<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 20 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMTThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:53:05 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Holders humbled by Letchkov’s legendary header]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=holders-humbled-by-letchkov-s-legendary-header-2880008.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the diving header that took Bulgaria to the 1994 semi-finals.]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wheelchair user Sachkov lauds Confeds facilities]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=wheelchair-user-sachkov-lauds-confeds-facilities-2879849.htmlWith the opening of Spartak Moscow's new stadium, we hear from Paralympic athlete Andrei Sachkov on how the facilities shape up for disabled people and how he intends to visit Russia 2017 thanks to FIFA's Special Access Tickets.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Peruvian greats inspiring free-scoring Flores]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=peruvian-greats-inspiring-free-scoring-flores-2880001.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bunmathan: Thailand need longer to realise World Cup dreams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=bunmathan-thailand-need-longer-to-realise-world-cup-dreams-2879669.htmlFIFA.com when he believes they will reach their maiden global finals.]]>Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Historic debuts and improbable comebacks: when Russia play Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=historic-debuts-and-improbable-comebacks-when-russia-play-brazil-2879714.htmlMon, 17 Apr 2017 18:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kiwi joy, Aussie pain on the road to Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=4/news=kiwi-joy-aussie-pain-1048377.htmlA Spain 1982 qualifier proved a turning point in New Zealand's football history, but is considered one of the Australian game's darkest occasions.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:04:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1982 FIFA World Cup Spain ™
<![CDATA[Panama's Amilcar Henriquez dies, aged 33]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=panama-s-amilcar-henriquez-dies-aged-33-2879658.htmlSun, 16 Apr 2017 02:06:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=lucas-alcaraz-appointed-new-algeria-coach-2879526.htmlAlgeria have appointed Lucas Alcaraz as their new coach, following the resignation of Georges Leekens in February, becoming their fourth permanent coach to take charge in 13 months.

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Fillol to the rescue]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fillol-to-the-rescue-2879227.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to one of the key figures in Argentina's maiden triumph in 1978.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Halilhodzic-inspired Japan on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=halilhodzic-inspired-japan-on-the-up-2879274.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at Japan's recent progress under Vahid Halilhodzic after the side jumped seven places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:09:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Volunteer Training Begins]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-confederations-cup-russia-2017-volunteer-training-begins-2879187.htmlVolunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 took centre stage as training for those taking part in helping run the upcoming tournament began, with wishes of good luck coming from a few famous faces.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Bauza exits as Argentina coach ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Cafu]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-cafu-2878937.htmlFIFA.com looks at the career of former Brazil captain Cafu, who is the first player to feature in three different FIFA World Cup™ Finals.]]>Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 stadiums to be greener and more sustainable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2018-stadiums-to-be-greener-and-more-sustainable-2879119.htmlWith the aim to continue to foster green building standards at FIFA World Cup stadiums, the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) hosted a practical workshop to discuss current practices of green building standards application, best practices for innovative design solutions and aspects of stadium management and operation after certification.

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Referees' road to Russia continues]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=referees-road-to-russia-continues-2878939.htmlThe Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in Florence, Italy hosted some of the world’s top referees as part of a week-long seminar for prospective match officials at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: We’re still a long way from Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=halilhodzic-we-re-still-a-long-way-from-russia-2879001.htmlFIFA.com that the Samurai Blue have plenty of work left to do to secure their spot at next year's FIFA World Cup™.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dani Alves: The change in mindset was vital]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dani-alves-the-change-in-mindset-was-vital-2878875.htmlFri, 07 Apr 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hurst hammers his way into history ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=hurst-hammers-his-way-into-history-2878688.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the goal that settled the 1966 Final.]]>Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Amrabat, from washing dishes to World Cup dreams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=amrabat-from-washing-dishes-to-world-cup-dreams-2878724.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Morocco and Watford winger Nordin Amrabat about his remarkable rise, from being released by Ajax as a teenager to UEFA Champions League football and a potential spot on the plane to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ayovi: It's all or nothing for Ecuador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ayovi-it-s-all-or-nothing-for-ecuador-2878659.htmlFIFA.com that they can still salvage their campaign.]]>Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Appiah returns as Black Stars coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=appiah-returns-as-black-stars-coach-2878582.htmlTue, 04 Apr 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Monumental humbling for Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=monumental-humbling-for-argentina-1043740.html Continuing our look at memorable and significant FIFA World Cup qualifiers, FIFA.com reflects on the incredible 5-0 win in Buenos Aires by Colombia's remarkable class of 1993.

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:33:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™
<![CDATA[Stallions spring to new heights]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=stallions-spring-to-new-heights-2878194.htmlHaving climbed on to the podium at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso have found themselves in uncharted territory, currently sat at an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Remembering Croatia’s tennis tribute]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=remembering-croatia-s-tennis-tribute-2878109.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 France 1998 and a display of solidarity ahead of a memorable semi-final. 

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Tite effect]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-efecto-tite-2878113-2878130.htmlWe analyse Tite's hugely successful nine months at the helm of Brazil, the first country to secure a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ through qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Veteran Paredes breaks Chile scoring record]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=paredes-el-record-de-un-viejito-monumental-2878016-2878114.htmlIn scoring a brace in his side’s 3-1 defeat of Venezuela on Tuesday, Esteban Paredes became Chile’s oldest ever goalscorer, at the age of 36 years and 239 days.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Kiwis advance, parity for PNG & Tahiti]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kiwis-advance-parity-for-png-tahiti-2878103.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest action in Oceania 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as New Zealand moved a step closer, while Papua New Guinea and Tahiti set up a grand finale.]]>Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Osorio keeps his word… but not his hair]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=osorio-keeps-his-word-but-not-his-hair-2878098.htmlThe bet was as simple as it was fun: if Mexico took all six points from their Russia 2018 qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, their coach Juan Carlos Osorio would shave his head. And that’s what happened.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Brazil qualify as race for places tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-qualify-as-race-for-places-tightens-2878086.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[PNG stun Tahiti to stay in the hunt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=png-stun-tahiti-to-stay-in-the-hunt-2878077.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 08:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil ease their way to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-ease-their-way-to-russia-2878071.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 07:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-increase-lead-on-gritty-night-in-hex-2877978.htmlMexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA.com takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Thomas-inspired New Zealand seal play-off spot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=thomas-inspired-new-zealand-seal-play-off-spot-2877557.htmlTue, 28 Mar 2017 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Panama’s Henriquez daring to dream again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-s-henriquez-daring-to-dream-again-2877479.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Panama eye American scalp, T&T face El Tri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-eye-american-scalp-t-t-face-el-tri-2877405.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the lay of the land in the CONCACAF region, ahead of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, with USA looking to continue a mini-resurgence and Mexico attempting to rubberstamp their dominance.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Oleg Salenko]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-oleg-salenko-2877482.htmlFIFA.com hears from Oleg Salenko on the five-goal haul against Cameroon at USA 1994 that made him a World Cup record-breaker.]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[Dutch hunt coach to salvage 2018 dreams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=dutch-hunt-coach-to-salvage-2018-dreams-2877473.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-eye-early-qualification-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2877457.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's matchday in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018, where the jostling for a ticket to the world stage continues to intensify heading into the home straight. ]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Veteran strikers turn back time to boost European big guns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=veteran-strikers-turn-back-time-to-boost-european-heavyweights-2877455.htmlFIFA.com reviews Sunday’s qualifying action in Europe where some big-name players proved that age is not necessarily a barrier to success.]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bradley and Jermain's special bond ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bradley-and-jermain-s-special-bond-2877374.html​FIFA.com ​takes a closer look at the special bond between Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery and his hero Jermain Defoe, after the pair stepped out at Wembley Stadium together ahead of England's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Precious points to play for in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=precious-points-to-play-for-in-south-america-2877364.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 14 of FIFA World Cup qualifying in CONMEBOL, which could well yield another new-look top five before the action resumes again in August.



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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Bundesliga regulars make the difference]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bundesliga-regulars-make-the-difference-2877359.htmlFIFA.com brings you all the key moments from the latest step on the road to Russia.]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Captain Khedira, a leader and role model]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kapitan-khedira-leadertyp-und-vorbild-2877293-2877357.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 23:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-go-top-as-usa-t-t-rebound-2877279.htmlHexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Twenty years of Rafael Marquez]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=twenty-years-of-rafael-marquez-2877288.htmlRafael Marquez’s appearance last night for Mexico against Costa Rica marked 20 years of wearing in green, having made his debut against Ecuador back in February 1997.

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=new-zealand-outlast-fiji-to-edge-towards-play-off-2877268.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 04:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=powerhouses-impress-celtic-duo-play-out-stalemate-2877198.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Buffon plays 1,000th professional match]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=buffon-plays-1-000th-professional-match-2877185.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 23:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil's hat-trick hero relishing his resurrection]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-s-hat-trick-hero-relishing-his-resurrection-2877042.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Salman Almuwashar, Saudi Arabia's super sub]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=salman-almuwashar-saudi-arabia-s-super-sub-2877059.html

FIFA.com looks at the rise of Saudi Arabia’s Salman Almuwashar, who led his country to a 3-0 win over Thailand in the third round of AFC qualifying for Russia 2018.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)