<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Nov 2013 02:11:00 GMTWed, 12 Feb 2014 07:24:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Greece stand strong in Bucharest]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Greece qualified for their third FIFA World Cup after a first-half goal from in-form Konstantinos Mitroglou was enough for Fernando Santos' men to beat Romania 4-2 on aggregate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:53:00 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[Mitroglou brace lifts Greece over Romania]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Kostas Mitroglou scored a brace to lift Greece to a 3-1 win over Romania in their FIFA World Cup play-off first leg, putting them in pole-position for claiming a spot at Brazil 2014.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:06:00 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[Piturca hoping for third time lucky ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the challenge of leading the team to the FIFA World Cup in his third spell in charge, with a play-off against Greece looming.]]>Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Greece name play-off squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[Marica double puts Romania in play-offs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:06:00 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[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[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[Tall order for Tanase]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Steaua Bucharest and Romania star Cristian Tanase spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his club's UEFA Champions League quest and his country's FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign heading into final stretch.

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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:55:00 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[Terim: We can achieve our miracle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:51:00 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[Romania beat Hungary to move second]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Two first-half strikes and an insurance goal late for Romania secured the three points against visiting Hungary, the 3-0 victory sending the Romanians second in Group D behind runaway leaders Netherlands.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:33:00 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[Niculae eyes return to Romania’s glory days]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats to experienced Romania striker Marius Niculae who says the east Europeans will be well on the way to ending a 16-year FIFA World Cup™ drought if they defeat Hungary at home next week.]]>Wed, 28 Aug 2013 05:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Dutch win delights Van Gaal]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?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?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?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[Romania late show denies Hungary]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lens: Win puts us in driving seat]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?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?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?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?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Grozav goal keeps Romania perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:00:00 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[Van Gaal brings back Van der Vaart]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?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[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<![CDATA[Four more goals for Romania]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?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[Romania begin with Estonia win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Egervari: Netherlands are favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com?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?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?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone