<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 21 Feb 2015 20:33:00 GMTMon, 23 Feb 2015 17:19:32 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Hosts Setif win CAF Super Cup on penalties]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Brave Elephants fulfil their promise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at a dramatic and finely balanced CAF Africa Cup of Nations which saw Côte d’Ivoire finally win a second continental title in emotional fashion, topping Ghana at the end of an impressive run of form.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 08 Feb 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Gourcuff: We have a good core]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has given Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff renewed confidence despite their quarter-final exit from the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Renard: We beat the best team in the tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire coach Herve Renard on Sunday hailed his side's 3-1 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final win over a much-fancied Algeria team in Malabo.

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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire beat Algeria to book semi-final spot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Gourcuff: Pace on break made difference]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff said that Tuesday's 2-0 win against Senegal was down to his team's tactical discipline and speed on the break. 

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Ayew fires Ghana into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana finished as CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group C winners after defeating South Africa 2-1, while Algeria also advanced to the quarter-finals after beating Senegal 2-0 in Malabo. 

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Mandi: We are motivated]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff and defender Aissa Mandi spoke about the change of venue and the team's aspirations ahead of their CAF Africa Cup of Nations crucial match against Senegal. 

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Our regular Sunday feature takes in a Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Italian World Cup champion and a Russian midfield schemer as we preview the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Grant: Gyan's attitude is fantastic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana head coach Avram Grant praised striker Asamoah Gyan's attitude after the Black Stars' captain scored a late winner against Algeria. 

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Returning Gyan the hero as Ghana beat Algeria]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The returning Asamoah Gyan scored a late winner as Ghana overcame Algeria with a 1-0 Group C victory in Mongomo. 

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Gourcuff: Penalty miss was turning point]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff accepted a missed penalty by Tokelo Rantie proved crucial as his side stormed back to beat South Africa 3-1 in their CAF Africa Cup of Nations opener.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Algeria storm back for decisive win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria got off to a winning start in CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group C with a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph over South Africa in Mongomo.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to You!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at those footballers celebrating a birthday this week, with a Mexican Olympic gold medal winner, a living legend of French football and an old Algerian star among those turning a year older.]]>Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[The year in African football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We look back at an intriguing and successful year for African football, with Algeria and Nigeria impressing at the Brazil 2014, while ES Setif reached the summit of the continent's club football to claim a place at the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Algerian football celebrates bumper year]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reflects on a superb year for Algerian football, which included ES Setif winning the CAF Champions League and the national team impressing at Brazil 2014. ]]>Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Real Madrid turn winning run into a world title]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=real-madrid-turn-their-winning-run-into-a-world-title-2495659.htmlFIFA.com recaps the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014, where Real Madrid capped off a historic year with a 2-0 win over Cruz Azul in the final, Auckland City made history of their own and the supporters who came out to Morocco took home memories of a lifetime.

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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![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=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Setif and Sydneysiders seek redemption]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There 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=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 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=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 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