<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 18 Feb 2015 17:30:00 GMTMon, 23 Feb 2015 17:19:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Bony: I'm ready for my chance with City]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wilfried Bony hopes he can hit the ground running at Manchester City by continuing his fine scoring record against Newcastle United this weekend.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[African teens chase ticket to Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=african-teens-chase-ticket-to-chile-2523948.htmlFri, 13 Feb 2015 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 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[Relief, disbelief, a starlet and spot-kicks]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bony: There is nothing like national team success]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Côte d’Ivoire's continental triumph, consoling Andre Ayew after the final and the future for Les Elephants.]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Ivorians rejoice as Elephants return home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A million ecstatic Ivorians flocked to the streets of Abidjan on Monday to welcome home the national football squad after its nail-biting victory over Ghana in the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations final, police said.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Brave Elephants fulfil their promise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Renard dedicates title to Ivorian people]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire crowned kings of Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the decisive goal as Côte d'Ivoire ended a 23-year CAF Africa Cup of Nations title drought by winning 9-8 on penalties after the final ended 0-0 following extra time.

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Sun, 08 Feb 2015 19:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Grant unsure over Gyan fitness]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana coach Avram Grant is unsure whether injured skipper Asamoah Gyan will be fit for Sunday's CAF Africa Cup of Nations final against Côte d'Ivoire in Bata.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 13:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Fresh faces lead Africa's finalists]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire will meet in the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday with two familiar faces hoping to end decades-long periods of frustration for their new teams. FIFA.com looks at the clash of titans.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Keeping it in the family]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The mouth-watering final of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire features a battle between two sets of famous brothers - the Ayews and the Toures - who have both experienced losing in finals. 

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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Renard unhappy despite semi-final triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Renard close to second title as Ivorians win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire moved one step closer to winning their first CAF Africa Cup of Nations title since 1992, after defeating Congo DR 3-1 in a semi-final in Bata.

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Taking over the big gloves]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=One of the most surprising bright spots in Côte d'Ivoire's run to the semi-finals of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations has been unheralded goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo, who has been stellar since taking over the No1 spot from the iconic Boubacar Barry just ahead of the finals.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Tiote returns to Côte d'Ivoire training]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Congo DR will not risk captain Mulumbu]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Congo DR coach Florent Ibenge will not risk injured captain Youssouf Mulumbu in Wednesday's 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Côte d'Ivoire in Bata.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Renard: We beat the best team in the tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire coach Herve Renard on Sunday hailed his side's 3-1 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final win over a much-fancied Algeria team in Malabo.

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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire beat Algeria to book semi-final spot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[CSKA's Doumbia joins Roma]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Roma announced the signing of Côte d'Ivoire striker Seydou Doumbia from CSKA Moscow on a four-and-a-half year deal. 

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Villarreal sign Bailly from Espanyol]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Villarreal have agreed a deal to sign Ivorian defender Eric Bailly from fellow Spainish La Liga side Espanyol for a fee of €5.7m, both clubs announced on Thursday.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Mancini: Yaya is one of the world's strongest players]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Renard: Our tournament starts now]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Mali share the spoils]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Max Gradel levelled late on as Côte d'Ivoire snatched a 1-1 draw with Mali in Group D of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Gervinho handed two-match ban]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire star Gervinho has been handed a two-game ban following his sending-off in the 1-1 CAF CAF Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Asian cruises, City woe and Sevilla glow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with disappointment for Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City.]]>Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Oyongo saves Cameroon, Elephants settle for point]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cameroon needed a late equaliser to salvage a point against Mali in a 1-1 draw, while ten-man Côte d'Ivoire drew 1-1 with Guinea in the opening Group D matches of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations. 

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Toure: My turn to pass on my experience]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire captain Yaya Toure said he is enjoying the responsibility that comes with leading the Elephants' new generation into this year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Kalou: I loved the atmosphere as a fan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on the tournament, the absence of African icons and memories of watching on as a fan.]]>Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=InterviewTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Renard: We need more than big names]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire coach Herve Renard said even Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic would struggle to make the difference at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, dismissing suggestions his side are among the tournament favourites.

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Manchester City complete Bony swoop]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Toure targets international capstone]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Yaya Toure wins fourth African award]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named CAF African Player of the Year for a record fourth time at a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The year in African football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We look back at an intriguing and successful year for African football, with Algeria and Nigeria impressing at the Brazil 2014, while ES Setif reached the summit of the continent's club football to claim a place at the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, with a Brazil 2014 goalkeeping star, a solid German defender and a superstar French forward all celebrating.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Group B: Heavyweights meet World Cup newcomers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Group B line-up at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 can be summed up succinctly in three words: experience versus inexperience. 

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Who will be the surprise team at Canada 2015 ?]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=who-will-be-the-surprise-of-canada-2015-2488921.htmlNow that the 24 teams have been placed in their groups, FIFA.com wants to know which team you think could spring a surprise at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. 

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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 coaches deliver draw verdict]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As soon as the Final Draw was determined for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, the coaches began looking ahead to the main event. FIFA.com got the reactions from many of them following the ceremony.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 21:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Draw gala proves a fitting spectacle]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=draw-gala-proves-a-fitting-spectacle-2488383.htmlThe fate of the 24 qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 was decided in little over an hour at the tournament’s Final Draw, held in the suitably majestic surroundings of the Canadian Museum of History.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada 2015 hopefuls learn fate in Ottawa]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-2015-hopefuls-learn-fate-in-ottawa-2488364.htmlThe FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 moved one step closer on Saturday when the Final Draw gave a clearer picture of what will be in store at the prestigious tournament next summer. 

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Details of Final Draw for Canada 2015]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=details-of-final-draw-for-canada-2015-2488260.htmlFIFA.com provides the procedural details for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final Draw, which will decide the destiny of the 24 teams that have qualified for the illustrious tournament. 

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Reliving ten special moments in qualifiers]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=reliving-ten-special-moments-in-qualifiers-2487943.htmlThe final berths for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 have been filled, and before Saturday's Final Draw, FIFA.com brings you ten standout moments on the road to Canada.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Canada prepared to welcome the world ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-prepared-to-welcome-the-world-2487913.htmlOn Saturday 6 December, the eyes of the football world will turn to Ottawa, which will stage the Final Draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. FIFA.com previews the action ahead.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Path to Canada in numbers]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=path-to-canada-in-numbers-2487908.htmlFIFA.com reviews some of the remarkable milestones and records set throughout the qualifying journey.]]>Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Spanish coach Garrido eyes CAF club history]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/248/776/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[South Africa outrun Ivorians in Mandela game]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=South Africa sped to a 2-0 victory over Côte d'Ivoire in the Nelson Mandela Challenge international friendly match at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. 

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Sewe edge Al Ahly in Confederation Cup final first leg]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sewe edged Al Ahly 2-1 in the first leg of the CAF African Confederation Cup final Saturday in a match played at the home side's compact Robert Champroux stadium.

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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Ahly hope to restore Egyptian pride]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/248/035/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire qualify as Nigeria crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guinea joined Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Ghana and Congo DR in qualifying for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday but defending champions Nigeria crashed out.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Last throw of the dice for African aspirants]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/247/602/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015