<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 29 May 2015 04:29:00 GMTFri, 29 May 2015 04:31:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Bhutan's CR7 out to challenge Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=bhutan-s-cr7-out-to-challenge-asia-2608196.htmlFri, 29 May 2015 04:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Guam captain leads proud Matao into new era]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=guam-captain-leads-proud-matao-into-new-era-2609034.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[An unlikely hero for Belize]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=an-unlikely-hero-for-belize-2608844.htmlFIFA.com chats to Belize's stand-in hero Elroy Kuylen about the return of Deon McCaulay to the team, his love of free-kicks, and hopes for the next series against Dominican Republic.]]>Wed, 27 May 2015 14:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Patino: The draw was not kind to the Philippines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=patino-the-draw-was-not-kind-to-the-philippines-2608195.htmlAzkals striker Javier Patino is making waves in the Chinese Super League,]]>Tue, 26 May 2015 02:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Australia back Asian Cup heroes for Kyrgyzstan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=australia-back-asian-cup-heroes-for-kyrgyzstan-2608198.htmlMon, 25 May 2015 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Thailand beat ten-man Vietnam in World Cup qualifier]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=thailand-beat-ten-man-vietnam-in-world-cup-qualifier-2608087.htmlThailand beat ten-man Vietnam 1-0 in Bangkok on Sunday in a qualifier match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Cong Vinh taking inspiration from history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=cong-vinh-taking-inspiration-from-history-2607362.htmlFIFA.com ahead of his country’s match against Thailand, the first FIFA World Cup qualifier between the two in over four decades.]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 05:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[In-form Gao aims high with China]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=in-form-gao-aims-high-with-china-2604731.htmlGao Lin is set to be a key figure in China PR’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and the speedy striker tells FIFA.com about his recent growth at club level under Fabio Cannavaro, and growing international ambitions for the world’s most populous nation.

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Thu, 14 May 2015 05:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Toure: I have to fight against this]]>/sustainability/news/y=2015/m=5/news=toure-i-have-to-fight-against-this-2604276.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 14:43:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Anti-RacismKind=News<![CDATA[Klinsmann: I want USA to play a proactive style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=klinsmann-i-want-usa-to-play-a-proactive-style-2603436.htmlFIFA.com about the changing football culture in America and his hopes for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 11 May 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Response to ARD’s “Der verkaufte Fussball” report on 4 May 2015]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stellungnahme-zur-ard-reportage-der-verkaufte-fussball-vom-4-mai-2015-26-2602576.htmlWed, 06 May 2015 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russians participate in the Official Mascot's creation]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=young-russians-participate-in-the-official-mascot-s-creation-2595011.htmlIn a press conference held in Moscow today, Russia 2018 ‘s Local Organising Committee (LOC) and FIFA have announced the start of the competition’s Official Mascot brand development campaign

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russians participate in the Official Mascot's creation]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=young-russians-participate-in-the-official-mascot-s-creation-2595011.htmlIn a press conference held in Moscow today, Russia 2018 ‘s Local Organising Committee (LOC) and FIFA have announced the start of the competition’s Official Mascot brand development campaign

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Playing for blood in St. Kitts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=playing-for-blood-in-st-kitts-2590922.html FIFA.com talks to St. Kitts and Nevis' most famous footballing son, Atiba Harris, about the Sugar Boyz'  World Cup qualifying campaign so far and the difference between playing for blood and money.]]>Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Varied reactions across Asia after Russia 2018 draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=varied-reactions-across-asia-over-russia-2018-draw-2590780.htmlFIFA.com looks at the reaction to Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Asia, with coaches from across the continent providing their views on the looming campaign.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter welcomes members of the German Bundestag]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=4/news=fifa-president-blatter-welcomes-members-of-the-german-bundestag-2590576.htmlFIFA President Blatter today welcomed a delegation from the Sports Committee of the German Bundestag (parliament), led by its deputy chair Reinhard Grindel, to the Home of FIFA.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News
<![CDATA[Krylya Sovetov visit new stadium in Samara ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=krylya-sovetov-visit-new-stadium-in-samara-2590495.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 15:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Chen: Chinese Taipei should focus on development ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=chen-chinese-taipei-should-focus-on-development-2583842.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Chinese Taipei captain Chen Po-Liang, who is ready to lead the islanders into the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, about his ambitions for club and country, how a baseball game got him into football and more.]]>Thu, 09 Apr 2015 06:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Green standard for Russia 2018 stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=green-standard-for-russia-2018-stadiums-2583558.htmlWed, 08 Apr 2015 15:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Volgograd ready for World Cup revamp]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=volgograd-ready-for-world-cup-revamp-2581936.htmlOn Friday, Volgograd came under inspection from a high-ranking delegation led by Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, which paid the city a visit to check on its preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Volunteer recruitment for the Preliminary Draw: A case of abundant enthusiasm]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=volunteer-recruitment-for-the-preliminary-draw-a-case-of-abundant-enth-2581481.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Seven in, seven out in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=wednesday-seven-in-seven-out-in-concacaf-2581120.htmlFIFA.com recaps the first round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia from the CONCACAF zone. ]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Barbados, St Kitts first to advance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=barbados-st-kitts-first-to-advance-2579277.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Virgin Islanders’ true fairytale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=virgin-islanders-true-fairytale-2578306.html The US Virgin Islands, once easy beats, are causing a sensation in the Caribbean. FIFA.com spoke to captain Dusty Good before and after their shock win over Barbados.]]>Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[US Virgin Islands grab spotlight as CONCACAF gets underway ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=us-virgin-islands-grab-spotlight-as-concacaf-gets-underway-2569663.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 02:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Anguilla, out on the edge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=anguilla-out-on-the-edge-2568973.htmlFIFA.com talks with Anguilla's coach as the side try to make an unlikely impact in Russia 2018 qualifying and keep from slipping into dead last in the world rankings.

