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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:10:00 GMTFri, 18 Oct 2019 21:03:37 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2016FIFAFutsalWorldCup]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1571432069041<![CDATA[Three cities set to host the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=10/news=three-cities-set-to-host-the-fifa-futsal-world-cup-lithuania-2020tm.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2019 09:59:00 GMT1571432066680<![CDATA[Futsal's road to Lithuania mapped out]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=9/news=tuesday-sep-17-the-road-to-lithuania-3049680.htmlMon, 16 Sep 2019 16:56:00 GMT1571431861983<![CDATA[Lozano: Colombia 2016 is a turning point]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=lozano-colombia-2016-is-a-turning-point-2844983.htmlJavier Lozano is much more than an authority on futsal. With two FIFA Futsal World Cup titles to his name during his time in charge of Spain, the former coach is now one of the sport&rsquo;s gurus, a status he has attained thanks to his achievements and the legacy he left behind.Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:23:47 GMT1571431859322<![CDATA[Thueanklang does it again]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=thueanklang-does-it-again-2842322.html<p>In a repeat of the 2012 vote, the users of <strong>FIFA.com </strong>chose a sumptuous Suphawut Thueanklang strike as the best goal of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.</p>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:42:00 GMT1571431858698<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.html<p>If there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win.&nbsp;<strong>​FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.</p>Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:24:35 GMT1571431856307<![CDATA[Vote for your favourite goal of Colombia 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=vote-for-your-favourite-goal-of-colombia-2016-2839307.html<p>The FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw some superb strikes that will stay in the memory of all who witnessed them live. But which was the most outstanding? Watch the ten goals and choose which one, in your opinion, was the very best?</p>Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:37:00 GMT1571431856081<![CDATA[Celebratory scenes as Argentina triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=celebratory-scenes-as-argentina-triumph-2839081.html<p>In the jubilant scenes that followed Argentina&rsquo;s victory at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, certain images stood out above all others. Among them was the sight of coach Diego Guistozzi being thrown into the air by his players, some of whom had been his team-mates only four years previously at Thailand 2012.</p>Sun, 02 Oct 2016 02:02:00 GMT1571431856060<![CDATA[Shayakhmetov eager to learn from defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=shayakhmetov-eager-to-learn-from-defeat-2839060.htmlVladislav Shayakhmetov stands in the changing room entrance at the Coliseo el Pueblo in Cali, saddened and with his head bowed. He has just suffered a 5-4 defeat to Argentina in the final of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, missing the chance to help Russia win a first-ever title.Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:56:00 GMT1571431856040<![CDATA[A first for Argentina and fond farewells]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=a-first-for-argentina-and-fond-farewells-2839040.htmlImpressive resilience was the key to Argentina's maiden triumph in the final of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.&nbsp;<em>La&nbsp;</em><em>Albiceleste</em>&nbsp;twice<strong>&nbsp;</strong>hit back within seconds of Russia scoring, while their strong defence was also fundamental in ensuring the win.Sat, 01 Oct 2016 22:29:00 GMT1571431856054<![CDATA[Gold for Wilhelm, silver for Lima]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=gold-for-wilhelm-silver-for-lima-2839054.html<p>The FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016&nbsp;witnessed stunning performances by renowned names and the emergence of a new crop of talents. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> rounds up the individual award winners.&nbsp;</p>Sat, 01 Oct 2016 23:10:15 GMT1571431855385<![CDATA[Argentina claim maiden futsal crown]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276094/match=300357638/match-report.html<p>Argentina defeated Russia 5-4 in a dramatic FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 final at the Coliseo el Pueblo in Cali to win&nbsp;the country's first-ever Futsal World Cup title.</p>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:43:31 GMT1571431855995<![CDATA[FIFA pays tribute to Falcao]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-pays-tribute-to-falcao-2838995.htmlPrior to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 final between Russia and Argentina, FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented Brazilian star Falcao with an Award for Sporting Achievement.Sat, 01 Oct 2016 20:33:00 GMT1571431855390<![CDATA[Iran finish third after penalty shootout win ]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276092/match=300357677/match-report.html<p>Iran’s remarkable journey at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 ended on a high note, as they claimed third place after a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Portugal following a 2-2 draw in Cali on Saturday.