<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:58:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Long-term absentees make triumphant returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=long-term-absentees-make-triumphant-returns-2919837.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify in Africa?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=who-can-qualify-in-africa-2918834.htmlThe third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws to a close this weekend, with three of the five berths at next year’s tournament still to be determined. 

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Five factors behind Egypt’s successful campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=five-factors-behind-egypt-s-successful-campaign-2912190.htmlAfter the Pharaohs secured a long-awaited return to the FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com looks at five factors that proved critical to Egypt’s successful qualification for Russia 2018.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa's penultimate joust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-s-penultimate-joust-2910263.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to this weekend's fifth round of fixtures in Africa where tickets to Russia 2018 are up for grabs.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nigerians-on-the-brink-big-guns-out-in-the-cold-2907177.htmlFIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Appiah: Anything is still possible]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=appiah-anything-is-still-possible-2904840.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Migne’s seven steps to becoming a wizard]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=migne-s-seven-steps-to-becoming-a-wizard-2901072.htmlFIFA.com through the seven lessons that he learned from his former master Claude Le Roy.]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights for sub-Saharan Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-awards-2017-2018-media-rights-for-sub-saharan-africa-2878204.htmlFollowing an open tender process for 42 territories in sub-Saharan Africa, FIFA has granted media rights for 2017-2018 –including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup – to five major broadcasting entities in the region.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763.htmlNigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809.htmlCameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[African eight set for U-17 finals]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-eight-set-for-u-17-finals-2840080.htmlWed, 05 Oct 2016 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Lechantre: Africa no longer has small teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lechantre-africa-no-longer-has-small-teams-2823288.html FIFA.com hears from Congo coach Pierre Lechantre who says Les Diables Rouges have a realistic chance of achieving breakthrough qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Appiah: Ghana can make Russia 2018 semis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=appiah-ghana-can-make-russia-2018-semis-2821611.htmlFIFA.com that the Black Stars are capable of winning through to the semi-finals at Russia 2018.]]>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Oniangue spreading happiness for club and country]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=oniangue-spreading-happiness-for-club-and-country-2782245.htmlCongo and Reims midfielder Prince Oniangue speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's success so far in Russia 2018 qualifiers and gives his philosophy on life that seems to life everyone around him.

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Five things to watch in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=five-things-to-watch-in-afcon-qualifying-2771564.htmlFIFA.com profiles the big stories ahead of this week's CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Melting-pot Angers take Ligue 1 by storm]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=melting-pot-angers-take-ligue-1-by-storm-2769409.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054.htmlTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[June draw for third round of African Zone qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=june-draw-for-third-round-of-african-zone-qualifiers-2733952.htmlFIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952.htmlNigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Magic hour for maiden quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=magic-hour-for-maiden-quartet-2709825.htmlFIFA.com looks back at that fateful day.]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Chile climb eighth, Austria achieve personal best]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=chile-climb-eighth-austria-achieve-personal-best-2675057.htmlChile and England have swapped places in the top ten on the global ladder, while Austria and Congo have reached their highest all-time positions.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Algerians on brink of history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/122/4/index.htmlFri, 01 May 2015 16:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerian trio stay on track]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/259/222/3/index.htmlMon, 20 Apr 2015 02:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[African minnows try to stay in the hunt]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/259/149/7/index.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/255/2/index.htmlEgypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/177/0/index.htmlFri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Historic hosts crash party in Africa]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=historic-hosts-crash-return-party-in-africa-2569547.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Senegal seal final African spot at New Zealand 2015]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=senegal-seal-final-african-spot-at-new-zealand-2015-2565172.htmlSat, 14 Mar 2015 19:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Italy in, Spain out of top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=3/news=italy-in-spain-out-of-top-ten-2557485.htmlThu, 12 Mar 2015 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Flying Eagles soar past Congo, secure spot in New Zealand]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=flying-eagles-soar-past-congo-secure-spot-in-new-zealand-2557658.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 18:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[African hopefuls out to claim final U-20 places]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=african-hopefuls-out-to-claim-final-u-20-places-2555712.htmlSat, 07 Mar 2015 07:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Africans, Asians make huge leaps]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=2/news=africans-asians-make-huge-leaps-2522971.htmlThu, 12 Feb 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Brave Elephants fulfil their promise]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=2/news=brave-elephants-fulfil-their-promise-2522219.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a dramatic and finely balanced CAF Africa Cup of Nations which saw Côte d’Ivoire finally win a second continental title in emotional fashion, topping Ghana at the end of an impressive run of form.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Le Roy: I’m in love with Africa]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/251/298/8/index.htmlFri, 30 Jan 2015 15:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![CDATA[Shocks, streaks, derbies and devils ]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=shocks-streaks-derbies-and-devils-2512028.htmlDe Klassieker, Korea Republic, Congo and table-topping Lyon.]]>Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Black Eagles' draw enough to ascend Africa's summit]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/247/012/2/index.htmlA north African team has won the continent's biggest club competition for the tenth time in the last 14 years as Algeria's ES Setif triumphed over AS Vita Club on away goals.

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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 16:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Le Roy's Red Devils heating up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=10/news=le-roy-s-red-devils-heating-up-2454730.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2014 03:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News