<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 09 Mar 2016 13:48:00 GMTMon, 23 May 2016 10:32:12 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Urena: Goalscoring is my business]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=urena-goalscoring-is-my-business-2769370.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Costa Rica striker Marcos Urena, who recalls scoring at Brazil 2014 and looks ahead to Los Ticos' double header against Jamaica in CONCACAF Zone qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Herediano twosome step up for Ticos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=herediano-twosome-step-up-for-ticos-2741498.htmlMidfielders Randall Azofeifa and Esteban Granados chat exclusively with FIFA.com about Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez's trust in them during Russia 2018 qualifying and their success in the Costa Rican championship with Herediano.

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Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Baloy: This is our chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=baloy-this-is-our-chance-2733292.htmlLa Roja can make the final step towards the finals this time around.]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s elite enter the fray]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=concacaf-s-elite-enter-the-fray-2732099.html Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and a struggling USA all join in on CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 on Friday. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action ahead. ]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF hopefuls learn their fate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=concacaf-hopefuls-learn-their-fate-2667907.htmlFIFA.com assesses the road ahead for the region’s hopefuls. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[Ticos top group with England draw]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186484/match-report.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 18:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lambert: The World Cup is ruthless ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=lambert-the-world-cup-is-ruthless-2382226.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 12:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Exit beckons for former winners, Group C wide open ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=exit-beckons-for-former-winners-group-c-wide-open-2382101.htmlFIFA.com previews matchday 13.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brazilian love affair for Los Ticos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=brazilian-love-affair-for-los-ticos-2382089.htmlFIFA.com had the pleasure of witnessing how this mutual love affair is blossoming on Brazilian shores.]]>Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The match that made Belo Horizonte famous]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-match-that-made-belo-horizonte-famous-2380769.htmlFIFA.com hears from players, a historian and the match ball boy.]]>Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 37-40]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-37-40-2380902.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Blues for Italy, joy for Les Bleus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=coup-de-blues-et-bleu-royal-2379510-2379658.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Diaz basks in date with destiny]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=diaz-basks-in-date-with-destiny-2379174.htmlFIFA.com after Costa Rica stunned Italy to reach the Round of 16.]]>Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ruiz stuns Italy, sends Costa Rica through]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186500/match-report.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™