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Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:35:00 GMTFri, 15 Feb 2019 15:58:35 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - footballDevelopment]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1550249333368<![CDATA[The Sanneh Foundation empowering youth at home and abroad]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=2/news=the-sanneh-foundation-empowering-the-twin-cities-youth-and-beyond.htmlThu, 14 Feb 2019 14:21:00 GMT1550249333288<![CDATA[Liz Angeles, more than just a player]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2019/m=2/news=liz-angeles-more-than-just-a-player.htmlWed, 13 Feb 2019 15:25:00 GMT1550249333281<![CDATA[FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine now available in French and Spanish]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=2/news=fifa-diploma-in-football-medicine-now-available-in-french-and-spanish.htmlWed, 13 Feb 2019 14:07:00 GMT1550249333079<![CDATA[FIFA President opens regional development office in Addis Ababa]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=2/news=fifa-president-opens-regional-development-office-in-addis-ababa.htmlMon, 11 Feb 2019 22:12:00 GMT1550249333017<![CDATA[Breaking barriers at the age of eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2019/m=2/news=breaking-barriers-at-the-age-of-eight-3018017.htmlMon, 11 Feb 2019 11:46:00 GMT1550249333054<![CDATA[First ever sports health centre opened in Nicaragua]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=2/news=first-ever-sports-health-center-opened-in-nicaragua.htmlMon, 11 Feb 2019 16:31:00 GMT1550249332840<![CDATA[Grassroots in Ecuador take giant leap to prepare for the next generation]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=2/news=grassroots-in-ecuador-take-giant-leap-to-prepare-for-the-next-generation.htmlFri, 08 Feb 2019 09:30:00 GMT1550249332514<![CDATA[Learning from a titan of women’s football management]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2019/m=2/news=learning-from-a-titan-of-women-s-football-management.htmlSun, 03 Feb 2019 10:40:00 GMT1550249332791<![CDATA[Sport - The Bridge using football to reunite families]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=2/news=sport-the-bridge-using-football-to-reunite-families.html<p>Founded in Ethiopia in 2004, Sport the Bridge is non-governmental organisation whose goal it is to reintegrate street children into their families and education through sport. The NGO’s activities are concentrated in the country’s capital Addis Ababa, where thousands of homeless children – often from rural regions – have to fend for themselves and face the dangers of living on the street.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:51:00 GMT1550249332524<![CDATA[Sundhage and Bernhard looking to learn from one another]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2019/m=2/news=sundhage-and-bernhard-looking-to-learn-from-one-another.html<p>Headline: Sundhage and Bernhard looking to learn from one another</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:13:00 GMT1550249331317<![CDATA[Street League, helping young people through football]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=2/news=street-league-helping-young-people-through-football.htmlWed, 23 Jan 2019 15:59:00 GMT1550249332363<![CDATA[Kick-off for the Football Executive Programme for the Caribbean]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=kick-off-for-the-football-executive-programme-for-the-caribbean.htmlThu, 31 Jan 2019 16:08:00 GMT1550249332336<![CDATA[Remembering former top referee Peter Mikkelsen ]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=remembering-former-top-referee-peter-mikkelsen.htmlThu, 31 Jan 2019 15:42:00 GMT1550249332327<![CDATA[Milan meeting first step on a journey to opportunity]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2019/m=1/news=milan-meeting-first-step-on-a-journey-to-opportunity.htmlThu, 31 Jan 2019 10:52:00 GMT1550249331315<![CDATA[SALT Academy: A tale of two girls]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=salt-academy-a-tale-of-two-girls.htmlThu, 24 Jan 2019 09:42:00 GMT1550249331356<![CDATA[Futsal: A report that looks to the future]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=futsal-a-report-that-looks-to-the-future.htmlWed, 23 Jan 2019 13:26:00 GMT1550249331270<![CDATA[Improved and secure mobility for football clubs in the Kyrgyz Republic]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=improved-and-secure-mobility-for-football-clubs-in-the-kyrgyz-republic.htmlTue, 22 Jan 2019 12:07:00 GMT1550249331236<![CDATA[Panamanian league progressing as it plots for the future]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=panamanian-league-progressing-as-it-plots-for-the-future.htmlTue, 22 Jan 2019 15:48:00 GMT1550249330180<![CDATA[Gibraltar’s Victoria Stadium football pitch gets a fresh look ]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=gibraltar-s-victoria-stadium-football-pitch-gets-a-fresh-look.htmlFri, 18 Jan 2019 14:22:00 GMT1550249329461<![CDATA[State-of-the-art floodlights and pitch accommodation help grow game in