<![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 14:24:01 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 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[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]]>http://www.fifa.com/asia/news/newsid=2590319/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 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[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[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[Friendship and thrills in Caju]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=friendship-and-thrills-in-caju-2398855.htmlFIFA.com recaps as incalculable fun was had and countless friends were made.]]>Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:22:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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[Thai talents rock the region]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the Men's Football Tournament of the 2013 SEA Games, which saw a host of young players emerge and Thailand crowed champions. ]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Speed, shocks and six shooters ]]>/news/y=2013/m=6/news=speed-shocks-and-six-shooters-2102899.htmlLandmark triumphs for Pasching and Basel, a €57 million transfer fee at Barcelona, six-goal heroes in Ecuador and Cambodia and a record-breaking goal for Lukas Podolski, feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:21:59 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[150,000 young people to benefit in 2013]]>/sustainability/news/y=2013/m=2/news=150-000-young-people-benefit-2013-2017821.htmlWed, 27 Feb 2013 12:29:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=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[Thai events educate and excite]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=1713399/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Football brings hope to Cambodia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=9/news=football-brings-hope-cambodia-1701050.htmlFIFA TV and FIFA.com introduce the organisation.]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:42:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![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[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[Futsal review: June-August]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=9/news=futsal-review-june-august-1507186.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy period of activity in the world of Futsal which saw new club champions crowned in Asia and Europe's pathway to the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup laid out.]]>Thu, 08 Sep 2011 07:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Leaders maintain winning form]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s review of action across Asia and Oceania takes in Japan and Korea Republic, where there was more good news for the competition frontrunners, as well as a look at Uzbekistan, Iran, Cambodia and New Zealand.]]>Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites progress as stars shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-progress-stars-shine-1467720.htmlThe first round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil has been completed, seeing a barrel-load of goals scored around Asia, with the likes of big-guns Vietnam being joined by first-time qualifiers Philippines.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Stern tests for Asian hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=stern-tests-for-asian-hopefuls-1466177.htmlThe chance to mix with Asia's big guns is up for grabs this weekend, with 16 of the continent's minnows battling it out in the second legs of the preliminary qualifying round.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Preliminary journey kicks off in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=preliminary-journey-kicks-off-asia-1464834.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action.]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Vietnam convince on preliminary road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=vietnam-convince-preliminary-road-1464808.htmlWed, 29 Jun 2011 21:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sixteen hopefuls embark on Brazil path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=sixteen-hopefuls-embark-brazil-path-1463106.htmlAsia's lowest-ranked teams are set to begin continental qualifying for the 2014 tournament, with Sri Lanka-Philippines, Bangladesh-Pakistan and Malaysia-Chinese Taipei among the most appetising matches on the menu.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Kicked off the streets]]>/sustainability/news/y=2011/m=4/news=kicked-off-the-streets-1418529.htmlStreet children in Cambodia are being offered a route out of poverty and the threat of human-trafficking with the help of an unlikely football-loving benefactor.

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Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:01:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Cambodia scale new heights]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=3/news=cambodia-scale-new-heights-1408816.htmlDespite a history peppered with disappointments, Cambodia have been making steady progress and consequently now sit at an all-time high position of 154th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:43:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![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[Egypt back in the top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2010/m=11/news=egypt-back-the-top-ten-1335562.htmlWed, 17 Nov 2010 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Laos, Philippines reach ASEAN Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/132/562/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Laos and Philippines secured the final two berths at the 2010 ASEAN Cup after qualifying for the eight-nation tournament at the expense of Cambodia and Timor Leste.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2010 01:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Third title for Phnom Penh Crown]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/129/006/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Phnom Penh Crown has secured the Cambodian championship with a 4-3 victory over Royal Sword at the Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium.

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Mon, 23 Aug 2010 01:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: January 2010]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=1/news=women-round-january-2010-1163125.htmlSuccesses for Japan, New Zealand, Arsenal and Turbine Potsdam and continued transfer activity dominate the first women's review of the year.

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Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Cambodia build for a bright future]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/115/013/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Cambodian football is slowly but surely building momentum both domestically and internationally, as national coach Scott O’Donell told FIFA.com.

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Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:15:00 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[Women's game on the move in south-east Asia]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=6/news=women-game-the-move-south-east-asia-1075791.html A com-unity seminar held in Vientiane, Laos, last month is set to help kick-start women's football in the region.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[From killing fields to playing fields]]>/sustainability/news/y=2009/m=5/news=from-killing-fields-playing-fields-1055563.htmlFri, 08 May 2009 09:30:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Cambodia welcomes the world of women's football]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=3/news=cambodia-welcomes-the-world-women-football-1041068.htmlWed, 25 Mar 2009 14:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Sao: We want quality]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2009/m=2/news=sao-want-quality-1013891.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2009 17:21:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Drogba or Eto'o? You decide...]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/766/345/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 May 2008 13:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Mine risks outlined in Cambodia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2008/m=4/news=mine-risks-outlined-cambodia-730788.htmlFri, 04 Apr 2008 08:42:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News