<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 14 Jun 2018 15:54:00 GMTSat, 20 Apr 2019 17:52:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[JUN/JUL 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/fifa-1904/issues/newsid=2955733.htmlRUSSIA 2018 
All 32 teams will be in action in the opening week of the World Cup. How important is it to get off to a good start? We look into it.  – Who will be crowned world champions? Stars from the worlds of music, sport and film including Usain Bolt and Boris Becker give FIFA 1904 their tips on the eventual tournament winners. – A list of firsts: we take a look at some of the radical changes that have been introduced at World Cups. – Everyone wants to predict the World Cup winners. But how do you go about it? PLUS ... Cardiac arrest on the pitch: Dr Michel D’Hooghe shares his experiences as a team doctor with us. ]]>
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:54:00 GMT Area=FIFA World Section=FIFA 1904 Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Secretary General meets with Spanish authorities]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=2/news=fifa-secretary-general-meets-spanish-authorities-2-2928045.htmlFIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura met with Inigo Mendez de Vigo, the Spanish Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, in Madrid on Tuesday 5 February. Also present at the meeting were Jose Ramon Lete, the president of the Spanish Sports Council, and Juan Luis Larrea, the president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF).

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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:52:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News
<![CDATA[Marco Fazzone appointed Director of the FIFA World Football Museum]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=marco-fazzone-appointed-director-of-the-fifa-world-football-museum-2927160.htmlMarco Fazzone has been appointed as the Director of the FIFA World Football Museum. Fazzone, who is currently the Managing Director of Design & Regional Art Fairs of the MCH Group Ltd. in Basel, will take up the post in February 2018.

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:59:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President meets world leaders in Davos]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifa-president-meets-world-leaders-in-davos-2927001.htmlFIFA President Gianni Infantino attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:40:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[Australia well placed ahead of latest Dutch odyssey]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=1/news=australia-well-placed-ahead-of-latest-dutch-odyssey-2926964.htmlWith Ange Postecoglou at the helm, Australia commenced 2017 at 44 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and facing a significant challenge to qualify for a fourth successive FIFA World Cup. Now they are flying high and bound for Russia, as FIFA.com reports.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:33:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Draw lays out first ever UEFA Nations League]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=1/news=draw-lays-out-first-ever-uefa-nations-league-2926919.htmlThe draw for the first UEFA Nations League has seen the likes of Germany, France and the Netherlands grouped together in its top league ahead of its kick off in September 2018.

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:50:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for the Kuwait FA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-the-kuwait-fa-2926734.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided, on 18 January 2018, to appoint a normalisation committee for the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) in accordance with article 8 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Statutes.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:17:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release
<![CDATA[Communication and cooperation stressed by summit participants]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=communication-and-cooperation-stressed-by-summit-participants-2926713.htmlAt the fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit of the 2017/2018 series in Amsterdam, representatives from 21 FIFA member associations held discussions on the FIFA Forward Programme, the future of youth and women’s competitions, the transfer system and players' status. FIFA.com rounds up some of the reactions.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:13:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Lively exchanges at fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=lively-exchanges-at-fifth-fifa-executive-football-summit-in-amsterdam-2926547.htmlPresidents and general secretaries from 21 FIFA member associations and three confederations (AFC, CONCACAF and UEFA) debated issues, including the FIFA Forward Programme and the future of youth and women’s competitions.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Van Basten: Together we can achieve the best for football]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=van-basten-together-we-can-achieve-the-best-for-football-2926430.htmlFormer Dutch international and current FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten speaks to FIFA.com ahead of the Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:55:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit set for Amsterdam]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifth-fifa-executive-football-summit-set-for-amsterdam-2926382.htmlPresidents and general secretaries of 21 FIFA member associations from three confederations will meet in Amsterdam for the latest FIFA Executive Football Summit on 16 January, in a bid to work together and continue shaping the future of world football.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[2017 Predictor and Trivia winners announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=2926155/index.htmlWe're happy to announce our grand prize winners for the final seasons of our FIFA Predictor and FIFA Ultimate Trivia games. 

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:49:00 GMT Area=The Club Section=The Club Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925908.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Stats Kind=News<![CDATA[Salah, Oshoala named Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=1/news=salah-oshoala-named-africa-s-best-2925912.htmlEgypt's Mohamed Salah and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala were named as the top players in Africa at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday.

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:29:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[The beautiful game, played everywhere]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-beautiful-game-played-everywhere-2925819.htmlAs we celebrate the start of 2018, we can look forward to a lot of spectacular football - most notably at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The beautiful game can be played almost anywhere, even in the most incredible locations, as shown by our photo gallery.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:20:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[The goals of 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-goals-of-2017-2925027.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the sensational goals that you, the fans, voted as the best at each full-size FIFA tournament in 2017.]]>Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:42:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[A year of huge development and historic moments]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Mission XI Million sets new milestones for Indian football]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=mission-xi-million-sets-new-milestones-for-indian-football-2925555.htmlMon, 25 Dec 2017 07:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2008/m=12/news=football-christmas-presents-986316.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[The young stars of 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-young-stars-of-2017-2925601.htmlFIFA.com presents you with 11 young players who have hit the headlines this year and who are likely to continue doing so in the future.

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:41:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee reduces the sanction imposed on Paolo Guerrero to a six-month suspension]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-appeal-committee-reduces-the-sanction-imposed-on-paolo-guerrero-t-2925556.html
 
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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:15:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release
<![CDATA[Huitema, a Canadian star on the rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for the Malian FA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-the-malian-fa-2925523.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council has today, 20 December 2017, decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) in accordance with article 8 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Statutes.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release
<![CDATA[Wiegman agrees Netherlands contract extension]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Australia hit all-time high as USA end 2017 on top]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Holders Japan draw Australia in AFC Women's Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=holders-japan-draw-australia-in-afc-women-s-asian-cup-2923447.htmlSat, 09 Dec 2017 11:48:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctions Paolo Guerrero with a one-year suspension]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Statement concerning the Football Federation of Australia]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=statement-concerning-the-football-federation-of-australia-2923399.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 21:27:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Associations Kind=Release<![CDATA[Atlas Lions on the march ]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=atlas-lions-on-the-march-2922953.htmlAfter returning to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since 1998, Morocco also climbed eight places in November’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. We take a closer look at the Atlas Lions' rise under head coach Herve Renard.

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:13:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Suspension of the Kuwait Football Association lifted]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=suspension-of-the-kuwait-football-association-lifted-2922929.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council has today lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) in October 2015 for its failure to comply with its obligations stipulated in articles 14 and 19 of the FIFA Statutes. 

 
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Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:59:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=Release
<![CDATA[President Infantino meets Emmanuel Macron]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=president-infantino-meets-emmanuel-macron-2922870.htmlFrench President Emmanuel Macron received FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Tuesday in the presence of French Football Association (FFF) President Noël Le Graët.

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[Referees with responsibility]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Refereeing Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2922049.htmlThis week features reaction from Friday’s World Cup Final Draw in Moscow, Lionel Messi talking about fatherhood and Gianluigi Buffon saying he will never turn down a call to play for Gli Azzurri no matter his age.

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Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:31:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Coaching quartet voice Final Draw hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/coaching-quartet-voice-final-draw-hopes-2922017-2922092FIFA.com spoke with four coaches ahead of Friday’s Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace and asked them what they are hoping for from the event.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:45:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Bidders for 2026 FIFA World Cup submit bidding agreement]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=11/news=bidders-for-2026-fifa-world-cup-submit-bidding-agreement-2922083.htmlestablished timeline, the two registered bidders have submitted their respective bidding agreements before the passing of the 30 November deadline. ]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:44:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Busacca: We are striving for consistency and uniformity]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Refereeing Kind=News
<![CDATA[Kharbin, Kerr named Asia’s best]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=11/news=kharbin-kerr-named-asia-s-best-2921934.htmlThu, 30 Nov 2017 01:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[Russia’s football capital awaits the Final Draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/russia-s-football-capital-awaits-the-final-draw-2921856Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:14:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Kuipers: Confidence the key to success in refereeing]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Refereeing Kind=News
<![CDATA[Paying tribute to Chapecoense, one year on]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=11/news=paying-tribute-to-chapecoense-one-year-on-2921560.htmlTue, 28 Nov 2017 10:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Collina: Referees can count on me]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Refereeing Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2921119.htmlThis week we feature Neymar giving hints on some of his hopes on and off the pitch, Paulo Dybala talking about what Lionel Messi means to him and his country and Australia forward Samantha Kerr putting forth the Matildas' ambitions at France 2019.

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Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:45:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News
<![CDATA[Le Sommer: I want to win a competition with my country]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=le-sommer-i-want-to-win-a-competition-with-my-country-2921112.htmlEugenie Le Sommer has won everything there is to win with club Olympique Lyonnais and the France forward is now dreaming of a maiden world title for Les Bleues.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:37:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Football takes over on and off the pitch at India 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=football-takes-over-on-and-off-the-pitch-at-india-2017-2921102.html 

According to Sony India, the host nation’s FIFA U-17 World Cup opener with USA attracted an audience of 1.8m viewers, while the highest single programme audience for live coverage was 1.1m on SONY Ten 2 when India faced Colombia.]]>
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:08:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches new series of strategic summits with member associations]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=11/news=fifa-launches-new-series-of-strategic-summits-with-member-associations-2920963.htmlWed, 22 Nov 2017 16:35:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Much-travelled Falkon intent on helping Israel fly high]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Torrejon: I hope we can host a World Cup one day]]>http://www.fifa.com/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 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[Uruguay 2018: More than just an emblem launch]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=uruguay-2018-more-than-just-an-emblem-launch-2920579.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 04:16:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018<![CDATA[Official Emblem and Look unveiled for Uruguay 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=11/news=official-emblem-and-look-unveiled-for-uruguay-2018-2920507.htmlThu, 16 Nov 2017 23:02:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=Release<![CDATA[History in the offing as final ticket goes up for grabs]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/history-in-the-offing-as-final-ticket-goes-up-for-grabs-2920043FIFA.com previews the intercontinental play-off between Peru and New Zealand as the final spot in the 32-nation Russia 2018 field goes on the line.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:44:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™