<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 21 May 2017 09:07:00 GMTSun, 21 May 2017 09:13:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[27 days to go: Zinha's wonder-goal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=27-days-to-go-zinha-s-wonder-goal-2883967.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we recall one of the best goals scored at the competition.]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[34 days to go: Mexican goal-machine Chicharito]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=34-days-to-go-mexican-goal-machine-chicharito-2882492.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we focus on Mexico’s main supplier of goals, striker Javier Hernandez.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Zinha’s ’05 stunner still an internet sensation ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=zinha-s-05-stunner-still-an-internet-sensation-2883507.htmlFIFA.com about his sublime strike at the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005, which was voted the tournament's greatest-ever goal by users of FIFA.com and FIFA TV on YouTube.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 15:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Guardado: Mexico can make mark in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=guardado-mexico-can-make-mark-in-russia-2883326.htmlMexico captain Andres Guardado talks about the country's proud tradition in the Confederations Cup and his side's optimism going into Russia 2017 compared with their experience at Brazil 2013.

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Tue, 09 May 2017 16:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[42 days to go: Ballack leads by example]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=42-days-to-go-ballack-leads-by-example-2880545.html

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember Michael Ballack’s role as the figurehead of a renewed Germany at their home Confederations Cup in 2005.

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Sat, 06 May 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia-Portugal will be full house]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=samoura-announces-russia-portugal-will-be-full-house-2880425.htmlFIFA and the 2018 Local Organising Committe held their last board meeting ahead of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. FIFA.com collects the main quotes from the media briefing that followed the meeting.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres open, last-minute sales phase underway]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-venue-ticketing-centres-open-last-minute-sales-phase-underway-2880011.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia 2017's last-minute sales phase starts]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2017-s-last-minute-sales-phase-starts-2879980.htmlFans from all over the world will, as of 12:00 CET (13:00 Moscow time) today, have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup as the last-minute sales phase begins.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The decisive goal: Blanco bags Mexico's maiden title ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-decisive-goal-blanco-bags-mexico-s-maiden-title-2879970.htmlIn 1999 Mexico won the FIFA Confederations Cup - their first major title - with two El Tri legends involved in the decisive goal. FIFA.com looks back.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999
<![CDATA[Osorio shows wisdom of taking advice]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=osorio-shows-wisdom-of-taking-advice-2878726.htmlMexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio speaks about his tactical philosophy and the importance of the FIFA Confederations Cup to El Tri's ambitions at Russia 2018.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets sold as first-come, first-served sales phase ends]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=211-745-fifa-confederations-cup-tickets-sold-as-first-come-first-serve-2878677.html211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets had been sold via FIFA.com/tickets by the time the first-come, first-served sales phase came to an end, with Chilean fans buying more than 7,000.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Goycochea: Mexico are Confederations Cup contenders]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=goycochea-mexico-are-confederations-cup-contenders-2878195.htmlThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-increase-lead-on-gritty-night-in-hex-2877978.htmlMexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA.com takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Panama eye American scalp, T&T face El Tri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-eye-american-scalp-t-t-face-el-tri-2877405.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the lay of the land in the CONCACAF region, ahead of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, with USA looking to continue a mini-resurgence and Mexico attempting to rubberstamp their dominance.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-go-top-as-usa-t-t-rebound-2877279.htmlHexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Twenty years of Rafael Marquez]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=twenty-years-of-rafael-marquez-2877288.htmlRafael Marquez’s appearance last night for Mexico against Costa Rica marked 20 years of wearing in green, having made his debut against Ecuador back in February 1997.

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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[El Tri, Ticos clash as USA start fresh]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-tri-ticos-clash-as-usa-start-fresh-2876615.htmlFIFA.com previews the resumption of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region headlined by a massive match-up as Mexico host Costa Rica, while USA will have fresh hopes under returning coach Bruce Arena.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Behind the World Cup record: Antonio Carbajal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=carbajal-mexico-s-world-cup-record-breaker-2875875.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the former goalkeeper.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A very Russian welcome]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=a-very-russian-welcome-2866076.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russian and Chilean fans lead requests for FIFA Confederations Cup tickets]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=russian-and-chilean-fans-lead-requests-for-fifa-confederations-cup-tic-2863836.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 tickets go on public sale]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-confederations-cup-russia-2017-tickets-to-go-on-public-sale-on-1--2856751.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hudson: Playing against host nation is huge]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hudson-playing-against-host-nation-is-huge-2855501.htmlFIFA.com his thoughts on playing hosts Russia, CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico and European champions Portugal in Group A at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.]]>Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tournament of Champions map drawn in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=draw-made-for-tournament-of-champions-2855232.htmlSat, 26 Nov 2016 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The Russia 2017 Official Draw in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=the-russia-2017-official-draw-in-numbers-2855046.htmlWith just hours to go before the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 in Kazan, FIFA.com reveals some key facts and figures on the event.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[USD 20 million in prize money for FIFA Confederations Cup teams]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usd-20-million-in-prize-money-for-fifa-confederations-cup-teams-2855001.htmlThe Organising Committee for the FIFA Confederations Cup, under the chairmanship of Vitaly Mutko, has confirmed that a total prize pool of USD 20m will be shared among the eight participating teams.

