<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:31:00 GMTSun, 25 Jun 2017 06:47:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Smolov: I don’t want to be like everyone else]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=smolov-i-don-t-want-to-be-like-everyone-else-2896336.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[‘Bring Someone Special’ to the FIFA World Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=bring-someone-special-to-the-fifa-world-cup-2895325.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 15:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Korea Republic sack Uli Stielike]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-sack-uli-stielike-2895285.htmlThe Korea Football Association have announced that Uli Stielike has been sacked as head coach of the senior national team, following their 3-2 defeat by Qatar in the latest round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers.

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New Zealand at home first in OFC play-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-zealand-at-home-first-in-ofc-play-off-2895121.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia’s new generation ready to step up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-s-new-generation-ready-to-step-up-2894999.htmlBig things are expected of Russia's 21-year-old midfielders Aleksandr Golovin and Alexei Miranchuk, as well as 23-year-old defender Georgi Dzhikiya, at the FIFA Confederations Cup. FIFA.com looked closer at this exciting trio. 

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA statement on Human Rights Watch report on Russia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-statement-on-human-rights-watch-report-on-russia-2894986.htmlFIFA's official statement following a Human Rights Watch report into working conditions on FIFA World Cup stadium construction sites ahead of Russia 2018.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Costa Rica clear in second, Panama and Honduras draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=costa-rica-clear-in-second-panama-and-honduras-draw-2894878.htmlCosta Rica took sole possession of second in the Hexagonal standings after a crucial win over bottom side Trinidad and Tobago on Matchday 6 of CONCACAF’s final qualifying stage for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Confederations Cup exhibition unveiled on Moscow Metro]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=confederations-cup-exhibition-unveiled-on-moscow-metro-2894807.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 18:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Iran revel in reaching Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-revel-in-reaching-russia-2894740.htmlIran reach second consecutive FIFA World Cup, with Team Melli defeating Uzbekistan to join Brazil and Russia at the finals.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Narrow wins ensure Solomons end drought]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=narrow-wins-ensure-solomons-end-drought-2894727.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Stage 3 qualifying in Oceania, where Solomon Islands kept alive their Russia 2018 ambitions at the expense of Paua New Guinea and Tahiti.]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran secure World Cup ticket]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-secure-ticket-to-russia-next-summer-2894637.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 20:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Agony amid drama in Doha]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=5/news=agony-amid-drama-doha-1062363.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![CDATA[Mexico and USA play out intriguing stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-and-usa-play-out-intriguing-stalemate-2894414.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iceland-leave-it-late-big-guns-pocket-three-points-2894498.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran seek qualification as Japan aim to move clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=iran-seek-qualification-as-japan-aim-to-move-clear-2893948.htmlAsia's qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is approaching its first watershed moment with Iran in sight of reaching the global finals.

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Les Cagous see off Fiji to finish second]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=les-cagous-see-off-fiji-to-finish-second-2894278.htmlLes Cagous.]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Scots denied thrilling win, Germans in seventh heaven]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=scots-denied-thrilling-win-germans-in-seventh-heaven-2894198.htmlSat, 10 Jun 2017 22:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico-USA: A symbiotic Clasico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usa-mexico-a-symbiotic-clasico-2848553.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the heated USA-Mexico rivalry ahead of the CONCACAF clasico's most recent installment this week.]]>Sat, 10 Jun 2017 03:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Scottish hopes pinned on Celtic’s Invincibles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=scottish-hopes-pinned-on-celtic-s-invincibles-2893979.htmlFIFA.com reports from Scotland, where a clutch of Celtic players - unbeaten in 47 domestic games this season - have been called upon to revive the national team's flagging FIFA World Cup hopes.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Geynrikh: Goal-getter, selfie-shooter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=geynrikh-goal-getter-selfie-shooter-2893810.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Uzbekistan icon Alexander Geynrikh, to discuss his country's hopes of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and his unique goal celebration against Syria in a qualifying match last year.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Solomons edge thriller, close in on play-off place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=solomons-sight-play-off-after-edging-five-goal-thriller-2893891.htmlFri, 09 Jun 2017 07:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico extend lead, USA move up to third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-extend-lead-usa-move-up-to-third-2893844.htmlFri, 09 Jun 2017 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group leaders and neighbours meet as qualifying continues]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-leaders-and-neighbours-meet-as-qualifying-continues-2893580.htmlThe stage is set for top-of-the-table encounters in two of Europe’s qualifying groups for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Elsewhere, teams in other sections will jostle for position as football’s oldest rivalry resumes.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Burruchaga’s Azteca ecstasy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=burruchaga-s-azteca-ecstasy-2893236.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Jorge Burruchaga’s winner in the 1986 Final.]]>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rogic stunner seals Socceroos win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=rogic-stunner-seals-socceroos-win-2893607.htmlTom Rogic's second half stunner saw Australia to a crucial 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B in Asia. 

