<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 04 Nov 2017 12:07:00 GMTMon, 18 Jun 2018 12:27:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Greece seek redemption after Hellenic nightmare]]>/worldcup/news/greece-seek-redemption-after-hellenic-nightmare-2918573Ahead of their crucial FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off with Croatia, FIFA.com takes a closer look at Greece's rollercoaster last few years as coach Michael Skibbe gets set for a tricky two-legged encounter in order to get to Russia 2018.

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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Huppenkothen and Hierro to present European play-off draw ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Renowned Mexican TV presenter Vanessa Huppenkothen and former Spain captain Fernando Hierro will conduct the official draw for the European playoff matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=France 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[FIFA appoints monitoring committee to ensure oversight of Greek FA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-appoints-monitoring-committee-to-ensure-oversight-of-greek-fa-2902045.htmlWed, 26 Jul 2017 08:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AssociationsKind=Release<![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[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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2831613.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football having their birthdays over the coming week, with a Croatian stalwart and a German FIFA World Cup winner celebrating.

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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Greece sanctioned for fielding ineligible player in friendly]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=greece-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-in-friendly-2792710.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 11:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Ben Nabouhane: I love scoring for my country]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=ben-nabouhane-i-love-scoring-for-my-country-2789736.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Comoros striker El Fardou Ben Nabouhane who talks about scoring in his national team's first-ever competitive win in March, recovering from injury set-backs, playing club football in Greece and more. 

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Wed, 04 May 2016 12:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Fightbacks, goals and a gargantuan gap]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fightbacks-goals-and-a-gargantuan-gap-2781717.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the wests of Germany and USA.]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Emergency Committee provides Greece a new deadline to resume Cup competition ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-emergency-committee-provides-greece-a-new-deadline-to-resume-cup--2779811.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 16:05:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Germany end frustrating run, Portugal, Netherlands impress]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=germany-end-frustrating-run-portugal-netherlands-impress-2773382.htmlWed, 30 Mar 2016 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=week-in-quotes-2757324.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including Dimitar Berbatov interviewing himself, Caleb Porter comparing winning a title to ice cream, Stuart Pearce signing for “the worst team in the UK” and much more.]]>Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Skibbe seeks to preserve Rehhagel’s legacy]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=1/news=skibbe-seeks-to-preserve-rehhagel-s-legacy-2757391.htmlFIFA.com about taking charge of Greece after their nightmare UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign and following in the footsteps of fellow German Otto Rehhagel.]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Spectacular sequences and double digits]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=spectacular-sequences-and-double-digits-2753933.htmlWed, 06 Jan 2016 07:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2735507.htmlFIFA.com celebrates those turning a year older this week, including a South African star, a Mexican midfielder, a Manchester United and Italy full-back, a Greek hero and many more.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2665970.htmlThis week we feature the woman who wore France's armband in Canada 2015, a Brazilian superhero and an Algerian who led them to continental triumph 25 years ago.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2620976.html

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2605620.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays, with a veteran USA goalkeeper, a FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winner and a World Cup-winning captain all celebrating.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[European elite eye global summit]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=european-elite-eye-global-summit-2602148.htmlTue, 05 May 2015 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Goal-getters and title triumphs]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=goal-getters-and-title-triumphs-2592776.html FIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.]]>Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2496483.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com ​previews the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with an English World Cup winner, a legendary Scottish manager and a French hotshot forward all celebrating.

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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Five spots still up for grabs ]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/248/927/9/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Arsenal, Atletico and Bayer on the cusp]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/247/856/8/index.htmlWed, 26 Nov 2014 05:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Selhurst stunned by Kasami's cracker ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2014/m=11/news=selhurst-stunned-by-kasami-s-cracker-2477096.htmlFri, 21 Nov 2014 07:36:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2472340.htmlSat, 08 Nov 2014 11:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[First knockout berths up for grabs]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/247/033/3/index.htmlTue, 04 Nov 2014 05:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Stakes high for three European institutions]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/245/927/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews Wednesday's UEFA Champions League where a host of big names have little margin for error including Juventus, Liverpool and Benfica.]]>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![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[Heavyweight trio in need of a boost]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/244/579/2/index.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2014 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[O'Neill: It's a learning curve]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=9/news=o-neill-it-s-a-learning-curve-2443459.html​FIFA.com ​about his side's rise in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their positive UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying result against Hungary and his hopes for the coming games.]]>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:44:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[Real rampant, Liverpool leave it late]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/244/074/8/index.htmlUEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid began their title defence with an emphatic win against Basel, while late drama at Anfield saw Liverpool concede an equaliser and then score a winner after the 89th minute.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![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[Holders get group stage rolling]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/244/005/4/index.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Friendlies to usher in new eras]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=friendlies-to-usher-in-new-eras-2435373.htmlTue, 02 Sep 2014 10:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Liverpool draw champions, City face Bayern]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/242/851/8/index.htmlLiverpool's return to Europe's elite competition was marked by drawing holders Real Madrid, while Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all drew familiar foes in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League draw. 

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2422397.htmlSun, 17 Aug 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Update on FIFA Disciplinary Committee decisions on World Cup cases ]]>/worldcup/news/update-on-fifa-disciplinary-committee-decisions-on-world-2416083Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Costa Rica gripped by football fever]]>/worldcup/news/costa-rica-gripped-by-football-fever-2390925Ticos making history in Brazil, it was a Monday like no other in Costa Rica. as FIFA.com discovers.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Memory serves nerveless Navas well]]>/worldcup/news/memory-serves-nerveless-navas-well-2390321Goalkeeper Keylor Navas tells FIFA how his memories of training with an old team-mate helped him make history with Costa Rica.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[A cool first and a historic triumph]]>/worldcup/news/a-cool-first-and-a-historic-triumph-2390305Mon, 30 Jun 2014 02:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Depay seizes the day]]>/worldcup/news/depay-seizes-the-day-2390266Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Navas-inspired Ticos win shootout, reach quarters]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255951/match=300186459/match-report.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Fab four to become terrific two]]>/worldcup/news/fab-four-to-become-terrific-two-2388325Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 51 and 52]]>/worldcup/news/referee-designations-for-matches-51-and-52-2388292Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™