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Confederation champions poised to find out their fate]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=confederation-champions-poised-to-find-out-their-fate-2854775.htmlFIFA.com's exclusive coverage.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Follow Saturday's Russia 2017 draw live on FIFA.com]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=follow-saturday-s-russia-2017-draw-live-on-fifa-com-2854456.htmlFIFA.com will be streaming live on Saturday 26 November as the Official Draw for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 takes place at the Kazan Tennis Academy.]]>Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Draw procedures of the Official Draw confirmed]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=draw-procedures-of-the-official-draw-confirmed-2854215.htmlThu, 24 Nov 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Osorio: Mexico’s win was an emotional hit for USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=osorio-mexico-s-win-was-an-emotional-hit-for-usa-2854136.htmlJuan Carlos Osorio believes Mexico’s upset victory in the USA led to the Stars and Stripes' 4-0 defeat in Costa Rica and the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Osorio: Mexico have made a good start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=osorio-mexico-have-made-a-good-start-2851830.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 15:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hex heavyweights back in the saddle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-heavyweights-back-in-the-saddle-2850225.htmlHexagonal openers on the road and will be eager to keep up the form on Matchday 2 of CONCACAF's final qualifying round for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Torres: Panama need to make home advantage count]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=torres-panama-need-to-make-home-advantage-count-2849932.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, defensive linchpin Roman Torres talks bouncing back from a lengthy injury lay-off and Panamanian hopes of reaching the World Cup for the very first time.

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Fifth time the charm for Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifth-time-the-charm-for-mexico-2849563.htmlFor 15 years, Mexico’s matches in Columbus only ended one way – with the bitter taste of 2-0 defeat - yet this 11 November decisive interventions from Miguel Layun and Rafael Marquez helped break the curse at the fifth attempt. 

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Howard: You can't play emotionally against Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=howard-you-can-t-play-emotionally-against-mexico-2848863.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rossi: Mexico have underachieved in World Cups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rossi-mexico-have-underachieved-in-world-cups-2848755.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 13:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ochoa: USA clash is special for Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ochoa-usa-clash-is-special-for-mexico-2848216.htmlFIFA.com about El Tri's outlook after their Copa America Centenario humbling and looks forward to the vital upcoming qualifiers against USA and Panama.]]>Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Onyewu: My stare down with Borgetti will live forever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=onyewu-my-stare-down-with-borgetti-will-live-forever-2847733.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 23:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Yana Churikova and Andrey Malakhov to present FIFA Confederations Cup draw]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=yana-churikova-and-andrey-malakhov-to-present-fifa-confederations-cup--2847587.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 13:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Orozco: Everybody talks about my goal in the Azteca ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=orozco-everybody-talks-about-my-goal-in-the-azteca-2845246.htmlFri, 21 Oct 2016 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Two tickets left in CONCACAF scrap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=two-tickets-left-in-concacaf-scrap-2830647.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's final matchday of semi-final round qualifying in the CONCACAF zone, where USA and Honduras are hoping to book their places in the Hexagonal

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Punyed seeking points in CONCACAF struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=punyed-seeking-points-in-concacaf-struggle-2824040.htmlEl Salvador midfielder Pablo Punyed speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's chances in reaching the "Hexagonal" round of Russia 2018 qualifying and his time playing club football in Iceland.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The English kings in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-english-kings-in-numbers-2813060.htmlFIFA.com highlights some more intriguing numbers behind England's triumph.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1966 FIFA World Cup England ™<![CDATA[Lovchev: Playing in World Cup Opening Match is a once-in-a-lifetime experience]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=lovchev-playing-in-world-cup-opening-match-is-a-once-in-a-lifetime-exp-2790706.htmlFormer Soviet Union defender Evgeny Lovchev looks back at the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico Opening Match with FIFA.com​ in celebration of the Estadio Azteca's 50-year anniversary.

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Fri, 13 May 2016 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico ™
<![CDATA[Edgar: Canada need to qualify for a World Cup ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=edgar-canada-need-to-qualify-for-a-world-cup-2770622.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Familiar duo qualify as Mexico exit early]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=familiar-duo-qualify-as-mexico-exit-early-2766512.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Texas where USA and Canada, qualified with relative ease for the 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro.]]>Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![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[Osorio: The Mexico job excites me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=osorio-the-mexico-job-excites-me-2729509.htmlFIFA.com about his new challenge with El Tri, vision for the game and coaching role-models.]]>Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying stars making MLS play-off push]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=10/news=world-cup-qualifying-stars-making-mls-play-off-push-2722135.htmlFIFA.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[Mexico claim CONCACAF's spot at Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mexico-claim-concacaf-s-spot-at-confederations-cup-2710781.htmlSun, 11 Oct 2015 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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)