<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Nov 2017 08:32:00 GMTWed, 12 Sep 2018 16:56:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Much-travelled Falkon intent on helping Israel fly high]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=much-travelled-falkon-intent-on-helping-israel-fly-high-2920729.htmlIsrael midfielder Lee Falkon tells FIFA.com about her ambitions for women's football in her homeland, diverse experiences playing abroad and the day she scored her nation's most memorable goal.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![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[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[European quintet overcome first hurdle]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=european-quintet-overcome-first-hurdle-2879290.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the race to reach the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 in Europe, with a number of pre-qualifying games taking place ahead of the preliminary draw this month.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:11:00 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[FIFA Monitoring Committee meets with Israeli and Palestinian authorities]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-meets-with-israeli-and-palestinian-authoriti-2854038.htmlTue, 22 Nov 2016 19:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![CDATA[Croatia see off Iceland, Ireland top section]]>/worldcup/news/croatia-see-off-iceland-ireland-top-section-2849701The latest round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia had a little bit of everything. FIFA.com takes a look back at Saturday’s thrills and spills.

 

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Update on the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=update-on-the-fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-2843715.htmlFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![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[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 weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2791473.htmlFIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[It's never too late]]>/news/y=2009/m=10/news=never-too-late-1111857.htmlFIFA.com explores some of the more famous last-gasp goals and looks at the players who got them.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[England look to futsal for their Messi, Ronaldo]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=england-look-to-futsal-for-their-messi-ronaldo-2719460.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine holds meeting in Tel Aviv]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-holds-meeting-in-tel-aviv-2708863.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine holds first meeting in Zurich ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=8/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-holds-first-meeting-in-zuri-2673272.htmlWed, 26 Aug 2015 13:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=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[FIFA President Blatter confident after meeting with Netanyahu]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-president-blatter-confident-after-meeting-with-netanyahu-2606713.htmlTue, 19 May 2015 18:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Israel and Palestine Football Associations meet FIFA President in Zurich]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=israel-palestine-football-associations-meet-fifa-president-in-zurich-2603709.htmlSun, 10 May 2015 11:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President meets Israel Football Association President in Zurich ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-president-meets-israel-football-association-president-in-zurich-2602628.htmlWed, 06 May 2015 14:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Dream debuts amid goals galore]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=dream-debuts-amid-goals-galore-2580867.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review alongside Brazil's resurgence, a Socceroo landmark and a record-breaking Norwegian youngster.]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[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[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[Hungary, Serbia reach New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=hungary-serbia-reach-new-zealand-2015-2408124.htmlHungary and Serbia have filled Europe's final two qualifying spots for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 on Friday after Portugal, Austria, Germany and Ukraine secured their passage earlier in the week.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Quartet book ticket to New Zealand 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/archive/newzealand2015/news/newsid=2407418/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Austria, Germany, Portugal and Ukraine sealed passage to the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 after the first day of the final tournament of UEFA's European U-19 Championship in Hungary on Tuesday.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Europe's young elite eye world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=europe-s-young-elite-eye-world-stage-2406272.htmlFri, 18 Jul 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Executive fully backs Brazil to host a great 2014 FIFA World Cup™]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=6/news=executive-fully-backs-brazil-to-host-a-great-2014-fifa-world-cuptm-2355983.htmlSat, 07 Jun 2014 23:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2014<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter completes trip to Middle East]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=fifa-president-blatter-completes-trip-to-middle-east-2344971.htmlTue, 27 May 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to visit Jordan, Palestine, Israel]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=fifa-president-to-visit-jordan-palestine-israel-2343191.htmlFIFA President Blatter will, on Sunday 25 May 2014, embark on a visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel, meeting with various dignitaries from the region.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 09:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Champions, centurions and custodians]]>/news/y=2014/m=5/news=champions-centurions-and-custodians-2334808.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review features title joy for Juventus, Esperance and Maccabi Tel Aviv, appearance milestones for Jelle ten Rouwelaar and a Schalke duo, and the first one-city European final.]]>Wed, 07 May 2014 07:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President marks Holocaust Memorial Day ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-president-marks-holocaust-memorial-day-2325192.htmlMon, 28 Apr 2014 11:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ex-Co backs FIFA’s work to help improve working conditions in Qatar]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=3/news=backs-fifa-work-help-improve-working-conditions-qatar-2301310.htmlFri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Who will advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals?]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/228/309/7/index.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which teams you think will advance to the quarter-finals?]]>Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your SayTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Blatter marks Nielsen's passing]]>/news/y=2014/m=2/news=blatter-marks-nielsen-passing-2278237.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 17:39:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=portuguese-swiss-rise-amid-african-movement-2277787.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Task Force Israel-Palestine confirms progress]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=2/news=fifa-task-force-israel-palestine-confirms-progress-2274406.htmlAn evaluation session of the FIFA Task Force Israel-Palestine has taken place in Zurich under the chairmanship of FIFA President Blatter.

 

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Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Sousa: Ronaldo merits the recognition]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=1/news=sousa-ronaldo-deserves-the-recognition-2258403.htmlFIFA.com on his time in Israel so far, Borussia Dortmund and Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA Ballon d'Or chances.]]>Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligat ha-Al 2013/2014<![CDATA[Lyon, Lazio amongst qualified sides]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=11/news=lyon-lazio-amongst-qualified-sides-2231070.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 23:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Six of the best World Cup play-offs ]]>/worldcup/news/six-the-best-world-cup-play-offs-2222431FIFA.com looks back at some of the classic ties that have set the standard for drama, significance and shock value.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[Trophy touches down in Israel and Palestine]]>/worldcup/news/trophy-touches-down-israel-and-palestine-2221597Sun, 10 Nov 2013 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[A history of qualifying shocks]]>/worldcup/news/history-qualifying-shocks-2207766FIFA.com looks back at some of the most surprising qualifying scorelines in FIFA World Cup™ history.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Ten pivotal moments in European qualifying]]>/worldcup/news/ten-pivotal-moments-european-qualifying-2196854FIFA.com investigates.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Davis snatches Northern Ireland draw in Israel]]>/worldcup/news/davis-snatches-northern-ireland-draw-israel-2196258Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684Belgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=executive-welcomes-progress-for-palestine-football-launches-consultation-2190697.htmlFri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Israel and Palestine Football Associations discuss modalities to facilitate the movement of persons and goods]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=9/news=israel-and-palestine-football-associations-discuss-modalities-facilitate-2179643.htmlMon, 23 Sep 2013 13:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Israel and Palestine FAs to meet on 23 September]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=9/news=israel-and-palestine-fas-meet-september-2176833.htmlThu, 19 Sep 2013 14:39:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News