<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 16 Sep 2014 15:54:00 GMTFri, 05 Dec 2014 17:09:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Pinto, the man who made Costa Rica fly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=pinto-the-man-who-made-costa-rica-fly-2440393.htmlFormer Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his 2014 FIFA World Cup™ experience with Los Ticos, his goalkeeping hero Keylor Navas and his own future.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Coaches reflect on Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=coaches-reflect-on-brazil-2014-2439107.htmlFIFA invited coaches and directors of football from the member associations of the CONCACAF and CONMEBOL zones to Panama for a two-day conference, and FIFA.com was on hand to speak with several coaches from Brazil 2014.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Gerrard retires from England duty]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=England captain Steven Gerrard has called time on his international career after 114 appearances for the Three Lions, meaning his final game for his country came at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Costa Rica.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[World champions Germany on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=7/news=world-champions-germany-on-top-2406169.htmlThu, 17 Jul 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The World Cup's top social moments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=the-world-cup-s-top-social-moments-2406128.htmlSeveral milestones were reached and records set at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on the pitch, but the presence of social media added another layer to the historic tournament. FIFA.com looks at five significant social media moments.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Germans reign as Brazil thrills the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=germans-reign-as-brazil-thrills-the-world-2404806.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a classic FIFA World Cup, with Brazil 2014 having served up upsets, controversy, thrilling football and outstanding goals before culminating in a landmark Maracana triumph for Germany.]]>Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[48 stars in the Brazilian sky]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=48-stars-in-the-brazilian-sky-2405540.htmlMore than four million votes were cast for the Budweiser Man of the Match awards during the course of Brazil 2014, with 48 different players picking up the accolade. Leading the way was Lionel Messi with four. 

 

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Finalists in contention for Golden Glove ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=finalists-in-contention-for-golden-glove-2403278.htmlFri, 11 Jul 2014 19:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=GoldenGloveStoryKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Navas ties Messi at the summit]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=navas-ties-messi-at-the-summit-2401323.htmlMon, 07 Jul 2014 19:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Penalty tips and strategies]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=estrategias-para-los-doce-pasos-2401168-2401321.htmlPenalties have come to the fore ever since substitute Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul knocked out Costa Rica. FIFA.com speaks with players, goalkeepers and coaches about their own recipes for spot-kick success. 

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Who has been your top goalkeeper?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=who-has-been-your-top-goalkeeper-2401216.htmlFIFA.com wants you to let us know your opinion.]]>Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kuyt: We're one team with one goal ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=kuyt-we-re-one-team-with-one-goal-2400969.htmlFIFA about the pressures of the penalty shootout, the strength of the Netherlands squad and the challenge of facing Argentina in the FIFA World Cup semi-finals.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Krul: I told penalty takers I knew their plan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=krul-i-told-penalty-takers-i-knew-their-plan-2400793.html​FIFA.com​ hears the immediate post-match reaction of Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul after he entered the action in tense circumstances to help his country overcome Costa Rica on penalties and reach the semi-finals.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A job very well done for tired Ticos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=a-job-very-well-done-for-tired-ticos-2400800.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Tenacity triumphs as last four completed ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=tenacity-triumphs-as-last-four-completed-2400196.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from another dramatic day at Brazil 2014.]]>Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sub Krul wins shoot-out for Dutch]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255953/match=300186488/match-report.htmlSat, 05 Jul 2014 23:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Guimaraes: Costa Rica deserve to be here]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=guimaraes-costa-rica-deserve-to-be-here-2399828.htmlTico midfielder Celso Borges and a veteran of three FIFA World Cups as a player and coach, Alexandre Guimaraes spoke to FIFA.com about the progress the Costa Rican game is making.]]>Sat, 05 Jul 2014 02:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Favourites look to pull rank]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=favourites-look-to-pull-rank-2399469.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ruiz: We want more]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=ruiz-we-want-more-subbed-2398927.htmlFIFA.com talks to captain Bryan Ruiz about Costa Rica's incredible run, a last-eight date with a familiar Dutch side, and his desire to keep the Tico dream alive here in Brazil.]]>Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Van Gaal: We're not a great side]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=van-gaal-we-re-not-a-great-side-2399333.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Costa Rica fairytale faces Dutch reckoning]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=costa-rica-fairytale-faces-dutch-reckoning-2398742.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ticos' Campbell growing up fast ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=tico-campbell-growing-up-fast-2397995.htmlHe may be the youngest player in a Costa Rican side making history in Brazil but Joel Campbell is playing like an old pro and FIFA.com caught up with the No9 and his veteran team-mates to learn more about this young Tico who is learning his trade on the job.

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 59 and 60]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=referee-designations-for-matches-59-and-60-2398368.htmlThu, 03 Jul 2014 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Striker shoot-out as quarter-finals begin]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=striker-shoot-out-as-quarter-finals-begin-2398229.htmlThu, 03 Jul 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Robben: We are on a mission]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=robben-we-are-on-a-mission-2396909.htmlFIFA hears from Arjen Robben, one of the Netherlands' stars so far at Brazil 2014 about the Mexico match, Louis van Gaal and the upcoming quarter-final clash with Costa Rica. ]]>Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Which four teams will reach the semis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=which-four-teams-will-reach-the-semis-2395884.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which quartet you think will win the France-Germany,
Brazil-Colombia, Argentina-Belgium and Netherlands-Costa Rica quarter-finals.]]>
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Costa Rica gripped by football fever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=costa-rica-gripped-by-football-fever-2390925.htmlTicos making history in Brazil, it was a Monday like no other in Costa Rica. as FIFA.com discovers.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi, Rodriguez and keepers thrive]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-rodriguez-and-keepers-thrive-2390432.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 18:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Miller injury doubt for Costa Rica]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=miller-injury-doubt-for-costa-rica-2390645.htmlRoy Miller could miss Costa Rica's quarter-final tie against the Netherlands. 

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Karagounis quits international football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=karagounis-quits-international-football-2390402.htmlGiorgos Karagounis retires from representing and captaining Greece after winning 139 caps.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Memory serves nerveless Navas well]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=memory-serves-nerveless-navas-well-2390321.htmlGoalkeeper Keylor Navas tells FIFA how his memories of training with an old team-mate helped him make history with Costa Rica.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[A cool first and a historic triumph]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=a-cool-first-and-a-historic-triumph-2390305.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 02:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Pinto revels in Costa Rica success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=pinto-revels-in-costa-rica-success-2390328.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 01:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Navas-inspired Ticos win shootout, reach quarters]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255951/match=300186459/match-report.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Santos wants Greek dream to continue]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=santos-wants-greek-dream-to-continue-2389271.htmlGreece coach Fernando Santos has encouraged his team to "create history" as they aim to stretch their FIFA World Cup™ run into the quarter-finals by beating Costa Rica on Sunday.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Fab four to become terrific two]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=fab-four-to-become-terrific-two-2388325.htmlSun, 29 Jun 2014 00:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The first phase in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-first-phase-in-tweets-2388679.htmlFIFA.com looks at the best tweets from the group stage.]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Pinto: Costa Rica must think big]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=pinto-costa-rica-must-think-big-2388990.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bolanos: Football makes me feel young]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=bolanos-football-makes-me-feel-young-2388179.htmlFIFA.com about Costa Rica's charge into the Round of 16, why they are hungrier than they have been at previous tournaments and why his job makes him feel like a kid. ]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 51 and 52]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-51-and-52-2388292.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 13:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Marin: Costa Rica must score first]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=marin-costa-rica-must-score-first-2388235.htmlTechnical assistant Luis Marin says Costa Rica must score first against Greece ahead of their Round of 16 clash and says Los Ticos have also been anticipating penalties. 

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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[The World Cup group stage in quotes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-world-cup-group-stage-in-quotes-2388217.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 00:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[CONCACAF and Africa enter brave new world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=concacaf-and-africa-enter-brave-new-world-2388146.html​FIFA.com​ reflects on how representatives from CONCACAF and Africa are setting new standards for their regions at Brazil 2014.]]>Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Djorkaeff: France are building something]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=djorkaeff-france-are-building-something-2388165.htmlFIFA.com about his country's chances at this edition, the importance of the collective for a team and the downfall of Spain.]]>Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Shaw: I'm excited about England's future ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=shaw-i-m-excited-about-england-s-future-2385494.html FIFA.com about his first FIFA World Cup experience and why England have plenty to be positive about despite a frustrating Brazil 2014 campaign.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Tejeda: We didn't expect Greece]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=tejeda-we-didn-t-expect-greece-2385373.htmlYeltsin Tejeda says Costa Rica have been forced to re-think their match preparation, as they did not expect to face Greece in the Round of 16.

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Wilshere: We all respect Hodgson]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=wilshere-we-all-respect-hodgson-2385077.htmlJack Wilshere says the England players are behind manager Roy Hodgson after their FIFA World Cup exit and has his sights set on the upcoming Euro 2016. 

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Santos: No taking Costa Rica lightly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=santos-no-taking-costa-rica-lightly-2384955.htmlGreece coach Fernando Santos says 'group of death' winners Costa Rica are not to be underestimated by his squad in the Round of 16 clash between the two sides

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Late goals decisive on big day for keepers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=late-goals-decisive-on-big-day-for-keepers-2384705.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 00:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Borges: I'm proud to have emulated my dad ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=borges-i-m-proud-to-have-emulated-my-dad-2384235.htmlFIFA.com about the advice his father, Alexandre Borges Guimaraes - who helped Los Ticos make history at Italy 1990 - has given him en route to their latest landmark achievement. ]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lampard: Young players will benefit from experience]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=lampard-young-players-will-benefit-from-experience-2384526.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 21:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™