<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMTTue, 25 Apr 2017 17:42:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 ™
<![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[Kiwis advance, parity for PNG & Tahiti]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kiwis-advance-parity-for-png-tahiti-2878103.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest action in Oceania 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as New Zealand moved a step closer, while Papua New Guinea and Tahiti set up a grand finale.]]>Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Thomas-inspired New Zealand seal play-off spot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=thomas-inspired-new-zealand-seal-play-off-spot-2877557.htmlTue, 28 Mar 2017 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hudson: We have huge belief in our squad]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hudson-we-have-huge-belief-in-our-squad-2875471.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=new-zealand-outlast-fiji-to-edge-towards-play-off-2877268.htmlSat, 25 Mar 2017 04:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Little margin for error in Oceania ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=tue-21-mar-ofc-wc-preview-2876534.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over upcoming Oceania qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in what could prove to be a pivotal week in the Pacific.]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Evergreen Fallon revelling as NZ's elder statesman]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=evergreen-fallon-revelling-as-nz-s-elder-statesman-2875344.htmlFIFA.com hears from New Zealand's Rory Fallon with the hero of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign enjoying a new lease on life after his recall to the national team.]]>Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:38:00 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[Tense finale awaits amid tight competition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=tense-finale-awaits-amid-tight-competition-2861821.htmlFIFA.com reviews FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Oceania during 2016 and looks ahead to what promises to be a tight race on the road to Russia 2018 amid an ever-increasing level of competition.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Vicelich: 2014 one of New Zealand’s biggest sporting feats]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=vicelich-2014-one-of-new-zealand-s-biggest-sporting-feats-2857193.htmlOne of the all-time veterans of the FIFA Club World Cup, Ivan Vicelich recalls Auckland City's valiant third-place finish at Morocco 2014 and looks ahead to the opening game of Japan 2016.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![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[New Zealand claim edge after opening outings]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=new-zealand-claim-edge-after-opening-outings-2851540.htmlFIFA.com reviews the opening matches in Oceania’s third stage of Russia 2018 qualifying, with New Zealand best placed at this early juncture.]]>Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kai sees red as Kiwis held in New Caledonia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=kai-sees-red-as-kiwis-held-in-new-caledonia-2850802.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rojas double ensures perfect start for New Zealand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=rojas-double-ensures-perfect-start-for-new-zealand-2849506.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2016 04:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Oceanian sextet on the starting blocks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=oceanian-sextet-on-the-starting-blocks-2847889.htmlFIFA.com previews the third stage of OFC’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying with Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tahiti the six nations still in contention.]]>Mon, 07 Nov 2016 03:37:00 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[Draw sets out Oceania’s road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=draw-sets-out-oceania-s-road-to-russia-2811470.htmlFri, 08 Jul 2016 04:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[New Zealand regain crown amid broadening pyramid]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-zealand-regain-crown-amid-broadening-pyramid-2801358.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 OFC Nations Cup won by New Zealand for a record fifth time, but a tournament that will long be remembered as evidence of the increased depth and quality across the Pacific.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Kiwis, Solomons progress to final four]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=kiwis-solomons-progress-to-final-four-2799907.htmlNew Zealand and Solomon Islands advanced to the semi-final of the OFC Nations Cup, while third-placed Fiji progressed to the OFC’s third round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying as Group B came to a close on Saturday.

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Kiwis cruise as Fiji sink Solomons]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kiwis-cruise-as-fiji-sink-solomons-2793376.htmlTue, 31 May 2016 12:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Kiwis, Solomons get the ball rolling]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=kiwis-solomons-get-the-ball-rolling-2792866.htmlSat, 28 May 2016 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Oceanian contenders ready themselves in hunt for glory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=oceania-contenders-ready-themselves-in-hunt-for-glory-2792660.htmlFIFA.com previews the Oceania Nations Cup where eight nations are chasing a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, this in a tournament which doubles as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Marinovic: New Zealand’s lower-league gem]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=marinovic-new-zealand-s-lower-league-gem-2766521.htmlFIFA.com spoke to New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic about representing the Kiwis in FIFA World Cup qualifying, toiling through the German fourth division with SpVgg Unterhaching, nearly walking away from football before his big break, playing in front of large crowds and much more.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[Magic and milestones on Oceania journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=magic-and-milestones-oceania-journey-2227009.htmlFIFA.com reviews Oceania's two-year FIFA World Cup™ odyssey which produced numerous historic moments and no little emotion.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Wellington win eases Mexico to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=wellington-win-eases-mexico-brazil-2226820.htmlWed, 20 Nov 2013 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[Clapham, NZ’s local flag-bearer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=clapham-local-flag-bearer-2225796.htmlFIFA.com spoke to midfielder Aaron Clapham, who has been a regular in the All Whites’ ranks and also experienced a FIFA World Cup despite having never played professionally.]]>Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[Montes: We’re not in Brazil yet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=montes-not-brazil-yet-2225559.htmlFIFA.com about his career and El Tri’s bumpy road to Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[Mexico out to finish the job in Wellington]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=mexico-out-finish-the-job-wellington-2225458.htmlFIFA.com previews the intercontinental showdown.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[Home remedies revive Mexico at Azteca]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=home-remedies-revive-mexico-azteca-2223588.htmlWed, 13 Nov 2013 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[Kiwis name side for Mexico challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=kiwis-name-side-for-mexico-challenge-2223088.htmlWed, 13 Nov 2013 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[Mexico, New Zealand in last throw of the dice]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=last-throw-the-dice-for-mexico-new-zealand-2222779.htmlWed, 13 Nov 2013 00:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[Wood: We're ready for Azteca]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=wood-ready-for-azteca-2222031.htmlFIFA.com spoke to New Zealand forward Chris Wood about the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ qualifying play-offs against Mexico, playing at the Azteca Stadium and his dream of facing England in Brazil.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[Revived Layun proves doubters wrong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=revived-layun-proves-doubters-wrong-2222309.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Mexican defender Miguel Layun, who, after facing years of adversity, is now one of his country’s beacons of hope as they prepare to face New Zealand in the play-off for Brazil 2014.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania
<![CDATA[Lift for Kiwis ahead of Mexico challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=lift-for-all-whites-ahead-mexico-challenge-2218176.htmlTue, 05 Nov 2013 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off CONCACAF/Oceania<![CDATA[FIFA dismisses charges against NZF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-dismisses-charges-against-nzf-2172441.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 14:42:49 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[New Zealand World Cup hero calls time]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=new-zealand-world-cup-hero-paston-calls-time-2149706.htmlThu, 08 Aug 2013 02:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone<![CDATA[Memorable moments from the Festival of Champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=festival-der-meister-denkwurdige-momente-2105280.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the most memorable moments from the Festival of Champions.]]>Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Drama and emotion on Oceania’s World Cup path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=drama-and-emotion-oceania-world-cup-path-2050015.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at what has been a typically fascinating odyssey for Oceania’s Brazil 2014 aspirants, with Tahiti and American Samoa enjoying breakthrough success, while New Zealand eventually secured top spot.]]>Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Oceanian Zone