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Tags: football news, soccer news, world cup, fifa world cup, fifa, soccer, football, sportThu, 11 Oct 2018 08:21:00 GMTThu, 18 Oct 2018 19:45:13 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Latest News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1539891310797<![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 GMT1539891310753<![CDATA[USA's regional dominance continues, Jamaica make history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=usa-s-regional-dominance-continues-jamaica-make-history.html<p>FIFA.com reviews the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, where USA were crowned regional champions for an eighth time and Jamaica secured their first-ever Women's World Cup qualification.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:22:00 GMT1539891310735<![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 GMT1539891309984<![CDATA[Misery for Neid, ecstasy for Norway]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=misery-for-neid-ecstasy-for-norway.html<p>Misery for Neid, ecstasy for Norway</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:42:00 GMT1539891310524<![CDATA[Kosovo planning for bright future]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=10/news=kosovo-planning-for-bright-future.html<p>  </p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:33:00 GMT1539891310650<![CDATA[Goldwin: Gibraltar's absolutely bouncing]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=10/news=goldwin-gibraltar-s-absolutely-bouncing.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 10:10:00 GMT1539891310664<![CDATA[Carol adds bronze to growing list of honours]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=carol-adds-bronze-to-growing-list-of-honours-2997664.html<p>FIFA.com catches up with Carolina Agulla, or 'Carol', after she helped Spain claim bronze at the Women's Futsal Tournament at the Youth Olympics Buenos Aires 2018.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:47:00 GMT1539891310678<![CDATA[FIFA U-20 World Cup draw to take place in Gdynia]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=10/news=fifa-u-20-world-cup-draw-to-take-place-in-gdynia.html<p>In May and June 2019, the eyes of the football world will turn towards Poland, with the country set to host the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The official draw will take place on 24 February 2019 in Gdynia Arena.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:14:00 GMT1539891310651<![CDATA[Pereira: I wanted to feel the moment in my heart]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=i-wanted-to-feel-the-moment-in-my-heart-2997651.html<p>Portugal captain Telma Pereira speaks with FIFA.com after her country became Youth Olympics women's futsal champions, winning the first title of its kind in history.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:25:00 GMT1539891310663<![CDATA[Reggae Girlz's historic qualification goes beyond football]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=reggae-girlz-s-historic-qualification-goes-beyond-football.html<p>Jamaica's historic qualification to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 sees them become the first Caribbean nation to make it to the senior world finals.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT1539891310619<![CDATA[Jamaica claim first-ever Women’s World Cup berth]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=jamaica-claim-first-ever-women-s-world-cup-berth.html<p>Jamaica needed penalties to defeat Panama in the match for third place at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, and with it, earn a maiden berth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. They become the first side from the Caribbean to reach the showpiece event of women’s football after winning the shoot-out 4-2 following a 2-2 extra-time draw.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:41:00 GMT1539891310580<![CDATA[Portugal win maiden Youth Olympic title ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=portugal-win-maiden-youth-olympic-title.html<p>Portugal claimed the first-ever Women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament title following a 4-1 victory over Japan in the gold medal match at Buenos Aires 2018.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:05:00 GMT1539891310546<![CDATA[Spain claim Buenos Aires bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=spain-claim-buenos-aires-bronze.html<p>Spain claim Buenos Aires bronze</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:06:00 GMT1539891310527<![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 GMT1539891310518<![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 GMT1539891310496<![CDATA[Asian contenders begin bid for Poland]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=10/news=asian-contenders-begin-bid-for-poland.html<p>FIFA.com previews the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship as 16 teams contest for the four qualifying spots on offer to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:48:00 GMT1539891310493<![CDATA[Gelareh Nazemi, Iran’s refereeing pioneer]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=gelareh-nazemi-irans-refereeing-pioneer-2997493.html<p><strong>FIFA.com</strong> chats with Gelareh Nazemi from IR Iran, the referee for the women's futsal final at Buenos Aires 2018, to find out a little more about her career path, covering topics such as choosing futsal over football, the difficulties she encountered along the way, and her situation today.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:48:00 GMT1539891310477<![CDATA[Three reasons why Japan can win gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=three-reasons-why-japan-can-win-gold.html<p>Three reasons why Japan can win gold</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:53:00 GMT1539891310463<![CDATA[Three reasons why Portugal can win gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=three-reasons-why-portugal-can-win-gold.html<p>Three reasons why Portugal can win gold</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:28:00 GMT1539891310454<![CDATA[Triumphant return for Alcacer]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/triumphant-return-for-alcacer<p>After two and a half years in the international wilderness, the Dortmund striker was recalled to the Spain team and scored three times in two games. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> takes a closer look at his rich vein of form.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:45:00 GMT1539891310263<![CDATA[Match officials for UAE 2018 appointed]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=match-officials-for-uae-2018-appointed.html<p>FIFA’s Referees Committee has announced the match officials who will be in charge at the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:01:00 GMT1539891310409<![CDATA[FIFA Technical Study Group publishes 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia report]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-technical-study-group-publishes-2018-fifa-world-cup-russia-reportTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:51:00 GMT1539891310234<![CDATA[England’s Mini Messi targets Fran 2019]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=england-s-mini-messi-targets-france-2019.html<p>She's known as England's 'Mini Messi'. Can Fran Kirby make France 2019 go down as Fran 2019?</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 01:29:00 GMT1539891310261<![CDATA[Shevchenko: We want to go to EURO 2020]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=10/news=shevchenko-we-want-to-go-to-euro-2020-2997261.html<p><strong>FIFA.com</strong> spoke exclusively to Andriy Shevchenko about his role as Ukraine coach, his ambitions for the national side and his choices at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:29:00 GMT1539891310404<![CDATA[Fifo, Portugal’s goal machine]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=fifo-portugals-goal-machine-2997404.html<p>The gifted No9, who stands 5’8 (172cm) tall, has been one of the stars of the competition so far and went into it as her country’s youngest ever senior international debutant in either futsal or football.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:46:00 GMT1539891310391<![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 GMT1539891310341<![CDATA[Portugal and Japan to tussle for gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=portugal-and-japan-to-tussle-for-gold-2997341.html<p>H: Portugal and Japan to tussle for title  </p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMT1539891309595<![CDATA[Predictor champ’s unforgettable Russia 2018 adventure ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/predictor-champ-s-unforgettable-russia-2018-adventure<p>The 2017 FIFA Predictor champion Geoff Guttmann tells FIFA.com about the trip he won to the Russia 2018 semi-final between France and Belgium with his wife.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:02:00 GMT1539891310257<![CDATA[ France 2019 joy for North American heavyweights]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=france-2019-joy-for-north-american-heavyweights.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2018 08:53:00 GMT1539891310232<![CDATA[USA, Canada win passage to France]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=canada-win-passage-to-france.html<p>Canada and USA have qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ after hefty CONCACAF Women’s Championship semi-final wins over Panama and Jamaica respectively on Sunday.</p> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:16:00 GMT1539891310248<![CDATA[A throwback to Russia 2018, looking ahead at Qatar 2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/a-throwback-to-russia-2018-looking-ahead-at-qatar-2022<p>Three months after France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and a great sense of achievement took over the Russian people following such a successful event, key members of the Local Organising Committee’s operational staff gathered with FIFA in Zurich to debrief on the tournament. Joining the 30 participants from Moscow and eager to assimilate the main lessons learnt by the previous hosts, were another 26 experts from Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy and the Local Organising Committee.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:12:00 GMT1539891310223<![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 GMT1539891310220<![CDATA[Underdogs take on favourites in semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=underdogs-take-on-favourites-semis-2997220.html<p>Spain and Portugal are firm favourites to reach the final of the Women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 ahead of their semi-final clashes with Japan and Bolivia respectively.</p> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:11:00 GMT1539891310217<![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 GMT1539891310201<![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 GMT1539891310172<![CDATA[Spain and Portugal win groups, semi-finals set]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=spain-portugal-win-groups-semi-finals-set-2997172.html<p>The seventh and final day of group-stage action at the Women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 turned out as expected, with Spain and Portugal maintaining their 100 per cent records and finishing top of their groups.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 23:36:00 GMT1539891310085<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-x3447.html<p>This week's edition of The Week in Quotes features soundbites from Kylian Mbappe, Michael Carrick, Usain Bolt and more.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:18:00 GMT1539891310082<![CDATA[Ndzana, Cameroon's queen of the court]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=ndzana-cameroons-queen-court.html<p>Colette Ndzana is gifted with a talent for both football and futsal, with her ability shining through in every Cameroon match in the Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:12:00 GMT1539891310074<![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 GMT1539891309967<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos invites fans to experience the FIFA Club World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=roberto-carlos-invites-fans-to-experience-the-fifa-club-world-cup.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2018 14:23:00 GMT1539891309996<![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 GMT1539891310033<![CDATA[Bolivia win to seal semi-final spot  ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=bolivia-win-to-seal-semi-final-spot-2997033.html<p>Bolivia underlined their status as the surprise package of the Women's Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 with a hard-fought win over Trinidad and Tobago to claim the last semi-final ticket.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:41:00 GMT1539891309976<![CDATA[A new temple of football on the Mongolian plains]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=10/news=a-new-temple-of-football-on-the-mongolian-plains.html<p>Having seen their national sides have to train in the likes of Japan and Malaysia, a new FIFA Forward-funded artificial pitch is set to transform Mongolian football from top to bottom.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:01:00 GMT1539891309574<![CDATA[Abdulaziz 'MrD0ne' Alshehri]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=fr-12-oct-abdulaziz-mrd0ne-alshehri-2996574.htmlWed, 10 Oct 2018 16:19:00 GMT1539891309946<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-x0692.html<p>On-fire stars from Paris, Rio, Valencia and more all feature in this week's edition of The Week in Numbers.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:37:00 GMT1539891309955<![CDATA[Canada and Jamaica edge closer to qualification as Costa Rica exit]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=costa-rica-exit-as-canada-jamaica-edge-closer-to-qualification.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2018 05:52:00 GMT1539891309964<![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 GMT1539891309949<![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 GMT1539891309914<![CDATA[Spain and Japan book semi-final berths ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=oct-11--yoft--women-rup-w349-2996914.html<p>H: Spain and Japan book semi-final berths </p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:43:00 GMT1539891309706<![CDATA[Bahrain’s new generation on the rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=10/news=bahrain-s-new-generation-on-the-rise.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2018 05:45:00 GMT