<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTSun, 16 Dec 2018 16:25:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Shanghai and Urawa share the spoils ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=shanghai-and-urawa-share-the-spoils-2909672.html2007 winners Urawa Red Diamonds earned an away draw in their 2017 AFC Champions League semi-final first leg at Shanghai SIPG on Wednesday, with Hulk and Yosuke Kashiwagi both finding the net. 

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Saudi Arabia return to World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/saudi-arabia-return-to-world-cup-2907042Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651FIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Uruguay, England, Zambia dance into last eight]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=zambia-dance-into-last-eight-england-enjoy-sweet-success-2891534.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[La Celeste book last-eight place]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367082/match-report.htmlUruguay edged their way into the last eight of the FIFA U-20 Word Cup after a slender 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Suwon – courtesy of a Nicolas de la Cruz penalty.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 10:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[USA top Group F, Saudis go through]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367056/match-report.htmlSun, 28 May 2017 11:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Fresh faces and fightbacks catch the eye]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fresh-faces-and-fightbacks-catch-the-eye-2886128.htmlWhile France cruised to victory, the stars of the day came in the less seasoned individuals, as Senegal, Vietnam and a truly 21st century player stood out on day three of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Senegal enjoy comfortable win over Saudi Arabia]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367078/match-report.htmlSemi-finalists last time out, Senegal started strongly at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Group F.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Al Otaibi: The Confederations Cup was a turning point]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=al-otaibi-the-confederations-cup-was-a-turning-point-2882803.htmlWe look back on a memorable trip to the FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999 for Saudi Arabia, with Marzouk Al Otaibi reflecting on a podium-worthy performance in front of goal as he clinched the adidas Golden Boot and adidas Golden Ball.

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Sat, 06 May 2017 16:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[48 days to go: Al-Bishi’s historic strike]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=48-days-to-go-al-bishi-s-historic-strike-2880551.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the first goal scored at the inaugural Confederations Cup.

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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA['Msdossary7' wins regional title, Okabe advances]]>/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=msdossary7-wins-whistler-crown-okabe-advances-2880245.htmlSat, 22 Apr 2017 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Aloufi makes regal progress]]>/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=aloufi-makes-regal-progress-2878203.htmlFIFA.com how his life has changed since winning the FIFA Ultimate Team Regional Final in Sydney, Australia, last month.]]>Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866FIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Salman Almuwashar, Saudi Arabia's super sub]]>/worldcup/news/salman-almuwashar-saudi-arabia-s-super-sub-2877059

FIFA.com looks at the rise of Saudi Arabia’s Salman Almuwashar, who led his country to a 3-0 win over Thailand in the third round of AFC qualifying for Russia 2018.

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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Double-triples and a long shot]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=double-triples-and-a-long-shot-2876337.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the underscoring of a decision to swap selling houses for saving shots.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA["Xx ThE RoYaL Xx" crowned, Alshehri advances]]>/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=xx-the-royal-xx-crowned-alshehri-advances-2866819.htmlSat, 11 Feb 2017 12:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Spotlight on Alshehri in Australia]]>/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=spotlight-on-alshehri-in-australia-2866803.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Green Falcons charting an upward curve]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=green-falcons-charting-an-upward-curve-2863834.htmlFIFA.com looks closer.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Al Shehri: I have some big ambitions]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=al-shehri-i-have-some-big-ambitions-2863439.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Saudi Arabia U-20 manager Saad Al Shehri to discuss reaching the final of the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship, his country's return to the world stage and his ambitions for Korea Republic 2017.

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Argentina stay top, Suriname start strong]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=argentina-stay-top-suriname-start-strong-2863074.htmlWith only 12 A matches played since the final ranking of 2016, there are few big changes in the January edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Argentina, Brazil and Germany still holding first, second and third place respectively.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2859423.htmlSun, 11 Dec 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2857950.htmlIn our regular look over the next week's footballing birthdays, among our seven FIFA World Cup stars feature a trio of Germany 2006 figures and a deadly German striker.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2855241.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian quartet book Korea 2017 tickets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=saudi-arabia-book-their-ticket-to-korea-2845620.htmlMon, 24 Oct 2016 16:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Titans re-unite as Asian derbies loom large]]>/worldcup/news/titans-re-unite-as-asian-derbies-loom-large-2842110FIFA.com previews Tuesday's round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, headlined by two major derbies.]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2813393.htmlItaly's former coach, a two-time Chilean Copa America champion, a Saudi Arabian goalscorer, a German FIFA Women's World Cup winner and more feature in our weekly round-up of football's biggest birthdays.

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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 08:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Al Jassam: Asian football has developed a lot]]>/worldcup/news/al-jassam-asian-football-has-developed-a-lot-2812628FIFA.com caught up with Saudi Arabia midfielder Taiseer Al Jassam who talks about his country's ambitions of reaching Russia 2018, his disappointment of missing out on Germany 2006 and how the Green Falcons are looking to re-establish themselves among Asia's elite. 

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Seven through as Asian line-up complete]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=seven-through-as-asian-line-up-complete-2789850.htmlThu, 05 May 2016 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[El Jaish progress, leaders on the verge]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/000/1/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from AFC Champions League 2016 Matchday 4 as El Jaish became the first side to advance to the Round of 16.]]>Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Matar return excites Emirati fans and players alike]]>/worldcup/news/matar-return-excites-emirati-fans-and-players-alike-2779462Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Seven tickets await on decisive matchday]]>/worldcup/news/seven-tickets-await-on-decisive-matchday-2772687FIFA.com previews what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to round two in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Van Marwijk inspiring Saudi awakening]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=2/news=van-marwijk-inspiring-saudi-awakening-2766976.htmlFIFA.com looks at Saudi Arabia's recent rise up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking under Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:41:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian sides kick-start long road to Japan 2016]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/635/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 AFC Champions League with the 32-team field headlined by some big-spending Chinese clubs.]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Octet complete group stage field]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/466/3/index.htmlWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Saudis keen to make most of second futsal chance]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=saudis-keen-to-make-most-of-second-futsal-chance-2764048.htmlAfter entering the AFC Futsal Championship through the back door, Saudi Arabia's Belgian coach is hoping they can take advantage of their late admission and shoot for a FIFA Futsal World Cup spot.

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Palestine push up, Rwanda sting and Hungary rejoice]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=2/news=palestine-push-up-rwanda-sting-and-hungary-rejoice-2763523.htmlWith the current 20 best-ranked teams yet to play an A-game in 2016, the top 18 positions remain unchanged for the February edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[FIWC Champion takes FIFA Ballon d’Or stars on a drive with a difference]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fiwc-champion-takes-fifa-ballon-d-or-stars-on-a-drive-with-a-differenc-2755275.htmlChampions from the world of football were joined by the champion of the virtual pitch, with FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) 2015 winner Abdulaziz Alshehri joining the guests at this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015