<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 20 Dec 2014 08:35:00 GMTSat, 20 Dec 2014 08:35:58 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Khedairia: I dived like Casillas]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=khedairia-i-dived-like-casillas-2494537.htmlFIFA.com talks to ES Setif goalkeeper Sofiane Khedairia, whose crucial saves helped the African champions claim fifth place at Morocco 2014. ]]>Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Morocco hit by Madrid fervour]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=morocco-hit-by-madrid-fervour-2494000.htmlThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Setif sink Wanderers in penalties to finish fifth ]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259705/match=300298894/match-report.htmlWed, 17 Dec 2014 18:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Gourcuff names Algeria squad for Africa Cup of Nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria head coach Christian Gourcuff has named his 23-man squad for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February. 

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Setif and Sydneysiders seek redemption]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=setif-and-sydneysiders-seek-redemption-2492734.htmlThere will be pride on the line when ES Setif meet Western Sydney Wanderers, with the pair aiming to bow out of Morocco 2014 on a high in their first campaigns in the competition.

 

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Awesome Auckland breaking new ground]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=awesome-auckland-breaking-new-ground-2492213.htmlWe take a closer look at the groundbreaking Auckland City side, who have reached the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup, with the part-timers from New Zealand set to face off against South America's champions San Lorenzo.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Setif determined to soldier on]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=setif-determined-to-soldier-on-2492259.htmlDefeat to unfancied Auckland City in their opening match at the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 has not dented ES Setif’s dreams of future glory.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Auckland sink Setif to book spot in semis]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259693/match=300298897/match-report.htmlAuckland City were 1-0 victors against ES Setif in the first quarter-final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Rabat on Saturday, setting up a showdown with San Lorenzo in the semi-finals on Wednesday in Marrakech.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Lagraa: We're capable of beating Auckland ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=lagraa-we-re-capable-of-beating-auckland-2491551.htmlFIFA.com talks with ES Setif fulcrum Mohamed Lagraa, an accountancy student turned footballer, about the Algerian club’s upcoming FIFA Club World Cup clash with Auckland City.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Tavano: I identify with Cesc]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=tavano-i-identify-with-cesc-2491600.htmlAhead of Auckland City's quarter-final against ES Setif, forward Fabrizio Tavano spoke with FIFA.com about his admiration for Chelsea and Spain star Cesc Fabregas and his move to New Zealand at the age of 12. 

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Auckland keen to make history]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259693/match=300298897/preview.htmlFri, 12 Dec 2014 09:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[ES Setif seek fitting 2014 climax]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=es-setif-seek-fitting-2014-climax-2489796.htmlWed, 10 Dec 2014 06:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Valcke: It's important to make the most of this opportunity]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=valcke-it-s-important-to-make-the-most-of-this-opportunity-2490182.htmlWed, 10 Dec 2014 00:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[A red-hot favourite and six challengers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=a-red-hot-favourite-and-six-challengers-2489662.htmlTue, 09 Dec 2014 12:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[In the shadow of stars]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=supporting-cast-ready-to-shine-2489712.html​Behind every team’s leading light is a supporting cast of players capable of stealing the show. FIFA.com looks at seven men who could do just that at Morocco 2014.]]>Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Fan Zones ready for festival of football]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=fan-zones-ready-for-festival-of-football-2489601.html

Four Fan Zones have been set up across Morocco by the local organising committee for the FIFA Club World Cup as the annual competition begins on Wednesday.

 

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Who will win the FIFA Club World Cup?]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=who-will-win-the-fifa-club-world-cup-morocco-2014-2489277.htmlMon, 08 Dec 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[The FIFA Club World Cup in numbers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=the-fifa-club-world-cup-in-numbers-2489068.htmlWith the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 about to begin, FIFA.com delves into the record books to bring you some of the competition’s most eye-catching statistics.

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Grant: Ghana door open for everyone]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana's new coach Avram Grant on Thursday warned fans of the burden of expectation after his side was given a tough draw in next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations, alongside Senegal, South Africa and Algeria in Group C.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[161 stars aiming to finish 2014 on a high]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=161-stars-aiming-to-finish-2014-on-a-high-2487786.htmlWith the FIFA Club World Cup fast approaching, the official squad lists have now been released, and FIFA.com ​takes you through some of the stars that will be shining at Morocco 2014.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our weekly birthday round-up we feature a Portuguese midfield maestro, the man who now has a penalty shot named after him, a recently retired American centre-back and Australia's all-time leading scorer.

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[El Amri dreaming of Madrid meeting]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=el-amri-dreaming-of-madrid-meeting-2480204.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 17:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, including a Russian hotshot, a Manchester United legend and an energetic Paraguayan forward.

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Animal instincts set to light up Morocco]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=animal-instincts-set-to-light-up-morocco-2477436.htmlThe opening kick-off of the FIFA Club World Cup 2014 is just around the corner. The following trailer takes inspiration from the animal kingdom to encapsulate the excitement from the tournament's history and anticipate what lies ahead. 

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Younes: We celebrated the Algerian revolution perfectly]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=younes-we-celebrated-the-algerian-revolution-perfectly-2477073.htmlFIFA.com about firing Setif to CAF Champions League glory, his immense pleasure at seeing Algerians partying in the streets and desire to impress at Morocco 2014.]]>Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Quintet of stars light up Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![CDATA[Algerians win battle of the underdogs]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=algerians-win-battle-of-the-underdogs-2470486.htmlFIFA.com looks back at this year's CAF Champions League drama.]]>Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Black Eagles' draw enough to ascend Africa's summit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A north African team has won the continent's biggest club competition for the tenth time in the last 14 years as Algeria's ES Setif triumphed over AS Vita Club on away goals.

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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 16:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Algerians Setif conquer Africa despite draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algerians Entente Setif won the CAF Champions League despite being held 1-1 at home by Congolese side Vita Club in the second leg of the final.

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Outsiders set to scrap for African glory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Setif aim to prove doubters wrong]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Setif secure valuable away draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= Congo DR club AS Vita Club came from behind twice at home to secure a 2-2 draw, which leaves them at a disadvantage for the second leg of the final against Algeria's ES Setif.]]>Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Memorable Mabidi strike salvages draw for AS Vita]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A memorable Lema Mabidi goal salvaged a 2-2 home draw for Congo DR's AS Vita Club against Algerians ES Setif on Sunday in the CAF Champions League final first leg, setting up a tense return on 1 November.

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Impressive Falcons lead charge to Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=impressive-falcons-lead-charge-to-canada-2461922.htmlSun, 26 Oct 2014 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Neuer: I had to take risks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=neuer-i-had-to-take-risks-2461409.htmlManuel Neuer spoke to The FIFA Weekly about what it means to be a world champion, playing outfield in training for Bayern Munich and his hopes for the future.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[A long wait about to end]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Khedairia: Morocco 2014 would be career pinnacle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=ES Setif goalkeeper Sofiane Khedairia speaks to FIFA.com about the upcoming CAF Champions League final and his ambitions for the FIFA Club World Cup and with the Algerian national team.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Cape Verde, Algeria clinch AFCON spot, Côte d'Ivoire stunned]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cape Verde Islands and Algeria became the first two countries to qualify for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Mozambique and Malawi, respectively, on Wednesday, while Congo DR stunned Côte d'Ivoire 4-3 and Nigeria fought back to beat Sudan 3-1.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Sudan shock champions Nigeria, Elephants win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sudan stunned CAF Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Nigeria 1-0 in a 2015 qualifier while Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa achieved impressive away victories.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Away triumphs for Algeria, South Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria moved closer to qualifying for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 victory over Malawi in Blantyre, while South Africa defeated Congo 2-0 in Pointe-Noire. 

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[African women set to battle for World Cup place]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=african-women-set-to-battle-for-world-cup-place-2455068.htmlFri, 10 Oct 2014 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Egypt, Nigeria target qualifying revivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/484/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you! ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In 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, including Chelsea' new frontman and a Belgian attacker.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 09:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Algerians crash Congolese party]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Setif reach final despite loss to Mazembe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algerian side Entente Setif reached the CAF Champions League final for the first time since 1988 by defeating Congolese side TP Mazembe 4-4 on aggregate in the semi-finals. 

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Home sides confident of comebacks]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[A wonder goal and a friend-turned-foe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Home sides claim opening advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Stunner earns Setif narrow advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014