<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 09 Dec 2016 17:36:00 GMTFri, 09 Dec 2016 19:26:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Zardes: Arena always praised my US performances]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=zardes-arena-has-always-complimented-my-us-performances-2859244.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 17:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lukaku: Martinez has freed me from prison]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lukaku-martinez-has-freed-me-from-prison-2859197.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Stewart sparks US pile-up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=stewart-sparks-us-pile-up-2858895.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the celebrations that greeted a momentous USA goal in 1994.]]>Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Bravo: Playing in the Bombonera will be really special]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bravo-playing-in-the-bombonera-will-be-really-special-2858989.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ventura: Albania will be tougher than Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ventura-albania-will-be-tougher-than-spain-2858992.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mauro Silva: Brazil have everything to win Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=mauro-silva-brazil-have-everything-to-win-russia-2018-2858883.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Anyukov: A home World Cup will be a celebration]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=anyukov-a-home-world-cup-will-be-a-celebration-2858224.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 06:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Volunteer candidates party at Europe's largest ice rink]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=volunteer-candidates-party-at-europe-s-largest-ice-rink-2858198.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Coleman: Bale is an absolute machine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=coleman-bale-is-an-absolute-machine-2858128.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Peter Shilton]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-peter-shilton-2857973.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 12:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pellegrini: Bravo is the world’s best goalkeeper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=pellegrini-bravo-is-the-world-s-best-goalkeeper-2857983.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 05:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[France, Spain book Stade de France date]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=france-spain-book-stade-de-france-date-2857272.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 15:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Misery in the Monumental as Dutch miss out again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=misery-in-the-monumental-as-dutch-miss-out-again-2857028.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 an agonising conclusion to the 1978 Final for the Netherlands.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Heskey: Southgate has always been a fantastic leader]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=heskey-southgate-has-always-been-a-fantastic-leader-2857148.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 07:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Aubameyang challenges Bolt to race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=aubameyang-challenges-bolt-to-race-2857122.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 00:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Arena: USA can close the gap real quick]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=arena-usa-can-close-the-gap-real-quick-2857115.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 21:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ovechkin: I'll always admire Messi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ovechkin-always-admire-messi-2856759-2857081.htmlStar ice hockey player and Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin sits down for an exclusive interview with FIFA.com after being named the latest 2018 FIFA World Cup Ambassador. 

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[McGowan: The Adelaide Oval could make the difference]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=mcgowan-the-adelaide-oval-could-make-the-difference-2857078.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Southgate appointed England manager]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=southgate-appointed-england-manager-2856747.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Hart: Make the T&T players feel wanted]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hart-make-the-t-t-players-feel-wanted-2856671.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 19:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ovechkin named Russia 2018 Ambassador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ovechkin-named-russia-2018-ambassador-2856659.htmlIce hockey star Alexander Ovechkin, who has won the World Championships three times for Russia, has been appointed as the latest Ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Confederations Cup stadiums awaiting fans at "Tournament of Champions"]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=confederations-cup-stadiums-awaiting-fans-at-tournament-of-champions-2856646.htmlFIFA.com provides an update on how progress is going. The focus in November is on the venues preparing to welcome fans and players at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in six months' time.]]>Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Kroos: I’d love Modric and Bale in the Germany side]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=kroos-i-d-love-modric-and-bale-in-the-germany-side-2855897.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2016 20:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Volunteers at the heart of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Official Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=volunteers-at-the-heart-of-the-fifa-confederations-cup-2017-official-d-2855272.htmlThe period leading up to and including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Official Draw was a great opportunity for 270 Russian and international volunteers to pick up unique experiences and feed off positive emotions from meeting interesting new people. 

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Semak joins team of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Ambassadors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=semak-joins-team-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-ambassadors-2855295.htmlFormer midfielder and Russia captain Sergei Semak has been named as an Ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Semak was unveiled in this role on 25 November in Kazan ahead of the Official Draw of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 taking place in the city.

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Countdown clock unveiled in Kazan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-countdown-clock-unveiled-in-kazan-2855277.htmlSat, 26 Nov 2016 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ramirez: I hate wearing a suit and tie]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ramirez-i-hate-wearing-a-suit-and-tie-2855243.htmlSat, 26 Nov 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pardew: Zaha’s done more than enough for England place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pardew-zaha-s-done-more-than-enough-for-england-place-2855238.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Maradona: Saudi Arabia have taken the UAE’s pulse]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=maradona-saudi-arabia-have-taken-the-uae-s-pulse-2854828.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: It felt very strange watching Sweden without me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ibrahimovic-it-felt-very-strange-watching-sweden-without-me-2854832.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 08:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[O'Neill: Austria win will have shocked our rivals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=o-neill-austria-win-will-have-shocked-our-rivals-2854863.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Hero’s welcome for ‘The Joy of the People’]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hero-s-welcome-for-the-joy-of-the-people-2854149.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 1962 and Garrincha being hoisted on the shoulders of adoring supporters.

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Osorio: Mexico’s win was an emotional hit for USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=osorio-mexico-s-win-was-an-emotional-hit-for-usa-2854136.htmlJuan Carlos Osorio believes Mexico’s upset victory in the USA led to the Stars and Stripes' 4-0 defeat in Costa Rica and the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Martinez: I love the way Radja plays football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=martinez-i-love-the-way-radja-plays-football-2854037.htmlWed, 23 Nov 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Arena returns to lead Stars and Stripes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=arena-returns-to-lead-stars-and-stripes-2854051.htmlTue, 22 Nov 2016 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Semak relishing Confederations Cup ahead of draw]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=semak-relishing-confederations-cup-ahead-of-draw-2853963.htmlFormer Russia captain Sergei Semak speaks to FIFA.com ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Draw in Kazan on 26 November, where he will on hand to assist with the event.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[USA plan post-Klinsmann era]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usa-plan-post-klinsmann-era-2853961.htmlUSA are seeking a successor to Jurgen Klinsmann after the former Germany international was relieved of his duties as national team coach and Technical Director on Monday. 

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Ronaldo: Griezmann told me he hates me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ronaldo-griezmann-told-me-he-hates-me-2853887.htmlMon, 21 Nov 2016 23:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mazinho: Neymar can emulate Romario of ‘94]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=mazinho-neymar-can-emulate-romario-of-94-2853876.htmlMon, 21 Nov 2016 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Bauza: Argentina are not a one-man team]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bauza-argentina-are-not-a-one-man-team-2853330.htmlMon, 21 Nov 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Russia 2018 Volunteer Programme reaches over 150,000 applications]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=russia-2018-volunteer-programme-reaches-over-150-000-applications-2853741.htmlWith just over a month left before the campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ comes to an end, the figures are already very impressive. 

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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Pele]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-pele-2852661.html FIFA.com looks back to 1958 and the strike that made a 17-year-old Pele the tournament's youngest-ever goalscorer.]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Fairy tale year keeps Onyango dreaming]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fairy-tale-2016-keeps-onyango-dreaming-2853607.htmlDenis Onyango's past few months have been pretty amazing, but they could pale in comparison to what the next few bring. The Ugandan goalkeeper told FIFA.com about the spectacular journey he has undertaken this year and what he can still look forward to.

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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Klinsmann: I'm confident USA can win the group]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=klinsmann-i-m-confident-usa-can-win-the-group-2853363.htmlJurgen Klinsmann has defended his USA players, backed them to finish first in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 and revealed his conversation with USA President Barack Obama.

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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Corzo: Sanchez is harder to mark than Neymar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=corzo-sanchez-is-harder-to-mark-than-neymar-2852878.htmlSun, 20 Nov 2016 14:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Sansone: I dream of holding the Tricolore at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sansone-i-dream-of-holding-the-tricolore-at-the-world-cup-2852928.htmlSun, 20 Nov 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Sightseeing in Volgograd: long beaches and war memorials]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sightseeing-in-volgograd-long-beaches-and-war-memorials-2852676.htmlFIFA.com recommends what to do in Volgograd when not at the stadium or the nearby Fan Fest at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Kalaba: Zambia will give it their best shot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=kalaba-zambia-will-give-it-their-best-shot-2852564.htmlFri, 18 Nov 2016 00:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: Japan players must get regular football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=halilhodzic-japan-players-must-get-regular-football-2852557.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Osorio: Mexico have made a good start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=osorio-mexico-have-made-a-good-start-2851830.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 15:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pratto on the prowl for Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pratto-on-the-prowl-for-argentina-2852497.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™