<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTThu, 14 Jan 2016 08:50:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Nov 2015 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Advantage Mazembe ahead of home leg]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Congo 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Although 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Sudanese hopes hit snag]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Local rivals eye home comforts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sudan'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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[USM Alger through, holders in trouble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mazembe icons aiming for history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Alger, Mazembe score crucial wins]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 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
<![CDATA[Setif rebound, Alger stay perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[African upstarts try to maintain momentum]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at this weekend's matches.]]>Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Sudanese clubs start strong]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/265/406/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Africa's last eight get underway in Champions League]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/265/317/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2648193.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, including Lina Nilsson, Islam SlimaniJavier Pastore and many more.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 23:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2603546.htmlSun, 10 May 2015 08:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[History made in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 May 2015 01:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerians on brink of history]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/122/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 May 2015 16:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[The tightest league in the world]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/259/358/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com hears from a series of the division's coaches about this remarkable situation.]]>Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Algerian trio stay on track]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[African minnows try to stay in the hunt]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/259/149/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Gourcuff: This team in blossoming]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his first few months in charge of Les Fennecs.]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2569335.htmlSun, 22 Mar 2015 08:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Mixed time for South African clubs]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/256/556/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Southern sides size up North African favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/255/780/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at their chances.]]>Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[North Africa impress early]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015