<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:57:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Nigeria triumph, South Africa, Zambia held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria made a winning start, Zimbabwe created an upset, and South Africa and Zambia were held at home as the first matchday of CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying continued Saturday.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[African giants look to make winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt and Qatar shine in friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Mendonca unbolts the Bernabeu fortress]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how arch-enemies Atletico Madrid extinguished the run and hears from the story's hero.]]>Sat, 07 Mar 2015 10:50:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Mali miracle astounds crestfallen Angola]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We recall one of football's most remarkable comebacks. The opening match of the 2010 CAF Africa Cup of Nations saw Mali peg back hosts Angola, who led 4-0 with 11 minutes left.

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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:47:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![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=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Egypt, Nigeria target qualifying revivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/245/484/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Cameroon rout Ivorians, Ghana edge Togo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A new look Cameroon team continued a great start to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by thrashing star-stacked Côte d'Ivoire, while Nigeria forced a goalless draw in Cape Town against South Africa. 

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=valcke-will-help-africa-improve-2313785.htmlThu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Raja, Enyimba crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Favourites stumble out of the gate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Young Africans upset Ahly, Esperance win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[African giants enter the fray]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Ahly overcome all obstacles to reach Morocco]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ahly-overcome-all-obstacles-reach-morocco-2222112.htmlMon, 11 Nov 2013 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Tshosane and Ferrin leave roles]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Stanley Tshosane has left his role as coach of Botswana, while Uruguayan Gustavo Ferrin has quit as Angola coach. Both have paid the price for failing to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup African play-offs.

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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Siblings who went their separate ways ]]>/news/y=2013/m=9/news=siblings-who-went-their-separate-ways-2182037.htmlThere have been several cases of siblings choosing to represent different countries in football, and FIFA.com takes a look at a few examples of this phenomenon from past and present. 

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:22:58 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Pirates push through as Leopards fall]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=pirates-push-through-leopards-fall-2179086.htmlMon, 23 Sep 2013 07:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Pirates, Leopards vie for final spot]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=pirates-leopards-vie-for-final-spot-2177165.htmlFri, 20 Sep 2013 08:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Disciplinary proceedings opened against Liberia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=9/news=disciplinary-proceedings-opened-against-liberia-2176876.htmlThu, 19 Sep 2013 16:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Semi-final picture almost complete]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=semi-final-picture-almost-complete-2174438.htmlMon, 16 Sep 2013 07:31:46 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Four-goal Ahly win derby]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=four-goal-ahly-win-derby-2174434.htmlTitle-holders Al-Ahly made a statement to the rest of the CAF Champions League teams with an emphatic 4-2 victory in the Egyptian derby over Zamalek leaving Group A wide open, while Esperance topped Group B. 

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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2013/m=9/news=happy-birthday-you-2174253.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the footballing faces who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Eidur Gudjohnsen and Simone Perrotta.]]>Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:06:55 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Cairo derby highlights penultimate round]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=cairo-derby-highlights-penultimate-group-match-2172728.htmlFri, 13 Sep 2013 06:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 08 Sep 2013 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[North African sides show true colours]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=north-african-sides-show-true-colours-2166064.htmlMon, 02 Sep 2013 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Make or break time in Africa]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=make-break-time-africa-2159262.htmlFri, 30 Aug 2013 06:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Buccaneers continue to raid, Ahly revive]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=buccaneers-continue-raid-ahly-revive-2153999.htmlMon, 19 Aug 2013 01:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Sluggish giants take to the road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Aug 2013 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Surprises continue in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 05 Aug 2013 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Favourites look to take control]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=favourites-look-take-control-2147730.htmlFri, 02 Aug 2013 05:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Burundi make history in CHAN qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/214/116/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites stumble as group stage starts]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/morocco2013/news/newsid=2138592/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Jul 2013 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Last eight begin final tilt in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/morocco2013/news/newsid=2137638/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 18 Jul 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Burkina Faso, Gabon and Uganda boost hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=burkina-faso-gabon-and-uganda-boost-hopes-2110094.htmlSat, 15 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[South Africa, Ethiopia race hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=south-africa-ethiopia-race-hots-2104783.htmlVictory for Ethiopia in Botswana saw the race in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group A, as a win for South Africa kept the race tight at the top, while Tunisia secured a late point and Côte d'Ivoire won in Gambia.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2013/m=5/news=happy-birthday-you-2084683.htmlIn our weekly birthday feature FIFA.com looks ahead to footballing stars set to celebrate over the next seven days, this week including three veterans of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ and one of beach soccer's greats.

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Sun, 26 May 2013 11:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Cairo giants square off in CAF Champions League]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/207/922/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The CAF Champions League group stage draw was held Tuesday in Cairo to determine the placement of the eight teams vying for the African club crown, and Cario rivals Al Ahly and Zamalek were both drawn into Group A.

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Tue, 14 May 2013 18:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Egyptian duo advance amid thrills]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 May 2013 06:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Pressure is on in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 May 2013 04:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Zamalek, Mazembe stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/206/219/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Zamalek were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Ethiopian side Saint George in the Round of 16 of Africa's biggest club competition, which also saw a defeat for TP Mazembe and away draws by Al Ahly and Esperance.

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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News