<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 16:16:34 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Lezcano: It was my dream to play for Paraguay ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=lezcano-it-was-my-dream-to-play-for-paraguay-2783189.htmlParaguay's Dario Lezcano, the current joint-top scorer in the CONMEBOL zone's FIFA World Cup qualifying, reflects on his meteoric rise at international level, his country's current campaign, leaving South America for Europe as a teenager and more.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[Paraguay's Gonzalez, a force of personality]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=paraguay-s-gonzalez-a-force-of-personality-2771949.htmlFIFA.com gets a unique insight into the mindset of Derlis Gonzalez, the young Paraguay star who has shown maturity beyond his years when he's worn the famous Albirroja jersey.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[South America’s coaches have their say]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=south-america-coaches-have-their-say-2238369.htmlSouth American qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ saw plenty of twists, turns and surprises and we surveyed the coaches involved to find out what they made of their region's road to Brazil.

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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[The votes are in]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=the-votes-are-2238352.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the votes of each of the coaches that participated in the poll after the conclusion of the South American qualifying campaign.]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[South America delivers again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=south-america-delivers-again-2227148.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Uruguay play-off bound, Chile, Ecuador through]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=uruguay-play-off-bound-chile-ecuador-progress-2197126.htmlFIFA.com reviews the final round of action.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 08:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Two from three go directly to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=two-from-three-directly-brazil-2195779.htmlMon, 14 Oct 2013 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Colombia qualify, Ecuador edge closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=colombia-qualify-ecuador-edge-closer-2195016.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the CONMEBOL action as Colombia fought back from three goals down to secure their ticket to Brazil, while Ecuador moved closer to qualification with a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in Quito.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 08:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[All eyes on Quito and Barranquilla]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=tension-tres-bandas-2193696.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Lucena: The miracle is still on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=lucena-the-miracle-still-2190097.htmlFIFA.com he is not giving up hope yet.]]>Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Argentina through, Uruguay on the prowl]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=argentina-through-uruguay-the-prowl-2172262.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from another busy day of FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America, as Argentina booked their ticket to Brazil and Uruguay continued their resurgence.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 05:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia on the cusp]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=argentina-and-colombia-the-cusp-2169783.htmlMon, 09 Sep 2013 13:44:33 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Giant steps for Colombia and Chile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=giant-steps-for-colombia-and-chile-2169150.htmlColombia and Chile took big steps towards qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with wins in the South American qualifying group, while Paraguay and Uruguay also recorded victories.

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Sat, 07 Sep 2013 09:06:22 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[A time for cool heads]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=time-for-cool-heads-2167704.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Chile boost their cause, Peru still in the hunt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=chile-boost-their-cause-peru-still-the-hunt-2104545.htmlChile and Peruvian veteran Claudio Pizarro impressed on a day that saw a Lionel Messi cameo unable to prevent CONMEBOL's first goalless match of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifying so far.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2013 08:47:42 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Colombia trip tops the bill]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=colombia-trip-tops-the-bill-2103535.htmlAhead of Matchday 13 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, FIFA.com previews Friday's action including the high profile match-up between Argentina and Colombia.

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Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Da Silva: I refuse to throw in the towel]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=paulo-silva-refuse-throw-the-towel-2083596.htmlParaguay has participated in the last four FIFA World Cups, but their place in Brazil 2014 is far from secure and La Albirroja captain Paulo Da Silvia tells FIFA.com he is refusing to miss out on qualification without a fight.

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Thu, 23 May 2013 08:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Ecuador hit four, Chile bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=ecuador-hit-four-chile-bounce-back-2049704.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the South American action.]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 03:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Trips for top two, Chile host Uruguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=trips-for-top-two-chile-host-uruguay-2044875.htmlChile host Uruguay in what looks set to be a crucial game in the hunt for an automatic South American FIFA World Cup™ qualification place, while leaders Argentina visit Bolivia and Colombia travel to Venezuela.

