<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 29 Jan 2015 18:55:00 GMTThu, 29 Jan 2015 20:01:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=group-b-heavyweights-meet-world-cup-newcomers-2488886.htmlThe 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]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=canada-2015-coaches-deliver-draw-verdict-2488835.htmlAs 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=Friendly
<![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<![CDATA[Tunisia qualify for Africa Cup of Nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tunisia became the third country to secure a place at the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations when they drew 0-0 in Botswana, while Côte d'Ivoire defeated Sierra Leone 5-1 in Group D.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Match officials announced for FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=match-officials-announced-for-fifa-club-world-cup-morocco-2014-2472194.htmlMon, 10 Nov 2014 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Kolo Toure recalled to plug Côte d'Ivoire holes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire head coach Herve Renard called up experienced defender Kolo Toure and Didier Zokora to help plug the team's defensive holes for their upcoming CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Toure: You remember games like Real all your life]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: October 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action in the world of women's football, with several sides booking their tickets to the FIFA Women's World Cup, Liverpool holding onto their FA Women's Super League title and the FIFA Ballon d'Or shorlists being announced.]]>Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Pellegrini: There is a lack of trust at City]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Valcke: FIFA’s committed to ensuring top-level conditions]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=valcke-fifa-s-committed-to-ensuring-top-level-conditions-2463375.htmlFIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke speaks to FIFA.com about the importance of Canada 2015 and explains what FIFA is doing to ensure it offer's excellent playing conditions.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Impressive Falcons lead charge to Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=impressive-falcons-lead-charge-to-canada-2461922.htmlSun, 26 Oct 2014 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[History for Cameroon, Nigeria maintain record]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=history-for-cameroon-nigeria-maintain-record-2460871.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 23:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Cape Verde, Algeria clinch AFCON spot, Côte d'Ivoire stunned]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cape Verde Islands and Algeria became the first two countries to qualify for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Mozambique and Malawi, respectively, on Wednesday, while Congo DR stunned Côte d'Ivoire 4-3 and Nigeria fought back to beat Sudan 3-1.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Sudan shock champions Nigeria, Elephants win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sudan stunned CAF Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Nigeria 1-0 in a 2015 qualifier while Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa achieved impressive away victories.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[African women set to battle for World Cup place]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=african-women-set-to-battle-for-world-cup-place-2455068.htmlFri, 10 Oct 2014 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Bony: We need a reaction ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com that he and Les Elephants have the team to qualify for next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations despite a slow start to qualification.]]>Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Egypt, Nigeria target qualifying revivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/245/484/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Gervinho: Côte d’Ivoire still Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his outstanding recent form, the disappointments of the FIFA World Cup and the challenge of moving on from the Didier Drogba era. ]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea to host future Africa Cup of Nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Confederation of African Football has announced Cameroon will host the 2019 edition of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea will split the hosting duties for the 2021 tournament.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Drogba calls for patience]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Cameroon rout Ivorians, Ghana edge Togo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A new look Cameroon team continued a great start to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by thrashing star-stacked Côte d'Ivoire, while Nigeria forced a goalless draw in Cape Town against South Africa. 

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Zokora calls times on international career]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Following in the footsteps of Didier Drogba, Côte d'Ivoire defender Didier Zokora announced his retirement from international football on Monday.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Africa qualifiers set to gather momentum]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/243/598/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015