<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 25 Jan 2018 07:33:00 GMTWed, 17 Oct 2018 08:24:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Australia well placed ahead of latest Dutch odyssey]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=1/news=australia-well-placed-ahead-of-latest-dutch-odyssey-2926964.htmlWith Ange Postecoglou at the helm, Australia commenced 2017 at 44 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and facing a significant challenge to qualify for a fourth successive FIFA World Cup. Now they are flying high and bound for Russia, as FIFA.com reports.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:33:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925908.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Australia hit all-time high as USA end 2017 on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=australia-hit-all-time-high-as-usa-end-2017-on-top-2924260.htmlUSA will bring in another new year as the top-ranked women’s national team after holding on to top spot in the final FIFA Women's World Ranking of 2017.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Holders Japan draw Australia in AFC Women's Asian Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=holders-japan-draw-australia-in-afc-women-s-asian-cup-2923447.htmlSat, 09 Dec 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Statement concerning the Football Federation of Australia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=statement-concerning-the-football-federation-of-australia-2923399.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 21:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AssociationsKind=Release<![CDATA[Kharbin, Kerr named Asia’s best]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=11/news=kharbin-kerr-named-asia-s-best-2921934.htmlThu, 30 Nov 2017 01:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[W-League celebrates birthday with new highs]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=10/news=w-league-celebrates-birthday-with-new-highs-2917622.htmlThu, 26 Oct 2017 06:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Contrasting styles await in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/contrasting-styles-awaits-in-asian-finale-2910217FIFA.com runs the rule over the final match-up in Asian 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as continental champions Australia tackle fairytale side Syria, with a ticket to the intercontinental play-off up for grabs.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Zaher Midani: Syria ready for Australia showdown]]>/worldcup/news/zaher-midani-syria-ready-for-australia-showdown-2910155Syria midfielder Mohammed Zaher Midani speaks to FIFA.com about the country's massive upcoming FIFA World Cup™ play-off against Australia. 

 

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Trio through to Uruguay as Korea DPR retain title ]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=trio-through-to-uruguay-as-korea-dpr-retain-title-2909036.htmlSun, 24 Sep 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651FIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>/worldcup/news/japan-through-as-quintet-have-to-leave-it-late-2906052Japan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Japan qualify for sixth successive World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/japan-qualify-for-sixth-successive-world-cup-2906072Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-stars-comebacks-and-a-circus-trick-2902842.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.htmlAfter two weeks of action that only whet the appetite further for a return to Russia in 2018, we look over the numbers and the standout memories from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and Germany's victory.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ambitious Socceroos hailed by the best]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ambitious-socceroos-hailed-by-the-best-2898584.htmlAustralia may have missed a ticket to the Confederations Cup semi-final but they have grown enormously after three challenging matches in Russia, which augers well for their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany ease through, Aussies make Chile sweat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-ease-through-aussies-make-chile-sweat-2898549.htmlWhile both Group B favourites at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 successfully navigated their way to the semi-finals, Germany and Chile enjoyed very different matches against Cameroon and Australia respectively. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Point enough for Chile to progress]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334879/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Jun 2017 18:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Bosnich’s Confed Cup tales of ‘97 ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=bosnich-s-confeds-cup-tales-of-97-2898127.htmlFIFA.com talks to former star Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich to hear some humourous insights from the Socceroos' run to the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup final.]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hernandez: We’re good enough to take on anyone]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hernandez-we-re-good-enough-to-take-on-anyone-2898085.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Chile midfielder Pablo 'Tucu' Hernandez, who says La Roja are not taking their final Group B game against Australia lightly, despite being almost assured of qualification for the semi-finals.

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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Aussie new boys on track]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=aussie-new-boys-on-track-2897704.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 23:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[All to play for in Group B as Sanchez rewrites records]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-group-b-as-sanchez-rewrites-records-2897570.htmlGroup B at Russia 2017 remains delicately poised after a day of 1-1 draws that left all four teams in exactly the same positions they held on Thursday morning. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Spoils shared in Saint Petersburg]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334880/match-report.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[From the vault: Germany-Australia, 2005 Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=from-the-vault-germany-australia-2005-confederations-cup-2895844.htmlSun, 18 Jun 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Australia v Germany]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334890/preview.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 16:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Australia’s enduring German connection]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=australia-s-enduring-german-connection-2895483.htmlFIFA.com explains.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Selfies and a theme park for world champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=selfies-and-a-theme-park-for-world-champions-2895291.htmlGermany's first training session in Russia was held in picturesque surroundings: a fantastic training complex, thrilled fans looking on, and a theme park rising in the background.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-fifa-confederations-cup-in-numbers-2895262.htmlFrom the oldest and youngest players and teams through the tournament's most successful nations to the men poised to make history at Russia 2017, FIFA.com rounds up the tournament's standout stats.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Arrival of Socceroos completes Confederations Cup line-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=arrival-of-socceroos-completes-confederations-cup-line-up-2895136.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Enhanced digital experience for global football fans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=enhanced-digital-experience-for-global-football-fans-2894806.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil hit experimental Aussies for four]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=brazil-hit-experimental-aussies-for-four-2894775.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 16:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Ice-cool Sainsbury eager to make up for lost time]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ice-cool-sainsbury-eager-to-make-up-for-lost-time-2893218.htmlFIFA.com hears from Australia defender Trent Sainsbury who is seeking to make every post a winner in Russia this month after missing the 2014 World Cup with a bizarre injury.]]>Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Additional tickets for most sought-after matches at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 now available]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=additional-tickets-for-most-sought-after-matches-at-fifa-confederation-2893188.htmlWith just ten days to go until the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA is releasing as of today, 11:00 Moscow time, additional tickets for some of the most sought-after matches.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[New Zealand climb ahead of Confed Cup, Poles into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=new-zealand-climb-ahead-of-confed-cup-poles-into-top-ten-2890741.htmlAhead of a busy month in senior international football, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup set to take centre stage in June, there has been a small amount of notable movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Aussies name squad for June]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=aussies-name-squad-for-june-2891054.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 07:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The day the Socceroos knocked over the world champs]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=the-day-the-socceroos-knocked-over-the-world-champs-2887015.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the one of the famous upset results at the FIFA Confederations Cup, a result which built the platform for Australia to enjoy future breakthrough success. ]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 04:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[26 days to go: Path to the Trophy decided in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=26-days-to-go-path-to-the-trophy-decided-in-kazan-2883970.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the Official Draw of the Confederations Cup, which took place in the Host City of Kazan.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[49 days to go: Socceroos sensational result]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=49-days-to-go-socceroos-sensational-result-2880542.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember one of the most sensational results in the history of the competition.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia-Portugal will be full house]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=samoura-announces-russia-portugal-will-be-full-house-2880425.htmlFIFA and the 2018 Local Organising Committe held their last board meeting ahead of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. FIFA.com collects the main quotes from the media briefing that followed the meeting.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=origins-wunderkinds-and-the-pride-of-pot-4-2880124.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Russia 2017's last-minute sales phase starts]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2017-s-last-minute-sales-phase-starts-2879980.htmlFans from all over the world will, as of 12:00 CET (13:00 Moscow time) today, have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup as the last-minute sales phase begins.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets sold as first-come, first-served sales phase ends]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=211-745-fifa-confederations-cup-tickets-sold-as-first-come-first-serve-2878677.html211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets had been sold via FIFA.com/tickets by the time the first-come, first-served sales phase came to an end, with Chilean fans buying more than 7,000.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866FIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Kewell: Australia will have to be at their best]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kewell-australia-will-have-to-be-at-their-best-2876304.htmlFIFA.com at a media event in his hometown of Sydney to reminisce about his performances at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and give his take on Australia’s class of 2017.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017