<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2013 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Oct 2013 07:46:00 GMTWed, 16 Oct 2013 15:30:18 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[Xhaka ends Slovenian hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2196259/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:37:00 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[Switzerland's route to Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2195217/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=11 October seems to be a favourable date for Switzerland to qualify for international competitions. FIFA.com looks back at the La Nati's route to the FIFA World Cup™ in the words of the Swiss players and coaches.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:13:00 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[Swiss book Brazilian adventure]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2194170/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Xherdan Shaqiri and Michael Lang secured Switzerland a 2-1 win away to Albania that sealed their presence at the 20th FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:39:00 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[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[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[Gudmundsson hat-trick caps comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2168884/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:51:00 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[Shaqiri: I want to be a leader]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2149428/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2104446/index.html?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/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2103404/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Cyprus frustrate leaders Switzerland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2044348/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Switzerland spurned the chance to go four points clear in Group E as Cyprus held them to a 0-0 draw in Nicosia, with both sides having chances to win the match.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:14:00 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[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[FIFA Disciplinary Committee suspends Ottmar Hitzfeld for two official matches]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1932897/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![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[Swiss move clear with Iceland victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1785773/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:28:00 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[Russia, Belgium impress as groups take shape]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1784590/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Swiss, Norway share spoils ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1784262/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1783048/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Powerhouses make steady progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1700155/index.html?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[Shaqiri, Inler supply Swiss victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1699797/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Xherdan Shaqiri and Gorkhan Inler struck in either half to give Switzerland a 2-0 victory over Albania, seeing them claim a 100 per cent start following their first two FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers.

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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1698641/index.html?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/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1697521/index.html?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[Ten-man Switzerland claim win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1697247/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1695910/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Barnetta: A third World Cup would be sensational]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1688964/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about why he joined Schalke, how he's settled in there and the club's goals for 2012/13, as well as his dream of representing Switzerland at Brazil 2014.]]>Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[European qualifying fixtures announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1550609/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=All 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[Olsen: It could have been worse]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1487600/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att="Things could have turned worse for us, even though getting Cyprus and Iceland out of pots five and six will make it a tricky group," Egil Olsen, Norway coach.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2011 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Trio targeting top spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1484810/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The race for first place promises to be an enthralling tussle as Group E pits together three sides – Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland – in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking top 30.

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Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Drama and derbies await in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1483801/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone