<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 18 Jul 2014 11:14:00 GMTThu, 25 Sep 2014 13:29:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Chile's Valdivia retires from international football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=chile-s-valdivia-retires-from-international-football-2406621.htmlJorge Valdivia has announced his international retirement from Chile after competing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, where he scored against Australia in Group B.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Cesar: Many things went through my head]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=cesar-many-things-went-through-my-head-2389225.htmlBrazil's penalty shoot-out hero Julio Cesar reflects on his emotions after A Seleção overcame Chile in the Round of 16, and how memories of previous shoot-outs came flooding back to the goalkeeper. 

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Redemption for Julio, joy for James]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=heroes-sin-acta-de-nacimiento-2389140-2389204.htmlBrazil’s 34-year-old keeper Julio Cesar and Colombian wizard James Rodriguez, 12 years his junior, were the heroes as the Round of 16 got under way at Brazil 2014.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Diaz: We go home proud ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=diaz-we-go-home-proud-2389045.html FIFA in the wake of his team's heart-breaking penalty shootout defeat to Brazil, expressing pride in La Roja's performance and disappointment at the role of Lady Luck.]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ronaldo: The FIFA Fan Fest is simply incredible]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ronaldo-the-fifa-fan-fest-is-simply-incredible-2389050.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=FanFestKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The first phase in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-first-phase-in-tweets-2388679.htmlFIFA.com looks at the best tweets from the group stage.]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Scolari: We got lucky]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=scolari-we-got-lucky-2389138.htmlBrazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari accepted that luck was on his team's side after they scraped into the FIFA World Cup quater-finals by beating Chile on penalties. 

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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Brazil through as Chile pay the penalty ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255951/match=300186487/match-report.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 19:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The sharp end begins]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=daily-preview-the-sharp-end-begins-2387697.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 07:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The World Cup group stage in quotes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-world-cup-group-stage-in-quotes-2388217.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 00:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Zamorano: This generation has broken the mould]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=zamorano-this-generation-has-broken-the-mould-2388212.html​FIFA.com to compare the effervescent performances of his country to those he contributed to, and much more.]]>Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Djorkaeff: France are building something]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=djorkaeff-france-are-building-something-2388165.htmlFIFA.com about his country's chances at this edition, the importance of the collective for a team and the downfall of Spain.]]>Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Medel a doubt, Vidal ready for Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=medel-a-doubt-vidal-ready-for-brazil-2388147.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Chile provide the test Scolari feared]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=chile-provide-the-test-scolari-feared-2386283.htmlFIFA.com looks at the emergence of Chile, and hears from their coach and players about their progress so far and forthcoming duel with Brazil.

 

 

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 49 and 50 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-49-and-50-2387244.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 22:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Chile stars learn from new pastures]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=chile-stars-learn-from-new-pastures-2386764.htmlSome of Chile's key players in their progress to the Round of 16 in Brazil explain how lessons learnt from club team-mates have helped further their abilities.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Luiz Gustavo stronger after 'learning curve']]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=luiz-gustavo-stronger-after-learning-curve-2385828.htmlBrazil's Luiz Gustavo says a "learning curve" at club level has helped develop his career.

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Luiz: Chile have pace and excellent players]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=luiz-chile-have-pace-and-excellent-players-2383794.htmlThe pace of Chile's forwards pose the major threat to Brazil's World Cup chances ahead of Saturday's last 16 meeting between the South American rivals, according to defender David Luiz. 

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Oranje’s Depay shines once more]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=oranje-s-depay-shines-once-more-2383339.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 03:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brazil, Mexico rise to the occasion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=brazil-mexico-rise-to-the-occassion-2382478.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 02:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Vidal: We can beat Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=vidal-we-can-beat-brazil-2383170.htmlChile midfielder Arturo Vidal said Chile were ready to realise their FIFA World Cup dream and beat Brazil in their last 16 match this Saturday. 

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Fer, Depay see Dutch top Group B]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186470/match-report.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 18:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Alonso: I've not quit Spain yet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=alonso-i-ve-not-quit-spain-yet-2381944.htmlXabi Alonso says he is still to decide on his future with Spain and denied speculation he is set to retire from international football.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Chile eye Oranje scalp]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=chile-eye-oranje-scalp-2381928.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Nerves for Brazil, pride for Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=nerves-for-brazil-pride-for-spain-2380838.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 02:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Carmona: We want first place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=carmona-we-want-first-place-2381085.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 20:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Chile to gamble on Vidal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=chile-to-gamble-on-vidal-2381328.htmlBoss Jorge Sampaoli says Arturo Vidal will feature for Chile, despite the midfielder running the risk of picking up a suspension. 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Van Gaal: We definitely want to avoid Brazil ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=van-gaal-we-definitely-want-to-avoid-brazil-2380956.htmlFIFA about his Netherlands team's success thus far, why Chile will be their toughest opponents and his admiration for the tournament's star players.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Postecoglou: We're very motivated for Spain game ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=postecoglou-we-re-very-motivated-for-spain-game-2381029.htmlDespite both nations unable to qualify for the Round of 16, Australia manager Ange Postecoglou says his side's final Group B clash with Spain is "far from a dead rubber."

