<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMTSat, 11 Aug 2018 00:26:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=12/news=football-christmas-presents-986316.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Wiegman agrees Netherlands contract extension]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=wiegman-agrees-netherlands-contract-extension-2925504.htmlSarina Wiegman, the reigning Best FIFA Women's Coach, has extended her contract with the Netherlands until 2020.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's World Cup race resumes in Europe]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=women-s-world-cup-race-resumes-in-europe-2920671.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the early movers in Europe and some upcoming fixtures to look forward to.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites out to extend lead as Netherlands enter the fray]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-out-to-extend-lead-as-netherlands-enter-the-fray-2915152.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over this week's FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers in Europe where the highlights include a Scandinavian derby, while the newly-crowned European champions will open their campaign against a former world champion.]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Martens: My life changed after the EURO]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=martens-my-life-changed-after-the-euro-2914174.htmlLieke Martens, Player of the Tournament at the UEFA Women's EURO and finalist for The Best FIFA Women's Player award, speaks to FIFA.com about her influences, ambitions and how it feels to be taking her place among the game's elite.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:01:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![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[Van de Donk: Wiegman’s five key attributes]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=van-de-donk-wiegman-s-five-key-attributes-2909780.htmlFrom attention to detail to management of individuals, Netherlands midfielder Danielle van de Donk outlines how Sarina Wiegman masterminded EURO success and earned a nomination for The Best FIFA Women's Coach coach.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:24:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Striking Lionesses find their own way to the top]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=striking-lionesses-find-their-own-way-to-the-top-2908728.htmlBoth have been among the goals and accolades this year, both are set to pull on the colours of Arsenal this season, but English and Dutch Lionesses Jodie Taylor and Vivianne Miedema have got to that point via very different routes.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:49:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[EURO effect triggers all-time highs]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=euro-effect-triggers-all-time-highs-2905633.htmlThe fallout from the UEFA Women's Championship has seen the likes of winners Netherlands, Austria and England all reach their highest-ever FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's Ranking positions, with the latter stepping onto the podium.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=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[Gullit: It's an honour to be selected by so many ]]>/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=gullit-savours-virtual-second-youth-2904787.htmlHaving witnessed the crowning of the new FIWC champion, Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit discusses his much-heralded role in FIFA 17 and his pride at his legacy on the pitch still having an impact on today's fans.

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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-week-in-numbers-2904494.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a familiar office for the French and the end of long unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European quartet secure France 2018 berths]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=european-trio-secure-france-2018-berths-2904125.htmlEngland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after securing their spots through this year’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship.

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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Big and little, old and new]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=big-and-little-old-and-new-2903831.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Changing of the guard in Europe as Netherlands triumph]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=changing-of-the-guard-in-europe-as-netherlands-triumph-2903162.html

If there is one conclusion to be drawn from the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in the Netherlands that ended on Sunday, it is that the balance of power in Europe has now shifted. FIFA.com reviews the action that saw the hosts emerge victorious.

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[European octet eye France 2018 slots]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=european-octet-eye-france-2018-slots-2902306.htmlWith the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 having culminated on 6 August with a victory for the Netherlands, the spotlight has now turned on the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship, which kicks off on 8 August.

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Netherlands win wild final to be crowned European champions]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=netherlands-win-wild-final-to-be-crowned-european-champions-2903061.htmlThe Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 in the UEFA Women’s EURO Netherlands 2017 Final to be crowned European champions for the first time, in front of a record Dutch attendance for women’s football of 28,182.

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Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts, Danes rejoice as final two decided ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=final-two-decided-2902873.htmlDenmark and the Netherlands will contest the final of the UEFA Women’s EURO on Sunday 6 August after recording semi-final victories against Austria and England, respectively, on Thursday.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Hosts Netherlands reach Women's EURO semis ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=hosts-dutch-reach-women-s-euro-semis-2902330.htmlSat, 29 Jul 2017 21:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017<![CDATA[Tournament of surprises enters knockout stages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=tournament-of-surprises-enters-knockout-stages-2902229.htmlThe UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in The Netherlands has reached the end of the group stage and FIFA.com takes a look back at the tournament so far.

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Numbers add up for free-scoring Miedema]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=numbers-add-up-for-free-scoring-miedema-2901306.htmlUEFA Women’s EURO 2017 kicks off this coming Sunday in the Netherlands and the tournament hosts will be looking to young striker Vivianne Miedema to fire their challenge. Since bursting on to the senior scene, the 20-year-old Dutch sensation has put together some very impressive statistics, as FIFA.com reveals. 

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Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=NewsTournament=UEFA European Women's Championship Netherlands 2017
<![CDATA[Europe seeks its latest footballing heroines]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=europe-seeks-its-latest-footballing-heroines-2901236.htmlFIFA.com previews the three-week tournament where for the first time, 16 teams will battle it out for European glory.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=teens-whites-in-blue-and-a-hollywood-goal-2893726.html Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A cannon, a boot and faith in youth]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-cannon-a-boot-and-faith-in-youth-2888369.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=terrific-travellers-and-a-fantastic-farewell-2884352.htmlEl Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Goalscorer Kuyt announces retirement]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=5/news=goalscorer-kuyt-announces-retirement-2884240.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 19:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=kids-megs-and-mengao-monopoly-2883630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=an-old-rabbit-and-a-monster-from-madeira-2882539.htmlFIFA.com’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European crown and World Cup berths on the line]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=european-crown-and-world-cup-berths-on-the-line-2882272.htmlFrom Wednesday onwards 16 teams will do battle for the U-17 European Championship title in Croatia, with the five best sides also qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in the autumn. One of the participating teams is the smallest nation ever to reach the tournament.

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Wed, 03 May 2017 10:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium ]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=dollars-droughts-and-a-half-millennium-2880630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[A coast-to-coast charge and a rocket]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=friday-a-coast-to-coast-charge-and-a-rocket-2878879.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new Roman idol and a pit stop home on the global tour of ‘The Madman’.]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Shutouts, scorers and the first guests at the party]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=shutouts-scorers-and-the-first-guests-at-the-party-2878295.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with Iranian impregnability and Brazilian bliss.]]>Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Comebacks and continental glory]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=comebacks-and-continental-glory-2875455.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the reason eagles should never fly to Germany.]]>Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Seedorf: This is a movement of change]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=seedorf-this-is-a-movement-of-change-2874914.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 05:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Leaders keep up title charge]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=leaders-keep-up-title-charge-2867712.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Shirts, stability and endangered foxes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=shirts-stability-and-endangered-foxes-2866723.html Thomas Tuchel finally pressing repeat, an Argentinian club hitting a wild half-century and the overcoming of an implausible disadvantage feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an incredible about-turn in England.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: January 2017]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=women-s-round-up-january-2017-2865907.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the news from a fascinating month for Women’s Football, headlined by a big move for USA superstar Alex Morgan.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[From Messi to Del Bosque: FIFA.com’s best interviews of 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-messi-to-del-bosque-fifa-com-s-best-interviews-of-2016-2862080.htmlFIFA.com interviews over the past 12 months.]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[2016 in Tweets]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-tweets-2861428.htmlTue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[ADO Den Haag's downpour of toys]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=ado-den-haag-s-downpour-of-toys-2861383.htmlTue, 20 Dec 2016 09:08:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Breaking records, keeping Diegos]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=breaking-records-keeping-diegos-2860420.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unusual hat-tricks, an almost and a first touch.]]>Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[Leading outifts continue imperious form]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=leading-teams-continue-imperious-form-2858173.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2016-2857259.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News