<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2013 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTWed, 16 Oct 2013 05:56:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196919/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Austria finish off Faroe Islands]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196263/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With Group C in European FIFA World Cup™ qualifying already determined, Austria finished their campaign with a 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands to finish third, behind Germany and Sweden.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195655/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194935/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ibra snatches Sweden play-off place]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194160/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2193684/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Belgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Almer: Our fate is still in our hands]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2192438/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The race for second place in Group C is still wide open, with Austria's fate in their own hands providing they defeat the Faroe Islands and Sweden in their remaining encounters.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Hamren: Everything is in our hands ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2192159/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his team's reputation as the European Zone's comeback kings, the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Friday's crucial FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Austria.]]>Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:29:38 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European play-off draw LIVE on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2192042/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Europe will have eight teams vying for play-off spots to secure passage to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The draw for take place at the Home of FIFA at 14:00 CET on 21 October, and you can follow it LIVE on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2172065/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Alaba sees Austria past Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169533/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=An 84th-minute strike from David Alaba, the man whose goal defeated the Republic of Ireland in March, saw Austria slip past the Irish again with a 1-0 victory in Vienna, leaving the hosts alive, albeit barely, in Group C.

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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:32:03 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169692/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169009/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Klose makes history as Germany down Austria]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2168746/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lahm: Germany century is special]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2167881/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2167710/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Role reversal for Alaba in Munich]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2167426/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger to miss qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2160131/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will miss his country's upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Austria and the Faroe Islands with an ankle injury.

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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Gotze recalled]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2159718/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Gundogan ruled out of qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2158193/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Coleman: A crucial month for Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2155205/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his unusual path to the professional game, his bronze medal-winning older brother and September's qualifiers against Sweden and Austria.]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:44:25 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2104446/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2103404/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2049530/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up another massive evening of European Brazil 2014 qualifying highlighted by a crucial win for world champions Spain on their trip to Paris, while Montenegro and England remain evenly poised after a hard-fought draw.]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Alaba's last-minute equaliser saves Austria]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2048475/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A Jonathan Walters brace looked to be enough to secure three points for Ireland, but David Alaba's 92nd minute equaliser saved a point for the visitors.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044761/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Keane ruled out of Austria clash]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044620/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Robbie Keane has had to pull out of the Republic of Ireland squad and will miss their upcoming FIFA World Cup™ qualifier with Austria after suffering a calf injury against Sweden.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044063/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Austria smash Faroes for six]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2042786/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Austria cruised to their second win of the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign by crushing the Faroe Islands in Vienna. Philipp Hosiner grabbed a brace, with four other goalscorers completing the rout.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Coleman and Wilson in Ireland squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2026976/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1786911/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Surprise results littered Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualification, as Germany let slip a four goal lead to draw 4-4 with Sweden, Northern Ireland held Portugal and France stunned Spain to grab a point in the closing seconds.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Four-star Austrians stroll in Kazakhstan]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785766/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785373/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Kazakhstan hold dominant Austria ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1783868/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Austria had the bulk of the play but failed to find the target during a disappointing stalemate with Kazakhstan in their FIFA World Cup qualifier at Astana Arena.

 

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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1783048/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Fuchs: We're contenders for Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1748173/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his side's upcoming Brazil 2014 double-header against Kazakhstan and the nation's hopes of breaking a 16-year FIFA World Cup™ drought.]]>Tue, 09 Oct 2012 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1700155/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying action from Europe on a positive evening for the continent's major nations, although both Germany and Spain were made to work overtime before collecting wins.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low: Germany lacked self-assurance]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1699962/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Germans narrowly down Austria]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1699794/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1698641/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low: Germany have a hunger]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1696211/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Harnik: Austria should follow Swiss model]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1570701/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively to the Stuttgart striker.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low: We haven't got an easy group]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1487122/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att="We haven't got an easy group. Sweden and Ireland always do very well in qualifying," Joachim Low, Germany coach

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Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Reunion for old friends and foes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1484047/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Drama and derbies await in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1483801/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone