, though fellow veterans Francesco Totti and Luca Toni are unlikely to make the cut.

]]>
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Martinez: European sides face battle in Brazil ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=martinez-european-sides-face-battle-in-brazil-2319237.htmlFIFA.com, the Spanish manager of Premier League side Everton Roberto Martinez reflects on his World Cup memories and describes why he believes a South American side is likely to triumph in Brazil.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sabella: Brazil have always been number one]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=sabella-brazil-have-always-been-number-one-2319373.html FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Argentina hit by Gago blow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=argentina-hit-by-gago-blow-2319289.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[58 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=58-days-to-go-2319087.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Here we shine the focus on a Frenchman who set a scoring record in ’58.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Last ticketing sales phase to open on 15 April at 12h00 CET]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=last-ticketing-sales-phase-to-open-on-15-april-at-12h00-cet-2319228.htmlA total of 199,519 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ will be up for grabs in the last sales phase, which will open on Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 12h00 CET / 07h00 Brasilia time, via FIFA.com

]]>
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Sabella: Messi is irreplaceable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=sabella-messi-is-irreplaceable-2318883.htmlFIFA.com, Alejandro Sabella discusses strains and stresses of the job, his contingency plans should Lionel Messi suffer an injury and the selection issues he has to face.]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[59 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=59-days-to-go.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We continue with a look at the man who captained Italy on 59 occasions.]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Khedira's return boosts World Cup hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=khedira-s-return-boosts-world-cup-hopes-2318682.htmlSami Khedira returned to training with his Real Madrid team-mates on Sunday for the first time in five months, which significantly increases his chances of being fit in time for the FIFA World Cup™ this summer.

]]>
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[60 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=60-days-to-go.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Today, we look at the most common scorelines in FIFA World Cup history.]]>Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Surprise and emotion as official uniform presented to volunteers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=surpresa-e-emocao-na-entrega-do-novo-uniforme-aos-voluntarios.htmlOne volunteer got a pleasant surprise when the person presenting him with his official FIFA World Cup uniform turned out to be his hero Zico in disguise.

]]>
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[61 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=61-days-to-go.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We continue with the strange tale of the first World Cup Golden Boot winner.]]>Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The official World Cup Magazine - Episode 28]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=the-official-world-cup-magazine-episode-28.htmlThe 28th episode of the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Video Magazine focuses on superstars from Brazil and Italy.

]]>
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Rossi return gives Italy World Cup boost]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=rossi-return-gives-italy-world-cup-boost-2317994.htmlItaly head coach has been able to name Fiorentina's Giuseppe Rossi on his 42-man squad for training next week after the striker reported back for training with his club after suffering a knee injury. 

]]>
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referees continue World Cup preparations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=referees-continue-world-cup-preparations.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 16:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[All dressed up for the World Cup party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=all-dressed-up-for-the-world-cup-party.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mexican students thwart Brazilian masters]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=mexican-students-thwart-brazilian-masters-2104938.htmlAhead of the nations’ group meeting at Brazil 2014, FIFA.com looks at a fascinating relationship which began with A Seleção’s exhilarating triumph at Mexico 1970.

]]>
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[62 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=62-days-to-go.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Today, we pay tribute to the man who lit up Chile 1962.]]>Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Jackson: Colombia have more talent than we did in '94]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=jackson-colombia-have-more-talent-than-we-did-in-94.htmlFIFA.com, backs Falcao to recover in time for Brazil 2014 and compares Jose Pekerman’s current team to the class of Carlos Valderrama and Co.]]>Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[‘Everyone’s Trophy’ arrives in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=everyone-s-trophy-arrives-in-asia.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[63 days to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=63-days-to-go.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We continue with a look at one of England’s greatest strikers.]]>Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[McCarthy: The fans make World Cups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=mccarthy-the-fans-make-world-cups-2316768.htmlFIFA.com he reflects on them both.]]>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klinsmann expecting German progression]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=klinsmann-expecting-german-progression-2316848.htmlWed, 09 Apr 2014 13:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[64 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=days-2316170.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Today, we look at the contrast between 2014’s 64-game tournament and the first edition in 1930.]]>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Volunteers set for star-studded launch of Brazil 2014 uniforms]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=voluntarios-modelo-2316377.htmlA group of Brazil 2014 volunteers will be sharing the catwalk with a host of stars at Fashion Rio on Thursday, as they unveil the uniforms they will be wearing at the biggest football show on Earth.

]]>
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Official Song released; Official Album tracklist revealed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=official-song-released-official-album-tracklist-revealed-2316268.html“One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album.”]]>Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Matuidi: Qualification was magical]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=matudi-qualification-was-magical-2316210.htmlFIFA.com, he talks Ligue 1, Champions League, World Cup - and being teased by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014