<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:00 GMTMon, 09 Jul 2018 13:44:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Stars and Stripes close gap on El Tri ]]>/live-scores/goldcup/news/newsid/290/196/1/index.htmlThu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017<![CDATA[Long droughts and goals galore]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=long-droughts-and-goals-galore-2869086.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a rampant Pole and a bizarre goal.]]>Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Late heartbreak, big gains for CONCACAF duo]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=10/news=late-heartbreak-big-gains-for-concacaf-duo-2722588.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at how minnows Nicaragua and Aruba reached their highest-ever perches in the world ranking, while also tumbling out of Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:23:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Germany up to second, Spain back in top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=germany-up-to-second-spain-back-in-top-ten-2702884.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[CONCACAF celebrates Women’s Football Day in style]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=concacaf-celebrates-women-s-football-day-in-style-2608192.htmlFIFA.com looks back on CONCACAF’s Women’s Football Day and the outstanding events the member associations in the region put on to support the continued development and growth of the game.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 15:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nicaragua looking to the future]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=nicaragua-looking-to-the-future-2595557.htmlWith an impressive 31-place rise in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, we take a closer look at Nicaragua, and their plans for their footballing future in a baseball-mad country.

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in the CONCACAF region]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-and-concacaf-introduce-club-licensing-in-the-concacaf-region-2507080.htmlThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s best to battle in group stage]]>/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/625/1/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the action by looking at a few of the marquee match-ups and unfamiliar faces taking part in the region’s premier competition.]]>Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CONCACAF Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[I am somebody]]>/news/y=2014/m=4/news=homeless-kids-have-fun-rio-2315632.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s features previously anonymous children becoming somebodies.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![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[Mexico dominate New World four]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=mexico-dominate-new-world-four-2024240.htmlMon, 04 Mar 2013 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![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[FIFA extends lifetime ban of Nicaraguan player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=10/news=fifa-extends-lifetime-ban-nicaraguan-player-1785676.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2012 08:19:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Nicaraguan youths gain from football]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=10/news=nicaraguan-youths-gain-from-football-1783672.htmlFIFA TV and FIFA.com video feature.]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Chile climb 12th amid minimal movement]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=1/news=chile-climb-12th-amid-minimal-movement-1569805.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2012 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Historic night for Antigua, Guyana ]]>/worldcup/news/historic-night-for-antigua-guyana-1541705Sat, 12 Nov 2011 03:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Canada close as Trinidad, Haiti sweat]]>/worldcup/news/canada-close-trinidad-haiti-sweat-1539757The penultimate round in CONCACAF’s first stage of Brazil 2014 qualifying takes place tomorrow with regional elite El Salvador and Canada set to seal progression, however, Trinidad and Tobago are under pressure.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Panama in as CONCACAF axe falls ]]>/worldcup/news/panama-concacaf-axe-falls-1525940Wed, 12 Oct 2011 05:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Spain regain top amid significant movement]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=9/news=spain-regain-top-amid-significant-movement-1513476.htmlAfter just a one-month hiatus, Spain replaced the Netherlands at the top of the global ladder, while Uruguay and Portugal leapt into fourth and fifth respectively amid significant change.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Dely Valdes: Panama must respect opponents]]>/worldcup/news/dely-valdes-panama-must-respect-opponents-1487694"I think any opponent we play we try to be protagonists and these are the ones who have been matched with us and we have to be first, we can't be anything else." Julio Dely Valdes, Panama coach

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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Panama back on the rise]]>/worldcup/news/panama-back-the-rise-1484594Panama lead the pack in CONCACAF's Round Two Group C, with Nicaragua and Dominica hopeful of staging an upset in the race towards a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Building for tomorrow in Belize and Nicaragua]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=4/news=building-for-tomorrow-belize-and-nicaragua-1418832.htmlMoving on from El Salvador, the FIFA President continued his Central American tour with stop-offs in Belize and Nicaragua, where he visited more facilities funded by the Goal Project.

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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA receives thanks from Nicaragua]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2010/m=7/news=fifa-receives-thanks-from-nicaragua-1266841.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter met with Nicaragua Football Association President Julio Rocha Lopez at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Friday.

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Sat, 03 Jul 2010 09:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Team of the Year Spain stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=12/news=team-the-year-spain-stay-top-1149071.htmlEuropean champions Spain take the title of 'Team of the Year', hanging on to top spot in the FIFA/Coca World Ranking as 2009 grinds to a halt.

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Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[USA go for Gold again]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=7/news=usa-for-gold-again-1078589.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2009 17:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Changing of the guard]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=6/news=changing-the-guard-1066660.htmlFri, 05 Jun 2009 18:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[New heights for UNCAF minnows]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=2/news=new-heights-for-uncaf-minnows-1030406.htmlThu, 19 Feb 2009 15:38:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Panamania hits Central America]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=2/news=panamania-hits-central-america-1012466.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2009 04:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Users tip Costa Rica and Honduras]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=1/news=users-tip-costa-rica-and-honduras-1004928.html Last week we asked FIFA.com's users to pick their contenders for the UNCAF Cup. Costa Rica and Honduras emerged as the standout candidates.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 08:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Who will rule Central America? ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=1/news=who-will-rule-central-america-999986.htmlTue, 20 Jan 2009 10:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Marathon, Islanders set pace]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=9/news=marathon-islanders-set-pace-890571.html
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Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Surprises aplenty in New World ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=8/news=surprises-aplenty-new-world-864978.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2008 09:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Canada reclaim CONCACAF crown]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=canada-reclaim-concacaf-crown-819796.htmlCanada, USA and Mexico will be the CONCACAF Zone's representatives at Chile 2008. FIFA.com looks back at the regional qualifying tournament.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's WC Chile 2008
<![CDATA[New World nine move on]]>/worldcup/news/new-world-nine-move-722793Wed, 26 Mar 2008 21:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[The Antilles get serious]]>/worldcup/news/the-antilles-get-serious-719831Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[All to play for in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/all-play-for-concacaf-720022It's all-or-nothing time in the New World. Eleven minnows will move on this week while 11 others dry their eyes and look to Brazil 2014.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2008 20:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Who is CONCACAF's best?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=3/news=who-concacaf-best-706745.htmlSat, 08 Mar 2008 16:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=3/news=what-the-best-game-you-seen-703720.htmlBe it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Who is the world's best coach?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=3/news=who-the-world-best-coach-702493.htmlSat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Mixed bag for New World minnows]]>/worldcup/news/mixed-bag-for-new-world-minnows-686523Thu, 07 Feb 2008 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Minnows on their marks ]]>/worldcup/news/minnows-their-marks-684327With South Africa 2010 way off on the horizon, the underdogs from Central America and the Caribbean are taking their first steps.

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Mon, 04 Feb 2008 18:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=2/news=what-the-most-exciting-league-682680.htmlPlanet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Nicaragua leave nothing to chance]]>/worldcup/news/nicaragua-leave-nothing-chance-677975Fri, 25 Jan 2008 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[New World fixtures firmed]]>/worldcup/news/new-world-fixtures-firmed-670749Fri, 11 Jan 2008 16:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[CONCACAF groups take shape]]>/worldcup/news/concacaf-groups-take-shape-663257Mon, 17 Dec 2007 17:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Bradley (USA): A very hard test]]>/worldcup/news/bradley-usa-very-hard-test-636471Bob Bradley: "It's fair to say that CONCACAF teams are improving across the board and we'll have some very tough tests"

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[New World ready to roll]]>/worldcup/news/new-world-ready-roll-646068The competition is bound to be fierce when action gets underway in the North, Central American and Caribbean Zone in early 2008.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[CONCACAF pair move a step closer]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2007/m=7/news=concacaf-pair-move-step-closer-558789.htmlCosta Rica and El Salvador moved a step closer to stamping their passports to New Zealand by reaching the 2008 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Final Round.


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Wed, 25 Jul 2007 11:46:23 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup New Zealand 2008