<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 15 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTMon, 17 Sep 2018 08:41:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Huppenkothen and Hierro to present European play-off draw ]]>/worldcup/news/huppenkothen-and-hierro-will-present-european-play-off-draw-2913919Renowned 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[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[Renewed hope for Turkey, Serbia edge closer]]>/worldcup/news/renewed-hope-for-turkey-serbia-edge-closer-2907125Wed, 06 Sep 2017 01:12:00 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[Duffy: I was just trying to survive]]>/worldcup/news/duffy-i-was-just-trying-to-survive-2904685FIFA.com speaks to the Republic of Ireland's Shane Duffy, who has worked his way back from a life-threatening injury to play a key role in his country's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, as well as helping Brighton and Hove Albion to the English Premier League.

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Michel's misery, Dublin's delight]]>/worldcup/news/michel-misery-dublin-delight-1038663 We continue our Classic Qualifiers series with a look back on the turning point in Republic of Ireland's 1990 qualifying campaign, when Spain were humbled at Lansdowne Road.

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Mon, 29 May 2017 09:05:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy™
<![CDATA[Bell looks to blend Irish steel, German mentality]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bell-looks-to-blend-irish-steel-german-mentality-2882410.htmlUEFA Women's Champions League winner Colin Bell speaks to FIFA.com about taking charge of the Republic of Ireland national team and his plans to take them to a major tournament for the first time.

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Fri, 05 May 2017 08:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[Champions League winner Bell takes Republic of Ireland reins]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=champions-league-winner-bell-takes-republic-of-ireland-reins-2866617.htmlWed, 08 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-close-in-on-argentina-as-race-for-team-of-year-heats-up-2853981.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[European veterans and Seleção success]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=european-veterans-and-selecao-success-2852562.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some entertainers in canary-yellow emulating ‘The Beautiful Team’ and an Iberian defying his age.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Okotie outlines Austrian target ]]>/worldcup/news/okotie-outlines-austrian-target-2848206Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Women’s Football review: October 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-football-review-october-2016-2847576.htmlFIFA.com reviews another busy month for women's football, highlighted by history for Portugal and the groundbreaking FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Headers and volleys on entertaining night]]>/worldcup/news/headers-and-volleys-2842190FIFA.com recaps the entertainment.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[A supersub, a smashing and a rivalry]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=a-supersub-a-smashing-and-a-rivalry-2833767.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with doubles, trebles, assists, possession and penalty saves.]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2823739.htmlFIFA.com collects the best quotes from around the world of football featuring Robbie Keane, Neymar, Bastien Schweinsteiger, Victor Wanyama and many more.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Londoners abroad and a homegrown hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=londoners-abroad-and-a-homegrown-hero-2819105.html A legend from London’s east and an institution from its north feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with shocks across Europe, changes in South America and a homegrown hero outshining the foreigners in Asia.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Global appeal for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=global-appeal-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2813326.htmlFIFA.com highlights just some of the key activities for the Live Your Goals programme during July, including events in Uruguay, India, Republic of Ireland, Portugal and Guam.]]>Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2812135.htmlWe run through some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Swedish veteran, an English FIFA World Cup winner and a Norwegian FIFA Women's World Cup stalwart.

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=week-quotes-griezmann-ancelotti-conte-mourinho-ferguson-muller-shaqiri-2812093.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best soundbites from world football includes Antoine Griezmann on Pokemon Go, Carlo Ancelotti on Bayern Munich's direction after the Pep Guardiola era, Sir Alex Ferguson on Cristiano Ronaldo being the current generation's special player, and much more.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2804861.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Lionel Messi announcing his retirement from international football, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcing his move to Manchester United in his unique way, Iceland's president-elect showing that he's just like any football fan and much more. ]]>Sat, 02 Jul 2016 10:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=the-week-in-quotes-2803602.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Croatia’s goalkeeper explaining how he saved a Spanish penalty, a Swedish defender being sent off for breaking wind, Robbie Brady discussing his out-of-body experience and much more.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Brady buoyant ahead of Pogba reunion]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/345/9/index.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 09:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Belgium back on track, all to play for in Group F]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/257/4/index.htmlWe review the latest matchday at UEFA EURO 2016, with Belgium returning to form, Iceland and Hungary involved in a stalemate and Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the headlines once more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=week-quotes-roy-keane-cristiano-ronaldo-elmo-fuchs-david-villa-2802381.htmlFIFA.com's weekly look at the best quotes from around the footballing world includes Roy Keane threatening to kick players, Sesame Street’s Elmo confused about how the offside rule works, Christian Fuchs prepares to take on Cristiano Ronaldo, Lars Lagerback dampens expectations for Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016 and more.

