<![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 00:15:13 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[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[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[Crows crash out as group stage set]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crows-crash-out-as-group-stage-set-2781956.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African clubs line up for final eight]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/152/2/index.htmlMon, 18 Apr 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Holders stumble in Morocco, Al Ahly held]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/060/2/index.htmlDefending CAF Champions League champions TP Mazembe of Congo DR were the biggest casualties of the first leg of the final round of home-and-away ties before the eight-team group phase.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Former champions line up for group stage]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/004/6/index.htmlOnly one of eight CAF Champions League ties, which begin this weekend, does not feature a previous African champion. FIFA.com previews the knockout stage of Africa's premier club competition.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![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[North Africans well placed to advance]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/085/4/index.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[African favourites join the action]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/966/2/index.htmlFri, 11 Mar 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Africans use CHAN to stake their claim]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=africans-use-chan-to-stake-their-claim-2764491.htmlMon, 08 Feb 2016 04:47:00 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[Assale: Let’s look to the future]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=assale-let-s-look-to-the-future-2745759.htmlFIFA.com spoke to TP Mazembe front man Roger Assale after the African champions early exit from the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 to discuss the difficult two games the Congo DR team faced and how their defeats in Japan will not take away from a sterling 2015 for Le Tout-Puissant.

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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Club America claim fifth place]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275788/match=300338753/match-report.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[The game they didn't want]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275788/match=300338753/preview.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Goals a bonus for Shiotani]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=goals-a-bonus-for-shiotani-2744490.htmlSanfrecce Hiroshima defender Tsukasa Shiotani’s second goal in consecutive games helped the Purple Archers past African champions TP Mazembe and into the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Kimwaki: We were a little careless]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=kimwaki-we-were-a-little-careless-2744468.htmlTP Mazembe captain Joel Kimwaki was disappointed yet philosophical when he spoke to FIFA.com after his side's 3-0 defeat to Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Three and easy for Sanfrecce ]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338749/match-report.htmlSun, 13 Dec 2015 12:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[TP Mazembe's tales of the unexpected]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=tp-mazembe-s-tales-of-the-unexpected-2743835.htmlBadianguena from your Kidiboikié? Then read up on African champions TP Mazembe as they aim to go one better than their second-place FIFA Club World Cup finish in 2010.]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Africans and hosts dreaming of River]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=275776/match=300338749/preview.htmlFri, 11 Dec 2015 17:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[TP touch down in Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=tp-touch-down-in-japan-2743115.htmlWed, 09 Dec 2015 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Who will win the FIFA Club World Cup?]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=who-will-win-the-fifa-club-world-cup-2741690.htmlWith the best sides from each continent descending on Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup 2015, who do you think will come out on top?

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Osaka excited to welcome the world]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=osaka-excited-to-host-its-first-fifa-club-world-cup-2742625.htmlFIFA.com discovers.]]>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Teams in focus: the hunters and the hunted]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=teams-in-focus-the-hunters-and-the-hunted-2742645.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[The FIFA Club World Cup in numbers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-fifa-club-world-cup-in-numbers-2741691.htmlFIFA.com delves into the record books to bring you some of the competition’s most eye-catching statistics.]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[11 Club World Cups to remember]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=11-club-world-cups-to-remember-2741689.htmlJapan 2015 is the 12th FIFA Club World Cup. FIFA.com has delved into the past for a tournament-by-tournament look at each of the 11 editions of the tournament to date.

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Sun, 06 Dec 2015 20:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Mazembe's Ghanaian connection]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mazembe-s-ghanaian-connection-2741572.htmlFIFA.com talks to TP Mazembe coach Patrice Carteron about his 'Ghanaian block'.]]>Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![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[Final phase of Japan 2015 ticket sales to kick off on 21 November via FIFA.com]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=final-phase-of-japan-2015-ticket-sales-to-kick-off-on-21-november-via--2732274.htmlThe final phase of ticket sales for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 will kick off on 21 November via FIFA.com.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![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[Northern challengers fail to halt high-flying Crows]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=northern-challengers-fail-to-halt-the-crows-2731841.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an eventful CAF Champions League that saw Congo DR's TP Mazembe recover from some early stumbles to win their fifth continental crown and qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Impressive TP Mazembe off to Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=impressive-tp-mazembe-off-to-japan-2731501.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Mazembe conquer Africa, now set for Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mazembe-conquer-africa-set-for-japan-2731190.htmlTP Mazembe secured a triumphant return to the FIFA Club World Cup after they beat USM Alger 4-1 on aggregate in the CAF Champions League final in front of a packed crowd in Lubumbashi.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 15:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Mazembe, USM ready for attack-minded decider]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mazembe-usm-ready-for-attack-minded-decider-2730560.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Bokila out to live up to father's dreams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=bokila-out-to-live-up-to-father-s-dreams-2718673.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Congo DR's Jeremy Bokila about the legacy his father, Ndingi, set in the 1980s, the role football has played in the Bokila family, his worldwide travels to play football, upcoming Russia 2018 qualifiers and much more.]]>Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Advantage Mazembe ahead of home leg]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/272/939/8/index.htmlCongo DR club TP Mazembe went one step closer to claiming their fifth CAF Champions League title with a 2-1 victory at Algerian side USM Alger in the first leg of the final. 

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Africa's final, a match of contrasts]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/272/310/1/index.htmlAlthough TP Mazembe have by far the stronger pedigree heading into the final of the CAF Champions League, USM Alger have been the form side in the competition and they possess the advantage of hosting the continental title decider's first leg.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Hamdi: USM Alger are up for the challenge]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/272/248/8/index.htmlFIFA.com hears from Miloud Hamdi, the coach who has worked miracles with the USM Alger team currently gearing up for a CAF Champions League final with TP Mazembe.

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Samatta steeled for historic tests]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=samatta-steeled-for-historic-tests-2722484.htmlFIFA.com about the momentous challenges facing him with his club TP Mazembe, in the CAF Champions League, and with Tanzania's national team in Russia 2018 qualifiers. ]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Heartache for Sudan in the final four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/270/927/1/index.htmlWith hopes of becoming the first nation to have two clubs in the final of the CAF Champions League, Sudanese fans instead have to deal with both sides falling in the semi-finals over the weekend.

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 22:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Last throw of dice for African dreamers]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/270/857/1/index.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Sudanese hopes hit snag]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/270/225/8/index.htmlMon, 28 Sep 2015 09:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Local rivals eye home comforts]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/269/636/8/index.htmlSudan's Al Hilal and Al Merreikh both go into their CAF Champions League semi-final home legs against USM Alger and TP Mazembe respectively brimming with confidence.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Drama leaves Sudan smiling]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/754/1/index.htmlMon, 14 Sep 2015 03:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015