<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMTFri, 16 Nov 2018 08:33:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=12/news=football-christmas-presents-986316.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[England make history as football takes over India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=england-make-history-as-football-takes-over-india-2918205.htmlRecords, goals and a new name on the trophy: just three things to come out of an incredible few weeks of action at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. We wrap up the tournament that led England's triumph and the sub-continent going football mad.

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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Germany, USA cruise into last eight]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=germany-usa-cruise-into-last-eight-2915216.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 19:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germany cruise into the quarter-finals]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275929/match=300394746/match-report.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 14:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Group stage full of historic moments]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=group-stage-full-of-historic-moments-2914795.htmlSun, 15 Oct 2017 12:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Penaloza: I owe everything to my brother]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=penaloza-i-owe-everything-to-my-brother-2914260.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Juan Penaloza about Colombia's ambitions at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and the influence his late brother played in his career so far.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Full steam ahead for Colombia, Ghana and Mali]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=full-steam-ahead-for-colombia-ghana-and-mali-2914108.htmlWhile the hosts bowed out, Colombia, Ghana and Mali all collected impressive victories on day seven of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Colombia cool USA's momentum]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394703/match-report.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 17:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[USA youngsters keen to show future is bright]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=usa-youngsters-keen-to-show-future-is-bright-2913309.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Night to remember for Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia]]>/worldcup/news/una-noche-magica-para-uruguay-argentina-y-colombia-2913140-2913296Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia secured the results they needed to qualify for Russia 2018 on a dramatic final evening of qualifying in South America on which Chile and Paraguay missed out.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Paraguay into last 16, India facing elimination]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Penaloza brace breaks Indian hearts]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394702/match-report.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 17:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Hosts ready to move forward after opening defeat]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=hosts-ready-to-move-forward-after-opening-defeat-2911253.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 10:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Black Starlets make winning start in New Delhi ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394713/match-report.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-17 World Cup]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-17-world-cup-2910235.htmlFIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[India welcomes the stars of tomorrow]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=india-welcomes-the-stars-of-tomorrow-2910156.htmlFIFA.com previews the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, as India plays host to some of football's stars of the future from 6 to 28 October.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[India 2017 in numbers]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=facts-and-figures-about-india-2017-2910054.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at some of the most impressive facts and figures surrounding the history of the tournament, the participating teams and the upcoming edition of the competition.]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Ghana keen to rekindle past glories]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ghana-keen-to-rekindle-past-glories-2909904.html

Ghana have twice been crowned FIFA U-17 World Cup champions, but after a decade absence from the tournament, the Black Starlets are keen to make up for lost time according to coach Paa Kwesi Fabin.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Talented youngsters set for Indian odyssey]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=talented-youngsters-set-for-indian-odyssey-2909087.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay’s Riveros keeping the faith ]]>/worldcup/news/paraguay-s-riveros-keeping-the-faith-2908914La Albirroja's hopes of salvaging their Russia 2018 campaign, as the final qualifiers loom.]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Crucial tests for South American seven]]>/worldcup/news/crucial-tests-for-south-american-seven-2906765FIFA.com looks ahead to Matchday 16 of the CONMEBOL Russia 2018 qualifiers, a day on which none of the seven sides in contention to book a ticket to the World Cup will be able to clinch their place at next year’s world finals.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Weah and USA seeking glory in India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=weah-and-usa-seeking-glory-in-india-2904848.htmlMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Valderrama: To be the best, you have to love football]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=7/news=valderrama-to-be-the-best-you-have-to-love-football-2902657.htmlThe South American icon reveals the qualities needed to become The Best and insists Neymar has what it takes to challenge Messi and Cristiano.


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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:25:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Colombia’s brave new world hailed a success]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=colombia-s-brave-new-world-hailed-a-success-2901492.htmlFIFA.com hears from those involved in Colombia’s new women's league, Liga Aguila Femenina, which - thanks partly to FIFA's financial backing - is already thriving.]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cameroon crash to Colombia in Russia 2017 warm-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cameroon-suffer-friendly-defeat-to-colombia-2894857.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=teens-whites-in-blue-and-a-hollywood-goal-2893726.html Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic goal scorer Marcos Coll dies aged 81]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=olympic-goal-scorer-marcos-coll-dies-aged-81-2893130.htmlTue, 06 Jun 2017 20:05:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=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[Contenders announced for Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2017]]>/youthcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=contenders-announced-for-blue-stars-fifa-youth-cup-2017-2877838.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2016<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2878431.htmlJust like every Sunday, we whet your appetite with a sneak peek at what is on the menu on FIFA.com in the week ahead.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 12:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil head up South American quartet]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=brazil-head-up-south-american-quartet-2876546.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 20:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Colombia secure ticket to India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=colombia-secure-ticket-to-india-2876473.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[South America's ten contenders aim for India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=south-america-s-ten-contenders-aim-for-india-2867979.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2867608.htmlFIFA.com and Thierry Henry admits to checking if N'Golo Kante was real.]]>Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:31:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia’s women get their own stage]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=colombia-s-women-get-their-own-stage-2867547.htmlThe women players of Colombia are finally being given the chance to show their stuff of on the pitch in the colours of the clubs as, thanks to FIFA's Forward Programme, the country's first ever professional league kicks off on 18 February.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2865387.htmlThis week features Brazil coach Tite on the Chapecoense tribute friendly with Colombia, Carlo Ancelotti on bears in Canada and Wayne Rooney on writing his name in Manchester United history.

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[A rare Real defeat and an ageless Pharaoh]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-rare-real-defeat-and-an-ageless-pharoah-2863771.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which does not make positive reading for a studious Spaniard and his heavily-inked countryman.]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic slots at stake in South America]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=korea-republic-slots-at-stake-in-south-america-2863710.htmlThe U-20 South American Championship begins this Wednesday in Ecuador, with the ten teams fighting it out for four places at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[De la Cuesta: We still have a strong link to Chapecoense]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=de-la-cuesta-we-still-have-a-strong-link-to-chapecoense-2862441.htmlAtletico Nacional President Juan Carlos de la Cuesta accepted the FIFA Fair Play Award on behalf of the club and spoke with FIFA.com moments after the ceremony.

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Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:12:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Fair Play awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[Streaks and switches centre stage]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=streaks-and-switches-centre-stage-2862351.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an indefatigable Englishman, an expensive Brazilian and a conquering Colombian.]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Breaking records, keeping Diegos]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=breaking-records-keeping-diegos-2860420.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unusual hat-tricks, an almost and a first touch.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2858284.htmlSat, 10 Dec 2016 09:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[CONMEBOL declares Chapecoense champions of Copa Sudamericana 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=conmebol-declare-chapecoense-champions-of-copa-sudamericana-2016-2858080.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 18:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A historic triumph for Las Superpoderosas]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=a-historic-triumph-for-las-superpoderosas-2852721.html As we look back on the greatest moments from the FIFA Women's World Cup's 25 years, we turn our gaze to a historic triumph for Colombia at Canada 2015.

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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Battle for places set to intensify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil and Uruguay break clear]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil hit the front, Argentina slip up again]]>/worldcup/news/brazil-hit-the-front-argentina-slip-up-again-2842845Albiceleste now three games without a win.]]>Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™