<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 05 Sep 2017 01:19:00 GMTMon, 18 Jun 2018 12:23:30 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[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[England held, Germany push on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 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[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[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885FIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[England close on top ten, Portugal climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=11/news=england-close-in-on-top-ten-2479554.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A set piece, a centurion and minnows' miracles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=a-set-piece-a-centurion-and-minnows-miracles-2476677.htmlWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Top teams looking to bounce back]]>/live-scores/uefaeuroqualifiers/news/newsid/245/605/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the next round of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches with some of the continent's heavyweights, including FIFA World Cup winners Germany, looking to bounce back from recent disappointments.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[2013 in Quotes]]>/news/y=2013/m=12/news=2013-quotes-2250547.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2013 14:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684Belgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Tymoschuk: We can reach Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/tymoschuk-got-every-chance-reaching-brazil-2158139FIFA.com he is setting his sights on Brazil 2014, with passage well within their grasp.]]>Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Lure of the game entices comeback kings]]>/news/y=2013/m=8/news=lure-the-game-entices-comeback-kings-2153013.htmlSome footballers find retirement harder than others. Edwin van der Sar is the latest example and he provides an opportunity for FIFA.com to aim the spotlight on several comeback kings.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063FIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Polanski eyes 'emotion and adrenaline' in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/polanski-eyes-emotion-and-adrenaline-brazil-2030325Ahead of Poland’s Brazil 2014 qualifying matches against Ukraine and San Marino, FIFA.com caught up with Roman Polanski, who is eager to sample a FIFA World Cup after experiencing UEFA EURO 2012 in his homeland.

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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Mazza: Results are not a priority]]>/worldcup/news/mazza-results-are-not-priority-2029351FIFA.com to discuss his country's history as a footballing nation and how he doesn't use results as a measure ofsuccess.]]>Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=who-should-your-club-sign-1977969.htmlFIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Ibra turns on the style, France impress again]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ibra-turns-the-style-france-impress-again-1904013.htmlFIFA.com wraps up a big night of international action across the globe highlighted by an impressive win for France in Italy, a Zlatan Ibrahimovic masterclass and Saudi Arabia denying Argentina.]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373FIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/world-champions-join-the-party-1698641FIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[The flawless, troubled and triumphant]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=10/news=the-flawless-troubled-and-triumphant-1526413.htmlWith 240 matches played among nine qualifying groups, FIFA.com reviews the most memorable moments from the 13-month-long qualifying campaign for next summer's UEFA EURO 2012.

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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Familiar foes await England]]>/worldcup/news/familiar-foes-await-england-1484270Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[The preliminaries in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/the-preliminaries-numbers-1479755FIFA.com looks at some statistics from the qualifying competition's history and some other records on the verge of crashing.]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Who’ve been the stars of 2010/11?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=5/news=who-been-the-stars-2010-1436854.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which players have impressed you the most during the 2010/11 season across Europe.]]>Wed, 18 May 2011 10:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Messi sinks Brazil, Spain slump in Lisbon]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=11/news=messi-sinks-brazil-spain-slump-lisbon-1336529.htmlArgentina hit the headlines in Wednesday’s international action by beating Brazil for the first time in five years, world champions Spain came unstuck in spectacular fashion against Portugal while England lost to a rejuvenated France.

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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 23:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[French relief, Scandinavian success]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=french-relief-scandinavian-success-1299329.htmlFrance deservedly won in Bosnia-Herzegovina as fellow strugglers Portugal lost away to Norway, while Sweden, Italy and Germany posted emphatic victories and England saw off Switzerland.

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Tue, 07 Sep 2010 23:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites to the fore]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=favourites-the-fore-1299392.htmlEurope's major nations scored impressive wins in the latest round of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers with England, France, Germany and Italy victorious with only Portugal left shocked by defeat in Norway.

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Tue, 07 Sep 2010 23:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[France stunned as forwards thrive]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=france-stunned-forwards-thrive-1294465.htmlBelarus won 1-0 in France as Portugal were held 4-4 by visiting Cyprus, while Italy's Antonio Cassano, Fernando Torres of Spain and England talisman Wayne Rooney inspired victories.

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Sat, 04 Sep 2010 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Stadiums offer the comforts of home]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=3/news=stadiums-offer-the-comforts-home-1176439.htmlFrom Wembley to the Azteca to the Stadio Olimpico in San Marino, national team home stadiums are some of the most prized places on planet football.

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Wed, 03 Mar 2010 09:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[TheKingKelly triumphs as CTID77 climbs]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=1141609/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=TheKingKelly posted 475 points to win a signed FIFA World Cup winner's jersey, while CTID77 jumped from 25th to fourth in Round 13.

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Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:06:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WL PredictorKind=News
<![CDATA[Brecko: A full-blooded clash]]>/worldcup/news/brecko-full-blooded-clash-1113229Mon, 05 Oct 2009 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[England and Serbia on the verge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= England and Serbia will have the chance to reach South Africa 2010 in midweek, while Denmark, Slovakia and Spain could also secure qualification.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Big guns deliver as Norway dazzle]]>/worldcup/news/big-guns-deliver-norway-dazzle-1090114Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Race resumes in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/race-resumes-europe-1089083Tue, 11 Aug 2009 08:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Defence and strategy for 11]]>http://www.fifa.com/games/worldcupfantasyfootball/news/newsid=1085068/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Aug 2009 08:13:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WC FantasyKind=News<![CDATA[Who will your forwards be?]]>http://www.fifa.com/games/worldcupfantasyfootball/news/newsid=1085096/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 30 Jul 2009 09:07:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WC FantasyKind=News<![CDATA[European encounters in 11]]>http://www.fifa.com/games/worldcuppredictor/news/newsid=1084624/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:04:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WC Predictor Kind=News<![CDATA[Safe passage for Netherlands]]>/worldcup/news/safe-passage-for-netherlands-1067609Sat, 06 Jun 2009 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™