<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMTMon, 18 Jun 2018 12:27:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925908.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Real survive scare to tee up Gremio clash]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279803/match=300398167/match-report.htmlReal Madrid secured their place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 with a 2-1 victory over Al Jazira, but not without a serious scare, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale sealed victory.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2915152/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[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[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[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal feats from big-name forwards.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=germany-oust-brazil-as-qualifying-heroes-soar-2907633.htmlFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[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[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[Fabian's thunderbolt voted Goal of the Tournament ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fabian-s-thunderbolt-wins-goal-of-the-tournament-2900773.htmlFootball fans across the world have voted in their thousands to choose Marco Fabian’s thunderbolt against Germany in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals as the Hyundai Goal of the Tournament at Russia 2017.

 
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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Goal of the tournameKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[A thief, karate and FC Porto: Adrien and Pepe explain two-goal miracle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Awards list dominated by victorious Germans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=awards-list-dominated-by-victorious-germans-2900157.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 22:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Santos: We move forward and face the next moment]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=santos-we-move-forward-and-face-the-next-moment-2899650.htmlAhead of their rematch with Mexico in the match for third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, FIFA.com speaks with Portugal head coach Fernando Santos and players about his impressive record.

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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Maniche: Playing for third place is bittersweet]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=maniche-playing-for-third-place-is-bittersweet-2899541.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 16:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Mexico]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274643/match=300334886/preview.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Bravo the hero as Chile advance after penalties]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Isla: Chile are enjoying a wonderful period]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=isla-chile-are-enjoying-a-wonderful-period-2898892.htmlMauricio Isla speaks to FIFA.com about facing up to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-finals and what his approach will be to that task.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The dream is real for Bruno Alves]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-dream-is-real-for-bruno-alves-2898693.htmlFIFA.com about his joy at representing Portugal and why a final in Saint Petersburg would hold particular significance for him.]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/preview.htmlThe reigning European champions meet the reigning two-time Copa America champions at the Kazan Arena at 21:00 (local time) on Wednesday to fight it out for a place in the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Portugal cruise into semi-finals]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334887/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA["I feel the significance," says dancing Luis Neto]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After being a resident of Saint Petersburg for four and a half years, Portugal defender Luis Neto - who caught the eye with his flamboyant celebrations following UEFA EURO 2016 success - is relishing a potential FIFA Confederations Cup bow there.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Bernardo Silva: I was set free]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=bernardo-silva-i-was-set-free-2897140.htmlPortugal midfielder Bernardo Silva spoke with FIFA.com after making his FIFA Confederations Cup debut in his side's 1-0 victory over hosts Russia.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The mission is Moscow for fired-up Cedric]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-mission-is-moscow-for-fired-up-cedric-2896577.htmlAhead of tomorrow's big game against Russia, Portugal right-back Cedric Soares speaks with FIFA.com about his Moscow Mission.

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Three reasons why Russia can beat Portugal]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=three-reasons-why-russia-can-beat-portugal-2896633.htmlEuropean champions Portugal are viewed as the favourites going into Wednesday’s game against the hosts, however, there are a few reasons why Russia can cause an upset.

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Quaresma: This is a great Portugal team]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=quaresma-this-is-a-great-portugal-team-2896267.htmlInsanely talented and equally temperamental, Ricardo Quaresma has experienced emphatic highs but also deep lows with Portugal’s national team. He spoke to FIFA.com after scoring in Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Late drama lights up Moscow & Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=late-drama-lights-up-moscow-kazan-2895862.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 2 of Russia 2017 as Mexico came from behind twice to deny Portugal, and late goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas broke Cameroonian hearts.]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Andre Silva: I hope that I can live up to Ronaldo’s expectations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of Portugal's opening match at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, young star 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Jimenez: I'm sure Mexico can stop Ronaldo]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-s-jimenez-drawing-inspiration-from-the-best-2895562.htmlFIFA.com and promised: "It's going to be special."]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Mexico]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334878/preview.htmlFri, 16 Jun 2017 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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[Players to watch: Meet Portugal's young stars]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=players-to-watch-meet-portugal-s-young-stars-2895004.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at a few of these rising stars.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-fifa-confederations-cup-in-numbers-2895262.htmlFrom the oldest and youngest players and teams through the tournament's most successful nations to the men poised to make history at Russia 2017, FIFA.com rounds up the tournament's standout stats.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Carvalho: Portugal want global glory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=carvalho-portugal-want-global-glory-2895071.htmlRicardo Carvalho speaks to FIFA.com about helping Portugal reach the FIFA Confederations Cup, how they will fare without him in Russia and where Cristiano Ronaldo stands amid the game's top players.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Enhanced digital experience for global football fans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=enhanced-digital-experience-for-global-football-fans-2894806.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Additional tickets for most sought-after matches at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 now available]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=additional-tickets-for-most-sought-after-matches-at-fifa-confederation-2893188.htmlWith just ten days to go until the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA is releasing as of today, 11:00 Moscow time, additional tickets for some of the most sought-after matches.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[South Americans sweep into semis]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=south-americans-sweep-into-semis-2892706.htmlThe first semi-final has been teed up at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 after extra-time, and even penalties, were needed to see Venezuela and Uruguay progress into the final four.

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Sun, 04 Jun 2017 13:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Uruguay progress, Portugal pay the penalty]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275956/match=300367044/match-report.htmlUruguay beat Portugal 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the match ended 2-2 after extra-time to advance to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 semi-finals. 

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Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Goncalves, Portugal’s new No7]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=goncalves-portugal-s-new-no7-2892366.htmlWearing a shirt weighed down by a ton's worth of expectations, we chat with Portugal's Diogo Goncalves, their star winger following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo in wearing No7 for his country.

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Sat, 03 Jun 2017 05:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Bleached hair and body art in Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=bleached-hair-and-body-art-in-korea-republic-2891549.htmlFootball has its fair share of extravagant hairstyles and audacious tattoos, so no surprise the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 has plenty on show. We look at some of the best.

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Home hopes extinguished, Vinotinto dreams go on]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=home-hopes-extinguished-vinotinto-dreams-go-on-2890904.html​As the FIFA U-20 World Cup entered the knockout stages, hosts Korea Republic were one of the first to falter, while Venezuela's epic campaign continued.

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Tue, 30 May 2017 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Portugal knock out hosts Korea Republic]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275958/match=300367059/match-report.htmlA display of efficiency helped Portugal beat Korea Republic 3-1 in front of a capacity crowd in Cheonan in the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

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Tue, 30 May 2017 13:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dramatic climaxes and progression sealed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dramatic-climaxes-and-progression-sealed-2889704.htmlOn the penultimate night of FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage action a glut of teams from Group C and D ensured their names will stay among the contenders as dramatic climaxes sealed progress and heartbreak.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017