<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 04 Aug 2014 15:15:00 GMTThu, 25 Sep 2014 13:29:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Rueda replaced as Ecuador coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=rueda-replaced-as-ecuador-coach-2407616.htmlWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:29:00 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[France vow no let up in last 16 race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=france-vow-no-let-up-in-last-16-race-2383362.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 01:15:00 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[Trio aware of France's forward threat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=trio-aware-of-france-s-forward-threat-2381727.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 22:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA['Little' Switzerland dreaming big]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=little-switzerland-dreaming-big-2381452.htmlBlerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka say "little" Switzerland still have "big dreams" at the FIFA World Cup.

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:17:00 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 ™<![CDATA[Blues for Italy, joy for Les Bleus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=coup-de-blues-et-bleu-royal-2379510-2379658.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 02:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[French youngsters continue to impress ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=french-youngsters-continue-to-impress-2379643.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 02:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Enner inspires Ecuador to comeback victory]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186463/match-report.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Benzema: Same again for Ecuador]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=benzema-same-again-for-ecuador-2379475.htmlMan-of-the-match Karim Benzema says France will try their best for a repeat performance in their final Group E game after they put five goals past Switzerland.

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Quintero makes his presence felt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=quintero-se-presenta-en-sociedad-2378306-2378339.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 04:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Quartet eye knockout stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=quartet-eye-knockout-stage-2377044.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 01:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hondurans won't settle just for history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hondurans-won-t-settle-just-for-history-2378049.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 21:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mixed emotions for Suarez and Rueda]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mixed-emotions-for-suarez-and-rueda-2376456.htmlFIFA.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Seferovic: We're young and hungry]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=seferovic-we-re-young-and-hungry-2375185.htmlHaris Seferovic says Switzerland's young side are ready to take on France after coming back to stun Ecuador in their Group E opener.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Messi inspires Argentina, Swiss profit from late drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-inspires-argentina-swiss-profit-from-late-drama-2373308.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 01:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Les Bleus’ young duo shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=les-bleus-young-duo-shine-2373017.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Last-gasp Seferovic snatches Switzerland victory]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186494/match-report.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 18:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sterling proves his worth]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=sterling-proves-his-worth-2372169.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi at the Maracana, Deschamps returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-at-the-maracana-deschamps-returns-2370854.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hitzfeld: Swiss are rejuvenated]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hitzfeld-swiss-are-rejuvenated-2371292.htmlOttmar Hitzfeld says his 'well-organised' Switzerland side are ready to show just how much they have improved since their last FIFA World Cup outing in South Africa.

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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Senderos: We’re expecting a lot from ourselves]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=senderos-we-re-expecting-a-lot-from-ourselves-2369591.htmlFIFA about his battle for a place in the Switzerland backline and the pressure the squad is putting on itself to go far in Brazil.]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 9-11]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-9-11-2369530.htmlFri, 13 Jun 2014 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mendez: We are concentrated on our job]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mendez-we-are-concentrated-on-our-job-2368673.htmlEdison Mendez is about to play his last FIFA World Cup and complete a remarkable journey from scavenging for food to eat and shoes to wear to becoming Ecuador's most respected footballer.

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Hitzfeld: European sides will find it difficult]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=hitzfeld-european-sides-will-find-it-difficult-2367905.htmlWed, 11 Jun 2014 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[France, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador and Honduras land in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=france-argentina-uruguay-ecuador-and-honduras-land-in-brazil-2363189.htmlTue, 10 Jun 2014 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Minda replaces Castillo in Ecuador squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=minda-replaces-castillo-in-ecuador-squad-2360069.htmlOswaldo Minda has been drafted into Ecuador's squad as a replacement for injured midfielder Segundo Castillo.

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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Absent, but not forgotten]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ilustres-ausentes-2354521-2355306.htmlThey say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so here at FIFA.com we want to pay tribute to the slew of top-class performers who, whether through injury or because their countries failed to qualify, will be missing out on the trip to Brazil.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[World Cup squads officially confirmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=world-cup-squads-officially-confirmed-2354847.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[England draw Ecuador, Luxembourg hold Italy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=england-draw-ecuador-luxembourg-shock-italy-2354713.htmlEngland and Ecuador battled to a 2-2 draw in a hot and humid encounter in Miami, while Luxembourg held Italy to a 1-1 draw, keeping Cesare Prandelli's side winless in their past seven games and Netherlands beat Wales 2-0.

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Rueda includes injured Castillo in Ecuador squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=rueda-includes-injured-castillo-in-ecuador-squad-2353458.htmlTue, 03 Jun 2014 00:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ribery in as Deschamps unveils France squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ribery-in-as-deschamps-unveils-france-squad-2353430.htmlDidier Deschamps has named his 23-man FIFA World Cup squad on Monday, and star midfielder Franck Ribery, who has been struggling with a back injury, has been included in Les Bleus roster.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Broken leg rules out Mexico's Montes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=broken-leg-rules-out-mexico-s-montes-2350523.htmlSun, 01 Jun 2014 05:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lallana: It's happening so quickly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=lallana-it-s-happening-so-quickly-2346727.htmlFri, 30 May 2014 23:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Provisional World Cup squads finalised]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=provisional-brazil-2014-squads-finalised-2339984.htmlThe provisional squad lists for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ have been confirmed. Have a closer look at each of the teams' selections on FIFA.com.

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Fri, 16 May 2014 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Sakho: France can surprise people]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=sakho-france-can-surprise-people-2339337.htmlLiverpool defender Mamadou Sakho believes France will put their troubling South Africa 2010 campaign behind them and make their country proud in Brazil.

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Thu, 15 May 2014 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Rueda makes Ecuador choices]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=rueda-makes-ecuador-choices-2338575.htmlWed, 14 May 2014 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Nasri, Abidal left out of France squad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=nasri-abidal-left-out-of-france-squad-2338365.htmlBoth Samir Nasri of Manchester City and Monaco captain Eric Abidal missed out on a youthful 23-man squad announced by France head coach Didier Deschamps ahead of Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 13 May 2014 18:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™