<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:01:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:37:02 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[World Cup adventure on ride to Rio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=world-cup-adventure-on-ride-to-rio-2319156.htmlFIFA.com catches up with Thompson on his incredible fundraising adventure.]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA.com launches Panini 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Online Sticker Album]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-com-launches-panini-2014-fifa-world-cup-braziltm-online-sticker-a-2319183.htmlFIFA.com has launched the Panini Online Sticker Album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to the support of Presenting Partner, Coca-Cola. 

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Stars sharpen form as World Cup nears]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=stars-sharpen-form-with-world-cup-sight-2303262.htmlFIFA.com looks at a few FIFA World Cup aspirants plying their trade in Asia who are using the AFC Champions League as an ideal proving ground to improve their form and catch the eye of their country's coach.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Rooney: Suarez one of the best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wayne Rooney has said that Liverpool's Luis Suarez is "up there with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best players in the world" as Manchester United prepare to host Brendan Rodgers' side on Sunday.

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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Example: I can't look past Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=example-can-look-past-brazili-doing-2295509.htmlFIFA.com about the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil, his memories of previous tournaments, his love of Fulham, his uncle Tony Grealish and meeting Three Lions legend Gary Lineker.]]>Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Wenger: Wilshere can make World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=wenger-expects-wilshere-make-world-cup-2294197.htmlArsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects England midfielder Jack Wilshere to recover from his hairline fracture of his foot sustained in Wednesday's friendly against Denmark in time for the FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Brazil & France shine, Argentina struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=brazil-and-france-impress-argentina-struggle-2293486.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The kick-off draws closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=100-days-2292259.htmlFIFA.com casts its eyes ahead to what awaits on 12 June.]]>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World Cup hopefuls in dress rehearsal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=world-cup-hopefuls-ready-for-dress-rehearsal-2291748.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Alvaro Pereira: I'm home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com enjoys an exclusive interview with Sao Paulo's Uruguayan defender Alvaro Pereira who explains why a trip to the Pacaembu to face Palmeiras is better than playing Real Madrid.]]>Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay to tackle Northern Ireland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=uruguay-tackle-northern-ireland-2275149.htmlWed, 05 Feb 2014 00:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Team Base Camps for Brazil 2014 announced]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=team-base-camps-for-brazil-2014-announced-2267880.htmlThe Team Base Camps for the 32 participating teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil have been announced. ]]>Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ghiggia: My marriage with football]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=ghiggia-marriage-with-football-2257678.htmlMaracanazo, Alcides Ghiggia spoke to FIFA.com on his return to Brazil to take part in the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.]]>Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Walcott: We want to play the best]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=walcott-want-play-the-best-2241081.htmlTheo Walcott has no problem with England taking on the big guns at next year's FIFA World Cup and believes the Three Lions can build on their UEFA EURO 2012 experience with manager Roy Hodgson.

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Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Global reaction to the Final Draw on Twitter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=tweets-from-the-game-elite-players-2240906.htmlSat, 07 Dec 2013 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Prandelli: You don’t see three world champions together every day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=prandelli-you-don-see-three-world-champions-together-every-day-group-rea-2240753.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Group D: Tough tests in group of champions]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=group-tough-tests-group-champions-2240576.htmlWith former FIFA World Cup-winners Uruguay, Italy and England all competing in Group D, the outcome looks tough to call, while Costa Rica will be out to perform a heroic shock in trying to negotiate past these football giants.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Fiendish groups and dicey draws recalled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=who-afraid-the-group-death-2240028.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the toughest from previous tournaments.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Hodgson: This will be very tough for us]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=hodgson-this-will-very-tough-for-2240495.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 18:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Final Draw reveals intriguing groups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=final-draw-reveals-intriguing-groups-2240026.htmlSpain, the Netherlands, Chile and Australia will make up the proverbial ‘group of death’ at the 20th FIFA World Cup, while Uruguay, Italy, England and Costa Rica will comprise another intriguing pool.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Football figures open up at the Final Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=football-figures-open-the-final-draw-2239902.htmlFIFA.com presents its readers with some selected highlights.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A team of stars for the draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=team-stars-for-the-draw-2239896.htmlThu, 05 Dec 2013 20:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Iconic octet take to the stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=iconic-octet-take-the-stage-2239060.htmlFIFA.com turns the spotlight on the eight legendary players who will help conduct the Final Draw for Brazil 2014 and hears what a few of them think about the World Cup.]]>Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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’s qualification in numbers]]>/southamerica/news/y=2013/m=11/news=uruguay-qualification-numbers-2227394.htmlFIFA.com looks at the statistics behind their successful campaign.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Uruguay reach Brazil despite stalemate]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=uruguay-reach-brazil-2014-despite-jordan-stalemate-2227242.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[Forlan and Uruguayan glory, a family affair ]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=forlan-and-uruguayan-glory-family-affair-2225987.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Diego Forlan, the South Africa 2010 Golden Ball winner and the third generation of his family to play for Uruguay, who was brought up immersed in Celeste tradition.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Uruguay vow no let-up against Jordan]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=uruguay-vow-let-against-jordan-2225764.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 01:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[Uruguay with one foot in Brazil]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=minutos-del-objetivo-2225525.htmlMon, 18 Nov 2013 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[ Pride amid the sadness for Jordan]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=pride-amid-the-sadness-for-jordan-2223899.html

