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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:41:00 GMTTue, 22 Jan 2019 12:47:20 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - mensOlympicFootballTournament]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1548164063343<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlA student from New Tecumseth, a superstar from Mogi das Cruzes and an ageless Baiana feature in a statistical review highlighting shoot-outs, shutouts and goal gluts from an exhilarating 17 days in one of the globe&rsquo;s most enchanting countries.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:38:00 GMT1548164063342<![CDATA[Beautiful game at its best in Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=beautiful-game-at-its-best-in-brazil-2823342.html<p><strong>FIFA.com</strong> reviews the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, which produced several memorable firsts - including Brazil's ultimate victory - as well as attractive attacking football and plenty of goals in the country that made the world's game beautiful.</p>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:27:00 GMT1548164063216<![CDATA[Weverton, Brazil's unlikely penalty hero]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=weverton-brazil-s-unlikely-penalty-hero-2823216.html<p>From being sat on a plane mulling over a club defeat, to saving the penalty that helped secure a historic gold medal for Brazil, Weverton tells <strong>FIFA.com</strong> about the whirlwind to Olympic glory he has experience during the last month. </p>Sun, 21 Aug 2016 03:46:00 GMT1548164063219<![CDATA[Horn: The joy of winning silver trumps everything]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=horn-the-joy-of-winning-silver-trumps-everything-2823219.html<p>Having taken the the Men's Olympic Football Tournament final all the way to penalties, it is no surprise Germany's Timo Horn was hurting after defeat, but the goalkeeper told <strong>FIFA.com </strong>they will be taking silver home with pride.</p>Sun, 21 Aug 2016 04:09:54 GMT1548164063218<![CDATA[Neymar's golden touch illuminates Maracana ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neymar-s-golden-touch-illuminates-maracana-2823218.html<p>However hard the fall, Neymar always gets up again. Particularly if the occasion is a title decider at a packed Maracana, such as in this Saturday's historic Olympic triumph.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Sun, 21 Aug 2016 04:01:32 GMT1548164063199<![CDATA[Golden generations and bronze-medal battlers ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=golden-generations-and-bronze-medal-battlers-2823199.htmlNigeria clinched bronze to leave Rio 2016 with a medal round their necks, ending up on the podium for the third time in their history and drawing inevitable comparisons to their Atlanta 1996-winning side.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:36:45 GMT1548164063179<![CDATA[Brazil find redemption, make history at the Maracana]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-find-redemption-make-history-at-the-maracana-2823179.html<p><strong>FIFA.com </strong>reflects on the final matchday of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, as Brazil won their first ever gold medal, Germany finished with their highest ever position with silver and Nigeria earned bronze.</p>Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:00:00 GMT1548164063069<![CDATA[Neymar's golden penalty sees Brazil to victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neymar-s-golden-penalty-sees-brazil-to-victory-2823069.html<p>Brazil claimed their first Olympic Football Tournament gold in the most dramatic of finals, with Neymar scoring the winning penalty in a shoot-out to defeat Germany 5-4, following a game that had finished 1-1 after 120 minutes.</p>Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:19:00 GMT1548164063063<![CDATA[Nigeria survive late Honduras fightback to win bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-survive-late-honduras-fightback-to-win-bronze-2823063.html<p>Nigeria won bronze at the Men&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a 3-2 victory against Honduras in Belo Horizonte&rsquo;s Estadio Mineirao.</p>Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:17:00 GMT1548164063049<![CDATA[Renato Augusto, more than just a midfielder]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=renato-augusto-more-than-just-a-midfielder-2823049.html<p>Those familiar with the work of Renato Augusto may have been perplexed to see him sitting deep in Brazil's midfield but, as he told <strong>FIFA.com</strong>, his versatility may well have earned him his ticket to the final of Rio 2016.<strong> </strong></p>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:32:00 GMT1548164063033<![CDATA[Elis: A bronze medal would be historic for Honduras]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=elis-a-bronze-medal-would-be-historic-for-honduras-2823033.html<p>Alberth Elis, one of the key components in the Honduras XI performing at Rio 2016, spoke to FIFA.com about his desire to bounce back from Los Catrachos' heavy defeat by Brazil and to make history by winning an Olympic medal – a potential first for Central American football. </p> Thu, 18 May 2017 01:49:00 GMT1548164062878<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's medal matches]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-medal-matches-2822878.html<p>The match officials for the medal matches of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Iranian referee Alireza Faghani taking charge of the final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana.</p>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:44:00 GMT1548164062812<![CDATA[Siasia: It’s not over yet]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=siasia-it-s-not-over-yet-2822812.html<p>Ahead of Nigeria's bronze medal match against Honduras, head coach Samson Siasia spoke with <strong>FIFA.com </strong>about their disappointing defeat to Germany and their optimism going into Saturday's game in Belo Horizonte.</p>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:48:00 GMT1548164062809<![CDATA[Brandt: The pressure is on Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brandt-the-pressure-is-on-brazil-2822809.htmlGermany midfielder Julian Brandt spoke with&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>ahead of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 final against Brazil, a re-match of the famous 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final, at the venue for the senior side's Final triumph against Argentina.Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:15:00 GMT1548164062817<![CDATA[Golden finale beckons for the hosts, Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=golden-finale-beckons-for-the-hosts-germany-2822817.html<p>Brazil are one step away from a first Olympic gold medal at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, but Germany are looking to spoil the host nation's party at Rio 2016. Honduras and Nigeria will play for bronze in Belo Horizonte. <strong>FIFA.com </strong>previews all the action.</p>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:33:00 GMT1548164062756<![CDATA[Energetic Walace boosts high-pressing hosts ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=energetic-walace-boosting-high-pressing-hosts-2822756.htmlDefensive midfielder Walace speaks about his role in the dynamic approach that has taken Brazil to the final of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament with 12 goals in their last three games.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:30:20 GMT1548164062731<![CDATA[Klostermann, the unlikely hero]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=klostermann-the-unlikely-hero-2822731.html<p><strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>caught up with Lukas Klostermann, the unlikeliest of German goalscorers in their side's semi-final against Nigeria, which helped his team to a 2-0 victory and into a historic gold medal match against Brazil.</p>Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:34:00 GMT1548164062732<![CDATA[Germans, hosts set up mouth-watering Maracana clash]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germans-hosts-set-up-mouth-watering-maracana-clash-2822732.htmlTwo heavyweights of world football are lined up to do battle for the Rio 2016 gold medal after Brazil and Germany collected contrasting semi-final wins.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:08:28 GMT1548164062588<![CDATA[Germany defeat Nigeria to set up Brazil final]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-defeat-nigeria-to-set-up-brazil-final-2822588.html<p>Germany will face Brazil in the gold medal match at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 following their 2-0 win against Nigeria at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.</p>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:34:00 GMT1548164062582<![CDATA[Brazil breeze into final, Neymar makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=neymar-makes-history-honduras-hit-for-six-2822582.html<p>Brazil progressed to the final of the Men&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a commanding victory over Honduras in Rio de Janeiro.</p>Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:31:00 GMT1548164062581<![CDATA[Brazil's Luan making his mark]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-luan-making-his-mark-2822581.html<p>A star of Brazil's wins over Denmark and Colombia, Luan speaks to <strong>FIFA.com</strong> about his rapid rise in the game and the opportunities offered by Rio 2016.</p>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:51:00 GMT1548164062409<![CDATA[Heavyweight three joined by surprise package]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heavyweight-three-joined-by-surprise-package-2822409.html<p><strong>FIFA.com </strong>previews the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, in which surprise package Honduras face up against three sides with a combined eight Olympic medals and nine FIFA World Cup wins.</p>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:24:00 GMT1548164062408<![CDATA[Mikel: The quality has been amazing]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=mikel-the-quality-has-been-amazing-2822408.html<p>Ahead of Nigeria's semi-final clash with Germany about, captain&nbsp;Mikel John Obi speaks exclusively with&nbsp;<strong>FIFA.com </strong>about the 'Dream Team VI's' successful campaign so far, his leadership on the team and writing a new chapter in Nigeria's history in the tournament.</p>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:20:00 GMT1548164062353<![CDATA[Brazil, meet Marquinhos]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-meet-marquinhos-2822353.htmlAfter being lured across the Atlantic at an early age, <em>Sele&ccedil;&atilde;o</em>&nbsp; defender Marquinhos has spent very little of his young career showing his stuff in his home country. He spoke to <strong>FIFA.com</strong> about being back on Brazilian soil at Rio 2016.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:25:11 GMT1548164062332<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's semi-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-semi-finals-2822332.htmlThe match officials for the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan taking charge of hosts Brazil's semi-final against Honduras at the Maracana.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:52:00 GMT1548164062142<![CDATA[Brilliant Buba behind historic Honduras]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brilliant-buba-behind-historic-honduras-2822142.html<p>After Honduras made it to a historic Men's Olympic Football Tournament semi-final, many of Los Catrachos' jubilant side were heaping praise on goalkeeper Luis Buba Lopez.</p> Thu, 18 May 2017 01:47:00 GMT1548164062115<![CDATA[Defensive discipline produces final four]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=defensive-discipline-produces-final-four-2822115.html<p>Defensive solidity was the order of matchday eight at the Olympic Football Tournaments, as Brazil, Honduras, Nigeria and Germany all kept clean sheets in their respective quarter-finals to progress to the last four.</p>Sun, 14 Aug 2016 03:34:00 GMT1548164061980<![CDATA[Brazil's quest for gold continues with Colombia win]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-quest-for-gold-continues-with-colombia-win-2821980.html<p>Brazil defeated South American rivals Colombia 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after goals from Neymar and Luan.</p>Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:46:00 GMT1548164061969<![CDATA[Honduras make history with semi spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=honduras-make-history-with-semi-spot-2821969.html<p>Honduras progressed to the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, guaranteeing their best-ever finish in the history of the competition, after beating Korea Republic 1-0 in Belo Horizonte.</p>Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:41:00 GMT1548164061963<![CDATA[Dream Team dismantle Denmark, into final four]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=dream-team-dismantle-denmark-into-semis-2821963.html<p>The latest edition of Nigeria's Men's Olympic Football Tournament 'Dream Team' saw off Denmark in a straightforward 2-0 quarter-final victory at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.</p>Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:40:00 GMT1548164061956<![CDATA[Germany ease past Portugal into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-ease-past-portugal-into-semis-2821956.html<p>Goals from Serge Gnabry, Matthias Ginter, Davie Selke and Philipp Max led Germany past Portugal 4-0 and helped them advance to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 semi-finals.&nbsp;</p>Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:38:00 GMT1548164061931<![CDATA[Pauleta proud of Portugal’s generation game]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=pauleta-proud-of-portugal-s-generation-game-2821931.html<p><strong>FIFA.com</strong> caught up with 88-time Portugal international&nbsp;Pedro Pauleta, who talks&nbsp;<em>Selec&ccedil;&atilde;o Ol&iacute;mpica's&nbsp;</em>current Rio 2016 campaign, Portugal's UEFA EURO 2016 success and how he hopes to see fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo lift a fourth FIFA Ballon d'Or.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:30:14 GMT1548164061897<![CDATA[Vibe: I'm expecting a tough match]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=vibe-i-m-expecting-a-tough-match-2821897.html<p>Speaking exclusively with <strong>FIFA.com</strong>, Denmark captain Lasse Vibe reflects on the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 group stage and looks ahead to his nation's quarter-final meet with Nigeria.&nbsp;</p>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:33:00 GMT1548164061843<![CDATA[Excitement in store with semi-finals in sight]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=excitement-in-store-with-semi-finals-in-sight-2821843.html<p>The&nbsp;quarter-finals of the Men&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament sees an all-South American encounter, a meeting between two European sides with unfinished business, a clash of footballing styles and cultures, and a tactical battle that should feature plenty of pace and explosiveness. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> looks ahead to the action.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:16:00 GMT1548164061467<![CDATA[History set to be made at Rio 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=history-set-to-be-made-at-rio-2016-2821467.html<p>FIFA.com takes a closer look at the possibility of a fourth substitute entering the field of play for the first time in a senior FIFA tournament, with IFAB and FIFA experimental phase for the law alteration now underway.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:43:00 GMT1548164061682<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's quarter-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-quarter-finals-2821682.htmlThe match officials for the quarter-finals in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir taking charge of Brazil's last eight clash.Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:17:00 GMT1548164061570<![CDATA[Returning Pabon lights up Sao Paulo ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=returning-pabon-lights-up-sao-paulo-2821570.html<p><strong>FIFA.com </strong>hears from Colombia's Dorlan Pabon&nbsp;on his triumphant return to Sao Paulo, a city in which he will now go head-to-head with the hosts in the battle for a place in the Rio 2016 semi-finals.</p>Thu, 11 Aug 2016 02:53:00 GMT1548164061240<![CDATA[Draw ends Olympic dream for Iraq and South Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=draw-ends-olympic-dream-for-iraq-and-south-africa-2821240.html<p>Iraq and South Africa ended their campaigns at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after drawing 1-1 in their final Group A match on Wednesday evening.</p> Wed, 17 May 2017 23:39:00 GMT1548164061513<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.html<p><strong>FIFA.com&nbsp;</strong>​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.</p>Thu, 11 Aug 2016 01:56:00 GMT1548164061234<![CDATA[Brazil hit form to keep golden dream alive]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-hit-form-to-keep-golden-dream-alive-2821234.htmlBrazil belatedly found their goalscoring form to defeat Denmark 4-0 in Salvador and progress to the quarter-finals of the Men&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament in style.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:32:00 GMT1548164061228<![CDATA[Colombia secure quarter-final spot after Nigeria win ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=colombia-secure-quarter-final-spot-after-nigeria-win-2821228.htmlColombia secured their place in the knockout stages of the Men&rsquo;s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a convincing 2-0 victory over Group B winners Nigeria in Sao Paulo on Wednesday night.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:31:00 GMT1548164061572<![CDATA[Lozano: History beckons for Honduras]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lozano-history-beckons-for-honduras-2821572.html<p>Anthony Lozano believes that the tightly-formed bonds of Honduras's squad could be the secret of their success as they enter the knockout stage of Rio 2016. </p> Thu, 18 May 2017 01:46:00 GMT1548164061223<![CDATA[Japan see off Sweden in vain]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=japan-see-off-sweden-in-vain-2821223.htmlJapan emerged victorious from a tight clash against Sweden in Salvador which, ultimately, proved to be a win in vain at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, due to Colombia's victory against Nigeria.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:30:00 GMT1548164061202<![CDATA[Korea Republic top Group C after Kwon brilliance]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=korea-republic-top-group-c-after-kwon-brilliance-2821202.html<p>Korea Republic advanced to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament quarter-finals after defeating Mexico 1-0 at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia thanks to a superb individual goal from Kwon Changhoon.</p>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:27:00 GMT1548164061196<![CDATA[Perfect ten sees Germany through]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=perfect-ten-sees-germany-through-2821196.html<p>Germany dispatched Fiji 10-0 at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte to see them through to the last eight in second place in Group C.</p>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:26:00 GMT1548164061190<![CDATA[Argentina pay penalty as Honduras progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=argentina-pay-penalty-as-honduras-progress-2821190.html<p>Honduras repeated their feat of four years ago by making it to the quarter-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament after a 1-1 draw with Argentina in a match defined by spot-kicks.</p>Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:25:00 GMT1548164061184<![CDATA[Portugal top Group D with Algerian point]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=portugal-top-group-d-with-algerian-point-2821184.htmlAlgeria and Portugal played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte, which saw the European side claim top spot in Group D at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:23:00 GMT1548164060775<![CDATA[Konate, Sweden's modern full-back]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=konate-sweden-s-modern-full-back-2820775.htmlIn Sweden's games so far at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 there has been a yellow blur dominating their left flank in the shape of Pa Konate. He took time out talk being at the games and the art of the full-back.Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:31:00 GMT1548164061011<![CDATA[Home schooling pays off for Paciencia]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=home-schooling-pays-off-for-paciencia-2821011.htmlGoncalo Paciencia, son of former Portugal and Porto striker Domingos Paciencia, has been impressing at Rio 2016. He told <strong>FIFA.com</strong> what he has learned from his famous father.Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:19:00 GMT