<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:15:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2802582.htmlIn our regular round-up of the week's footballing birthdays we celebrate the birthdays of a Cameroonian centre-back, a Beach Soccer World Cup legend, a World Cup-winning French talisman and an iconic USA Women's World Cup winner.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Broos: Guiding Cameroon to Russia is my prime objective]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=broos-guiding-cameroon-to-russia-is-my-prime-objective-2801642.htmlFIFA.com heard from Hugo Broos about his priorities since taking the Cameroon job and his ambitions for Les Lions Indomptables at continental and world level.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Big boys line up for African finals]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=big-boys-line-up-for-african-finals-2800120.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2016 02:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Abdennour: Tunisia deserve a World Cup place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=abdennour-tunisia-deserve-a-world-cup-place-2799588.htmlFIFA.com spoke with powerful Tunisia and Valencia centre-back Aymen Abdennour about his team's determination to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ – and the pain of their play-off defeat against Cameroon on the road to Brazil 2014.]]>Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Coaches preparing for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=coaches-preparing-for-jordan-2016-2793715.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=draw-sets-the-scene-for-jordan-2016-2793129.htmlFollowing a great deal of anticipation and expectation, the shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 has been revealed at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=relive-fifa-u17-womens-world-cup-jordan-2016-draw-2792788.htmlRelive the official draw ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which took place in Amman.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2791110.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 15 May 2016 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Rest in Peace, Patrick Ekeng]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=rest-in-peace-patrick-ekeng-2790183.htmlFIFA and the football fraternity are in mourning, following the tragic passing of Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon international midfielder Patrick Ekeng, who died aged 26 after collapsing during a match in Romania.

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Sat, 07 May 2016 11:42:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nkono: I knew which way Lineker would shoot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=nkono-i-knew-which-way-lineker-would-shoot-2779768.htmlFIFA.com as he shares his memories of the 1982 and 1990 FIFA World Cups™.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy ™<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[African trio storm into Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=african-trio-storm-into-jordan-2016-2772848.htmlVeterans Nigeria and Ghana joined debutantes Cameroon in posting lopsided results in qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon qualify for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ghana-nigeria-cameroon-qualify-for-jordan-2016-2772725.htmlGhana, Nigeria and Cameroon finished as the top three sides at the CAF U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament, securing their spots at Jordan 2016.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![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[Nkono: I’m honoured to be Buffon’s inspiration]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=nkono-i-m-honoured-to-be-buffon-s-inspiration-2771446.htmlAt 38, Gianluigi Buffon achieved yet another milestone in his legendary career, beating the Serie A goalkeeping record for the longest run without conceding a goal. We spoke with the man who inspired him to become a shot-stopper.

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Congolese clubs keep pace]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/137/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 02:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2771232.htmlA FIFA World Cup finalist, Iranian icon and UEFA Champions League winner all feature in our weekly birthday round-up. 

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Away teams find points in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/009/4/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Eto'o's eye-opening trip]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=eto-o-s-eye-opening-trip-2769354.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Three tickets to Jordan up for grabs in Africa]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=three-tickets-to-jordan-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2769021.htmlTue, 08 Mar 2016 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2768811.htmlSun, 06 Mar 2016 08:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[When Rene met Roger]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=when-rene-met-roger-2764040.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph features Rene Higuita and Roger Milla conjuring up an iconic moment at Italy 1990.

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[New highs for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=new-highs-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2747627.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[The countdown continues: three weeks to go]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-countdown-continues-three-weeks-to-go-2747417.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 10:13:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Nepomnyashchy: I'd rank Milla with the greatest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=nepomnyashchy-i-d-rank-milla-with-the-greatest-2722509.htmlLooking back at Italy 1990, former Cameroon coach Valery Nepomnyashchy recalled that unforgettable win over Argentina and Roger Milla picking Rene Higuita's pocket, before revealing his mistake in the quarter-final match against England.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[Ndjeng stakes his claim with a dream volley]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ndjeng-stakes-his-claim-with-a-dream-volley-2733529.htmlWed, 18 Nov 2015 08:12:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![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[Referees and assistant referees selected]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=referees-and-assistant-referees-selected-2731609.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![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[Samuel Eto’o to promote health in Africa with FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=samuel-eto-o-to-promote-health-in-africa-with-fifa-2723606.htmlCameroon superstar Samuel Eto’o will help FIFA promote its 11 for Health and 11 against Ebola programmes in Africa, with a visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana, with FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof Jiri Dvorak also visiting Kenya.

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2723592.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 08:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Southern African women punch Olympic tickets]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2015/m=10/news=southern-african-women-punch-olympic-tickets-2719931.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 06:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Lauren: What we did was remarkable]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lauren-what-we-did-was-remarkable-2691569.htmlFIFA.com to remember a remarkable Sydney 2000 campaign, when the former Arsenal star played a key role in Cameroon’s triumph over Spain.]]>Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Boumsong: World Cup is a unifying force]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=boumsong-world-cup-is-a-unifying-force-2671799.htmlWed, 19 Aug 2015 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Matip: Ingolstadt will fight relegation from the first match]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=8/news=matip-ingolstadt-will-fight-relegation-from-the-first-match-2669341.htmlFIFA.com talks to Marvin Matip, the captain of Cinderella team Ingolstadt about the upcoming Bundesliga campaign, his famous brother and hopes of a Cameroon recall during Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[Eto’o: The gap has closed a lot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=eto-o-the-gap-has-closed-a-lot-2667840.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 22:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[Stellar names lend a hand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=stellar-names-lend-a-hand-2667205.htmlFIFA.com takes you on a trip down memory lane by looking back at the careers of the star-studded Draw Assistants. ]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Eto'o: Russia can stage greatest World Cup ever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=eto-o-russia-can-stage-greatest-world-cup-ever-2665873.htmlTue, 21 Jul 2015 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)