Despite a tough 5-0 loss to Uruguay, Jordan were able to look at the positives from the Asian nation's first-ever intercontinental play-off berth for a chance to qualify for a World Cup™.]]>
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Five-star Uruguay see off Jordan]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=five-star-uruguay-see-off-jordan-2223500.htmlUruguay eased to victory in the first leg of their 2014 FIFA World Cup intercontinental play-off, with five different scorers helping La Celeste see off Jordan in Amman and all-but book their ticket to Brazil.

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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Jordan set for date with destiny against Uruguay]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=jordan-set-for-date-with-destiny-against-uruguay-2222441.htmlFIFA.com previews the FIFA World Cup™ play-off between Jordan and Uruguay with the west Asians looking to make the most of home advantage on Wednesday against the highly-regarded South Africa 2010 semi-finalists.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[Rodriguez hungry for a second chance]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=rodriguez-hungry-for-second-chance-2220778.html

FIFA.com spoke with the crafty wide man known as "The Onion", Cristian Rodriguez, ahead of Uruguay's make-or-break tie against Jordan in the upcoming FIFA World Cup play-offs. 

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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Déjà vu for Jordan as Uruguay tie looms]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=deja-for-jordan-uruguay-tie-looms-2218491.htmlFIFA.com speaks with some of the key Jordanians who featured when the two nations met at the FIFA U-20 World Cup six years ago.]]>Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[The statistical lowdown on Jordan]]>//news/y=2013/m=10/news=the-statistical-lowdown-jordan-2204414.htmlAs the Asia-South America intercontinental play-off for a spot at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ between Jordan and Uruguay approaches, FIFA.com looks at the numbers behind Jordan's qualifying campaign so far.

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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Uruguay play-off bound, Chile, Ecuador through]]>/southamerica/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[Chile, Ecuador revel, Uruguay face play-off]]>/southamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=chile-ecuador-advance-uruguay-face-another-play-off-2196965.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 02:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Two from three go directly to Brazil]]>/southamerica/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]]>/southamerica/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]]>/southamerica/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[Stuani: The adrenaline is pumping]]>/southamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=stuani-the-adrenaline-pumping-2192460.htmlLos Charruas seek to avoid yet another intercontinental play-off by winning their crucial upcoming Brazil 2014 qualifiers against Ecuador and Argentina.]]>Wed, 09 Oct 2013 02:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Ayovi: We'll battle every inch]]>/southamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=ayovi-battle-every-inch-2192360.htmlEcuador midfielder Walter Ayovi, fully focused on getting to Brazil next year, spoke with FIFA.com about his disappointment on missing the last two FIFA World Cups, the late Cristian Benitez, and more. 

 

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Suarez: We cannot be complacent]]>/southamerica/news/y=2013/m=10/news=suarez-cannot-complacent-2192151.htmlWith a crucial FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Ecuador on Friday, Luis Suarez is hoping he can continue his run of goalscoring form he has had for Liverpool for Uruguay as they battle for the fourth spot in South America.

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Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone
<![CDATA[Argentina through, Uruguay on the prowl]]>/southamerica/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 qualify in style, Colombia denied]]>/southamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=argentina-qualify-style-2172155.htmlLa Albiceleste booked their ticket to Brazil 2014, while Colombia will have to wait after they stumbled in Uruguay.]]>Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Uruguay keep Colombia waiting]]>/southamerica/news/y=2013/m=9/news=uruguay-keep-colombia-waiting-2172048.htmlWed, 11 Sep 2013 00:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. South American Zone<![CDATA[Argentina and Colombia on the cusp]]>/southamerica/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]]>/southamerica/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]]>/southamerica/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