<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 15 Nov 2017 02:44:00 GMTThu, 24 May 2018 16:40:01 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[History in the offing as final ticket goes up for grabs]]>/worldcup/news/history-in-the-offing-as-final-ticket-goes-up-for-grabs-2920043FIFA.com previews the intercontinental play-off between Peru and New Zealand as the final spot in the 32-nation Russia 2018 field goes on the line.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[All Whites safely navigate arduous Pacific journey]]>/worldcup/news/all-whites-safely-navigate-arduous-pacific-journey-2907193FIFA.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™<![CDATA[New Zealand outlast Solo to book play-off ticket]]>/worldcup/news/new-zealand-outlast-solo-to-book-play-off-ticket-2906879New 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™
<![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[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[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[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[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]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=26-days-to-go-path-to-the-trophy-decided-in-kazan-2883970.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 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[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[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[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[Kai sees red as Kiwis held in New Caledonia]]>/worldcup/news/kai-sees-red-as-kiwis-held-in-new-caledonia-2850802Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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