<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Oct 2013 10:48:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:55:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: I like our fighting spirit]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=ibrahimovic-like-our-fighting-spirit-2197316.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bosnians make history, Iceland maintain dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Schurrle-inspired Germany win eight-goal thriller]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=schurrle-inspired-germany-win-eight-goal-thriller-2196251.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Creative German quintet hungry for titles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=creative-german-quintet-hungry-for-titles-2195201.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at Philipp Lahm, Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Marco Reus and Toni Kroos, Germany's creative quintet who helped Jocahim Low's side qualify for their 16th consecutive FIFA World Cup™.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Germany beat Irish to seal place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=germany-beat-irish-seal-place-2194161.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 22:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, 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[Matthaus: Germany are better now than in 1990]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=matthaus-germany-are-better-now-than-1990-2193312.htmlThu, 10 Oct 2013 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low: We want qualification on Friday]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=low-want-qualification-friday-2193188.htmlThu, 10 Oct 2013 00:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European play-off draw LIVE on FIFA.com]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=european-play-off-draw-live-fifa-com-2192042.htmlEurope 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[Bender, Reus to miss qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bender-reus-miss-qualifiers-2191983.htmlThe German Football Federation announced Monday Sven Bender and Marco Reus will miss Germany's upcoming FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers against Republic of Ireland and Sweden to recover from recent injuries.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Bender a doubt for Ireland clash]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bender-doubt-for-ireland-clash-2191360.htmlSun, 06 Oct 2013 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Republic recall for exiled trio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=republic-recall-for-exiled-trio-2183339.htmlMon, 30 Sep 2013 14:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Klose joins Gomez on Germany injury list]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=klose-joins-gomez-germany-injury-list-2181652.htmlMiroslav Klose underwent surgery on his right foot Wednesday, ruling him out for Germany's FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers in October, joining Mario Gomez on the sideline for coach Joachim Loew's side.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Germany out to brush off Faroe minnows]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=germany-out-brush-off-faroe-minnows-2169859.htmlIf Sweden fail to beat Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Germany can secure passage to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ if Joachim Loew's side can claim three points from their encounter with the Faroe Islands.

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Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Mertesacker: We have to defend as a team]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=mertesacker-have-defend-team-2169511.htmlArsenal and Germany defender Per Mertesacker has said the pressure to perform has fired up competition amongst Die Mannschaft defenders ahead of Tuesday's FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=klose-makes-history-germany-down-austria-2168746.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 20:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Draxler: I'm convinced I'm at the right club]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=draxler-convinced-the-right-club-2168118.htmlFIFA.com about his rapid rise, the decision to stay put at Schalke and his ambitions for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.]]>Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:17:59 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Role reversal for Alaba in Munich]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=role-reversal-for-austria-alaba-munich-2167426.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 13:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger to miss qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=schweinsteiger-miss-qualifiers-2160131.htmlGermany 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=schweinsteiger-kroos-gotze-recalled-2159718.htmlFri, 30 Aug 2013 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Gundogan ruled out of qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=gundogan-ruled-out-qualifiers-2158193.htmlTue, 27 Aug 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low 'tuning up' for qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=low-tuning-for-qualifiers-2149875.htmlThu, 08 Aug 2013 11:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-triumph-montenegro-hold-firm-2049530.htmlFIFA.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[Gotze: I always want more]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=gotze-always-want-more-2044654.htmlFIFA.com about his playing style, career ambitions and hopes for Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.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[Schweinsteiger returns for Kazakh games]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=schweinsteiger-returns-for-kazakh-games-2030424.htmlGermany coach Joachim Low has named Bastian Schweinsteiger into the squad for their FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers against Kazakhstan, having missed their last game through injury.

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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Schmelzer: Brazil would be 'best thing ever']]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=schmelzer-brazil-would-best-thing-ever-2024864.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Germany international Marcel Schmelzer, who is aiming for European glory with Borussia Dortmund and success on the world stage with Germany.]]>Tue, 05 Mar 2013 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bender: The World Cup is as big as it gets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=bender-the-world-cup-big-gets-2011808.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Lars Bender, who has his sights set on winning titles with both club and country.]]>Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Duo remain perfect, France troubling Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=duo-remain-perfect-france-troubling-spain-1977295.htmlFIFA.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[Neuer: We need to prioritise clean sheets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=neuer-need-prioritise-clean-sheets-1798774.htmlMon, 29 Oct 2012 11:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=sting-the-tail-for-germany-spain-1786911.htmlSurprise 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[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Reus expects German pride against Sweden]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=reus-expects-german-pride-against-sweden-1785176.htmlAfter his goal-scoring display for Germany against the Republic of Ireland, Marco Reus thinks Germany have rediscovered their former style and expects it to be on show in their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier with Sweden.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Russia, Belgium impress as groups take shape]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=russia-belgium-impress-groups-take-shape-1784590.htmlSat, 13 Oct 2012 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Khedira: Germany have lost their way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=khedira-germany-have-lost-their-way-1783242.htmlGermany's Sami Khedira said the national side must get back to basics in their Brazil 2014 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland after he admitted careless mistakes have crept into their game.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Trapattoni seeks new style to combat Germany]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=trapattoni-seeks-new-style-combat-germany-1782939.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 04:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low praises Schweinsteiger, Podolski]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=low-praises-schweinsteiger-podolski-1710579.htmlBastian Schweinsteiger's return to fitness and form has delighted Germany coach Joachim Low, who has also praised Lukas Podolski for his quick adaptation to life with Arsenal.

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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Misfiring Germans frustrate Low]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=misfiring-germans-frustrate-low-1701248.htmlFri, 14 Sep 2012 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=powerhouses-make-steady-progress-1700155.htmlFIFA.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[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=world-champions-join-the-party-1698641.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521.htmlThe 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[Low: Germany have a hunger]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=low-germany-have-hunger-1696211.htmlThu, 06 Sep 2012 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910.htmlThu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone