<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 23 Sep 2016 18:58:00 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:01:01 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Cat, tiger and wolf unveiled: 2018 mascot race is on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=cat-tiger-and-wolf-unveiled-2018-mascot-race-is-on-2836196.htmlRussian fans can now vote for their favourite character to be the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=MascotKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Maradona’s Seleção switch]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=maradona-s-selecao-switch-2835286.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures Diego Maradona in the shirt of Argentina's greatest rivals.

 

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Vesnina: Sea, mountains and football in Sochi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=thu-22-09-elena-vesnina-sea-mountains-and-football-in-sochi-2835909.htmlFIFA.com about the city's charms ahead of the two tournaments set to grace the Black Sea resort.]]>Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Asia’s newest stars grabbing headlines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=asia-s-newest-stars-grabbing-headlines-2835121.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the newer names making an impact across Asia during the continent's qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tatar cuisine: What to eat in Kazan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tatar-cuisine-what-to-eat-in-kazan-2834114.html

FIFA.com continues its culinary journey around the Host Cities of Russia 2018. On the menu today are the things you will encounter in Kazan and Tatarstan cuisine.]]>
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ruiz: I can look back with happiness]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=ruiz-i-can-look-back-with-happiness-2834103.htmlFIFA.com caught up Guatemalan striker Carlos Ruiz, who earlier this month announced his retirement from international football after becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying. 

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Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Aspiring volunteers from across the world eager for Russian experience]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=aspiring-volunteers-from-across-the-world-eager-for-russian-experience-2833763.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Joy and pain as Rivera settles Game of the Century]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the reaction to Gianni Rivera's memorable winner in the 1970 semi-final.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Neto: Portugal will aim to win Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=neto-portugal-will-aim-to-win-confederations-cup-2832932.htmlPortugal and Zenit St. Petersburg defender Luis Neto speaks with FIFA.com about watching his country's greatest achievement with his club team-mates this summer and dreaming of playing for his country in the FIFA Confederations Cup in his adopted city.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Ecuador's flag bearers, a story of joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=ecuador-s-flag-bearers-a-story-of-joy-2833584.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New transport ring unites football venues in Moscow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-transport-ring-unites-football-venues-in-moscow-2833355.htmlFIFA.com brings you last month's news highlights from the cities preparing to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Sochi's surge in popularity, St. Petersburg’s recognition as the tourism capital of Europe, new Host City ambassadors and a recently opened transport service in Moscow all feature.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Lopetegui: We expect the team to meet every challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=lopetegui-we-expect-the-team-to-meet-every-challenge-2833333.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Operational planning tour identifies key priorities for Host Cities]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=operational-planning-tour-identifies-key-priorities-for-host-cities-2833277.htmlSeptember 2016 sees the programme of visits to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ stadiums reach one more milestone, with a delegation of FIFA and Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee experts currently conducting a fourth operational planning tour.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Promes: The Netherlands have turned a page]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=promes-the-netherlands-have-turned-a-page-2832186.htmlFIFA.com hears from Quincy Promes who is one of the new faces hoping to lead the Netherlands to Russia 2018 after a disappointing period for the Oranje since their successful showing at Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Duarte: Burkina Faso can reach Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=duarte-burkina-faso-can-qualify-for-the-world-cup-2831788.htmlPaulo Duarte speaks to ​FIFA.com about his efforts to help Burkina Faso reach an inaugural FIFA World Cup at Russia 2018, and his hopes for the upcoming CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Interviews begin for 2017 and 2018 volunteers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=interviews-begin-for-2017-and-2018-volunteers-2831442.htmlThu, 08 Sep 2016 16:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[When the world fell in love with Leonidas]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=when-the-world-fell-in-love-with-leonidas-2831326.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the star of the 1938 edition flirting with French fans.

 

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[All hail Ruiz, the record breaker]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=all-hail-ruiz-the-record-breaker-2831275.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Arshavin: Cherchesov is the ideal choice]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=arshavin-cherchesov-is-the-ideal-choice-2830948.htmlFIFA.com about his new challenge in Kazakhstan, the appointment of Stanislav Cherchesov as Russia coach and playing as long as possible.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Records fall across the globe]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=records-fall-across-the-globe-2830987.htmlFIFA.com’s latest statistical review, as well two on-song European superstars and the fall of defensive impregnability.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay back on top, Brazil on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=uruguay-back-on-top-brazil-on-the-rise-2831245.htmlFIFA.com reviews South America's latest Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USA, Honduras complete Hex ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=usa-honduras-complete-hex-2831177.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[EURO finalists disappoint as Belgium and Greece dominate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=euro-finalists-disappoint-as-belgium-and-greece-dominate-2831121.htmlFIFA.com reviews matchday 2 in European qualifying for Russia 2018, on a modest night for UEFA EURO finalists Portugal and France.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio stay perfect as Japan bounce back ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=trio-stay-perfect-as-japan-bounce-back-2830918.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Two tickets left in CONCACAF scrap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=two-tickets-left-in-concacaf-scrap-2830647.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's final matchday of semi-final round qualifying in the CONCACAF zone, where USA and Honduras are hoping to book their places in the Hexagonal

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Stars, penalties and parity]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=stars-penalties-and-parity-2830813.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Europe.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 volunteer programme hits 100,000 applications]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=russia-2018-volunteer-programme-hits-100-000-applications-2830776.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 15:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Embolo: Switzerland and the national team are everything to me ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=embolo-switzerland-and-the-national-team-are-everything-to-me-2830757.htmlWhile Switzerland may be a relatively small nation in the heart of Europe, it has become renowned for a youth development system that has produced real gems such as Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka in recent years. La Nati’s latest promising young talent is Breel Embolo.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA launches VKontakte account ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-launches-vkontakte-account-2830743.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nani: My past can teach children a lot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=nani-my-past-can-teach-children-a-lot-2830738.htmlA freshly-crowned European champion, the Portuguese winger chats to FIFA.com about winning the continental title, the next FIFA World Cup, his recent move to Valencia and a past plagued with obstacles and hard work to overcome them.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Winners clash as hosts seek to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=winners-clash-as-hosts-seek-to-bounce-back-2830632.htmlFIFA.com previews matchday 2 in the final stage of Asia's Russia 2018 qualifying, headlined by United Arab Emirates hosting Asian champions Australia.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cameron: USA’s jack of (almost) all trades]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=cameron-usa-s-jack-of-almost-all-trades-2830614.htmlFIFA.com talks to USA's English Premier League-based utility man Geoff Cameron about all the positions he has played, his hopes for the States to reach Russia 2018 and those notorious cold, rainy nights in Stoke.]]>Sun, 04 Sep 2016 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Daum: Romania will qualify for the World Cup again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=daum-romania-will-qualify-for-the-world-cup-again-2830475.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to recently-appointed Romania coach Christoph Daum, who is targeting a return to the FIFA World Cup after what will be a 20-year hiatus for Tricolorii come Russia 2018. 

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Sat, 03 Sep 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF trio join Mexico in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=concacaf-trio-join-mexico-in-hex-2830474.htmlSat, 03 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Jesus jets from hero to zero and back again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=jesus-jets-from-hero-to-zero-and-back-again-2830235.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Arnason: Iceland can better EURO showing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=arnason-iceland-can-better-euro-showing-2824405.htmlFIFA.com about his side's showing at UEFA EURO 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo's comments and the Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Jehle: I’m glad Villa isn’t playing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=jehle-i-m-glad-villa-isn-t-playing-2830355.htmlWe speak to Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehle ahead of his side's FIFA World Cup qualifying match against 2010 World Cup winners Spain, on missing David Villa and Iker Casillas, and his dreams of a clean sheet against ​La Roja.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Bunjaku: A brilliant moment for us all]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=bunjaku-a-brilliant-moment-for-us-all-2830334.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 07:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142.htmlFIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Argentina top ahead of tight-knit chasing pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-top-ahead-of-tight-knit-chasing-pack-2830346.htmlWe review the day's action of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, which saw Lionel Messi return to the international stage with a goal and a victory to help Argentina climb top of the group, with rivals Brazil one of the tight-knit chasing pack.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Japan stunned as quintet triumph at home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=japan-stunned-as-quintet-triumph-at-home-2829918.htmlIt proved to be a mixed opening matchday for Asia's heavyweights in the continent’s third qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action.

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[All-or-nothing time in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=all-or-nothing-time-in-concacaf-2824207.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the Russia 2018 qualifying action from around the CONCACAF zone on Friday night, where five spots are up for grabs in the final Hexagonal.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[O Fenômeno in full flow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=o-fenomeno-in-full-flow-2824166.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures Ronaldo scoring a goal that helped Brazil reach the 1998 Final.

 

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Football stars share their experience and excitement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=football-stars-share-their-experience-and-excitement-2830083.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Jennings: NI's World Cup qualifications built on clean sheets ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=jennings-ni-s-world-cup-qualifications-built-on-clean-sheets-2823427.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2016 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Europe's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=europe-s-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2824388.htmlFIFA.com whets your appetite for the UEFA Zone’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers in statistical form.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Molino, Trinidad’s family man ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=molino-trinidad-s-family-man-2823850.html FIFA.com chats with MLS stand-out Kevin Molino about growing up the hard way in Trinidad and how it helped him work his way back to top form after a career-threatening injury.]]>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gibraltar's rock-solid family]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gibraltar-s-rock-solid-family-2823870.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Simoncini still cherishing the toughest job in football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=simoncini-still-cherishing-the-toughest-job-in-football-2824231.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[History and comfort: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium's unique position]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=history-and-comfort-nizhny-novgorod-stadium-s-unique-position-2824164.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dejagah: Qatar can qualify for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=dejagah-qatar-can-qualify-for-russia-2824163.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 03:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)