<![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[Italy, Armenia share the spoils]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196252/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:25:00 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[Aquilani equaliser damages Danish hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194171/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:49:00 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[Olsen: We've given ourselves a chance]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2192887/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his side's rollercoaster Brazil 2014 preliminary campaign and why he has a "good feeling" ahead of their final qualifiers against Italy and Malta.]]>Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Prandelli: Italy have collective strength]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2192663/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri's collective strength has reached a new level during their successful Brazil 2014 campaign.]]>Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:15:00 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[Azzurri reaping rewards for taking risks]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2174895/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= and are making no effort to hide their ambitions ahead of Brazil 2014. FIFA.com takes a closer look a team on the rise.]]>Tue, 17 Sep 2013 07:13:00 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[Prandelli hails determined Azzurri]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2172168/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 02:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Italian fightback seizes Brazilian ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169534/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:23:39 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[Abate, Antonelli out of Italy squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169188/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Ignazio Abate and Luca Antonelli have withdrawn from the Italy squad for Tuesday's crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier, forcing coach Cesare Prandelli to call up defensive reinforcements.

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Sat, 07 Sep 2013 08:33:00 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[Gilardino edges Italy closer]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2168856/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Genoa forward Alberto Gilardino's first-half header moved Italy closer to a place at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer as they saw off Bulgaria 1-0 in Palermo.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:23:00 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[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[Balotelli sent off as Czech Republic hold Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2104237/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite being held to a scoreless draw by the Czech Republic and seeing Mario Balotelli sent off for two bookings in three minutes, Italy moved further ahead at the top of their FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Bonucci eyeing potentially crucial win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2103598/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy face Czech Republic Friday evening in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the match-up could give the Azzurri a six-point lead at the top of Group B, and defender Leonardo Bonucci is aware of the importance this match has on their Brazil 2014 hopes.

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Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:37:00 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[Barzagli in as Prandelli names Confeds squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2101283/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli was a notable inclusion as Italy coach Cesare Prandelli named a 23-man squad for the FIFA Confederations Cup and a FIFA World Cup™ qualifier away to the Czech Republic.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Buffon frustrated despite victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2049765/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gianluigi Buffon was far from happy after Italy's FIFA World Cup™ Group B qualifier match with Malta, despite a 2-0 win, but the veteran goalkeeper was happy to see Mario Balotelli becoming a consistent player.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:19:00 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[Balotelli brace sees off Malta]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2048489/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mario Balotelli continued his hot streak in front of goal with a brace to fire Italy to victory over Malta in their FIFA World Cup qualifying match. The AC Milan forward now has ten goals in nine appearances for club and country.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:02:00 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[Ankle injury sidelines Chiellini]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2038856/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Cerci handed first Italy call-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2034194/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Torino winger Alessio Cerci has been named by Italy coach Cesare Prandelli in a 27-man squad to face Brazil and Malta.

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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Duo remain perfect, France troubling Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1977295/index.html?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[Prandelli: De Rossi punishment will serve him well]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1889379/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said that his dropping of experienced midfielder Daniele De Rossi for Wednesday's friendly with France for being sent off at the weekend would teach him a lesson.

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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Prandelli pleased with Azzurri]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1787136/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:36:00 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[Ten-man Italy thump Danes ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785811/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Buffon out of Denmark clash]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785878/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:59:00 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[Prandelli: Italy showed a lot of character]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1784813/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Cesare Prandelli has expressed his satisfaction at Italy's attitude in their victory in Armenia, while Pablo Osvaldo has hailed his own commitment and Domenico Criscito has discussed wearing the blue of his country once again.

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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Russia, Belgium impress as groups take shape]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1784590/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Italy unconvincing against Armenia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1783962/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Balotelli out of Armenia clash]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1783535/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mario Balotelli will be absent from Italy's visit to Armenia in their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier after the Manchester City striker failed to recover from flu, but is expected to be ready for their match with Denmark.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Prandelli: Stakes high for Italy]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1783244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The pressure is on Italy to perform in their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier away to Armenia, coach Cesare Prandelli suggested Thursday on the eve of the Group B tie in Yerevan.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:03:00 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[Balotelli back for FIFA World Cup qualifying]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1747560/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Oct 2012 19:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Prandelli: Pirlo wants to play in 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1746170/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gli Azzurri also need young players to be introduced.]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Prandelli: We weren't at our best]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1700481/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:13:00 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[Italy make hard work of Malta]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1699870/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:48:00 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[Osvaldo taking positives despite draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1697903/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Even though Italy had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Bulgaria, striker Pablo Osvaldo said he was "half-happy" after his brace earned a point for Gli Azzurri in their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ opener. 

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Sat, 08 Sep 2012 12:41:00 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