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Italy down Belgium, Spain leave it late]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/159/2/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at Monday’s exciting UEFA EURO 2016 encounters headed by wins for Italy and hosts Spain, plus a stalemate for Republic of Ireland and Sweden.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![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[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[O'Neills relishing landmark EURO challenge]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/277/048/8/index.htmlFIFA.com hears from the respective managers as they ahead to June's UEFA EURO.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2769879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, we get a scientific look at Leicester City's impact on the city, Jetro Willems takes a rather humourous approach to picking his dream five-a-side team and Gianluigi Buffon's latest achievement is given the Star Wars treatment.]]>Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[International teams head for the sun]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=international-teams-head-for-the-sun-2767905.htmlFIFA.com previews two traditional highlights of the annual women’s football calendar - the Algarve and Cyprus Cups.]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[All to play for in France, Italy, Spain]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=all-to-play-for-in-france-italy-spain-2764520.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club football action where there were vastly contrasting fortunes for the leading pack in France, Spain and Italy, as well as Republic of Ireland.]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2757666.htmlA Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Australian speed merchant and an Argentinian hotshot are all celebrating this week, as ​FIFA.com​ rounds up the forthcoming footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2746477.htmlIn the latest installment of our weekly feature, we hear from coaches about the UEFA EURO 2016 draw, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Dante debate the severity of a foul, Jari Litmanen looks on the bright side of never appearing at a FIFA World Cup and much more.

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Roche: Lloyd is the best]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=roche-lloyd-is-the-best-2741487.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 05:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2733923.htmlIn our latest installment of The Week in Quotes, FIFA.com hears from France coach Didier Deschamps on the show of support at Wembley after the tragic attacks in Paris, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmidt and Slavia Prague's women's team reaching new heights.

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2721197.htmlFIFA.com sends fond wishes Kurt Zouma, Denis Irwin, Doris Fitschen, Erik Jendrisek and the many others who are among those celebrating a birthday this week.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:17:00 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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-week-in-quotes-2662839.htmlThis week we hear about a surprising story involving a missing cell phone and dinner with Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves dishes on his personal life, Lionel Messi's grandfather critiques his grandson's Copa America performance, Ronaldinho decides his ideal five-a-side team and much more.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[High-speed hat-tricks and timely trebles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=high-speed-hat-tricks-and-timely-trebles-2480211.htmlFIFA.com runs down some of quickest trebles in the game.]]>Sat, 16 May 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=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[Holders reign ends, silverware on offer]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=holders-reign-ends-silverware-on-offer-2594897.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest women’s club news with the UEFA Women’s Champions League finalists determined, a dramatic finale on offer in Germany, plus glory elsewhere across the Old Continent.]]>Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2594092.htmlThis week we feature an two-time FIFA World Cup veteran from Korea Republic, an Argentinian coach, a Mexican midfielder, an Italian centre-back and others all celebrating a birthday.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2591639.htmlOur weekly feature highlights Lewis Holtby's confrontation with Hamburg supporters, Luis Suarez's incredible love story with his now-wife Sofia Balbi, Roberto Mancini's recollection of a special moment after he won the Premier League title with Manchester City and more.]]>Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Best of third confirmed for Munich]]>/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=best-of-third-confirmed-for-munich-2590367.htmlThe four best players to finish a season in third place during online qualification have confirmed their seats at the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015 Grand Final!

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2581766.htmlSat, 04 Apr 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News