<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedVisit FIFA.com for footballing news from across the world plus interviews and the chance to comment on the beautiful game. Sun, 22 Jul 2018 20:10:00 GMTTue, 25 Sep 2018 16:56:24 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1537893978427<![CDATA[Football family gathers to grow together]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/football-family-gathers-to-grow-together-2994427<p>The FIFA Football Conference, staged in London on Sunday, brought together the coaches of almost 200 member associations to discuss the principal trends that emerged from Russia 2018. At the end of the event, some of the key participants shared their experiences.</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:00:00 GMT1537893978417<![CDATA[FIFA Football Conference identifies emerging trends and tactics from 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-football-conference-identifies-emerging-trends-and-tactics-from-2018-fifa-w<p>70 days after the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final, coaches and technical experts from nearly 200 member associations and all confederations gathered at the FIFA Football Conference in London today to analyse the latest footballing trends and tactics showcased at this summer’s showpiece event in Russia.</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:49:00 GMT1537893978333<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the experts at the FIFA Football Conference]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/watch-the-experts-at-the-fifa-football-conference-on-sundayFri, 21 Sep 2018 07:39:00 GMT1537893978342<![CDATA[Tabarez signs four-year contract renewal with Uruguay]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/tabarez-signs-four-year-contract-renewal-with-uruguay<p>The Uruguay Football Association announced that an agreement has been reached between long-time head coach Oscar Tabarez and his staff to continue leading the national team for another four years.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:40:00 GMT1537893978088<![CDATA[How the deaf and hard of hearing community watched Russia 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/how-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-community-watched-russia-2018<p>As well as FIFATV on YouTube and FIFA.com providing all the goals and match highlights from an unforgettable tournament in Russia, round-ups of all 64 matches were also produced by FIFA for the deaf and hard of hearing in International Sign Language.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:31:00 GMT1537893978173<![CDATA[Russia 2018 takes centre stage at FIFA Football Conference in London]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/russia-2018-takes-centre-stage-at-fifa-football-conference-in-londonWed, 19 Sep 2018 08:22:00 GMT1537893977912<![CDATA[Russia 2018 fairy tale in the eyes of the fans]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/russia-2018-fairy-tale-in-the-eyes-of-the-fans-2993912<p>The memories of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ hosts' extraordinary moments in June and July are still fresh in the minds of Russian supporters, who gave their perspective on the <em>Sbornaya</em>’s performance in this video feature.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:18:00 GMT1537893977815<![CDATA[Celebrating the best of Russia 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/celebrating-the-best-of-russia-2018<p>Sit back, relax and savour the ingredients that went into making this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ one for the ages.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:27:00 GMT1537893977690<![CDATA[Panini World Cup Winners announced!]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/panini-world-cup-winners-announcedThu, 06 Sep 2018 15:52:00 GMT1537893977448<![CDATA[African big names back firing amid some surprises]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/africa-big-names-back-firing-amid-surprises<p><strong>FIFA.com</strong> rounds up Matchday 2 of the qualifying competition for the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, to be held next June in Cameroon.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:51:00 GMT1537893977319<![CDATA[Kane receives adidas Golden Boot at Wembley]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/kane-receives-adidas-golden-boot-at-wembley<p>Before England’s UEFA Nations League opener against Spain on Saturday, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ top goalscorer Harry Kane was presented with the adidas Golden Boot award at Wembley Stadium.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:37:00 GMT1537893977329<![CDATA[New starts and new faces in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/new-starts-new-faces-africa<p>With Africa abuzz again as qualifying resumes for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations,** FIFA.com **highlights the major recent developments on the continent's football scene.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:34:00 GMT1537893977105<![CDATA[Tite's five fresh samba starlets]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/tite-s-five-fresh-samba-starletsTue, 04 Sep 2018 23:39:00 GMT1537893977022<![CDATA[Parreira on Russia 2018: Possession is no longer a must]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/parreira-on-russia-2018-possession-is-no-longer-a-mustWed, 05 Sep 2018 07:37:00 GMT1537893977010<![CDATA[Pekerman steps down as Colombia coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/pekerman-steps-down-as-colombia-coachTue, 04 Sep 2018 20:49:00 GMT1537893976919<![CDATA[Osorio named new Paraguay boss]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/osorio-named-new-paraguay-bossTue, 04 Sep 2018 00:02:00 GMT1537893976830<![CDATA[Qatar invites volunteers to help prepare for 2022 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/qatar-invites-volunteers-to-help-prepare-for-2022-fifa-world-cuptm<p>People from Qatar and across the world have been invited to register their interest in volunteering to support preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, the first World Cup in the Arab world.