<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 17 Aug 2017 20:38:00 GMTThu, 17 Aug 2017 20:38:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[A World Cup dream for Nagbe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=a-world-cup-dream-for-nagbe-2904509.htmlHaving already tasted CONCACAF Gold Cup success, Darlington Nagbe is intent on making 2017 a year to remember with USA as he hopes to go one better than his father – an African and Liberian legend – by reaching the FIFA World Cup.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Golden boy Stabile makes his mark]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=golden-boy-stabile-makes-his-mark-2904365.htmlIn the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to the tournament's first edition and its top scorer opening his account.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Williams: Soca Warriors ready to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=williams-soca-warriors-ready-to-bounce-back-2904157.htmlTue, 15 Aug 2017 15:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Scots' free-kick hero eyes another miracle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=scots-free-kick-hero-eyes-another-miracle-2903898.htmlScotland and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths speaks to FIFA.com about scoring two superb free-kicks in three minutes against England in June, the technique he employed and his team's hopes of claiming an unlikely World Cup berth.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Prolific Kubo shapes as Japan’s bright new star]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=prolific-kubo-shapes-as-japan-s-bright-new-star-2903933.htmlTue, 15 Aug 2017 02:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Jung: Korea will reach Russia if we maintain our confidence]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=jung-korea-will-reach-russia-if-we-maintain-our-confidence-2903436.htmlFIFA.com hears from experienced Korea Republic midfielder Joo Wooyoung as the Taeguk Warriors seek to survive a challenging qualifying campaign and reach their ninth successive World Cup. ]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Video Vault: Oliseh winner gives Nigeria perfect start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=video-vault-oliseh-winner-gives-nigeria-perfect-start-2903472.htmlFIFA.com revisits Nigeria's opening game at France 1998, where the Super Eagles got off to a flyer against Spain.  ]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Granqvist relishing leadership roles in Sweden and Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=granqvist-relishing-leadership-roles-in-sweden-and-russia-2903438.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Andreas Granqvist, who had the unenviable task of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Sweden captain, about the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on the road to Russia so far, which sees the ​Blagult ​lead Group A ahead of France and the Netherlands.

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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[West Germany's 1990 winners in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=west-germany-s-1990-winners-in-numbers-2903123.htmlFIFA.com reviews West Germany’s triumph at Italy 1990.]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy ™<![CDATA[Bangoura: Guinea not giving up on our dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=bangoura-we-re-not-giving-up-on-our-dream-2903234.htmlFIFA.com about his side's progress in recent months and their dreams of making it to Russia.]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Neymar strengthens PSG's Brazilian bonds]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=neymar-strengthens-psg-s-brazilian-bonds-2902984.htmlNeymar is far from the first Brazilian to star for Paris Saint-Germain. FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the Seleçao stars who have previously made their mark in the French capital.

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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Pitches laid at Russia 2018 stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=pitches-laid-at-russia-2018-stadiums-2902932.htmlAs the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws closer, construction on all the tournament's stadiums continues apace. Every month FIFA.com updates fans on how progress is going.

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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Tardelli’s scream still echoing ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=tardelli-s-scream-still-echoing-2902697.htmlIn the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to Spain 1982 and Marco Tardelli's legendary celebration.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Turkey turn to Lucescu]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=turkey-turn-to-lucescu-2902839.htmlMircea Lucescu is the coach tasked with guiding Turkey to Russia 2018 after the Romanian was announced as Fatih Terim's replacement on Wednesday.   

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Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Fabian reveals all about his wonder goal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=fabian-reveals-all-about-his-wonder-goal-2902675.htmlEintracht Frankfurt and Mexico creative midfielder Marco Fabian talks about his Russia 2017 Goal of the Tournament and looks ahead to El Tri's hopes during the next phase of World Cup qualifiers.

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Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mikel: Nigeria are in a very good position]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=mikel-nigeria-are-in-a-very-good-position-2902682.htmlFIFA.com hears from Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel on the Super Eagles' Russia 2018 qualifying campaign, the upcoming double-header against Cameroon and the pressure to qualify being applied by his Russian wife.]]>Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Helmut Schon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-helmut-schon-2902642.htmlThought of as one of the most successful coaches in German football history, Helmut Schon holds the World Cup record for most matches as coach (25). FIFA.com goes behind the record and takes a closer look at Schon's achievement.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Younes: We have a very bright future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=younes-we-have-a-very-bright-future-2902264.htmlAjax and Germany winger talks exclusively with FIFA.com about his stellar 2017, where he reached the UEFA Europa League final with his club and won the FIFA Confederations Cup for his country.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA announces latest disciplinary sanctions for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-announces-latest-disciplinary-sanctions-for-incidents-during-fifa-2902168.htmlThu, 27 Jul 2017 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Turkey look to the future after Terim's departure]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=turkey-look-to-the-future-after-terim-s-departure-2902151.htmlThu, 27 Jul 2017 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giuliano relishing taste of legendary shirt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=giuliano-relishing-taste-of-legendary-shirt-2902073.html
 
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup brings renewed airport, hotels, stadium and beach to Volgograd]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-world-cup-brings-renewed-airport-hotels-stadium-and-beach-to-volg-2902067.htmlAn inspection visit to Volgograd, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko, allowed the city to showcase key preparations for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Historic firsts for Bolivia and Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=7/news=historic-firsts-for-bolivia-and-brazil-825472.html On 25 July 1993, 24 years ago today, Bolivia handed Brazil their first defeat in a FIFA World Cup qualifier, paving the way for their maiden qualification for the finals. FIFA.com looks back.

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Zambia looking to build upon strong platform under Nyirenda]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=nyirenda-looking-to-build-upon-zambia-s-strong-platform-2901361.htmlFIFA.com of his long-term plans to further strengthen Zambia, while also seeking to help the Chipolopolo negotiate an extremely tough Russia 2018 campaign.]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Magic in Marseille from brilliant Bergkamp]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=magic-in-marseille-from-brilliant-bergkamp-2901565.htmlIn the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back at a memorable moment in Dutch football from Dennis Bergkamp in 1998.   

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Perez committed to the Paraguay cause]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=perez-committed-to-the-paraguay-cause-2901448.htmlParaguay's Hernan Perez speaks in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com about his tattoo history and La Albirroja's prospects in their upcoming Russia 2018 qualifiers.

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ciman: It was my turn to make a sacrifice ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=ciman-it-was-my-turn-to-make-a-sacrifice-2901383.htmlFIFA.com, 'The General' talks about how putting his family first led to his move to Canada.]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bearzot’s Blues of ’82 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=bearzot-s-blues-of-82-in-numbers-2901324.htmlFIFA.com’s statistical review of Italy’s conquest of Spain 1982, along with a scream, a drought and a treble.]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1982 FIFA World Cup Spain ™<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Roger Milla]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-roger-milla-2901386.htmlFIFA.com looks at how Roger Milla became the competition's oldest goalscorer at the age of 42.]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kerzhakov hangs up his boots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=kerzhakov-hangs-up-his-boots-2901230.htmlThu, 13 Jul 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Video Vault: A debut to remember for Costa Rica]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=archive-a-debut-to-remember-for-costa-rica-2901034.html Kicking off our FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com looks back on Costa Rica's debut at the global finals, where they progressed to the Round of 16 at Italy 1990 against the odds.]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Maaloul: I’m optimistic about reaching Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=maaloul-i-m-optimistic-about-reaching-russia-2901135.htmlLocked at the top of their with Congo DR, Tunisia face a crucial next pair of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers as Nabil Maaloul looks to continue a strong start as he rekindles his relationship with Les Aigles de Carthage.

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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Migne’s seven steps to becoming a wizard]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=migne-s-seven-steps-to-becoming-a-wizard-2901072.htmlFIFA.com through the seven lessons that he learned from his former master Claude Le Roy.]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Syria skipper Al Salih eyes unlikely World Cup dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=syria-skipper-al-salih-eyes-unlikely-world-cup-dream-2900759.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Syria captain Ahmad Al Salih who has played a key role in helping his nation maintain an unlikely charge for Russia 2018 despite being unable to play home matches.]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Fabien Barthez]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-fabien-barthez-2900993.htmlOne of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of French football, Fabien Barthez made 17 appearances at the FIFA World Cup, a French record, keeping no fewer than ten clean sheets in the process.

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup Trophy to make the longest-ever journey around a Host Country]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-world-cup-trophy-to-make-the-longest-ever-journey-around-a-host-c-2900525.htmlThu, 06 Jul 2017 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Germans’ breakthrough in Bern]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=germans-breakthrough-in-bern-2900526.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, in the wake of Germany's maiden FIFA Confederations Cup win, we look back to when they lifted the Jules Rimet trophy for the first time.]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran comeback breaks Aussie hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=2/news=celebration-and-heartbreak-1029557.htmlTue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™<![CDATA[Smolov: I don’t want to be like everyone else]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=smolov-i-don-t-want-to-be-like-everyone-else-2896336.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[‘Bring Someone Special’ to the FIFA World Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=bring-someone-special-to-the-fifa-world-cup-2895325.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 15:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic sack Uli Stielike]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-sack-uli-stielike-2895285.htmlThe Korea Football Association have announced that Uli Stielike has been sacked as head coach of the senior national team, following their 3-2 defeat by Qatar in the latest round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers.

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New Zealand at home first in OFC play-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-zealand-at-home-first-in-ofc-play-off-2895121.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia’s new generation ready to step up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-s-new-generation-ready-to-step-up-2894999.htmlBig things are expected of Russia's 21-year-old midfielders Aleksandr Golovin and Alexei Miranchuk, as well as 23-year-old defender Georgi Dzhikiya, at the FIFA Confederations Cup. FIFA.com looked closer at this exciting trio. 

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA statement on Human Rights Watch report on Russia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-statement-on-human-rights-watch-report-on-russia-2894986.htmlFIFA's official statement following a Human Rights Watch report into working conditions on FIFA World Cup stadium construction sites ahead of Russia 2018.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Costa Rica clear in second, Panama and Honduras draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=costa-rica-clear-in-second-panama-and-honduras-draw-2894878.htmlCosta Rica took sole possession of second in the Hexagonal standings after a crucial win over bottom side Trinidad and Tobago on Matchday 6 of CONCACAF’s final qualifying stage for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Confederations Cup exhibition unveiled on Moscow Metro]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=confederations-cup-exhibition-unveiled-on-moscow-metro-2894807.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 18:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Iran revel in reaching Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-revel-in-reaching-russia-2894740.htmlIran reach second consecutive FIFA World Cup, with Team Melli defeating Uzbekistan to join Brazil and Russia at the finals.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Narrow wins ensure Solomons end drought]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=narrow-wins-ensure-solomons-end-drought-2894727.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Stage 3 qualifying in Oceania, where Solomon Islands kept alive their Russia 2018 ambitions at the expense of Paua New Guinea and Tahiti.]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran secure World Cup ticket]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-secure-ticket-to-russia-next-summer-2894637.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 20:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Agony amid drama in Doha]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=5/news=agony-amid-drama-doha-1062363.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™