<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTMon, 18 Jun 2018 12:27:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>/worldcup/news/france-portugal-earn-europe-s-last-automatic-russia-tickets-2913125France and Portugal booked their places at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on the final day of Europe's group stage, with the pair earning comfortable wins to top Group A and B respectively, while the play-off line-up was finalised.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Andorra take first steps on uphill climb]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=andorra-take-first-steps-on-uphill-climb-2878541.htmlAndorra may have a small pool of talent to choose from, but they are hoping to make a splash in the women's game during their debut FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[A historic goal on a day of battles]]>/worldcup/news/a-historic-goal-on-a-day-of-battles-2842444FIFA.com rounds up Monday's results in European zone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ron riot, Bleu relief & Swiss thrills]]>/worldcup/news/ron-riot-bleu-relief-swiss-thrills-2841305The big guns bagged big wins – some swimmingly, some sweatingly. Some big-name players also delivered on an entertaining evening of UEFA Zone Russia 2018 qualifiers, while some lesser names made big impressions.

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Fri, 07 Oct 2016 23:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142FIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885FIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Bale's Wales beats Belgium, Iceland win]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/264/715/6/index.htmlGareth Bale's goal saw Wales to a 1-0 victory over Belgium, putting his country tantalisingly close to a first major tournament since 1958, while Iceland beat Czech Republic 2-1 in a busy night of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/605/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684Belgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Tall order for Tanase]]>/worldcup/news/tall-order-for-tanase-2188267Steaua Bucharest and Romania star Cristian Tanase spoke exclusively to FIFA.com about his club's UEFA Champions League quest and his country's FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign heading into final stretch.

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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063FIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=who-should-your-club-sign-1977969.htmlFIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373FIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[De Jong: I know my place in Dutch squad]]>/worldcup/news/jong-know-place-dutch-squad-1714342FIFA.com about adapting to life in the Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach’s targets and his own personal goals with the Netherlands.]]>Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/world-champions-join-the-party-1698641FIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Big guns hit ground running]]>/worldcup/news/big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521The likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[The flawless, troubled and triumphant]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=10/news=the-flawless-troubled-and-triumphant-1526413.htmlWith 240 matches played among nine qualifying groups, FIFA.com reviews the most memorable moments from the 13-month-long qualifying campaign for next summer's UEFA EURO 2012.

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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Rocky road for the Netherlands]]>/worldcup/news/rocky-road-for-the-netherlands-1484753Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Key victories see groups tighten]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=key-victories-see-groups-tighten-1446963.htmlFIFA.com reviews Saturday's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying matches, which featured a poor result for England, victory and a landmark for Republic of Ireland, and results which have tightened the top of many groups.]]>Sat, 04 Jun 2011 22:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[France stunned as forwards thrive]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=france-stunned-forwards-thrive-1294465.htmlBelarus won 1-0 in France as Portugal were held 4-4 by visiting Cyprus, while Italy's Antonio Cassano, Fernando Torres of Spain and England talisman Wayne Rooney inspired victories.

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Sat, 04 Sep 2010 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[yeremis’s double strike]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=1144983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Round 14 winner yeremis snatched a signed FIFA World Cup winner's jersey this weekend along with second-place on the overall leaderboard.

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Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:52:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WL PredictorKind=News
<![CDATA[England and Serbia on the verge]]>/worldcup/news/england-and-serbia-the-verge-1099391 England and Serbia will have the chance to reach South Africa 2010 in midweek, while Denmark, Slovakia and Spain could also secure qualification.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Ukraine seek goals and glory]]>/worldcup/news/ukraine-seek-goals-and-glory-1097636Thu, 03 Sep 2009 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[England, Serbia edge ever closer]]>/worldcup/news/england-serbia-edge-ever-closer-1069985Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Mission to join the Dutch]]>/worldcup/news/mission-join-the-dutch-1068280Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Safe passage for Netherlands]]>/worldcup/news/safe-passage-for-netherlands-1067609Sat, 06 Jun 2009 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Europe salutes Barcelona]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2009/m=5/news=europe-salutes-barcelona-1063737.html After a dazzling display of flowing football against the English holders, Barcelona were crowned worthy European champions in Rome.

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Thu, 28 May 2009 19:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009
<![CDATA[Flawless trio aim for more]]>/worldcup/news/flawless-trio-aim-for-more-1043801Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Points mean pride for Andorra]]>/worldcup/news/points-mean-pride-for-andorra-1043280 FIFA.com hears from Andorra coach David Rodrigo on the challenge of ensuring that this tiny nation punches above its weight in European qualifying. 

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Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Determining Europe's runners-up]]>/worldcup/news/determining-europe-runners-916071Thu, 16 Oct 2008 15:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Rakitic brace helps Croatia cruise]]>/worldcup/news/rakitic-brace-helps-croatia-cruise-914127 Two dead-ball strikes by Ivan Rakitic - the first a superb free-kick; the second a penalty - guided Croatia to a comfortable 4-0 defeat of Andorra. 

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Wed, 15 Oct 2008 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Fearsome foursome lead the way]]>/worldcup/news/fearsome-foursome-lead-the-way-911024 Four teams have maintained a perfect record on the first three matchdays of European qualifying for South Africa 2010. Can they keep it up?

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Tue, 14 Oct 2008 05:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[England roll on, France fight back]]>/worldcup/news/england-roll-france-fight-back-908735 While England put five goals past Kazakhstan and Spain crusied to victory in Estonia, France scraped a draw on Matchday 3 of European qualifying.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2008 23:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Trebles steal the headlines]]>/worldcup/news/trebles-steal-the-headlines-876234 Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick to inspire England to a 4-1 win in Croatia, while Miroslav Klose's treble saved Germany from defeat in Finland.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2008 18:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[All eyes on Zagreb]]>/worldcup/news/all-eyes-zagreb-874930Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Big guns fail to convince]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Sep 2008 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Capello and England at the ready]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Sep 2008 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™