<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 18 Jan 2017 13:39:00 GMTThu, 19 Jan 2017 00:24:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Russian cities ready to welcome FIFA Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-cities-ready-to-welcome-fifa-confederations-cup-2863719.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 13:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia's volunteer campaign sets new World Cup record]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russia-s-volunteer-campaign-sets-new-world-cup-record-2863605.htmlThe campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has proved to be one of the biggest in the history of the volunteer movement, breaking the World Cup record for the number of applications.

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Noboa: I consider myself half Ecuadorian, half Russian]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=noboa-i-consider-myself-half-ecuadorian-half-russian-2863432.htmlEcuador and Rostov midfielder Cristhian Noboa caught up with FIFA.com to talk about his transition into Russian culture and Russia 2018 Host Cities Kazan, Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[When the holders faced heroic Harry]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=when-the-holders-faced-heroic-harry-2863260.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to when West Germany faced Northern Ireland and an inspired Harry Gregg in 1958.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mathlouthi: The World Cup is an obsession for me]]>/worldcup/news/newsid/286/307/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about his dream 2016 and the challenges facing his team at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations and in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.]]>Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Stage set for a San Siro shock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=stage-set-for-a-san-siro-shock-2862314.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to the opening match of Italy 1990, when Cameroon shocked Maradona and Co.]]>Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[What to see and do in Rostov-on-Don]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=what-to-see-do-rostov-on-don-2861800-2862251.htmlRostov-on-Don is known to its citizens as Russia’s southern capital, the capital of the Don, the gate to the Caucasus and many other proud titles which emphasise the splendour of the city, which has more than a million residents, and the Don area as a whole.

 
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Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Edwards: Hopefully T&T can complete the jigsaw puzzle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=edwards-hopefully-t-t-can-complete-the-jigsaw-puzzle-2862231.htmlMon, 02 Jan 2017 13:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Halilhodzic: Japanese players could drink sake on the ball]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=halilhodzic-japanese-players-could-drink-sake-on-the-ball-2862193.htmlSun, 01 Jan 2017 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[O’Neill: Irish captaincy has enhanced Coleman's play]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=o-neill-polite-coleman-is-totally-different-on-the-pitch-2862188.htmlSun, 01 Jan 2017 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Immobile: I spent hours talking to Ventura in his office]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=immobile-i-spent-hours-talking-to-ventura-in-his-office-2862175.htmlSat, 31 Dec 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pulisic: I've always wanted to play like Figo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=pulisic-i-ve-always-wanted-to-play-like-figo-2862158.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Quinteros: Valencia has been brilliant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=quinteros-valencia-has-been-brilliant-2862136.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lahm: Winning the World Cup is still indescribable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lahm-winning-the-world-cup-is-still-indescribable-2862112.htmlThu, 29 Dec 2016 13:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Danny: Portugal are more feared now]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=danny-portugal-are-more-feared-now-2862071.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Menotti: The 2006 World Cup has transformed German football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=menotti-the-2006-world-cup-has-transformed-german-football-2862068.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Regional success boosts Thailand's hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=regional-success-boosts-thailand-s-hopes-2861918.htmlSun, 25 Dec 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Favourites and Switzerland start strong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=favourites-and-switzerland-start-strong-2861932.htmlSat, 24 Dec 2016 10:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Special Confederations Cup metro trains unveiled]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=special-confederations-cup-metro-trains-unveiled-2861965.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tadic: A Russia trip would be Serbia's ultimate award]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=tadic-a-russia-trip-would-be-serbia-s-ultimate-award-2861923.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Tense finale awaits amid tight competition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=tense-finale-awaits-amid-tight-competition-2861821.htmlFIFA.com reviews FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Oceania during 2016 and looks ahead to what promises to be a tight race on the road to Russia 2018 amid an ever-increasing level of competition.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil resurgent in an unpredictable race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=brazil-resurgent-in-an-unpredictable-race-2860734.htmlFIFA.com reviews the year in South American qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and looks ahead to some key fixtures to watch out for in 2017.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Bauza: Tevez is a player who can win matches]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bauza-tevez-is-a-player-who-can-win-matches-2861866.htmlThu, 22 Dec 2016 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Grosso strikes gold for Italy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=grosso-strikes-gold-for-italy-2861579.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Fabio Grosso's title-winning penalty at Germany 2006.]]>Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ticos the toast of CONCACAF’s 2016]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ticos-the-toast-of-concacaf-s-2016-2861378.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the year 2016, an eventful 12 months in which USA lost their coach and Costa Rica took dead aim at first place on the road to Russia.]]>Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa primed for another grandstand finish]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=africa-primed-for-another-grandstand-finish-2861420.htmlFIFA.com examines the state of play in Africa's preliminaries for Russia 2018, with Algeria and Ghana both struggling to maintain their proud recent qualifying record.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Scolari: It will take 2,000 years for another 7-1]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=scolari-it-will-take-2-000-years-for-another-7-1-2861399.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Del Bosque: I wasn’t smart omitting Vitolo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=del-bosque-i-wasn-t-smart-omitting-vitolo-2861387.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All to play for in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-to-play-for-in-asia-2861361.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lee: Stones can become as good as Moore]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lee-stones-can-become-as-good-as-moore-2861360.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Agudelo, Beasley to get USA recalls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=agudelo-beasley-to-get-usa-recalls-2861326.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 12:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Buffon: Balotelli has a heart of gold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=buffon-balotelli-has-a-heart-of-gold-2861258.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 07:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Vidal: Chile can win Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=vidal-chile-can-win-russia-2018-2861000.htmlSun, 18 Dec 2016 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Dybala: Playing with Messi was an unforgettable emotion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=dybala-playing-with-messi-was-an-unforgettable-emotion-2860959.htmlSun, 18 Dec 2016 07:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Casillas: Why can’t I play at Russia 2018?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=casillas-why-can-t-i-play-at-russia-2018-2860813.htmlSat, 17 Dec 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Low: I want Germany’s youngsters to reach a world-class level]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=low-i-want-germany-s-youngsters-to-reach-a-world-class-level-2860672.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Saintfiet drops Jones, recalls 38-year-old Edwards]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=saintfiet-drops-jones-recalls-38-year-old-edwards-2860676.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Villa supports Messi, repeats Spain desire]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=villa-supports-messi-repeats-spain-desire-2860413.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 11:58:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Pak slays the Italian Goliath ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=pak-slays-the-italian-goliath-2860252.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 Pak Doo-Ik's legendary match-winner for Korea DPR against England in 1966.

