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Fri, 11 May 2018 20:28:00 GMTMon, 21 May 2018 17:23:29 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1526922759861<![CDATA[Lopetegui names provisional Spain squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/lopetegui-names-provisional-spain-squad<p>Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has revealed the provisional list of 23 players who will make up his squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 11:53:00 GMT1526922759846<![CDATA[Nainggolan misses out as Martinez names Belgium squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/nainggolan-misses-out-as-martinez-names-belgium-squad<p>Roberto Martinez a mis fin à un premier suspense ce lundi 21 mai en dévoilant une liste de 28 joueurs convoqués pour représenter la Belgique lors de sa 13ème participation à une Coupe du Monde de la FIFA.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 10:44:00 GMT1526922759636<![CDATA[Last glimpse of legends at Russia 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/last-glimpse-of-legends-at-russia-2018<p>With Javier Mascherano, Tim Cahill, Andres Iniesta and Rafa Marquez set to bow out of international football at Russia 2018, we take a look at their remarkable careers and FIFA World Cup highlights.</p> Fri, 18 May 2018 09:49:00 GMT1526922759606<![CDATA[25 days to go: Schon’s coaching record]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/may-20--wc-countdown-25-days-185-w-2950606<p>Countdown: 25 days to go</p> Fri, 18 May 2018 09:29:00 GMT1526922759727<![CDATA[U-20 stars working for World Cup chance]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/u-20-stars-working-for-world-cup-chance<p>With Russia 2018 approaching, FIFA.com looks at stars of the most recent editions of the U-20 World Cup who could feature at the senior finals this year.</p> Sat, 19 May 2018 10:53:00 GMT1526922759647<![CDATA[26 days to go: Cambiasso completes exceptional move]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/26-days-to-go-cambiasso-completes-exceptional-move-2950647<p>A total of 26 touches – 25 passes and the strike itself – is what Argentina had prior to Esteban Cambiasso scoring against Serbia and Montenegro in the group stage at Germany 2006. </p> Fri, 18 May 2018 15:10:00 GMT1526922759634<![CDATA[Will Neuer make it to the World Cup?]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/will-neuer-make-it-to-the-world-cup<p>After establishing himself as the embodiment of the modern goalkeeper at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, Manuel Neuer’s involvement in Russia this summer has been thrown into doubt by two foot injuries. </p> Fri, 18 May 2018 11:53:00 GMT1526922759643<![CDATA[Mordovia Arena: All you need to know]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/mordovia-arena-all-you-need-to-know-2950643<p>Mordovia Arena: All you need to know</p> Fri, 18 May 2018 13:39:00 GMT1526922759369<![CDATA[27 days to go: Record-setting Mighty Magyars]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/27-days-to-go-record-setting-mighty-magyars<p>Hungary netted a staggering 27 goals at Switzerland 1954, the most scored by a team at a single FIFA World Cup tournament. Inspired by Ferenc Puskas, the 'Magical Magyars' were eventually defeated in the Final by West Germany. </p> Wed, 16 May 2018 10:23:00 GMT1526922759589<![CDATA[Saudi Arabia name squad for pre-World Cup camp]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/saudi-arabia-name-squad-for-pre-world-cup-camp<p>Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi is closer to finalising his 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia roster after announcing a 28-man squad to participate in their upcoming camp and friendly matches.</p> Fri, 18 May 2018 02:00:00 GMT1526922759576<![CDATA[Deschamps names provisional France squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/deschamps-names-provisional-france-squad<p>France head coach Didier Deschamps has named a 23-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with a few players with little international experience making the cut after successful seasons with their clubs.</p> Thu, 17 May 2018 19:17:00 GMT1526922759569<![CDATA[Morocco and Senegal announce provisional squads]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/morocco-and-senegal-announce-provisional-squads<p>Morocco head coach Herve Renard and Senegal coach Aliou Cisse announced their provisional lists of players that will make up their sides at Russia 2018.</p> Thu, 17 May 2018 16:23:00 GMT1526922758784<![CDATA[Louis Vuitton release exclusive FIFA World Cup™ collection]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/louis-vuitton-release-exclusive-fifa-world-cuptm-collection<p>Worldwide known fashion company Louis Vuitton has announced three unique projects to celebrate the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Wed, 09 May 2018 16:53:00 GMT1526922759344<![CDATA[28 days to go: Marching orders]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/28-days-to-go-marching-orders<p>As we continue to countdown we to Russia 2018, we look back on when 28 dismissals were issued by referees at Germany 2006, a record for a single FIFA World Cup finals.</p> Wed, 16 May 2018 08:55:00 GMT1526922759472<![CDATA[Van Marwijk: France have a big chance of winning the World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/van-marwijk-france-have-a-big-chance-of-winning-the-world-cup<p>FIFA.com hears exclusively from new Australia coach Bert van Marwijk, with the veteran Dutchman offering his views on the Socceroos' qualities, the outlook for opening opponent France and his memorable experience at South Africa 2010.</p> Thu, 17 May 2018 02:44:00 GMT1526922759107<![CDATA[Video Vault: Goal of the Century]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/video-vault-goal-of-the-century<p>In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com looks back on Diego Maradona's immortal 11-second dash at Mexico 1986. </p> Tue, 15 May 2018 10:33:00 GMT1526922759370<![CDATA[Hector Moreno and the four keys to success]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/hector-moreno-and-the-four-keys-to-success<p>Hector Moreno and the four keys to success</p> Wed, 16 May 2018 10:31:00 GMT1526922759404<![CDATA[Southgate names provisional England squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/southgate-names-provisional-england-squad<p>England manager Gareth Southgate has named a 23-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with a few surprise names making the cut in a youthful-looking list.