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Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:45:00 GMTSun, 26 May 2019 14:30:00 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1558880426812<![CDATA[Lippi returns to China post]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/lippi-returns-to-china-postFri, 24 May 2019 03:02:00 GMT1558880426265<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ to be played with 32 teams ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-world-cup-qatar-2022tm-to-be-played-with-32-teamsWed, 22 May 2019 19:34:00 GMT1558880425220<![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 GMT1558880425178<![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 GMT1558880424486<![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 GMT1558880423860<![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 GMT1558880423805<![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 GMT1558880423299<![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 GMT1558880423060<![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 GMT1558880422852<![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 GMT1558880422697<![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 GMT1558880421667<![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 GMT1558880421495<![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 GMT1558880421416<![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 GMT1558880420933<![CDATA[Van Marwijk takes UAE reins]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/van-marwijk-takes-reins-with-uaeWed, 20 Mar 2019 16:46:00 GMT1558880420684<![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 GMT1558880419707<![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 GMT1558880419489<![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 GMT1558880418544<![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 GMT1558880418464<![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 GMT1558880418316<![CDATA[Osorio hands in Paraguay reins]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/osorio-hands-in-paraguay-roleThu, 14 Feb 2019 00:43:00 GMT1558880418119<![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 GMT1558880417755<![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 GMT1558880417615<![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 GMT1558880417572<![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 GMT1558880417529<![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 GMT1558880417030<![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 GMT1558880417077<![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 GMT1558880416293<![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 GMT1558880414462<![CDATA[Three challenges for Martino’s Mexico ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/three-challenges-for-martino-mexicoTue, 15 Jan 2019 14:25:00 GMT1558880412728<![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 GMT1558880412601<![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 GMT1558880411718<![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 GMT1558880410988<![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 GMT1558880411222<![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 GMT1558880403056<![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 GMT1558880402833<![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 GMT1558880402531<![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 GMT1558880402336<![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 GMT1558880401467<![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 GMT1558880400989<![CDATA[Young Dragons taking flight]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/young-dragons-taking-flightTue, 13 Nov 2018 14:15:00 GMT1558880399332<![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 GMT1558880398013<![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 GMT1558880397454<![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 GMT1558880397248<![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 GMT1558880396417<![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 GMT1558880396236<![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 GMT1558880396127<![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 GMT1558880395794<![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