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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia pull clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=argentina-and-colombia-pull-clear-2044156.htmlThere were emphatic wins for Argentina and Colombia on Matchday 11 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Separated by four points, the duo are now clear at the top of the table.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 05:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[South American hopefuls enter final straight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=south-american-hopefuls-enter-final-straight-2039441.htmlClásico del Pacífico between Peru and Chile is just one of the highlights of the Matchday 11 programme in South America on Friday.]]>Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[No divided loyalties for Pelusso]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=divided-loyalties-for-pelusso-2018987.htmlAlbirroja.]]>Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Argentina lead but all still to play for]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=argentina-lead-but-all-still-play-for-1977113.htmlLa Albiceleste, who have a firm grip on top spot, the South American qualifying section for the FIFA World Cup™ 2014 in Brazil has been a rollercoaster ride throughout 2012.]]>Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Godin: People have very short memories]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=11/news=godin-people-have-very-short-memories-1940138.htmlFIFA.com about Uruguay’s drop down the South American standings and hopes of reaching Brazil 2014, and criticism of Diego Lugano and Diego Forlan.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Argentina clear as Bolivia, Paraguay win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=argentina-clear-bolivia-paraguay-win-1787067.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2012 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Argentina, Ecuador eye further progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=argentina-ecuador-eye-further-progress-1785408.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to South American FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, where Argentina will be looking to build on their impressive run, while Ecuador will hope to take advantage of Colombia's absence.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Caicedo, Falcao & Messi star as leaders pull clear]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=caicedo-falcao-messi-star-leaders-pull-clear-1784732.htmlSat, 13 Oct 2012 04:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Crucial showdowns loom in South America]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=crucial-showdowns-loom-south-america-1783170.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the ninth round of fixtures in South American qualifying for Brazil 2014, with the latest River Plate derby between Argentina and Uruguay the pick of the ties.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Leading pack bunches up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=leading-pack-bunches-1700295.htmlFIFA.com has the details as the race for places at Brazil 2014 got even tighter. ]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Argentina face leadership challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=argentina-face-leadership-challenge-1698780.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday’s qualifiers in South America, where new leaders Argentina take on Peru, and Chile return to action intent on recovering the number one spot.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Argentina lead the way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=argentina-lead-the-way-1697726.htmlFIFA.com recaps Friday’s four Brazil 2014 qualifiers in South America, which all went the way of the home sides, with Argentina taking over at the top of the group.]]>Sat, 08 Sep 2012 05:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Test for Uruguay, debuts for coaches]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=test-for-uruguay-debuts-for-coaches-1696220.htmlFIFA.com has the details.]]>Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Pelusso: It’s time to get down to work]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=8/news=pelusso-time-get-down-work-1685018.htmlThe newly installed Paraguay boss talks to FIFA.com about the challenges of international coaching and the crucial Brazil 2014 qualifiers versus Argentina and Venezuela.

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Changes at the top see Chile lead]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=changes-the-top-see-chile-lead-1647454.htmlFIFA.com reviews a weekend that saw Chile register a second successive away win to lead the South American standings, while a thriller in Montevideo sees Uruguay follow closely behind in the race for Brazil 2014.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Trio bidding to topple Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=trio-bidding-topple-argentina-1645745.htmlWith leaders Argentina not in action, Chile, Venezuela and Uruguay can all knock La Albiceleste off the top of the South American Zone standings in Brazil 2014 qualifying.   

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Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[South American qualifying in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=south-american-qualifying-numbers-1642012.htmlFIFA.com takes a statistical look at South American qualifying for Brazil 2014.]]>Thu, 31 May 2012 12:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Fernandez: Dad's always helped me]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=fernandez-dad-always-helped-1625659.htmlFIFA.com about emerging from the shadows of his father who was in between the posts for La Albirroja at Mexico 1986.]]>Fri, 04 May 2012 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Delights and disappointments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=12/news=delights-and-disappointments-1562592.htmlAsian and Caribbean upsets, tight battles in South America and a first-ever win for American Samoa were among the latest qualifying tales as the race for Brazil 2014 heated up.

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Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™