<![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 05:56:38 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[Davis snatches Northern Ireland draw in Israel]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196258/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:17:00 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[Azerbaijan beat Nothern Ireland, climb from foot]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194177/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:21:00 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[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[Luxembourg edge Northern Ireland in thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169536/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:33:07 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[Ronaldo hat-trick sees off Northern Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2168871/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second half hat-trick to see off Northern Ireland in Belfast, after the hosts had led at the break. There were three red cards in an ill-tempered game as Helder Postiga, Chris Brunt and Kyle Lafferty were all dismissed.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:35:00 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[Northern Ireland lose defensive duo ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2167715/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[O’Neill: I relished facing Capello]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2152808/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about masterminding Northern Ireland’s win over Russia, the role the fans played in it, their aim of returning to the FIFA World Cup and the influence Paul Gascoigne had on his career.]]>Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Northern Ireland stun Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2152393/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Russia not taking Northern Ireland lightly]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2151767/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of his side's FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Northern Ireland, Russia coach Fabio Capello knows his men cannot take their hosts lightly, despite their last place standing in Group F.

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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Lafferty ruled out of Russia clash]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2151552/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty has been ruled out of his side's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Russia on Wednesday, after picking up an injury in his debut for Italian side Palermo at the weekend.

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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Selection struggles for Capello]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2149099/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Northern Ireland – Russia qualifier rescheduled ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2057468/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:10:00 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[Northern Ireland undone by late Israel goals]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2048488/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:12:00 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[Windsor Park qualifier off]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044211/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Northern Ireland's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Russia has fallen foul of the weather for the second time in 24 hours, with hostile conditions rendering Windsor Park unplayable.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:06:00 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[Capello sees Belfast as Russia's toughest test]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2035613/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Healy saves point for Northern Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1900961/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Northern Ireland's hopes of reaching Brazil 2014 look to be waning after a 1-1 with Azerbaijan draw at Windsor Park left them four points short of second place, despite David Healy's late equalising goal.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Postiga saves Portuguese blushes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785827/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Northern Ireland came close to a stunning victory in Portugal after Niall McGinn's first-half strike, but Helder Postiga rescues a FIFA World Cup™ qualifying point ten minutes from time on Cristiano Ronaldo's 100th appearance.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:09:00 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[Bento expects regular Ronaldo despite century]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785535/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will be just his usual self when he earns his 100th cap for his country, according to coach Paulo Bento, as they look to recover from Friday's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying defeat.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:21:00 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[Luxembourg strike late to deny Northern Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1699875/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:41:00 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[Big guns hit ground running]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1697521/index.html?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[Northern Irish stumble in Russia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1696841/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Capello: I want to maintain Russia's spirit and style]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1696239/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fabio Capello has said he left his England post as a matter of "respect", discussed Russia's forthcoming test against Northern Ireland and his mission to help them succeed.

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Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1695910/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European qualifying fixtures announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1550609/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=All but two of the Groups in European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014 have had their fixtures finalised, with England, France, Italy and Spain starting out away to Moldova, Finland, Bulgaria and Georgia respectively.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Bento: We're not the favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1486765/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Portugal coach Paulo Bento.
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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Portugal and Russia renew rivalry]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1484867/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Group F features a couple of heavyweights in the form of Portugal and Russia who will both see themselves as destined for top spot, but the likes of Israel and Northern Ireland will look to rock the boat.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2011 07:43:00 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