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[TV viewing breaks records in first FIFA World Cup matches ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=tv-viewing-breaks-records-in-first-fifa-world-cup-matches-2378078.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Anxious wait for Vidal, Aranguiz]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=anxious-wait-for-vidal-aranguiz-2378968.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 18:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Wilkinson: It's the start of a new era ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=wilkinson-it-s-the-start-of-a-new-era-2377750.htmlFIFA about why the Socceroos are able to draw encouragement from Brazil 2014 despite being consigned to elimination. ]]>Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Vidal: Brazil has to wait]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=vidal-brazil-has-to-wait-2377120.htmlChile have to contend with the next group match against the Netherlands before thinking about the possibility of playing Brazil, says talisman midfielder Arturo Vidal.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Del Bosque: No snap decisions on future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=del-bosque-no-snap-decisions-on-future-2377004.htmlThe next steps will be in the best interest of Spanish football, says Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque after the FIFA World Cup holders were dumped out after two group matches.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Alonso: Win and lose as men]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=alonso-win-and-lose-as-men-2376976.htmlAfter bowing out of the FIFA World Cup after just two group games, midfielder Xabi Alonso feels Spain must learn to accept defeat in the same way they embraced their successes. 

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Mixed fortunes for kings in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mixed-fortunes-for-kings-in-brazil-2375903.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 03:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Chile savour Maracana redemption ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=chile-savour-maracana-redemption-2376914.htmlLa Roja's greatest triumph. FIFA.com hear from Claudio Bravo about dispelling ghosts of the past.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ramos, Pedro: It’s not the end of an era]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ramos-pedro-it-s-not-the-end-of-an-era-2376916.htmlLa Roja's shock 2014 FIFA World Cup exit, which reprised Italy's group-stage exit four years ago as holders.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dazzling Chile advance, eliminate Spain]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186498/match-report.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA and LOC statement on Maracana incident]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=fifa-and-loc-statement-on-maracana-incident-2376432.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 21:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Muller sets early pace, Pooladi on his shoulder]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=muller-sets-early-pace-pooladi-on-his-shoulder-2375655.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Vidal: You dream about games like this]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=vidal-you-dream-about-games-like-this-2374820.htmlA talismanic figure in the midfield for Chile, Arturo Vidal sat down with FIFA to talk making a swift recovery from knee surgery, La Roja's "suicidal approach"  and the belief they have in coach Jorge Sampaoli.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Spain seek redemption, Oranje aim to maintain sheen]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=spain-seek-redemption-oranje-aim-to-maintain-sheen-2374397.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 02:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Iniesta rallies Spain for Chile combat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=iniesta-rallies-spain-for-chile-combat-2375608.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 01:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sampaoli expects Spain backlash ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=sampaoli-expects-spain-backlash-2375228.htmlJorge Sampaoli predicts that FIFA World Cup holders Spain will play better against his team than they did in their thrashing by the Netherlands, as they are one of the best teams in the world.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Chile unsure of Vidal fitness]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=chile-unsure-of-vidal-fitness-2375213.htmlChile's Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is uncertain to be available to face Spain in Group B despite playing 60 minutes of Chile's FIFA World Cup opener against Australia.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Del Bosque hints at changes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=del-bosque-hints-at-changes-2375064.htmlVicente Del Bosque says he is willing to use the full depth of his squad as he bids to revive Spain's FIFA World Cup campaign against Chile after a humbling start in Group B.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Torres: Win more crucial than style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=torres-win-more-crucial-than-style-2374953.htmlSpain's priority is to win their next game no matter the style of play, says striker Fernando Torres ahead of their Group B clash with Chile.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Chile's 'Pitbull' out to bite Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=chile-s-pitbull-out-to-bite-spain-2374719.htmlKnown as the 'Pitbull', Chile's Gary Medel is sharpening his teeth ahead of taking on Spain in Group B.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Vidal: We are here for the Trophy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=vidal-we-are-here-for-the-trophy-2373729.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 17:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Del Bosque retains sense of optimism]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=del-bosque-retains-sense-of-optimism-2373591.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™