<![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 08:50:24 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[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[History made in eventful African qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722.htmlKenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[African climbers begin charge for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=african-climbers-begin-charge-for-russia-2709538.htmlTue, 06 Oct 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Pirates set sail for history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=pirates-steer-for-historic-seas-2709315.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 04:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Germany up to second, Spain back in top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=germany-up-to-second-spain-back-in-top-ten-2702884.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2667929/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[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[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=executive-welcomes-progress-for-palestine-football-launches-consultation-2190697.htmlFri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Nsekera first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=nsekera-first-female-elected-the-fifa-executive-committee-2088890.htmlFri, 31 May 2013 14:54:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Emerging Africans impressing in England]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at some of the lesser-known African players making an impact in the English Premier League. ]]>Fri, 03 May 2013 09:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[North Africa dominates as group stage beckons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Apr 2013 01:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Terre des Hommes ready to help Burundi's youngsters]]>/sustainability/news/y=2013/m=3/news=terre-des-hommes-ready-help-burundi-youngsters-2023108.htmlTerres des Hommes, is looking forward to FIFA's seventh Football for Hope Centre opening in December, when the Swiss association will be partnering with Giriyuja to provide basic health services and education for Burundi's youth.

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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:42:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Female focus]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=3/news=female-focus-2025634.htmlFIFA.com presents the four candidates for the first-ever election for a female representative on the FIFA Executive Committee.]]>Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA taking its responsibilities seriously]]>/sustainability/news/y=2013/m=2/news=fifa-taking-its-responsibilities-seriously-1998020.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at what FIFA’s CSR group did over the year.]]>Wed, 06 Feb 2013 09:16:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-1977150.html2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Prizes, prodigies and a fond farewell ]]>/news/y=2012/m=12/news=prizes-prodigies-and-fond-farewell-1965367.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2012 08:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: September 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=10/news=month-fifa-development-september-2012-1787736.htmlFIFA.com shines a light on the main events and activities undertaken by FIFA to keep you abreast of development efforts around the world.]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Hosts slam doors in AFCON preliminaries]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=hosts-slam-doors-afcon-preliminaries-1651411.htmlMon, 18 Jun 2012 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Nsekera: Women want more responsibility]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=5/news=nsekera-women-want-more-responsibility-1636107.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the President of the Burundi FA Lydia Nsekera after she joined FIFA’s Executive Committee for a one-year term on Monday, an appointment to be confirmed by the FIFA Congress on Friday.]]>Tue, 22 May 2012 17:55:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2012<![CDATA[Surprises continue in Africa]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=3/news=surprises-continue-africa-1591886.htmlThu, 01 Mar 2012 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=first-roll-the-dice-for-african-hopefuls-1540248.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Expectations thrown in African whirlwind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegal and Burkina Faso were the big winners over the weekend as the pair booked passage to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, but seven groups remain up for grabs with one qualifying round to go.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/150/259/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Sep 2011 06:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Abdallah: We are not afraid of Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=abdallah-are-not-afraid-ghana-1485915.htmlMohamed 'Mazda' Abdallah, Sudan coach.]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Tricky tests ahead for Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=tricky-tests-ahead-for-ghana-1484259.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2011 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: May 2011 ]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=5/news=women-round-may-2011-1443987.htmlFIFA.com's latest women's football review.]]>Tue, 31 May 2011 06:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Swallows looking to fly higher]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 09 Mar 2011 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Europe and Africa on the march]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2010/m=9/news=europe-and-africa-the-march-1302470.htmlSpain’s lead atop of the Ranking was cut, while Germany and England climbed to third and sixth respectively. Norway, Slovakia, Montenegro and Guinea-Bissau were also significant movers.

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Wed, 15 Sep 2010 09:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Giants begin journey to 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia will get their qualifying campaigns underway with easy home games, while Congo DR and Senegal will collide in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.

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Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[African journalists train for the FIFA World Cup]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=5/news=african-journalists-train-for-the-fifa-world-cup-1208152.htmlAs part of a programme run by the AFP Foundation and financed by FIFA, some 270 African sports journalists, editors and photographers attended a training programme which concluded on 5 May 2010.

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Mon, 10 May 2010 19:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2010]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=4/news=women-round-april-2010-1201361.htmlFIFA.com's latest monthly review details the latest developments in FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying and the start of the second WPS season.

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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Trophy Tour touches down in Burundi]]>/news/y=2009/m=11/news=trophy-tour-touches-down-burundi-1131080.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2009 16:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=Trophy Tour 2010<![CDATA[Trophy Tour reaches Lusaka]]>/news/y=2009/m=11/news=trophy-tour-reaches-lusaka-1130352.htmlSun, 08 Nov 2009 16:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=Trophy Tour 2010<![CDATA[Women's round-up: July 2009]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=7/news=women-round-july-2009-1084534.html FIFA.com takes you on a tour of all the happenings in the women's game during the month of July, including joy for LA Sol and Abby Wambach.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2009 18:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Burundi's Nsekera wins IOC award]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=3/news=burundi-nsekera-wins-ioc-award-1035789.htmlMon, 09 Mar 2009 11:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>/sustainability/news/y=2008/m=10/news=culture-foot-solidaire-protecting-youth-920094.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Joy and pain in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Joy for Africa's winning trio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=joy-for-africa-winning-trio-909987.html There were celebrations for three teams in African qualifying on Sunday, as Burkina Faso, Egypt and Guinea all secured first place in their groups.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2008 21:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[D-day in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 12 Oct 2008 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Fairy tale endings still open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=all-play-for-africa-904754.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™