<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Nov 2013 02:11:00 GMTWed, 12 Feb 2014 07:24:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[France, Ronaldo shine to book Brazil berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a thrilling conclusion to European qualifying for Brazil 2014 headlined by Cristiano Ronaldo's scene-stealing hat-trick and France's dramatic comeback.]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ten-man Croatia sink Iceland to qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mario Mandzukic scored in the first-half before being shown a straight red card, and captain Darijo Srna scored two minutes after the break to give Croatia a 2-0 victory of visiting Iceland to book their ticket to Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Last chance for Europe's hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the second legs.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Greece in control, France face uphill task]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action from the FIFA World Cup European zone qualifying play-offs. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a crucial goal, Greece took control over Romania and France slipped to a 2-0 defeat in Ukraine.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Ten-man Iceland hold Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for play-off showdowns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lagerback: I always felt we could qualify ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his side's fairy tale run to the Brazil 2014 play-offs, their chances against Croatia, and how qualifying would compare to his previous achievements with Sweden.]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Niko Kovac: We need to provide the spark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who will win the European play-offs?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which four teams you expect to progress to Brazil 2014 from the Portugal-Sweden, Ukraine-France, Greece-Romania and Iceland-Croatia ties.]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Coaches react to play-off draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to the coaches who attended the FIFA World Cup qualifying draw for the European play-off matches, with Portugal-Sweden and Ukraine-France the standout ties.]]>Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Croatia sack Stimac, name Kovac as interim coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com investigates.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Scotland end campaign with win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lukaku sends Belgium to Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Fellaini: Belgium are warriors]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[European play-off draw LIVE on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Balkan derby ends in parity]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Perisic: We’re worth a ticket to Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ivan Perisic speaks to FIFA.com about Croatia’s fight for FIFA World Cup qualification, why the tournament being staged in Brazil is an added incentive, how special matches are against Serbia and life at Wolfsburg.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Snodgrass strikes as Scotland stun Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Scotland shocked Croatia with a 1-0 win in Zagreb on Friday, courtesy of a 26th minute strike from Robert Snodgrass which gave Scotland coach Gordon Strachan his first competitive victory.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Eduardo yearning for dream return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Arsenal forward Eduardo da Silva grew up in Brazil and is relishing the chance to return to his motherland with his adopted country Croatia at next year's FIFA World Cup.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Croatia comeback to sink Wales]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wales saw their hopes of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualification all but ended as Croatia came from a goal down to claim victory, thanks to goals from Dejan Lovren and Eduardo. Gareth Bale had earlier given Wales the lead.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Croatia cruise past Serbia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Ivica Olic handed Croatia a 2-0 win over visiting Serbia, putting the hosts level with Belgium on top of Group A.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Bisevac and Lovren bridging the divide]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks to Dejan Lovren and Milan Bisevac about growing up in warring countries and their relationship nowadays, life at Lyon and their dreams of playing at Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Srna: High hopes for Shakhtar, Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chatted exclusively to Croatia captain Darijo Srna about his country's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign, playing in the UEFA Champions League with Shakhtar Donetsk and the importance of family.]]>Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Duo remain perfect, France troubling Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the European race for Brazil 2014 places so far, including crucial games and goals and an intriguing stat, and looks at some of the biggest upcoming clashes.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 07:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Simunic: Messi’s the best of all time]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his long and distinguished career, his hopes for Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia, his tip for the Ballon d'Or and the target of a Brazil 2014 swansong.]]>Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Kompany: Belgium's team spirit is unbelievable]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Vincent Kompany has discussed Belgium's 2-0 victory over Scotland, refused to rule Craig Levein's team out of the Group A running, lauded Eden Hazard for his response to being dropped and enthused about the spirit with the camp.

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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Croatia heap woe on struggling Welsh]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Coleman discusses relief, focuses on Croatia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chris Coleman has reflected on his first win as Wales manager, discussed why Gareth Bale took their penalty ahead of Aaron Ramsey, and looked ahead to the meeting with Croatia.

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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Croats squeak past Macedonia for second win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Belgium, Croatia share spoils]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Two of the favourites for qualification from Group A had to settle for a point as Ivan Perisic's opener for Croatia was cancelled out by Guillame Gillet of Belgium in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying.

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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Big guns hit ground running]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Jelavic header seals Croatia win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone