<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 12 Nov 2015 05:07:00 GMTThu, 04 Feb 2016 10:25:28 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[World Cup qualifying stars making MLS play-off push]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at a few of the footballers who are seeking domestic glory, while also fighting for a spot at Russia 2018 as their countries compete in FIFA World Cup qualifiers around the globe.]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015 <![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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 ™<![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[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 ™