<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 22 Jul 2016 16:20:00 GMTFri, 22 Jul 2016 16:27:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Allardyce appointed England manager]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=allardyce-appointed-england-manager-2812789.htmlThe FA have appointed former Sunderland, West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers coach Sam Allardyce as the new England manager, on an initial two-year deal.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Lopetegui appointed as new Spain coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=lopetegui-appointed-as-new-spain-coach-2812707.htmlJulen Lopetegui, 49, has on Thursday 21 July been confirmed as the new head coach of Spain. The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) verified the news via their official website. The former goalkeeper’s case was strengthened by achieving success in style at the youth levels for La Roja.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The pitch invader who upstaged Garrincha]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-pitch-invader-who-upstaged-garrincha-2812553.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures the unlikely star of Brazil’s quarter-final win over England in 1962.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Al Jassam: Asian football has developed a lot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=al-jassam-asian-football-has-developed-a-lot-2812628.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Saudi Arabia midfielder Taiseer Al Jassam who talks about his country's ambitions of reaching Russia 2018, his disappointment of missing out on Germany 2006 and how the Green Falcons are looking to re-establish themselves among Asia's elite. 

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[In-form Yoon inspired by Korean icon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=in-form-yoon-inspired-by-korean-icon-2812182.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Yoon Bitgaram about Korea Republic's Russia 2018 campaign, filling the void left by Park Jisung and more.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Alfa-Bank unveiled as first-ever Regional Supporter for the FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=alfa-bank-unveiled-as-first-ever-regional-supporter-for-the-fifa-world-2812200.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[Del Bosque: I've fulfilled my duty to Spanish football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=del-bosque-i-leave-with-the-feeling-of-having-fulfilled-my-duty-to-spa-2812199.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, 2010 FIFA World Cup-winning coach Vicente del Bosque talks Spain successes, his thankfulness for the job done by predecessor Luis Aragones, his optimism surrounding the legacy he himself leaves and a firm vote of confidence for his yet-to-be confirmed successor.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Mooy enjoying renaissance on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mooy-enjoying-renaissance-on-road-to-russia-2812061.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Australia and Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy about his remarkable rise into a key cog in the Socceroo machine, FIFA World Cup qualifying and coach Ange Postecoglou.]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Samara's football on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=samara-s-football-on-the-rise-2812103.htmlWe visit 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Host City Samara, to take a closer look at club side Krylya Sovetov, who are based in the city.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Rajevac: Algeria are the best in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=rajevac-african-football-is-improving-all-the-time-2812076.htmlSpeaking exclusively to FIFA.com, Milovan Rajevac reveals why he took the Algeria national team job, as well as his ambitions of taking Fennecs to Russia 2018 and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Senegal’s golden game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=senegal-s-golden-game-2811871.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph shows Henri Camara striking gold for Senegal at Korea/Japan 2002.

 

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Clemente: Libya can make it to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=clemente-libya-can-make-it-to-russia-2811773.htmlFIFA.com about how his team will aim to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[First round of visits to Russia 2018 stadiums for monitoring working conditions completed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=first-round-of-visits-to-russia-2018-stadiums-for-monitoring-working-c-2811754.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Sights to see in Saint Petersburg]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=sights-to-see-in-saint-petersburg-2811670.htmlMon, 11 Jul 2016 17:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Matsuev: Sport and culture are international heritage of Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=matsuev-sport-and-culture-are-international-heritage-of-russia-2811558.htmlSun, 10 Jul 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Denis Matsuev becomes Russia 2018 ambassador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=denis-matsuev-becomes-russia-2018-ambassador-2811547.htmlDenis Matsuev has become an ambassador for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The Russian classical pianist received his Ambassador’s Certificate today from Alexey Sorokin, CEO of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee, and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico to open Hex on the road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=mexico-to-open-hex-on-the-road-2811514.html
The Official Draw for the final round of qualifying in North, Central America and the Caribbean zone took place on Friday and sees Mexico begin their campaign on the road against an opponent yet to be known. 

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Giresse: Mali can make it this time]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=giresse-mali-can-make-it-this-time-2811489.htmlNow in his second stint with the Eagles, Mali head coach Alain Giresse spoke with FIFA.com to discuss the third round of qualifiers for Russia 2018 and prospects for his side at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Draw sets out Oceania’s road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=draw-sets-out-oceania-s-road-to-russia-2811470.htmlFri, 08 Jul 2016 04:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Miami Beach braced for Hexagonal Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=miami-beach-braces-for-hexagonal-draw-2811313.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kaliningrad readying for tourist influx]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=kaliningrad-readying-for-tourist-influx-2811355.html 

In summer 2018, Kaliningrad can expect a particularly large number of fans from Western Europe due to its location as the most western Host City of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Martino leaves Argentina post]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=martino-leaves-argentina-post-2811244.htmlHead coach Gerardo Martino announced his resignation from the Argentina national team just over a week after losing the Copa America Centenario final against Chile.

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia 2018 will be a great treat for every visitor]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=samoura-russia-2018-will-be-a-great-treat-for-every-visitor-2811206.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ticket prices for FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup announced]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ticket-prices-for-fifa-confederations-cup-and-fifa-world-cup-announced-2811035.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[More than 60,000 volunteer applications received in the first month]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=more-than-60-000-volunteer-applications-received-in-the-first-month-2810582.htmlThe campaign to recruit volunteers for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is off to an impressive start with more than 62,500 people applying to participate in the first month alone.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Okazaki: I'm hungry for World Cup redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=okazaki-i-m-hungry-for-world-cup-redemption-2810501.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Shinji Okazaki to hear about his experiences with Leicester City, and Japan's prospects of qualifying for Russia 2018 via a tough group.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Koulibaly focuses on World Cup glory after tumultuous year]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=koulibaly-the-start-of-a-beautiful-story-2810555.htmlFIFA.com about a run of success with Senegal, his time with Napoli and standing up to racism in football.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ivanov: It was the toughest match of my career]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=ivanov-it-was-the-toughest-match-of-my-career-2804841.htmlWe caught up with referee Valentin Ivanov, who took charge of the infamous 'Battle of Nuremberg' at the 2006 FIFA World Cup between Netherlands and Portugal, which saw 16 yellow and four red cards issued.

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 09:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Slutsky steps down as Russia coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=slutsky-steps-down-as-russia-coach-2804706.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Captain’s clincher earns Brazil immortality]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=captain-s-clincher-earns-brazil-immortality-2804373.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph captures Carlos Alberto celebrating his legendary strike in the 1970 Final.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Host Cities to create a smoke-free environment ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=host-cities-to-create-a-smoke-free-environment-2804671.htmlThu, 30 Jun 2016 13:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mordovia Arena to become important part of Saransk life]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mordovia-arena-to-become-important-part-of-saransk-life-2804357.htmlFIFA.com provides an update for fans on how progress is going. ]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Messi calls time on international career]]>/live-scores/copaamerica/news/newsid/280/399/5/index.htmlAfter Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football on the back of Argentina's defeat against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final, we look back on the five-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner's career with La Albiceleste.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Copa America 2016 Centenario
<![CDATA[Gervinho: Côte d'Ivoire should always be at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=gervinho-cote-d-ivoire-should-always-be-at-the-world-cup-2803985.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Côte d’Ivoire's Gervinho talks adapting to life in China, the return of Les Éléphants to the top table of African football and the current African qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scifo still in awe of Maradona]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scifo-still-in-awe-of-maradona-2803606.htmlSat, 25 Jun 2016 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Centenario celebrations set the tone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=centenario-celebrations-set-the-tone-2803168.html FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph takes us back to the first edition in 1930.]]>Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stars align in appreciation for Goal of the Century]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=stars-align-in-appreciation-for-goal-of-the-century-2802960.htmlTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Goal of the Century, FIFA.com sat down to watch it back with some of the greatest players of recent times. Find out what Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and Fabio Cannavaro, among others, had to say about Diego Maradona's wonder strike against England.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[World Cup focus for Brazil's pragmatic new coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=world-cup-focus-for-brazil-s-pragmatic-new-coach-2802902.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russian airports prepare to welcome the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=russian-airports-prepare-to-welcome-the-world-2802754.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 15:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[El-Hadary: Egypt back where they belong]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=el-hadary-egypt-are-back-where-they-belong-2802301.htmlEgypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary speaks to ​FIFA.com ​after his country reached their first CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament since winning the continental championship in 2010.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[New Russian construction standard created for FIFA World Cup stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-russian-construction-standard-created-for-fifa-world-cup-stadiums-2802275.htmlSat, 18 Jun 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Parker’s pain brings bliss to Brehme]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=parker-s-pain-brings-bliss-to-brehme-2801873.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph looks back to a critical moment in the 1990 semi-final between West Germany and England.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[A new prodigy rises in Egypt]]>/live-scores/news/newsid/280/187/1/index.htmlAfter a year thrilling Pharaohs and Al Ahly supporters, teenager Ramadan Sobhi talks to FIFA.com about his myriad skills, his big ambitions and the growing plaudits coming his way.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Kharbin: We want to put a smile on Syrian faces]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=khribin-we-want-to-put-a-smile-on-syrian-faces-2801823.htmlHaving fired Syria into striking distance of their first-ever FIFA World Cup finals, forward Omar Kharbin sat down with FIFA.com to talk upcoming challenges, crucial goals and giving something to those back home.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Dunga sacked as Brazil boss]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=dunga-sacked-as-brazil-boss-2801747.htmlBrazil have parted company with coach Dunga after the five-time FIFA World Cup™ winners exited the Copa America Centenario at group stage, the first time they have been eliminated that early in almost 30 years.

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Broos: Guiding Cameroon to Russia is my prime objective]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=broos-guiding-cameroon-to-russia-is-my-prime-objective-2801642.htmlFIFA.com heard from Hugo Broos about his priorities since taking the Cameroon job and his ambitions for Les Lions Indomptables at continental and world level.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Zealand regain crown amid broadening pyramid]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-zealand-regain-crown-amid-broadening-pyramid-2801358.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 OFC Nations Cup won by New Zealand for a record fifth time, but a tournament that will long be remembered as evidence of the increased depth and quality across the Pacific.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Kiwis deny PNG to earn continental crown]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=kiwis-deny-png-to-earn-continental-crown-2800974.htmlSat, 11 Jun 2016 10:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017