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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF minnows start up-stream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=concacaf-minnows-start-up-stream-2567751.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the first round of action in the CONCACAF zone on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in November/December]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=2022-fifa-world-cup-to-be-played-in-november-december-2568172.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 14:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[FIFA and the European Club Association extend collaboration agreement ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=3/news=fifa-and-the-european-club-association-extend-collaboration-agreement-2568060.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Qualifying match between Pakistan and Yemen rescheduled ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=qualifying-match-between-pakistan-and-yemen-rescheduled-2567165.htmlThu, 19 Mar 2015 11:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Volunteers will help to make the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw an unforgettable experience]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=volunteers-will-help-to-make-the-russia-2018-preliminary-draw-an-unfor-2565917.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio make history as Chinese Taipei recover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=trio-make-history-as-chinese-taipei-recover-2566120.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Qualifier match between Pakistan and Yemen postponed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=qualifier-match-between-pakistan-and-yemen-postponed-2565919.htmlMon, 16 Mar 2015 18:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Martino: I try to be self-critical in everything]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=martino-i-try-to-be-self-critical-in-everything-2565754.htmlFIFA.com, Argentina coach Gerardo Martino speaks abut what he learned from his time in charge of Barcelona and how he is adapting his skills to the national team job.]]>Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio eye progression as duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=quartet-eye-progression-as-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2565319.htmlWith five ties finely poised in the first round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com previews the second leg matches, with the potential for more surprise results and fairytale stories.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Bhutan bewilder as India, Timor-Leste cruise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=bhutan-bewilder-as-india-timor-leste-cruise-2557850.htmlThu, 12 Mar 2015 18:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Zimbabwe expelled from the preliminary competition of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=zimbabwe-expelled-from-the-preliminary-competition-of-the-2018-fifa-wo-2557911.htmlThu, 12 Mar 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Long road to Russia begins in Dili]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=long-road-to-russia-begins-in-dili-2557346.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Constantine: India has a bright future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=constantine-india-has-a-bright-future-2557065.htmlFIFA.com caught up with India coach Stephen Constantine as he prepares to face his former side Nepal. He discusses the future of football in India, being a British coach abroad and more.]]>Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Modest Bhutan begin World Cup adventure]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=modest-bhutan-begin-world-cup-adventure-2557343.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 02:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Underdogs aim to open Asian qualifying with a bang]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=underdogs-aim-to-open-asian-qualifying-with-a-bang-2557103.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Said brothers shoulder Brunei's hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=said-brothers-shoulder-brunei-s-hopes-2556906.htmlFIFA.com looks at a pair of brothers who shoulder much of Brunei Darussalam’s hopes as they seek milestone success in this week’s opening to Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Brazil shares its knowledge behind staging a FIFA World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=brazil-shares-its-knowledge-behind-staging-a-fifa-world-cup-2534683.htmlA seminar was held in Moscow on Friday for the representatives of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia host cities, designed to pass on the institutional knowledge acquired by those involved in hosting Brazil 2014.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ramos: Let’s see if anyone can match what Spain did ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=2/news=ramos-let-s-see-if-anyone-can-match-what-spain-did-2532911.htmlFIFA.com about Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League triumph, the success he's had with Spain and their Brazil 2014 disappointment, footballers' egos and the best coaches he's worked under.]]>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[James: Cristiano is modest and excellent]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=james-cristiano-is-modest-and-excellent-2525808.htmlFollowing on from Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben, Colombian ace James Rodriguez takes his turn to relive Brazil 2014 with FIFA.com, giving his views on Cristiano Ronaldo and lots more besides.

 

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Preparations for Preliminary Draw underway]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=preparations-for-preliminary-draw-underway-2524944.htmlThe 2018 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee met with representatives of FIFA to discuss Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw plans and many other topics surrounding the preparation of the tournament. 

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Asia ready for first step on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=asia-ready-for-first-step-on-road-to-russia-2522561.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the six ties that will kick off qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Stephen Constantine's return to Nepal with India among the standout matches.]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows begin World Cup mission]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=world-cup-route-mapped-out-for-asian-minnows-2522325.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia, with the 12 lowest ranked countries on the continent ready to learn their fate as they take the first tentative steps on the road to Russia.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[UAE coach's sights on Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=uae-coach-s-sights-on-russia-2018-2512622.htmlThu, 29 Jan 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)