<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:32:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Socceroos, Japan hoping to avoid Korea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Korea Republic in Pot 2 of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup draw, hosts Australia and 2011 champions Japan will be keen to avoid Hong Myung-Bo's side during what is expected to be an extravagant ceremony at Sydney's Opera House on Wednesday.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Five reach Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uzbekistan, Qatar, Oman, Iran and Kuwait stormed into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but China hit a stumbling block and face a tough final game to decide their fate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[UAE, Bahrain, Saudis reach Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Six of the best World Cup play-offs ]]>//news/y=2013/m=11/news=six-the-best-world-cup-play-offs-2222431.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the classic ties that have set the standard for drama, significance and shock value.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[UAE opens arms to western Asian coaches]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=2206785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Japan shine as trio progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2191522/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[Gao: Traditions provide inspiration]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2179719/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to former China goalkeeper Gao Hong, now the head coach of China's U-16 team, who hopes to see her side qualify for next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.]]>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[Hudson, Bahrain’s main man]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/291/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com finds out more.]]>Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:37:27 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Bahraini women aiming high]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2159072/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Our Video of the Week takes you on a journey to the Middle East, where the Bahrain women’s national team are striving for greater things.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:05:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Pakistan appoint Shamlan after Bahrain stint]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/639/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Pakistan appointed Bahrain's Mohammed Shamlan as their new coach ahead of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF). 

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2105245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 May 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Statement of the FIFA President after today's AFC President election held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2067096/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 May 2013 06:48:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[West Asian duo maintain perfect run]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday’s abbreviated AFC Asian Cup matchday with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates the big winners, as 2011 semi-finalists Uzbekistan were undone on the road.]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar trio head up Asian contenders]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Asian giants face challenge in Doha]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Qatari capital Doha is set to host the AFC qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013, as teams hope for one of the three tickets to the event in September. FIFA.com previews the qualifiers.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[A new chapter for UAE]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Gulf Cup came to a spectacular close as UAE triumphed over Iraq in a 2-1 extra-time victory. FIFA.com reviews the tournament which saw Mehdi Ali's side finish as the region's premier outfit.

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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Teams prepare for Gulf Cup semi-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/198/408/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[CAN hopefuls in friendly action]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=1978420/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 31 Dec 2012 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Syrians reign supreme in West Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the highlights of the seventh edition of the WAFF Championship, and turns the spotlight on some of the teams that made their mark, most notably Syria who defied the odds to be crowned regional kings.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: October 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=1940380/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you our monthly round-up of the most recent development projects and events during October.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=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[Former champions handed tough draws]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/174/853/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=China PR, Iraq, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have been grouped together in AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifying, while Iran will join Kuwait, Thailand and Lebanon in another tough pool.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Adnan released by Roar ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/166/163/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Morocco shock favourites to lift cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/166/116/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2012 Arab Nations Cup presented its fair share of surprises, with the most prominent of which being Morocco's run into the final and their thrilling 3-1 win on penalties over Libya.

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Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Mixed fortunes for leaders in the east]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Japan, UAE grab London tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Japan and UAE reach London]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Jattal: Syria will give everything to get there]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Haitham Jattal who is attempting to guide Syria to London 2012, with his side having already claimed the scalp of continental heavyweights Japan.]]>Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye Olympic debut]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Mar 2012 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Progression celebrated in Asian media]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=3/news=progression-celebrated-asian-media-1592845.htmlFIFA.com looks at how the media and coaches have been reacting across the continent.]]>Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Ten left standing as Saudis, Bahrain fall]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=2/news=ten-left-standing-saudis-bahrain-fall-1591826.htmlWed, 29 Feb 2012 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls face moment of truth ]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=2/news=asian-hopefuls-face-moment-truth-1590848.htmlTue, 28 Feb 2012 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia's top guns ready to fire]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=2/news=asia-top-guns-ready-fire-1589112.htmlFri, 24 Feb 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Simultaneous kick-offs scheduled in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1589061/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Feb 2012 01:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for continental elite]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[New faces maintain charge for history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Japan youngsters seek to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Bahrain on the rise under Taylor]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

The influence of English coach Peter Taylor is paying off for Bahrain, who have climbed six places to 95th on the latest global ladder largely thanks to their Arab Games conquest.]]>
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 08:44:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Shocks blow open qualifying race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Feb 2012 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[East Asians look to tighten grip]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Taylor: Bahrain have a mountain to climb]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=1/news=taylor-bahrain-have-mountain-climb-1576811.htmlFIFA.com the chances of reaching Brazil 2014 are slim, the Englishman says the Gulf nation has a bright future.]]>Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian pacesetters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There were differing fortunes for the frontrunners in Asia as Australia's Central Coast Mariners were held and Qatar's Lekhwiya suffered a fourth defeat, while Brisbane Roar and Al Ain of UAE both claimed wins.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[East Asians set the tone]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 28 Nov 2011 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men