<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:43:00 GMTFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:51:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Free-scoring Lam aims high with Hong Kong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=free-scoring-lam-aims-high-with-hong-kong-2673475.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Socceroos lose star trio for qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=socceroos-lose-star-trio-for-qualifiers-2673570.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Jamaica’s Golden Boyz]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=jamaica-s-golden-boyz-2672514.htmlReggae Boyz roared to reach the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, jumping way up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in the process.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Iconic Chhetri points the way forward for India]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=iconic-chhetri-points-the-way-forward-for-india-2672131.htmlFIFA.com spoke with India captain Sunil Chhetri about the 31-year-old's legacy so far, along with his thoughts on the Blue Tigers' ability to progress on their road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia despite some disappointing results early on and much more.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hojbjerg heading in the right direction]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=hojbjerg-heading-in-the-right-direction-2671779.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Danish international Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is currently plying his trade in Germany with Bayern Munich, and the young midfielder spoke to use about Denmark's road to Russia 2018, settling into life in the German Bundesliga and much more.

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Tiny Cook Islands aim big under inspiring guidance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=tiny-cook-islands-aim-big-under-inspiring-guidance-2671498.htmlWed, 19 Aug 2015 02:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rogic return headlines Socceroos squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=rogic-return-headlines-socceroos-squad-2671696.htmlWed, 19 Aug 2015 00:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Ledgerwood: Canada reaching Russia would surpass 2000]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=ledgerwood-canada-reaching-russia-would-surpass-2000-2670761.htmlFIFA.com about the 'religon' football is in Germany, his desire to one day return to North America and Canada's hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup.]]>Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Group G preview: Latin flavour as giants collide]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=group-g-preview-latin-flavour-as-giants-collide-2670514.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2015 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group H preview: Bosnians, Greeks out to test Belgians]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-h-preview-bosnians-greeks-out-to-test-belgians-2669387.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2015 11:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group I preview: Favourites Croatia wary of contenders aplenty]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-i-preview-favourites-croatia-wary-of-contenders-aplenty-2670235.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at Group I.]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group E preview: Romanians, Dane and Poles poised for battle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-e-preview-romanians-dane-and-poles-poised-for-battle-2669380.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2015 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group D preview: Bale decorates wide-open race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=group-d-preview-bale-decorates-wide-open-race-2668549.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2015 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group C preview: World champions against the rest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-c-preview-world-champions-against-the-rest-2670256.html Northern Ireland and Norway are the biggest threats to Joachim Low's team.]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group B preview: Portuguese the favourites, Swiss quietly confident]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-b-preview-portuguese-the-favourites-swiss-quietly-confident-2670234.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at Group B in the European Zone, where Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal will be hoping to excel in a section that also includes the likes of Switzerland and Hungary.]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group A preview: Dutch, French given stern tests]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=group-a-preview-dutch-french-given-stern-tests-2669395.htmlFIFA.com previews a fascinating Group A in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 which includes former world champions France, three-time runners-up Netherlands, plus Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus and Luxembourg.]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group F preview: Auld Enemies' reunion thrills fans]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-group-f-preview-2668720.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over Europe's Group F in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying, which features a meeting of football's oldest rivals.]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Boost for Korea Republic after completing regional treble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Slutsky succeeds Capello as Russia coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=slutsky-succeeds-capello-as-russia-coach-2669776.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Polynesian aspirants build for qualifiers with Fiji visit]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=polynesian-aspirants-build-for-qualifiers-with-fiji-visit-2669371.htmlWed, 05 Aug 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mahbud: Singapore are aiming for new highs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=mahbud-singapore-are-aiming-for-new-highs-2669346.htmlWed, 05 Aug 2015 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Recycling a success at Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=recycling-a-success-at-russia-2018-preliminary-draw-2669214.htmlTue, 04 Aug 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Inspirational branding takes the stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2666747/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo: It’ll be four from five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ronaldo-it-ll-be-four-from-five-2667888.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Scotland rivalry sparks Hodgson's imagination]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=scotland-rivalry-sparks-hodgson-s-imagination-2667965.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cannavaro: It will be an interesting battle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=cannavaro-it-will-be-an-interesting-battle-2667881.htmlFabio Cannavaro, a FIFA World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, looks ahead to the European Zone qualifiers after assisting at the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw.

 

 
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Eto’o: The gap has closed a lot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=eto-o-the-gap-has-closed-a-lot-2667840.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF hopefuls learn their fate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=concacaf-hopefuls-learn-their-fate-2667907.htmlFIFA.com assesses the road ahead for the region’s hopefuls. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Can anyone topple the Kiwis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=can-anyone-topple-the-kiwis-2667591.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 18:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Team Base Camp e-brochure expands geographic reach of Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=team-base-camp-e-brochure-expands-geographic-reach-of-2018-fifa-world--2667370.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The joys of volunteering]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-joys-of-volunteering-2667413.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 13:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Route to the World Cup to be revealed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=route-to-the-world-cup-revealed-on-saturday-2667255.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 philatelic items revealed ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-2018-philatelic-items-revealed-2667101.htmlMarka Publishing and Trading Center, presented the first philatelic items that have been created to celebrate the tournament.]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Match schedules for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup unveiled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=match-schedules-for-fifa-confederations-cup-2017-and-2018-fifa-world-c-2667193.htmlOn the eve of the Preliminary Draw in St. Petersburg, the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup today unveiled the match schedules for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Match schedules for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup unveiled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=match-schedules-for-fifa-confederations-cup-2017-and-2018-fifa-world-c-2667193.htmlOn the eve of the Preliminary Draw in St. Petersburg, the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup today unveiled the match schedules for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[RELIVE: Organising Committee press conference]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=organising-committee-press-conference-to-stream-live-on-fifa-com-2667038.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Smertin replaces Hulk as draw assistant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=smertin-replaces-hulk-as-draw-assistant-2667066.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2015 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wide-ranging sustainability strategy in place for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wide-ranging-sustainability-strategy-in-place-for-the-2018-fifa-world--2666924.htmlThu, 23 Jul 2015 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wide-ranging sustainability strategy in place for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wide-ranging-sustainability-strategy-in-place-for-the-2018-fifa-world--2666924.htmlThu, 23 Jul 2015 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Qualifying history keeps champions Germany confident]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=qualifying-history-gives-champions-germany-belief-2666887.html FIFA.com examines Germany's incredible FIFA World Cup qualifying record, which has seen the four-time champions lose just twice in 84 matches, making them a feared team in any Preliminary Draw.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russia's dream starts here]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-s-dream-starts-here-2666627.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 17:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Follow the Preliminary Draw on FIFA.com]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=follow-the-preliminary-draw-on-fifa-com-2665221.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[RELIVE: Russia 2018 sustainability launch ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-2018-sustainability-launch-to-be-streamed-live-2666752.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo caps all-star cast of Draw Assistants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=hulk-caps-all-star-cast-of-draw-assistants-2666612.htmlFormer Brazil striker and two-time FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldo rounds out the list of star-studded Draw Assistants who will help unveil the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Saturday. 

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-in-numbers-2665218.htmlFIFA.com looks at some statistics from the qualifying competition's history and some other records on the verge of crashing.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)