<![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. Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:45:00 GMTWed, 20 Mar 2019 21:08:20 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1553119120933<![CDATA[Van Marwijk takes reins with UAE]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/van-marwijk-takes-reins-with-uaeWed, 20 Mar 2019 16:46:00 GMT1553119120684<![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 GMT1553119119707<![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 GMT1553119119489<![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 GMT1553119118544<![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 GMT1553119118464<![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 GMT1553119118316<![CDATA[Osorio hands in Paraguay reins]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/osorio-hands-in-paraguay-roleThu, 14 Feb 2019 00:43:00 GMT1553119118119<![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 GMT1553119117755<![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 GMT1553119117615<![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 GMT1553119117572<![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 GMT1553119117529<![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 GMT1553119117468<![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 GMT1553119117030<![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 GMT1553119116990<![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 GMT1553119117077<![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 GMT1553119116293<![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 GMT1553119114462<![CDATA[Three challenges for Martino’s Mexico ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/three-challenges-for-martino-mexicoTue, 15 Jan 2019 14:25:00 GMT1553119112728<![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 GMT1553119112601<![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 GMT1553119112534<![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 GMT1553119112113<![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 GMT1553119112129<![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 GMT1553119111710<![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 GMT1553119111718<![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 GMT1553119110988<![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 GMT1553119111624<![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 GMT1553119111222<![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 GMT1553119104809<![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 GMT1553116617225<![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 GMT1553119103056<![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 GMT1553119102833<![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 GMT1553119102531<![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 GMT1553119102336<![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 GMT1553119101424<![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 GMT1553119101467<![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 GMT1553119100989<![CDATA[Young Dragons taking flight]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/young-dragons-taking-flightTue, 13 Nov 2018 14:15:00 GMT1553119099332<![CDATA[Osorio has big plans for Paraguay]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/osorio-has-big-plans-for-paraguay<p>Osorio has big plans for Paraguay</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:48:00 GMT1553119098013<![CDATA[FIFA President praises Qatar 2022 infrastructure progress during whistle-stop tour]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-president-praises-qatar-2022-infrastructure-progress-during-whistle-stop-to<p>FIFA President Gianni Infantino has praised Qatar’s infrastructure progress and described the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ as a unique opportunity for football fans to experience a new culture and region during a whistle-stop tour of the country.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:35:00 GMT1553119097941<![CDATA[100 days on, still going strong]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/100-days-on-still-going-strong<p>Remember the pundits who said players coming off an exhausting FIFA World Cup™ would struggle to find their form in 2018/19? Well, a crop of Russia 2018 stars have made a mockery of that fear.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:28:00 GMT1553119097454<![CDATA[Triumphant return for Alcacer]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/triumphant-return-for-alcacer<p>After two and a half years in the international wilderness, the Dortmund striker was recalled to the Spain team and scored three times in two games. <strong>FIFA.com</strong> takes a closer look at his rich vein of form.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:45:00 GMT1553119097409<![CDATA[FIFA Technical Study Group publishes 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia report]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-technical-study-group-publishes-2018-fifa-world-cup-russia-reportTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:51:00 GMT1553119096595<![CDATA[Predictor champ’s unforgettable Russia 2018 adventure ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/predictor-champ-s-unforgettable-russia-2018-adventure<p>The 2017 FIFA Predictor champion Geoff Guttmann tells FIFA.com about the trip he won to the Russia 2018 semi-final between France and Belgium with his wife.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:02:00 GMT1553119097248<![CDATA[A throwback to Russia 2018, looking ahead at Qatar 2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/a-throwback-to-russia-2018-looking-ahead-at-qatar-2022<p>Three months after France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and a great sense of achievement took over the Russian people following such a successful event, key members of the Local Organising Committee’s operational staff gathered with FIFA in Zurich to debrief on the tournament. Joining the 30 participants from Moscow and eager to assimilate the main lessons learnt by the previous hosts, were another 26 experts from Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy and the Local Organising Committee.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:12:00 GMT1553119096417<![CDATA[Matosas named new Costa Rica coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/matosas-named-new-costa-rica-coach<p>Former Uruguay international Gustavo Matosas has been named to lead Costa Rica ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying campaign.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 02:50:00 GMT1553119096236<![CDATA[African underdogs aim to upset odds again]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/african-underdogs-aim-upset-odds-againTue, 09 Oct 2018 08:16:00 GMT1553119096127<![CDATA[New kids on the international block]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/new-kids-on-the-international-blockMon, 08 Oct 2018 13:39:00 GMT1553116615408<![CDATA[Kempes: The moustache had to go]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/the-moustache-had-515408<p>Mario Kempes talks to FIFA.com about how shaving off his moustache helped Argentina to glory in 1978, the shot that almost won the Netherlands the FIFA World Cup, Daniel Passarella’s Trophy-hogging and a chocolate gift.</p> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:27:00 GMT1553119095794<![CDATA[Southgate signs on for four more years]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/southgate-signs-on-for-four-more-yearsThu, 04 Oct 2018 13:08:00 GMT