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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:25:00 GMTMon, 16 Sep 2019 20:30:38 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - yoftw2018]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1568665235893<![CDATA[Portugal reign supreme in landmark tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=portugal-reign-supreme-in-landmark-tournament.html<p>Portugal reign supreme in landmark tournament</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:18:00 GMT1568665235664<![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 GMT1568665235651<![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 GMT1568665235580<![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 GMT1568665235546<![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 GMT1568665235493<![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 GMT1568665235477<![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 GMT1568665235463<![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 GMT1568665235404<![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 GMT1568665235341<![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 GMT1568665235220<![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 GMT1568665235172<![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 GMT1568665235082<![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 GMT1568665235033<![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 GMT1568665234914<![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 GMT1568665234645<![CDATA[Portugal check into semis, Bolivia cause an upset]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=oct-10--yoft--women-rup-w363-2996645.html<p>H: Portugal check into semis, Bolivia cause an upset</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:46:00 GMT1568665234432<![CDATA[Brave Iturbides back on her feet, again]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=brave-iturbides-back-on-her-feet-again.htmlWed, 10 Oct 2018 08:31:00 GMT1568665234395<![CDATA[Spain and Portugal march on]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=spain-and-portugal-march-on-2996395.html<p>Day three at the Women's Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 brought victories for favourites Spain and Portugal against opponents of differing calibres.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 23:28:00 GMT1568665234170<![CDATA[Wins for Japan and Bolivia, Tonga debuts]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=oct-8--yoft--women-day-2-rup-w350-2996170.htmlMon, 08 Oct 2018 23:20:00 GMT1568665234056<![CDATA[Noe takes the fast track to futsal history]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=noe-takes-fast-track-to-futsal-history.html<p>When Noelia de las Heras was asked to try her hand at track and field earlier in her young life, she showed she had a decent turn of speed and could also throw a javelin. Yet her sporting passion lay elsewhere – in futsal to be exact.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:24:00 GMT1568665233990<![CDATA[Goals rain down on historic day for women’s futsal]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=goals-rain-down-on-historic-day-for-womens-futsal-2995990.htmlSun, 07 Oct 2018 23:35:00 GMT1568665233853<![CDATA[A Bolivian duo who know all about big challenges  ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=sep-4--yoft-story--bolivia-w530-2995853.html<p>Maria Galvez and Mechelle Pechecho, who will represent Bolivia in the FIFA Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament 2018 in Buenos Aires starting on 7 October, had to win over their families in order to play football.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 11:35:00 GMT1568665233326<![CDATA[Buenos Aires squads announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=10/news=buenos-aires-squads-announced-1.html<p>The squads of the 20 teams taking part in the men’s and women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournaments Buenos Aires 2018 were announced on Monday. The tournament begins on Sunday 7 October.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:58:00 GMT1568665229505<![CDATA[Buenos Aires 2018: Women’s futsal tournament line-up complete]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=8/news=buenos-aires-2018-women-s-futsal-tournament-line-up-taking-shape.html<p>The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions has confirmed seven of the ten teams that will take part in the Women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018.</p> Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:32:00 GMT1568665190322<![CDATA[#Pandi, the official mascot of Buenos Aires 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=5/news=pandi-la-mascota-oficial-de-buenos-aires-2019.html<p>The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games now has an official mascot. Its name is #Pandi and it represents a jaguar, the biggest cat in the Americas, which has its habitat in the northeastern Argentina.</p> Tue, 29 May 2018 20:40:00 GMT1568665173071<![CDATA[How does the Buenos Aires 2018 qualification system work?]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=3/news=buenos-aires-2018-qualification-system.html<p>The Youth Olympic Games was created to allow young athletes from as many countries as possible to compete against each other. FIFA.com explains how qualification for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 Futsal Tournament works.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:47:00 GMT1568665173067<![CDATA[Buenos Aires back in the spotlight]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=3/news=buenos-aires-una-vez-mas-en-el-centro-de-la-escena-1.htmlFollowing the thrills of the 1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina™ and the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2001, the Argentinian capital is gearing up for another major sporting event.Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:32:00 GMT1568665173068<![CDATA[It’s futsal time! ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2018/m=3/news=buenos-aires-2018-w-es-la-hora-del-futsal.html<p>Futsal is all set to make its Olympic debut at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, all with a change in format and in age ranges. We explain why.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:34:00 GMT1568664665874<![CDATA[China triumph at home]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=china-triumph-at-home-2427874.html<p>Following Chile’s crowning at the inaugural Girls’ YOFT four years ago, hosts China PR vanquished Venezuela in the 2014 final to dash the visitors’ dream of a second successive gold for South America.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:21:00 GMT1568664665534<![CDATA[​China storm to title while Mexico celebrate bronze ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=china-storm-to-title-while-mexico-celebrate-bronze-2427534.html<p>China PR won the gold medal at the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014, romping to a clear victory over Venezuela in a thrilling encounter.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:23:00 GMT1568664664963<![CDATA[History beckons on day of reckoning ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=history-beckons-on-day-of-reckoning-2426963.html<p>We preview the final matchday at the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 where Mexico and Slovakia will battle in the play-off for third place before Venezuela and China PR go for gold in the final.