<![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 05:56:42 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[Dutch shatter Turkish play-off dreams]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196248/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Townsend grounded amid Robben comparisons]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195820/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:16:00 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[Van Gaal hails Van Persie]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195098/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal paid tribute to Robin van Persie after the Manchester United forward became his country's all-time leading scorer with his hat-trick against Hungary in FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Egervari resigns after record defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195079/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Hungary coach Sandor Egervari has resigned after his side's record 8-1 defeat to the Netherlands in Amsterdam in FIFA World Cup qualifying European Group D.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:58:00 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[Eight-goal Oranje dent Hungary hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194168/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:44:00 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[Van Gaal gives Oranje a new coat of paint]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2175270/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look.]]>Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:36:00 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[RVP fires Oranje to Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169543/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:49:27 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[Van Persie saves Netherlands in Estonia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2168853/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=On the brink of Estonia ending Netherlands' unbeaten record in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, Robin Van Persie struck a 94th-minute penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw for the Dutch keeping their lead in Group D firmly in tact.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:17:00 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[Blind: I owe my dad an awful lot]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2158434/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The name Blind has been one of the most recognisable monikers in the Dutch game over recent decades and now Daley is following in the footsteps of his famous father Danny by also playing for Ajax and the Netherlands.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:45:04 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Dutch win delights Van Gaal]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2049823/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After their 4-0 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying win over Romania, Netherlands coach expressed his delight at his team's performance and waxed lyrical about Robin van Persie's two-goal showing.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:09:00 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[Van Persie fires Dutch to victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2048417/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Robin van Persie grabbed a second-half brace to guide the Netherlands to a 4-0 victory over Romania and extend their remarkable winning streak to 14 games. Rafael van der Vaart and Jeremain Lens grabbed the other goals.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:44:00 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[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[Coasting Dutch record thirteenth win running]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2042292/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands recorded their thirteenth back-to-back FIFA World Cup™ qualifying win, beating Estonia 3-0 in Amsterdam, leaving them five points clear at the top of Group D.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Van Gaal recalls Sneijder, summons three new faces]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2025614/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:10:00 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[Lens: Win puts us in driving seat]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1787275/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:42:00 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[Netherlands maintain winning record]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785757/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Group D's two unblemished records clashed in Bucharest as Romania hosted leaders the Netherlands, but three goals in the first-half set the visitors on their way to a 4-1 victory.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:44:00 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[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[Dutch put three past Andorra]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1784238/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:15:00 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[Van Gaal brings back Van der Vaart]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1746282/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[De Jong: I know my place in Dutch squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1714342/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about adapting to life in the Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach’s targets and his own personal goals with the Netherlands.]]>Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Van Gaal calms RVP fears]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1700479/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:59:00 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[Lens double leads Dutch to victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1699654/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Heitinga: Dutch cannot dwell]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1698781/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:29:00 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[Krul injury blow for Netherlands]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1698359/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Netherlands will have to do without goalkeeper Tim Krul for their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Turkey after the Newcastle United No1 suffered an elbow injury.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Youngsters frustrate Van Gaal despite win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1697847/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=While he expressed his satisfaction at an opening win in their quest to reach Brazil 2014, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal revealed some frustration with the performances of some of his young side.

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Sat, 08 Sep 2012 11:35:00 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[Van Persie helps Oranje to victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1697312/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Avci upbeat ahead of qualifying campaign]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1696275/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Turkey coach Abdullah Avci is hoping his positive outlook will rub off on his players as they open their FIFA World Cup qualifying programme against Netherlands tomorrow night.

 

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Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:24:00 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[Van Persie: I am available for any position]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1695095/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Robin van Persie, who was left on the bench for the Netherlands' most recent friendly, has revealed he has had a positive chat with coach Louis van Gaal and that he is happy to play anywhere for his country.

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Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Van Gaal returns to Dutch hot-seat]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1661051/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal was appointed Friday as the Dutch national squad's new coach following Bert van Marwijk's resignation.

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Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Egervari: Netherlands are favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1487603/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att="The battle for second should be tough, with Turkey, Romania and Hungary all involved. Taking into account our recent results, I think we’ve got a chance." Hungary coach Sandor Egervari

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Sat, 06 Aug 2011 20:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Rocky road for the Netherlands]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1484753/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:08:00 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