<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 23:46:35 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Routes to Russia 2018 revealed at Preliminary Draw ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=routes-to-russia-2018-revealed-at-preliminary-draw-2667588.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[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[Swiss defence speak after first clean sheet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=swiss-defence-speak-after-first-clean-sheet-2386222.htmlAfter the Swiss attack has made its mark, it's the defence's turn to play its part. 

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Messi shares the spotlight as fates are decided]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-shares-the-spotlight-as-fates-are-decided-2386160.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Shaqiri treble takes Swiss through]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186482/match-report.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[ Xhaka: We're better than Honduras]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=xhaka-we-re-better-than-honduras-2383392.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[All to play for]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-2383477.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 14, which includes Nigeria-Argentina and Ecuador-France, with some quotes, information and a riveting flashback.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 41-44]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-41-44-2382346.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 18:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA['Little' Switzerland dreaming big]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=little-switzerland-dreaming-big-2381452.htmlBlerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka say "little" Switzerland still have "big dreams" at the FIFA World Cup.

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Costly: I laid the Honduran curse to rest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=costly-i-laid-the-honduran-curse-to-rest-2380201.htmlFIFA.com about ending Honduras' 32-year wait for the FIFA World Cup goal, their forthcoming duel with Switzerland and chances of reaching the Round of 16, and why he wears the No13 shirt.]]>Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Valencia: I sold milk to buy football boots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=valencia-i-sold-milk-to-buy-football-boots-2379692.htmlFIFA.com about his humble upbringing, respect for Agustin Delgado, goals against Honduras and forthcoming duel with France.]]>Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:39:00 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[French youngsters continue to impress ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=french-youngsters-continue-to-impress-2379643.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 02:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Enner inspires Ecuador to comeback victory]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186463/match-report.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Quartet eye knockout stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=quartet-eye-knockout-stage-2377044.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 01:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hondurans won't settle just for history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hondurans-won-t-settle-just-for-history-2378049.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 21:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mixed emotions for Suarez and Rueda]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mixed-emotions-for-suarez-and-rueda-2376456.htmlFIFA.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Evra: Captaincy consumed my energy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=evra-captaincy-consumed-my-energy-2375963.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Deschamps: Pogba must learn 'total control']]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=deschamps-pogba-must-learn-total-control-2373629.htmlDidier Deschamps wants his young France midfielder to learn to control his aggression with losing 'what gives him his strengths'.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[France score first World Cup goal to be awarded with the support of GLT]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=france-score-first-world-cup-goal-to-be-awarded-with-the-support-of-gl-2373179.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi inspires Argentina, Swiss profit from late drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-inspires-argentina-swiss-profit-from-late-drama-2373308.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 01:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Les Bleus’ young duo shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=les-bleus-young-duo-shine-2373017.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Benzema bags brace as Bleus beat Honduras ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186496/match-report.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 21:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi at the Maracana, Deschamps returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-at-the-maracana-deschamps-returns-2370854.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Honduras coach dismisses over-physical critics]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=honduras-coach-dismisses-over-physical-critics-2371812.htmlSat, 14 Jun 2014 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bengtson: France will see our hunger]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=bengtson-france-will-see-our-hunger-2371278.htmlFIFA about his decisive role in Honduras's famous night in Mexico, dealing with nerves at a FIFA World Cup and forthcoming adversaries France.]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Deschamps: Honduras not just physical]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=deschamps-honduras-not-just-physical-2371382.htmlDidier Deschamps reminds his France squad that anything can happen at the FIFA World Cup ahead of their Group E tie with 'aggressive' underdogs Honduras.

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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 9-11]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-9-11-2369530.htmlFri, 13 Jun 2014 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hitzfeld: European sides will find it difficult]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hitzfeld-european-sides-will-find-it-difficult-2367905.htmlWed, 11 Jun 2014 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[France, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador and Honduras land in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=france-argentina-uruguay-ecuador-and-honduras-land-in-brazil-2363189.htmlTue, 10 Jun 2014 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[3 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=3-days-to-go-2359774.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Today, we look at the only trio of brothers to have played at the FIFA World Cup.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Watch Brazil 2014’s brightest starlets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=watch-brazil-2014-s-brightest-starlets-2359058.htmlSun, 08 Jun 2014 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ox declared fit for England]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ox-declared-fit-for-england-2359502.htmlSun, 08 Jun 2014 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Benzema has no injury regrets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=benzema-has-no-injury-regrets-2355317.htmlFrance striker Karim Benzema says 'it was not a mistake' to play in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League victory despite being injured and risking his place at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Absent, but not forgotten]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ilustres-ausentes-2354521-2355306.htmlThey say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so here at FIFA.com we want to pay tribute to the slew of top-class performers who, whether through injury or because their countries failed to qualify, will be missing out on the trip to Brazil.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[World Cup squads officially confirmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=world-cup-squads-officially-confirmed-2354847.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ribery in as Deschamps unveils France squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ribery-in-as-deschamps-unveils-france-squad-2353430.htmlDidier Deschamps has named his 23-man FIFA World Cup squad on Monday, and star midfielder Franck Ribery, who has been struggling with a back injury, has been included in Les Bleus roster.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Israel beat World Cup-bound Honduras]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=israel-beats-world-cup-bound-honduras-2352944.htmlMon, 02 Jun 2014 04:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lallana: It's happening so quickly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=lallana-it-s-happening-so-quickly-2346727.htmlFri, 30 May 2014 23:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Honduras stumble in World Cup warm-up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=honduras-stumble-in-world-cup-warm-up-2346244.htmlFri, 30 May 2014 02:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Provisional World Cup squads finalised]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=provisional-brazil-2014-squads-finalised-2339984.htmlThe provisional squad lists for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ have been confirmed. Have a closer look at each of the teams' selections on FIFA.com.

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Fri, 16 May 2014 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Nasri, Abidal left out of France squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=nasri-abidal-left-out-of-france-squad-2338365.htmlBoth Samir Nasri of Manchester City and Monaco captain Eric Abidal missed out on a youthful 23-man squad announced by France head coach Didier Deschamps ahead of Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 13 May 2014 18:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Hitzfeld selects predicted Swiss squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=hitzfeld-selects-predicted-swiss-squad-2338032.htmlTue, 13 May 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The World Cup squads on FIFA.com]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=the-world-cup-squads-on-fifa-com-2335441.htmlFIFA.com on 16 May.

 

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Thu, 08 May 2014 08:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![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 ™