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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:11:00 GMTWed, 22 May 2019 14:46:39 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1558535824220<![CDATA[Tradition and innovation come together as striking Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah City is opened]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/tradition-and-innovation-come-together-as-striking-al-janoub-stadium-in-al-wakraThu, 16 May 2019 08:57:00 GMT1558535824178<![CDATA[Qatar 2022 LLC board meets in Doha ahead of Al Wakrah Stadium inauguration ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/qatar-2022-llc-board-meets-in-doha-ahead-of-al-wakrah-stadium-inaugurationThu, 16 May 2019 08:16:00 GMT1558535823486<![CDATA[Twin goals for Malaysia’s captain]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/twin-goals-for-malaysia-s-captainTue, 07 May 2019 23:15:00 GMT1558535822860<![CDATA[Bangladesh captain Bhuyan relishing World Cup qualifying test]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/bangladesh-captain-bhuyan-relishing-world-cup-qualifying-testTue, 30 Apr 2019 01:37:00 GMT1558535822805<![CDATA[Qatar 2022 venue Al Wakrah Stadium to be inaugurated in May]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/qatar-2022-venue-al-wakrah-stadium-to-be-inaugurated-in-may<p>Qatar 2022</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2019 18:04:00 GMT1558535822299<![CDATA[Hurst speaks of excitement ahead of Qatar 2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/hurst-speaks-of-excitement-ahead-of-qatar-2022Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:48:00 GMT1558535822060<![CDATA[Asia’s first-round aspirants in focus]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/asia-s-first-round-aspirants-in-focus<p>FIFA.com takes a look at the 12 competing nations ahead of Round 1 AFC 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. </p> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:00:00 GMT1558535822022<![CDATA[Honouring a unique piece of Croatian fan attire]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/honouring-a-unique-piece-of-croatian-fan-attireWed, 17 Apr 2019 12:03:00 GMT1558535821852<![CDATA[Draw sets out path for Asian aspirants]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/draw-sets-out-path-for-asian-aspirants<p>The long road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ is a step closer following the completion of the AFC Round 1 draw which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:57:00 GMT1558535821697<![CDATA[RELIVE: AFC 2022 FIFA World Cup first round draw ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/afc-2022-fifa-world-cup-first-round-draw-to-be-live-streamedTue, 16 Apr 2019 05:18:00 GMT1558535820667<![CDATA[Aspas playing with courage and heart]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/aspas-playing-with-courage-and-heart-3021667Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:55:00 GMT1558535820495<![CDATA[Higuain retires from Argentina national team]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/higuain-retires-from-argentina-national-teamThu, 28 Mar 2019 20:11:00 GMT1558535820416<![CDATA[Hallgrimsson: Echoes of Iceland's story in Qatar's rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/hallgrimsson-echoes-of-iceland-s-story-in-qatar-s-riseWed, 27 Mar 2019 14:09:00 GMT1558535819933<![CDATA[Van Marwijk takes UAE reins]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/van-marwijk-takes-reins-with-uaeWed, 20 Mar 2019 16:46:00 GMT1558535819684<![CDATA[Koeman: I always believed I could improve things]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/koeman-i-always-believed-i-could-improve-things<p>When Ronald Koeman became Netherlands coach last February, he found a football nation wallowing in misery. And with the long faces came an even longer list of problems.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:41:00 GMT1558535818707<![CDATA[Low calls time on Muller, Hummels and Boateng ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/low-calls-time-on-hummels-muller-boatengTue, 05 Mar 2019 15:00:00 GMT1558535818489<![CDATA[Experts from FIFA and Qatar assess progress at four proposed World Cup stadiums]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/experts-from-fifa-and-qatar-assess-progress-at-four-proposed-world-cup-stadiums<p>Experts from FIFA and Qatar assess progress at four proposed World Cup stadiums.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 23:19:00 GMT1558535817544<![CDATA[Paraguay appoint Eduardo Berizzo as head coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/paraguay-appoint-eduardo-berizzo-as-head-coachMon, 18 Feb 2019 15:32:00 GMT1558535817464<![CDATA[Fabian Coito named new head coach of Honduras]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fabian-coito-named-new-head-coach-of-hondurasFri, 15 Feb 2019 21:13:00 GMT1558535817316<![CDATA[Osorio hands in Paraguay reins]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/osorio-hands-in-paraguay-roleThu, 14 Feb 2019 00:43:00 GMT1558535817119<![CDATA[England hero Banks dies aged 81]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/england-hero-banks-dies-aged-81Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:13:00 GMT1558535816755<![CDATA[Queiroz named new Colombia coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/carlos-queiroz-announced-as-new-colombia-managerThu, 07 Feb 2019 19:52:00 GMT1558535816615<![CDATA[Breakout stars of the Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/breakout-stars-of-the-asian-cupThu, 07 Feb 2019 05:51:00 GMT1558535816572<![CDATA[Historic success whets Qatar's appetite ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/qatar-eye-further-ambitions-after-history-defying-successWed, 06 Feb 2019 06:35:00 GMT1558535816529<![CDATA[FIFA and Qatar announce joint venture to deliver 2022 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-and-qatar-announce-joint-venture-to-deliver-2022-fifa-world-cuptmTue, 05 Feb 2019 09:19:00 GMT1558535816468<![CDATA[Southgate: The NFL aided England's World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/southgate-the-nfl-aided-england-s-world-cupMon, 04 Feb 2019 09:49:00 GMT1558535816030<![CDATA[Herdman: Davies can help take Canada to the next level]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/herdman-davies-can-help-take-canada-to-the-next-levelMon, 28 Jan 2019 14:27:00 GMT1558535815990<![CDATA[FIFA and CBF announce new four-year activity plan for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Fund]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-and-cbf-announce-new-four-year-activity-plan-for-the-2014-fifa-world-cup-leMon, 28 Jan 2019 13:08:00 GMT1558535816077<![CDATA[CONMEBOL confirms Qatar 2022 qualifying dates]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/conmebol-confirms-qatar-2022-qualifying-dates<p>The South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ will begin in March 2020, as confirmed by the Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol (CONMEBOL) Council after a meeting held on Thursday 24 January in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2019 22:04:00 GMT1558535815293<![CDATA[USA hit reset with ‘Berhalter-ball’]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/usa-hit-reset-with-berhalter-ball<p>On the eve of head coach Gregg Berhalter’s first match in charge against Panama, a team that pipped the USMNT to qualify for Russia 2018, on 27 January, <strong>FIFA.com</strong> looks at three qualities you can expect in this new era for the Stars and Stripes.