<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 02 Dec 2017 09:05:00 GMTMon, 23 Apr 2018 17:16:34 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[World Cup rivalries reprised]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=world-cup-rivalries-reprised-2922357.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the 'throwback' matches we can expect to see at the world finals in Russia.]]>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Balanced groups drawn for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=final-draw-roundup-2922235.htmlFollowing a long road of qualifying joy and heartache, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has finally snapped into focus after the Final Draw on 1 December in Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace. ]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ticos made to wait, Panama up to third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticos-made-to-wait-panama-up-to-third-2906984.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ticos eye qualification as USA, Panama scrap for third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticos-eye-qualification-as-usa-panama-scrap-for-third-2906675.htmlCosta Rica can become the second team through from the CONCACAF region with a victory over already-qualified Mexico, while USA will seek to bounce back from their defeat against Los Ticos against Honduras. FIFA.com previews these and the other matches in the region. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico on brink of reaching Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=mexico-on-brink-of-reaching-russia-2905999.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Panama's Amilcar Henriquez dies, aged 33]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=panama-s-amilcar-henriquez-dies-aged-33-2879658.htmlSun, 16 Apr 2017 02:06:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![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™
<![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[Six of the best on the road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=six-the-best-the-road-brazil-2237920.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more remarkable matches from Brazil 2014 qualifying. ]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:35:00 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[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[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[Globetrotting Yau retains Panama dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=globe-trotting-yau-dreams-panama-breakthrough-2195615.htmlFIFA.com that maiden FIFA World Cup™ qualification would be a dream come true for the entire nation.]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:23:00 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[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[Chen: It’s time to think positively]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=roberto-chen-hay-que-pensar-positivo-2189395.htmlPanama’s young central defender Roberto Chen speaks to FIFA.com about their hopes of toppling Mexico at the Estadio Azteca next week and taking a big step to Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![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[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[Torres: Panama have no room for error]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=torres-panama-have-room-for-error-2156550.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Panama skipper Roman Torres, who recently led the Central American nation to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, and is hopeful of taking part in Brazil 2014 next summer.]]>Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:30:42 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Schaefer: We daren’t lose to Panama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=schaefer-daren-lose-panama-2155418.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to the much-travelled Winfried Schaefer about his new task as Jamaica's head coach, why he likes his job and his plans for the future.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:14:25 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[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[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[Tejada: Panama need work, work & more work]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=tejada-panama-need-work-work-more-work-2076880.htmlFIFA.com about life at Toluca, if playing in Mexico will be an advantage when he comes up against El Tri, and Los Canaleros' bid to reach Brazil 2014.]]>Fri, 10 May 2013 13:32:00 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[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[Sanchez still confident in Panama’s chances]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=sanchez-still-confident-panama-chances-2026298.htmlFIFA.com about his country's chances of fulfilling his ultimate dream, which is booking a place at Brazil 2014.]]>Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Klinsmann’s USA in the Hexagonal firing line]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=klinsmann-usa-the-hexagonal-firing-line-2015194.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2013 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Jamaican joy as USA, Mexico suffer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=jamaican-joy-usa-mexico-suffer-2002736.htmlFIFA.com wraps up all the action as the Hexagonal is up and running.]]>Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Sextet prepare for Hexagonal battle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=sextet-prepare-for-hexagonal-battle-2001056.htmlTue, 05 Feb 2013 13:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Perez: The time is now for Panama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=perez-the-time-now-for-panama-1998245.htmlPanama international striker Blas Perez speaks to FIFA.com about his career with the national side, the current state of the squad and his hopes for the remainder of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers.

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Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Hexagonal fixtures confirmed in CONCACAF ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=11/news=hexagonal-fixtures-confirmed-concacaf-1859379.htmlHexagonal) round of Brazil 2014 qualifying in CONCACAF are now known, with USA opening against Honduras on the road and Mexico hosting Jamaica.]]>Thu, 08 Nov 2012 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Joy of six in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=joy-six-concacaf-1787012.htmlhexagonal round of CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014.]]>Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Moment of truth for CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=moment-truth-for-concacaf-pack-1785221.htmlFIFA.com previews what promises to be a nail-biting evening.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Relief for USA as Ticos resurrect campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=relief-for-usa-ticos-resurrect-campaign-1784704.htmlSat, 13 Oct 2012 05:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[All on the line in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=all-the-line-concacaf-1782787.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 17:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Dely Valdes: Hardest part is still to come]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=dely-valdes-hardest-part-still-come-1713120.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico first to advance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=mexico-first-advance-1700324.htmlFIFA.com relives Tuesday’s action in the CONCACAF Zone.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 06:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico stand firm, Jamaica sink USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=mexico-stand-firm-jamaica-sink-usa-1697737.htmlThough there were away wins for Mexico and Honduras, CONCACAF heavyweights USA went down in Kingston while Canada put the brakes on fast-starting Panama as FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sat, 08 Sep 2012 06:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone