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FIFA Secretary General meets with Spanish authorities

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:52:00 GMT

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura met with Inigo Mendez de Vigo, the Spanish Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, in Madrid on Tuesday 5 February. Also present at the meeting were Jose Ramon Lete, the president of the Spanish Sports Council, and Juan Luis Larrea, the president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF).

Rising La Roja eyeing further progress

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:58:00 GMT

FIFA.com caught up with Spain head coach Jorge Vilda to discuss the blueprint underlying La Roja's years of success at youth level and the strides they are currently making on the senior stage, which has seen them equal their highest-ever placing in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:04:00 GMT

Alexandre Lacazette, Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski and many more stars feature in this week's edition of FIFA.com's The Week in Numbers, while a long wait ends in Rotterdam and Madrid.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:12:00 GMT

Bas Dost, Ciro Immobile, Faiz Al Rushaidi and John Herdman are among the stars of FIFA.com's latest weekly stats review.

Coutinho completes move to Barcelona

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:18:00 GMT

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has completed his move to Barcelona from Liverpool after spending five years with the Merseyside club.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMT

A baby, a son and a magnate feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.

Venerating five of football's retired royals

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:37:00 GMT

Xabi Alonso, Kaka, Philipp Lahm, Andrea Pirlo and Francesco Totti retired in 2017. With some stats, goals and quotes from some big football personalities, FIFA.com pays tribute.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 16:19:00 GMT

This week features Rivaldo comparing today's stars of the beautiful game with ones during his playing days, Luka Modric discussing his future and Andres Iniesta previewing one of the biggest club matches on the football calendar.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:26:00 GMT

Who’s the most successful dribbler in Europe’s big five? Who’s the assist master? Who’s the free-kick king in a land renowned for them? FIFA.com delivers the answers in its stats review.

Kaka calls time on illustrious career

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:50:00 GMT

Former Brazil attacking midfielder Kaka, who won the FIFA World Cup™ title with his country in 2002, announced his retirement from football on Sunday.

Real round off historic year in UAE

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:35:00 GMT

Real Madrid achieved history at UAE 2017, becoming the first team ever to retain the FIFA Club World Cup title. We round up the 14th edition of the tournament.

Ramos and Real make history in the Emirates

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:20:00 GMT

Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid won a third FIFA Club World Cup title on Saturday, rounding off an historic year in which they have landed a club-record five titles.

 

Real Madrid retain world title

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:57:00 GMT

Real Madrid have become the first side to retain the FIFA Club World Cup, earning a 1-0 win over Gremio to lift the title at UAE 2017.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMT

Mind-blowing support in Nuevo Leon, a goal-scoring goalie grandfather, a new African king in Germany, Canada conquering the USA, and rampant sides from Buenos Aires, Manchester and Sydney feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review.

Global showdown awaits in Abu Dhabi

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:37:00 GMT

South American champions Gremio stand in the way of Real Madrid becoming the first club to win the FIFA Club World Cup in successive years on Saturday.

Night of a lifetime for Khalifa Mubarak

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:39:00 GMT

Earning your first start as a youngster is always a daunting experience. To have it against Real Madrid in a FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 semi-final is another level. Al Jazira's Khalifa Mubarak reflects on his baptism of fire.

Bale's delight in goalscoring return

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:01:00 GMT

FIFA.com spoke with Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale about the Welshman's winner in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final against Al Jazira, and how his team-mates helped during his two-month injury absence.

Real survive scare to tee up Gremio clash

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:57:00 GMT

Real Madrid secured their place in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 with a 2-1 victory over Al Jazira, but not without a serious scare, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale sealed victory.

Holders arrive with sights set on retaining title

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:08:00 GMT

Reigning European champions and FIFA Club World Cup holders Real Madrid have arrived in Abu Dhabi ahead of their semi-final encounter against Al Jazira this Wednesday, 13 December.

Real set to enter Al Jazira's cauldron of noise

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:28:00 GMT

The reigning champions enter the fray, with Real Madrid set to be met by a packed stadium of braying home fans, cheering on the club known as 'the Pride of Abu Dhabi': Al Jazira.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:20:00 GMT

FIFA.com's latest statistical review includes goalscoring and drought-breaking in the UEFA Champions League, patience rewarded in Japan and much more.

Quartet secure spots in Round of 16

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 22:14:00 GMT

Manchester United and Basel joined Italian duo Juventus and Roma in securing their spots in the Round of 16 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Alonso: I had unfinished business

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:50:00 GMT

After a continental club title narrowly evaded him on three occasions as a player, it has not taken Pachuca boss Diego Alonso long to finally lift an international trophy as a coach. Now he finally heads to the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Week in Numbers

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:09:00 GMT

Timber pinball, a Bundesliga baby, leaping lions, multiple-goal regulars and a Mexican revelation outranking some absolute legends feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review.

UAE 2017 squad lists revealed

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:44:00 GMT

The 14th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup is just around the corner, and the official squad lists of the seven participating teams in the United Arab Emirates from 6-16 December have been confirmed.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:22:00 GMT

Neymar, Sam Kerr and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are among the stars of our latest statistical look at the footballing week.

Senegal soar as top five hold firm

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:57:00 GMT

The concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers have made their mark on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers.

The Qualifiers in Numbers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMT

The road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

The Week in Numbers

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:31:00 GMT

Neymar, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Olivier Giroud, Romelu Lukaku, David Silva and an infant American feature as FIFA.com reviews the last seven days in stats.

The Week in Numbers

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:48:00 GMT

A schoolboy scoring, a defender breaking ground and veterans smashing century barriers feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the end of an enduring run and a fantastic fightback.

India 2017 in numbers

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:20:00 GMT

The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 was a thrilling tournament enjoyed by well over a million spectators. Enjoy some of the main stats from the tournament, courtesy of FIFA.com.

England make history as football takes over India

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:22:00 GMT

Records, goals and a new name on the trophy: just three things to come out of an incredible few weeks of action at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. We wrap up the tournament that led England's triumph and the sub-continent going football mad.

Brewster hails amazing England triumph

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 21:05:00 GMT

A Saturday night in Kolkata, India, will live long in the memory of striker Rhian Brewster and his England team-mates after they became FIFA U-17 World Cup winners.

Brazao, Brewster and Foden lead individual honours

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:57:00 GMT

Football may be a team sport, but a few select players delivered such outstanding individual performances over the course of the 22 days at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 as to merit and receive special recognition.

Santi Denia: My players should be proud

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:34:00 GMT

Spain coach Santi Denia believes his players will learn from the experience of defeat to England in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

Young Lions savour sweet taste of victory, Brazil finish third

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 19:10:00 GMT

After 52 games in 22 days, the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has its champion: England. In a repeat of the European U-17 Championship final in May, the Three Lions again faced Spain, this time emerging victorious after coming back from 2-0 down to win a thrilling game 5-2.

Join us behind the scenes on the final day of India 2017

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:19:00 GMT

On Saturday at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Stadium in Kolkata, the final two matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will take place. But have you ever wondered what happens before the games are played?

India 2017 hailed as a fantastic tournament

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:34:00 GMT

With the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 set to conclude on Saturday in Kolkata, media gathered at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium for a closing press conference on Thursday.

Campbell: The standard in India has been very high

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:43:00 GMT

Sol Campbell, who is serving as a member of FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, speaks to FIFA.com about his impressions of the tournament, finalists England and Spain and host country India.

Generous Gelabert glad to be of assistance

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:05:00 GMT

After Spain defeated Mali to reach the FIFA U-17 World Cup final, FIFA.com caught up with playmaker Cesar Gelabert, who talks about receiving advice from his footballing father and the satisfaction he gets from making assists.

England and Spain set up all-European final

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:05:00 GMT

Only one confederation will be represented in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Saturday, as England and Spain booked their places for the climax in Kolkata.

Ruiz tees up European rematch

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:25:00 GMT

A 3-1 win over Mali lined up a re-run of the UEFA European U-17 Championship climax, as Spain triumphed to book a date with England in the FIFA U-17 World Cup final.


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