<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTMon, 18 Jun 2018 12:23:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Europe's big names close in on automatic qualification]]>/worldcup/news/europe-s-big-names-close-in-on-automatic-qualification-2906875FIFA.com reviews Monday's FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Europe where several of the continent's traditional heavyweights moved within touching distance of winning a ticket to Russia.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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[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[Brazil back on top while Gold Cup performers climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=brazil-back-on-top-while-gold-cup-performers-climb-2903380.htmlBrazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[EURO stars, comebacks and a circus trick]]>/news/y=2017/m=8/news=euro-stars-comebacks-and-a-circus-trick-2902842.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a Brazilian equalling an Alessandro Del Piero feat and the end of unprecedented hegemony.]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[New Zealand climb ahead of Confed Cup, Poles into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=new-zealand-climb-ahead-of-confed-cup-poles-into-top-ten-2890741.htmlAhead of a busy month in senior international football, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup set to take centre stage in June, there has been a small amount of notable movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Referees ready for Bahamas 2017 final]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=referees-ready-for-bahamas-2017-final-2882925.htmlBakhtiyor Namazov from Uzbekistan and Lukasz Ostrowski from Poland have been selected to referee the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 final between Tahiti and Brazil. They share their thoughts with FIFA.com ahead of the match.

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Sun, 07 May 2017 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Big guns get job done, Paraguay make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=big-guns-get-job-done-paraguay-make-history-2882252.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti outlast Poland]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392010/match-report.htmlTue, 02 May 2017 21:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay floor champions, Brazil win again]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=paraguay-floor-champions-brazil-win-again-2881681.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 07:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Polish clown laughs last]]>/worldcup/news/-966075England required victory over Poland at Wembley to qualify, but an incredible performance by goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski inspired the visitors to the point they needed to reach West Germany 1974 at their hosts’ expense. FIFA.com looks back.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1974 FIFA World Cup Germany™
<![CDATA[Impressive Brazil see off Poland]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392020/match-report.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 00:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil flex their muscles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=portugal-and-brazil-flex-their-muscles-2881293.htmlThe big names stepped on to the Bahamian sand for the first time and did not disappoint, with Portugal and Brazil excelling at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, while Japan and UAE kept up Asia's fine start.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Sensational Goto inspires Japan]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392017/match-report.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=origins-wunderkinds-and-the-pride-of-pot-4-2880124.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw: Participants' reaction]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=bahamas-2017-official-draw-participants-reaction-2869004-2869023.htmlFIFA.com with their reactions.]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Saganowski: I’m counting the days till we fly out]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=saganowski-i-m-counting-the-days-till-we-fly-out-2867382.htmlPoland's Boguslaw Saganowski chats with FIFA.com about his side's ambition heading into the nation's second FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and his hopes for growing the sport back home.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Goals, a golden oldie and a cosmopolitan club]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=goals-a-golden-oldie-and-a-cosmopolitan-club-2857319.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an ageless legend in Sao Paulo and goals galore in Central Canada.]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[American wins and wonder goals]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=american-wins-and-wonder-goals-2854787.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with droughts ending in Madrid, Seattle and Tashkent.]]>Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[European favourites march on]]>/worldcup/news/european-favourites-march-on-2849524Friday's UEFA qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw the favourites keep their focus to either go top of their groups or extend their leads at the summit. FIFA.com rounds up Friday's action.

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe
<![CDATA[Penalty perfection and prolific scoring]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=penalty-perfection-and-prolific-scoring-2847874.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an historic achievement for a son of San Sebastian.]]>Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[England held, Germany push on]]>/worldcup/news/england-held-germany-push-on-2842764Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Revenge, a winning debut and impressive underdogs]]>/worldcup/news/revenge-a-winning-debut-and-impressive-underdogs-2842084Sun, 09 Oct 2016 00:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Europe<![CDATA[BWP, BVB & Super Mario]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bwp-bvb-super-mario-2836057.html He’s back. You know who. So, too, is a goalscoring goalkeeper and a familiar shutout in a fierce derby. With a free-scoring English forward and German powerhouse also featuring, here’s FIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Three familiar names, one surprise package]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=three-familiar-names-one-surprise-package-2832504.htmlFour European nations qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 and FIFA.com reviews the continent's qualification tournament, which took place in Jesolo, Italy from 2 to 11 September. 

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[European trio qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-trio-qualify-for-bahamas-2017-2831574.htmlItaly, Portugal and Switzerland joined Poland in qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after reaching the semi-finals of the European qualifying tournament in Jesolo, Italy.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Poland bound for Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=poland-bound-for-bahamas-2831477.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 02:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![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[Londoners abroad and a homegrown hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=londoners-abroad-and-a-homegrown-hero-2819105.html A legend from London’s east and an institution from its north feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with shocks across Europe, changes in South America and a homegrown hero outshining the foreigners in Asia.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and a Uruguayan wanderer]]>/news/y=2016/m=7/news=speedy-strikes-and-a-uruguayan-wanderer-2811261.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review takes you to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador and, of course, France.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Minnows ready to mix it with the heavyweights]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/423/6/index.htmlUEFA EURO 2016 has reached the quarter-final stage and the only certainty is that the trophy will be changing hands, with Spain’s eight-year reign having come to an end. FIFA.com previews the action. 

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016
<![CDATA[Hard toil pays off for winning trio]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/373/8/index.htmlSun, 26 Jun 2016 08:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Germany ease through but pain for Spain]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/308/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the conclusion to Groups C and D at UEFA EURO 2016 as Germany and Poland advanced with tight wins, while Croatia stunned Spain.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Northern Ireland shock Ukraine, England grab late win]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/214/6/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews Thursday's UEFA EURO 2016 action as England defeated Wales in injury time Northern Ireland won their first-ever match at the tournament, while Germany and Poland played out the first 0-0 draw of the competition.]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Modric inspires Croatia, Germany make solid start]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/132/6/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at matchday 3 of UEFA EURO 2016 which was notable for a successful opening display by Germany, plus wins for Poland and Croatia.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Spain's crown up for grabs at star-studded EURO]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/070/8/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the newly-expanded and much-anticipated 2016 edition of the UEFA EURO as Spain attempt to defend their crown.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Enthralling friendlies and new EURO contenders]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=enthralling-friendlies-and-new-euro-contenders-2800204.htmlMany of the world’s top leagues have been on hold this week to allow UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 qualifiers and several high-quality friendlies to be played.

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2800018.htmlA Brazilian stopper, a Polish legend, an Argentinian stalwart and a USA hotshot all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Fightbacks, goals and a gargantuan gap]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fightbacks-goals-and-a-gargantuan-gap-2781717.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the wests of Germany and USA.]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2781129.html​The latest rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, focusses on a key clash between local rivals at the top of the table in Russia, while there is more drama set for the summits in Spain and England.]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spain head up strong European contingent]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=spain-head-up-strong-european-contingent-2780867.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016