<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 20 Jul 2014 17:32:00 GMTSun, 20 Jul 2014 21:27:51 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Lesotho clip Kenya, Benin beat Malawi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lesotho beat Kenya 1-0, which puts the Harambee Stars' hopes of qualifying for their first CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 11 years in jeopardy, while West Bromwich Albion star Stephane Sessegnon scored to give Benin a 1-0 win over Malawi.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[World Cup inspiration for Kenya]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/627/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Sessegnon buoys Benin, Malawi win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 18 May 2014 10:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2247244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Baines scores brace, Saints stun Liverpool]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Liverpool's bright start to the English Premier League season came to an end after losing at home to Southampton, while Everton came from behind twice to win 3-2 at West Ham United. 

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 16:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![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[West Brom break bank to sign Sessegnon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Stephane Sessegnon has joined West Bromwich Albion on a three-year contract from Sunderland with a club-record transfer to secure the Benin striker's services.

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Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![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[Salah keeps Egypt cruising, Togo triumph]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=salah-treble-keeps-egypt-cruising-2104974.htmlMohamed Salah's hat-trick for Egypt in their 4-2 win in Zimbabwe has put the Pharaohs on the brink of the final round of African qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, while Togo earned a big win over Cameroon.

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Sun, 09 Jun 2013 15:29:00 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[Arsenal go third as QPR, Reading remain on the brink]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Arsenal capitalised on their numerical advantage when Steve Sidwell was sent off in the 12th minute to earn a 1-0 win at Fulham, while Queens Park Rangers and Reading both lost to further slip into the relegation zone.

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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Egypt leads African charge after fourth title]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u20worldcup/turkey2013/news/newsid=2051466/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Apr 2013 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Menessou and Benin set sights on history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=menessou-and-benin-set-sights-history-2045105.htmlFIFA.com chat with Benin defender Arsene Menessou as the Squirrels hunt breakthrough qualification for the FIFA World Cup.™]]>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:08:00 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[Glory within reach for African finalists]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Pote: Brazil is still a long way off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=pote-brazil-still-long-way-off-2018285.htmlFIFA.com chatted exclusively with striker Mickael Pote, who dreams of reaching the showpiece event.]]>Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![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[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[Hosts slam doors in AFCON preliminaries]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Late goals go North Africa's way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=late-goals-north-africa-way-1647153.htmlLibya and Egypt both secured dramatic late wins on Sunday as Africa's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group stage continued in thrilling fashion.

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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=crunch-clashes-come-early-africa-1645513.htmlFIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Bafana falter on day of frustration]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=bafana-falter-day-frustration-1643497.htmlIt was a tough day for strikers in Africa as Bafana Bafana were held at home by Ethiopia, Nigeria just earned a win and no side managed more than a single goal.

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714.htmlThu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Amoros: We can be next African surprise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=amoros-can-next-african-surprise-1641397.htmlWed, 30 May 2012 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Draws aplenty and one major surprise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the weekend action in the CAF Champions League, where eight of 15 matches ended in draws and Berekum Chelsea of Ghana produced the stand-out result of the round.]]>Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Football and the net, a virtual match]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Surprises continue in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Mar 2012 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Congo DR take advantage, Nigeria held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cape Verde Islands and Congo DR secured vital away wins over Madagascar and Seychelles in CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2013 qualifying, while Nigeria and Ethiopia were held to goalless draws with Rwanda and Benin respectively.

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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 04 Feb 2012 03:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Amoros named new Benin coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Toure brothers lift Côte d’Ivoire]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Kolo and Yaya Toure both scored to seal a 2-1 win for Côte d’Ivoire over Burundi, completing their perfect run in 2012 CAF African Cup of Nations qualifying, while Rwanda were boosted by a 1-0 win over Benin.

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Sun, 09 Oct 2011 19:36:00 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[Niger edge closer, Uganda stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Niger edged closer to qualifying for next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a win over South Africa, while Uganda lost to Angola and Nigeria beat Madagascar.

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Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Burkinabe through, Egypt crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Burkina Faso booked their place at the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while defending champions Egypt crashed out to Sierra Leone.

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Sat, 03 Sep 2011 21:26:00 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[Nigeria, South Africa walk Olympic tightrope]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1453886/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria and South Africa both face must-win fixtures against Tanzania and Benin respectively as they attempt to maintain their hopes of reaching London 2012.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Tanzania shock again, southern teams struggle]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1447781/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Ivorians qualify as Egypt stumble again]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire joined co-hosts Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and Botswana as qualifiers for the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while seven-time champions Egypt saw their hopes virtually ended after a draw against South Africa.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2011 23:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ndah Francois: The game is for everybody]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/womensworldcup/germany2011/news/newsid=1422963/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks to Rosalie Tempa Ndah Francois, who will officiate at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™, which is one of many projects the busy Benin national is involved with.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Sudan-Egypt pick of Olympic draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The draw for the second round of men's African qualifying matches for London 2012 took place today at CAF's headquarters in Cairo, seeing Egypt paired together with north-eastern neighbours Sudan in one of eight ties.

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Ghana spirits rise, Nigeria rout Ethiopia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Drogba: We must win for our troubled people]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte D'Ivoire captain Didier Drogba has called for his side to win tomorrow's CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin to help bring the country's people together amidst political turmoil.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Gambia’s withdrawal sends Benin through ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1405188/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Benin have qualified for the second round of CAF qualifiers for the Men’s Olympic Tournament London 2012 after Gambia this week withdrew from the competition.

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Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Moroccan clubs maintain charge]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/138/271/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Morocco's three-club presence at the CAF Confederation Cup remained intact after the both their sides competing in the first round qualified, but Difaa al-Jadida cut it finer than Moghreb Fes, relying on a last-minute goal.

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Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Cameroon stumble in busy day of qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The latest round of 2012 African Nations Cup qualifiers saw Cameroon stumble at home, Côte d'Ivoire maintain their perfect start and Morocco claim their first points.

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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Future uncertain for PSG pair]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guillaume Hoarau and Stephane Sessegnon have admitted they do not know if they will still be Paris Saint-Germain players when the 2010/11 season gets underway.

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Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News