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Gerson: Romario was way better than Ronaldo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=gerson-romario-was-way-better-than-ronaldo-2860331.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Martinez: That’s the Nainggolan I wanted to see]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=martinez-that-s-the-nainggolan-i-wanted-to-see-2860326.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Israel coping well with reality check]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=israel-coping-well-with-reality-check-2860280.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Israel's progress in recent times after a tough draw on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:22:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Noboa: Ecuador winning at home is extremely important]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=noboa-ecuador-winning-at-home-is-extremely-important-2860114.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 19:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Marzipan, Klopse, Fleck and beer: a distinctly Germanic feel to Kaliningrad cooking]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=marzipan-klopse-fleck-and-beer-a-distinctly-germanic-feel-to-kaliningr-2860025.htmlWe continue our look at the culture and cuisine of Russia by throwing the spotlight on Kaliningrad, the westernmost Host City of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.

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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Flores: Special Deeney can play for England]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=flores-special-deeney-can-play-for-england-2860128.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Illgner lauds Sanchez class, Vidal lungs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=illgner-lauds-sanchez-class-vidal-lungs-2860029.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ukraine’s World Cup record-setter ends 23-year career]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ukraine-s-world-cup-record-setter-ends-23-year-career-2860019.htmlUkraine and Dynamo Kyiv icon Oleksandr Shovkovskiy, who made penalty-defending history at Germany 2006, has called time on his career.

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Lara: I’m doing this job for the dream of El Salvador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=lara-i-m-doing-this-job-for-the-dream-of-el-salvador-2859903.htmlTue, 13 Dec 2016 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Backe sacked as Finland coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=backe-sacked-as-finland-coach-2859852.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Okazaki: I’m thrilled to win Asian award]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=okazaki-i-m-thrilled-to-win-asian-award-2859619.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[O’Neill: I was worried about a EURO hangover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=o-neill-i-was-worried-about-a-euro-hangover-2859590.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 07:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™