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:21:00 GMT1568664664915<![CDATA[Fans' favourite Castellanos harbouring high hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=fans-favourite-castellanos-harbouring-high-hopes-2425894-2426915.html<p>One of many established stars on show at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, Venezuela's top scorer Deyna Castellanos was under the media spotlight even before a ball was kicked.       </p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:24:00 GMT1568664664916<![CDATA[A tale of two keepers]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=两位队长的故事-2426134-2426916.html<p>The Girls' YOFT Nanjing 2014 has broken new ground with both semi-finals ending in penalty shoot-outs. Unsurprisingly, goalkeepers had a major hand in the winning teams’ fortunes.  </p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:19:00 GMT1568664663203<![CDATA[Brave Daviaga steals the show]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=brave-daviaga-steals-the-show-2425203.html<p>Eileen Daviaga has been nothing short of outstanding for Papua New Guinea at the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament, and the goalkeeper told FIFA.com about how she got her start as a shotstopper, playing through an injury, her senior team ambitions and much more.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:24:00 GMT1568664663889<![CDATA[Semi-finals settled by shoot-outs]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=semi-finals-settled-by-shoot-outs-2425889.html<p>Venezuela and China PR have reached the 2014 Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament final in Nanjing, though both teams had to sweat for long periods and were indebted to the performance of their goalkeepers in the semi-final penalty shoot-outs. </p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:24:00 GMT1568664663440<![CDATA[Final quartet on the home stretch]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=final-quartet-on-the-home-stretch-2425440.html<p>Competition for medals is hotting up at the Girls’ YOFT Nanjing 2014, with the two eagerly awaited semi-finals set to pose a stiff test for favourites Venezuela and China PR.  </p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:24:00 GMT1568664662543<![CDATA[Jin Kun: China PR's lethal weapon]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=jin-kun-china-pr-s-lethal-weapon-2424543.html<p>China PR forward Jin Kun, who was still a talent under wraps three months ago, is finally giving the hosts’ fans in Nanjing a glimpse of her versatile attacking abilities. </p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:24:00 GMT1568664662249<![CDATA[Namibia philosophical despite tough lessons]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=namibia-philosophical-over-record-loss-2424249.htmlThe biggest losing scoreline in the Girls&rsquo; Youth Olympic Football&nbsp;Tournament continues to grow despite the best efforts of serial record-breakers Namibia, who lost 9-0 to Mexico and 10-0 to the hosts.&nbsp;Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:59:39 GMT1568664661940<![CDATA[Mexico aim high under legend]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=mexico-aim-high-under-legend-2423940.html<p>Despite being outplayed in a 2-0 opening defeat by China PR, Mexico bounced back by hitting Namibia for nine and recording the biggest win ever seen in the girls' tournament at that time.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:25:00 GMT1568664662154<![CDATA[Records tumble as favourites live up to billing]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=records-tumble-as-favourites-live-up-to-billing-2424154.html<p>Slovakia and China PR both set new records as they secured the final two places in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament in Nanjing.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:26:00 GMT1568664661553<![CDATA[Hosts favourites to progress, others out to make history ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=hosts-favourites-to-progress-others-out-to-make-history-2423553.htmlThe third matchday of the Girls&rsquo; YOFT Nanjing 2014 will determine the last two semi-final spots, offering two teams the chance to make history.Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:37:46 GMT1568664661055<![CDATA[Surnovska salvages Slovakian pride]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=surnovska-salvages-slovakian-pride-2423055.html<p>Martina Surnovska may have left the pitch in tears, but the Slovakian No6 put in a show-stopping performance against Venezuela, scoring twice and coming close to a hat-trick.</p> <p> </p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:25:00 GMT1568664660604<![CDATA[Duo book semi-final tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=duo-book-semi-final-tickets-2422604.html<p><strong></strong></p> Venezuela and Mexico reached the semi-finals of the Girls&rsquo; Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 on an evening filled with records and historic goals. <p>&nbsp;</p>Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:24:41 GMT1568664659592<![CDATA[New pretenders face baptism of fire ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=new-pretenders-face-baptism-of-fire-2421592.html<p>Venezuela face Slovakia knowing that victory will secure them an early semi-final berth, while Mexico must impress against Namibia to keep their semi-final hopes alive.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:29:00 GMT1568664659358<![CDATA[Kurakums look to future]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=kurakums-look-to-future-png-feature-for-matchday-1-2421144-2421358.html<p>Although Papua New Guinea was once an unfamiliar name in international football, the Youth Olympic Football Tournament has brought this Oceanic nation to the world’s attention. </p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:43:00 GMT1568664659349<![CDATA[Tournament kicks off with goalfest ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=tournament-kicks-off-with-goalfest-2421349.html<p>Spectators were treated to a wealth of spectacular goals and enthralling action on the first day of the Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:28:00 GMT1568664657888<![CDATA[Favourites meet minnows in opener]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=8/news=favourites-meet-minnows-in-opener-2419888.html<p>The second Youth Olympic Games will kick off this Thursday with the girls' football tournament, when a much-vaunted Venezuela side will meet Papua New Guinea in the curtain-raiser.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:43:00 GMT1568664554630<![CDATA[Global tasks excite Chinese girls]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2014/m=4/news=global-tasks-excite-chinese-girls.html<p>China PR's next crop of female footballers will have the honour of representing the host nation at the Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 this August and preparations are in full swing.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:17:00 GMT1568664397505<![CDATA[China PR eye maiden global title]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/y=2013/m=8/news=china-eye-maiden-global-title-2159505.html<p>China PR are busily preparing to host next year's Youth Olympic Football Tournament, and the girls' side that will represent the nation at the event are enjoying a thorough build-up.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:17:00 GMT