<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTThu, 14 Jan 2016 09:00:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[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[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2581159/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![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[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[Said brothers shoulder Brunei's hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com/asia/news/newsid=2556906/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at a pair of brothers who shoulder much of Brunei Darussalam’s hopes as they seek milestone success in this week’s opening to Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:42:00 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[Myanmar, Laos top regional quintet]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/941/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=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[Thai events educate and excite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=thai-events-educate-and-excite-1713399.htmlTue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Malaysia maintain regional supremacy]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/154/605/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Regenass: We have strong principles]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=10/news=regenass-have-strong-principles-1528544.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Thierry Regenass, FIFA's Director of Member Associations and Development, about governmental interference in football and the measures which the sport’s governing body can take.]]>Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AssociationsKind=News<![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[QAF secure third successive title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/117/328/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=QAF FC collected their third successive league title in the Brunei Premier League by defeating AH United 2-0.

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Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Key decisions reached in Rio]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2009/m=9/news=key-decisions-reached-rio-1109930.html The FIFA Executive Committee, chaired by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, discussed a range of topics today and took a number of decisions.

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Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release
<![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[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[22 new Goal projects approved - four associations to receive first project]]>/development/news/y=2008/m=2/news=new-goal-projects-approved-four-associations-receive-first-project-684611.html]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2008 11:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=Release<![CDATA[Quartet make home advantage count]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=5/news=quartet-make-home-advantage-count-129076.htmlThu, 24 May 2007 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Frontale make history as trio progress]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=5/news=frontale-make-history-trio-progress-128249.htmlThu, 10 May 2007 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Quartet edge closer to last eight]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=quartet-edge-closer-last-eight-127417.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2007 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Eastern duo lead the way]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=124090/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Shandong & Al Wahda set the standard]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=shandong-wahda-set-the-standard-123579.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2007 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Ecstasy for east Asians]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=122701/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Giantkillers emerge as favourites fall]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=giantkillers-emerge-favourites-fall-113860.htmlThu, 22 Mar 2007 12:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Asian celebration for Sydney]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=asian-celebration-for-sydney-112921.htmlThu, 08 Mar 2007 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Aussies bolster Asian field]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=aussies-bolster-asian-field-112768.htmlTue, 06 Mar 2007 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Italy oust Brazil to take top spot]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2007/m=2/news=italy-oust-brazil-take-top-spot-111685.htmlAzzurri.]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:35:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA mourns Abdullah Khalid Al Dabal]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2007/m=1/news=fifa-mourns-abdullah-khalid-dabal-110649.html]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2007 17:29:00 GMTArea=AF - FederationSection=FederationKind=News<![CDATA[Big guns meet in final four]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/109/928/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 17 Jan 2007 22:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Japan and Australia avoid the big guns]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/108/807/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Dec 2006 18:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Western trio monopolise medals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/108/786/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Dec 2006 03:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Women take first steps to Beijing]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/womensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=108012/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Women's Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008<![CDATA[AFC reveal list of nominees]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/107/686/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Joy for Bahrain and Uzbekistan]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/107/656/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 16 Nov 2006 12:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Asian eyes on Canada]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2006/m=10/news=asian-eyes-canada-107000.htmlFri, 27 Oct 2006 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U20 World Cup Canada 2007<![CDATA[Surprise names in AFC final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2006/m=10/news=surprise-names-afc-final-106820.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2006 11:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006<![CDATA[Final hopes in the balance]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2006/m=10/news=final-hopes-the-balance-106779.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2006 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006<![CDATA[World champions closing in on Brazil]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2006/m=10/news=world-champions-closing-brazil-106778.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2006 09:48:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Surprise packages crash to earth]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2006/m=9/news=surprise-packages-crash-earth-106423.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2006 20:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006<![CDATA[Upstarts set for final push]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2006/m=9/news=upstarts-set-for-final-push-106356.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2006 19:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006<![CDATA[Underdogs and old friends meet in semis]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2006/m=9/news=underdogs-and-old-friends-meet-semis-106355.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to what we can expect.]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2006 19:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2006<![CDATA[Big guns keen to get the job done]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/105/979/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Sep 2006 12:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Shao Jiayi: Solidarity key to victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/105/803/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2006 09:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News