<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 10 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMTTue, 23 Oct 2018 10:27:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[France, Portugal earn Europe's last automatic Russia tickets]]>/worldcup/news/france-portugal-earn-europe-s-last-automatic-russia-tickets-2913125France 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[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[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[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 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[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[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[Albania sanctioned for fielding ineligible player in friendly]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=albania-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-in-friendly-2823575.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 15:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Luxembourg’s Da Mota striking the right balance]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=luxembourg-s-da-mota-striking-the-right-balance-2771789.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[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[Polish test for Germany, Pirlo returns]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/469/6/index.htmlThe second round of matches in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying provides opportunities for perennial powerhouses to get their campaigns on track. FIFA.com previews all the action. 

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:48:00 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[Azzurri agony, King Klose and buoyant Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/azzurri-agony-king-klose-and-buoyant-brazil-2362839FIFA.com’s statistical review of the recent international friendlies makes positive reading for Brazil, France, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann and Miroslav Klose but no so for Italy and Cesc Fabregas.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Red Lions hungry to succeed]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=red-lions-hungry-to-succeed-2323475.htmlThu, 24 Apr 2014 12:31:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[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[Qualification scenarios explained]]>/worldcup/news/qualification-scenarios-explained-2193264With nine teams, as well as the hosts, having secured their place in Brazil for next summer's FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com takes a look at the eight sides that could be joining them on Friday.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Records fall on the road to Brazil ]]>/news/y=2013/m=9/news=records-fall-the-road-brazil-2172340.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Youth coaches brought up to speed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=youth-coaches-brought-speed-2129270.htmlFIFA has host a first-of-it's-kind coaching seminar at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013, giving young coaches for a variety of differenr nations the chance to observe and learn new techniques.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:34:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Records, rivalries and title triumphs ]]>/news/y=2013/m=5/news=records-rivalries-and-title-triumphs-2085717.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, with America, Bayern Munich, Fola Esch, Lazio and Partizan Belgrade all among the week's big winners.]]>Wed, 29 May 2013 07:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Debutants pass first test en route to Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=debutants-pass-first-test-route-canada-2056297.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the highlights of the first matches in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 qualifying, which recently took place in Lithuania and Malta.]]>Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063FIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=who-should-your-club-sign-1977969.htmlFIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373FIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/world-champions-join-the-party-1698641FIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Big guns hit ground running]]>/worldcup/news/big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521The likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[A dream start, a belated end and a long drought]]>/news/y=2012/m=7/news=dream-start-belated-end-and-long-drought-1668385.htmlFIFA.com latest stats review features an 18-year-old Brazilian rapidly making the most of his first career start, a monopoly being finished in Sierra Leone and an unwanted MLS record being set.

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[African aces stalking European stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=5/news=african-aces-stalking-european-stage-1639207.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the many African strikers who have made their goalscoring mark in Europe during the recently completed season.]]>Fri, 25 May 2012 06:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[England join EURO elite]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=10/news=england-join-euro-elite-1523879.htmlFIFA.com reviews an exciting night of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying action that saw England secure their place at next year’s finals, and Montenegro and Sweden confirm play-off berths.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2011 00:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Big guns put themselves to the test]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=8/news=big-guns-put-themselves-the-test-1488926.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming round of August friendlies with a special focus on some big-name meetings like Italy-Spain and Germany-Brazil.]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[The preliminaries in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/the-preliminaries-numbers-1479755FIFA.com looks at some statistics from the qualifying competition's history and some other records on the verge of crashing.]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Germans motor on, Ibra lifts Swedes]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=germans-motor-ibra-lifts-swedes-1448386.htmlZlatan Ibrahimovic hit a hat-trick as Sweden overwhelmed Finland to improve their qualification hopes, while Germany put a firm foot in the European finals and Faroe Islands upset Estonia.

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Tue, 07 Jun 2011 21:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[One last mission for EURO hopefuls]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=one-last-mission-for-euro-hopefuls-1447681.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at what is at stake ahead of the final six UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers of the season on Tuesday, with the likes of Germany and Sweden topping the bill.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2011 11:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Who’ve been the stars of 2010/11?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=5/news=who-been-the-stars-2010-1436854.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which players have impressed you the most during the 2010/11 season across Europe.]]>Wed, 18 May 2011 10:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Plucky Luxembourg on the rise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=3/news=plucky-luxembourg-the-rise-1400437.htmlAfter a series of impressive performances and results, Luxembourg rose 14 places in this month's FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, signifying that the Red Lions may be beginning to find their roar.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:39:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Messi to the fore on mixed night for elite]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=2/news=messi-the-fore-mixed-night-for-elite-1380344.htmlThere were varied results for the big guns on a massive night of internationals highlighted by Lionel Messi's late winner against Portugal, Brazil falling to defeat in France, while Germany’s winless streak against Italy continued.

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Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Azeris topple Turkey, Spain march on]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=10/news=azeris-topple-turkey-spain-march-1317221.htmlThe latest round of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying saw a major shock for Guus Hiddink's Turkey in Azerbaijan, England held at home by Montenegro, while Spain, Germany and Netherlands all claimed maximum points.

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Tue, 12 Oct 2010 23:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Gingoldj gutted by 87th-minute goal]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=1138769/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In his first attempt at FIFA World Leagues Predictor, MODYRONALDO flew straight to the top of Round 12, predicting with 80 per cent accuracy.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:28:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WL PredictorKind=News
<![CDATA[A must-win menu in 12]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=1135932/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With international duty over, everyones' attention turns once again to club football. Round 12 includes massive games in Europe, South America and Asia.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:42:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WL PredictorKind=News
<![CDATA[European quartet stamp tickets]]>/worldcup/news/european-quartet-stamp-tickets-1116495Sat, 10 Oct 2009 23:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™