<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 11 Sep 2017 09:42:00 GMTSat, 16 Jun 2018 22:55:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Subri: Roberto Carlos said it was a wonderful goal]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=subri-roberto-carlos-said-it-was-a-wonderful-goal-2907446.htmlFIFA.com hears from 2016 FIFA Puskas Award winner Mohd Faiz Subri whose extraordinary swerving shot was named the world's greatest goal in January and lifted the hitherto little-known Malaysian to worldwide fame.]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:42:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[Iran cruise to second Asian title on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-cruise-to-second-asian-title-on-sand-2875647.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from seven days of competition on the beach sands of Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls ready to battle in Malaysia]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=asian-hopefuls-ready-to-battle-in-malaysia-2869204.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Ladies, devils and a gunslinger]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=ladies-devils-and-a-gunslinger-2863318.htmlEl Pistolero eclipsing every great in Barcelona’s history, La Vecchia Signora sprinting third in pursuit of a Barça record and some rampant Red Devils star in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a 17-year-old from Naples and a veteran Jersey girl.]]>Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Subri: The best goal in my career so far]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=subri-the-best-goal-in-my-career-so-far-2862460.htmlFIFA.com moments after The Best FIFA Football Awards to give his thoughts about winning the FIFA Puskás Award 2016.]]>Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:47:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[The countdown continues: two weeks to go]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-two-weeks-to-go-2858252.htmlMon, 26 Dec 2016 09:42:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Subri’s physics-defying free-kick]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=subri-s-physics-defying-free-kick-2856721.htmlFIFA.com continues our look at the FIFA Puskás Award contenders by hearing what Faiz Subri had to say about his incredible free-kick and nomination for this prestigious honour.]]>Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:05:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[FIFA Puskás Award 2016: ten best goals of the year announced]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-puskas-award-2016-ten-best-goals-of-the-year-announced-2853682.htmlFIFA.com. ]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Ola Bola relives Malaysia's Olympic past ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=ola-bola-relives-malaysia-s-olympic-past-2790650.htmlFri, 13 May 2016 03:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Shandong Luneng headline play-off line-up ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/386/7/index.htmlThu, 04 Feb 2016 02:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Malaysian FA sanctioned after abandonment of FIFA World Cup qualifier]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=malaysian-fa-sanctioned-after-abandonment-of-fifa-world-cup-qualifier-2702858.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791With the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Helmke: A German midfielder in Cairo]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=6/news=helmke-a-german-midfielder-in-cairo-2652958.htmlFIFA.com talks to journeyman professional Hendrik Helmke, who has been playing regularly for Egyptian giants Al Ahly.]]>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326Guam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433FIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=hopefuls-shine-through-to-asian-finals-2581159.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[FIFA-INTERPOL training workshop in Malaysia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=3/news=fifa-interpol-training-workshop-in-malaysia-2577774.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 09:48:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Regional seminar for national security officers starts in Kuala Lumpur]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=3/news=regional-seminar-for-national-security-officers-starts-in-kuala-lumpur-2555862.htmlFri, 06 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=FIFA SecurityKind=News<![CDATA[Safiq: Set pieces require confidence ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=1/news=safiq-set-pieces-require-confidence-2511847.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over Malaysia captain and set-piece specialist Safiq Rahim, who speaks about his increasingly important role in the national team.]]>Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A tale of two coaches]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=12/news=a-tale-of-two-coaches-2493104.htmlTue, 16 Dec 2014 05:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=drama-iraq-china-earn-passage-2292910.htmlFIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Thai talents rock the region]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=12/news=thai-talents-rock-the-region-2249267.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Men's Football Tournament of the 2013 SEA Games, which saw a host of young players emerge and Thailand crowed champions. ]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Rehman: Racism stems from a lack of education]]>/sustainability/news/y=2013/m=12/news=rehman-racism-stems-from-lack-education-2242400.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Zesh Rehman who, as the first British Asian to play in the English Premier League and with his own grassroots programme for disadvantaged communities, offers an interesting insight into combating discrimination.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:15:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Anti-RacismKind=Interview<![CDATA[Standing alone in the Premier League 100]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=11/news=standing-alone-the-premier-league-100-2230574.htmlFIFA.com chats with four players who are all the sole representatives of their nation on one of club football's biggest stages.]]>Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Many candidates to host the FIFA Congress 2016 and 2017]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=7/news=many-candidates-host-the-fifa-congress-2016-and-2017-2138983.htmlMon, 22 Jul 2013 10:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Building for Futsal growth in Asia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=6/news=building-for-futsal-growth-asia-2109122.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2013 13:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Steady progress boosts Malayan Tigers]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=5/news=steady-progress-boosts-malayan-tigers-2083022.htmlFIFA.com looks at Malaysia who are aiming to take regional success to the continental stage under ambitious coach Rajagopal Krishnasamy.]]>Thu, 23 May 2013 04:27:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[West Asian duo maintain perfect run]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=west-asian-duo-maintain-perfect-run-2040179.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday’s abbreviated AFC Asian Cup matchday with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates the big winners, as 2011 semi-finalists Uzbekistan were undone on the road.]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=asian-favourites-open-brightly-2002681.htmlThu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=journey-asian-glory-opens-with-key-match-ups-2001270.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Singapore in fourth heaven]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=singapore-fourth-heaven-1976905.htmlThe AFF Suzuki Cup saw Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic end a successful decade-long tenure on a high as the Lions claimed a record fourth crown, while Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda again shone and Philippines continued to grow.

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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Hapoel become maiden Asian kings]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=hapoel-become-maiden-asian-kings-1975298.htmlFIFA.com recalls how Hapoel Tel Aviv upset the odds to become the maiden club champions in Asia.]]>Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[South-east Asia's finest take centre stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=south-east-asia-finest-take-centre-stage-1940551.htmlFIFA.com previews the AFF Suzuki Cup which commences this weekend with the biannual south-east Asian tournament typically promising large fervent crowds and high tempo football.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: October 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=11/news=month-fifa-development-october-2012-1940380.htmlFIFA.com brings you our monthly round-up of the most recent development projects and events during October.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![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[Thai events educate and excite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=thai-events-educate-and-excite-1713399.htmlTue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Blatter mourns former FIFA vice-president ]]>/news/y=2012/m=9/news=blatter-mourns-former-fifa-vice-president-1695643.htmlWed, 05 Sep 2012 10:55:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=contrasting-fortunes-for-frontrunners-1664333.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Trophies, records and nervy finishes ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=trophies-records-and-nervy-finishes-1661576.htmlMon, 09 Jul 2012 10:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Leagues reach halfway stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=leagues-reach-halfway-stage-1658601.htmlMon, 02 Jul 2012 09:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Mixed fortunes for leaders in the east]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=6/news=mixed-fortunes-for-leaders-the-east-1651635.htmlMon, 18 Jun 2012 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Goals, superstars and silverware]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=5/news=goals-superstars-and-silverware-1634800.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at club action across Asia and Oceania takes in a goal avalanche in Japan, Marcello Lippi’s debut in China PR, a new leader in Korea Republic, plus trophies claimed in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Vanuatu.]]>Mon, 21 May 2012 10:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Malayan Tigers roar again]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=5/news=malayan-tigers-roar-again-1632209.htmlThu, 17 May 2012 02:17:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Nicoise blazing a trail in Malaysia]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=4/news=nicoise-blazing-trail-malaysia-1614730.htmlFri, 13 Apr 2012 17:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Japan, UAE grab London tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Jattal: Syria will give everything to get there]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Haitham Jattal who is attempting to guide Syria to London 2012, with his side having already claimed the scalp of continental heavyweights Japan.]]>Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men