<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:24:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Bhutan's CR7 out to challenge Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=bhutan-s-cr7-out-to-challenge-asia-2608196.htmlFri, 29 May 2015 04:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Milestone success sends Bhutan soaring]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=milestone-success-sends-bhutan-soaring-2593027.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the revival of Bhutan on the global ranking after a win on their FIFA World Cup debut helped the Himalayan Kingdom move off bottom spot and on an impressive upward trajectory.]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Bhutan set sights high after historic success]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=bhutan-set-sights-high-after-historic-success-2591609.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 11:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Varied reactions across Asia after Russia 2018 draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=varied-reactions-across-asia-over-russia-2018-draw-2590780.htmlFIFA.com looks at the reaction to Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Asia, with coaches from across the continent providing their views on the looming campaign.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/asia/news/newsid=2590022/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Scorers, sensations and pass masters]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=scorers-sensations-and-pass-masters-2566212.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review.]]>Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Trio make history as Chinese Taipei recover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=trio-make-history-as-chinese-taipei-recover-2566120.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Trio eye progression as duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=quartet-eye-progression-as-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2565319.htmlWith five ties finely poised in the first round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com previews the second leg matches, with the potential for more surprise results and fairytale stories.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Modest Bhutan begin World Cup adventure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Underdogs aim to open Asian qualifying with a bang]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=underdogs-aim-to-open-asian-qualifying-with-a-bang-2557103.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia ready for first step on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=asia-ready-for-first-step-on-road-to-russia-2522561.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the six ties that will kick off qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Stephen Constantine's return to Nepal with India among the standout matches.]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows begin World Cup mission]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=world-cup-route-mapped-out-for-asian-minnows-2522325.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia, with the 12 lowest ranked countries on the continent ready to learn their fate as they take the first tentative steps on the road to Russia.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[FIFA to implement two new development programmes]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=fifa-to-implement-two-new-development-programmes-2443029.htmlTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals brings joy in July]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=7/news=live-your-goals-brings-joy-in-july-2409579.htmlAlthough July was dominated by the 2014 World Cup, it was an extremely eventful month for women’s football, with a total of 18 Live Your Goals festivals held around the globe.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![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[Afghanistan stuns India to win SAFF title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/252/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[New football turf pitches for Bhutan at Chanjiji Football Ground]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=8/news=new-football-turf-pitches-for-bhutan-chanjiji-football-ground-2159754.htmlFri, 30 Aug 2013 15:35:00 GMTArea=FIFA Quality Prog.Section=Football TurfKind=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[Korea DPR climb ninth, Equatorial Guinea fly]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=12/news=korea-dpr-climb-ninth-equatorial-guinea-fly-1966813.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2012 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=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[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[FIFA President touched by Nepal welcome ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=3/news=fifa-president-touched-nepal-welcome-1597539.htmlFri, 09 Mar 2012 11:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter concludes Bhutan visit ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=3/news=blatter-concludes-bhutan-visit-1596652.htmlThu, 08 Mar 2012 13:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[President Blatter set for Asian tour]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=3/news=president-blatter-set-for-asian-tour-1594363.htmlSun, 04 Mar 2012 20:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Chetri shines as India retain crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=10/news=fifa-awards-further-rights-for-2015-2022-1533484.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931.htmlThe AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[India reign in South Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/114/842/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=India reclaimed the South Asian Football Federation Championship with a hard-fought final victory over last year's winners, the Maldives.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=12/news=beach-soccer-lays-roots-dubai-1147298.htmlNovember 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Swedes and sequences]]>/news/y=2009/m=7/news=swedes-and-sequences-1085159.htmlWed, 29 Jul 2009 10:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Maldives run with the wind]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=5/news=maldives-run-with-the-wind-1062775.htmlThu, 28 May 2009 04:49:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Dorji: Improving one step at a time]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2009/m=4/news=dorji-improving-one-step-time-1051128.html about how football has improved in his homeland and how the Goal Project in particular has aided this development. ]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Who is the pass master?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/739/576/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sat, 12 Apr 2008 08:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Heavy blows for Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=3/news=heavy-blows-for-asian-giants-722162.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2008 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big wins in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2008/news/newsid=716549/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gamba Osaka came out on top of a seven-goal thriller on Wednesday while J-League champions Kashima Antlers strolled to another huge victory.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/703/720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Be it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/682/680/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Planet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Bhutan out of 2010 race ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=9/news=bhutan-out-2010-race-595607.htmlBhutan have decided to withdraw from the Asian qualifiers for South Africa 2010, as they cannot fulfill their fixture with Kuwait in October.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 16:57:44 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Spreading joy to all corners]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/567/197/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=From the smallest of islands to the most powerful of nations, football has the unique power to bring joy to billions of fans around the world.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[New and old take gold in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/529/158/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 May 2007 18:29:10 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet make home advantage count]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=129076/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 24 May 2007 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Japan's Urawa into Champions League quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=129041/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 May 2007 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007