Georgia]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=state-of-the-art-floodlights-and-pitch-accommodation-help-grow-game-in-georgia.htmlTue, 15 Jan 2019 11:25:00 GMT1550249329416<![CDATA[Benin's Squirrels on track for the future]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=benin-s-squirrels-on-track-for-the-future.htmlMon, 14 Jan 2019 14:48:00 GMT1550249329342<![CDATA[Work to build new Home of Football in Egypt's capital kicks off]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=work-to-build-new-home-of-football-in-egypt-s-capital-kick-off.htmlFri, 11 Jan 2019 16:10:00 GMT1550249329296<![CDATA[Innovative and sustainable sporting grounds in Istanbul]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=innovative-and-sustainable-sporting-grounds-in-istanbul.htmlFri, 11 Jan 2019 08:50:00 GMT1550249327839<![CDATA[Portuguese girls get elite boost through FIFA Academies]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2019/m=1/news=portuguese-girls-get-elite-boost-through-fifa-academies.htmlTue, 08 Jan 2019 17:43:00 GMT1550249327890<![CDATA[Raising the level of the game in Trinidad and Tobago]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=raising-the-level-of-the-game-in-trinidad-and-tobago.htmlWed, 09 Jan 2019 10:10:00 GMT1550249327575<![CDATA[In pictures: 2018's top moments in women's football]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2018/m=12/news=in-pictures-2018-s-top-moments-in-women-s-football.htmlFri, 21 Dec 2018 17:34:00 GMT1550249327442<![CDATA[A year to remember for women's football in Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=12/news=year-to-remember-for-womens-football-spain-3012442.html<p>FIFA.com reviews what was a landmark year for women's football at various age levels in Spain and some of the reasons for <em>La Roja</em> and <em>La Rojita</em>'s success.</p> Sat, 22 Dec 2018 19:44:00 GMT1550249326954<![CDATA[Another year showcasing the magic of women's football]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2018/m=12/news=another-year-showcasing-magic-of-womens-football-3011954.html<p>We look back at some of the best storylines from another memorable year in women's football.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:42:00 GMT1550249327169<![CDATA[Americas region looking Forward in Paraguay and Costa Rica]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=americas-region-looking-forward-in-paraguay-and-costa-rica-3012169.html<p>Member Associations in the Americas region learned, during intense explanatory sessions, how changes to the FIFA Forward Development Programme regulations in the forthcoming cycle will help them develop football in their different countries.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:57:00 GMT1550249327164<![CDATA[FIFA Forward boosts local refereeing and coaching in Indonesia]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=fifa-forward-boosts-local-refereeing-and-coaching-in-indonesia.html<p>PSSI (Football Association of Indonesia) has set up some challenging goals for meeting the ever-increasing demand of the 200 million strong football nation for high quality football. In a strategy plan named FILANESIA (National Football Development Programme) that spans until 2045 focal point is the capacity building in coaches and referees.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:32:00 GMT1550249327157<![CDATA[A wind of digital change blows through Concacaf Member Associations]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=a-wind-of-digital-change-blows-through-concacaf-member-associations.html<p>A workshop presenting FIFA Connect, the innovative IT football registration platform, took place in the Panamanian capital city on 11 and 12 December with several local Member Associations (MAs) attending the training.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:33:00 GMT1550249327134<![CDATA[FIFA Master approaches its 20th year]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=fifa-master-approaches-its-20th-year.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 16:15:00 GMT1550249326566<![CDATA[Doping control officer workshop takes place in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=doping-control-officer-workshop-takes-place-in-asia.htmlTue, 18 Dec 2018 15:54:00 GMT1550249326380<![CDATA[Senegal, Nigeria back at the Beach Soccer World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=senegal-nigeria-back-at-the-beach-soccer-world-cup.html<p>Senegal once again dominated proceedings in Egypt last week, winning the CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations and claiming a spot at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 in the process. Impressively, they have now emerged victorious from five of the last seven continental tournaments.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:23:00 GMT1550249325986<![CDATA[Women's stars' childhood tales inspiring in Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2018/m=12/news=women-s-stars-childhood-tales-inspiring-in-sweden.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 13:36:00 GMT1550249326294<![CDATA[Forward 2.0 workshop consolidates new era for football development in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=forward-2-0-workshop-consolidates-new-era-for-football-development-in-asia.htmlSun, 16 Dec 2018 17:41:00 GMT1550249325993<![CDATA[FIFA and UEFA working together to empower women leaders]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2018/m=12/news=fifa-and-uefa-working-together-to-empower-women-leaders.html<p>Leaders in women’s football from across Europe and around the world gathered in Nyon, Switzerland on 5 December for a series of workshops as part of the UEFA/FIFA Women in Football Leadership Programme.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 21:30:00 GMT1550249325744<![CDATA[Nigeria, Senegal to represent Africa at Paraguay 2019]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=nigeria-first-to-qualify-for-paraguay-2019.html<p>Nigeria became the first country to book their place at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 after beating Egypt 7-6 and qualifying for the final of the CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:40:00 GMT1550249325016<![CDATA[FIFA kicks off new series of Executive Football Summits in Doha]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=12/news=fifa-kicks-off-new-series-of-executive-football-summits-in-doha.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 09:45:00 GMT1550249324571<![CDATA[African elite converge for beach showpiece]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=dec-7--bswc--caf-qualifier-w369-3009571.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 08:08:00 GMT1550249319006<![CDATA[New FIFA Regional Development Office opens in Johannesburg]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=new-fifa-regional-development-office-opens-in-johannesburg.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 12:21:00 GMT1550249318801<![CDATA[FIFA, CIES and UWI launch new Football Executive Programme for the Caribbean]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=fifa-cies-and-uwi-launch-new-football-executive-programme-for-the-caribbean.html<p>FIFA, the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) have announced a new strategic partnership today and launched the Football Executive Programme – a new professional development course designed to further enhance football administration across the Caribbean region.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 15:20:00 GMT1550249316411<![CDATA[WADA publishes 2019 prohibited list]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=wada-publishes-2019-prohibited-list.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 11:33:00 GMT1550249316089<![CDATA[Exchange Programme futsal workshop receives rave reviews]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=11/news=exchange-programme-futsal-workshop-receives-rave-reviews-3001089.html<p>Futsal was the focus of discussion at a workshop – part of a pilot project set to be launched in 2019 – in Buenos Aires, attended by 28 people from 13 different national associations.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:09:00 GMT1550249315194<![CDATA[What to do when a player’s tongue obstructs their airway ]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=what-to-do-when-a-player-s-tongue-obstructs-their-airway.htmlFri, 09 Nov 2018 10:57:00 GMT1550249315030<![CDATA[Field visits underway for 19th edition FIFA Master class]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=field-visits-underway-for-19th-edition-fifa-master-class.html<p>This year’s FIFA Master - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport class is about to finish the first chapter of their unique one-year long academic journey.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:44:00 GMT1550249315066<![CDATA[FIFA assists member associations to shape their football vision]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=americas-region-reaping-the-benefit-of-fifa-forward.html<p>As the FIFA Forward development programme comes to the end of its first cycle workshops have taken place in Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Uruguay and Bolivia with the participation of the respective secretary generals, presidents and members of the federations administrations.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:48:00 GMT1550249314903<![CDATA[FIFA Forward launches a series of innovative workshops focusing on football infrastructures]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=fifa-forward-launches-a-series-of-innovative-workshops-focusing-on-football-infr.html<p>FIFA Forward launches a series of innovative workshops focusing on football infrastructures</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:40:00 GMT1550249314810<![CDATA[Futsal puts best foot Forward in Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=futsal-puts-best-foot-forward-in-argentina-2999810.html<p>After over a year of collective work by members of the FIFA Forward Football Development Programme and representatives of the Argentinian Football Association, the project to create a nationwide futsal tournament in Argentina via the LNFA finally came to fruition in 2018.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:28:00 GMT