<![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[Deschamps: It's the magic of football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[France stun Ukraine to reach finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After being two goals down from the first-leg, France produced a stunning 3-0 win in Paris to beat Ukraine on aggregate and reach the FIFA World Cup finals, with Mamadou Sakho and Karim Benzema  both scoring. 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Tymoschuk: Ribery deserves Ballon d’Or ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:31:00 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[Deschamps: Ukraine are a solid side]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=France coach Didier Deschamps said that his side failed to cope with Ukraine's physical approach in their FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off first leg, and lamented Laurent Koscielny's late red card.

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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:35:00 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[France in trouble, Ukraine at the double]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:01:00 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[Ribery: France have to be in Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As France prepare to take on Ukraine, Franck Ribery spoke to FIFA.com about the pressure facing Les Bleus ahead of their play-off, Bayern Munich competing at the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA Ballon d'Or and more.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Devic: France are one of the world's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his testing trip to prominence, learning from Andriy Shevchenko, Metalist Kharkiv's impressive progress and Ukraine's play-off with France for a FIFA World Cup place.]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Deschamps: No room for doubt]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=France coach Didier Deschamps insists his players are primed for action and says there's no room for doubt or questioning ahead of his team's FIFA World Cup play-off against Ukraine. 

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:41:00 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[Ukraine hit eight but settle for play-offs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:30:00 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[Yarmolenko lifts Ukraine, crushes Poland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:24:00 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[Lewandowski: We have to attack]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, widely regarded as one of the best forwards in the world.]]>Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:05:00 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[Peru and Ukraine appeals granted suspensive effect ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News<![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[England draw in Ukraine to stay top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:07:30 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[Lampard's hard road to century milestone]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Sep 2013 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Walcott wants ruthless England]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England winger Theo Walcott has said he wants the side to be ruthless in their quest for FIFA World Cup qualification, starting in Kiev on Tuesday against European Group H rivals Ukraine.

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Sat, 07 Sep 2013 12:26:00 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[Ukraine put nine past San Marino]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:13:55 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[Cahill: Defence isn’t England’s weakness]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Tymoschuk: We can reach Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com he is setting his sights on Brazil 2014, with passage well within their grasp.]]>Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:56:00 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[Ukraine open up group with big win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ukraine moved firmly into FIFA World Cup™ qualifying contention with a comfortable win against Montenegro in Podogrica which blows Group H wide open.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:40:00 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[Ukraine see off Moldova fightback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Khacheridi earned Ukraine all three points against Moldova in their FIFA World Cup qualifying match, but only after the visitors had so nearly caused an upset in Odessa.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Pyatov: Germany was like a fairytale ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite a slow start to FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, Ukraine registered a vital 3-1 win over Poland on Friday and goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov tells FIFA.com he is desperate to qualify for Brazil after reaching the quarter-finals at Germany 2006.

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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:28:00 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[Ukraine rebound with crucial victory in Poland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Savic: We need all three points]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Stefan Savic believes Montenegro need to claim all three points against Moldova, believing they must remain focussed, while England are suffering a defensive crisis and the UEFA EURO 2012 hosts meet in Group H.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Polanski eyes 'emotion and adrenaline' in Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of Poland’s Brazil 2014 qualifying matches against Ukraine and San Marino, FIFA.com caught up with Roman Polanski, who is eager to sample a FIFA World Cup after experiencing UEFA EURO 2012 in his homeland.

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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Tymoschuk: Reaching Brazil would be a big plus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with evergreen Ukraine captain Anatoliy Tymoschuk who, after featuring at UEFA EURO 2012 on home soil, hopes to lead his nation through a period of regeneration to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.]]>Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=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[Damjanovic fires Montenegro to victory in Kiev]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Drincic targets three points in Kiev]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nikola Drincic is full of confidence ahead of Montenegro's trip to Kiev where they will face Ukraine in their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier, though he expects a backlash following the hosts' draw with Moldova.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:54:00 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[Stalemate for Ukraine, Moldova]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:38:00 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