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:15:00 GMT1537893976565<![CDATA[Griezmann: World Cup win hasn't fully sunk in yet]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/griezmann-world-cup-win-hasnt-sunk-in-2992565<p>FIFA World Cup™ winner and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann sat down with FIFA.com to reflect on a very eventful few months in his life.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:28:00 GMT1537893976360<![CDATA[Ferretti named Mexico interim coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/ferretti-named-mexico-interim-head-coach<p>The Mexican Football Federation has confirmed that Tigres UANL head coach Ricardo &quot;Tuca&quot; Ferretti will coach the senior men's national team for their upcoming September friendlies against Uruguay and USA.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 20:19:00 GMT1537893975999<![CDATA[Deschamps to attend FIFA Football Conference in London]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-world-cup-winning-coach-didier-deschamps-to-attend-fifa-football-conference<p>FIFA World Cup™-winning coach Didier Deschamps will share his view on France’s path to glory at the FIFA Football Conference in London on 23 September 2018.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 07:21:00 GMT1537893975949<![CDATA[Russia still gripped by Dzyuba-mania]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/2308--russia-ranking-dzyuba-piece-2991949<p>As Russia soar in the World Ranking, FIFA.com looks at the impact made - on and off the pitch - by fans' favourite Artem Dzyuba.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:36:00 GMT1537893975521<![CDATA[A golden year for French football]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/a-golden-year-for-french-football-2991521<p>We take a closer look at the unique run of success that has seen France re-emerge at the centre of the footballing universe.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:40:00 GMT1537893975239<![CDATA[Bento appointed Korea Republic coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/bento-appointed-korea-republic-coachFri, 17 Aug 2018 09:15:00 GMT1537893974906<![CDATA[The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/the-2018-fifa-world-cuptm-in-numbers<p>FIFA.com provides an overview of the facts and figures from the FIFA World Cup™, one month after the final whistle.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:15:00 GMT1537893974745<![CDATA[Subasic, Mandzukic call time on international careers ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/mandzukic-calls-time-on-international-career<p>Nearly a month after playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final, Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:50:00 GMT1537893974706<![CDATA[World Cup winner Silva hangs up his Roja boots]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/world-cup-winner-silva-hangs-up-his-roja-boots<p>Spain midfielder David Silva has announced his retirement from international football after spending nearly 12 years with <em>La Roja</em>.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:35:00 GMT1537893973953<![CDATA[Pique confirms international retirement]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/pique-confirms-international-retirement<p>Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed his retirement from international football. The 31-year-old centre-half was part of the Spain team that won the country's first world title in 2010 and was also a starter in the UEFA EURO 2012 final, when <em>La Roja</em> won their third successive major championship.</p> Sun, 12 Aug 2018 08:31:00 GMT1537893973270<![CDATA[Hamren takes charge at Iceland, Gareca signs extension with Peru]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/hamren-takes-charge-at-icelandWed, 08 Aug 2018 14:14:00 GMT1537893973092<![CDATA[€136Bn Betting Turnover and no suspicious betting behaviour at Russia 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/136bn-betting-turnover-and-no-suspicious-betting-behaviour-at-russia-2018<p>Following the conclusion of the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup, an analysis of betting turnover was carried out by FIFA and Sportradar.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:14:00 GMT1537893972955<![CDATA[World Cup record-holder El Hadary says farewell]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/world-cup-record-holder-el-hadary-says-farewellTue, 07 Aug 2018 00:41:00 GMT1537893971943<![CDATA[Scaloni, Aimar to lead Argentina on interim basis]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/scaloni-aimar-to-lead-argentina-on-interim-basisFri, 03 Aug 2018 04:20:00 GMT1537893971868<![CDATA[Cuper takes the reins of Uzbekistan]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/cuper-takes-the-reins-of-uzbekistan<p>Uzbekistan have hired Hector Cuper as their new coach, following the Argentinian tactician leading Egypt to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 10:42:00 GMT1537893971864<![CDATA[Former international Belmadi named new Algeria coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/former-international-belmadi-named-new-algeria-coachThu, 02 Aug 2018 03:44:00 GMT1537893971834<![CDATA[Aguirre named Egypt coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/aguirre-named-egypt-coachThu, 02 Aug 2018 00:54:00 GMT1537893971831<![CDATA[Experienced Gomez returns as Ecuador coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/experienced-gomez-presented-as-ecuador-coach<p>El colombiano Hernán Darío Gómez fue presentado este miércoles 1 de agosto como el nuevo seleccionador de Ecuador, dando inicio así a su segundo ciclo al frente del equipo.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:49:00 GMT1537893971427<![CDATA[FIFA to analyse technical outcome of Russia 2018 with member associations in London]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-to-analyse-technical-outcome-of-russia-2018-with-member-associations-in-lon<p>Following the exciting 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, FIFA has invited the head coaches and technical directors of all 211 member associations, as well as the technical experts of all six confederations, to the FIFA Football Conference to be held on 23 September 2018 in London, the birthplace of the modern game.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:26:00 GMT1537893971561<![CDATA[Benzarti takes over Tunisia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/benzarti-takes-over-tunisia<p>Faouzi Benzarti has been named the new coach of Tunisia, replacing Nabil Maaloul, signing a two-year contract.</p> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 10:12:00 GMT1537893971563<![CDATA[Osorio and Mexico part company]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/juan-carlos-osorio-mexico-part-companySat, 28 Jul 2018 08:17:00 GMT1537893971405<![CDATA[Cherchesov extends contract with Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/cherchesov-extends-contract-with-russia<p>Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has signed a new contract with 2018 FIFA World Cup™ hosts Russia.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:57:00 GMT1537893971233<![CDATA[Moriyasu named new Japan coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/moriyasu-named-new-japan-coachFri, 27 Jul 2018 01:39:00 GMT1537893971134<![CDATA[#RivalHug winners savour World Cup Final experience]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/rivalhug-winners-savour-world-cup-final-experience<p>No other sporting event on earth connects fans of all races, genders, age groups and nationalities like the FIFA World Cup™. That was especially the case during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, as our omni-channel fan campaign <em>#RivalHug</em> united football supporters around the globe.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:46:00 GMT1537893971157<![CDATA[Tite signs on for four more years]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/tite-signs-on-for-four-more-years<p>​Lo confirmó la CBF en un comunicado. El contrato es hasta el final de Qatar 2022. &quot;Es un gran desafío, estamos felices&quot;, aseguró el entrenador.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:09:00 GMT1537893970942<![CDATA[Pavard's stunner voted Hyundai Goal of the Tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/pavard-s-stunner-voted-hyundai-goal-of-the-tournament<p>Fans around the world have chosen Benjamin Pavard's goal against Argentina in the Round of 16 as the best of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 09:02:00 GMT1537893970650<![CDATA[Magicstick91 conquers the McDonald’s Fantasy, wins a Kia Sportage]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/magicstick81-conquers-the-mcdonald-s-fantasy-wins-a-kia-sportage<p>Magicstick91 conquers the McDonald’s Fantasy to win a Kia Sportage, finishing top of 2.1 million players.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:02:00 GMT1537893970921<![CDATA[Dew.Vavavoom crowned the Match Predictor maestro]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/dew-vavavoom-crowned-the-match-predictor-maestro<p><em>Dew.Vavavoom</em> accurately foresaw five of the last eight scorelines to power to FIFA World Cup™ Match Predictor presented by Hyundai glory and a brand new 12-inch Apple MacBook.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:50:00 GMT1537893970919<![CDATA[Bracket boss wins Madrid trip]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/bracket-boss-wins-madrid-trip<p><em>DavidMcD123</em> is the FIFA World Cup™ Bracket Challenge by Wanda champion for Russia 2018, winning a trip for two to enjoy a VIP experience at an Atletico Madrid game!</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:12:00 GMT1537893970645<![CDATA[Fan Dream Team and prize winners revealed!]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fan-dream-team-and-prize-winners-revealed<p>The likes of Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe and Philippe Coutinho led the votes for the Fan Dream Team, seeing five fans win a Hisense TV after predicting all 11 players.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:08:00 GMT1537893970914<![CDATA[Ozil retires from German national team]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/ozil-retires-from-german-national-teamSun, 22 Jul 2018 18:37:00 GMT1537893970899<![CDATA[Marquez hangs up his boots]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/marquez-hangs-up-boots<p>Rafael Marquez, one of only three players to play at five FIFA World Cup™ tournaments, has announced his retirement.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:40:00 GMT