</p> Wed, 16 May 2018 12:42:00 GMT1526922759200<![CDATA[Player stats tablets to be used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/player-stats-tablets-to-be-used-at-the-2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm<p>Following approval by the IFAB for the use of small handheld technologies on the bench, FIFA is set to offer all the teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ a technical setup for match analysts and coaching team to interact.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 15:34:00 GMT1526922759254<![CDATA[Cavani, Suarez highlight preliminary Uruguay squad ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/cavani-suarez-highlight-preliminary-uruguay-squad<p>Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has named a preliminary squad of 26 players for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Wed, 16 May 2018 06:51:00 GMT1526922759041<![CDATA[Portugal and Sweden name preliminary squads]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/santos-names-preliminary-portugal-squad<p>Portugal and Sweden have announced their provisional squads for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which will be finalised on 4 June when FIFA publishes the official squad lists.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 07:32:00 GMT1526922759105<![CDATA[30 days to go: Diop sinks Les Bleus]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/30-days-to-go-diop-sinks-les-bleus-2950105<p>The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – with just 30 days to go! Between now and the start of the World Cup, we will take a closer look at a different statistic from the history of the tournament each day.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 12:07:00 GMT1526922759122<![CDATA[Holders Germany unveil Russia 2018 preliminary squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/holders-germany-name-provisional-squad-for-russia-2018<p>FIFA World Cup™ holders Germany unveil their preliminary squad for Russia 2018, while Joachim Low announced he has signed a contract that will run until Qatar 2022.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 11:36:00 GMT1526922759161<![CDATA[Boghossian: I have zero regrets about my World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/boghossian-zero-regrets-about-my-world-cup<p>Twenty years on from France's historic performance at the 1998 FIFA World Cup on home soil, FIFA.com spoke with Alain Boghossian, one of the lesser-known players from who played a key role in <em>Les Bleus</em>' success.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 14:57:00 GMT1526922758894<![CDATA[Unfinished business awaiting in Russia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/-unfinished-business-awaiting-in-russia<p>We take a closer look at four Russia 2018 games which will certainly have a feeling of unfinished business when the teams line up in the tunnel.</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 16:31:00 GMT1526922758964<![CDATA[Van Marwijk trims Socceroos’ provisional squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/van-marwick-trims-socceroos-preliminary-squad<p>Australia coach Bert van Marwijk has culled six players from his provisional 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia squad.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 04:03:00 GMT1526922758979<![CDATA[Experience aplenty in Colombia, Panama provisional squads]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/james-falcao-headline-colombia-s-provisional-squad<p>The Colombian Football Federation announced on Monday a provisional list of 35 players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 03:35:00 GMT1526922759159<![CDATA[29 days to go: Scoring sensations]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/29-days-to-go-scoring-sensations-2950159<p>As we continue our countdown to Russia, we look back on the 29 players from 19 different nations to finish a FIFA World Cup™ as top goalscorer.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 14:52:00 GMT1526922758906<![CDATA[Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico unveil preliminary squads]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/brazil-argentina-and-mexico-unveil-preliminary-squads<p>South American giants Argentina and Brazil have named their provisional squad lists for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Mexico, meanwhile, unveiled a 28-man squad list on Monday.    </p> Mon, 14 May 2018 18:36:00 GMT1526922758885<![CDATA[Tunisia, Costa Rica, Peru reveal provisional squads]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/maaloul-reveals-preliminary-tunisia-squad<p>Tunisia, Costa Rica and Peru have announced their provisional squads for the 2018 FIFA World Russia on Monday.  </p> Mon, 14 May 2018 17:21:00 GMT1526922758732<![CDATA[Follow Russia 2018 with the experts]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/follow-russia-2018-with-the-experts<p>With just one month until the eyes of the world turn to Russia for the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, the first milestone of FIFA's digital offering for the globe's biggest football extravaganza is here: the launch of our Team Reporters' Twitter accounts.</p> Sat, 12 May 2018 08:42:00 GMT1526922758689<![CDATA[One month to go: Boban looking forward to special World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/one-month-to-go-boban-looking-forward-to-special-world-cup<p>With exactly one month until Russia 2018 gets underway, FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban discusses his own World Cup memories, expectations for Russia as the host nation and the first use of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in the competition’s history.