<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 25 Jul 2014 09:37:00 GMTFri, 25 Jul 2014 09:37:48 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[McDonald’s Fantasy Winner scores a Kia Soul]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=mcdonald-s-fantasy-winner-scores-a-kia-soul-2406082.htmlFri, 25 Jul 2014 09:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Fantasy Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kick-Off Ball Winners announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=kick-off-ball-winners-announced-2405844.htmlThu, 24 Jul 2014 09:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=KickOff Ball Contest Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Low: I didn't think of quitting for a second]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/761/8/index.htmlWed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[Rueda replaced as Ecuador coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=rueda-replaced-as-ecuador-coach-2407616.htmlWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dream Team winners earn Sony prizes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=dream-team-winners-earn-sony-prizes-2406063.htmlThe results are in! Congratulations to the winners of the Dream Team Contest presented by Oi for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with five lucky FIFA.com Club members picking up prizes.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:08:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Dream Team Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Kroos takes his place among the elite]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/732/9/index.htmlAfter his recent outstanding performances at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and his subsequent move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, FIFA.com ​​takes a closer look at the German midfield maestro Toni Kroos.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Low given hometown accolade]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=low-given-hometown-accolade-2407238.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 10:38:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[What’s the best goal in World Cup history?]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=what-s-the-best-goal-in-world-cup-history-2407198.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you regard as the finest all-time goal at the FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:22:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Have Your Say Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Young Player Predictor rewards 30 Club members]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=young-player-predictor-rewards-30-club-members-2406028.htmlTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Predict Best Young P Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gerrard’s biggest England moments]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/711/2/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some of his most memorable moments in an England shirt, with his first FIFA World Cup strike and landmark qualifying goals making the cut.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:45:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News<![CDATA[Gerrard retires from England duty]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/705/1/index.htmlEngland captain Steven Gerrard has called time on his international career after 114 appearances for the Three Lions, meaning his final game for his country came at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Costa Rica.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:20:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Puyol: I’m not a big fan of revolutions]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=puyol-i-m-not-a-big-fan-of-revolutions-2406996.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Carles Puyol about the end of golden era for La Roja, the difficult decision to retire and his next challenge with Barcelona.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Interview Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Rodriguez volley named Goal of the Tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=rodriguez-volley-named-goal-of-the-tournament-2406962.htmlFIFA.com users voted for Brazil 2014's Goal of the Tournament, with Colombia's James Rodriguez emerging victorious due to his unbelievable effort against Uruguay.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Goal of the tourname Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Seytom wins Castrol’s Predictor Challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=seytom-wins-castrol-s-predictor-challenge-2405865.htmlFIFA.com Club member Seytom scooped the top prize for from Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Predictor Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brazil to reveal new coach on Tuesday]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/674/0/index.htmlThe Brazilian Football Confederation have announced they will name their new coach on Tuesday, following Luiz Felipe Scolari's departure earlier this week.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:55:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Gourcuff takes Algeria job]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/673/7/index.htmlThe Algerian Football Federation have announced Christian Gourcuff as Algeria's new coach, following Les Fennecs' successful run to the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:36:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Pletikosa calls time on Croatia career]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/670/5/index.htmlCroatian international goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa has announced his retirement from the national team after appearing at the FIFA World Cup this summer.

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:06:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Role model Lahm bows out on a high]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=role-model-lahm-bows-out-on-a-high-2406667.htmlFri, 18 Jul 2014 17:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Redknapp: England need own identity]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=redknapp-england-need-own-identity-2406645.htmlHarry Redknapp believes England need to develop their own brand of football, rather than following another model, and feels he could offer some advice if approached by the Football Association.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Chile's Valdivia retires from international football]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=chile-s-valdivia-retires-from-international-football-2406621.htmlJorge Valdivia has announced his international retirement from Chile after competing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, where he scored against Australia in Group B.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Lahm retires from international football]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=lahm-retires-from-international-football-2406586.htmlGermany captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football after leading his country to the FIFA World Cup and winning 113 caps, the German Football Federation has announced. 

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Reina: Del Bosque is right man for Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=reina-del-bosque-is-right-man-for-spain-2406584.htmlPepe Reina says Spain coach Del Bosque is "the right man for the job" and adds that he is delighted that he will continue to manage the national team.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:33:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Hyundai rewards Your 11 winners]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=hyundai-rewards-your-11-winners-2406017.htmlFIFA.com is happy to announce the 40 winners of ‘Your 11 presented by Hyundai’ for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:51:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Your 11 Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World champions Germany on top]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2406169/index.htmlThu, 17 Jul 2014 08:59:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[The World Cup's top social moments]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=the-world-cup-s-top-social-moments-2406128.htmlSeveral milestones were reached and records set at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on the pitch, but the presence of social media added another layer to the historic tournament. FIFA.com looks at five significant social media moments.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:04:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Eduardo announces retirement from Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=eduardo-announces-retirement-from-croatia-2406058.htmlEduardo da Silva, the Brazilian-born Croatian striker, announced his retirement from international football after making 64 caps and scoring 29 goals. 

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:08:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[FIFA Fan Fest wins Brazilian hearts]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=fifa-fan-fest-wins-brazilian-hearts-2406027.htmlFrom the kick-off event on Fortaleza’s Iracema Beach through to the post-final fireworks that illuminated the sky above the famous Maracana stadium, the FIFA Fan Fests were at the heart of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:12:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=FanFest Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Ribery: I'm happy for my team-mates]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=ribery-i-m-happy-for-my-team-mates-2406042.htmlFrance winger Franck Ribery, who missed the FIFA World Cup through injury, returned to training with Bayern Munich and paid tribute to his German team-mates crowned world champions in Brazil. 

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:17:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Champions Germany given euphoric reception in Berlin]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=champions-germany-given-euphoric-reception-in-berlin-2406005.htmlTue, 15 Jul 2014 14:46:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Scolari resigns as Brazil coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=scolari-resigns-as-brazil-coach-2405883.htmlLuiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as head coach of Brazil following the hosts' disappointing end to the FIFA World Cup, the national football federation confirmed.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger hungry for more trophies]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=schweinsteiger-hungry-for-more-trophies-2405881.htmlBastian Schweinsteiger says Germany want to build on their FIFA World Cup success and win Euro 2016 in France.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:30:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Fantasy finishes in a flourish]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=fantasy-finishes-in-a-flourish-2405770.htmlFantasy mirrored reality in Round 7 as the 2014 FIFA World Cup champions and McDonald’s Fantasy winners were decided by the slimmest of margins!

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Fantasy Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Kroos finishes up top of Castrol standings]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=kroos-finishes-up-top-of-castrol-standings-2405228.htmlToni Kroos heads up the final Castrol Index with two of his FIFA World Cup winning team-mates making the top ten. Third-placed Netherlands also boast three players in the final ranking, along with two for the hosts.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Castrol Index Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Thousands welcome home Argentina after final defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=thousands-welcome-home-argentina-after-final-defeat-2405771.htmlThousands lined the bus route home for the Argentina squad after their FIFA World Cup Final loss in extra time, despite the players' and the manager's disappointment. 

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[RELIVE: The final World Cup press conference]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=follow-the-final-world-cup-press-conference-2404583.htmlYou will soon be able to re-watch the final press conference of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ which took place at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and was broadcast LIVE on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Klose considers Germany future]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=klose-considers-germany-future-2405727.htmlFIFA World Cup all-time record goalscorer Miroslav Klose is not yet sure whether he has seen the end of his Germany career.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Gisele Bundchen’s special day]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=gisele-bundchen-s-special-day-2405718.htmlA modelling icon in Brazil and around the world, Gisele Bundchen spoke to FIFA.com about having the honour of unveiling the FIFA World Cup Trophy, her views on the tournament and chatting with Carles Puyol.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi: Nothing can console me]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=messi-nothing-can-console-me-2405674.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 11:54:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Epic World Cup journey ends at Maracana]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=epic-world-cup-journey-ends-at-maracana-2404613.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 11:29:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Germans reign as Brazil thrills the world]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=germans-reign-as-brazil-thrills-the-world-2404806.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a classic FIFA World Cup, with Brazil 2014 having served up upsets, controversy, thrilling football and outstanding goals before culminating in a landmark Maracana triumph for Germany.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gotze: Somehow the ball went in]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=gotze-it-s-an-indescribable-moment-2405639.htmlFIFA spoke exclusively to Bayern Munich attacker Mario Gotze after he fired Germany to a fourth FIFA World Cup triumph in the final minutes of Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:18:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Attendance in FIFA’s Global Stadium exceeds 1 Billion fans ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=attendance-in-fifa-s-global-stadium-exceeds-1-billion-fans-2404624.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:56:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sabella: Messi deserves Golden Ball]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=sabella-messi-deserves-golden-ball-2405648.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 04:35:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Low: More to come from Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=low-more-to-come-from-germany-2405644.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 04:15:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Argentina defiant in defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=argentina-defiant-in-defeat-2405591.htmlFIFA.com after the narrow FIFA World Cup Final defeat with pride a recurring theme.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:42:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Neuer: It’s a dream come true]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=neuer-it-s-a-dream-come-true-2405590.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to one of the heroes of Germany's FIFA World Cup win; adidas Golden Glove winner Manuel Neuer.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Interview Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[48 stars in the Brazilian sky]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=48-stars-in-the-brazilian-sky-2405540.htmlMore than four million votes were cast for the Budweiser Man of the Match awards during the course of Brazil 2014, with 48 different players picking up the accolade. Leading the way was Lionel Messi with four. 

 

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:55:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Man Of Match Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger: Fans helped carry Germany to title]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=schweinsteiger-fans-helped-carry-germany-to-title-2405643.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 02:35:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The Final in tweets]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=the-final-in-tweets-2405361.htmlFIFA.com reviews the best FIFA World Cup Final-related tweets.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:52:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi laments lack of killer instinct]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=messi-laments-lack-of-killer-instinct-2405634.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 01:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mascherano admits to 'immense pain']]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=mascherano-admits-to-immense-pain-2405293.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 00:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™