<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 16 Feb 2017 11:01:00 GMTThu, 16 Feb 2017 11:33:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Der Bomber rises to the occasion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=der-bomber-rises-to-the-occasion-2867381.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the first goal of Gerd Muller’s memorable 1974 campaign.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Rohr aiming to lead Super Eagles to new heights]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=rohr-aiming-to-lead-super-eagles-to-new-heights-2867002.htmlFIFA.com hears from Gernot Rohr who is aiming to revitalise Nigeria on the road to Russia 2018, following their shock failure to qualify for the recent CAF Africa Cup of Nations.]]>Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[International volunteer candidates to learn Russian]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=international-volunteer-candidates-to-learn-russian-2866781.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Dominant Azzurri retain their crown]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=dominant-azzurri-retain-their-crown-2866627.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the 1938 Final, with Italy and Giovanni Ferrari on the attack against Hungary.

 

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Iceland’s dentist-coach defying convention and expectations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=iceland-s-dentist-coach-defying-convention-and-expectations-2866564.htmlFIFA.com hears from Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson on how his trips to the pub have helped his team avoid a EURO hangover.]]>Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Grant to step down as Ghana head coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=grant-to-step-down-as-ghana-head-coach-2866579.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 16:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA rejects appeals of Bolivia in relation to the fielding of an ineligible player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-rejects-appeals-of-bolivia-in-relation-to-the-fielding-of-an-inel-2866096.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Brazil’s history-making Hurricane ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=brazil-s-history-making-hurricane-2865951.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jairzinho celebrating a momentous goal in the 1970 Final.]]>Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Norway bring in Lagerback]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=norway-appoint-lars-lagerback-as-manager-2865942.htmlLars Lagerback has been appointed as Norway's new head coach, the country’s FA confirmed on Wednesday.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Johnson: I'm still very optimistic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=johnson-i-m-still-very-optimistic-2865596.htmlBorussia Monchengladbach and USA's Fabian Johnson chats exclusively with FIFA.com about the dismissal of Jurgen Klinsmann as national team head coach and his optimism about qualifying for Russia 2018 despite a slow start for the Stars and Stripes.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Gibraltar's history-making moment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=gibraltar-s-history-making-moment-2865526.htmlFIFA.com about making history in that Russia 2018 qualifier.]]>Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lawrence named Soca Warriors boss]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lawrence-named-soca-warriors-boss-2865534.htmlMon, 30 Jan 2017 19:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ice, fire & football: The Host Cities celebrate 500 days to Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ice-fire-football-the-host-cities-celebrate-500-days-to-russia-2018-2865509.htmlThere is not long to go now. In 500 days' time, football fans from all over the world can put an end to the expectation and once again enjoy the best national teams on the planet competing against each other for an entire month.

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Glory goal for Germany's tragic hero]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=glory-goal-for-germany-s-tragic-hero-2865156.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Michael Ballack's match-winning goal in the 2002 semis - four minutes after the booking that ruled him out of the Final.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Vitaly Mutko assesses Nizhny Novgorod's World Cup preparations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=vitaly-mutko-assesses-nizhny-novgorod-s-world-cup-preparations-2865154.htmlWed, 25 Jan 2017 14:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Leekens resigns as Algeria coach]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/505/0/index.htmlGeorges Leekens has resigned as coach of Algeria after just three months in charge of Les Fennecs, following their group stage exit from the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Final Draw to take place in State Kremlin Palace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=final-draw-to-take-place-in-state-kremlin-palace-2864946.htmlHopeful nations across the planet with an eye on 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia now know where their path to potential glory will be laid out in front of them – inside the concert hall at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Chicharito: I’ve achieved more than I ever dreamed of]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=chicharito-i-ve-achieved-more-than-i-ever-dreamed-of-2864163.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Mexico and Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez about the secrets of being a successful centre forward, while also touching on his past, present and future at club and international level.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[A glorious reunion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-glorious-reunion-2863921.htmlMon, 23 Jan 2017 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[What to eat in Saint Petersburg]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=what-to-eat-in-saint-petersburg-2863831.htmlFri, 20 Jan 2017 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The hero and villain of a Seville thriller]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-hero-and-villain-of-a-seville-thriller-2863728.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Harald Schumacher taking centre stage in the semi-finals of Spain 1982.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russian cities ready to welcome FIFA Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-cities-ready-to-welcome-fifa-confederations-cup-2863719.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 13:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia's volunteer campaign sets new World Cup record]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russia-s-volunteer-campaign-sets-new-world-cup-record-2863605.htmlThe campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has proved to be one of the biggest in the history of the volunteer movement, breaking the World Cup record for the number of applications.

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Noboa: I consider myself half Ecuadorian, half Russian]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ecuador and Rostov midfielder Cristhian Noboa caught up with FIFA.com to talk about his transition into Russian culture and Russia 2018 Host Cities Kazan, Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[When the holders faced heroic Harry]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=when-the-holders-faced-heroic-harry-2863260.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to when West Germany faced Northern Ireland and an inspired Harry Gregg in 1958.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mathlouthi: The World Cup is an obsession for me]]>/worldcup/news/newsid/286/307/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about his dream 2016 and the challenges facing his team at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations and in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.]]>Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Stage set for a San Siro shock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=stage-set-for-a-san-siro-shock-2862314.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the opening match of Italy 1990, when Cameroon shocked Maradona and Co.]]>Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[What to see and do in Rostov-on-Don]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=what-to-see-do-rostov-on-don-2861800-2862251.htmlRostov-on-Don is known to its citizens as Russia’s southern capital, the capital of the Don, the gate to the Caucasus and many other proud titles which emphasise the splendour of the city, which has more than a million residents, and the Don area as a whole.

 
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Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Edwards: Hopefully T&T can complete the jigsaw puzzle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=edwards-hopefully-t-t-can-complete-the-jigsaw-puzzle-2862231.htmlMon, 02 Jan 2017 13:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: Japanese players could drink sake on the ball]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=halilhodzic-japanese-players-could-drink-sake-on-the-ball-2862193.htmlSun, 01 Jan 2017 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[O’Neill: Irish captaincy has enhanced Coleman's play]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=o-neill-polite-coleman-is-totally-different-on-the-pitch-2862188.htmlSun, 01 Jan 2017 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Immobile: I spent hours talking to Ventura in his office]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=immobile-i-spent-hours-talking-to-ventura-in-his-office-2862175.htmlSat, 31 Dec 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pulisic: I've always wanted to play like Figo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=pulisic-i-ve-always-wanted-to-play-like-figo-2862158.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Quinteros: Valencia has been brilliant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=quinteros-valencia-has-been-brilliant-2862136.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lahm: Winning the World Cup is still indescribable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lahm-winning-the-world-cup-is-still-indescribable-2862112.htmlThu, 29 Dec 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Danny: Portugal are more feared now]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=danny-portugal-are-more-feared-now-2862071.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Menotti: The 2006 World Cup has transformed German football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=menotti-the-2006-world-cup-has-transformed-german-football-2862068.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Regional success boosts Thailand's hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=regional-success-boosts-thailand-s-hopes-2861918.htmlSun, 25 Dec 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Favourites and Switzerland start strong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=favourites-and-switzerland-start-strong-2861932.htmlSat, 24 Dec 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Special Confederations Cup metro trains unveiled]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=special-confederations-cup-metro-trains-unveiled-2861965.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tadic: A Russia trip would be Serbia's ultimate award]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=tadic-a-russia-trip-would-be-serbia-s-ultimate-award-2861923.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Tense finale awaits amid tight competition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=tense-finale-awaits-amid-tight-competition-2861821.htmlFIFA.com reviews FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Oceania during 2016 and looks ahead to what promises to be a tight race on the road to Russia 2018 amid an ever-increasing level of competition.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil resurgent in an unpredictable race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=brazil-resurgent-in-an-unpredictable-race-2860734.htmlFIFA.com reviews the year in South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and looks ahead to some key fixtures to watch out for in 2017.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Bauza: Tevez is a player who can win matches]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bauza-tevez-is-a-player-who-can-win-matches-2861866.htmlThu, 22 Dec 2016 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Grosso strikes gold for Italy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=grosso-strikes-gold-for-italy-2861579.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Fabio Grosso's title-winning penalty at Germany 2006.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ticos the toast of CONCACAF’s 2016]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ticos-the-toast-of-concacaf-s-2016-2861378.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the year 2016, an eventful 12 months in which USA lost their coach and Costa Rica took dead aim at first place on the road to Russia.]]>Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa primed for another grandstand finish]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=africa-primed-for-another-grandstand-finish-2861420.htmlFIFA.com examines the state of play in Africa's preliminaries for Russia 2018, with Algeria and Ghana both struggling to maintain their proud recent qualifying record.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Scolari: It will take 2,000 years for another 7-1]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=scolari-it-will-take-2-000-years-for-another-7-1-2861399.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Del Bosque: I wasn’t smart omitting Vitolo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=del-bosque-i-wasn-t-smart-omitting-vitolo-2861387.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All to play for in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-to-play-for-in-asia-2861361.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lee: Stones can become as good as Moore]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lee-stones-can-become-as-good-as-moore-2861360.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™