<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 08:01:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Quintet of stars light up Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![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=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Egypt, Nigeria target qualifying revivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/484/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 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=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![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[Chelsea sign youngster Traore]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Déjà vu amid African drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=deja-amid-african-drama-2227104.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ghana, Algeria complete African repeat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ghana-algeria-complete-african-repeat-2226123.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 21:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Algeria strike to sneak through]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=algeria-strike-sneak-through-2225274.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 20:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[90 minutes to go in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=minutes-africa-2223766.htmlFri, 15 Nov 2013 03:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Stallions hitting full stride]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=stallions-hitting-full-stride-2204041.htmlFIFA.com talks to FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cup veteran Saidou Panandetiguiri about their turnaround and shot at history.]]>Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African repeat remains on the cards]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=african-repeat-remains-the-cards-2195476.htmlThe CAF nations that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup stayed on course for Brazil 2014 with Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria recording victories, while Burkina Faso also won and Cameroon earned a hard-fought draw.

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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso win first-leg]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=cote-ivoire-burkina-faso-win-first-leg-2195278.htmlCôte d'Ivoire beat Senegal 3-1 and Aristide Bance missed a first-half penalty but converted one in the second half to give Burkina Faso a 3-2 victory over Algeria in the first-legs of their FIFA World Cup™ play-offs.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Kwambe confident of Nigeria's chances]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=kwambe-confident-nigeria-chances-2194186.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African hopefuls two games from Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=african-hopefuls-two-games-from-brazil-2193484.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Arab rivals avoid each other]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=مواجهات-عربية-عربية-الدور-الحاسم-2174867.htmlFIFA.com has the details.]]>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:15:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Play-off draw brings high drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=live-african-play-off-draw-2174592.htmlMon, 16 Sep 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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[Igesund: South Africa must focus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=igesund-south-africa-must-focus-2167853.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2167539/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![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[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[No changes in the top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=5/news=changes-the-top-ten-2075791.htmlWith few games this month there were no changes in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking's top ten, but Honduras are into the top 50, while Belgium reached their highest-ever placing and Switzerland are up to 14th.

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Thu, 09 May 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Drama as Ivorians advance, Setif progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/205/411/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A goal right at the death saw the unfancied Sewe San Pedro of Côte d'Ivoire survive a defeat against Al-Hilal of Sudan and progress in the CAF Champions League on away goals, while Entene Setif also make it into the last-16.

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Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:44:00 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[Nigeria snatch point, Elephants cruise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=nigeria-snatch-point-elephants-cruise-2044379.htmlNigeria waited until the last minute of stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw with Kenya in African FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, while Côte d'Ivoire beat Gambia 3-0 and Burkina Faso won 4-0 against Niger.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:34:00 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[Pitroipa and Stallions hoping to kick on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=pitroipa-and-stallions-hoping-kick-2039573.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Stallions take big leap forward]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=2/news=stallions-take-big-leap-forward-2015672.htmlThu, 21 Feb 2013 06:43:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[AFCON finalists leave their mark]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=2/news=afcon-finalists-leave-their-mark-2011917.htmlThu, 14 Feb 2013 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Under African skies]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2010396/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s showcases the closing ceremony of AFCON 2013.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Super Eagles soar all the way to Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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<![CDATA[Burkinabe depart South Africa with heads high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Nigeria claim third Cup of Nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in the hard-fought conclusion of the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations courtesy of Sunday Mba's first-half strike to become champions of Africa for the third time.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Nigeria wary of 'amazing' Stallions]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the continental decider.]]>Fri, 08 Feb 2013 04:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Put: I always knew we could do it]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Centurions, landmarks and drought breaking]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Burkina Faso hold nerve to reach final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[West Africa strikes back]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2001015/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Pitroipa heads Burkina into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Unfancied Burkina Faso will play a CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-final outside their own country for the first time following an extra-time win over Togo. Jonathan Pitroipa headed the winner in the first period of extra-time.

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Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Burkina blow as Traore sidelined]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Burkina Faso's march to the CAF Africa Cup of Nations last eight has come at a major price, with star player Alain Traore sustaining a muscle injury that rules him out of the rest of the competition.

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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Quartets, shock exits and a wonder goal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with unforeseen cup eliminations in England and Africa.]]>Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Burkina Faso draw eliminates holders Zambia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Burkina Faso breeze past Ethiopia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Burkina Faso ended a 19-game wait for a win at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations win, with Alain Traore scoring twice in a 4-0 win over Ethiopia, despite being down to ten men.

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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Who will win the CAF Africa Cup of Nations?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There have been some surprising results at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, with Burkina Faso and Ethiopia snatching draws in the group stages. FIFA.com wants to know who you think will win the tournament. 

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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013