<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:01:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:36:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[World Cup adventure on ride to Rio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=world-cup-adventure-on-ride-to-rio-2319156.htmlFIFA.com catches up with Thompson on his incredible fundraising adventure.]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA.com launches Panini 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Online Sticker Album]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-com-launches-panini-2014-fifa-world-cup-braziltm-online-sticker-a-2319183.htmlFIFA.com has launched the Panini Online Sticker Album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to the support of Presenting Partner, Coca-Cola. 

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Example: I can't look past Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=example-can-look-past-brazili-doing-2295509.htmlFIFA.com about the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil, his memories of previous tournaments, his love of Fulham, his uncle Tony Grealish and meeting Three Lions legend Gary Lineker.]]>Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Wenger: Wilshere can make World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=wenger-expects-wilshere-make-world-cup-2294197.htmlArsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects England midfielder Jack Wilshere to recover from his hairline fracture of his foot sustained in Wednesday's friendly against Denmark in time for the FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Brazil & France shine, Argentina struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=brazil-and-france-impress-argentina-struggle-2293486.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The kick-off draws closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=100-days-2292259.htmlFIFA.com casts its eyes ahead to what awaits on 12 June.]]>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World Cup hopefuls in dress rehearsal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=world-cup-hopefuls-ready-for-dress-rehearsal-2291748.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Team Base Camps for Brazil 2014 announced]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=team-base-camps-for-brazil-2014-announced-2267880.htmlThe Team Base Camps for the 32 participating teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil have been announced. ]]>Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Walcott: We want to play the best]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=walcott-want-play-the-best-2241081.htmlTheo Walcott has no problem with England taking on the big guns at next year's FIFA World Cup and believes the Three Lions can build on their UEFA EURO 2012 experience with manager Roy Hodgson.

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Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Global reaction to the Final Draw on Twitter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=tweets-from-the-game-elite-players-2240906.htmlSat, 07 Dec 2013 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Prandelli: You don’t see three world champions together every day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=prandelli-you-don-see-three-world-champions-together-every-day-group-rea-2240753.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Group D: Tough tests in group of champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=group-tough-tests-group-champions-2240576.htmlWith former FIFA World Cup-winners Uruguay, Italy and England all competing in Group D, the outcome looks tough to call, while Costa Rica will be out to perform a heroic shock in trying to negotiate past these football giants.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Fiendish groups and dicey draws recalled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=who-afraid-the-group-death-2240028.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the toughest from previous tournaments.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hodgson: This will be very tough for us]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=hodgson-this-will-very-tough-for-2240495.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 18:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Final Draw reveals intriguing groups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=final-draw-reveals-intriguing-groups-2240026.htmlSpain, the Netherlands, Chile and Australia will make up the proverbial ‘group of death’ at the 20th FIFA World Cup, while Uruguay, Italy, England and Costa Rica will comprise another intriguing pool.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Football figures open up at the Final Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=football-figures-open-the-final-draw-2239902.htmlFIFA.com presents its readers with some selected highlights.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A team of stars for the draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=team-stars-for-the-draw-2239896.htmlThu, 05 Dec 2013 20:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[USA cruise, Mexico ride the hard road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=usa-cruise-mexico-ride-the-hard-road-2227013.htmlWed, 20 Nov 2013 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[No more 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets available in second sale period after seven hours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=more-2014-fifa-world-cup-tickets-available-second-sale-period-after-seve-2222446.htmlMon, 11 Nov 2013 21:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Second ticketing sales window now open]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=second-ticketing-sales-window-open-monday-2220909.htmlMore than 220,000 tickets for Brazil 2014 will be up for grabs when the next sales window opens at 12:00 CET / 9:00 Brasilia time on Monday, 11 November.

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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[One month to go: Costa do Sauipe gears up for the Final Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=one-month-costa-sauipe-gears-for-the-final-draw-2219432.htmlWed, 06 Nov 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Joy for Honduras as USA rescue Mexico]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=honduras-usa-save-mexico-devastate-panama-2197001.htmlFIFA.com for a look at a wild final day in the CONCACAF hexagonal.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 05:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[All to play for in tense Hexagonal finale]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=all-play-for-tense-hexagonal-finale-2195807.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Hero Jimenez keeps Mexico’s dream alive]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=hero-jimenez-keeps-mexico-dream-alive-2195823.html
Following his breathtaking goal for Mexico against Panama in Brazil 2014 qualifying, FIFA.com chatted to Raul Jimenez ahead of El Tri’s decisive clash with Costa Rica.

 

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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[USA scale summit as Mexico hang on ]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=usa-scale-summit-mexico-hang-2194834.htmlSat, 12 Oct 2013 05:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Honduras edge closer with Costa Rica win]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=honduras-edge-closer-with-costa-rica-win-2194829.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 23:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[More Mexico drama as Hexagonal winds down ]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=more-mexico-drama-hexagonal-winds-down-2193148.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at this Friday's penultimate contests with special attention paid to Mexico's monumental woes.]]>Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Qualification scenarios explained]]>//news/y=2013/m=10/news=qualification-scenarios-explained-2193264.htmlWith nine teams, as well as the hosts, having secured their place in Brazil for next summer's FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com takes a look at the eight sides that could be joining them on Friday.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Mission accomplished for Borges, Costa Rica]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=mission-accomplished-for-borges-and-costa-rica-2175388.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, AIK Stockholm star Celso Borges gave his verdict on Los Ticos securing their place at Brazil 2014, speaking of the importance of next year's finals after missing South Africa 2010.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Costa Rica's five keys to qualifying]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=costa-rica-five-keys-qualifying-2169831.htmlFIFA.com looks at five key components to their successful qualifying bid.]]>Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:46:37 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[USA, Ticos stamp ticket, Mexico despair ]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=usa-ticos-stamp-tickets-amid-mexican-despair-2172104.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 04:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico limp to Clasico as duo eye berths ]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=mexico-limp-clasico-duo-eye-qualification-2169509.htmlMon, 09 Sep 2013 13:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Disaster at Azteca as big two toppled]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=disaster-azteca-big-two-toppled-2169107.htmlUSA fell from top spot in CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014 after their winning run came to an end in Costa Rica, while Mexico’s nightmare campaign continued with a defeat against Honduras at the fabled Azteca.

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Sat, 07 Sep 2013 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[USA roll as Mexico face Azteca stress]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=rampant-usa-roll-mexico-face-azteca-stress-2159840.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 04:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Jones at home in the American trenches ]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=jones-home-the-american-trenches-2167449.htmlFIFA.com about feeling both German and American, his hopes of helping the Stars and Stripes reach Brazil 2014, and coming up the hard way.]]>Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:50:15 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Umana: We've worked incredibly hard]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=umana-worked-incredibly-hard-2160430.htmlCosta Rica defender Michael Umana spoke to FIFA.com about his team's defensive strength and their upcoming tests, with Los Ticos second in CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014. 

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Sun, 01 Sep 2013 02:29:03 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Donovan returns as USA eye Brazil 2014]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=8/news=donovan-returns-usa-eye-brazil-2014-2159486.htmlFri, 30 Aug 2013 01:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Schaefer: We daren’t lose to Panama]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=8/news=schaefer-daren-lose-panama-2155418.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to the much-travelled Winfried Schaefer about his new task as Jamaica's head coach, why he likes his job and his plans for the future.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:14:25 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Stars and Stripes soar as Ticos keep pace]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=6/news=stars-and-stripes-streak-ticos-keep-pace-2112644.html ]]>Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[USA, Costa Rica aim to increase gap]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=6/news=usa-costa-rica-aim-increase-gap-2110403.htmlMon, 17 Jun 2013 09:27:49 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Azteca misery for Mexico as USA soar ]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=6/news=azteca-misery-for-mexico-states-soar-2106223.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2013 05:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Home comforts await Mexico, USA]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=6/news=home-comforts-await-mexico-usa-2105046.htmlMon, 10 Jun 2013 12:33:43 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Lucky seven for leading Hexagonal trio ]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=6/news=lucky-seven-for-leading-hexagonal-trio-2104451.htmlSat, 08 Jun 2013 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[No summer holiday for Hexagonal hopefuls]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=6/news=summer-holiday-for-hexagonal-hopefuls-2103210.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at Friday’s first matchday.]]>Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Bengtson: Honduras ready to fight for it]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=6/news=bengtson-honduras-ready-fight-for-2102331.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Honduras forward Jerry Bengtson, one of the players central to Los Catrachos' hopes of reaching Brazil 2014.]]>Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Culture shock kick-starts Gamboa's career]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=5/news=culture-shock-kick-starts-gamboa-career-2084012.htmlAfter leaving his homeland of Costa Rica back in 2010, Christian Gamboa found Norway a shock to the system, but now settled in Europe, the Rosenborg midfielder believes he can help Los Ticos to Brazil 2014.

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Fri, 24 May 2013 11:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Panama, Costa Rica win as USA survive Azteca]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=3/news=panama-costa-rica-win-usa-survive-azteca-2049524.htmlWed, 27 Mar 2013 06:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Statement on USA-Costa Rica]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=3/news=statement-usa-costa-rica-2047675.htmlTue, 26 Mar 2013 14:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[All eyes on CONCACAF’s clasico]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=3/news=all-eyes-concacaf-clasico-2044738.htmlMon, 25 Mar 2013 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico meltdown as USA remain cool]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=3/news=mexico-meltdown-usa-remain-cool-2043396.htmlSat, 23 Mar 2013 05:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Take two for New World giants]]>/nccamerica/news/y=2013/m=3/news=take-two-for-new-world-giants-2035765.htmlWith only a point to share between them, CONCACAF giants USA and Mexico get back to qualifying action this week, with the pressure on to find their feet. FIFA.com takes a closer look at Matchday 2 of the Hexagonal stage.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone