<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 03 Dec 2017 10:22:00 GMTFri, 16 Nov 2018 08:33:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Referees with responsibility]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=referees-with-responsibility-2922581.htmlWhen the team line-ups are announced prior to a football match, the volume inside the stadium surges as the players' names ring out from the stands, the atmosphere thick with anticipation ahead of kick-off. 

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Collina: Referees can count on me]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=collina-referees-can-count-on-me-2921462.htmlDuring his career, Pierluigi Collina officiated so diligently and competently that he was voted the world's best referee for six consecutive years between 1998 and 2003. The Italian redefined the role and became the first star referee.

 
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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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[FIFA and LOC assess Russia 2018 preparations]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2911010/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A joint delegation of specialists from FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organising Committee (LOC) has concluded its sixth stadium operational planning tour.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup European play-off draw to take place on 17 October]]>/worldcup/news/fifa-world-cup-european-play-off-draw-to-take-place-on-17-october-2906954Following another round of thrilling matches as we enter the final straight in qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA is pleased to announce that the European play-off draw will take place in Zurich on Tuesday 17 October at 14:00 CET. The draw will be streamed live on FIFA.com and YouTube. 

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=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[Pitches laid at Russia 2018 stadiums]]>/worldcup/news/pitches-laid-at-russia-2018-stadiums-2902932As the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws closer, construction on all the tournament's stadiums continues apace. Every month FIFA.com updates fans on how progress is going.

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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Football and friendship, a perfect combination]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=confed-cup-hosts-friendship-forum-2902692.htmlInspired by International Friendship Day, FIFA wanted to highlight an extraordinary event dedicated to friendship and football that was organised during the FIFA Conferedations Cup 2017 in Russia.

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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 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[All FIFA Confederations Cup doping control tests negative]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=all-fifa-confederations-cup-doping-control-tests-negative-2901918.htmlMon, 24 Jul 2017 13:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 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[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.htmlAfter two weeks of action that only whet the appetite further for a return to Russia in 2018, we look over the numbers and the standout memories from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and Germany's victory.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[Participants arrive at the 3rd edition of the Football for Hope Forum]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=participants-arrive-at-the-3rd-edition-of-the-football-for-hope-forum-2897801.htmlThe first participants of the third edition of the Football for Hope Forum have arrived in Kazan, Russia with the event taking place from June 26 to 28.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:14:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico overcome Russia to reach semis ]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334888/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Mexico v Russia]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334888/preview.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Mexico: Five areas for improvement]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-five-areas-for-improvement-2897439.htmlTop of their section and requiring just a point from their last group match to reach the semi-finals, Mexico nevertheless need to up their game in a few areas, as FIFA.com discussed with the Tri coach and players.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:09:00 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[Russia party on a day of celebration]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=russia-party-on-a-day-of-celebration-2895763.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 1 of Russia 2017 as the hosts cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over New Zealand at St Petersburg's gleaming new stadium.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Dominant Russia win Confed curtain-raiser]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334883/match-report.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 17:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=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[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[Preview: Russia v New Zealand ]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334883/preview.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the tournament opener between reinvigorated hosts Russia and underdogs New Zealand.]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Media briefing on VAR and GLT]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=live-media-briefing-on-var-and-glt-2895160.htmlWatch the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 media briefing outlining some of the new rules set to be featured at the tournament, including Video Assistant Referees. 

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=Football Technology Section=Video Assistant RefKind=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[FIFA statement on Human Rights Watch report on Russia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-statement-on-human-rights-watch-report-on-russia-2894986.htmlFIFA's official statement following a Human Rights Watch report into working conditions on FIFA World Cup stadium construction sites ahead of Russia 2018.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Kiwis eye ‘life-changing’ opportunity in Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 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[Gurev clinches wildcard in live Museum final]]>/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=final-liveturnier-gurev-gewinnt-die-wildcard-2893051-2893072.htmlAndrei Gurev won the FIFA World Football Museum’s Live Qualification Tournament on Monday 5 June 2017 to secure a coveted wildcard place at the European Regional Qualifiers of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017
<![CDATA[16 days to go: 16 games at the Tournament of Champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=16-days-to-go-16-games-at-the-tournament-of-champions-2883431.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to this year’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we look at the format for Russia 2017.]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russian showpieces to be tobacco-free events]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=russian-showpieces-to-be-tobacco-free-events-2890503.htmlThis year’s FIFA Confederations Cup and next year’s FIFA World Cup™ will be tobacco-free.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 10:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[18 days to go: Hwang Sunhong’s unbelievable flick]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=18-days-to-go-hwang-sunhong-s-unbelievable-flick-2883427.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we delight in a wonderful goal from Korea Republic on home soil.]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[19 days to go: Uruguay’s young goalscorer]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=19-days-to-go-uruguay-s-young-goalscorer-2883425.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we reveal the youngest player to have scored at the competition.]]>Mon, 29 May 2017 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[20 days to go: Denilson’s golden days]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=20-days-to-go-denilson-s-golden-days-2883420.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we take a look at Denilson’s finest hour.]]>Sun, 28 May 2017 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Hosts Russia start Confederations Cup preparations ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=hosts-russia-start-confederations-cup-preparations-2888678.htmlFri, 26 May 2017 17:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[President Putin welcomes Infantino in Krasnodar]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=president-putin-welcomes-infantino-in-krasnodar-2886873.htmlThe President of Russia Vladimir Putin today welcomed FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Krasnodar. 

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Tue, 23 May 2017 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Glushakov: I want this fantastic season to get even better]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=glushakov-i-want-this-fantastic-season-to-get-even-better-2886478.htmlAfter winning his first league title this season, Spartak Moscow captain Denis Glushakov is hoping to continue his successful season at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. FIFA.com sat down with the Russia midfielder ahead of next month's kick off.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 12:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[26 days to go: Path to the Trophy decided in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=26-days-to-go-path-to-the-trophy-decided-in-kazan-2883970.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the Official Draw of the Confederations Cup, which took place in the Host City of Kazan.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[28 days to go: Sochi's White Head]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=28-days-to-go-sochi-s-white-head-2883961.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we talk about the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, which is hosting four games this summer.

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Sat, 20 May 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Hawk-Eye selected as VAR technology provider]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=hawk-eye-selected-as-var-technology-provider-2884449.htmlFIFA will continue the testing of video assistant technology during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 (20 May – 11 June), the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 (17 June – 02 July) and the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 (6 – 16 December).

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Fri, 19 May 2017 11:39:00 GMTArea=Football Technology Section=Video Assistant RefKind=Release
<![CDATA[1,000 young people set for dream role in Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2882302/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 18 May 2017 09:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Youth ProgramsKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[30 days to go: Buy your tickets now]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=30-days-to-go-buy-your-tickets-now-2884033.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remind fans how to purchase tickets for the competition. ]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=next-week-on-fifa-com-2883904.htmlFIFA.com in the week ahead.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 12:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Down’s syndrome children learning to play as a team]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=5/news=down-s-syndrome-children-learning-to-play-as-a-team-2883532.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at Downside Up, an organisation linked to FIFA's Football For Hope programme whose mission is to improve the quality of life for Russian children with Down's Syndrome.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 17:31:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Kuranyi: Germany favourites but Russia’s time will come]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=kuranyi-germany-favourites-but-russia-s-time-will-come-2881679.htmlFormer Dynamo Moscow and Germany forward Kevin Kuranyi knows better then most what it takes to succeed at the FIFA Confederations Cup, and he tells FIFA.com his expectations for the fast-looming tournament.]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Confederations Cup Park brings party atmosphere to Moscow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Confederations Cup Park set up camp in a popular recreational spot Moscow last weekend, with Marcel Desailly and the trophy itself among the star attractions.]]>Mon, 01 May 2017 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Atmosphere building 50 days before Russia 2017]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=atmosphere-building-50-days-before-russia-2017-2881061.htmlAt 18:00 Moscow time on Friday 28 April, it will be 50 days exactly until Russia-New Zealand kicks off at the Saint Petersburg Stadium to get the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 under way on 17 June.

 
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia-Portugal will be full house]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=samoura-announces-russia-portugal-will-be-full-house-2880425.htmlFIFA and the 2018 Local Organising Committe held their last board meeting ahead of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. FIFA.com collects the main quotes from the media briefing that followed the meeting.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Russia 2017's last-minute sales phase starts]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2017-s-last-minute-sales-phase-starts-2879980.htmlFans from all over the world will, as of 12:00 CET (13:00 Moscow time) today, have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup as the last-minute sales phase begins.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017