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Iceland leave it late, big guns pocket three points

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 02:38:00 GMT

Sunday’s European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw Spain and Italy, who will face each other in a much-anticipated Group G duel in September, do exactly what was expected of them against FYR Macedonia and Liechtenstein, respectively.

6 days to go: Mphela’s strike stuns Casillas

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:52:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we take another look at Katlego Mphela’s stunning free-kick in the third-place play-off against Spain in 2009.

Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMT

Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.

AEM Lleida: No ordinary girls team

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:22:00 GMT

AEM Lleida’s junior girls side are no ordinary outfit, having just won a junior regional league in which all their opponents are boys teams. We discovered the secrets to their success.

10 days to go: Spain hit double figures

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:28:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we look back on the heaviest defeat in the history of the competition. 

European kings Real Madrid make history again

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:31:00 GMT

In beating Juventus 4-1 in last Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final, Real Madrid won the trophy for the 12th time and booked a place at the FIFA Club World Cup for a second year running.

Cristiano's quadruple crown

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 09:17:00 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo added yet another trophy, along with some more astonishing milestones, to his growing personal collection after scoring a brace in Real Madrid's 4-1 UEFA Champions League final victory over Juventus in Cardiff.

14 days to go: Italy and Spain’s penalty drama

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 09:53:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we remember the thrilling end to the Spain-Italy semi-final in 2013.

 

Revenge or a first ever title defence?

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:19:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks ahead to Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, where the winner will book a place to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

South American superstars and calcio’s new cape

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:01:00 GMT

The Bundesliga losing its mind-blowing monopolisation of scoring to an unlikely source features in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, which showcases South American superstars and one of the most dominant sides in European history.

Zidane’s five memorable Champions League moments

Wed, 31 May 2017 21:18:00 GMT

This Saturday, Zinedine Zidane will have the opportunity to lead Real Madrid to a UEFA Champions League-La Liga double, to help the club defend the European crown they captured last May, and to again qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup that they so impressively won in December.

Michel's misery, Dublin's delight

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:05:00 GMT

We continue our Classic Qualifiers series with a look back on the turning point in Republic of Ireland's 1990 qualifying campaign, when Spain were humbled at Lansdowne Road.

A cannon, a boot and faith in youth

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:38:00 GMT

A club’s incredible, eternal trust in kids features in FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with an astonishing average attendance and some supersonic sprint finishes for scoring prizes.

Member associations release reports on intermediaries

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMT

Over the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

Spain crowned record U-17 European champions

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:40:00 GMT

Spain defeat England on penalties after dramatic final for record-extending ninth UEFA U-17 European Championship title, with finalists to be joined by Germany, France and Turkey at this year's FIFA U-17 World Cup.

32 days to go: David Villa’s memorable hat-trick

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:18:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we reveal the oldest player to score a hat-trick at the competition.

Champions forged and stars ignited

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMT

With kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

England and Germany book tickets to India

Sat, 13 May 2017 13:07:00 GMT

England and Germany booked their places at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after progressing to the semi-finals of the UEFA U-17 European Championship in Croatia.

35 days to go: Spain’s unbeaten run comes to an end

Sat, 13 May 2017 09:16:00 GMT

FIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we tell the story of one of the most unexpected results in the competition’s history: when USA defeated Spain. 

Spain and Turkey secure India berths

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:52:00 GMT

Spain and Turkey booked their tickets to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with quarter-final victories at the UEFA U-17 European Championship in Croatia on Friday.

Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMT

Multiple nutmegs, two wunderkinds, a dribble from deep and a dramatic title race feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.

Real set up Cardiff meeting with Juve

Wed, 10 May 2017 21:42:00 GMT

Reigning European champions Real Madrid booked their place in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League final with a 4-2 aggregate victory over local rivals Atletico Madrid.

Atleti and Monaco hoping for miracles

Mon, 08 May 2017 18:22:00 GMT

Comfortable first-leg semi-final winners against Atletico Madrid and Monaco, by 3-0 and 2-0 scorelines respectively, Real Madrid and Juventus are close to setting up a repeat of their 1997 UEFA Champions League final, which ended with Los Blancos winning the trophy for a seventh time.

Relive the Europe regional final in Madrid

Sat, 06 May 2017 07:25:00 GMT

Madrid played host to the FUT Champions Season 2 regional finals for the Europe region. Contestants battled it out not just for the title, but for eight berths at the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship in Berlin on 19 and 20 May.

An old rabbit and a monster from Madeira

Fri, 05 May 2017 06:24:00 GMT

A skyscraping striker and a little keeper feature in FIFA.com’s stats review, alongside with an immortal Italian, an insatiable Portuguese and a very old club finally tasting silverware.

Second chance in Madrid

Thu, 04 May 2017 18:43:00 GMT

This Saturday, the best 32 European gamers from FUT Champions Season 2 will be descending on Madrid, where the top eight performers will book themselves a berth in Berlin.

European crown and World Cup berths on the line

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:54:00 GMT

From Wednesday onwards 16 teams will do battle for the U-17 European Championship title in Croatia, with the five best sides also qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in the autumn. One of the participating teams is the smallest nation ever to reach the tournament.

Ronaldo hat-trick sinks Atletico

Tue, 02 May 2017 22:06:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks back at Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final, first leg between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in photos.

Juve test for Monaco, Madrid's finest meet again

Mon, 01 May 2017 14:58:00 GMT

Opponents in last year’s UEFA Champions League final, Real Madrid and Atletico face off once again, while tournament revelations Monaco take on Juventus and their formidable defence.

Trezeguet: Real tie could be revenge for Griezmann

Mon, 01 May 2017 09:16:00 GMT

David Trezeguet speaks to FIFA.com about the UEFA Champions League semi-final between his former teams Monaco and Juventus and assesses Antoine Griezmann's contribution for club and country ahead of a key period for Atletico Madrid and France. 

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:09:00 GMT

This week features Roma legends Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi, reaction to Barcelona's 3-2 win in the latest edition of El Clasico and thoughts from coaches to the European qualifying draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™.

Dollars, droughts and a half-millennium

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:34:00 GMT

Mind-blowing payrolls and the end of mind-boggling indestructability feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with landmark goals in the English, Italian and Spanish capitals.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:43:00 GMT

This week the football world grieves the passing of former Aston Villa, England, Middlesbrough and Rangers defender Ugo Ehiogu, while Dani Alves reveals how he consoled former team-mate Neymar after Juventus' victory over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

Madrid derby teed up, Juve to tackle Monaco

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:37:00 GMT

Reigning champions Real Madrid will face neighbours Atletico Madrid, while Monaco meet Juventus, when the four remaining sides fight for a place at the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff.

Origins, wunderkinds and the pride of Pot 4

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:00 GMT

Eleven players from 11 countries, a 21-year wait for the same starting XI and underdogs mocking the seeding system make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with two starlets and a lob.

Juventus and Monaco advance to semis

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:34:00 GMT

Juventus and Monaco built on their first-leg performances to secure spots in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals with assured displays in Wednesday’s quarter-final, second legs.

Cristiano cracks another milestone

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:52:00 GMT

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo ticked off yet another major milestone on Tuesday as his side secured a dramatic extra-time win over Bayern Munich to advance to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Madrid clubs make last four

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:07:00 GMT

The city of Madrid’s love affair with the UEFA Champions League will continue into the semi-finals of this season’s competition after both Atletico and Real triumphed in their quarter-final ties on Tuesday evening.

Spot-kicks, sackings and Allicadabra

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:38:00 GMT

A long streak of domination and an Argentinian legend's return to the pitch feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a new milestone for a prodigy in north London, the end of an impressive spot-kick run, and a teenager making all the headlines on Europe's greatest stage.

Cristiano's incredible century

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:53:00 GMT

 

Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to reach a century of goals in European club competition, reaching the incredible milestone against Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.

Madrid pair, Monaco claim upper hand

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:29:00 GMT

It was a good Wednesday for the Madrid-based clubs in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, as Atletico and Real earned aggregate advantages for next week’s decisive second legs. Monaco also have an advantage to take home following their rescheduled match in Germany.

Juventus cruise past Barcelona in Turin

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:07:00 GMT

Juventus are in the driver’s seat to reach the UEFA Champions League semi-final after a well-earned 3-0 home win over Barcelona in their quarter-final, first leg, clash on Tuesday evening.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:58:00 GMT

This week we hear from Dirk Kuyt on a lucky escape, Lukas Podolski and Francesco Totti discuss the past and future, Kazuyoshi Miura reveals his football dream and Paulinho basks in a memorable performance for Brazil.

Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:00 GMT

The initial instalment of the fifth round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ were notable for the big guns confirming their lofty status, Republic of Ireland and Wales playing out a tense draw, and Gianluigi Buffon attaining another remarkable milestone.

High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT

FIFA.com previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.


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