<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2013 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Oct 2013 07:46:00 GMTThu, 14 Nov 2013 22:42:57 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[Spain sink Georgia, secure qualification]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Spain will defend their FIFA World Cup™ crown after finishing atop Group I with a 2-0 win over Georgia that secured La Roja's place at Brazil 2014 thanks to goals from Alvaro Negredo and Juan Mata.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Del Bosque expects enjoyable Brazil 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195957/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Spain coach Vicente del Bosque believes the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be a more enjoyable experience than the holders' qualification journey.  

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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:22:00 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[In-form Negredo eyes Brazil berth]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195604/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Del Bosque: We need more goals]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195042/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Speaking after his side's narrow 2-1 win over Belarus, Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque said his side need to go looking for more goals and admitted that Swansea City forward Michu had a "difficult game" on his debut.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 08:23:00 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[Xavi and Negredo edge Spain closer]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194768/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Goals from captain Xavi and Alvaro Negredo put Spain to within a point of a guaranteed spot at next summer's FIFA World Cup, as Vicente Del Bosque's side overcame a stubborn Belarus team 2-1.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:01:00 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[Azpilicueta: I'm an ambitious player]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2179035/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com, Chelsea and Spain right-back Cesar Azpilicueta discussed adapting to English football, carving out a niche with La Roja and his Brazil 2014 ambition.]]>Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=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[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[Isco, Silva set to miss Chile friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169739/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:40:00 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[Spain win in Finland to stride towards Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2168402/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:18:26 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[Del Bosque decided on keeper, talks injuries]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2167800/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Xavi, Villa in as Torres, Mata miss out]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2159682/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Vicente del Bosque recalled Xavi and David Villa to the Spain squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Finland, while there was no place for Chelsea duo Juan Mata and Fernando Torres.

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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Ronaldo: Spain are the big favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2062974/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ramos: Fans' criticism hurt]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2049864/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sergio Ramos has admitted the criticism Spain received from fans after their FIFA World Cup™ draw with Finland hurt, but he was very pleased to climb back to the top of Group I with their win over France.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Deschamps: Spain are the best]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2049785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:37:00 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[Spain edge crucial win in Paris]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2047948/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Iniesta versus Ribery in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2047388/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com juxtaposes the pair.]]>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Del Bosque calls for calm]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044969/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Deschamps cautious, Pique unphased ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044887/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=France coach Didier Deschamps still believes that Spain are the best team in the world ahead of their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier after the world champions' draw with Finland, a result which Gerard Pique is taking in his stride.

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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:45:00 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[Cazorla: We can’t afford to slip up]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044709/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= La Roja midfielder Santi Cazorla insists he still has “total faith”.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 03:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Cazorla: It makes no sense to doubt Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044584/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla has insisted that "it makes no sense" for the FIFA World Cup™-holders' detractors to doubt them, despite back-to-back draws in qualifying Group I.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Alba to miss France game]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044312/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Jordi Alba has been ruled out of Spain's crucial FIFA World Cup™ qualifier with France after suffering a hamstring injury during the 1-1 draw with Finland.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Lack of precision frustrates Del Bosque]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044085/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 23 Mar 2013 03:29:00 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[Spain draw, slip to second]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2042798/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Reigning champions Spain dropped two priceless points in their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign as they were held to a shock draw with Finland at the El Molinon stadium in Gijon.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[ A century to remember for Ramos]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044217/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:24:00 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/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2040111/index.html?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[Ramos: We cannot live in the past]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2039439/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=WIth a crucial week in their quest to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, Sergio Ramos - who is set to become Spain's youngest player to earn 100 caps - insists the world champions must not live in the past.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Busquets: Barça and Real players are in the same ship]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2038921/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[De Gea: United have made me a better goalkeeper]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2037902/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ramos: I want to be in Spain's history books]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2035675/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Del Bosque denies negative selection]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2031557/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has dismissed suggestions that his squad for crucial FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers against Finland and France is lacking in forwards.

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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[France summon Varane, Remy and Pogba for Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2030392/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:00:00 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[In-form Negredo eyes Spain recall]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1790275/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Alvaro Negredo, who has not been called up by Spain for their last five matches, hopes his scoring spree for Sevilla prompts Vicente Del Bosque to recall him.

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Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Del Bosque rues injury disruptions]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1786828/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:23:00 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[Giroud ends Spain's remarkable run]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785825/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Pedro: France will be tough]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785503/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Pedro Rodriguez believes Spain's FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against France will be a big challenge for the reigning champions, despite Les Bleus' defeat to Japan last week.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:25:00 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[Pedro spurs surging Spaniards past Belarus ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1784133/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone