<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTSat, 16 Jun 2018 22:55:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>/worldcup/news/japan-through-as-quintet-have-to-leave-it-late-2906052Japan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Al Thumama Stadium design unveiled]]>/worldcup/news/al-thumama-stadium-design-unveiled-2904816Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Constantine: Qatar’s youth development can help Indian football]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/news/newsid=2901935/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Alba: Hosting World Cup will bring happiness to Qatar]]>/worldcup/news/alba-hosting-world-cup-will-bring-happiness-to-qatar-2900742Barcelona and Spain defender Jordi Alba gave an interview with sc.qa after visiting the Aspire Academy in Doha and talked about the positive developments he witnessed as the country prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[London calling for quartet after Qatar conquest]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifaeworldcup/archive/2017/news/newsid=2900739/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Jul 2017 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017<![CDATA[Busquets: I'd love to play at Qatar 2022]]>/worldcup/news/busquets-i-d-love-to-play-at-qatar-2022-2900537Speaking to sc.qa, Spain and Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets talks youth development in Qatar and Spain and how his former team-mate Xavi has given him a flavour of the country. 

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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Construction progressing on Qatar 2022 stadiums]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/news/newsid=2896516/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Xavi: I would like to see Buffon win the Champions League ]]>/live-scores/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/289/218/3/index.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 21:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2016/2017<![CDATA[Khalifa International Stadium pilots stadium-based sensory room]]>/worldcup/news/khalifa-international-stadium-pilots-stadium-based-sensory-room-2887363As the first 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ stadium opened its gates for the Emir Cup final – to widespread acclaim – a pilot sensory room project also kicked off, potentially changing the way that people with cognitive disabilities experience football, reports sc.qa.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Khalifa International Stadium to host Emir Cup final]]>/worldcup/news/khalifa-international-stadium-to-host-emir-cup-final-2884025Mon, 15 May 2017 18:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Former Club World Cup participants lead charge in Asia ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/362/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the AFC Champions League group stage where some former champions impressed, as did a host of new faces.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 06:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Qatar Airways announced as Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA until 2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=qatar-airways-official-partner-airline-fifa-2882728.htmlSun, 07 May 2017 14:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes outcome of NCP mediation process on workers’ welfare in Qatar ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-welcomes-outcome-of-ncp-mediation-process-on-workers-welfare-in-q-2881935.htmlFIFA welcomes the Final Statement published today by the Swiss National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in the context of the specific instance that was submitted by the Building and Wood Workers’ International.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 11:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=GenericKind=Release
<![CDATA[Sorin: We treated Messi like a rare jewel]]>/worldcup/news/sorin-we-treated-messi-like-a-rare-jewel-2881707Tue, 02 May 2017 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[SC partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to improve workers’ nutrition]]>/worldcup/news/supreme-committee-for-delivery-legacy-partners-with-weill-cornell-medi-2880690A pilot programme will see clinical professionals assess nutrition of workers, address latent health issues and offer dietary enhancements.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Pitch laid at Khalifa Stadium in record time]]>/worldcup/news/pitch-laid-at-khalifa-stadium-in-record-time-2879830Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Independent auditor publishes first annual report of SC Workers’ Welfare Standards]]>/worldcup/news/independent-auditor-publishes-first-annual-report-of-sc-workers-welfar-2879286Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee passes decision on Saoud Al-Mohannadi]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-appeal-committee-passes-decision-on-saoud-al-mohannadi-2878859.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 15:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Workers’ Cup 2017 set for exciting final between two SC contractors]]>/worldcup/news/workers-cup-2017-set-for-exciting-final-between-two-sc-contractors-2878266The final of the Workers’ Cup’s fifth edition is set to feature two sides involved in Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Qatar 2022 projects.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866FIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Iran cruise to second Asian title on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-cruise-to-second-asian-title-on-sand-2875647.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from seven days of competition on the beach sands of Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Rescued trees set to adorn Qatar 2022 sites]]>/worldcup/news/rescued-trees-set-to-adorn-qatar-2022-sites-2874803A scheme to save unwanted trees from being cast off is set to see sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar given a splash of colour, as well as providing green spaces for locals into the future.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls ready to battle in Malaysia]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=asian-hopefuls-ready-to-battle-in-malaysia-2869204.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Hulk: Qatar 2022 will be absolutely incredible]]>/worldcup/news/hulk-qatar-2022-will-be-absolutely-incredible-2863168Brazil striker Hulk looks ahead to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Qatar and talks about the significance of representing your country at the tournament on home soil.

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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Xavi surprise for Labour City workers]]>/worldcup/news/xavi-surprise-for-labour-city-workers-2859808Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Innovative roof at Khalifa International Stadium nears completion]]>/worldcup/news/innovative-roof-at-khalifa-international-stadium-nears-completion-2858872Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Making the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Qatar accessible to all]]>/worldcup/news/making-the-2022-fifa-world-cuptm-qatar-accessible-to-all-2854776Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Six years before kick-off, progress on 2022 World Cup stadiums continues]]>/worldcup/news/six-years-before-kick-off-progress-on-2022-world-cup-stadiums-continue-2853986Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and BWI sign MoU for joint inspections on Qatar 2022 Stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/supreme-committee-for-delivery-legacy-and-bwi-sign-mou-for-joint-inspe-2850955Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Construction advancing on proposed semi-final venue Al Bayt Stadium]]>/worldcup/news/construction-advancing-on-proposed-semi-final-venue-al-bayt-stadium-2848663Progress at Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City is now in full swing after successful work on the foundations and installation of the first sections of the 12-metre lower tier walls for the potential semi-final venue.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Chhetri hoping for 'home' atmosphere in Doha]]>/worldcup/news/chhetri-hoping-for-home-atmosphere-in-doha-2847610www.sc.qa about his special bond with Qatar, as he seeks to write Indian footballing history with his club, Bengaluru FC.]]>Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Former winners tee up Asian final meeting]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/284/480/1/index.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 14:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Titans re-unite as Asian derbies loom large]]>/worldcup/news/titans-re-unite-as-asian-derbies-loom-large-2842110FIFA.com previews Tuesday's round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, headlined by two major derbies.]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Korean duo clash as El Jaish challenge Al Ain]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/689/9/index.htmlA place in the final beckons as the 2016 AFC Champions League reaches the semi-final stage. FIFA.com previews the enticing pair of meetings. 

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Tricky challenges for former winners]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tricky-challenges-for-former-winners-2832389.htmlFIFA.com previews the AFC Champions League quarter-final return legs with former Asian kings Al Ain and Jeonbuk Motors facing a challenging scenario.]]>Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[FC Seoul, Al Nasr cruise as former winners misfire]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fc-seoul-al-nasr-cruise-as-former-winners-misfire-2823484.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest AFC Champions League action which saw FC Seoul and Al Nasr put one hand on a semi-final berth, but former continental winners Jeonbuk Motors and Al Ain have plenty of work ahead of them in the return leg.]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Parker: Qatar can make a statement at 2022 World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/parker-qatar-can-make-a-statement-at-2022-world-cup-2804234Former England defender Paul Parker, who made six appearances for the Three Lions at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, reveals why he thinks Qatar can establish themselves as a leading footballing nation in Asia and more.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Khalifa International Stadium receives four-star GSAS Sustainability rating]]>/worldcup/news/khalifa-international-stadium-receives-four-star-gsas-sustainability-r-2803433Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Xavi: This is Atletico's moment]]>/worldcup/news/xavi-this-is-atletico-s-moment-2792546Former FC Barcelona captain Xavi looks ahead to the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, while also talking about witnessing Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations taking shape.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Quartet seal maiden quarter-final spots]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/244/5/index.htmlFour teams made history in progressing to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time, while there was plenty of late drama around Asia as the last eight competitors snuck past the competition.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 21:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian giants]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/154/5/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across Asia.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Qatar on track with stadium and infrastructure preparations]]>/worldcup/news/qatar-on-track-with-stadium-and-infrastructure-preparations-2791512Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Al Rayyan Stadium wins Stadium Design of the Year award]]>/worldcup/news/al-rayyan-stadium-wins-stadium-design-of-the-year-award-2791504The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has been awarded the Stadium Design of the Year award for Al Rayyan Stadium at the 2016 World Stadium Congress in Doha. 

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Wed, 18 May 2016 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
<![CDATA[Seven through as Asian line-up complete]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=seven-through-as-asian-line-up-complete-2789850.htmlThu, 05 May 2016 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Infantino: 2022 is an opportunity to set workers rights benchmark ]]>/worldcup/news/infantino-2022-is-an-opportunity-to-set-workers-rights-benchmark-2782226Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[FIFA President announces oversight body for workers' welfare]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-president-announces-oversight-body-for-workers-welfare-2782174.htmlFri, 22 Apr 2016 08:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President meets with Qatari leadership: World Cup preparations & workers’ rights top of the agenda]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=friday-8am-cet-wait-for-green-light-h-fifa-president-meets-with-qatari-2782127.htmlFri, 22 Apr 2016 07:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News