<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 18 Oct 2017 08:10:00 GMTThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:51:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Barbarouses a key element in New Zealand’s new breed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=barbarouses-a-key-element-in-new-zealand-s-new-breed-2915713.htmlFIFA.com hears from New Zealand’s Kosta Barbarouses about his relationship with star striker Chris Wood and the All Whites upcoming date with destiny in the intercontinental World Cup play-off against Peru.]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[All Whites safely navigate arduous Pacific journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=all-whites-safely-navigate-arduous-pacific-journey-2907193.htmlFIFA.com reviews two years of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Oceania which commenced in Tonga and concluded with New Zealand setting up an intercontinental play-off against a South American opponent. ]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Zealand outlast Solo to book play-off ticket]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=new-zealand-outlast-solo-to-book-play-off-ticket-2906879.htmlNew Zealand are the last team standing in Oceania’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying campaign after a 2-2 draw secured a comfortable 8-3 aggregate victory over Solomon Islands in Honiara on Tuesday.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Hat-trick heroes prove the difference-makers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=cristiano-ronaldo-romelu-lukaku-thomas-meunier-chris-wood-hat-trick-2906341.htmlFour hat-tricks were scored in less than 24 hours during a frenetic day of FIFA World Cup qualifying. FIFA.com takes a look at the difference-makers behind the trebles.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Wood stars as All Whites hit Solomons for six]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=wood-stars-as-all-whites-hit-solomons-for-six-2906320.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pacific pair ready for final push]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=pacific-pair-read-for-final-push-2906037.htmlFIFA.com lays out everything you need to know as Oceania’s final two contenders match-up on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Solo’s long wait over as history beckons]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=solo-s-long-wait-over-as-history-beckons-2905803.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 04:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Boxall: Confederations Cup experience was invaluable]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=boxall-confederations-cup-experience-was-invaluable-2905574.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively to New Zealand defender Michael Boxall ahead of their two-leg Oceania zone World Cup qualifying play-off against Solomon Islands.]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.htmlAfter two weeks of action that only whet the appetite further for a return to Russia in 2018, we look over the numbers and the standout memories from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and Germany's victory.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hudson: We can reach the World Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hudson-we-can-reach-the-world-cup-2898275.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Favourites advance as hosts bow out]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=favourites-advance-as-hosts-bow-out-2898185.html FIFA.com rounds up the action as Group A concluded with wins for Portugal and Mexico that led to the former topping the group and Russia bidding farewell.]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Portugal cruise into semi-finals]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334887/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA["I feel the significance," says dancing Luis Neto]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=neto-set-for-significant-saint-petersburg-bow-2897853.htmlAfter being a resident of Saint Petersburg for four and a half years, Portugal defender Luis Neto - who caught the eye with his flamboyant celebrations following UEFA EURO 2016 success - is relishing a potential FIFA Confederations Cup bow there.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hudson’s youth revolution comes of age]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hudson-s-youth-revolution-comes-of-age-2897825.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tie-breakers for Russia 2017 groups]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=tie-breakers-for-russia-2017-groups-2897745.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico: Five areas for improvement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-five-areas-for-improvement-2897439.htmlTop of their section and requiring just a point from their last group match to reach the semi-finals, Mexico nevertheless need to up their game in a few areas, as FIFA.com discussed with the Tri coach and players.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: New Zealand-Portugal]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334887/preview.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ronaldo and Peralta strike as brave Kiwis' hopes end]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ronaldo-and-peralta-strike-as-brave-kiwis-hopes-end-2897138.htmlCristiano Ronaldo and Oribe Peralte were the match-winners for their respective sides on Matchday 2 in Group A as Portugal beat Russia and Mexico saw off a spirited challenge from New Zealand.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico hit back to see off Kiwis]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334876/match-report.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 21:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Herrera and Lozano, “brothers” in search of Mexican glory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=dos-hermanos-mexicanos-en-busca-de-la-gloria-2896668-2896677.htmlDespite a six-year age difference, Hector Herrera and Hirving Lozano have experienced highly similar career paths, and have developed somewhat of a brotherly relationship.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Mexico intent on writing a new story]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-con-la-determinacion-de-cambiar-la-historia-2896284-2896365.htmlEl Tri finally reversed on Sunday.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Mexico v New Zealand]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334876/preview.htmlMexico and New Zealand meet in Sochi's Fisht Stadium on Wednesday, and both will be feeling the pressure. FIFA.com looks ahead to the match, with analysis from our team reporters, stats and more.