<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTWed, 16 Nov 2016 09:59:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brazil stay perfect as Messi & Sanchez excel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-stay-perfect-amid-wins-for-chile-argentina-and-ecuador-2851486.htmlLionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez were two of the stars of the latest round of Russia 2018 qualifiers in South America as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador all racked up vital victories. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Quinteros: It’s a privilege to be in qualification zone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=quinteros-it-s-a-privilege-to-be-in-qualification-zone-2851187.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Battle for places set to intensify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=battle-for-places-set-to-intensify-2850590.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil and Uruguay break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-and-uruguay-break-clear-2849194.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Points at a premium as race tightens]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=points-at-a-premium-as-race-tightens-2848734.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has reached a stage where every point and every goal are worth their weight in gold. FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 11 of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Pineida: Ecuador have players who can hurt Uruguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pineida-ecuador-have-players-who-can-hurt-uruguay-2848527.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Quinteros: Uruguay have defensive flaws]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=quinteros-uruguay-have-defensive-flaws-2847185.htmlSun, 30 Oct 2016 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil hit the front, Argentina slip up again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=brazil-hit-the-front-argentina-slip-up-again-2842845.htmlAlbiceleste now three games without a win.]]>Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American hopefuls minding the gap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-hopefuls-minding-the-gap-2842465.htmlFIFA.com looks at how each of the South American contenders is shaping up ahead of a vital round of fixtures.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America<![CDATA[South America takes brief stock of breathless campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-america-takes-brief-stock-of-breathless-campaign-2841659.htmlThe South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has reached the halfway stage, with events merely underlining so far what the experts say about the CONMEBOL zone: that it is the toughest in the world.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Top five break clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=top-five-break-clear-2841207.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South American rivals seek to break deadlock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=south-american-rivals-seeking-to-break-the-deadlock-2839629.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest matchday in South American qualifying as the contenders for Russia 2018 seeking to break free of a congested ladder.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ecuador's flag bearers, a story of joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=ecuador-s-flag-bearers-a-story-of-joy-2833584.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 01:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Records fall across the globe]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=records-fall-across-the-globe-2830987.htmlFIFA.com’s latest statistical review, as well two on-song European superstars and the fall of defensive impregnability.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay back on top, Brazil on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=uruguay-back-on-top-brazil-on-the-rise-2831245.htmlFIFA.com reviews South America's latest Russia 2018 qualifiers.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Points to be made in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=points-to-be-made-in-south-america-2830762.htmlTuesday’s five CONMEBOL qualifiers could see plenty of changes at the top. FIFA.com looks ahead to another exciting round of matches in South America.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - South America
<![CDATA[Jesus jets from hero to zero and back again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=jesus-jets-from-hero-to-zero-and-back-again-2830235.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 14:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Argentina top ahead of tight-knit chasing pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-top-ahead-of-tight-knit-chasing-pack-2830346.htmlWe review the day's action of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, which saw Lionel Messi return to the international stage with a goal and a victory to help Argentina climb top of the group, with rivals Brazil one of the tight-knit chasing pack.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Qualifying returns with coaching changes aplenty ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=qualifying-returns-with-coaching-changes-aplenty-2824091.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Peru’s Cueva keen to keep on learning]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=peru-s-cueva-keen-to-keep-on-learning-2823720.htmlThe first trophy that Christian Cueva won in his career as a professional footballer was, believe it or not, a bull.

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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Paredes' courage to change]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=paredes-courage-to-change-2822913.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Ecuador right-back Juan Carlos Paredes, nicknamed 'The Ant', who talks FIFA World Cup qualifying, switching positions for the national team, life in the English Premier League and more.   

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Uruguay move top, Argentina keep climbing ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=uruguay-move-top-argentina-keep-climbing-2773379.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Differing goals for South American hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=differing-goals-for-south-american-hopefuls-2772882.htmlMon, 28 Mar 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia tighten the screw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=argentina-and-colombia-tighten-the-screw-2772497.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Giants collide as South American action resumes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=big-games-in-store-as-the-action-resumes-2771913.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Caicedo: Beating Argentina was historic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=caicedo-beating-argentina-was-historic-2770216.htmlEcuador and Espanyol forward Felipe Caicedo speaks to FIFA.com about FIFA World Cup qualifying so far, his past experience in the tournament and his hopes to return to Russia in 2018, after his time at Lokomotiv Moscow.

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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Ecuador stay perfect as Argentina, Brazil win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-stay-perfect-as-big-two-bounce-back-2733651.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a dramatic night in South America's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with big wins for Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil and a vital away triumph for Argentina.]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Trio eye summit, big two need points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=trio-eye-summit-big-two-need-points-2733254.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ecuador move clear as Brazil battle back to hold Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-move-clear-as-colombia-hold-chile-2732495.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifying action in South America, where a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Chile handed Ecuador the chance to move clear at the top of the standings.]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Superclásico topping the bill in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superclasico-topping-the-bill-in-south-america-2732051.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Trio break clear, Brazil up and running ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=trio-break-clear-brazil-up-and-running-2711796.htmlFIFA.com reviews another intriguing matchday.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Pressure on Argentina, Brazil as quintet strive for six]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=pressure-on-argentina-brazil-as-quintet-strive-for-six-2711350.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Baldivieso committed to bold path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=baldivieso-committed-to-bold-path-2710858.htmlFIFA.com ​about his rejuvenated squad and the need for patience in the country during this qualifying campaign.]]>Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Argentina, Brazil slump as Uruguay soar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=argentina-brazil-slump-as-uruguay-soar-2710425.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Quinteros: Beginning against Argentina and Bolivia is amazing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=quinteros-beginning-against-argentina-and-bolivia-amazing-2678530.htmlEcuador head coach Gustavo Quinteros will lead La Tri in hopes of reaching Russia 2018. He talks with FIFA.com about his conflicting emotions due to his side opening its qualifying campaign against two countries very close to his heart, and much more.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Brazil return to challenge upbeat Argentina, Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-return-to-challenge-upbeat-argentina-chile-2667780.html FIFA.com previews the South American preliminaries for Russia 2018.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Update on FIFA Disciplinary Committee decisions on World Cup cases ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=update-on-fifa-disciplinary-committee-decisions-on-world-2416083.htmlMon, 04 Aug 2014 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi, Rodriguez and keepers thrive]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-rodriguez-and-keepers-thrive-2390432.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 18:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=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[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[Shaqiri spurs Alexlang to prize]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=shaqiri-spurs-alexlang-to-prize-2387946.htmlAlexlang taking the top prize and ingram_23 assuming the overall leadership.]]>Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=FantasyKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ayovi: Ecuador have got a good future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ayovi-ecuador-have-got-a-good-future-2387587.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 05:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Contenders get chance to shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=muchos-minutos-para-los-candidatos-2386133-2386163.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Pogba: France can emulate U-20 world champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=pogba-dans-le-grand-bain-2386177-2386209.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi shares the spotlight as fates are decided]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-shares-the-spotlight-as-fates-are-decided-2386160.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Free-scoring France foiled but Ecuador bow out]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186515/match-report.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Noboa: It's hard to make Enner laugh]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=noboa-it-s-hard-to-make-enner-laugh-2384105.htmlFIFA.com about his confidence that Ecuador will beat France, their targets for the tournament and what on-song Enner Valencia is like as a player and a person.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[All to play for]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-2383477.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 14, which includes Nigeria-Argentina and Ecuador-France, with some quotes, information and a riveting flashback.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 41-44]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-41-44-2382346.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 18:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Costly: I laid the Honduran curse to rest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=costly-i-laid-the-honduran-curse-to-rest-2380201.htmlFIFA.com about ending Honduras' 32-year wait for the FIFA World Cup goal, their forthcoming duel with Switzerland and chances of reaching the Round of 16, and why he wears the No13 shirt.]]>Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Valencia: I sold milk to buy football boots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=valencia-i-sold-milk-to-buy-football-boots-2379692.htmlFIFA.com about his humble upbringing, respect for Agustin Delgado, goals against Honduras and forthcoming duel with France.]]>Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™