</p> Sun, 13 May 2018 11:28:00 GMT1526922758833<![CDATA[Netherlands, Socceroos serve up five-goal classic]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/netherlands-socceroos-serve-up-five-goal-classic<p>Every week until Russia 2018 begins, we are going to be looking back at some of the best games from Brazil 2014!</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 10:12:00 GMT1526922758828<![CDATA[Croatia, Denmark, and Nigeria name provisional squads]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/dalic-names-provisional-croatia-squad<p>Croatia, Denmark, and Nigeria each named preliminary squads for the the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on Monday. </p> Mon, 14 May 2018 10:53:00 GMT1526922757692<![CDATA[Digital Panini fever reaches four million]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/digital-panini-fever-reaches-four-million<p>Fans have been taking part in the Panini Digital Sticker Album in their droves, opening and swapping packs in their millions.</p> Wed, 09 May 2018 08:15:00 GMT1526922758286<![CDATA[Milivojevic: Last 16 would be huge for Serbia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/milivojevic-last-16-would-be-huge-for-serbia<p>Having proved reliable from the penalty spot for south London side Crystal Palace this 2017/18 Premier League season, Luka Milivojevic is aiming deliver for Serbia when it matters most, at the FIFA World Cup™.</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 10:03:00 GMT1526922758814<![CDATA[Kluivert: We're going to see an entertaining, attacking World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/itw-patrick-kluivert-2949814<p>Two decades after his only four appearances at the World Cup as a player, and four years on from serving as Louis van Gaal's assistant at Brazil 2014, Patrick Kluivert is getting ready to follow Russia 2018 as a spectator.</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 09:33:00 GMT1526922758858<![CDATA[31 days to go: Spectacular cities provide the stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/31-days-to-go-spectacular-cities-provide-the-stage<p>The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – with just 31 days to go! Between now and the start of the World Cup, we will take a closer look at a different statistic from the history of the tournament each day.</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 14:41:00 GMT1526922758750<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Egypt & Iran name provisional squads for Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/korea-republic-name-provisional-squad-for-russia<p>Korea Republic coach Shin Taeyong has announced a provisional extended squad for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 02:49:00 GMT1526922758658<![CDATA[32 days to go: France 1998 opens its arms wide]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/32-days-to-go-france-1998-opens-its-arms-wide<p>The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – with just 32 days to go! </p> Sat, 12 May 2018 07:56:00 GMT1526922758511<![CDATA[33 days to go: Swiss successes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/33-days-to-go-swiss-successes<p>The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – 33 days to go!</p> Sat, 12 May 2018 07:46:00 GMT1526922758470<![CDATA[Dani Alves ruled out of World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/dani-alves-ruled-out-of-world-cup<p>Brazil right-back Dani Alves has been ruled out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after he suffered a knee ligament injury playing for his club Paris Saint-Germain.</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 17:11:00 GMT1526922758121<![CDATA[RE-LIVE: 2010 World Cup Rewind]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/watch-2010-world-cup-rewind<p>Fans across the world voted for their favourite FIFA World Cup matches, and the latest of those choices – Uruguay-Ghana – is available to watch.</p> Thu, 10 May 2018 15:45:00 GMT1526922758305<![CDATA[Russia, Iceland & Poland name provisional squads]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/russia-poland-name-provisional-squads<p>Russia, Iceland and Poland have announced their provisional squads ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. FIFA.com looks at some of the highlights and notable storylines.</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 12:52:00 GMT1526922758295<![CDATA[Munir, Bounou and the fight for Morocco’s No1 jersey]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/munir-bounou-morocco-2949295<p>H: Munir, Bounou and the fight for the Atlas Lions’ No1 jersey</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 12:19:00 GMT1526922758211<![CDATA[Vote for the greatest World Cup team of all time on Twitter]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/vote-for-the-greatest-world-cup-team-of-all-time-on-twitter<p>With Russia 2018 looming fast on the horizon, we now offer fans the opportunity to vote for the FIFA World Cup's greatest team.</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 00:58:00 GMT1526922758300<![CDATA[Volgograd Arena: All you need to know]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/volgograd-arena-all-you-need-to-know-2949300<p>As anticipation builds ahead of the arrival of supporters in June to watch the best players on the planet vie for the game's most coveted Trophy, FIFA.com continues its series introducing fans to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ venues.</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 13:33:00 GMT1526922757718<![CDATA[88 years of World Cup history]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/88-years-of-world-cup-history<p>FIFA.com's new Classic World Cup homepage transports users back in time, allowing you to revisit every previous tournament through Final highlights, iconic images and exclusive interviews from FIFA World Cup™ legends.</p> Thu, 03 May 2018 09:53:00 GMT1526922758108<![CDATA[34 days to go: Negrete's spectacular strike]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fri-115-countdown-34-days-to-go-91w-2949108<p>Every now and again, a goal is scored that becomes the stuff of legend – and Manuel Negrete’s remarkable volley for Mexico in their 1986 FIFA World Cup™ Round of 16 match against Bulgaria is one such strike.</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 06:57:00 GMT