<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Oct 2013 07:46:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:55:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=ten-pivotal-moments-european-qualifying-2196854.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=bosnians-make-history-iceland-keep-dream-alive-2196919.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain sink Georgia, secure qualification]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=spain-sink-georgia-secure-qualification-2196245.htmlSpain 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=del-bosque-expects-enjoyable-brazil-2014-2195957.htmlSpain 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[In-form Negredo eyes Brazil berth]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=form-negredo-keen-take-his-chance-2195604.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 00:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Del Bosque: We need more goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=del-bosque-need-more-goals-2195042.htmlSpeaking 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Xavi and Negredo edge Spain closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=xavi-and-negredo-edge-spain-closer-2194768.htmlGoals 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684.htmlBelgium, 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=european-play-off-draw-live-fifa-com-2192042.htmlEurope 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=azpilicueta-ambitious-player-2179035.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=italy-netherlands-reach-promised-land-2172065.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=isco-silva-set-miss-chile-friendly-2169739.htmlMon, 09 Sep 2013 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium in touching distance, France held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=belgium-within-touching-distance-france-stutter-2169009.htmlSat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710.htmlThu, 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=del-bosque-decided-keeper-talks-injuries-2167800.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Ronaldo: Spain are the big favourites]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=ronaldo-spain-are-the-big-favourites-2062974.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2013 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain triumph, Montenegro hold firm]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-triumph-montenegro-hold-firm-2049530.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-edge-crucial-win-paris-2047948.htmlTue, 26 Mar 2013 22:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Iniesta versus Ribery in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=iniesta-versus-ribery-numbers-2047388.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=del-bosque-calls-for-calm-2044969.htmlMon, 25 Mar 2013 14:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761.htmlFIFA.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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=cazorla-can-afford-slip-2044709.html 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[Lack of precision frustrates Del Bosque]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=lack-precision-frustrates-del-bosque-2044085.htmlSat, 23 Mar 2013 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063.htmlFIFA.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[ A century to remember for Ramos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=century-remember-for-ramos-2044217.htmlFri, 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=pressure-europe-brazil-2014-draws-nearer-2040111.htmlFIFA.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[Busquets: Barça and Real players are in the same ship]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=busquets-barca-and-real-players-are-the-same-ship-2038921.htmlWed, 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=gea-united-have-made-better-goalkeeper-2037902.htmlTue, 19 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[France summon Varane, Remy and Pogba for Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=france-summon-varane-remy-and-pogba-for-spain-2030392.htmlThu, 14 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Duo remain perfect, France troubling Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=duo-remain-perfect-france-troubling-spain-1977295.htmlFIFA.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[Sting in the tail for Germany, Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=sting-the-tail-for-germany-spain-1786911.htmlSurprise 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[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Diarra recalled, no place for Nasri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=diarra-recalled-place-for-nasri-1715504.htmlLassana Diarra has been included in Didier Deschamps' 23-man France squad for their friendly against Japan and FIFA World Cup qualifier with holders Spain this month.

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Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=powerhouses-make-steady-progress-1700155.htmlFIFA.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[Soldado spares Spanish blushes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=soldado-spares-spanish-blushes-1699502.htmlTue, 11 Sep 2012 20:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=world-champions-join-the-party-1698641.htmlFIFA.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[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910.htmlThu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Villa returns to Spain squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=8/news=villa-returns-spain-squad-1692578.htmlFri, 31 Aug 2012 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European qualifying fixtures announced]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=12/news=european-qualifying-fixtures-announced-1550609.htmlAll but two of the Groups in European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014 have had their fixtures finalised, with England, France, Italy and Spain starting out away to Moldova, Finland, Bulgaria and Georgia respectively.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Stange: Don't take Belarus lightly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=stange-don-take-belarus-lightly-1489918.htmlFIFA.com hears from Bernd Stange, the German coach currently masterminding the meteoric rise of a Belarus side currently challenging France for a place at UEFA EURO 2012.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: We can’t focus just on France]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=del-bosque-can-focus-just-france-1487414.html“I’m not euphoric but I’m not sad either. We need to accept it because that’s the way fate wanted it, and we’ll live with the consequences,” Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach.

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Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Champions draw early French test]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=champions-draw-early-french-test-1484043.htmlSun, 31 Jul 2011 16:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Drama and derbies await in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=drama-and-derbies-await-europe-1483801.htmlSun, 31 Jul 2011 00:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone