<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 23 Apr 2016 00:02:00 GMTSat, 23 Apr 2016 00:02:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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<![CDATA[Algerians crash Congolese party]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/244/542/4/index.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2014 02:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Home sides confident of comebacks]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/244/431/6/index.htmlFri, 26 Sep 2014 06:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Home sides claim opening advantage]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/244/255/4/index.htmlMon, 22 Sep 2014 00:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Shocks, strikers and crammed stands]]>/news/y=2014/m=9/news=shocks-strikers-and-crammed-stands-2437638.htmlWed, 10 Sep 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Draws leave leaders smiling in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/639/1/index.htmlSun, 24 Aug 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Semi-finalists jockey for position]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/455/8/index.htmlFri, 22 Aug 2014 06:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Congo DR leads the way to last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/938/6/index.htmlMon, 11 Aug 2014 01:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Crunch weekend in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/785/6/index.htmlFri, 08 Aug 2014 04:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[North African favourites on the brink]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/240/846/5/index.htmlMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Holders Ahly stunned as north Africa shines]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/621/3/index.htmlFive teams from the Mediterranean region advanced to the eight-team group stage in the CAF Champions League, but two-time defending champions Al Ahly were unable to get past their Libyan namesakes.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Powerful trio eye comebacks in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/505/5/index.htmlFri, 28 Mar 2014 03:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Big boys struggle on the road]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/249/0/index.htmlMon, 24 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Tough trips ahead for African favourites]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=tough-trips-ahead-for-african-favourites-2300708.htmlFri, 21 Mar 2014 08:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African giants enter the fray]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/228/509/3/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Nine Club World Cups to remember]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=nine-club-world-cups-remember-2241817.htmlFIFA.com has delved into the past for a tournament-by-tournament look at each of the nine editions of the tournament to date.]]>Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Déjà vu amid African drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=deja-amid-african-drama-2227104.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ahly overcome all obstacles to reach Morocco]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ahly-overcome-all-obstacles-reach-morocco-2222112.htmlMon, 11 Nov 2013 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Budget-buy Cedrick setting Spain alight]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=9/news=budget-buy-cedrick-right-song-2181544.htmlFIFA.com hears from Cedrick, a Congolese winger who has been one of the revelations of the Spanish season for Real Betis - despite costing the Seville outfit just €1.20.]]>Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2013/2014<![CDATA[Pirates push through as Leopards fall]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=pirates-push-through-leopards-fall-2179086.htmlMon, 23 Sep 2013 07:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013