<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 24 Dec 2017 08:41:00 GMTTue, 19 Jun 2018 13:35:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The young stars of 2017]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-young-stars-of-2017-2925601.htmlFIFA.com presents you with 11 young players who have hit the headlines this year and who are likely to continue doing so in the future.

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![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[1954 World Cup winner Hans Schafer passes away, aged 90]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=1954-world-cup-winner-hans-schafer-passes-away-aged-90-2918860.html 

Hans Schafer, 1954 FIFA World Cup™ and FC Koln legend, has passed away today aged 90. ]]>
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:18:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=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[Spain and Brazil complete semi-final line-up]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=spain-and-brazil-complete-semi-final-line-up-2916594.htmlSun, 22 Oct 2017 17:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Brazil comeback leads them to last four]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275927/match=300394751/match-report.htmlSun, 22 Oct 2017 17:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Leipzig duo looking to fire Germany into semis]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=leipzig-duo-looking-to-fire-germany-into-semis-2916207.htmlFIFA.com sat down with RB Leipzig duo Elias Abouchabaka and Nicolas Kuhn.]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[Favourites live up to their billing]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-live-up-to-their-billing-2914452.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germans get the better of game Guinea]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394734/match-report.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 14:23:00 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[Dynamic duo leave Germany in a spin]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=dynamic-duo-leave-germany-in-a-spin-2913107.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Iranian whirlwinds Younes Delfi and Allahyar Sayyad after their match against Germany. With both already having scored two goals in their opening two games, we suggest two reasons why the pair work so well together.]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Three go through on day of big wins and shocks]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=three-go-through-on-day-of-big-wins-and-shocks-2913068.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 19:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Iran defeat Germany to reach Round of 16 ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394715/match-report.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 17:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germany starlets make new friends at the ‘House of Peace’]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=germany-starlets-make-new-friends-at-the-house-of-peace-2912123.htmlFIFA.com was on hand to accompany the promising young players on their special flying visit.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Alfaro inspired by Robben, reminiscent of Figo]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=alfaro-inspired-by-robben-reminiscent-of-figo-2912195.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Costa Rica captain Jose Alfaro about how he picked up a nickname from the Portuguese legend Luis Figo.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Favourites scrape opening wins, as Niger make history]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-scrape-opening-wins-as-niger-make-history-2911531.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 19:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germany leave it late in opener]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394727/match-report.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Neuer's make-or-break moment]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=how-manuel-neuer-almost-failed-to-make-the-grade-2911239.htmlManuel Neuer has been among the world's elite goalkeepers for several years and has now been nominated for the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award 2017. However, his career almost took a very different path after going close to suffering a major setback as a youth player.

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Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:35:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 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[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[Doorsoun: We'll bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=doorsoun-we-ll-bounce-back-2908165.htmlFIFA.com ​speaks to Sara Doorsoun about her path into the Germany women's national team and her hopes and dreams for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.]]>Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Fan Award reinforces Liverpool and Dortmund’s special bond]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fan-award-reinforces-liverpool-and-dortmund-s-special-bond-2908166.htmlBefore the FIFA Fan Award is presented for the second time at the upcoming The Best FIFA Football Awards™, FIFA.com caught up with the representatives of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund who attended the inaugural ceremony in Zurich on behalf of the winning sets of fans.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:50:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal feats from big-name forwards.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Nia Kunzer's goal for the ages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-nia-kunzer-s-goal-for-the-ages-2907913.htmlGolden Goals were a dramatic feature during their decade in the game but few can top Nia Kunzer's, who scored the final one ever to clinch Germany the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2003.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=germany-oust-brazil-as-qualifying-heroes-soar-2907633.htmlFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Kunzer: France play technically wonderful football ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=kunzer-france-play-technically-wonderful-football-2907789.htmlAs the world of football counts down to the reveal of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 official emblem and slogan – in Paris on 19 September – FIFA.com interviews 2003 World Cup winner with Germany Nia Kunzer.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[European nations vie for France 2019 slots]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=european-nations-vie-for-france-2019-slots-2907740.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the first two rounds of European qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, with the continent's giants all set to enter the fray and begin battling it out for the eight available places.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Arp: Nine facts and nine questions for Germany’s No9]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=arp-nine-facts-and-nine-questions-for-germany-s-no9-2907640.htmlJann-Fiete Arp is a striker – a centre forward through and through. In fact, the up-and-coming striker's life revolves around scoring goals, as he made abundantly clear in conversation with FIFA.com.

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    Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
    <![CDATA[Steinhaus: I'm delighted and grateful for Bundesliga opportunity]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2017/m=9/news=steinhaus-i-m-delighted-and-grateful-for-bundesliga-opportunity-2907521.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Bibiana Steinhaus became the Bundesliga’s first female referee on Sunday when she took charge of Hertha Berlin’s match against Werder Bremen. To mark the occasion, FIFA.com took the opportunity to interview the 38-year-old.

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    Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Exclusive ContentSection=GeneralKind=News
    <![CDATA[Kroos: Korea Republic a springboard to high-flying career]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=kroos-korea-republic-a-springboard-to-high-flying-career-2907469.htmlTen years on from being crowned as the adidas Golden Ball winner at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, we look at how Real Madrid and Germany star Toni Kroos has transformed over the past decade.

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    Sat, 09 Sep 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
    <![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe's big names close in on automatic qualification]]>/worldcup/news/europe-s-big-names-close-in-on-automatic-qualification-2906875FIFA.com reviews Monday's FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Europe where several of the continent's traditional heavyweights moved within touching distance of winning a ticket to Russia.

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    Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:19:00 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[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Guinea out to cause a shock in India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=guinea-out-to-cause-a-shock-in-india-2904282.htmlFIFA.com discusses Guinea's prospects with coach Souleymane Camara who says his side are fully deserving of a ticket to India 2017 and therefore more than capable of causing an upset.]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[European quartet secure France 2018 berths]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=european-trio-secure-france-2018-berths-2904125.htmlEngland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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    Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
    <![CDATA[Kunzer: Dzsenifer Marozsan has exceptional qualities]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=kunzer-dzsenifer-marozsan-has-exceptional-qualities-2903801.htmlGermany's FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 hero Nia Kunzer chats with FIFA.com about the qualities needed to be the best player in the world and what to look forward to for the next FIFA Women's World Cup in France in two years' time.

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    Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:54:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
    <![CDATA[European octet eye France 2018 slots]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=european-octet-eye-france-2018-slots-2902306.htmlWith the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 having culminated on 6 August with a victory for the Netherlands, the spotlight has now turned on the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship, which kicks off on 8 August.

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    Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
    <![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[Kepler: Berlin, Bundesliga and baseball]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=kepler-berlin-bundesliga-and-baseball-2902426.htmlFIFA.com about his history in football and formative years spent at Hertha Berlin with USA international John Brooks.]]>Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Shocks aplenty as big guns toppled]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=shocks-aplenty-as-big-guns-toppled-2902614.htmlHistory was made everywhere you looked as England, Denmark and Austria made it into the semi-finals of the UEFA Women's EURO 2017.

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    Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
    <![CDATA[Hosts Netherlands reach Women's EURO semis ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=hosts-dutch-reach-women-s-euro-semis-2902330.htmlSat, 29 Jul 2017 21:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017<![CDATA[Younes: We have a very bright future]]>/worldcup/news/younes-we-have-a-very-bright-future-2902264Ajax and Germany winger talks exclusively with FIFA.com about his stellar 2017, where he reached the UEFA Europa League final with his club and won the FIFA Confederations Cup for his country.

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    Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™