</p> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:48:00 GMT1571431855419<![CDATA[Seven questions to Skorovich and Giustozzi]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=seven-questions-to-skorovich-and-giustozzi-2838419.html<p>To lift the FIFA Futsal World Cup, teams must successfully negotiate seven matches, as Russia and Argentina &ndash; the Colombia 2016 finalists who will lock horns on Saturday &ndash; know all too well. Prior to that decisive duel,&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com</strong>&nbsp;posed seven questions to the coaches of the two surviving teams.&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:32:00 GMT1571431855273<![CDATA[Referee appointments for final day]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=referee-appointments-for-final-day-2838273.html<div>The names of the match officials&nbsp;in charge of the last two games of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 have been unveiled.&nbsp;</div>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:54:00 GMT1571431855340<![CDATA[Abramov breaks his interview hoodoo ahead of the final]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=abramov-breaks-his-interview-hoodoo-ahead-of-the-final-2838340.html<p>Russia's Sergey Abramov broke one of his superstitions and gave <strong>FIFA.com </strong>an interview ahead of his country's big final against Argentina at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.</p>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:23:46 GMT1571431855034<![CDATA[One final push for pride and glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=one-final-push-for-pride-and-glory-2838034.html<p>However the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 concludes, the tournament will go down as a watershed. For the first time, the trophy will not be lifted by Brazil or Spain, with either Russia or Argentina set to claim the crown in Cali.</p>Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:21:00 GMT1571431855011<![CDATA[Borruto: It’s all about the ball]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=borruto-it-s-all-about-the-ball-2838011.htmlArgentina's Cristian Borruto explains to <strong>FIFA.com</strong> how his tough upbringing in Avellaneda helped to turn him into the type of player he his today.Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:33:21 GMT1571431854760<![CDATA[Coelho: No excuses, Argentina deserved it]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=coelho-no-excuses-argentina-deserved-it-2837760.html<p>Bruno Coelho speaks to&nbsp;<strong>​FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>​after his side fell at the final hurdle, defeated by Argentina in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.</p>Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:14:01 GMT1571431854617<![CDATA[Rampant Argentina advance to final]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357676/match-report.html<p>Perennial tournament participants Argentina reached their first-ever Futsal World Cup final by beating Portugal 5-2 in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.</p>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:05:39 GMT1571431854493<![CDATA[Javid caught between pride and frustration]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=javid-caught-between-pride-and-frustration-2837493.html<strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>​spoke to the disconsolate yet proud&nbsp;Mahdi Javid after Iran were defeated 4-3 by Russia in the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup.Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:16:00 GMT1571431854299<![CDATA[Russia outlast Iran to make final]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357637/match-report.htmlRussia booked their place in the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 final after outlasting Iran 4-3 in Tuesday&rsquo;s semi-final in Medellin.Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:17:10 GMT1571431854233<![CDATA[Bebe talks fatherhood, goalkeeping and World Cup glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=bebe-talks-fatherhood-goalkeeping-and-world-cup-glory-2837233.html<p>Portugal goalkeeper Bebe speaks with <strong>FIFA.com </strong>about fatherhood and his successful tournament so far ahead of his nation's crucial semi-final against Argentina at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.&nbsp;</p>Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:51:00 GMT1571431854147<![CDATA[History in the making for semi-final pair]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357676/preview.html<p>Argentina and Portugal both have their sights on making their first ever FIFA Futsal World Cup final when they go head to head in Cali. <strong>FIFA.com </strong>previews the crucial Colombia 2016 semi-final.