<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 06 Sep 2017 11:49:00 GMTTue, 11 Dec 2018 14:18:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[All Whites safely navigate arduous Pacific journey]]>/worldcup/news/all-whites-safely-navigate-arduous-pacific-journey-2907193FIFA.com reviews two years of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Oceania which commenced in Tonga and concluded with New Zealand setting up an intercontinental play-off against a South American opponent. ]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[New Zealand outlast Solo to book play-off ticket]]>/worldcup/news/new-zealand-outlast-solo-to-book-play-off-ticket-2906879New Zealand are the last team standing in Oceania’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying campaign after a 2-2 draw secured a comfortable 8-3 aggregate victory over Solomon Islands in Honiara on Tuesday.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Solo icon aims for one last shot at glory]]>/worldcup/news/solo-icon-aims-for-one-last-shot-at-glory-2883661FIFA.com speaks with Solomon Islands’ star Henry Fa’Arodo as the long-serving forward seeks to end his international career on a high during Russia 2018 qualifying.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Seventh heaven for Auckland City]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/314/0/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews this year's OFC Champions League where Auckland City reached another FIFA Club World Cup after a campaign that was dominant even by their standards.]]>Mon, 08 May 2017 10:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Pacific pair bound for India after historic fortnight]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=pacific-pair-bound-for-india-after-historic-fortnight-2868653.htmlFIFA.com reviews a historic edition of the OFC U-17 Championship in which New Zealand and New Caledonia booked passage to India 2017.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Oceanian contenders eye Auckland's crown]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/286/843/3/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC Champions League where Team Wellington lead a host of contenders seeking to end Auckland's City's dominance.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Passage to India on offer in Oceania]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=passage-to-india-on-offer-in-oceania-2866725.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC U-17 Championship where for the first time two tickets to the global arena are on offer to the eight aspirants.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Lea’alafa's unforgettable 2016]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lea-alafa-s-unforgettable-2016-2863337.html2016 was quite the year for Micah Lea’alafa, playing in three major FIFA tournaments on three different continents for club and country. The Auckland City and Solomon Islands star talks to FIFA.com about his journey. 

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia, lovers of the underdog]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-lovers-of-the-underdog-2835020.htmlThroughout the group stages at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 fans have been giving their support to various underdog nations and the players and coaches have been united in voicing their appreciation and acknowledging the boost it gives them when coming up against heavily-favoured sides.

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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Historic landmarks highlight Oceanian qualifiers ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=historic-landmarks-highlight-oceanian-qualifiers-2835033.htmlFIFA.com reviews a historic edition of the OFC U-20 Championship as New Zealand and Vanuatu earned progression to the world stage.]]>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Argentina's anarchic European]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=argentina-s-anarchic-european-2835015.htmlFIFA.com just why that is.]]>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Last 16 line-up complete]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=last-16-line-up-complete-2835034.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Kazakhs finish second after big win]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357662/match-report.htmlSun, 18 Sep 2016 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Solomon Islands defying the odds]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=solomon-islands-defying-the-odds-2834543.htmlSun, 18 Sep 2016 03:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Sweet 16 for Spain and Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=sweet-16-for-spain-and-argentina-2834064.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Argentina hit seven to reach next round]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357648/match-report.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Solomons' crazy, unique journey]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=solomon-s-crazy-unique-journey-2833475.htmlFIFA.com to recount what has made them the players they are today.]]>Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain lead Latin charge ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=spain-lead-latin-charge-2832834.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[History-making Vanuatu join New Zealand on world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=history-making-vanuatu-join-new-zealand-on-world-stage-2832810.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Costa Rica triumph amid penalty bonanza]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357663/match-report.htmlCosta Rica survived a late scare, beating Solomon Islands 4-2, in a game that featured five spot-kicks in total during the clash between the CONCACAF and OFC champions at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 01:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[From injury to the hospital for Santamaria ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=from-injury-to-the-hospital-for-santamaria-2831997.htmlMon, 12 Sep 2016 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Kiwis, Solomons progress to final four]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=kiwis-solomons-progress-to-final-four-2799907.htmlNew Zealand and Solomon Islands advanced to the semi-final of the OFC Nations Cup, while third-placed Fiji progressed to the OFC’s third round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying as Group B came to a close on Saturday.

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Oceanian dozen set for Champions League charge]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/016/5/index.htmlThu, 07 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[High five provides another boost for vibrant Solomons]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=high-five-provides-another-boost-for-vibrant-solomons-2765347.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Solomon Islands stamp ticket to Colombia]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=solomon-islands-stamp-ticket-to-colombia-2764956.htmlSat, 13 Feb 2016 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[A platform for further development in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-platform-for-further-development-in-oceania-2756119.htmlOceania’s first FIFA Women’s Football Regional Development Seminar in 2005 was held in Cook Islands, and now ten years on, the same Polynesian nation is hosting another event that will be crucial to furthering the women’s game throughout the region.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb as USA stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=korea-dpr-climb-as-usa-stay-top-2695985.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Kings and queens of the Pacific crowned]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=kings-and-queens-of-the-pacific-crowned-2666340.htmlMon, 20 Jul 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Fiji fairytale continues with Rio ticket]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fiji-fairytale-continues-with-rio-ticket-2663381.htmlSun, 12 Jul 2015 12:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Oceanian legacy key to coaching workshop ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=oceanian-legacy-key-to-coaching-workshop-2621311.htmlFIFA.com reports from a regional workshop in Auckland that saw coaches from each of the OFC member associations analyse and learn from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Lucky seven for Auckland amid growing rivalry]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/259/462/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the recent OFC Champions League where two weeks of intense competition were marked by tight matches and numerous high-quality contests, before holders Auckland City eventually prevailed to maintain their continental dominance.]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Oceania aspirants eye Auckland’s crown]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/160/4/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC Champions League where a host of debutants and newly-strengthened familiar faces are aiming to end the four-year hegemony of New Zealand’s Auckland City.]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Solomon Islands champs complete Oceania line-up]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/252/319/5/index.htmlThu, 12 Feb 2015 06:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Hard-won success for New Zealand as gap closes]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=hard-won-success-for-new-zealand-as-gap-closes-2512278.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Full set on the starting blocks for Oceania’s Chile charge]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=full-set-on-the-starting-blocks-for-oceania-s-chile-charge-2505145.htmlMon, 12 Jan 2015 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[History-makers Fiji clinch U-20 spot ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=history-makers-fiji-clinch-u-20-spot-2346847.htmlFIFA.com reports from the OFC U-20 Championship, which ended in triumph for hosts Fiji, who will represent their continent at next year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.]]>Sat, 31 May 2014 12:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Oceania aspirants eye rare glimpse of world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=oceania-aspirants-eye-unique-glimpse-of-world-stage-2342714.htmlThu, 22 May 2014 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Island nations edge closer to Auckland benchmark]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/115/5/index.htmlMon, 19 May 2014 10:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Last four line up in Oceania]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/232/168/6/index.htmlMon, 21 Apr 2014 04:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Oceania contenders on the starting blocks]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/231/472/4/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the tournament.]]>Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Road to Oceanian glory laid out]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=2/news=road-oceanian-glory-laid-out-2275908.htmlFri, 07 Feb 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Dvorak: We are building a better future]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=dvorak-are-building-better-future-2239680.htmlChairman of FIFA Medical and Research Centre (F-MARC) and FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jiri Dvorak has spoken in New Caledonia about the work FIFA is doing in the Oceania region, touching on the '11 For Health' scheme.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Magic and milestones on Oceania journey]]>/worldcup/news/magic-and-milestones-oceania-journey-2227009FIFA.com reviews Oceania's two-year FIFA World Cup™ odyssey which produced numerous historic moments and no little emotion.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=executive-welcomes-progress-for-palestine-football-launches-consultation-2190697.htmlFri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Building for further Oceania sand-based success]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=building-for-further-oceania-sand-based-success-2182737.htmlMon, 30 Sep 2013 08:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[New World delivers new highs on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=new-world-delivers-new-highs-sand-2183167.htmlFIFA.com reviews a tournament which Tahiti staged admirably, in which underdogs thrived, individuals dazzled and Russia survived a few scares to emerge victorious.]]>Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: A constantly developing sport]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=beach-soccer-constantly-developing-sport-2182407.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Henri Emile, Ramon Raya and Madjer, the trio assigned to the Technical Study Group for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup to hear the experts' thoughts on the development of the sport.

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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013