<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 16 Aug 2016 04:46:00 GMTTue, 16 Aug 2016 11:44:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Final four set in Africa's race for Japan]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/222/8/index.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action, which will eventually produce a qualifier for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2822090.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Clubs line up for African semi-finals]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/147/9/index.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Portugal top Group D with Algerian point]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=portugal-top-group-d-with-algerian-point-2821184.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Argentina send Les Verts home, Portugal through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=argentina-send-les-verts-home-portugal-through-2820281.html​Les Verts ​out of the competition with a game to spare.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Honduras hold on despite Algerian onslaught]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=honduras-hold-on-despite-algerian-onslaught-2819513.htmlHonduras began their Olympic Football Tournament campaign in positive fashion with a slim 3-2 victory against Algeria at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with Romell Quioto, Marcelo Pereira and Antony Lozano on the scoresheet for Los Catrachos.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Ait-Atmane: We’re ready to get results]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ait-atmane-we-re-ready-to-get-results-2813134.htmlAhead of Rio 2016, Algeria midfielder Rachid Ait-Atmane spoke to FIFA.com about his goals for the tournament, his side’s group-phase opponents and his future objectives with club and country.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's golden obsession looms large]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-golden-obsession-looms-large-2819208.htmlHosts Brazil begin their journey against South Africa as the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gets set to kick off. FIFA.com previews all the action ahead on matchday 1.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Rajevac: Algeria are the best in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=rajevac-african-football-is-improving-all-the-time-2812076.htmlSpeaking exclusively to FIFA.com, Milovan Rajevac reveals why he took the Algeria national team job, as well as his ambitions of taking Fennecs to Russia 2018 and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Former champions face a mountain]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/441/0/index.htmlWith ten African titles between them, Al Ahly and Enyimba are the only teams without a point at the end of two rounds of the CAF Champions League group stage.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Top Group A teams go head-to-head]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/369/1/index.htmlIn-form Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca will host Zesco United, who shocked Al Ahly last week, with the top of the table at stake in this week's CAF Champions League group stage action.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group stage kicks off with history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/262/6/index.htmlMamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca started the CAF Champions League's group stage at the weekend by securing historic firsts in the competition.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Club giants start group trek]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=club-giants-start-group-trek-2802052.htmlThe eight clubs remaining in the CAF Champions League have 19 titles between them, and they kick-off the group stage this weekend with one looking to add another trophy to the cabinet.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2791479.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Assad: Beating Germany was a major shock]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=assad-beating-germany-was-a-major-shock-2791459.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Algeria icon Salah Assad, who reflects on his country's 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup campaigns, their famous win over West Germany, his ambitions for the current national team and more.

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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2791110.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 15 May 2016 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2783555.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Tom Hanks offers encouragement to Aston Villa supporters, Riyad Mahrez’s mother speaks out, Robert Lewandowski expresses his preferred dining order, Juan Mata talks money and much more.

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![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