<![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 07:24:44 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[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[Ibrahimovic: I like our fighting spirit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:48:00 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[Schurrle: Germany are so strong going forward]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Schurrle-inspired Germany win eight-goal thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:01:00 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[Ibra snatches Sweden play-off place]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:11:00 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[Almer: Our fate is still in our hands]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The race for second place in Group C is still wide open, with Austria's fate in their own hands providing they defeat the Faroe Islands and Sweden in their remaining encounters.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Hamren: Everything is in our hands ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his team's reputation as the European Zone's comeback kings, the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Friday's crucial FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Austria.]]>Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:29:38 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[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[Svensson strikes to down Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden veteran Anders Svensson scored on his record-equalling 143rd appearance for Sweden to deal a blow to the Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying for their first FIFA World Cup since 2002.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Lahm: Germany century is special]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:21:00 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[Coleman: A crucial month for Ireland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his unusual path to the professional game, his bronze medal-winning older brother and September's qualifiers against Sweden and Austria.]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:44:25 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[Svensson: I want Ravelli’s record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his quest to break Thomas Ravelli's national cap record, his favourite FIFA World Cup™ memories and his hopes for Brazil 2014.]]>Thu, 02 May 2013 08:29:00 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[Ireland hold on to draw with Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Republic of Ireland was able to hold off Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden to earn a point with a goalless draw to keep their FIFA World Cup qualifying dream alive.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Coleman and Wilson in Ireland squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:48:00 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['Impossible' collapse stuns Low]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There was an eerie silence in the German dressing room after Joachim Low's side drew 4-4 with Sweden despite holding a four goal lead with an hour gone, a collapse the coach said was "normally impossible".

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:48:00 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[Sweden stage superb comeback ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Low: I'm lucky to have Klose]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany coach Joachim Low is very cautious about the threats posed by Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their FIFA World Cup qualifier, but in turn he is thankful to be able to turn to Miroslav Klose to lead his line.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:08:00 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[Reus expects German pride against Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After his goal-scoring display for Germany against the Republic of Ireland, Marco Reus thinks Germany have rediscovered their former style and expects it to be on show in their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier with Sweden.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:24:00 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[Sweden survive Faroe scare]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Toivonen facing six months out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden forward Ola Toivonen looks set for as much as six months on the sidelines after tearing his hamstring in a training session ahead of their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier and has returned to PSV Eindhoven for surgery.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:41:00 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[Ibrahimovic: Best is yet to come ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels he has yet to hit peak form since his move from AC Milan to Paris Saint Germain and has a lot more to offer as the Scandinavians.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Johansson: Sweden must be more solid in defence]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Sweden's start to Brazil 2014 qualifying, their upcoming games against Faroe Islands and Germany, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his own quest for more playing time.]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Schweinsteiger explains remarks, lauds Irish passion]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bastian Schweinsteiger has explained the comments he made about some of his Germany squad-mates and spoken about the fantastic atmosphere Republic of Ireland supporters create.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone