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Tags: football news, soccer news, world cup, fifa world cup, fifa, soccer, football, sportMon, 18 Jun 2018 08:43:00 GMTMon, 18 Jun 2018 14:40:20 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Latest News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1529332180215<![CDATA[Aleksandr Golovin, Russia's new shining star]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/russias-star-man-aleksandr-golovin-2960215<p>Attacking midfielder Aleksandr Golovin was Russia’s most productive player in the Opening Match against Saudi Arabia, capturing the attention of the watching world.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:22:00 GMT1529332180210<![CDATA[Preview: Russia v Egypt]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-russia-v-egypt<p>Russia and Egypt could not arrive in Saint Petersburg with more disparate emotions following their opening games.</p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:44:00 GMT1529332180200<![CDATA[Four things Serbia got right in beating Costa Rica]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/four-things-serbia-got-right-in-beating-costa-rica<p>Serbia’s World Cup campaign is off to an ideal start after the Orlovi defeated Costa Rica 1-0. We take a look at what went right for them.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:18:00 GMT1529332179675<![CDATA[Preview: Colombia v Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-colombia-japan-2959675<p>Colombia eyeing more joy against Japan</p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 17:05:00 GMT1529332180069<![CDATA[Unforeseen headliners on Day 4]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/unforeseen-headliners-on-day-4Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:58:00 GMT1529332180046<![CDATA[El Tri and Die Nati foil favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/1706-round-up-422w-2960046<p>H : El Tri and Die Nati foil favourites</p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:25:00 GMT1529332180044<![CDATA[Stubborn Swiss stifle Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/match-review-bra--sui-2960044<p>Brazil looked all set to party at one stage but ended up trapped in Switzerland’s intricate defensive web, with a 1-1 draw a fair result as the two sides made their Group E debuts at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:18:00 GMT1529332178920<![CDATA[Preview: Belgium v Panama]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/1bel-pan-match-preview-2958920<p>Preview: Belgium v Panama</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:48:00 GMT1529332180067<![CDATA[A carefully planned Mexican victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/mex-follow-up-17-june-2960067<p>Holders undone by Mexican planning // “We play for the love of winning not the fear of losing”, said coach Juan Carlos Osorio, explaining one of the keys to Mexico’s defeat of Germany in Moscow.</p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:01:00 GMT1529332179741<![CDATA[Lozano lights up the Luzhniki as El Tri defeat holders]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/lozano-lights-up-the-luzhniki-as-el-tri-defeat-holdersSun, 17 Jun 2018 12:08:00 GMT1529332179462<![CDATA[Kolarov stunner seals Serbia win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/kolarov-stunner-seals-serbia-win<p>Serbia edged Costa Rica 1-0 after Aleksandar Kolarov scored the third direct free-kick of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. </p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:51:00 GMT1529332179197<![CDATA[Inspired Mandzukic eyeing strong World Cup campaign]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/inspired-mandzukic-eyeing-strong-world-cup-campaignSun, 17 Jun 2018 10:18:00 GMT1529332178289<![CDATA[Dele thinks self-belief can spur England to glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/dele-thinks-self-belief-can-spur-england-to-glory<p>Ahead of England’s FIFA World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday, Dele believes the Three Lions’ self-confidence can lead them to success at Russia 2018.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:26:00 GMT1529332179134<![CDATA[Eriksen: We certainly weren’t at our best]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/eriksen-we-certainly-weren-t-at-our-best<p>Hard-fought and very unconvincing, Denmark kicked off their Russia 2018 campaign in far from traditional fashion.</p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:05:00 GMT1529332179127<![CDATA[Halldorsson’s dream becomes reality]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/halldorsson-s-dream-becomes-realitySun, 17 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT1529332179142<![CDATA[Preview: Tunisia v England]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-tunisia-v-england-2959142<style> </style> <p>Against Tunisia on Monday, England will be hoping to end a winless streak at the World Cup that stretches back eight years. </p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:22:00 GMT1529332178933<![CDATA[Halldorsson squashes an atomic flea]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/halldorsson-squashes-an-atomic-fleaSat, 16 Jun 2018 17:31:00 GMT1529332179074<![CDATA[Modric-inspired Croatia open with a win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/report-cro--nga-2959074<p>Croatia defeated Nigeria 2-0 in Kaliningrad in a game illuminated by the talents of star Croatian playmaker Luka Modric.</p> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 00:24:00 GMT1529332178859<![CDATA[Penalty pain and a dream debut]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/penalty-pain-and-a-dream-debut<p>FIFA.com looks back on a day of penalties aplenty, which ended with European teams still unbeaten and South Americans licking their wounds.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 18:59:00 GMT1529332178857<![CDATA[FIFA underlines support for diversity and inclusivity at LGBTI event]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-underlines-support-for-diversity-and-inclusivity-at-lgbti-eventSat, 16 Jun 2018 10:34:00 GMT1529332178283<![CDATA[Three take-aways from Australia's opener]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/three-take-aways-from-australia-s-openerSat, 16 Jun 2018 14:43:00 GMT1529332178198<![CDATA[Krstajic reveals Serbia's secret weapon]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/krstajic-reveals-serbia-s-secret-weaponSat, 16 Jun 2018 13:42:00 GMT1529332178353<![CDATA[Preview: Sweden v Korea Republic]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/sweden-korea-republic-preview--2958353Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:18:00 GMT1529332178886<![CDATA[Denmark do just enough to edge out Peru]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/per-v-den-review--461-wds-2958886<p>Denmark do just enough to edge out Peru</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:07:00 GMT1529332178355<![CDATA[Iceland thwart Argentina on World Cup debut]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/iceland-secure-historic-first-world-cup-point-2958355Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:22:00 GMT1529332178142<![CDATA[Own goal sees France edge Australia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/review-france--australia-2958142<p>The third matchday of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ began with the Group C encounter between France and Australia in Kazan.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:59:00 GMT1529332177015<![CDATA[Preview: Costa Rica v Serbia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-costa-rica-v-serbia<p>Preview Costa Rica and Serbia's encounter in Samara in Group E at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:51:00 GMT1529332177782<![CDATA[Preview: Germany v Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-germany-v-mexicoFri, 15 Jun 2018 20:55:00 GMT1529332177100<![CDATA[Lewandowski: Pressure? There's always been pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/lewandowski-pressure-there-s-always-been-pressureFri, 15 Jun 2018 12:43:00 GMT1529332177788<![CDATA[Minority in CR-heaven]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/minority-in-cr-heavenFri, 15 Jun 2018 14:51:00 GMT1529332177784<![CDATA[Iran construct crucial 11th-hour escape]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/iran-construct-crucial-11th-hour-escape<p>The facts were clear: IR Iran had to win their first match, in order to remain hopeful. With tough fixtures ahead, leaving with a handful of points was key to their dream of escaping a menacing Group B.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:22:00 GMT1529332177787<![CDATA[Ronaldo illuminates stellar draw with Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/156-por-esp-match-report-x-x-2957787<p>Cristiano Ronaldo was Portugal’s saviour once again as he scored a hat-trick to secure a draw against Spain. It was the Real Madrid man’s highest goal tally in a FIFA World Cup™ match.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:41:00 GMT1529332177780<![CDATA[A day defined by late drama]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/jun-1506-round-up-2957780<p>H: A day defined by late drama</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:22:00 GMT1529332177455<![CDATA[Own goal hands Iran dramatic victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/iran-snatch-late-win-with-own-goal-heartbreak<p>For the second time on Friday, a last-minute goal has transformed the state of a group at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, and cut down a North African side. </p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:59:00 GMT1529332178001<![CDATA[Differences amid déjà vu for Germany and Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/differences-amid-deja-vu-for-germany-and-mexico-2958001<p>Having locked horns in the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, Germany and Mexico meet on the big stage again in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ opener. **FIFA.com **analyses where the game could be won and lost.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:31:00 GMT1529332177143<![CDATA[Pain for returning Egypt as Uruguay earn late win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/pain-for-returning-egypt-as-uruguay-earn-late-win<p>Uruguay were made to work overtime before finally edging a late 1-0 win over Egypt in their opening Group A contest in Ekaterinburg. </p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:44:00 GMT1529332176953<![CDATA[FIFA statement concerning BeoutQ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-statement-concerning-beoutqFri, 15 Jun 2018 12:49:00 GMT1529332177663<![CDATA[Preview: Brazil v Switzerland]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/jun-16-preview-bra-v-sui-2957663<p>Brazil and Switzerland kick off their Russia 2018 Group E campaigns with a high-profile duel at the Rostov Arena. FIFA.com looks ahead to the match.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:49:00 GMT1529332176418<![CDATA[Preview: Croatia v Nigeria]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-croatia-v-nigeria-2956418<p>Respectively knocked out in the group stage and Round of 16 four years ago, Croatia and Nigeria open their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ campaigns against one another in a mouth-watering encounter in Kaliningrad on 16 June. It will be the first meeting between the countries.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:32:00 GMT1529332176914<![CDATA[Sommer: Brazil won’t find it easy]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/jun-15--sui-feature-2956914<p>With Brazil currently firm favourites to beat Switzerland, backing the Europeans seems fanciful, but history shows things may not be as clear as you think.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:47:00 GMT1529332176385<![CDATA[Preview: France v Australia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-fra-v-aus-2956385<p>An intriguing match-up in Kazan to open Group C as all-star European heavyweights France take on a new-look Australia coached by wily Dutchman Bert van Marwijk.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:15:00 GMT1529332176253<![CDATA[Five reasons England can thrive]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/five-reasons-england-can-thrive<p>Laure James delivers five reasons England, who have so often underachieved, can enjoy a successful FIFA World Cup in Russia.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:57:00 GMT1529332176731<![CDATA[Cheryshev, Golovin thrive as Russians revel]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/cheryshev-golovin-thrive-as-russians-revel<p>Denis Cheryshev and Aleksandr Golovin top-scored with 13 points apiece in the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ Fantasy, while the game’s joint-cheapest midfielder shone.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:19:00 GMT1529332176823<![CDATA[Cheryshev lives out his dream by following in his father's footsteps]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/cheryshev-lives-out-his-dream-follows-in-fathers-footsteps-2956823<p>The hero of the 2018 World Cup Opening Match is a footballer with a surprising backstory: the son of a former Russia striker and a product of Real Madrid’s academy, he has finally achieved his major breakthrough.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:54:00 GMT1529332176714<![CDATA[Hosts Russia kick off World Cup in style]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/hosts-russia-kick-off-world-cup-in-style<p>Hosts Russia made the perfect start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, soundly beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the second-highest win ever recorded in an Opening Match.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:31:00 GMT1529332176915<![CDATA[Brazilians eye revenge from Swiss reunion]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/brazilians-eye-revenge-from-swiss-reunionThu, 14 Jun 2018 22:25:00 GMT1529332176889<![CDATA[Sassi: Tunisia can achieve something big]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/tunisia-feature-2956889<p>Sassi: Eagles of Carthage can soar in Russia</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:14:00 GMT1529332176383<![CDATA[Super subs seal dream start for hosts]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/super-subs-seal-dream-start-for-hostsThu, 14 Jun 2018 15:05:00 GMT1529332176309<![CDATA[From U-12s to the World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/from-u-12s-to-the-fifa-world-cup<p>We look at the remarkable journey of Australia's Jackson Irvine and Jamie Maclaren to world football's greatest stage after starting out as boyhood team-mates.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:41:00 GMT1529332175733<![CDATA[JUN/JUL 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/fifa-1904/issues/newsid=2955733.html<strong>RUSSIA 2018&nbsp;<br /> </strong>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.&nbsp; &ndash; 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. &ndash; A list of firsts: we take a look at some of the radical changes that have been introduced at World Cups. &ndash; Everyone wants to predict the World Cup winners. But how do you go about it? PLUS ... Cardiac arrest on the pitch: Dr Michel D&rsquo;Hooghe shares his experiences as a team doctor with us.&nbsp;Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:23:00 GMT