</p>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:09:00 GMT1571431854177<![CDATA[The small things for Russia’s Lima]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-small-things-for-russia-s-lima-2837177.htmlSometimes in life it is the smallest things that have the biggest consequences. In the case of Russia forward Eder Lima, it was a simple red card that led to him preparing to face Iran in the semi-final of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 on Tuesday.&nbsp;Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:29:00 GMT1571431854163<![CDATA[Wilhelm: Captaining Argentina is easy]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=wilhelm-captaining-argentina-is-easy-2837163.html<p><strong></strong></p> All good things come to those who wait, or so the saying goes. The last time Argentina appeared in the last four of the FIFA Futsal World Cup was at Chinese Taipei 2004, 12 years ago.&nbsp;Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:10:17 GMT1571431854001<![CDATA[All smiles for mother/daughter volunteer team]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=all-smiles-for-mother-daughter-volunteer-team-2837001.htmlFIFA.com catches up with Miriam Moreno and her daughter Sara Isabel Collazos&nbsp;who have had a great experience working at Colombia 2016 as volunteers.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:56:00 GMT1571431853960<![CDATA[Egypt’s Eika puts on a brave face]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=egypt-s-eika-puts-on-a-brave-face-2836960.htmlEgypt's Eika believes that following their gruelling win over Italy,&nbsp;their match against Argentina was one game too far.Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:28:00 GMT1571431853954<![CDATA[Giantkillers go head-to-head]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276090/match=300357637/preview.htmlWe look ahead to the first semi-final of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 as Asian champions Iran take on European runners-up Russia.Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:05:07 GMT1571431853923<![CDATA[Esmaeilpour, Iran’s man for the occasion]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=esmaeilpour-iran-s-man-for-the-occasion-2836923.htmlAfter back-to-back games decided by his dramatic late interventions, Iran's Ahmad Esmaeilpour reflects on what is turning out to be a FIFA Futsal World Cup to remember.Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:26:00 GMT1571431853918<![CDATA[Semis set in stone]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=semis-set-in-stone-2836918.html<strong></strong>The four teams who will see us through to the final day of FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 have been settled, as Russia and Iran were joined by Argentina and Portugal in the semi-finals.Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:22:00 GMT1571431853773<![CDATA[Portugal complete final four]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357673/match-report.htmlA 3-2 win has seen Portugal clinch a spot in the FIFA Futsal World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 16 years, seeing off Azerbaijan in Cali.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:24:20 GMT1571431853768<![CDATA[Five fire Alibceleste into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357674/match-report.htmlArgentina ensured there will remain South American representation at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 on the final day as they coasted into the final four with a 5-0 win over Egypt.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:21:46 GMT1571431853697<![CDATA[No excuses from sanguine Sedano]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=no-excuses-from-sanguine-sedano-2836697.htmlA subdued Paco Sedano reflected on Spain's quarter-final defeat at the hands of Russia which left them exiting the tournament before the semi-finals for only the first time since 1989.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:00:12 GMT1571431853688<![CDATA[Joao Matos, Portugal's bearded wonder ]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=joao-matos-portugal-s-bearded-wonder-2836688.htmlHis beard has made quite the impression at Colombia 2016, but Joao Matos is more focuses on the three "finals" facing Portugal, rather than his facial hair.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:11:00 GMT1571431853691<![CDATA[Russia and Iran reach semis on day of revenge and drama]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=russia-and-iran-reach-semis-on-day-of-revenge-and-drama-2836691.htmlParaguay and Iran served up more thrills and spills before Russia finally got the better of Spain, ensuring that two first-time finalists are guaranteed to grace Cali on 1 October.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:24:45 GMT1571431853678<![CDATA[Old hands versus newcomers]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=old-hands-versus-newcomers-2836678.htmlFour teams, one goal: to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. With the final now just two wins away, experienced sides face newcomers in the last eight.&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>looks ahead to the second day of quarter-final action.Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:41:00 GMT1571431853464<![CDATA[Egypt’s Elashwal training his sights on Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=egypt-s-elashwal-training-his-sights-on-argentina-2836464.html<p>Egypt forward Abdelrahman Elashwal speaks with <strong>FIFA.com </strong>about the joy of knocking out Italy in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 and the upcoming quarter-final meeting with Argentina.</p>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:25:59 GMT1571431853417<![CDATA[Cuzzolino: Argentina will be stronger]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=cuzzolino-argentina-will-be-stronger-2836417.html<p>Argentina's Leandro Cuzzolino speaks with <strong>FIFA.com </strong>about his relief and elation of scoring his match-winning penalty kick that took the&nbsp;<em>Albiceleste </em>to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.&nbsp;</p>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:59:00 GMT1571431853499<![CDATA[Eder, Chishkala help Russia see off Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357675/match-report.html<p>Russia barged past Spain 6-2 in Cali to book their place into the FIFA Fustal World Cup Colombia 2016 final four in a dominant display, with Eder Lima and Ivan Chishkala both bagging braces.</p>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:40:49 GMT1571431853494<![CDATA[Drama as Iran clinch win at the death]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357654/match-report.html<p>Iran clinched a FIFA Futsal World Cup semi-final place for the first time since 1992 as Ahmed Esmailpour struck deep into extra time to see off Paraguay 4-3 in an incredible climax during Bucaramanga&rsquo;s final game of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.</p>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:35:26 GMT1571431853368<![CDATA[All in the details for superstitious Chilavert ]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=all-in-the-details-for-superstitious-chilavert-2836368.html<p>FIFA.com caught up with Paraguay boss Carlos Chilavert ahead of his side's FIFA Futsal World Cup meet with Iran, who is expecting a tightly-contested quarter-final encounter against Team Melli.  </p> Thu, 18 May 2017 01:51:00 GMT1571431853366<![CDATA[Gustavo, Russia's Petr Cech]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=gustavo-russia-s-petr-cech-2836366.html<p>Although Gustavo&rsquo;s luminous shirt already helps him stand out from the rest of the Russia team, it is his numerous impressive saves &ndash; and headgear &ndash; that have caught the eye at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.</p>Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:21:00 GMT1571431853328<![CDATA[Another Futsal World Cup legacy: training the coaches]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=another-futsal-world-cup-legacy-training-the-coaches-2836328.htmlAs part of the framework of the Legacy Programme at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, a Futsal Coaching Course was held in Cali between 12 and 16 September.Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:21:26 GMT1571431853156<![CDATA[Powerhouses and dark horses face last-eight test]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=powerhouses-and-dark-horses-face-last-eight-test-2836156.htmlThe first two quarter-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 offer a striking contrast on paper: Paraguay-Iran is an unexpected clash of ambitious outsiders, while Russia-Spain is one of the sport&rsquo;s classic fixtures.&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com</strong>&nbsp;takes a look at Saturday&rsquo;s intriguing pair of matches.Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:12:00 GMT1571431853173<![CDATA[The great glove debate]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-great-glove-debate-2836173.htmlAt the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, some custodians currently use gloves but others do not. Is there a reason for that? What advantage could there be to playing with 'free' hands?&nbsp;Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:52:00 GMT1571431853172<![CDATA[Emotions run high for Azerbaijan's Huseynli]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=emotions-run-high-for-azerbaijan-s-huseynli-2836172.htmlAzerbaijan keeper Rovshan Huseynli, who burst into tears after scoring his side&rsquo;s final goal in their historic 13-8 extra-time win over Thailand, speaks exclusively to <strong>FIFA.com</strong> following his side's momentous victory.Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:58:00 GMT1571431853168<![CDATA[Tension to the end in last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tension-to-the-end-in-last-16-2836168.html<p>There was drama and intrigue aplenty on the final day of last-16 fixtures at the FIFA Futsal World Cup.&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com</strong> rounds up all the action as the remaining quarter-final places were decided at&nbsp;Colombia 2016.</p>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:09:00 GMT1571431852952<![CDATA[Egypt edge Italy in extra-time thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357668/match-report.htmlAbdelrahman Elashwal scored a hat-trick capped by a extra-time winner, as Egypt saw off Italy with a 4-3 scoreline to earn passage into 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup quarter-finals.Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:41:00 GMT