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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:53:00 GMTSun, 18 Nov 2018 14:30:26 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - yoftm2018]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1542554423895<![CDATA[Brazil live up to billing as medallists shine]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=brazil-live-up-to-billing-as-medallists-shine.html<p>Brazil live up to billing as medallists shine</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:07:00 GMT1542554424836<![CDATA[Francoar: You make sacrifices to enjoy moments like these]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=francoar-you-make-sacrifices-to-enjoy-moments-like-these-2997836.html<p>FIFA.com speaks with Brazil goalkeeper Francoar after he helped his side win the gold medal in men's futsal at the Youth Olympic Tournament in Buenos Aires.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:49:00 GMT1542554424797<![CDATA[Brazil claim Youth Olympic gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=brazil-claim-youth-olympic-gold.html<p>Brazil claim Youth Olympic gold</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:15:00 GMT1542554424735<![CDATA[Egypt bag Buenos Aires bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=egypt-bag-buenos-aires-bronze.html<p>Egypt bag Buenos Aires bronze</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:15:00 GMT1542554424527<![CDATA[Three reasons why Russia can win gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=three-reasons-why-russia-can-win-gold.html<p>Three reasons why Russia can win gold</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:49:00 GMT1542554424518<![CDATA[Three reasons why Brazil can win gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=three-reasons-why-brazil-can-win-gold-2997518.html<p>Brazil have reached the final of the Men’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018, where they will face Russia in the final. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> picks out three reasons why the Brazilians are capable of claiming the gold medal.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:47:00 GMT1542554424391<![CDATA[Heavyweights advance to gold medal showdown]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=heavyweights-advance-to-gold-medal-showdown-2997391.html<p>At the culmination of a thrilling day of on-court action, Brazil defeated Argentina in the semi-finals of the Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 and qualified for the final, where they will vie for the gold medal with Russia, who saw off the challenge of Egypt in the earlier match.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:06:00 GMT1542554424223<![CDATA[Tough semi-finals to call]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=tough-semi-finals-to-call-2997223.html<p>The semi-finals of the Men’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 may feature very different teams, but what the two games have in common is the sheer unpredictability of the outcomes.</p> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 16:05:00 GMT1542554424217<![CDATA[Rufino, from La Masia to an Olympic semi-final]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=rufino-from-la-masia-to-olympic-semi-final-2997217.html<p>FIFA.com catches up with Argentina's Santiago Rufino at the Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires to learn more about his journey to Barcelona to play club futsal ahead of the hosts' crucial semi-final against Brazil.</p> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:53:00 GMT1542554424201<![CDATA[Hosts hit goals target, last four line-up complete]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=hosts-hit-goals-target-last-four-line-up-complete-2997201.html<p>In front of 6,300 raucous fans who created an electric atmosphere in the Main Futsal Hall right from the outset, Argentina eventually scored the goals they required to qualify for the semi-finals of the Men’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018, where they will lock horns with South American rivals Brazil.</p> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 03:45:00 GMT1542554424074<![CDATA[Russia into semis, Argentina in trouble]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=russia-into-futsal-semis-argentina-in-trouble.htmlSat, 13 Oct 2018 04:09:00 GMT1542554423996<![CDATA[Senegal to host 2022 Youth Olympics ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=senegal-to-host-2022-youth-olympics.html<p>Senegal’s capital Dakar has been selected by the IOC as the host for the 2022 Youth Summer Olympic Games. The event, which is scheduled to take place in four years’ time, will be the first IOC event to be held in Africa.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:08:00 GMT1542554423964<![CDATA[Little Ogilvie a giant talent for Panama]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=little-ogilvie-a-giant-talent-2996964.html<p>It is pretty hard to miss Jair Ogilvie, with his baby-face looks, prominent cheekbones, slim build and very short stature. In fact, the Panamanian is the shortest of the 100 players participating in the Men’s Futsal Tournament at the 2018 Youth Olympic in Buenos Aires. Small in stature he may well be, but his talent is nothing short of colossal.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:40:00 GMT1542554423949<![CDATA[Brazil clinch semi spot, Slovakia break duck]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=brazil-clinch-semi-spot-slovakia-break-duck-2996949.html<p><strong>Brazil clinch semi spot, Slovakia break duck</strong></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 03:25:00 GMT1542554423715<![CDATA[Leading marksman Le’ai flying flag for Solomon Islands]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=leading-marksman-leai-flying-flag-for-solomons.html<p>Raphael Le’ai has a gift for futsal, a sport on the up in Solomon Islands, the leading force in the game in the Oceania region. His father said as much three years ago, when he convinced Le’ai to pay a visit to the national team’s training centre in Honiara and offer to help out with the training sessions.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:47:00 GMT1542554423702<![CDATA[South Americans soar, Egyptians extend lead]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=men-2996702.html<p>**South Americans soar, Egyptians extend lead **</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 03:43:00 GMT1542554423416<![CDATA[Goals abound as Costa Rica and Egypt earn first wins]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=goals-abound-as-costa-rica-and-egypt-earn-first-wins-2996416.html<p>Costa Rica and Egypt claimed their first victories of the Men’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 on Tuesday, respectively defeating the Solomon Islands and Panama.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 03:36:00 GMT1542554423207<![CDATA[Iraq see off Slovakia, Brazil blow away Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=iraq-see-off-slovakia-brazil-blow-away-russia-2996207.html<p>In a much more one-sided match than was expected, **Brazil secured a resounding 6-1 win over Russia **in their Men’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament debut. Elsewhere, **Iraq picked up their first win of the competition, defeating Slovakia 5-0 **in impressive fashion.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 03:27:00 GMT1542554423045<![CDATA[Hosts dig deep, Russians impress]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=hosts-dig-deep-russians-impress-2996045.html<p>Stands full to the brim, passionate songs and chants with a distinct Argentinian flavour, and intense, high-quality matches: the opening day of the Men’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018, the sport’s Olympic debut, will live long in the memory.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 04:36:00 GMT1542554422952<![CDATA[Vibrant opening ceremony kicks off Buenos Aires 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=vibrant-opening-ceremony-kicks-off-buenos-aires-2018-2995952.html<p>The Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 got under way on Saturday with an opening ceremony that captivated both the thousands of spectators who gathered around the Argentinian capital’s iconic Obelisk and the large viewing audience around the world.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2018 11:11:00 GMT1542554422908<![CDATA[Futsal ready to enter the Olympic stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=futsal-ready-to-enter-the-olympic-stage.html<p>Futsal ready to enter the Olympic stage</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2018 17:03:00 GMT1542554422845<![CDATA[Watch Buenos Aires 2018 futsal matches live on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=watch-buenos-aires-2018-futsal-matches-live-on-fifa-com.html<p>Futsal fans the world over will be able to watch matches from the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 live on <strong>FIFA.com</strong>. In total, 36 of the 48 games to be played between the women's and men's competitions will be streamed live.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 10:14:00 GMT1542554422787<![CDATA[Lucuix: It’s a dream for anyone who used to play and who’s now a coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=lucuix-its-a-dream-for-anyone-who-used-to-play-and-whos-now-a-coach.html<p>Lucuix: It’s a dream for anyone who used to play and who’s now a coach</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:51:00 GMT1542554422747<![CDATA[The rules of futsal explained]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=the-rules-of-futsal-explained.html<p>On Sunday 7 October, one day after the opening ceremony of the men’s and women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournaments Buenos Aires 2018, futsal will make its official debut as an Olympic sport, a landmark occasion that the discipline is ready to shout about.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:34:00 GMT1542554422368<![CDATA[LeBlanc: Young Olympians must embrace the moment]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=leblanc-young-olympians-must-embrace-the-moment.htmlTue, 02 Oct 2018 10:20:00 GMT1542554422291<![CDATA[Buenos Aires squads announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=9/news=buenos-aires-squads-announced.html<p>The squads of the 20 teams taking part in the men’s and women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournaments Buenos Aires 2018 were announced on Monday. The tournament begins on Sunday 7 October.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 10:11:00 GMT1542554420790<![CDATA[Referees appointed for Buenos Aires 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=9/news=buenos-aires-2018-designados-el-plantel-arbitral.htmlWed, 12 Sep 2018 15:36:00 GMT1542554419286<![CDATA[Draw sets out the challenges at Buenos Aires 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=8/news=draw-sets-out-challenges-buenos-aires-2018.html<p>Held in the Argentinian capital on Friday, the draw for the men’s and women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournaments Buenos Aires revealed who the 20 teams will face in the group phases.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2018 10:06:00 GMT1542554418932<![CDATA[Buenos Aires 2018 Draw: What you need to know]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=8/news=buenos-aires-2018-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2991932.html<p>The 20 teams competing in the men’s and women’s Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Buenos Aires 2018 will find out who their group opponents are on Friday.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:52:00 GMT1542554418503<![CDATA[Buenos Aires 2018: men’s futsal tournament line-up confirmed ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=8/news=buenos-aires-2018-mens-futsal-tournament-line-up-confirmed.html<p>The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions has confirmed which ten teams will take part in the Men’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018.</p> Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:26:00 GMT1542554417877<![CDATA[Wilhelm: I can’t wait for it to start]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=8/news=wilhelm-cant-wait-to-start-buenos-aires-2018.htmlWed, 15 Aug 2018 11:32:00 GMT1542554414268<![CDATA[Buenos Aires 2018 match calendar unveiled]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=7/news=buenos-aires-2018-match-calendar-unveiled.html<p>The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions has announced the match schedule for the women’s and men's Youth Olympic futsal tournaments to be held in Buenos Aires on 7-18 October 2018.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 09:06:00 GMT1542554414133<![CDATA[Buenos Aires 2018 Olympic flame is lit]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=7/news=jul-25-olympic-flame-was-lit--buenos-aires-2018-245w-2987133.html<p>The Olympic flame of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 was lit on Tuesday 24 July at a ceremony held at the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, the venue of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:56:00 GMT1542554378845<![CDATA[#Pandi, the official mascot of Buenos Aires 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=5/news=launch-of-buenos-aires-2018-mascot-190w-2951845.html<p>#Pandi, the official mascot of Buenos Aires 2018</p> Tue, 29 May 2018 21:06:00 GMT1542554358492<![CDATA[Buenos Aires back in the spotlight ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=3/news=keep-pending-buenos-aires-2018-buenos-aires-as-host-again-2931492.htmlFollowing the thrills of the 1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina™ and the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2001, the Argentinian capital is gearing up for another major sporting event.Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:46:33 GMT1542554358485<![CDATA[It’s futsal time!]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=3/news=buenos-aires-2018-its-futsal-time-2931485.html<p>Futsal is all set to make its Olympic debut at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, all with a change in format and in age ranges. We explain why.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:10:00 GMT1542554358351<![CDATA[How does the Buenos Aires 2018 qualification system work?]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=2/news=buenos-aires-qualification-how-does-the-buenos-aires-2018-qualification--2931351.html<p>The Youth Olympic Games was created to allow young athletes from as many countries as possible to compete against each other. FIFA.com explains how qualification for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 Futsal Tournament works.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:58:00 GMT1542554357665<![CDATA[South Americans retain title]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=south-americans-retain-title-2428287.htmlPeru’s hard-earned victory against Korea Republic in the Boys’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament 2014 served up a second successive Olympic gold for South America, following Bolivia’s title triumph four years ago.Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:45:00 GMT1542553855149<![CDATA[Party time for Peru and Iceland]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=party-time-for-peru-and-iceland-2428149.html<p>The final day of competition at the Boys&rsquo; Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 lived up to expectations as Iceland cruised to a bronze medal, while Peru edged Korea Republic 2-1 in a thrilling final to take gold.</p>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:27:21 GMT1542553854829<![CDATA[Korean youngster riding on cloud nine]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=global-feat-encourages-korean-youngster-2426997-2427829.htmlNine is a lucky number for Korea Republic midfielder Joo Hwimin, who wears the No9 jersey in a team that racked up a tournament-record 9-0 victory over Vanuatu at the Boys&rsquo; TOFT in Nanjing.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:59:18 GMT1542553854446<![CDATA[Iceland's McShane keeping it in the family]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=iceland-s-mcshane-keeping-it-in-the-family-2427446.htmlWhile other young footballers idolise international stars who are far beyond reach, Iceland striker Hilmar Andrew McShane is within touching distance of his hero &ndash; father Paul McShane.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:38:41 GMT1542553854388<![CDATA[Last step on the way to the summit]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=last-step-on-the-way-to-the-summit-2427388.html<p>The final day of the Boys&rsquo; YOFT Nanjing 2014 has arrived, and two eagerly awaited matches will decide whose dreams become reality and whose hopes are finally extinguished. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:07:27 GMT1542553854360<![CDATA[Peru eager to defy Korea Republic]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=peru-eager-to-defy-korea-republic-2427360.htmlKorea Republic have justified their favourites tag by reaching the final with three straight wins. However, the young&nbsp;<em>Taeguk Warriors</em> hold no fear for opponents Peru and their coach Juan Jose Ore.&nbsp;Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:25:20 GMT1542553854184<![CDATA[An evening of consolations]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=an-evening-of-consolations-2427184.html<p>The Matches for Fifth Place at the&nbsp;Boys' and Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 provided historic goals for Papua New Guinea and Namibia, while Honduras were able to redeem themselves following a disappointing group stage.</p>Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:30:09 GMT1542554357664<![CDATA[An evening of consolations]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=an-evening-of-consolations-2427185.htmlThe Matches for Fifth Place at the Boys' and Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 provided historic goals for Papua New Guinea and Namibia, while Honduras were able to redeem themselves following a disappointing group stage.Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:43:00 GMT1542553854117<![CDATA[Bach: These Games are very impressive]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=bach-these-games-are-very-impressive-2427117.htmlThomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), took time out from watching the fifth place play-offs at the Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 for a short interview with FIFA.com.Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:49:02 GMT1542553853380<![CDATA[Favourites fight their way into final]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=favourites-fight-their-way-into-final-2426380.html<p>Peru and Korea Republic have reached the final of the Boys&rsquo; Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014, but both teams needed to dig deep to emerge victorious from two thrilling semi-final encounters.</p>Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:57:57 GMT1542553853149<![CDATA[A question of honour]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=a-question-of-honour-2426149.htmlAlthough the dream of a medal has been extinguished for four teams at the YOFT Nanjing 2014, the quartet will now focus their ambitions on the matches for fifth place.Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:45:30 GMT1542553852439<![CDATA[Young Blue Sharks show their teeth]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=young-blue-sharks-show-their-teeth-2425439.html<p>A last-eight finish in the CAF African Cup of Nations and a semi-final spot at the Boys' Youth Olympics Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 demonstrate the giant strides Cape Verde Islands have made in recent years.</p>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:37:41 GMT