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Tags: football news, soccer news, world cup, fifa world cup, fifa, soccer, football, sportWed, 18 Apr 2018 14:11:00 GMTThu, 26 Apr 2018 08:37:45 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Latest News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1524731209312<![CDATA[When Ukraine and Switzerland both made history ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=when-ukraine-and-switzerland-both-made-history.html<p>Continuing our series on memorable FIFA World Cup images, we look back to 2006 and Ukraine's Oleg Gusev celebrating victory in a historic penalty shootout.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:19:00 GMT1524731209507<![CDATA[Chivas claim continental glory to end five-decade drought ]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/nationalleagues/nationalleague=-276136/news/newsid/294/450/7/index.html<p>Mexico’s Chivas Guadalajara won the CONCACAF Champions League with a tense penalty shoot-out win over Toronto FC on Wednesday, to end a 56-year wait for their second continental crown.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:24:00 GMT1524731209451<![CDATA[Real Madrid claim valuable away win]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=4/news=real-madrid-claim-valuable-away-win.html<p>Bayern Munich hosted Real Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Wednesday evening.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:47:00 GMT1524731209246<![CDATA[50 DAYS TO GO! Heroic hat-tricks]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=50-days-to-go-heroic-hat-tricks-25-4-2944246.html<p>As we reach the half-way point in our 100-day countdown, we take a look back at some of the 50 hat-tricks scored at the FIFA World Cup.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:01:00 GMT1524731208946<![CDATA[Torres: I enjoy the big moments a lot]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=torres-i-enjoy-the-big-moments-a-lot.html<p>It is every footballers’ dream to shine in the big moments of a match or a competition. Panama captain Roman Torres can consider himself fortunate to have created such moments on more than one occasion.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:47:00 GMT1524731209341<![CDATA[FIFA and Football Technology experts come together]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=4/news=fifa-meets-with-football-industry-representatives-2944341.html<p>World football’s governing body invited representatives from more than 60 companies to explore technological trends and possible opportunities for the future of football as part of a workshop in Zurich.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:46:00 GMT1524731209314<![CDATA[Patri Guijarro, Spain's leader eyeing France 2018 glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=patri-guijarro-spain-leader-eyeing-france-2018-glory-2944314.html<p>Spain's star midfielder Patri Guijarro, who has already made appearances for Barcelona's and Spain's first teams, speaks with FIFA.com about La Rojita's ambitions ahead of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:21:00 GMT1524731209195<![CDATA[Bailey on the Wright path for Socceroos]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=bailey-on-the-wright-path-for-socceroos.html<p>FIFA.com hears from Australia defender Bailey Wright who talks of his experiences under new coach Bert van Marwijk, and his hunger to feature at Russia 2018 after watching from the sidelines in Brazil.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:03:00 GMT1524731208933<![CDATA[Bjelland makes his case for the Danish defence ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=bjelland-makes-his-case-for-the-danish-defence.html<p>Andreas Bjelland has waited almost eight years for his FIFA World Cup chance, with Denmark returning to the global stage for the first time since South Africa 2010. FIFA.com spoke to the Brentford defender about the road to Russia and his hopes for the global finals. </p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:50:00 GMT1524731209038<![CDATA[Liverpool win seven-goal thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=4/news=liverpool-win-seven-goal-thriller.html<p>Liverpool hosted Roma in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday evening.   </p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:51:00 GMT1524731209017<![CDATA[Inside look into the VAR review process]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/news/y=2018/m=4/news=inside-look-into-the-var-review-process.html<p>FIFA VAR Refereeing Project Leader Roberto Rosetti gives an inside look as to how the VAR review process works ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:21:00 GMT1524731209010<![CDATA[Lopetegui: We’re excited about seeing Iniesta in Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=lopetegui-we-re-excited-about-seeing-iniesta-in-russia.html<p>Julen Lopetegui has hailed the form of Andres Iniesta leading into Russia 2018 and the way he can win opposing supporters over.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:43:00 GMT1524731208993<![CDATA[Four keys to Guadalajara’s triumphant return]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/294/399/3/index.html<p>With a FIFA Club World Cup spot set to be decided on Wednesday 25 April, we take a closer look at how Chivas Guadalajara could cap of an impressive revival with the CONCACAF Champions League title.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:04:00 GMT1524731208977<![CDATA[Sixteen teams confirmed after epic eClub World Cup qualifier weekend]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=sixteen-teams-confirmed-after-epic-eclub-world-cup-qualifier-weekend.html<p>After a non-stop weekend of online qualification, we now have our 16 confirmed teams for the first ever FIFA eClub World Cup, which will take place on 19 and 20 May. </p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:42:00 GMT1524731207656<![CDATA[CONCACAF Champions League set to reach its conclusion]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/concacafchampionsleague/news/newsid/294/265/6/index.html<p>The 2018 CONCACAF Champions League will conclude on Wednesday with Chivas Guadalajara in pole position to claim the region’s top club prize after a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC in the first leg in Canada last week.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:00:00 GMT1524731209083<![CDATA[Mahmoud Trezeguet: Egypt must fear no one]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=mahmoud-trezeguet-egypt-must-fear-no-one.html<p>Egypt star Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' can pride himself on having earned the confidence of coach Hector Cuper, becoming a stalwart of the team set to dispute the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:38:00 GMT1524731208879<![CDATA[Brazil confirm their supremacy, Chile make history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=brazil-confirm-their-supremacy-chile-make-history.html<p>Brazil cruised to the Copa America Femenina Chile 2018 title and in the process qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ with plenty to spare.