<![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 09:59:02 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[Cubillas: Neymar is Barcelona’s most important player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=cubillas-neymar-is-barcelona-s-most-important-player-2850689.htmlMon, 14 Nov 2016 15:52:00 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[Santa Cruz: It's hard to take retiring from Paraguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=santa-cruz-it-s-hard-to-take-retiring-from-paraguay-2848741.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 19:45:00 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[Starlets, an Octopus and a King]]>/news/y=2016/m=10/news=starlets-an-octopus-and-a-king-2843564.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a supersonic goal and droughts ending for a player in Amsterdam and a country in Cordoba.]]>Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[Debuts, droughts and French Gs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=debuts-droughts-and-french-gs-2841759.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an American keeper and surprising droughts for Paraguay and Spain.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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[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[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[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™
<![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[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™<![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[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[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[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