<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 12:41:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[A new champion and a debutant in Africa]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-champion-and-a-debutant-in-africa-2782507.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![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[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[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[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 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[Magic hour for maiden quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=magic-hour-for-maiden-quartet-2709825.htmlFIFA.com looks back at that fateful day.]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![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[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/255/2/index.htmlEgypt'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]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/177/0/index.htmlFri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mendonca unbolts the Bernabeu fortress]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=mendonca-unbolts-the-bernabeu-fortress-2555887.htmlFIFA.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]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=mali-miracle-astounds-crestfallen-angola-2504305.htmlWe 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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=12/news=football-christmas-presents-986316.htmlFIFA.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[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[Favourites stumble out of the gate]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/229/221/0/index.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 15:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[African giants enter the fray]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/228/509/3/index.htmlFIFA.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[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[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]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=sluggish-giants-take-the-road-2152920.htmlFri, 16 Aug 2013 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Surprises continue in Africa]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=surprises-continue-africa-2148556.htmlMon, 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[Favourites stumble as group stage starts]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=favourites-stumble-group-stage-starts-2138592.htmlMon, 22 Jul 2013 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Last eight begin final tilt in Africa]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=last-eight-begin-final-tilt-africa-2137638.htmlThu, 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[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[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[Egyptian duo advance amid thrills]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=5/news=egyptian-duo-advance-amid-thrills-2074430.htmlMon, 06 May 2013 06:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Pressure is on in Africa]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=5/news=pressure-africa-2072897.htmlFri, 03 May 2013 04:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Zamalek, Mazembe stumble]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=zamalek-mazembe-stumble-2062191.htmlZamalek 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
<![CDATA[Tricky away tests for African giants]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=tricky-away-tests-for-african-giants-2060457.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2013 16:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639.htmlThe last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Eventful weekend for North Africa's hopefuls]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=eventful-weekend-for-north-africa-hopefuls-2034340.htmlMon, 18 Mar 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Big boys join the fight]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=big-boys-join-the-fight-2029907.htmlThu, 14 Mar 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Super Eagles soar all the way to Brazil]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=super-eagles-soar-all-the-way-brazil-2010112.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a fascinating 23 days in South Africa.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013