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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 dominate UAE 2017 individual awards

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:55:00 GMT

As well as the delight of lifting the FIFA Club World Cup for the third time, UAE 2017 also brought some personal joy for Real Madrid stars Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as Pachuca's Jonathan Urretaviscaya.

Pachuca's bronze millennium child

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:02:00 GMT

Having played a key but cameo role in Pachuca's bronze-medal winning performance, Roberto de la Rosa now has the distinction of being the FIFA Club World Cup's first millennium child to appear and score in the tournament.

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.

Pachuca hit four to earn bronze medal

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:52:00 GMT

Pachuca secured their best-ever performance at the FIFA Club World Cup after they beat host champions Al Jazira 4-1 to leave UAE 2017 with a bronze medal.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:08:00 GMT

This week features Diego Maradona's thoughts on who he thinks is the best player in history, Oliver Kahn revealing the big club he almost moved to during his playing days and Didier Drogba singing the praises of one of Africa's most exciting talents.

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.

Ueno: Japan are going to be world champions again

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:17:00 GMT

Mami Ueno, Golden Boot winner at the last FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, speaks to FIFA.com about stepping up into the senior ranks and her hopes of helping the team to glory at the 2019 senior finals in France.

El Hadary: Egypt are one family

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:26:00 GMT

FIFA.com hears from Egypt's veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who looks ahead to the Pharaohs' Russia 2018 campaign and talks recently finding the net in the Saudi Professional League.

Video Vault: Wanchope's opening day brace

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:37:00 GMT

In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com hears from Costa Rica legend Paulo Wanchope, who discusses the honour of opening the 2006 FIFA World Cup against host nation Germany. 

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.

Al Jazira, Pachuca in search of bronze goodbye

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:22:00 GMT

After slender and gut-wrenching defeats in the semi-finals for Al Jazira and Pachuca, one side will leave the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 ending the tournament with a fine souvenir.

Radulovic’s Lebanon continue to climb

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:32:00 GMT

FIFA.com hears from Miodrag Radulovic, the Montenegrin coach who has led Lebanon to the AFC Asian Cup for the first time - and to their highest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking position in 19 years.

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.

Fresh objectives for battling Tuzos

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:53:00 GMT

After suffering the gut punch of missing out on a first ever FIFA Club World Cup final for a Mexican side in extra-time, Pachuca are now have to realign their focus as they target third.

Maradona pays tribute to Massing

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:25:00 GMT

Former Cameroon defender Benjamin Massing, one of the heroes of the African nation's Italy 1990 campaign, passed away on Saturday.

Mauricio Antonio ends his year on a high

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:12:00 GMT

With his sizzling brace capping off Urawa Red Diamonds's FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, Mauricio Antonio has ended his year on a superb high, as he explained to FIFA.com.

Everton sends Gremio into the final

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:33:00 GMT

Gremio needed extra time to see off Pachuca in an intense FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 semi-final, with a sensational strike from Everton clinching a 1-0 win and the Brazilian side's spot in Saturday's final.

Mauricio double does it for Red Diamonds

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:58:00 GMT

AFC Champions League holders Urawa Red Diamonds sealed fifth spot in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, with a thumping brace from Mauricio Antonio, seeing off Wydad Casablanca 3-2.

Latest decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:35:00 GMT

Following the recent meeting of the Disciplinary Committee, FIFA can today confirm the latest sanctions imposed for incidents that occurred during the preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup™ as well as in international friendlies.

Kannemann: Pachuca is our Club World Cup final

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:38:00 GMT

FIFA.com sits down with Gremio's central defender Walter Kannemann ahead of the Copa Libertadores champions' clash with Mexico's Pachuca at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

Gareca: I want Peru to boss matches at the World Cup

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:05:00 GMT

Ricardo Gareca tells FIFA.com about his journey from villain to hero in Peru, reaction to the team's return to the FIFA World Cup after a 36-year exile, and how they will approach their opponents at Russia 2018.

A footballing experience for all, at Qatar 2022

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:18:00 GMT

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) is “building history” as it strives towards making the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ the most accessible sporting event in history, according to a prominent activist.

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.

Place in final at stake for Latin rivals

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:58:00 GMT

Gremio and Pachuca face off in the first semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017. The prize for the winners is a place in Saturday’s final in Abu Dhabi.

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.

Honour at stake for African and Asian champions

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:19:00 GMT

African champions Wydad Athletic Club and their Asian counterparts Urawa Red Diamonds go into their final FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 game with hopes of heading home on a high.

Khadrouf eager to avoid further echoes of 2014

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:52:00 GMT

After tasting a familiarly bitter start to his FIFA Club World Cup Abdeladim Khadrouf is intent on finding some redemption with Wydad Casablanca in their play-off for fifth place, having left winless back in 2014.

Romarinho, from substitute to starring role

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:11:00 GMT

Al Jazira’s Brazilian front man is ready to make some history. the 2012 Club World Cup winner talked to FIFA.com about his contribution to Al Jazira's success so far. 

Al Jazira edge into semis past Urawa

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:37:00 GMT

Al Jazira teed up a clash with Real Madrid in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 semi-finals, thanks to a solitary Ali Mabkhout goal seeing off Asian champions Urawa Red Diamonds. 

Pachuca patience pays off for Guzman

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:55:00 GMT

Having had to wait for a breakthrough against Wydad Casablanca, Victor Guzman's patience and perseverance was enough to clinch Pachuca's semi-final spot in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

Guzman heads Pachuca into semis

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:40:00 GMT

Victor Guzman saw Pachuca come out on top during a razor-tight encounter against a ten-man Wydad Casablanca in the opening second round clash of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

The Week in Quotes

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:57:00 GMT

This week features Zinedine Zidane's thoughts on Cristiano Ronaldo's place in world football history, Paulo Fonseca's rather unorthodox appearance at a post-match press conference and Henrikh Mkhitaryan explains why Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn't the only "god" at the club.

Holders Japan draw Australia in AFC Women's Asian Cup

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:48:00 GMT

One year after successfully hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016, Jordan has taken another step towards the staging of another major female showpiece with the draw for the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup

FIFA meets the world at Final Draw

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:38:00 GMT

In six languages across multiple digital platforms, FIFA engaged international football fans around the globe as they thirsted for coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw.

Morocco meets Mexico in transatlantic clash

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:40:00 GMT

Wydad Casablanca take their first steps on the FIFA Club World Cup stage in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, squaring up against a Pachuca side who are set to become CONCACAF's most experienced side in the competition's history.

Gremio ready for world title tilt

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:51:00 GMT

Three-time Copa Libertadores champions Gremio have arrived in the UAE with designs on winning a second trophy in a fortnight and being crowned the best club side in the world.

Bencharki, El Karti, propelling Wydad towards new goals

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:50:00 GMT

After spearheading their run to African glory, Wydad Casablanca's front pair of Achraf Bencharki and Walid El Karti have their sights set on going global with their striking talents at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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.

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