<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 17 Apr 2014 20:49:00 GMTThu, 24 Apr 2014 16:41:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Wilson Palacios: At your service]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=wilson-palacios-at-your-service-2319437.htmlFIFA.com chatted candidly with the Stoke City holding midfielder as Brazil 2014 looms ever closer.]]>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:49:00 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.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Honduran bloodline key to World Cup hopes ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=honduran-bloodline-key-world-cup-hopes-2304017.htmlFIFA.com chatted exclusively to Allan Costly on a wide range of topics, including his country’s footballing past, its future and, of course, his son Carlo.]]>Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Noboa: Harmony is key for Ecuador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=noboa-harmony-key-for-ecuador-2292896.htmlFIFA.com about his unusual career path in Russia, and that team unity is La Tri's secret weapon as they seek a best-ever FIFA World Cup™ showing this year in Brazil.]]>Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:07:00 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[Spain headline World Cup warm-up tournament]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=spain-headline-world-cup-warm-tournament-2274771.htmlTue, 04 Feb 2014 11:15:00 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[England line up Peru, Ecuador & Honduras ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=england-line-peru-ecuador-honduras-2262024.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2014 14:32:00 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[Group E: France the favourites despite Swiss form]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=group-france-the-favourites-despite-swiss-form-2240371.htmlFIFA.com examines Group E, in which European duo Switzerland and France will hope to push past American contenders Honduras and Ecuador. ]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Rueda: That’s football and that’s life!]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=rueda-that-football-and-that-life-group-reaction-2240532.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=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[Five Honduran keys to qualifying ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=five-honduran-keys-qualifying-2197094.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at five key points along the qualifying way.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Joy for Honduras as USA rescue Mexico]]>/worldcup/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[Espinoza: We must remain focused]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=espinoza-can-take-our-foot-off-the-pedal-2195946.htmlHonduras midfielder Roger Espinoza speaks to FIFA.com about his team’s chances of qualifying for Brazil 2014 and the importance of remaining focused ahead of their final match.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[All to play for in tense Hexagonal finale]]>/worldcup/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[USA scale summit as Mexico hang on ]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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 ]]>/worldcup/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[Palacios: Hondurans are hungry at home ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=palacios-hondurans-are-hungry-home-2193474.htmlStoke City's Wilson Palacios has emerged as Honduras' beating heart in their hunt for a direct qualifying spot at Brazil 2014, and he is not ready to give up any points against Costa Rica at home. 

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Qualification scenarios explained]]>/worldcup/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[USA, Ticos stamp ticket, Mexico despair ]]>/worldcup/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 ]]>/worldcup/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[Mexico sack Chepo after Aztecazo ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=mexico-sack-chepo-after-aztecaso-2169253.htmlChepo de la Torre was fired just hours after losing ignominiously to Honduras at the Estadio Azteca, putting El Tri's Brazil 2014 qualifying hopes in jeopardy.]]>Sat, 07 Sep 2013 14:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Disaster at Azteca as big two toppled]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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[Moreno: Time to make it up to the fans]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=moreno-time-make-the-fans-2166627.htmlFIFA.com spoke to him about El Tri’s campaign.]]>Mon, 02 Sep 2013 15:36:45 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Garcia: Honduran mentality has changed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=garcia-honduran-mentality-has-changed-2158660.htmlNamed after a Polish legend, Honduras' Oscar Boniek Garcia's fate has been written, and the Houston Dynamo winger spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his role models, the effect South Africa 2010 has had on Honduras and more. 

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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Stars and Stripes soar as Ticos keep pace]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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[Izaguirre: Every game is a final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=friday-izaguirre-hoping-honduras-can-seize-their-chance-2108552.htmlFIFA.com about his dream of reaching the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.]]>Fri, 14 Jun 2013 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Azteca misery for Mexico as USA soar ]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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 ]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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[All eyes on CONCACAF’s clasico]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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[Late goals see Honduras deny Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=late-goals-see-honduras-deny-mexico-2044041.htmlSat, 23 Mar 2013 02:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Take two for New World giants]]>/worldcup/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
<![CDATA[Espinoza living the Honduran dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=espinoza-living-the-honduran-dream-2034632.htmlFIFA.com about Honduras' position at the summit of CONCACAF qualifying, the upcoming visit of mighty Mexico, and his mixed emotions after orchestrating a famous win over USA.]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone