<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2013 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Oct 2013 07:46:00 GMTWed, 16 Oct 2013 15:30:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196854/index.html?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/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[O'Shea scores in Republic of Ireland win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196264/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Republic of Ireland ended their FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign with a 3-1 victory over Kazakhstan courtesy of strikes from captain Robbie Keane and John O'Shea's first international goal in ten years.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:38:00 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[Germany beat Irish to seal place]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194161/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low, Muller, Schurrle reflect on Germany win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194664/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:06:00 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[Matthaus: Germany are better now than in 1990]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2193312/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low: We want qualification on Friday]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2193188/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>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[Republic recall for exiled trio]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2183339/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Trapattoni and Ireland part ways]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2172389/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left his post by mutual consent after five years in charge of the side, the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:14:00 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[Svensson strikes to down Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2168754/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden veteran Anders Svensson scored on his record-equalling 143rd appearance for Sweden to deal a blow to the Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying for their first FIFA World Cup since 2002.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:49:00 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[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[Keane's hat-trick sees Ireland sink Faroes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2104381/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Robbie Keane surpassed Shay Given as Republic of Ireland's most-capped player and netted a hat-trick in his country's 3-0 win over Faroe Islands that sees the Emerald Isle remain second in Group C of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[St Ledger: Irish sights set on second]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2103340/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com hears from Sean St Ledger on Republic of Ireland's bid to hold off the challenges of Austria and Sweden to finish second in Group C behind a dominant Germany side.]]>Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:30:00 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[Ireland hold on to draw with Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2042383/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Republic of Ireland was able to hold off Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden to earn a point with a goalless draw to keep their FIFA World Cup qualifying dream alive.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:34:00 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[Irish finish strong to brush aside Faroes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785753/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:38:00 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[Ireland receive Keane boost]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785168/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Republic of Ireland have been given a boost as they look to recover from their 6-1 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying defeat to Germany with the return of captain Robbie Keane from injury.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Germany hit six past Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1784239/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:11:00 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[Trapattoni seeks new style to combat Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1782939/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger explains remarks, lauds Irish passion]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1770041/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Bastian Schweinsteiger has explained the comments he made about some of his Germany squad-mates and spoken about the fantastic atmosphere Republic of Ireland supporters create.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger returns for Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1746080/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Irish confirm Greece and Poland friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1701405/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[England to play Brazil and Ireland in 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1700520/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:53:00 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[Republic edge Kazakhs on the road ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1696909/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:26:00 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[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