<![CDATA[FIFA.com - fifaConfederationsCupRussia2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedVisit FIFA.com for footballing news from across the world plus interviews and the chance to comment on the beautiful game. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:25:00 GMTThu, 27 Jun 2019 00:03:44 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - fifaConfederationsCupRussia2017]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1561593124773<![CDATA[Fabian's thunderbolt voted Goal of the Tournament ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fabian-s-thunderbolt-wins-goal-of-the-tournament-2900773.html<p>Football fans across the world have voted in their thousands to choose Marco Fabian&rsquo;s thunderbolt against Germany in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals as the Hyundai Goal of the Tournament at Russia 2017.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:51:00 GMT1561593124410<![CDATA[Snapshots from a tournament of champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=snapshots-from-a-tournament-of-champions-2900410.htmlPicking out the highlights of Russia 2017,<strong> FIFA.com&rsquo;s</strong>&nbsp;black and white photo gallery offers a revealing look at what went on at the tournament, both on and off the pitch.Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:08:00 GMT1561593124280<![CDATA[A Russian extravaganza & another German triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-russian-extravaganza-another-german-triumph-2900280.html<p>After 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.</p>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:38:35 GMT1561593124002<![CDATA[The Portugal evolution continues]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=the-portugal-evolution-continues-2900002.html<p>On the eve of their Moscow departure, with their third-place medals still hanging around their necks, FIFA.com spoke to veteran Joao Moutinho, young stars Andre and Bernardo Silva, and the rapidly maturing Cedric about Portugal’s Russian evolution.</p> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:38:00 GMT1561593124072<![CDATA[A thief, karate and FC Porto: Adrien and Pepe explain two-goal miracle]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=a-thief-karate-and-fc-porto-adrien-and-pepe-explain-two-goal-miracle-2900072.htmlPortugal&rsquo;s two goals against Mexico were in fact connected and influenced in intricate ways that even involved one of Portugal's oldest club rivalries.Sun, 02 Jul 2017 20:37:00 GMT1561593124230<![CDATA[Six things that will stay with the world champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=six-things-that-will-stay-with-the-world-champions-2900230.html<p>The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 is now history &ndash; and while the same can be said of the Germany line-up assembled specifically for this tournament and unlikely ever to appear together again, the past three weeks in Russia have certainly left their mark.</p>Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:45:42 GMT1561593124254<![CDATA[Captain Bravo speaks for a nation]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=captain-bravo-speaks-for-a-nation-2900254.html<p>FIFA.com caught up with defeated Chilean captain, and adidas Golden Glove winner, Claudio Bravo after the FIFA Confederations Cup final in which&nbsp;<em>La Roja&nbsp;</em>came up just short against Germany.</p>Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:23 GMT1561593124163<![CDATA[Low: It's an absolute delight ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274645/match=300334881/quotes.htmlGermany coach Joachim Low was delighted to see his young charges lift the FIFA Confederations Cup title for the first time in the country's history after a 1-0 victory over Chile in Sunday's final in Saint Petersburg.Sun, 02 Jul 2017 21:55:17 GMT1561593124157<![CDATA[Awards list dominated by victorious Germans]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=awards-list-dominated-by-victorious-germans-2900157.htmlAs the curtain came down on the Tournament of Champions, it was time to hand out the individual awards - and it was no surprise to see Germany pick up the majority of them.Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:17:14 GMT1561593123833<![CDATA[Germany punish profligate Chile]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274645/match=300334881/match-report.htmlGermany have won the FIFA Confederations Cup for the first time after a 1-0 victory over Chile at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.Sun, 02 Jul 2017 13:45:00 GMT1561593123916<![CDATA[Santos: We were worthy winners]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274643/match=300334886/quotes.htmlPortugal coach Fernando Santos congratulated his charges on claiming third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, describing it as a "privilege" to coach this set of players.Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:04:57 GMT1561593123813<![CDATA[Portugal come from behind to finish third]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274643/match=300334886/match-report.html<p>Portugal finished their FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 campaign on a high by beating Mexico 2-1 after extra time in the play-off for third place at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow in front of 42,659 fans.