<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 08:46:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:36:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African antiques & disappearing droughts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's Week in Stats this week examines why Kersley Appou's name has gone down in the record books, Marco Reus' influence on Borussia Dortmund and Tony Pulis's influence at the Palace.]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA.com launches Panini 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Online Sticker Album]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-com-launches-panini-2014-fifa-world-cup-braziltm-online-sticker-a-2319183.htmlFIFA.com has launched the Panini Online Sticker Album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to the support of Presenting Partner, Coca-Cola. 

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Holders Ahly stunned as north Africa shines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Five 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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Our weekly round-up of the upcoming footballing birthdays sees a Ukrainian stalwart, a Bosnian creator, an Aussie veteran and a former Romania forward all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Powerful trio eye comebacks in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Big boys struggle on the road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Ex-Co backs FIFA’s work to help improve working conditions in Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2301310/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Which African team will do best at Brazil 2014?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA Weekly will ask your opinion on a specific topic and the best comments will be published in the next edition of the magazine. This week, we're asking which African team you fancy to impress at the FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:54:00 GMTArea=FIFA WorldSection=FIFA WeeklyKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Tough trips ahead for African favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/230/070/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[All eyes on Eto'o and Drogba]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at the respective merits of the two strikers as they gear up for a meeting that has captured the imagination of football fans across Africa.]]>Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2295968/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Cameroon to face Germany in friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cameroon have announced they will face Germany in a friendly on 1 June in Monchengladbach before heading to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Brazil & France shine, Argentina struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=brazil-and-france-impress-argentina-struggle-2293486.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The kick-off draws closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=100-days-2292259.htmlFIFA.com casts its eyes ahead to what awaits on 12 June.]]>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World Cup hopefuls in dress rehearsal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=world-cup-hopefuls-ready-for-dress-rehearsal-2291748.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Young Africans upset Ahly, Esperance win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Eto'o: Chelsea have long-term focus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Team Base Camps for Brazil 2014 announced]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=team-base-camps-for-brazil-2014-announced-2267880.htmlThe Team Base Camps for the 32 participating teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil have been announced. ]]>Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Finke’s Cameroon collective eye success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=finke-ein-kollektiv-und-das-schone-spiel-2266484.htmlFIFA.com how he has reshaped them into a side built on team spirit.]]>Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[ Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We preview the upcoming birthdays in the world of football, with a Belgian legend, a Japanese veteran, a Turkish playmaker and a mercurial Slovenian talent all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Natal unveils Arena das Dunas to the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=natal-unveils-arena-das-dunas-the-world-2264337.html

The Arena das Dunas in Natal was officially opened by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman Jose Maria Marin.

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Once again we look ahead to the week in birthdays across the football globe, including a pair of veterans from the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA, another duo who appeared at Germany 2006 and a beach soccer legend.

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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 10:10:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We take a look at the week's upcoming birthdays, with a Barça legend, a talismanic French midfielder, a mercurial Danish forward and a Japanese stalwart all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2247244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Ahly, Esperance get CAF Champions League byes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Champions Al Ahly and Tunisia's Esperance were among six clubs to be handed byes in the first round of the 2014 CAF Champions League in the draw staged in Marrakech. 

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA['Who Will Face Brazil?' winners announced]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=who-will-face-brazil-winners-announced-2243187.htmlMon, 16 Dec 2013 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bassong signs new contract with Norwich]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Norwich captain and Cameroon international Sebastien Bassong has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract extension with the English Premier League club.

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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Scolari: Brazil must aim high]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=scolari-brazil-must-aim-high-2243907.htmlHead coach Luiz Felipe Scolari believes Brazil must target the title when they host next year's FIFA World Cup, while revealing his team's plans for friendlies leading up to their opener with Croatia. 

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Match schedule for Brazil 2014 confirmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=match-schedule-for-brazil-2014-confirmed-2240950.htmlFollowing the Final Draw of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, FIFA has now confirmed the match schedule for the 64 matches of next year’s carnival of football, with seven games subject to kick-off time adjustments.

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Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Global reaction to the Final Draw on Twitter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=tweets-from-the-game-elite-players-2240906.htmlSat, 07 Dec 2013 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Group A: History on Brazil’s side]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=group-history-brazil-side-2240770.htmlBrazil will start the pool as the favourites, while Cameroon, Croatia and Mexico will all be hopeful in what is, on paper, a wide-open fight for a second spot in the knockout phase.

 

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Parreira: The first game is crucial]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=parreira-the-first-game-crucial-2240484.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Final Draw reveals intriguing groups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=final-draw-reveals-intriguing-groups-2240026.htmlSpain, the Netherlands, Chile and Australia will make up the proverbial ‘group of death’ at the 20th FIFA World Cup, while Uruguay, Italy, England and Costa Rica will comprise another intriguing pool.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2230272/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Weekly asks: Is 32 teams enough? ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/222/758/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Weekly will ask your opinion on a specific topic and the best comments will be published in the next edition of the magazine.]]>Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![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[Mboma highlights Cameroon concerns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=mboma-highlights-cameroon-concerns-2225545.htmlFIFA.com about his take on Cameroon's problems despite the Indomitable Lions qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.]]>Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[West African trio punch tickets]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=west-african-trio-punch-tickets-2225157.htmlNigeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon became the first three African nations to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with victories over the weekend. FIFA.com rounds up all the action.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Victory sends Cameroon to the finals]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=victory-sees-cameroon-brazil-bound-2225155.htmlSun, 17 Nov 2013 15:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[90 minutes to go in Africa]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=minutes-africa-2223766.htmlFri, 15 Nov 2013 03:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ahly overcome all obstacles to reach Morocco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[20 Centres: A real success story]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2218395/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:02:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![CDATA[African final set up amid tight contests]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/newsid=2201022/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 21 Oct 2013 01:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Ahly restore Egyptian pride after shootout]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/220/077/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt's Al-Ahly will face Orlando Pirates in the CAF Champions League final after the Cairo club edged Cameroonian side Coton Sport 7-6 on penalties to decide the semi-final that finished 2-2 on aggregate.

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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Club World Cup Welcome Tour kicks off in Yokohama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Semi-finalists feeling the pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 18 Oct 2013 03:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[African repeat remains on the cards]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=african-repeat-remains-the-cards-2195476.htmlThe CAF nations that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup stayed on course for Brazil 2014 with Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria recording victories, while Burkina Faso also won and Cameroon earned a hard-fought draw.

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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Emenike edges Ethiopia, Tunisia held]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=emenike-brace-sees-off-ethiopia-2195444.htmlEmmanuel Emenike scored twice as Nigeria came from behind to beat Ethiopia 2-1 in a closely-fought FIFA World Cup Africa zone play-off first leg, while great goalkeeping from Cameroon held Tunisia to a 0-0 draw.

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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Kwambe confident of Nigeria's chances]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=kwambe-confident-nigeria-chances-2194186.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African hopefuls two games from Brazil]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=african-hopefuls-two-games-from-brazil-2193484.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone