<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Nov 2013 15:10:00 GMTWed, 12 Feb 2014 07:24:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Portugal’s qualification in numbers ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[France, Ronaldo shine to book Brazil berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a thrilling conclusion to European qualifying for Brazil 2014 headlined by Cristiano Ronaldo's scene-stealing hat-trick and France's dramatic comeback.]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick in a thrilling FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off second leg to see Portugal qualify for Brazil 2014. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, but Ronaldo's heroics saw his team win 4-2 on aggregate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic versus Ronaldo in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com compares the two players' remarkable statistics.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Last chance for Europe's hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the second legs.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Greece in control, France face uphill task]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action from the FIFA World Cup European zone qualifying play-offs. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a crucial goal, Greece took control over Romania and France slipped to a 2-0 defeat in Ukraine.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Ronaldo edges Portugal ahead]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal the initiative in their FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Sweden with a late header as Paulo Bento's emerged with a 1-0 victory from a tense affair in Lisbon.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Olsson: Zlatan is on another level ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the upcoming play-off against Portugal, his captain's place among the game's elite players and life in the English Premier League.]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for play-off showdowns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ibrahimovic: I've never played better]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he has "never played better", but knows a fully-committed team effort is required to beat Portugal in their FIFA World Cup qualifier play-off. 

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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Paulo Bento: Ronaldo will shape an era]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about qualification, his side's shortcomings and Cristiano Ronaldo's talent.]]>Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who will win the European play-offs?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which four teams you expect to progress to Brazil 2014 from the Portugal-Sweden, Ukraine-France, Greece-Romania and Iceland-Croatia ties.]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Coaches react to play-off draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to the coaches who attended the FIFA World Cup qualifying draw for the European play-off matches, with Portugal-Sweden and Ukraine-France the standout ties.]]>Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Portugal win but settle for play-offs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Israel equaliser devastates Portugal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Ronaldo: Portugal will top their group]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cristiano Ronaldo believes Portugal will beat Israel and Luxembourg to qualify automatically for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. 

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[European play-off draw LIVE on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Cedric, Almeida get Portugal call]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Portugal coach Paulo Bento called up defenders Cedric Soares and Andre Almeida for the first time as they chase Russia in Group F in their final two FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 

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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Italy, Netherlands reach promised land]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?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?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?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Duo called into Portugal squad, Ronaldo doubtful]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Anthony Lopes and Adrien Silva have replaced Beto and Ruben Micael, while Cristiano Ronaldo recovers from a painful thigh injury ahead of Portugal's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland. 

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Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Moutinho: Failure is not an option]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fresh from helping Porto win their third straight title and then signing for Monaco, Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho spoke to FIFA.com about their crunch Brazil 2014 qualifier with Russia.

 

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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Capello eyes win over Portugal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fabio Capello wants nothing less than a win against Portugal in their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier to help Russia reach the finals in Brazil next year.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Portugal rally to see off ten-man Azerbaijan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?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[Coentrao snatches draw in Israel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Pressure on in Europe as Brazil 2014 draws nearer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to today's 24 qualifying matches in Europe, with the meeting of Croatia and Serbia just one of several tasty encounters in prospect.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 06:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Hemed eyes next step for Israel]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the team's development and chances of making it all the way to a major tournament.]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Duo remain perfect, France troubling Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com?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[Postiga saves Portuguese blushes]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?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?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?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 claim slender win over Portugal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Capello: We must be ready to win a big match]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Group favourites Portugal, Russia clash in Moscow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ronaldo likely to be fit for Portugal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Capello omits Arshavin, Pogrebnyak]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fabio Capello has revealed his 24-man squad for Russia's FIFA World Cup qualifiers this month, with Andrey Arshavin and Pavel Pogrebnyak both missing out.

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Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>http://www.fifa.com?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