<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 20 Nov 2017 09:06:00 GMTFri, 27 Jul 2018 09:23:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Women's World Cup race resumes in Europe]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=women-s-world-cup-race-resumes-in-europe-2920671.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the early movers in Europe and some upcoming fixtures to look forward to.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![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[FIFA Appeal Committee confirms stadium ban against Bosnia and Herzegovina]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fifa-appeal-committee-confirms-stadium-ban-against-bosnia-and-herzegov-2906283.htmlsanctions imposed on 20 July 2017 by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![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[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A cannon, a boot and faith in youth]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-cannon-a-boot-and-faith-in-youth-2888369.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Yugoslavia cause Chilean sensation]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=yugoslavia-cause-chilean-sensation-1795111.htmlFIFA.com recalls how a Yugoslavia team including Boban, Prosinecki, Mijatovic and Suker - one that nobody knew about before Chile 1987 - thrilled spectators and upset a series of giants to become youth champions of the world.]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![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[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2668840.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2590021.htmlThis week we feature in our regular birthday round-up an African legend, a Brazil 2014 winner and an Italian who twice made it to the final weekend of the FIFA World Cup.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Dzeko: We're confident we can qualify]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=10/news=dzeko-we-re-confident-we-can-qualify-2458296.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Manchester City star and Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko about his ambitions of reaching UEFA EURO 2016, experiences at Brazil 2014, his opinions on the world's best footballers and much more.]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2455955.htmlIn our weekly feature, we preview the upcoming footballing birthdays, with a Greek grafter, an evergreen Italian, a Nigerian winger and Algeria's former manager celebrating this week.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Cypriot hero Christofi eyes EURO fairy tale]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/474/1/index.htmlFIFA.com about his role in the historic win at Bosnia and Herzegovina and his move to Swiss club Sion. ]]>Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.<![CDATA[Low: Youth coaches create world champions]]>/worldcup/news/low-youth-coaches-create-world-champions-2440913Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![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[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=conte-up-and-running-ibra-makes-history-2436221.htmlAzzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Totti’s last shot at the Scudetto?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=8/news=totti-s-last-shot-at-the-scudetto-2427830.htmlFIFA.com profiles Roma’s preparations for a crack at the Serie A title, including how they plan to utilise Francesco Totti in what could prove his last season.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[The first phase in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/the-first-phase-in-tweets-2388679FIFA.com looks at the best tweets from the group stage.]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Contenders get chance to shine]]>/worldcup/news/muchos-minutos-para-los-candidatos-2386133-2386163Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Spahic: A World Cup is unforgettable ]]>/worldcup/news/spahic-a-world-cup-is-unforgettable-2385838Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Bosnians bid farewell by eliminating Iran]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186464/match-report.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 18:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[All to play for]]>/worldcup/news/all-to-play-for-2383477FIFA.com previews Matchday 14, which includes Nigeria-Argentina and Ecuador-France, with some quotes, information and a riveting flashback.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Kanu: We called Keshi 'big boss']]>/worldcup/news/kanu-we-called-keshi-big-boss-2382160FIFA.com, reflecting on his time playing with current Nigeria coach and former captain Stephen Keshi, as the Super Eagles look to build on victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina and progress to the Round of 16.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 41-44]]>/worldcup/news/referee-designations-for-matches-41-44-2382346Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Odemwingie triumphs against familiar faces]]>/worldcup/news/odemwingie-triumphs-against-familiar-faces-2380834FIFA.com about the two friends that he was pitted against in Cuiaba, and who his goal ultimately sent home from the tournament.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 05:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Milestones, records and celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/milestones-records-and-celebrations-2380818It was another extraordinary day at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with some Messi magic, a record-equalling goal and a little brotherly love. 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[Omeruo a rock for Nigeria]]>/worldcup/news/omeruo-a-rock-for-nigeria-2380467Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Nigeria extinguish Bosnian dreams]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186511/match-report.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 00:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Emenike: The pressure has to be there]]>/worldcup/news/emenike-the-pressure-has-to-be-there-2378931After a disappointing stalemate with Iran in their Group F opener, Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike explains to FIFA how the expectations of the 170 million people back home will be more intense than ever when they take on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[TV viewing breaks records in first FIFA World Cup matches ]]>/worldcup/news/tv-viewing-breaks-records-in-first-fifa-world-cup-matches-2378078Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Aussies go ninth, Swiss reach personal best]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=6/news=aussies-go-ninth-swiss-reach-personal-best-2377051.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Misimovic, Ibisevic take strength from defeat ]]>/worldcup/news/misimovic-ibisevic-take-strength-from-defeat-2377029FIFA.com that spirits are high and their sights are set on making their mark.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 27-29]]>/worldcup/news/referee-designations-for-matches-27-29-2377033FIFA has announced the referees for the FIFA World Cup matches 27 to 29, which takes in Argentina-Iran, Nigeria-Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany-Ghana.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[Argentina's game of two halves]]>/worldcup/news/argentina-s-game-of-two-halves-2373342FIFA there is improvement to be made after the Albiceleste were erratic at times in their 2-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.]]>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Bosnia beaten by Messi marvel ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186477/match-report.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Messi at the Maracana, Deschamps returns]]>/worldcup/news/messi-at-the-maracana-deschamps-returns-2370854Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Begovic: It's a huge challenge]]>/worldcup/news/begovic-it-s-a-huge-challenge-2371754FIFA.com spoke exclusively to goalkeeper Asmir Begovic about the match, opponents Argentina and the father who taught him everything.]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2014 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Ibisevic and Salihovic eye upset]]>/worldcup/news/ibisevic-and-salihovic-eye-upset-2368602FIFA to talk FIFA World Cup debuts, their chances in Group F and why the neutral fans will be cheering for the Dragons.]]>Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 9-11]]>/worldcup/news/referee-designations-for-matches-9-11-2369530Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Susic: We won’t sacrifice a player to man-mark Messi]]>/worldcup/news/susic-we-won-t-sacrifice-a-player-to-man-mark-messi-2367223 FIFA.com speaks to Safet Susic about his Bosnia and Herzegovina side's recent fine form, the fitness of Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko, and his plans to combat Argentina’s Lionel Messi.


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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[1 day to go ]]>/worldcup/news/1-day-to-go-2363325FIFA.com has been counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We conclude by looking at the one and only FIFA World Cup debutants competing at this year's tournament.]]>Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™