<![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[Essien: I haven't decided what to do next]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Ghana's 2014 FIFA World Cup experience, his own international future, fondness for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, and his next challenge with Italian giants AC Milan.]]>Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![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[Black Stars lament late lapses]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=black-stars-lament-late-lapses-2388028.htmlGhana’s first-round exit from Brazil 2014 recalled their quarter-final elimination at South Africa 2010, with late lapses in concentration again proving their undoing. 

 

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Goals record as group stage ends, Algeria create history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=goals-record-as-group-stage-ends-2387613.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 00:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Beto: I was crying about everything]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=beto-i-was-crying-about-everything-2387500.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 23:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ronaldo downs Ghana but Portugal crash out]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186476/match-report.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 18:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Conclusion of the group stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=conclusion-of-the-group-stage-2384813.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 01:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Resignation not an option for Bento]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=resignation-not-an-option-for-bento-2385583.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mensah: Maybe we don't warm up properly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mensah-maybe-we-don-t-warm-up-properly-2383932.htmlFIFA about Ghana’s draw with Germany, why they are slow starters in matches, his new partnership with John Boye and the clash with Portugal.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 45-48]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-45-48-2384132.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bradley and Dempsey spearheading US charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=bradley-e-dempsey-levam-os-eua-ainda-mais-ao-ataque-2381911-2382236.htmlUnder USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey have shone in more advanced roles in Brazil than South Africa four years ago. Their team-mates Tim Howard and Kyle Beckerman tell FIFA.com just how important they are to the Stars and Stripes.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Klinsmann: We will give everything]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=klinsmann-we-will-give-everything-2382091.htmlJurgen Klinsmann says USA will be searching for a win against Germany and it that will be business as usual when he comes up against old friend Joachim Loew.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Klose now wants record for himself]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=klose-now-wants-record-for-himself-2381057.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 15:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Afful speed ahead for Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=afful-el-motor-silencioso-de-ghana-2380743-2380821.htmlQuick and committed, Ghana’s No23 was one of the standout performers in the thrilling Group G draw with Germany. FIFA.com spoke exclusively to the all-action wing-back.

 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Milestones, records and celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=milestones-records-and-celebrations-2380818.htmlIt was another extraordinary day at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with some Messi magic, a record-equalling goal and a little brotherly love. 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Klose stays humble as tributes fly in]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=klose-stays-humble-as-tributes-fly-in-2380760.htmlFIFA.com hears from Oliver Bierhoff and Miroslav Klose about the latter scoring a 15th FIFA World Cup goal, while the man whose record was tied has saluted the Germany forward.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Germany, Ghana share spoils in Fortaleza thriller ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186493/match-report.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dempsey: The States have a 12th man in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=dempsey-the-states-have-a-12th-man-in-brazil-2379996.htmlFIFA about his rapid opener against Ghana, Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo, the terrific support USA have been receiving in Brazil and the huge attention the FIFA World Cup is getting in his homeland.]]>Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ayew: Germany can reach the Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ayew-germany-can-reach-the-final-2378932.htmlFIFA about Ghana's defeat by USA, whether they play as individuals rather than as a team, their success of 2010 creating additional expectations and the clash with Germany.]]>Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Argentina look to build, Boateng brothers meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=argentina-look-to-build-boateng-brothers-meet-again-2378414.htmlWith two brothers squaring off and Lionel Messi looking to build on a wonder goal, FIFA.com previews Matchday 10 at the FIFA World Cup™ .

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[TV viewing breaks records in first FIFA World Cup matches ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=tv-viewing-breaks-records-in-first-fifa-world-cup-matches-2378078.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 27-29]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-27-29-2377033.htmlFIFA has announced the referees for the FIFA World Cup matches 27 to 29, which takes in Argentina-Iran, Nigeria-Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany-Ghana.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Boateng: We'll fight to the death]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=boateng-we-ll-fight-to-the-death-2376243.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 18:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asamoah: Let me attack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=asamoah-let-me-attack-2376102.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 17:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ronaldo returns for open training]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ronaldo-returns-for-open-training-2376049.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Flick: Lahm role stays despite injuries]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=flick-lahm-role-stays-despite-injuries-2375918.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 16:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Muller sets early pace, Pooladi on his shoulder]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=muller-sets-early-pace-pooladi-on-his-shoulder-2375655.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gerd Muller: Thomas will break records]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=gerd-muller-thomas-will-break-records-2375765.htmlGermany World Cup legend Gerd Müller believes namesake and newly dubbed 'El Flaco', Thomas, has all it takes to succeed in this tournament and many more to come.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Gyan: It’s time to focus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=gyan-it-s-time-to-focus-2375218.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klinsmann: Brooks showed his talent]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=klinsmann-brooks-showed-his-talent-2374816.htmlUSA's German coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes his selection of young defender John Brooks, who was also born in Germany, has been justified by his game-winning performance against Ghana.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Unheralded Brooks steals the headlines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=unheralded-brooks-steals-the-headlines-2374421.htmlFIFA.com hears from unlikely goalscoring hero John Brooks about his role in securing three crucial points against Ghana, and earning a place in USA's FIFA World Cup history books.]]>Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[German splendour, American willpower]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=premieres-and-series-abound-2374400.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 02:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brooks the hero for USA as trio shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=brooks-se-convierte-en-heroe-2374262-2374377.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Avenged Americans beat Black Stars ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186512/match-report.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Germany and a rematch]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ronaldo-germany-and-a-rematch-2372190.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gyan: Our young stars are ready]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=gyan-our-young-stars-are-ready-2373127.htmlAsamoah Gyan inisits Ghana's youthful team are ready to face USA in their Group G opener but admits expectation is high back home.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Mensah: USA will be out for revenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mensah-usa-will-be-out-for-revenge-2371154.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 12-14]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-12-14-2370909.htmlSat, 14 Jun 2014 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ayew treble sparks Ghana over Korea Republic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ayew-treble-sparks-ghana-over-korea-republic-2363195.htmlTue, 10 Jun 2014 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Howard: We want to break out of the cage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=howard-we-want-to-break-out-of-the-cage-2355937.htmlFIFA.com about his third FIFA World Cup, the need for defensive communication and the crucial opener against Ghana at Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ayew & Ayew prepare to share the stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ayew-ayew-prepare-to-share-the-stage-2359753.htmlFIFA.com they are relishing their tough group at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and that there's something special about being in the same team together.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[3 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=3-days-to-go-2359774.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Today, we look at the only trio of brothers to have played at the FIFA World Cup.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=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[From the streets to the World Cup for Acquah]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=from-the-streets-to-the-world-cup-for-acquah-2354805.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 07:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Boateng brothers prepared for another meet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=boateng-brothers-prepared-for-another-meet-2353784.htmlTue, 03 Jun 2014 15:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Wondolowski: USA’s unknown dream weaver]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=wondolowski-usa-s-unknown-dream-weaver-2345533.html FIFA.com chats with USA's Chris Wondolowski, a surprise inclusion for the Stars and Stripes at Brazil 2014, about his long road to the FIFA World Cup and what makes a good striker.]]>Thu, 29 May 2014 16:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klinsmann defends Donovan World Cup snub]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=klinsmann-defends-donovan-world-cup-snub-2343509.htmlUSA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has defended his decision to leave veteran forward Landon Donovan out of his FIFA World Cup squad.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 17:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™