<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTFri, 27 Jul 2018 09:24:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[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[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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[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[Spot-kicks, a centurion and an ever-present]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=spot-kicks-a-centurion-and-an-ever-present-2608999.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with club legends hitting landmarks in England, Germany and the USA.]]>Wed, 27 May 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals in February ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=live-your-goals-in-february-2540929.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the activities held in February as part of FIFA’s Live Your Goals initiative, which gives girls the world over the chance to take up football.]]>Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=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[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[Live Your Goals thrives under summer skies]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=live-your-goals-thrives-under-summer-skies-2384787.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 07:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals blossoms during May]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=live-your-goals-blossoms-during-may-2353001.htmlMon, 02 Jun 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanction against Moldovan official for match manipulation]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=3/news=fifa-extends-sanction-against-moldovan-official-for-match-manipulation-2292525.htmlTue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-concludes-visit-russia-2265568.htmlFIFA President Blatter today concluded a three-day visit to St Petersburg on which he opened the XXII Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Cup and held meetings with the 14 participating member associations.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President to open XXII CIS Cup ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-open-xxii-cis-cup-2264868.htmlFri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[2013 in Quotes]]>/news/y=2013/m=12/news=2013-quotes-2250547.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2013 14:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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[Caras masterminds Moldovan meridian]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=11/news=caras-masterminds-moldovan-meridian-2219340.htmlFIFA.com profiles Moldova’s admirable 33-place leap back into the top 100 on the global ladder and speaks to Ion Caras, the brains behind the greatest night in Moldovan history which sparked their ascent.]]>Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:45:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[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[July's Live Your Goals activities]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=8/news=july-live-your-goals-activities-2146277.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the initiative’s latest activities in July.]]>Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium move clear, Portugal claim key win ]]>/worldcup/news/belgium-clear-portugal-pull-off-key-win-2104446FIFA.com reviews Friday's matchday in European qualifying for Brazil 2014 as Belgium and Portugal improved their prospects, while Croatia and Montenegro both stumbled at home.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![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[Pyatov: Germany was like a fairytale ]]>/worldcup/news/pyatov-germany-was-like-fairytale-2044810Despite a slow start to FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, Ukraine registered a vital 3-1 win over Poland on Friday and goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov tells FIFA.com he is desperate to qualify for Brazil after reaching the quarter-finals at Germany 2006.

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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![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[Blatter: Moldovan football in good hands]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=9/news=blatter-moldovan-football-good-hands-1704479.htmlThu, 20 Sep 2012 18:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Hodgson focused on finding right blend]]>/worldcup/news/hodgson-focused-finding-right-blend-1700119FIFA.com analyses England's opening two matches in FIFA World Cup qualifying, with manager Roy Hodgson still looking for the right blend between experience and young talent.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:06:00 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[Bobrov spurs Soviets to dream comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Exactly sixty years ago, Yugoslavia led Soviet Union 5-1 with just 15 minutes remaining in their fight for a place in the Olympic quarter-finals. Thereafter, though, Vsevolod Bobrov inspired one of the greatest fightbacks in football history.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![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[Familiar foes await England]]>/worldcup/news/familiar-foes-await-england-1484270Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Countdown to FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=8/news=countdown-fifa-beach-soccer-world-cup-1485243.htmlVarious beach soccer events and tournaments have been taking place over the past few months as the build-up to September's FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Ravenna/Italy 2011 gathers pace. 

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Tue, 02 Aug 2011 08:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=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[Germany march as French weep]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=germany-march-french-weep-1446611.htmlFri, 03 Jun 2011 22:21:00 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[Eastern delight for old giants and new kings]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=5/news=eastern-delight-for-old-giants-and-new-kings-1433603.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the teams who have either won or are leading the various title races across eastern Europe and the Balkans.]]>Fri, 13 May 2011 07:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Big guns hit target while France misfire]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=big-guns-hit-target-while-france-misfire-1294510.htmlAlmost of all of Europe’s heavyweights earned positive results on Friday in the first round of qualifying matches for UEFA EURO 2012, although Belarus sprung a surprise on France.

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Sat, 04 Sep 2010 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[A host of champions]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=5/news=host-champions-1212657.htmlWhile Europe's big five leagues dominate the headlines, there has been ample drama elsewhere on the continent as championships were decided.

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Mon, 17 May 2010 09:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Raiffeisen Super League 2013/2014
<![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™<![CDATA[England and Serbia on the verge]]>/worldcup/news/england-and-serbia-the-verge-1099391 England and Serbia will have the chance to reach South Africa 2010 in midweek, while Denmark, Slovakia and Spain could also secure qualification.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™