<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTSun, 24 Apr 2016 23:05:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Crows crash out as group stage set]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crows-crash-out-as-group-stage-set-2781956.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African clubs line up for final eight]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/152/2/index.htmlMon, 18 Apr 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Holders stumble in Morocco, Al Ahly held]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/060/2/index.htmlDefending CAF Champions League champions TP Mazembe of Congo DR were the biggest casualties of the first leg of the final round of home-and-away ties before the eight-team group phase.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Former champions line up for group stage]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/004/6/index.htmlOnly one of eight CAF Champions League ties, which begin this weekend, does not feature a previous African champion. FIFA.com previews the knockout stage of Africa's premier club competition.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA extends anti-doping sanctions to have worldwide effect]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-extends-anti-doping-sanctions-to-have-worldwide-effect-2771511.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 14:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Congolese clubs keep pace]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/137/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 02:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[North Africans well placed to advance]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/085/4/index.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[African favourites join the action]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/966/2/index.htmlFri, 11 Mar 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Melting-pot Angers take Ligue 1 by storm]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=melting-pot-angers-take-ligue-1-by-storm-2769409.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016<![CDATA[Mahrez: I like making a difference and taking risks]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=magical-mahrez-leicester-s-man-of-the-moment-2768860.htmlFIFA.com caught up with the thrilling Algerian winger to talk about his incredible dream season.]]>Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[African favourites fight their way through]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=african-favourites-fight-their-way-through-2767579.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[From Europe to Africa and back]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=from-europe-to-africa-and-back-2765423.htmlFIFA.com breaks down the trend of young footballers stalled in their pursuit of European club stardom moving to Africa to gain experience, attention and potentially a return to the big leagues.]]>Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African clubs begin continental trek]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/486/2/index.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Salhi: We mean business in Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=salhi-we-mean-business-in-rio-2757322.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Algeria goalkeeper Abdelkader Salhi about his side’s qualification for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 and their objectives at the competition.

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054.htmlTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Heroes emerge for African trio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=heroes-emerge-for-african-trio-2744557.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 06:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Nigeria, Algeria to represent Africa at Rio 2016]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=nigeria-first-african-side-to-reach-rio-2016-2743116.html

Nigeria became the first African side to book their ticket to the 2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, after their CAF Africa U-23 Cup of Nations semi-final win against ten-man Senegal, while Algeria joined them shortly afterwards with a 2-0 victory over South Africa in the other semi-final.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Three tickets to Rio up for grabs in Africa]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=11/news=friday-subbed-three-tickets-to-rio-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2735240.htmlEight teams kick off the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations this weekend with Nigeria and Egypt expected to lead the way to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro at next summer's Olympics.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2734235.htmlA trio of metronomic midfielders, including a FIFA World Cup winner, all feature in our round-up of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[June draw for third round of African Zone qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=june-draw-for-third-round-of-african-zone-qualifiers-2733952.htmlFIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952.htmlNigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Northern challengers fail to halt high-flying Crows]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=northern-challengers-fail-to-halt-the-crows-2731841.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an eventful CAF Champions League that saw Congo DR's TP Mazembe recover from some early stumbles to win their fifth continental crown and qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Impressive TP Mazembe off to Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=impressive-tp-mazembe-off-to-japan-2731501.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Mazembe conquer Africa, now set for Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mazembe-conquer-africa-set-for-japan-2731190.htmlTP Mazembe secured a triumphant return to the FIFA Club World Cup after they beat USM Alger 4-1 on aggregate in the CAF Champions League final in front of a packed crowd in Lubumbashi.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 15:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Mazembe, USM ready for attack-minded decider]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mazembe-usm-ready-for-attack-minded-decider-2730560.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Advantage Mazembe ahead of home leg]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/272/939/8/index.htmlCongo DR club TP Mazembe went one step closer to claiming their fifth CAF Champions League title with a 2-1 victory at Algerian side USM Alger in the first leg of the final. 

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Africa's final, a match of contrasts]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/272/310/1/index.htmlAlthough TP Mazembe have by far the stronger pedigree heading into the final of the CAF Champions League, USM Alger have been the form side in the competition and they possess the advantage of hosting the continental title decider's first leg.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Hamdi: USM Alger are up for the challenge]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/272/248/8/index.htmlFIFA.com hears from Miloud Hamdi, the coach who has worked miracles with the USM Alger team currently gearing up for a CAF Champions League final with TP Mazembe.

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2718549.htmlSun, 18 Oct 2015 09:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Heartache for Sudan in the final four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/270/927/1/index.htmlWith hopes of becoming the first nation to have two clubs in the final of the CAF Champions League, Sudanese fans instead have to deal with both sides falling in the semi-finals over the weekend.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Last throw of dice for African dreamers]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/270/857/1/index.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Sudanese hopes hit snag]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/270/225/8/index.htmlMon, 28 Sep 2015 09:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Local rivals eye home comforts]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/269/636/8/index.htmlSudan's Al Hilal and Al Merreikh both go into their CAF Champions League semi-final home legs against USM Alger and TP Mazembe respectively brimming with confidence.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Drama leaves Sudan smiling]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/754/1/index.htmlMon, 14 Sep 2015 03:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Drama down to the wire in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/692/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming action from the CAF Champions League.]]>Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Champions out, Alger stay perfect]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/273/9/index.htmlMon, 24 Aug 2015 05:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Last throw of the dice for African champs]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/209/2/index.htmlFri, 21 Aug 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[USM Alger through, holders in trouble]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/021/6/index.htmlMon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mazembe icons aiming for history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/266/974/5/index.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 05:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Alger, Mazembe score crucial wins]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/266/812/0/index.htmlMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Mazembe under pressure as Champions League resumes]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/266/704/7/index.htmlFri, 24 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2665970.htmlThis week we feature the woman who wore France's armband in Canada 2015, a Brazilian superhero and an Algerian who led them to continental triumph 25 years ago.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News