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:12:00 GMT1558535813462<![CDATA[Three challenges for Martino’s Mexico ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/three-challenges-for-martino-mexicoTue, 15 Jan 2019 14:25:00 GMT1558535811728<![CDATA[Martino announced as new Mexico head coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/martino-announced-as-new-mexico-head-coach<p>Gerardo 'Tata' Martino has been announced as the new head coach of the Mexican national team, following the departure of Juan Carlos Osorio after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 19:24:00 GMT1558535811601<![CDATA[Afif: I don't fear pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/afif-i-dont-fear-pressure-3012601<p>In an exclusive interview, Qatar ace Akram Afif discusses his ambitions ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, his hopes for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, his club spell in Europe and his current season with Al Sadd.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2019 07:46:00 GMT1558535811534<![CDATA[2018 is Russia's year to remember]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/2018-is-russias-year-to-remember-3012534Wed, 26 Dec 2018 14:30:00 GMT1558535811113<![CDATA[Panamanian futbol's paradisiacal year]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/panamanian-futbol-s-paradisiacal-year<p>Panamanian <em>futbol</em> has relished an annus mirabilis. Panama did not just swim in the sport’s most prestigious canal in 2018, but made a splash in other waters.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:16:00 GMT1558535811129<![CDATA[More than half the world watched record-breaking 2018 World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/more-than-half-the-world-watched-record-breaking-2018-world-cup<p>FIFA has today published the key findings of a comprehensive audit of consolidated final audience data for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which was broadcast live in every territory around the world from 14 June to 15 July this year.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 19:07:00 GMT1558535810710<![CDATA[Kylian Mbappe: All by the age of 20]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/kylian-mbappe-all-by-the-age-of-20Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:25:00 GMT1558535810718<![CDATA[Wu Lei: World Cup place is China's only aim]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/wu-lei-world-cup-place-is-china-s-only-aimWed, 19 Dec 2018 07:53:00 GMT1558535809988<![CDATA[Zeneli, Kosovo coming of age together]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/zeneli-kosovo-coming-of-age-togetherFri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:00 GMT1558535810624<![CDATA[Relive the emotions of the 2018 World Cup with the help of this e-book]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/relive-emotions-of-2018-world-cup-with-help-of-e-book<p>Relive the emotions of the 2018 World Cup with the help of this e-book</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:08:00 GMT1558535810222<![CDATA[Qatar unveils spectacular design for Lusail Stadium]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/qatar-unveils-spectacular-design-for-lusail-stadium<p>The remaining and perhaps most-anticipated design of the eight stadiums proposed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy (SC) to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ was unveiled today at a colourful gala event held at the Lusail Harbour, 15km north from Doha.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:47:00 GMT1558535803809<![CDATA[FIFA shares the benefits of Russia 2018 with 416 clubs around the globe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-shares-the-benefits-of-russia-2018-with-416-clubs-around-the-globeTue, 04 Dec 2018 08:21:00 GMT1558533316225<![CDATA[Romario: We made a downtrodden nation ecstatic]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/romario-the-achievement-generation-517225<p>Romario chatted to FIFA.com about his telepathic understanding with Bebeto, their baby-cradling celebration, suddenly volunteering to take a penalty in the Final shootout, and lifting the FIFA World Cup Trophy.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:01:00 GMT1558535802056<![CDATA[Mabil’s journey from refugee to role model ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/mabil-s-journey-from-refugee-to-role-modelThu, 22 Nov 2018 07:40:00 GMT1558535801833<![CDATA[FIFA President looks ahead to mark four years until Qatar 2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-president-looks-ahead-to-mark-four-years-until-qatar-2022<p>While the ink is only just drying on the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ chapter in football's history books, eyes are already starting to gaze forward longingly to the next edition, as we pass the four-year mark ahead of Qatar 2022.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:44:00 GMT1558535801531<![CDATA[Hat-trick hero Seferovic: Switzerland's striking solution?]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/after-his-hat-trick-against-belgium-is-seferovic-the-answer-for-switzerl-3002531<p>After his hat-trick against Belgium, is Seferovic the answer for Switzerland?</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:19:00 GMT1558535801336<![CDATA[Orange is the new blue]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/orange-is-the-new-blue<p>Orange is the new blue</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:31:00 GMT1558535800424<![CDATA[Capela: I'd love to be a soccer pundit]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/capela-i-d-love-to-be-a-soccer-punditMon, 12 Nov 2018 21:58:00 GMT1558535800467<![CDATA[Willian eyes Brazil victory at their London ‘home from home’]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/willian-eyes-brazil-victory-at-their-london-home-from-homeFri, 16 Nov 2018 11:09:00 GMT