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Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:53:00 GMTMon, 19 Nov 2018 00:54:00 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1542591841424<![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 GMT1542591841467<![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 GMT1542591840989<![CDATA[Young Dragons taking flight]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/young-dragons-taking-flightTue, 13 Nov 2018 14:15:00 GMT1542591839332<![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 GMT1542591838013<![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 GMT1542591837941<![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 GMT1542591837454<![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 GMT1542591837409<![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 GMT1542591836595<![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 GMT1542591837248<![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 GMT1542591836417<![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 GMT1542591836236<![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 GMT1542591836127<![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 GMT1542591835794<![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 GMT1542591835358<![CDATA[Captain Socceroo says farewell]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/captain-socceroo-says-farewellTue, 02 Oct 2018 03:07:00 GMT1542591835302<![CDATA[Akinfeev retires from Russia duty]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/akinfeev-retires-from-russia-dutyMon, 01 Oct 2018 10:45:00 GMT1542591834427<![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 GMT1542591834417<![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 GMT1542591834333<![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 GMT1542591834342<![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 GMT1542591834088<![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 GMT1542591834173<![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 GMT1542591833912<![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 GMT1542591833815<![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 GMT1542591833690<![CDATA[Panini World Cup Winners announced!]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/panini-world-cup-winners-announcedThu, 06 Sep 2018 15:52:00 GMT1542591833448<![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 GMT1542591833319<![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 GMT1542591833329<![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 GMT1542591833105<![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 GMT1542591833022<![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 GMT1542591833010<![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 GMT1542591832919<![CDATA[Osorio named new Paraguay boss]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/osorio-named-new-paraguay-bossTue, 04 Sep 2018 00:02:00 GMT1542591832830<![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 GMT1542591832565<![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 GMT1542591832360<![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 GMT1542591831999<![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 GMT1542591831949<![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 GMT1542591831521<![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 GMT1542591831239<![CDATA[Bento appointed Korea Republic coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/bento-appointed-korea-republic-coachFri, 17 Aug 2018 09:15:00 GMT1542591830906<![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 GMT1542591830745<![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 GMT1542591830706<![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 GMT1542591829953<![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 GMT1542591829270<![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 GMT1542591829092<![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 GMT1542591828955<![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 GMT1542591827943<![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 GMT1542591827868<![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 GMT1542591827864<![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 GMT