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Tags: football news, soccer news, world cup, fifa world cup, fifa, soccer, football, sportThu, 21 Jun 2018 19:46:00 GMTSun, 24 Jun 2018 15:49:55 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Latest News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1529854761985<![CDATA[Ignashevich happy to hold back time]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/sergei-ignashevich-happy-to-hold-back-time-2966985<style> </style> <p>One of the star performers in Russia’s brilliant start to their home World Cup has been 38-year-old veteran Sergei Ignashevich, who returned to the side specially for the tournament</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:20:00 GMT1529854762066<![CDATA[Three Swedish stars from Sochi]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/three-swedish-stars-from-sochiSun, 24 Jun 2018 12:01:00 GMT1529854761923<![CDATA[Preview: Saudi Arabia v Egypt]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-saudi-arabia-v-egypt-2966923<p> Fans can expect a competitive contest between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as both teams are set on ending their World Cup campaigns on a positive note.</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:31:00 GMT1529854761896<![CDATA[Kroos, from zero to hero]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/kroos-from-zero-to-hero-2966896<p>Germany midfielder Toni Kroos produced one of the stunning moments at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ when he curled in a last-second, stoppage-time winner in the holders' 2-1 win over Sweden. We got his reaction along with those of his coach and team-mates after the game.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:07:00 GMT1529854761910<![CDATA[FIFA Foundation Festival kicks off in Moscow ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-foundation-festival-kicks-off-in-moscowSat, 23 Jun 2018 19:03:00 GMT1529854761908<![CDATA[Sigurdsson sizes up a familiar foe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/sigurdsson-sizes-up-a-familiar-foe<p>Gylfi Sigurdsson speaks to FIFA ahead of the showdown between Iceland and a Croatia team they have met several times over recent years.</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:04:00 GMT1529854761903<![CDATA[A disciplinary reminder for Russia 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/a-disciplinary-reminder-for-russia-2018Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:41:00 GMT1529854761863<![CDATA[Preview: Spain v Morocco]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-spain-v-morocco<p>Spain and Morocco will have different aims when they meet in Kaliningrad on Monday 25 June, in what will be each team's final Group B fixture.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:41:00 GMT1529854761075<![CDATA[Preview: Uruguay v Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-uruguay-v-russiaSat, 23 Jun 2018 13:00:00 GMT1529854761726<![CDATA[Chicharito goes record-setting in Rostov]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/follow-up-mexico-23-june-2966726Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:18:00 GMT1529854761730<![CDATA[Hazard takes R2 pole as Lucky and Woody glow]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/hazard-takes-r2-pole-as-lucky-and-woody-glowSat, 23 Jun 2018 13:20:00 GMT1529854761700<![CDATA[Holders back from the brink as dark horses impress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/holders-back-from-the-brink-as-dark-horses-impressSat, 23 Jun 2018 15:50:00 GMT1529854761728<![CDATA[Kroos strikes late in thrilling win]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/germany-sweden-kroos-late-win-2966728<p>In a thrilling encounter that kept fans on the edge of their seats to the final moment, Toni Kroos's stunning free-kick earned Germany a 2-1 win.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:20:00 GMT1529854761451<![CDATA[Mexico momentum continues, Korea Republic left reeling]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/mexico-momentum-continues-korea-republic-left-reeling-2966451<p>Amid scorching heat in Rostov and a cauldron-like atmosphere created by almost 20,000 fans, Mexico beat Korea Republic 2-1 in Group F to put one foot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ knockout stage.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 19:24:00 GMT1529854761457<![CDATA[Batshuayi's perseverance pays dividends]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/batshuayi-perseverance-pays-dividends-2966457Sat, 23 Jun 2018 19:34:00 GMT1529854761118<![CDATA[Options for Argentina in last-change saloon]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/jun-23--arg-story-2966118<p>Much to ponder as Argentina look to seize lifeline</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 16:34:00 GMT1529854761077<![CDATA[Belgium dazzle in seven-goal thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/belgium-dazzle-in-seven-goal-thrillerSat, 23 Jun 2018 09:11:00 GMT1529854760941<![CDATA[Swiss slip leaves lessons for Serbia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/swiss-slip-spurns-lessons-for-serbiaSat, 23 Jun 2018 11:36:00 GMT1529854760398<![CDATA[Rybus hoping for third time lucky]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/rybus-hoping-for-third-time-lucky<p>FIFA.com caught up with Poland's Maciej Rybus, who has plenty of ties with hosts Russia, ahead of their crucial match against Colombia in Group H.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:46:00 GMT1529854759978<![CDATA[Bring Someone Special winners celebrate in Moscow]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/bring-someone-special-winners-celebrate-in-moscow<p>The lucky winners of last year’s Bring Someone Special Contest are in Russia!</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:16:00 GMT1529854760681<![CDATA[Preview: Japan v Senegal]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-japan-v-senegalSat, 23 Jun 2018 08:33:00 GMT1529854760416<![CDATA[Preview: Poland v Colombia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/preview-poland-colombia-2965416<p>Having both suffered defeats during their Russia 2018 debuts, Poland and Colombia can ill afford to drop points in Kazan.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:54:00 GMT1529854761704<![CDATA[Preview: Portugal v IR Iran]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/por-v-irn-preview--436-wds-2966704Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:34:00 GMT1529854760738<![CDATA[Shaqiri: Switzerland's man for the big occasion]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/sui-follow-up-434-w-2965738<p>Shaqiri: the man for the big occasion</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 10:28:00 GMT1529854760220<![CDATA[Preview: England v Panama]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/england-panama-preview-2965220<p>Panama, following their nervy World Cup debut, take on an England side eager to take six points from their first two games since 2006, but the Central Americans physical presence may cause problems for the Three Lions.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:27:00 GMT1529854760654<![CDATA[Double goal-scorer Musa on a mission]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/double-goal-scorer-musa-on-a-mission-462-2965654<p>Having bagged his second ever brace at a FIFA World Cup, fans are now hoping Ahmed Musa can repeat his heroics against Argentina.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:41:00 GMT1529854760495<![CDATA[Super Eagles and samba stars soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/super-eagles-and-samba-stars-soarFri, 22 Jun 2018 13:10:00 GMT1529854760457<![CDATA[Coutinho’s moment has arrived]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/coutinho-s-moment-has-arrived<p>In a big year for Philippe Coutinho, the Brazil star is finally beginning to shine for A Seleção after his indirect route to the standing out in the famous yellow shirt.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:13:00 GMT1529854760626<![CDATA[Shaqiri stuns Serbia to give Swiss hope]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/shaqiri-stuns-serbia-to-give-swiss-hopeFri, 22 Jun 2018 22:42:00 GMT1529854760213<![CDATA[Musa brace brings Nigeria back into contention]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/musa-brace-brings-nigeria-back-into-contention<style> </style> <p>Musa brace brings Nigeria back into contention</p> <style> </style> <p>Nigeria got their first win of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ this afternoon, beating tournament debutants Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:18:00 GMT1529854760632<![CDATA[Dramatic wins for Brazil, Swiss as Nigeria stay alive]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/success-for-brazil-and-swiss-as-nigeria-stay-alive-2965632<p>Brazil and Switzerland left it late to claim victory and overcome defiant performances from Costa Rica – the fifth team to be knocked out of the tournament – and Serbia, while Nigeria also won to keep their hopes of reaching the Round of 16 alive.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 22:48:00 GMT1529854759901<![CDATA[Late show revives Brazil, eliminates Costa Rica]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/late-show-revives-brazil-eliminates-costa-ricaFri, 22 Jun 2018 11:33:00 GMT1529854759775<![CDATA[Five reasons Croatia can repeat ‘98]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/five-reasons-croatia-can-repeat-98Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:14:00 GMT1529854759751<![CDATA[World Cup teams support FIFA's integrity initiative]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/world-cup-teams-support-fifa-s-integrity-initiativeFri, 22 Jun 2018 11:35:00 GMT1529854759940<![CDATA[Mexico’s mental coach changing mindsets]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/mexicos-mental-coach-changing-mindsets-2964940Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:49:00 GMT1529854759967<![CDATA[Preview: Germany v Sweden]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/226-preview-ger-swe-368w-2964967<p>No one can take anything for granted at this FIFA World Cup™, not even the reigning champions. Shocked by a skilful, combative Mexico side last time out, Germany – who dazzled en route to winning last year's FIFA Confederations Cup with a youthful side – now face another test from Sweden.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:09:00 GMT1529854759628<![CDATA[Titles see Japan and Brazil climb, plus host of names return to ranking]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=6/news=titles-see-japan-and-brazil-climb-plus-host-of-names-return-to-ranking.html<p>Continental titles, FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ qualifiers and an influx of new names have seen the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking enjoy a fair shake-up since March.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:20:00 GMT1529854759227<![CDATA[Why Forsberg is one to watch for Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/why-forsberg-is-one-to-watch-for-germany<p>FIFA.com features Sweden's first star in the post-Zlatan Ibrahimovic era, midfielder Emil Forsberg, ahead of their match against Germany in Group F at Russia 2018.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:03:00 GMT1529854758930<![CDATA[Preview: Belgium v Tunisia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/belgium-v-tunisia<p>Coming off a convincing 3-0 win over Panama in their opening match, Belgium will look to secure their place in the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia when they meet Tunisia in Moscow on Saturday. </p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:51:00 GMT1529854757911<![CDATA[Son desperate to end goal drought]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/son-desperate-to-end-goal-droughtWed, 20 Jun 2018 15:24:00 GMT1529854759722<![CDATA[Preview: Korea Republic v Mexico]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/korea-republic-mexico-preview-2964722<p>Mexico face Korea Republic in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday, a day on which they could advance to the Round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with a game to spare.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:38:00 GMT1529854759807<![CDATA[Ben Youssef: Let’s strike the right balance against Belgium]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/ben-youssef-belgium-preview-2964807<p>Ben Youssef: Let’s strike the right balance against Belgium</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:25:00 GMT1529854758644<![CDATA[Team Melli gain strength from defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/team-melli-gain-strength-from-defeatThu, 21 Jun 2018 02:27:00 GMT1529854759596<![CDATA[Mile and Luka modify the players’ leaderboard]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/mile-and-luka-modify-the-players-leaderboardThu, 21 Jun 2018 16:14:00 GMT1529854759322<![CDATA[Croatia and France advance as Argentina fret]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/md-8--roundup-336w-2964322<p>France and Croatia go through; Argentina on the brink</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:59:00 GMT1529854759313<![CDATA[Socceroos laud ice-cool Jedinak]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/socceroos-laud-ice-cool-jedinak<p>With Australia shaky and unconvincing, they needed a player who would not wilt under the pressure. Step forward Mile Jedinak, who equalised with his second penalty in as many games and his third overall at the FIFA World Cup™.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:34:00 GMT1529854759326<![CDATA[Croatia advance on a dark night for Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/croatia-advance-on-a-dark-night-for-argentina-2964326Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:08:00 GMT1529854759595<![CDATA[Lloris savouring his century]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/2106-follow-up-fra-517w-2964595<p>H – Captain Lloris savours his century and the last 16</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:49:00 GMT1529854750800<![CDATA[Two pioneers breaking new ground in Russia 2018 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/keep-pending-two-women-as-gc-in-russia-2955800<p>Priscilla Janssens and Jo Fernandes are breaking new ground in Russia by becoming the first women in the history of the FIFA World Cup™ to assume the role of General Coordinator, one of the highest positions of responsibility at the event.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:31:00 GMT1529854759178<![CDATA[Mbappe sends France forward as Peru's hopes end]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/mbappe-slots-france-forward-sends-peru-home<p>France needed a lone first-half strike from teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe to edge past Peru and end the South American’s hopes of reaching Russia 2018's Round of 16.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:41:00 GMT