<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:30:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:56:01 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Inspirational branding takes the stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=inspirational-branding-takes-the-stage-2666747.htmlMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo: It’ll be four from five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ronaldo-it-ll-be-four-from-five-2667888.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dates set for European qualifying fixtures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=dates-set-for-european-qualifying-fixtures-2667948.htmlSun, 26 Jul 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Scotland rivalry sparks Hodgson's imagination]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=scotland-rivalry-sparks-hodgson-s-imagination-2667965.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Cannavaro: It will be an interesting battle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=cannavaro-it-will-be-an-interesting-battle-2667881.htmlFabio Cannavaro, a FIFA World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, looks ahead to the European Zone qualifiers after assisting at the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw.

 

 
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Eto’o: The gap has closed a lot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=eto-o-the-gap-has-closed-a-lot-2667840.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF hopefuls learn their fate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=concacaf-hopefuls-learn-their-fate-2667907.htmlFIFA.com assesses the road ahead for the region’s hopefuls. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Can anyone topple the Kiwis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=can-anyone-topple-the-kiwis-2667591.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 18:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Team Base Camp e-brochure expands geographic reach of Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=team-base-camp-e-brochure-expands-geographic-reach-of-2018-fifa-world--2667370.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The joys of volunteering]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-joys-of-volunteering-2667413.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 13:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Route to the World Cup to be revealed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=route-to-the-world-cup-revealed-on-saturday-2667255.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 philatelic items revealed ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-2018-philatelic-items-revealed-2667101.htmlMarka Publishing and Trading Center, presented the first philatelic items that have been created to celebrate the tournament.]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Match schedules for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup unveiled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=match-schedules-for-fifa-confederations-cup-2017-and-2018-fifa-world-c-2667193.htmlOn the eve of the Preliminary Draw in St. Petersburg, the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup today unveiled the match schedules for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Match schedules for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup unveiled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=match-schedules-for-fifa-confederations-cup-2017-and-2018-fifa-world-c-2667193.htmlOn the eve of the Preliminary Draw in St. Petersburg, the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup today unveiled the match schedules for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[RELIVE: Organising Committee press conference]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=organising-committee-press-conference-to-stream-live-on-fifa-com-2667038.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Smertin replaces Hulk as draw assistant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=smertin-replaces-hulk-as-draw-assistant-2667066.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2015 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wide-ranging sustainability strategy in place for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wide-ranging-sustainability-strategy-in-place-for-the-2018-fifa-world--2666924.htmlThu, 23 Jul 2015 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wide-ranging sustainability strategy in place for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=wide-ranging-sustainability-strategy-in-place-for-the-2018-fifa-world--2666924.htmlThu, 23 Jul 2015 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Qualifying history keeps champions Germany confident]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=qualifying-history-gives-champions-germany-belief-2666887.html FIFA.com examines Germany's incredible FIFA World Cup qualifying record, which has seen the four-time champions lose just twice in 84 matches, making them a feared team in any Preliminary Draw.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Russia's dream starts here]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-s-dream-starts-here-2666627.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 17:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Follow the Preliminary Draw on FIFA.com]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=follow-the-preliminary-draw-on-fifa-com-2665221.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[RELIVE: Russia 2018 sustainability launch ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=russia-2018-sustainability-launch-to-be-streamed-live-2666752.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo caps all-star cast of Draw Assistants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=hulk-caps-all-star-cast-of-draw-assistants-2666612.htmlFormer Brazil striker and two-time FIFA World Cup winner Ronaldo rounds out the list of star-studded Draw Assistants who will help unveil the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Saturday. 

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-in-numbers-2665218.htmlFIFA.com looks at some statistics from the qualifying competition's history and some other records on the verge of crashing.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Madjer: I'll be proud to represent Portugal and beach soccer ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=madjer-i-ll-be-proud-to-represent-portugal-and-beach-soccer-2666553.htmlFIFA.com about this latest honour.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rajkovic relishing draw role ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=rajkovic-relishing-draw-role-2665820.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 09:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Eto'o: Russia can stage greatest World Cup ever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=eto-o-russia-can-stage-greatest-world-cup-ever-2665873.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ismailov: Uzbekistan can bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ismailov-uzbekistan-can-bounce-back-2666531.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 03:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup™ Preliminary Draw: 1 week to go]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-world-cuptm-preliminary-draw-1-week-to-go-2665858.htmlSat, 18 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Vodianova: This is a great honour]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=vodianova-this-is-a-great-honour-2664387.htmlThu, 16 Jul 2015 10:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bangladesh on the up under Dutch guidance ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=bangladesh-on-the-up-under-dutch-guidance-2664821.htmlThu, 16 Jul 2015 06:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Forlan: Attending the draw will be an honour]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=forlan-the-word-cup-means-everything-to-me-2664520.htmlFIFA.com in an exclusive interview.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ronaldo confirmed as Preliminary Draw Assistant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=ronaldo-confirmed-as-preliminary-draw-assistant-2662674.htmlFri, 10 Jul 2015 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Brave Warrior, captain, legal mind]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brave-warrior-captain-legal-mind-2662447.htmlWhen Namibia made history by winning the COSAFA Cup in southern Africa, they were captained by Ronald Ketjijere, who has recently earned a degree in law while playing in South Africa's Premiership.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Preliminary Draw procedures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=preliminary-draw-procedures-outlined-2661542.htmlFIFA.com offers a rundown of what will happen. ]]>Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[McCaulay, Belize's missing link]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=mccaulay-belize-s-missing-link-2661771.htmlFIFA.com about the burden of responsibility on his shoulders as his country's all-time top goalscorer, and his hopes for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.]]>Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Sharityar: Football brings Afghan people together ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=sharityar-football-brings-afghan-people-together-2661628.htmlFIFA.com about his team's Russia 2018 qualifying campaign and hopes that football can help unite his troubled country.]]>Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Preliminary Draw Show to be presented by Natalia Vodianova and Dmitry Shepelev]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=preliminary-draw-show-to-be-presented-by-natalia-vodianova-and-dmitry--2661649.htmlTue, 07 Jul 2015 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Yemen sanctioned for fielding ineligible player ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=yemen-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2661455.htmlMon, 06 Jul 2015 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russians choose ten characters to inspire the design of the 2018 Official Mascot ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=russians-choose-ten-characters-to-inspire-the-design-of-the-2018-offic-2654360.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Barbados sanctioned for fielding ineligible player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=6/news=barbados-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2654185.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 15:36:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Altidore: I’m a lover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=altidore-i-m-a-lover-2653310.htmlFIFA.com chats with USA and Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore about the current USA national team and his hopes ahead of Russia 2018 qualifying in the CONCACAF zone.
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New blend on the Spice Island ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-blend-on-the-spice-island-2652916.htmlFIFA.com caught up with members of Grenada's national team to talk about the island's new blend of footballing spice, their recent climb up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their enduring love affair with the message-sending tackle and much more.]]>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:29:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[St. Petersburg's 30 day countdown to the Preliminary Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=saint-petersburg-gears-up-for-the-2018-fifa-world-cuptm-preliminary-dr-2653028.htmlThu, 25 Jun 2015 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Central American four lead the way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=central-american-four-lead-the-way-2649971.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the second round of qualifying in CONCACAF on the road to Russia 2018, where El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua and Guatemala all booked passage.]]>Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)