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hot and Cold: New Zealand]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hot-and-cold-new-zealand-2895836.htmlFIFA.com talks to New Zealand players and coach Anthony Hudson after a disappointing defeat to the hosts and finds them determined to focus on the positives.]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia party on a day of celebration]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-party-on-a-day-of-celebration-2895763.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 1 of Russia 2017 as the hosts cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over New Zealand at St Petersburg's gleaming new stadium.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Dominant Russia win Confed curtain-raiser]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334883/match-report.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 17:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Meet the Confed Cup captains]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=a-closer-look-at-the-confed-cup-captains-2895407.htmlThe eight skippers at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 come under the microscope, with analysis from FIFA.com's team reporters. 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Five questions to answer in Russia's Confed bow]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=five-questions-to-answer-in-russia-s-confed-bow-2895406.htmlThere are plenty of unanswered questions surrounding Russia's national team ahead of the Confederations Cup. The Opening Match against New Zealand on 17 June should, though, shed some light on a few of them. FIFA.com explains.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[From the vault: Soviet Union v New Zealand, 1982 World Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=from-the-vault-soviet-union-v-new-zealand-1982-world-cup-2895333.htmlFri, 16 Jun 2017 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand: Family, history, opportunity]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-zealand-family-history-opportunity-2895322.htmlA united Kiwi team are anxious to "prove people wrong" and go toe-to-toe with the hosts at Saturday's opener against Russia.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-fifa-confederations-cup-in-numbers-2895262.htmlFrom the oldest and youngest players and teams through the tournament's most successful nations to the men poised to make history at Russia 2017, FIFA.com rounds up the tournament's standout stats.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Russia v New Zealand ]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334883/preview.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the tournament opener between reinvigorated hosts Russia and underdogs New Zealand.]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand at home first in OFC play-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-zealand-at-home-first-in-ofc-play-off-2895121.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Enhanced digital experience for global football fans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=enhanced-digital-experience-for-global-football-fans-2894806.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Kiwis eye ‘life-changing’ opportunity in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=kiwis-eye-life-changing-opportunity-in-russia-2894735.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 07:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Narrow wins ensure Solomons end drought]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=narrow-wins-ensure-solomons-end-drought-2894727.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Stage 3 qualifying in Oceania, where Solomon Islands kept alive their Russia 2018 ambitions at the expense of Paua New Guinea and Tahiti.]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Zealand name roster for Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=new-zealand-name-roster-for-russia-2893344.htmlThu, 08 Jun 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Additional tickets for most sought-after matches at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 now available]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=additional-tickets-for-most-sought-after-matches-at-fifa-confederation-2893188.htmlWith just ten days to go until the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA is releasing as of today, 11:00 Moscow time, additional tickets for some of the most sought-after matches.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[All to play for in Oceanian finale]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-oceanian-finale-2893032.htmlTue, 06 Jun 2017 06:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Thomas leads new breed of All Whites]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=thomas-leads-new-breed-of-all-whites-2888551.htmlFIFA.com hears from New Zealand young gun Ryan Thomas about the All Whites' hopes at next month’s FIFA Confederations Cup, fulfilling childhood dreams, and much more.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[26 days to go: Path to the Trophy decided in Kazan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=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 the Official Draw of the Confederations Cup, which took place in the Host City of Kazan.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Prolific Wood seeks to take club form to Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=prolific-wood-seeks-to-take-club-form-to-russia-2884409.htmlFri, 19 May 2017 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand captain to miss Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=new-zealand-captain-to-miss-confederations-cup-2884340.htmlThu, 18 May 2017 11:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Confederations Cup Opening Ceremony to reveal Russia's uniqueness]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=confederations-cup-opening-ceremony-to-reveal-russia-s-uniqueness-2884307.htmlThe Opening Ceremony of the FIFA Confederations Cup will take place around two hours before kick-off of the Opening Match between Russia and New Zealand on 17 June.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[36 days to go: Young wolf Hudson]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=36-days-to-go-young-wolf-hudson-2882478.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 shine the spotlight on New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson, set to become the youngest manager in the competition’s history.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 09:21:00 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[Kiwi joy, Aussie pain on the road to Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=4/news=kiwi-joy-aussie-pain-1048377.htmlA Spain 1982 qualifier proved a turning point in New Zealand's football history, but is considered one of the Australian game's darkest occasions.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:04:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1982 FIFA World Cup Spain ™