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:16:00 GMT1524731208873<![CDATA[Higuita: I achieved something even Pele, Maradona and Messi haven't]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=higuita-achieved-pele-maradona-messi-havent.html<p>With his eye-catching long hair and even more noticeable style of play, iconic Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita shares FIFA World Cup™ memories and explains how he changed the game.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:34:00 GMT1524731204679<![CDATA[Lionesses eyeing global summit after record high]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=4/news=lionesses-eyeing-global-summit-after-record-high.html<p>While reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup champions USA look difficult to displace at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, England are continuing their assault for the No1 spot.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:11:00 GMT1524731208956<![CDATA[51 days to go: Peru's red and white charges]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=51-days-to-go-peru-s-red-and-white-charges.html<p>With 51 days until the action gets under way at Russia, we take a look at the number of players to represent one of the long-absent participants this year: Peru.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT1524731205446<![CDATA[Irresistible Oranje mark the end of an era]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=irresistible-oranje-mark-the-end-of-an-era.html<p>Every week until Russia 2018 begins we are going to be looking back at some of the best games from Brazil 2014!</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:40:00 GMT1524731205553<![CDATA[52 days to go: Batista's red mist]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=52-days-to-go-batistas-red-mist-2940553.html<p>52 days to go</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:06:00 GMT1524731205562<![CDATA[Smolov: I'm ready to take on more responsibility for Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=april-23--fedor-smolov-interview-2940562.html<p>Fyodor Smolov: &quot;I’ll hit my peak at the World Cup&quot;</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:11:00 GMT1524731205372<![CDATA[Champions Japan headline France-bound Asian quintet]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=japan-headline-asian-quintet-bound-for-france.html<p>Japan retained their AFC Asian Women’s Cup crown in a tournament which determined the five nations that will represent the world’s most populous continent at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:16:00 GMT1524731205326<![CDATA[Chile qualify for maiden Women’s World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=chile-qualify-for-maiden-women-s-world-cup.html<p>Chile broke through for their first-ever FIFA Women’s World CupTM qualification in spectacular fashion with a 4-0 win over Argentina in the final round of the Copa America Femenina on Sunday.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:23:00 GMT1524731205222<![CDATA[Al Ain book UAE 2018 berth]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=al-ain-book-uae-2018-berth.html<p>Al Ain became the first team to book a berth at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup after clinching the UAE Pro-League title on Saturday.</p> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:44:00 GMT1524731205209<![CDATA[Reyes: Mexico going to Russia to win the Trophy]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=reyes-mexico-going-to-russia-to-win-the-trophy.html<p>Diego Reyes reckons Mexico will win Russia 2018 and has pointed out why people shouldn’t call him ‘crazy’ for saying so.</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 05:11:00 GMT1524731204659<![CDATA[53 days to go: Super Sanchez]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=sun-224-countdown-53-days-141-w-2939659.html<p>There have been 53 FIFA World Cup matches played by players with the surname Sanchez. Chile's Leonel won the adidas Golden Boot in 1962, while Mexico's Hugo appeared at three world finals.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:06:00 GMT1524731204868<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-10.html<p>In this week's edition of The Week in Quotes we feature reaction to the announcement that manager Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal after 22 years at the club.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:45:00 GMT1524731202964<![CDATA[54 days to go: Beamed around the world]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=april-21-wc-countdown-54-days-to-go-2937964.html<p>To mark 54 days before kick off in Russia, we recall the first FIFA World Cup to be beamed around the world: Switzerland 1954.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:39:00 GMT1524731204830<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=4/news=the-week-in-numbers-11.html<p>‘The Special One', ‘The Giant of the North', a veteran kid, a mammoth Malian, El Superclásico and thrashings in Gelderland and ‘The City of Lights’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:09:00 GMT1524731204312<![CDATA[RE-LIVE: 1998 World Cup Rewind]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=1998-world-cup-rewind-live.html<p>Fans across the world voted for their favourite FIFA World Cup matches, and the latest of those choices – Brazil-France from France 1998 - is set to be streamed 'live' on Friday 20 April.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:15:00 GMT1524731204823<![CDATA[Neymar: I'll arrive at World Cup in good shape]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=neymar-i-ll-arrive-at-world-cup-in-good-shape.html<p>Neymar has backed Mo Salah, Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Luis Suarez to dazzle at Russia 2018 and opined that Brazil are the team to beat.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:21:00 GMT1524731204657<![CDATA[FIFA holds talks with agents on possible revision of football intermediaries system]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=4/news=fifa-holds-talks-with-agents-on-possible-revision-of-football-intermediaries-sys.html<p>FIFA today held a consultative workshop in Zurich on working with intermediaries and agents in football.  </p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:54:00 GMT1524731204691<![CDATA[Spartak Stadium: All you need to know]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=spartak-stadium-all-you-need-to-know-2939691.html<p>Spartak Stadium: All you need to know</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:35:00 GMT1524731204043<![CDATA[55 days to go: Maradona's moment of magic]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=fri-204-countdown-55-days-2939043.html<p>After Diego Maradona's indiscretion - the 'Hand of God' - four minutes earlier, fans at the Estadio Azteca did not have long to wait until the 55th minute of Argentina's clash against England at Mexico 1986 to see the 'Goal of the Century'.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:52:00 GMT1524731204465<![CDATA[Shaping the future of the women’s game in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=4/news=shaping-the-future-of-the-women-s-game-in-asia.html<p>While fans have been enjoying the on-field action at the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018, the first ever FIFA-AFC Conference for Women's Football has been looking to develop the game. </p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:14:00 GMT1524731204422<![CDATA[Brazil win ticket to France with room to spare]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=brazil-win-ticket-to-france-with-room-to-spare.html<p>Brazil booked passage to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 on Thursday with a match to spare in South American qualifying.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:08:00 GMT1524731204100<![CDATA[Three reasons why Mexico can reach the quinto partido]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=three-reasons-why-mexico-can-reach-quinto-partido-2939100.html<p>Mexico have reached the round of 16 at the last six World Cups but failed to advance to the quarter-finals on each of those occasions. FIFA.com explores three reasons why El Tri could finally break that pattern at Russia 2018.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:53:00 GMT1524731204334<![CDATA[Order your tickets for France 2018!]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=order-your-tickets-for-france-2018-2939334.html<p>As well as France, hosts of the event, 15 nations have booked a spot at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018, which is scheduled to take place in Brittany from 5 to 24 August 2018. As of 11 April, when tickets were first put on sale, supporters of competing countries have also been able to do the same.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:04:00 GMT1524731204359<![CDATA[Xavi: Talent is the next evolution of football]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=xavi-talent-is-the-next-evolution-of-football.html<p>Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes that enhancing the level of talent in football is the game’s future evolution.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:13:00 GMT1524731203632<![CDATA[56 days to go: Goals conceded by the Three Lions ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=56-days-to-go-goals-conceded-by-three-lions-2938632.html<p>Fifty-six is the number of goals that England have conceded in their FIFA World Cup™ appearances to date. Germany have scored past English goalkeepers ten times – more than any other team that has faced the Three Lions in the world finals.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:58:00 GMT1524731203613<![CDATA[Video Vault: Pele, a footballing titan]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=video-vault-pele-a-footballing-titan.html<p>In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com looks back on one of the all-time legends of the beautiful game: Pele. </p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:33:00 GMT1524731204145<![CDATA[164,136 FIFA World Cup tickets allocated within first 24 hours]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=164-136-fifa-world-cup-tickets-allocated-within-first-24-hours.html<p>164,136 tickets have been allocated to fans around the world via FIFA.com/tickets in the first 24 hours of the last-minute sales phase, which started on 18 April at 12:00 Moscow time.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:15:00 GMT1524731203860<![CDATA[White Falcons soaring to new heights]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=4/news=white-falcons-soaring-to-new-heights.html<p>Kyrgyz Republic jumped a remarkable 40 places in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, earning the dual accolade of their best ever ranking and the best movers of the month. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the reasons behind the country’s rise.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:18:00 GMT1524731204118<![CDATA[Wonderful World Cup goals under the microscope]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=wonderful-world-cup-goals-under-the-microscope.html<p>Hyundai Anatomy of a Goal series takes a closer analytical look at some of the best goals in FIFA World Cup history.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:50:00 GMT1524731203389<![CDATA[In-form Ueki aiming to fire Japan to the top]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=in-form-ueki-aiming-to-fire-japan-to-the-top.html<p>Players from the 16 qualified teams have high expectations ahead of the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup n France and Japan forward Riko Ueki is no exception, as FIFA.com discovered. </p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:11:00 GMT1524731203956<![CDATA[Uruguay 2018 berths on the line for CONCACAF's elite ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=uruguay-2018-berths-on-the-line-for-concacaf-s-elite.html<p>The top eight teams from the North, Central America and Caribbean region will compete at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship Nicaragua for three berths to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018. FIFA.com previews the qualifying tournament.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 02:06:00 GMT1524731202965<![CDATA[57 days to go: Argentina's glut of global goalscorers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=argentinas-glut-of-global-goalscorers-2937965.html<p>One the way to two FIFA World Cup titles and five finals, an impressive 57 players have scored for Argentina on the globe's biggest stage.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:44:31 GMT1524731202950<![CDATA[A new home for Macedonia's youngsters]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=4/news=a-new-home-for-macedonia-youngsters.html<p>The Macedonian Football Association (FFM) is now able to offer its young players new opportunities due to developments brought about by the FIFA Forward programme.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT