<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Organisation - Football Development]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 18 Jan 2018 13:51:00 GMTThu, 21 Jun 2018 09:24:40 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Duggan and Ireland upsetting the odds]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=duggan-and-ireland-upsetting-the-odds-2926692.htmlKaren Duggan speaks to FIFA.com about Republic of Ireland's quest to make the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ their first major tournament and explains why she has opted against turning professional.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Marta looks to France 2019 and beyond]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=marta-looks-to-france-2019-and-beyond-2925562.htmlMarta talks exclusively with FIFA.com about Brazil’s push for FIFA Women’s World Cup success at France 2019, her long-term plans on and off the pitch, and much more.

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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=joyce-cook-receives-cbe-for-services-to-sport-and-accessibility-2925801.htmlAs midnight struck in London on 30 December 2017, the latest names to be recognised in the traditional Queen’s New Year Honours List were revealed. Among the list was the citation: Joyce Evelyn, Mrs. COOK, O.B.E. For services to Sport and Accessibility.

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Sat, 30 Dec 2017 12:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[A year of huge development and historic moments]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=a-year-of-huge-development-and-historic-moments-2925454.html Women’s football is an integral part of FIFA.com – and not just during tournaments. Many current and former players, coaches and important figures within national associations have fielded questions from us this year.

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Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Huitema, a Canadian star on the rise]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=huitema-a-canadian-star-on-the-rise-2925451.htmlAs 2017 comes to a close, Jordyn Huitema is sure to reflect fondly on what has been a year of progress and development for the Canadian youngster.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Wiegman agrees Netherlands contract extension]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=12/news=wiegman-agrees-netherlands-contract-extension-2925504.htmlSarina Wiegman, the reigning Best FIFA Women's Coach, has extended her contract with the Netherlands until 2020.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Australia hit all-time high as USA end 2017 on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=australia-hit-all-time-high-as-usa-end-2017-on-top-2924260.htmlUSA will bring in another new year as the top-ranked women’s national team after holding on to top spot in the final FIFA Women's World Ranking of 2017.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctions Paolo Guerrero with a one-year suspension]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-disciplinary-committee-sanctions-paolo-guerrero-with-a-one-year-s-2923440.htmlOn 7 December 2017, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided, after analysing all the specific circumstances of the case, to suspend the Peruvian international player Paolo Guerrero for one year.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![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[Busacca: We are striving for consistency and uniformity]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=busacca-we-are-striving-for-consistency-and-uniformity-2922084.htmlIn another milestone on the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, 36 of the world’s best match officials convened in Abu Dhabi to take part in theory and practical sessions under Pierluigi Collina and Massimo Busacca.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[Kuipers: Confidence the key to success in refereeing]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=kuipers-confidence-the-key-to-success-in-refereeing-2921569.html2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup final referee Bjorn Kuipers discusses his career and the mentality of a referee during a FIFA refereeing course in Abu Dhabi.

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:28:00 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[Much-travelled Falkon intent on helping Israel fly high]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=much-travelled-falkon-intent-on-helping-israel-fly-high-2920729.htmlIsrael midfielder Lee Falkon tells FIFA.com about her ambitions for women's football in her homeland, diverse experiences playing abroad and the day she scored her nation's most memorable goal.

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Women's World Cup race resumes in Europe]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=women-s-world-cup-race-resumes-in-europe-2920671.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the early movers in Europe and some upcoming fixtures to look forward to.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Torrejon: I hope we can host a World Cup one day]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=torrejon-i-hope-we-can-host-a-world-cup-one-day-2920612.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Spain's captain Marta Torrejon, with the Barcelona defender hoping to lead her country to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Uruguay 2018: More than just an emblem launch]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=uruguay-2018-more-than-just-an-emblem-launch-2920579.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 04:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018<![CDATA[Historic milestone for Somali football]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2017/m=10/news=historic-milestone-for-somali-football-2917367.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:26:00 GMTArea=Member AssociationSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[W-League celebrates birthday with new highs]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=10/news=w-league-celebrates-birthday-with-new-highs-2917622.htmlThu, 26 Oct 2017 06:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Busacca on female refereeing: India is a big step forward]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=busacca-on-female-refereeing-india-is-a-big-step-forward-2916814.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Application process now open for the FIFA Master 19th edition (2018-2019) postgraduate course]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=10/news=application-process-now-open-for-the-fifa-master-19th-edition-2018-201-2915918.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 17:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Future is now for female referees]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=10/news=future-is-now-for-female-referees-2914808.htmlIf you watched the hugely entertaining encounter between Japan and New Caledonia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, you may not have noticed the referee. And that’s exactly the way she likes it.

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News
<![CDATA[First female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=first-female-referee-to-officiate-at-fifa-u-17-world-cup-india-2017-2913758.htmlIn line with FIFA’s objective to further develop women’s football, a new milestone has been achieved in India as Esther Staubli is set to become the first female referee to officiate a men’s match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017.]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Women’s Football experts join FIFA in developing new pilot projects]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=10/news=women-s-football-experts-join-fifa-in-developing-new-pilot-projects-2910268.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Pioneering Herrera cherishing a Libertadores dream]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=10/news=pioneering-herrera-cherishing-a-libertadores-dream-2910125.htmlAlejandra Herrera is set to be the first player from El Salvador to feature in the Women's Copa Libertadores. We caught up with her to talk making history and taking on the continent's best with River Plate.

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Trio through to Uruguay as Korea DPR retain title ]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=trio-through-to-uruguay-as-korea-dpr-retain-title-2909036.htmlSun, 24 Sep 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018<![CDATA[Japan complete Asian trio headed to Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=japan-complete-asian-trio-headed-to-uruguay-2018-2909040.htmlJapan edged China PR 1-0 in the match for third place at the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Thailand 2017 to become the third and final representative from Asia to qualify for next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Matildas headline milestone week Down Under]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=matildas-headline-milestone-month-down-under-2908785.htmlThu, 21 Sep 2017 08:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[England manager Sampson leaves post]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=england-manager-sampson-leaves-post-2908730.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 18:15:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR, Korea Republic book tickets to Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-dpr-korea-republic-book-tickets-to-uruguay-2018-2908741.htmlKorea DPR and Korea Republic have advanced to the AFC U-16 Women's Asian Championship final, securing their places at next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018. 

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Lloyd: France will be an ideal stage]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=lloyd-france-will-be-an-ideal-stage-2908237.htmlUSA's Carli Lloyd looks at the past, present and future of women's football with FIFA.com as the countdown to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 begins in earnest.]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Chastain's celebration]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-chastain-s-celebration-2907572.htmlSun, 17 Sep 2017 14:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Hamm: France can set a new standard]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=hamm-france-can-set-a-new-standard-2908211.htmlFIFA.com about her illustrious career and the next Women’s World Cup in France.]]>Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Doorsoun: We'll bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=doorsoun-we-ll-bounce-back-2908165.htmlFIFA.com ​speaks to Sara Doorsoun about her path into the Germany women's national team and her hopes and dreams for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.]]>Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Sawa comes to Japan’s rescue]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-sawa-comes-to-japan-s-rescue-2907914.htmlAs the world of football counts down to the reveal of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ official emblem and slogan – in Paris on 19 September – we are counting down the 10 Most Memorable Moments in FIFA Women’s World Cup history. Our latest focuses on Japan legend Homare Sawa's performance in 2011.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan’s young and old guard united in their dreams]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=japan-s-young-and-old-guard-united-in-their-dreams-2908183.htmlWe asked one Japan's current leading lights, Saki Kumagai, and one of their up and coming stars, Mami Ueno, to look back on arguably the greatest moment in Japanese football history: their triumph in the final of Germany 2011.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Castellanos casts her eye towards France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=castellanos-casts-her-eye-towards-france-2907906.htmlWith two massive dates set in her diary for the next couple of years, Deyna Castellanos - one of the rising stars of the women's game - is dead set on finding success in France on the world stage.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Nia Kunzer's goal for the ages]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-nia-kunzer-s-goal-for-the-ages-2907913.htmlGolden Goals were a dramatic feature during their decade in the game but few can top Nia Kunzer's, who scored the final one ever to clinch Germany the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2003.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Chelsea's Hayes talks coaching, influences and The Best]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=chelsea-s-hayes-talks-coaching-influences-and-the-best-2907573.htmlEmma Hayes, the Chelsea Ladies manager nominated for The Best FIFA Women's Coach award, speaks to FIFA.com about her passion for the job, the coaches she most admires and why London is a fitting host for the awards ceremony.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:53:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Kunzer: France play technically wonderful football ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=kunzer-france-play-technically-wonderful-football-2907789.htmlAs the world of football counts down to the reveal of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 official emblem and slogan – in Paris on 19 September – FIFA.com interviews 2003 World Cup winner with Germany Nia Kunzer.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[European nations vie for France 2019 slots]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=european-nations-vie-for-france-2019-slots-2907740.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the first two rounds of European qualifying matches for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, with the continent's giants all set to enter the fray and begin battling it out for the eight available places.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Kelly's kiss]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-kelly-s-kiss-2907509.htmlContinuing our countdown of the 10 Most Memorable Moments in FIFA Women’s World Cup history, we look back to Kelly Smith's brace against Japan and boot-kissing celebration at China 2007.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Scott: I can already picture France 2019]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=scott-i-can-already-picture-france-2019-2907512.htmlTue, 12 Sep 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Sissi: France 2019 will be a high-level tournament]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=sissi-france-2019-will-be-a-high-level-tournament-2907519.htmlBrazil legend Sissi speaks to FIFA.com about the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and her role in selecting the nominees for The Best FIFA Women's Player award.

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Sissi's golden goal]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-sissi-s-golden-goal-2907473.htmlMon, 11 Sep 2017 14:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Memorable moment: Riise fires Norway to glory]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=memorable-moment-riise-fires-norway-to-glory-2907397.htmlSun, 10 Sep 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Powell: France will put on a fantastic tournament]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=powell-france-will-put-on-a-fantastic-tournament-2906886.html

FIFA.com sat down with former England manager Hope Powell, who looks ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and reveals why she believes the gap between the traditional heavyweights and the rest has narrowed. 

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Diacre takes over as France women's coach]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=diacre-le-nouveau-guide-des-bleues-2905854-2905936.htmlThe French national women's team has a new coach after Corinne Diacre was appointed to replace Olivier Echouafni on Wednesday. 

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Muzikova: A great step towards a better future ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=muzikova-a-great-step-towards-a-better-future-2905352.htmlThe Czech Republic Football Association has created a special recruitment programme to raise awareness of women's football and to increase the number of active female players.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Mittag announces international retirement ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=anja-mittag-announces-international-retirement-2905058.htmlFIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007 winner Anja Mittag has today announced her retirement from the German women’s national team.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[New Zealand ease their way to Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=new-zealand-ease-their-way-to-uruguay-2018-2904611.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 06:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s football tackling big issues in India]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=8/news=women-s-football-tackling-big-issues-in-india-2904396.htmlWed, 16 Aug 2017 14:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News