<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:32:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2316770/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA celebrates first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2314269/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2295968/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[An American’s Afghan odyssey]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/229/522/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talks to him about his journey of discovery in a faraway land.]]>Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA invests USD 200 million in football development in 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2247063/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2230272/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ahmadi reaping rewards for bravery]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/220/223/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Afghanistan international Sandjar Ahmadi, whose brave decision paved the way for him to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer.]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Football fever gripping Afghanistan]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2196007/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports from Afghanistan, where a successful Afghan Premier League campaign, ever-improving national sides and the support of FIFA are boosting the beautiful game.]]>Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA equipment helps save player's life]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=2172478/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A FIFA Medical Emergency Bag (FMEB) has been credited in helping to save the life of Afghanistan's Farzad Ghulam, who suffered a minor cardiac arrest in a SAFF Championship semi-final in Nepal.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Afghanistan stuns India to win SAFF title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/252/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2167539/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Pakistan appoint Shamlan after Bahrain stint]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/639/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Pakistan appointed Bahrain's Mohammed Shamlan as their new coach ahead of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF). 

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Amiri: Football brings Afghans together]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/611/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Afghanistan hosting an international for the first time in a decade, their 3-0 victory over Pakistan, how football unites the country and their FIFA World Cup ambitions.]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:39:06 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Afghan fans abuzz over return of international football]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/413/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Aug 2013 03:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Historic week showcases Afghan football success]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2152825/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:06:21 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[USA hold top spot, Germany stationary]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2141911/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Talismanic Arezou's high hopes for Afghanistan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recently caught up with the talismanic goal scorer to discuss the progress and development of the game in Afghanistan.]]>Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Croatia and Ecuador on the up]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2056322/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA’s investment in Afghanistan pays-off]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2053392/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Additional transparency for better development]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2039088/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Asians soar as Colombia go outright sixth]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2029807/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar trio head up Asian contenders]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Asian giants face challenge in Doha]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Qatari capital Doha is set to host the AFC qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013, as teams hope for one of the three tickets to the event in September. FIFA.com previews the qualifiers.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[Blatter: Football must bring people together]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=1981323/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012<![CDATA[Lali: Football can achieve great things ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1960108/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:55:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: October 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=1940380/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you our monthly round-up of the most recent development projects and events during October.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Toofan Harirod claim first Afghan title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/178/841/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Toofan (Typhoon) Harirod, representing the western province of Herat, landed the first Afghan championship on Friday after seeing off Simorgh Alborz.

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Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[New hope for Afghanistan]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=1649572/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reveals in this latest edition of Video of the Week.]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Chetri shines as India retain crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[India down Afghans to retain SAFF title]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1533484/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Afghan star Hadid astride two worlds]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com tells the remarkable story of striker Mustafa Hadid, who plays international football for Afghanistan despite being an amateur and plying his trade in the fifth tier of German football.]]>Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A historic day for Palestinian football]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=historic-day-for-palestinian-football-1467742.htmlPalestinian football took major step in its development as a footballing nation, after it hosted its first ever FIFA World Cup™ qualifier, where they drew 1-1 with Afghanistan.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 00:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Favourites progress as stars shine]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-progress-stars-shine-1467720.htmlThe first round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil has been completed, seeing a barrel-load of goals scored around Asia, with the likes of big-guns Vietnam being joined by first-time qualifiers Philippines.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Stern tests for Asian hopefuls]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=stern-tests-for-asian-hopefuls-1466177.htmlThe chance to mix with Asia's big guns is up for grabs this weekend, with 16 of the continent's minnows battling it out in the second legs of the preliminary qualifying round.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Preliminary journey kicks off in Asia]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=6/news=preliminary-journey-kicks-off-asia-1464834.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action.]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Vietnam convince on preliminary road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=vietnam-convince-preliminary-road-1464808.htmlWed, 29 Jun 2011 21:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sixteen hopefuls embark on Brazil path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=sixteen-hopefuls-embark-brazil-path-1463106.htmlAsia's lowest-ranked teams are set to begin continental qualifying for the 2014 tournament, with Sri Lanka-Philippines, Bangladesh-Pakistan and Malaysia-Chinese Taipei among the most appetising matches on the menu.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Afghanistan embrace new dawn]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1444909/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A victory over Sri Lanka helped Afghanistan climb ten places to 164th - their highest-ever position - on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 02 Jun 2011 08:39:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[No change at the top as Senegal soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1436470/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With very little action, there was minimal change on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. However, Senegal did leap into the top 50 for the first time in over two years and Afghanistan also made ground.

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Wed, 18 May 2011 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931.htmlThe AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bengal Tigers roar again]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/116/760/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After a dearth of regional success Bangladesh has found form at the right time to claim bragging rights by winning the recent South Asian Games.

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Tue, 09 Feb 2010 08:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[India reign in South Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/114/842/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=India reclaimed the South Asian Football Federation Championship with a hard-fought final victory over last year's winners, the Maldives.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=November 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Zimbabwe foiled by Ghana's new Pele]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/103/165/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= The eldest son of legend Abedi 'Pele' Ayew rescued Ghana in a draw with Zimbabwe as surprise results continued at the African Championship of Nations

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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 19:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News