</p> Sun, 02 Jul 2017 14:37:00 GMT1561593123745<![CDATA[FIFA Legends to brighten up Russia 2017's final day]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-legends-to-brighten-up-russia-2017-s-final-day-2899745.htmlThe list of football enthusiasts attending the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 has been upgraded with a few very special names. Two of the greatest players in the history of the game, Diego Maradona and Ronaldo, will be joined at the Saint Petersburg Stadium by several former world-class internationals.Sun, 02 Jul 2017 09:55:00 GMT1561593123741<![CDATA[Player stats tablets to be tested live at Russia 2017 final]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=player-stats-tablet-to-be-tested-live-at-fifa-confederations-cup-2017--2899741.htmlToday’s FIFA Confederations Cup final will see the national teams of Chile and Germany become part of a football technology test.Sun, 02 Jul 2017 09:07:00 GMT1561593123717<![CDATA[Russia savours Confederations Cup's success]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=russia-savours-confederations-cup-s-success-2899717.htmlThe final two matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 will take place today, confirming the winners, runners-up and third-placed side. One thing is already clear, however: the FIFA Confederations Cup has been a huge success.Sun, 02 Jul 2017 09:57:03 GMT1561593123716<![CDATA[Chile or Germany: which team will Russia support?]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=chile-or-germany-which-team-will-russia-support-2899716.htmlRussian fans have flocked to stadiums for the Tournament of Champions to cheer for the participating teams. But where do their allegiances lie in today's final?Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:54:00 GMT1561593123641<![CDATA[Attacking intent delights the experts]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=attacking-intent-delights-experts-2899629-2899641.html<p>With just two matches still to be played at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, FIFA&rsquo;s Technical Study Group met to discuss the tournament&rsquo;s most notable trends.</p>Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:54:00 GMT1561593123650<![CDATA[Santos: We move forward and face the next moment]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=santos-we-move-forward-and-face-the-next-moment-2899650.html<p>Ahead of their rematch with Mexico in the match for third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, <strong>FIFA.com </strong>speaks with Portugal head coach Fernando Santos and players about his impressive record.</p>Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:28:00 GMT1561593123646<![CDATA[Vargas: Every striker dreams of scoring a title-winning goal]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=vargas-every-striker-dreams-of-scoring-a-title-winning-goal-2899646.html<p>Third on the list of Chile's all-time goalscorers, Eduardo Vargas speaks with FIFA about one of his dreams as a forward on the eve of <em>La Roja'</em>s FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final against Germany.</p>Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:42:27 GMT1561593123588<![CDATA[Russia 2017, VAR praised at closing press conference]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=russia-2017-var-praised-at-closing-press-conference-2899588.htmlThe FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system implemented during the competition were among the topics discussed at a press conference on the eve of the final at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:47:00 GMT1561593123580<![CDATA[Chile-Germany: What we learned from their Group B match]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-germany-what-we-learned-from-their-group-b-match-2899580.html<strong>FIFA.com</strong> takes a look back at the initial clash between Chile and Germany, and draws some conclusions ahead of the showpiece match in Saint Petersburg on Sunday.Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:48:00 GMT1561593123574<![CDATA[Confederations Cup Closing Ceremony: dance, football, Ronaldo and a whole host of surprises]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=confederations-cup-closing-ceremony-dance-football-ronaldo-and-a-whole-2899574.htmlFootball fans heading to the stadium on Sunday 2 July are looking forward to an exciting FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Final between Chile and Germany, but the prelude is set to be no less memorable.Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:03:00 GMT1561593123541<![CDATA[Maniche: Playing for third place is bittersweet]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=maniche-playing-for-third-place-is-bittersweet-2899541.htmlA semi-finalist at the 2006 FIFA World Cup&trade;, former Portugal midfielder Maniche is well rehearsed in both the joy and despair of the journey that ends in a match for third place.Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT1561593123463<![CDATA[Win the Russia 2017 final kick-off ball ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=win-the-russia-2017-final-kick-off-ball-2899463.html<p>Football players have to score three goals if they want to walk away with the match ball. But all you have to do to get your hands on the ball that will be used at the kick-off of Sunday’s FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final is answer one simple question.</p> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:03:00 GMT1561593123537<![CDATA[Preview: Chile v Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274645/match=300334881/preview.html<p>Regardless of what happens in the FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 final in St. Petersburg, one thing is sure. After Brazil (4 titles), France (2), Argentina, Mexico and Denmark (1 each), there will be a new name on the trophy.</p>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:06:00 GMT1561593123529<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274643/match=300334886/preview.htmlPortugal take on Mexico in the match for third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. Sunday&rsquo;s game at Moscow&rsquo;s Spartak Stadium, which kicks off at 15:00 (local time), is a repeat of the two sides&rsquo; Group A opener.Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:46:00 GMT1561593123511<![CDATA[Flagbearer roles for Special Olympics athletes at Russia 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=flagbearer-roles-for-special-olympics-athletes-at-russia-2017-2899511.html<p>Young people with intellectual disabilities, aged between 12 and 17, were flagbearers during the semi-finals at the FIFA Confederations Cup, and will take on the same role in Sunday's play-off for third place.</p> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:24:00 GMT1561593123505<![CDATA[Leon and the Lothar factor]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=goretzka-erinnert-an-1990er-weltmeister-2899450-2899505.html<p>FIFA.com looks at the similarities between Leon Goretzka, Germany's two-goal semi-final hero, and the legendary Lothar Matthaus, hearing from these two midfield powerhouses and the world champions' coach, Joachim Low.</p> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:18:00 GMT1561593123507<![CDATA[Three things we learned from Mexico’s semi-final defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=three-things-we-learned-from-mexico-s-semi-final-defeat-2899507.html<p>Finding the weight of history against them, <em>El</em> <em>Tri</em> went down 4-1 to Germany, a painful reverse that they can nevertheless learn from.</p>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:13:00 GMT1561593123428<![CDATA[Goretzka: Now we want the title]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334891/quotes.html<p>Leon Goretzka has said that it was no accident that the second Russia 2017 semi-final was as good as over after just eight minutes.</p> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:10:00 GMT1561593123328<![CDATA[Goretzka fires Germany to the final]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334891/match-report.html<p>A 4-1 win over Mexico, inspired by a quick-fire start, saw FIFA World Cup holders Germany tee-up a FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final with Chile.&nbsp;</p>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:41:00 GMT1561593123285<![CDATA[Portugal's bruised and beating heart ]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=portugal-s-bruised-and-beating-heart-2899285.html<p>Portugal's central midfielders William Carvalho and Adrien Silva speak with FIFA.com after their heart-breaking defeat by Chile in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals about their performances and desire to do well for their nation.</p> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:49:00 GMT1561593123274<![CDATA[Chile: Five questions for the finalists]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-five-questions-for-the-finalists-2899274.html<p>After Chile secured their place in the Russia 2017 final, our team reporter Diego Zandrino analyses La Roja's semi-final victory over Portugal by posing five questions to the finalists.</p> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:06:00 GMT1561593123177<![CDATA[Low's guide to penalty shootouts]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=low-s-guide-to-penalty-shootouts-2899177.html<p>Germany have not lost a penalty shootout at senior level for over 40 years. Following the country's victory over England on penalties in the U-21 European Championship semi-finals on Tuesday, Joachim Low spoke about how he approaches taking spot-kicks.</p> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:03:00 GMT1561593123157<![CDATA[Pizzi: I’m absolutely delighted]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/quotes.htmlJuan Antonio Pizzi was in an exuberant mood, as he excitedly analysed Chile&rsquo;s performance following their penalty shoot-out victory over Portugal in Kazan.Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:48:00 GMT1561593123143<![CDATA[Hernandez: You don’t play against the world champions every day]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hernandez-you-don-t-play-against-the-world-champions-every-day-2899143.html<p>Ahead of Thursday's FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final against Germany, FIFA.com spoke with Mexico star Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez about his new versatility as a footballer.</p> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:06:00 GMT1561593122910<![CDATA[Bravo the hero as Chile advance after penalties]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/match-report.htmlChile advanced to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final with a dramatic 3-0 victory over Portugal on penalties after their semi-final clash ended goalless after 120 minutes in front of 40,855 fans at the Kazan Arena.Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:12:00 GMT1561593122892<![CDATA[Isla: Chile are enjoying a wonderful period]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=isla-chile-are-enjoying-a-wonderful-period-2898892.html<p>Mauricio Isla speaks to <strong>FIFA.com </strong>about facing up to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-finals and what his approach will be to that task.</p>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:52:38 GMT1561593122836<![CDATA[Mexico out to banish bogeymen blues]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-out-to-banish-bogeymen-blues-2898836.html<p>If the the head-to-head record between the two sides is anything to go by, Mexico will have their work cut out when they meet Germany in the semi-finals at Russia 2017.</p> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:48:00 GMT1561593122838<![CDATA[Germany-Mexico: Six things to watch out for]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-mexico-six-things-to-watch-out-for-2898838.html<p>As the current kings of world football prepare to square up with CONCACAF's latest conquerors for a spot in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final, we look at six points to watch out for as Germany meet Mexico.</p> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:58:00 GMT1561593122824<![CDATA[Ter Stegen, heir to Germany’s goalkeeping throne]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ter-stegen-ist-der-kronprinz-2898784-2898824.html<p>Germany’s match against Cameroon officially marked the end of their goalkeeper rotation policy, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen can consider himself one of the team's biggest winners in Russia and the heir apparent to Manuel Neuer’s throne.</p> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMT1561593122786<![CDATA[Preview: Germany v Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334891/preview.htmlThe second semi-final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 sees reigning world champions Germany take on CONCACAF kings Mexico.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:52:39 GMT1561593122693<![CDATA[The dream is real for Bruno Alves]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-dream-is-real-for-bruno-alves-2898693.htmlBruno Alves speaks to <strong>FIFA.com </strong>about his joy at representing Portugal and why a final in Saint Petersburg would hold particular significance for him.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:33:00 GMT1561593122671<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v Chile]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/round=274641/match=300334882/preview.html<p>The reigning European champions meet the reigning two-time Copa America champions at the Kazan Arena at 21:00 (local time) on Wednesday to fight it out for a place in the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.</p>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:49:00 GMT1561593122663<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlAfter ten days and 12 matches played, the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 came to its first rest day, when representatives from FIFA and the Local Organising Committee provided the media with a wrap-up of the group stage.&nbsp;Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:25:00 GMT1561593122648<![CDATA[Confederations Cup set for memorable Closing Ceremony]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=confederations-cup-set-for-memorable-closing-ceremony-2898648.htmlIt is not yet known which teams will walk out at the Saint Petersburg Stadium to fight it out for the Tournament of Champions winners&rsquo; trophy, but one thing is for sure: the fans can expect a memorable Closing Ceremony.Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:02:00 GMT1561593122596<![CDATA[Werner stakes his claim as Klose's successor]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=werner-stakes-his-claim-as-klose-s-successor-2898596.html<p>Timo Werner looked to have fired another blank in his fourth senior international outing for Germany, but eventually netted his first two goals for the side in the victory over Cameroon. He spoke about his performance afterwards, while Joachim Low praised the Leipzig striker's showing.</p>Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:59:32 GMT1561593122584<![CDATA[Ambitious Socceroos hailed by the best]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=ambitious-socceroos-hailed-by-the-best-2898584.html<p>Australia may have missed a ticket to the Confederations Cup semi-final but they have grown enormously after&nbsp;three challenging matches in Russia, which augers well for their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.</p>Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:48:00 GMT1561593122275<![CDATA[Hudson: We can reach the World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hudson-we-can-reach-the-world-cup-2898275.htmlDespite a winless Confederations Cup, New Zealand are looking ahead and are more confident than ever of overcoming the odds to return to Russia next summer.Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:21:00 GMT