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hart: We want to win something for our country]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hart-we-want-to-win-something-for-our-country-2893242.htmlFIFA.com sat down with England’s No1 Joe Hart to discuss his time in Italy, the spirit in the Three Lions camp after a tough year and the redemptive road to Russia 2018.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hexagonal teams ready to go again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hexagonal-teams-ready-to-go-again-2893237.htmlWed, 07 Jun 2017 18:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Fiji comeback denies New Caledonia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fiji-comeback-denies-new-caledonia-2893185.htmlWed, 07 Jun 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Olympic goal scorer Marcos Coll dies aged 81]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=olympic-goal-scorer-marcos-coll-dies-aged-81-2893130.htmlTue, 06 Jun 2017 20:05:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Waston's rise with Los Ticos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=waston-s-rise-with-los-ticos-2893028.htmlFIFA.com spoke to centre-back Kendall Waston about his journey to becoming a regular starter for Costa Rica.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Gibraltar's students continuing to learn]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=gibraltar-s-students-continuing-to-learn-2891803.htmlThey go from attending lectures and seminars at university to facing Eden Hazard, Mesut Ozil and Robert Lewandowski in internationals. FIFA.com hears from Gibraltar forwards James Coombes and Michael Yome.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[All to play for in Oceanian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-oceanian-finale-2893032.htmlTue, 06 Jun 2017 06:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Morris keen to impress under Arena]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=morris-keen-to-impress-under-arena-2892783.htmlFIFA.com speaks to USA striker Jordan Morris about the Stars and Stripes' new direction under returning coach Bruce Arena.]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Ivan Hurtado]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-ivan-hurtado-2892461.htmlLa Tri.]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Al-Shehri: Saudi Arabia want to bring back the glory days]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=al-shehri-saudi-arabia-want-to-bring-back-the-glory-days-2892793.htmlFIFA.com ahead of Thursday's crucial qualifier in Australia about the team's attacking style and reviving the Green Falcons' glory days.]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cavani: I always tried to copy Batistuta]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cavani-i-always-tried-to-copy-batistuta-2892104.htmlAlbiceleste icon and why he extended his contract at PSG.]]>Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Marvellous Mazurkiewicz shuts out the Soviets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=marvellous-mazurkiewicz-shuts-out-the-soviets-2890954.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 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, the best goalkeeper of the 1970 edition, in action against the USSR.

 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Prolific Gunemba rides atop PNG’s wave of success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=prolific-gunemba-rides-atop-png-s-wave-of-success-2891618.htmlFIFA.com hears from Papua New Guinea star striker Raymond Gunemba about the massive growth spurt for football in his homeland, and the Kapuls hopes ahead of their crucial upcoming Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[In-form super-sub Hanchao raring to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=in-form-super-sub-hanchao-raring-to-go-2891044.htmlFIFA.com hears from in-form Guangzhou Evergrande forward Yu Hanchao, who could be the x-factor China PR need if they are to revive their flagging 2018 FIFA World Cup ambitions.]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 02:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Sampaoli takes charge of Argentina ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=sampaoli-takes-charge-of-argentina-2892132.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Jedvaj: We want to write our own story]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=jedvaj-we-want-to-write-our-own-story-2891529.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Vivo becomes official smartphone sponsor of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=vivo-becomes-official-smartphone-sponsor-of-the-2018-and-2022-fifa-wor-2890527.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 13:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russian showpieces to be tobacco-free events]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=russian-showpieces-to-be-tobacco-free-events-2890503.htmlThis year’s FIFA Confederations Cup and next year’s FIFA World Cup™ will be tobacco-free.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 10:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Aussies name squad for June]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=aussies-name-squad-for-june-2891054.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 07:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Bora Milutinovic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=behind-the-world-cup-record-bora-milutinovic-2890944.htmlFIFA.com hears from Bora Milutinovic, who took a staggering five different national teams from three different continents to the World Cup finals.]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 15:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Guardado: Competition for places has strengthened us]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=guardado-competition-for-places-has-strengthened-us-2890402.htmlMon, 29 May 2017 17:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Michel's misery, Dublin's delight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=michel-misery-dublin-delight-1038663.html We continue our Classic Qualifiers series with a look back on the turning point in Republic of Ireland's 1990 qualifying campaign, when Spain were humbled at Lansdowne Road.

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Mon, 29 May 2017 09:05:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy ™
<![CDATA[Hosts Russia start Confederations Cup preparations ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=hosts-russia-start-confederations-cup-preparations-2888678.htmlFri, 26 May 2017 17:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[World Cup construction continues as Confed Cup draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=world-cup-construction-continues-as-confed-cup-draws-near-2888980.htmlAs the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws closer, construction on all the tournament's stadiums continues apace. Every month FIFA.com updates fans on how progress is going.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Wonder goal or fluke? Ronaldinho’s 2002 strike remembered ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=wonder-goal-or-fluke-ronaldinho-s-2002-strike-remembered-2887509.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Ronaldinho’s much-debated free-kick winner against England in 2002.]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 14:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)