<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 06 Sep 2017 11:49:00 GMTMon, 22 Oct 2018 12:59:51 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[Road to Uruguay 2018 begins in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=road-to-uruguay-2018-begins-in-oceania-2902728.htmlLess than ten months after Korea DPR defeated Japan to win their second FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, qualification is about to commence for the 2018 edition of the tournament, starting with the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[10 days to go: Spain hit double figures]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=10-days-to-go-spain-hit-double-figures-2890322.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 look back on the heaviest defeat in the history of the competition. 

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: Growing the Game]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=beach-soccer-growing-the-game-2884612.htmlSat, 20 May 2017 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![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[Brazil take pride in fifth star]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=brazil-winners-reaction-piece-2883040.htmlMon, 08 May 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti's Torohia gracious in defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com moments after their 6-0 defeat by Brazil in the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Final about their pride in finishing runners-up two tournaments in a row and more.]]>Mon, 08 May 2017 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Brazil crowned champions in style]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=brazil-crowned-champions-in-style-2882937.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the final day of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, including Brazil clinching a fifth title and Iran ending the tournament with a historic flourish.]]>Sun, 07 May 2017 23:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Brazil win fifth Beach Soccer World Cup]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278261/match=300392031/match-report.htmlBrazil were crowned champions of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 for a record fifth time after a 6-0 victory over Tahiti in the final in Nassau.

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Sun, 07 May 2017 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Referees ready for Bahamas 2017 final]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=referees-ready-for-bahamas-2017-final-2882925.htmlBakhtiyor Namazov from Uzbekistan and Lukasz Ostrowski from Poland have been selected to referee the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 final between Tahiti and Brazil. They share their thoughts with FIFA.com ahead of the match.

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Sun, 07 May 2017 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Tahiti reach final after marathon shoot-out]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278265/match=300392032/match-report.htmlTahiti advanced to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 final after winning 3-2 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

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Sat, 06 May 2017 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Quartet hungry to write history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=quartet-hungry-to-write-history-2882672.htmlThe remaining four teams in the Bahamas all have proud histories in the Beach Soccer World Cup. However, with the exception of Brazil, none of them have yet managed to lift the trophy.

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Fri, 05 May 2017 15:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Iran join seasoned trio in semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=iran-join-seasoned-trio-in-semis-2882563.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 03:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti edge Paraguay to reach semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278267/match=300392018/match-report.htmlThu, 04 May 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Big guns get job done, Paraguay make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=big-guns-get-job-done-paraguay-make-history-2882252.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti outlast Poland]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392010/match-report.htmlTue, 02 May 2017 21:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Revived Tahiti target the title]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=revived-tahiti-target-the-trophy-2881686.htmlTahiti ​captain Raimana Li Fung Kuee spoke to FIFA.com after his side bounced back from defeat to Brazil by overcoming Japan, and said that the Tiki Toa have the highest aims imaginable.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Paraguay floor champions, Brazil win again]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=paraguay-floor-champions-brazil-win-again-2881681.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 07:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti edge Japan in dramatic contest ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392014/match-report.htmlSun, 30 Apr 2017 21:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil flex their muscles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=portugal-and-brazil-flex-their-muscles-2881293.htmlThe big names stepped on to the Bahamian sand for the first time and did not disappoint, with Portugal and Brazil excelling at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, while Japan and UAE kept up Asia's fine start.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Filipe enjoys his date with destiny]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=filipe-makes-a-date-with-destiny-2881301.htmlAfter having to face the very real possibility of missing out on his first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Brazil's Felipe wasted no time in showing his gratitude at having made it to Bahamas 2017.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Brazil overcome Tahiti in Bahamas opener]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=278269/match=300392022/match-report.htmlSat, 29 Apr 2017 00:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[When little Tahiti lost like lions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=when-little-tahiti-lost-like-lions-2880623.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the inspiring efforts of Oceania champions Tahiti at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Stage set for Bahamas 2017 ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=stage-set-for-bahamas-2017-2880407.htmlExcitement is building ahead of the ninth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – a tournament that promises lots of sun, sand, spectacular action and an amazing atmosphere. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Four the magic number for Taiarui]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=four-the-magic-number-for-taiarui-2877512.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Tahiti comeback breaks PNG hearts]]>/worldcup/news/tahiti-comeback-breaks-png-hearts-2876767Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Bahamas 2017 Official Draw determines path to glory]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=sixteen-nations-learn-their-fate-at-bahamas-2017-draw-2868884.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 02:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 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[Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-close-in-on-argentina-as-race-for-team-of-year-heats-up-2853981.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![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[Holders deny hosts as Samoa bow out]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=holders-deny-hosts-as-samoa-bow-out-2799207.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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[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[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[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[Taiarui: It's recognition for the way we play]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=taiarui-it-s-recognition-for-the-way-we-play-2666294.htmlMon, 20 Jul 2015 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Madjer: There’s more to come from us]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=madjer-there-s-more-to-come-from-us-2666292.htmlSun, 19 Jul 2015 23:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Portugal claim historic trophy win]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273815/match=300318426/match-report.htmlPortugal have won their first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, delighting the home crowd in Espinho with a 5-3 win over Tahiti.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portuguese spirit wins through as Tahiti make history]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portuguese-spirit-wins-through-as-tahiti-make-history-2666046.htmlSat, 18 Jul 2015 23:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Penalty drama sees Tahiti into maiden final]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273819/match=300318427/match-report.htmlTahiti edged their way into their first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup after winning 3-1 on penalties, following a keenly contested 6-6 draw with Italy.

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Zurlo, Italy’s goalscorer and hairdresser supreme]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=zurlo-italy-s-goalscorer-and-hairdresser-supreme-2665795.htmlAzzurra attack by scoring seven goals in four matches in his maiden world finals, but the 27-year-old has also become the team’s barber.]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Quartet target final slots]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=quartet-target-final-slots-2665778.htmlFri, 17 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[European trio win through with Tahiti]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-trio-win-through-with-tahiti-2665689.htmlThe semi-final line-up at Portugal 2015 was decided on a thrilling Thursday afternoon in Espinho, with Russia teeing up an intriguing tie with hosts Portugal and Italy booking a last-four slot against Tahiti. FIFA.com reviews all the quarter-final action.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti edge Iran, meet Italy in semis]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273821/match=300318424/match-report.htmlTahiti defeated Iran 5-4 in a closely-fought, back-and-forth quarter-final in Espinho to set up a meeting with Italy in the semi-finals at Portugal 2015.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Brazil and Iran safely through, Tahiti end Russia's run]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brazil-and-iran-safely-through-tahiti-end-russia-s-run-2664523.htmlThe reigning world champions were shocked and eight qualified nations learned the fate that awaits them in the quarter-finals. FIFA.com reviews another enthralling day on the sands of Espinho.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti see off Russia to top group]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318421/match-report.htmlTahiti surprised reigning FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup champions Russia with a 7-6 win which saw them top Group D with the Pacific island nation triumphing in a topsy-turvy game that saw a goal each from the sides' goalkeepers.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Tahiti all smiles in Portugal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=tahiti-all-smiles-in-portugal-2663726.htmlMon, 13 Jul 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015