<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTWed, 26 Aug 2015 15:48:51 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Brazil 2014's 100 club]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=brazil-2014-s-100-club-2400785.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The first phase in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-first-phase-in-tweets-2388679.htmlFIFA.com looks at the best tweets from the group stage.]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The World Cup group stage in quotes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-world-cup-group-stage-in-quotes-2388217.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 00:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Stars in people's hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=stars-in-people-s-hearts-2388114.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 00:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Santos: No taking Costa Rica lightly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=santos-no-taking-costa-rica-lightly-2384955.htmlGreece coach Fernando Santos says 'group of death' winners Costa Rica are not to be underestimated by his squad in the Round of 16 clash between the two sides

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[All in a day's work for nerveless Samaras]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=samaras-y-su-mentalidad-de-hierro-2384713-2384747.htmlFIFA.com, Greece striker Georgios Samaras relived his match-winning penalty, spoke of his side’s determination and looked forward to the Round of 16.  ]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Late goals decisive on big day for keepers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=late-goals-decisive-on-big-day-for-keepers-2384705.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 00:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Greek spot-kick drama denies Ivorians]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186455/match-report.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 23:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lamouchi leaves Côte d'Ivoire reins]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=lamouchi-quits-cote-d-ivoire-reins-2384644.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 22:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Quintero: We're feeling right at home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=tuesday-subbed-quintero-we-re-feeling-right-at-home-2383399.htmlCafetero fans.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Exit beckons for former winners, Group C wide open ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=exit-beckons-for-former-winners-group-c-wide-open-2382101.htmlFIFA.com previews matchday 13.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Goalscorers stealing the limelight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=goalscorers-stealing-the-limelight-2382712.htmlThree players have two Budweiser Man of the Match awards to their names at Brazil 2014, while two keepers are also on the roll of honour. FIFA.com reviews the tournament’s winners so far and tells you how to cast your vote.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Lamouchi: We can make history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=lamouchi-we-can-make-history-2382095.htmlCôte d'Ivoire head coach Sabri Lamouchi talks style, the final Group C game with Greece and how he hopes to make history with Les Eléphants​.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 37-40]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-37-40-2380902.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Zaccheroni worried by loss of balance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=zaccheroni-worried-by-loss-of-balance-2380314.htmlFIFA.com, Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni details where things have gone wrong so far at Brazil 2014, how they can rediscover their best form and how they are preparing to face Colombia. ]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Quintero makes his presence felt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=quintero-se-presenta-en-sociedad-2378306-2378339.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 04:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Emotions run high on day to remember]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=un-dia-de-amigos-lagrimas-y-regresos-2378273-2378326.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Rodriguez: I can't believe I beat Drogba to a header]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=rodriguez-i-can-t-believe-i-beat-drogba-to-a-header-2378037.htmlFIFA.com when we informed him it was Didier Drogba he won an aerial battle with to score against Côte d’Ivoire, before discussing his work-rate and the support Colombia receive in Brazil.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Colombia edge Elephants to reach last 16]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186468/match-report.htmlLos Cafeteros into the knockout stage for the first time in 24 years.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Memphis the hero for Oranje]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=memphis-el-heroe-naranja-2376893-2376934.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Former winners with no margin for error]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=former-winners-with-no-margin-for-error-2375563.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 8 of Brazil 2014, which includes Colombia-Côte d'Ivoire, Japan-Greece and Uruguay-England.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Pekerman: Cuadrado good enough for Barça]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=pekerman-cuadrado-good-enough-for-barca-2376149.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA['Pasta Rockets' tussle in Group C clash]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=pasta-rockets-tussle-in-group-c-2375848.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Cuadrado: It's amazing to see a sea of yellow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=cuadrado-it-s-amazing-to-see-a-sea-of-yellow-2375414.htmlFIFA about Colombia's funky goal celebration against Greece, and raves about the support they have received in Brazil and team-mate James Rodriguez.]]>Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[An extended family of elephants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=an-extended-family-of-elephants-2374466.htmlFIFA.com turns the spotlight on the togetherness and laid-back mood in the Côte d'Ivoire camp, hearing from Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Kolo Toure.]]>Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Yoshida: We must score first]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=yoshida-we-must-score-first-2375382.htmlJapan centre-back Maya Yoshida believes his side opening the scoring against Greece would open up the game in their favour.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 21-23]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-21-23-2374489.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 13:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kawashima: Japan will attack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=kawashima-japan-will-attack-2374332.htmlFIFA.com about Japan's devotion to attack and their belief in the team ethic ahead of a pivotal meeting with Greece.]]>Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Honda: Possession is key]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=honda-possession-is-key-2374212.htmlMidfielder Keisuke Honda has stressed that Japan must savour possession and not lose the ball so easily if they are to succeed at the FIFA World Cup.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Stamp of approval for a baby Elephant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=stamp-of-approval-for-a-baby-elephant-2372191.html FIFA.com caught up with Côte d'Ivoire's youngest player, Serge Aurier, after his star turn against Japan, a performance approved and applauded by none other than the iconic Didier Drogba.]]>Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Feints and fightbacks continue the thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=feints-and-fightbacks-continue-the-thrills-2371981.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 04:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Elephant charge flattens Japan]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186507/match-report.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A place in history for returning Beausejour ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=a-place-in-history-for-returning-beausejour-2370835.htmlFIFA.com on the importance of their opening FIFA World Cup win over Australia, why this team is different to four years ago and what was a historic goal for him.]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[England & Italy head quartet of games]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=england-italy-head-quartet-of-games-2369859.htmlSat, 14 Jun 2014 02:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lamouchi: Yaya Toure ready to play]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=lamouchi-yaya-toure-ready-to-play-2370556.htmlCôte d’Ivoire coach Sabri Lamouchi said on Friday said that all his squad were "ready to play" in Saturday's World Cup opener against Japan, suggesting that Manchester City star Yaya Toure will feature.

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Santos: We've tried to progress from 2004]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=santos-we-ve-tried-to-progress-from-2004-2369755.htmlFIFA.]]>Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Toure: We’re wiser now ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=toure-we-re-wiser-now-2368845.htmlFIFA.com to discuss the journey and evolution they have gone through.]]>Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 5-8]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-5-8-2368666.htmlThu, 12 Jun 2014 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hasebe 'ready to go' for opener]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hasebe-ready-to-go-for-opener-2368558.htmlThu, 12 Jun 2014 07:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Karagounis: The truth is on the pitch]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=karagounis-the-truth-is-on-the-pitch-2367913.htmlFIFA.com about the togetherness in the Greek team and why he believes anyone failing to afford them the necessary respect "will pay".]]>Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The squads in numbers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=07-06-the-squads-in-numbers-2355640.htmlFIFA.com takes a statistical look at the Brazil 2014 squads.]]>Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Former world champion Italy, Netherlands, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Côte d'Ivoire arrive in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=world-champion-italy-netherlands-bosnia-herzegovina-cote-d-ivoire-arri-2355447.htmlFour-time world champions Italy, the Netherlands, Côte d'Ivoire, and Bosnia-Herzegovina have all arrived in Brazil ahead of the FIFA World Cup. 

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Absent, but not forgotten]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ilustres-ausentes-2354521-2355306.htmlThey say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so here at FIFA.com we want to pay tribute to the slew of top-class performers who, whether through injury or because their countries failed to qualify, will be missing out on the trip to Brazil.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[World Cup squads officially confirmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=world-cup-squads-officially-confirmed-2354847.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire rebound with win over El Salvador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=cote-d-ivoire-rebound-with-win-over-el-salvador-2354808.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 04:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Aurier: Elephants want revenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=aurier-elephants-want-revenge-2353841.htmlOne of the most promising young right-backs in the world, Côte d’Ivoire's Serge Aurier, believes the Ivorians are primed to put the brutal draws of 2006 and 2010 behind them in Brazil.

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Boka: This time we’re going to make it]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=boka-this-time-we-re-going-to-make-it-2344740.htmlFIFA.com chatted to Côte d’Ivoire’s Arthur Boka, who believes the Africans will reach the knockout rounds for the first time and could cause an upset or two along the way.]]>Tue, 27 May 2014 10:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Provisional World Cup squads finalised]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=provisional-brazil-2014-squads-finalised-2339984.htmlThe provisional squad lists for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ have been confirmed. Have a closer look at each of the teams' selections on FIFA.com.

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Fri, 16 May 2014 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Lamouchi overlooks Eboue, picks Drogba]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=lamouchi-overlooks-eboue-picks-drogba-2338302.htmlTue, 13 May 2014 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Zaccheroni names full-strength Japan squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=zaccheroni-names-full-strength-japan-squad-2337377.htmlMon, 12 May 2014 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™