<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTThu, 15 Sep 2016 09:27:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina stay top as All Whites and EURO heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-ranking-argentina-france-portugal-new-zealand-iceland-wales-2811756.htmlThe OFC Nations Cup, Copa America Centenario and UEFA EURO 2016 have had a significant impact on the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, Wales among the big movers in July.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Ben Nabouhane: I love scoring for my country]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=ben-nabouhane-i-love-scoring-for-my-country-2789736.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Comoros striker El Fardou Ben Nabouhane who talks about scoring in his national team's first-ever competitive win in March, recovering from injury set-backs, playing club football in Greece and more. 

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Wed, 04 May 2016 12:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Abdou: Comoros' young team has a bright future]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=4/news=abdou-comoros-young-team-has-a-bright-future-2780637.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Comoros captain Nadjim Abdou, who talks about leading Comoros to their first-ever victory in a competitive international, while reflecting on his country’s highest position in this month’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[Rachidi: We're not afraid of Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=rachidi-we-re-not-afraid-of-ghana-2732218.htmlComoros captain Ibrahim Rachidi speaks with FIFA.com about the island nation's hopes of continuing their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying adventure.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Albanian apex, Monumental madness & sizzling Sanchez]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=albanian-apex-monumental-madness-sizzling-sanchez-2711823.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with defending in Doha and scoring in South America.]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[History made in eventful African qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722.htmlKenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[African climbers begin charge for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=african-climbers-begin-charge-for-russia-2709538.htmlTue, 06 Oct 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea outed as African line-up completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Bachirou: The Comoros will keep improving]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=bachirou-the-comoros-will-keep-improving-2313430.htmlFIFA.com profiles the Comoros' 15-place rise to 183rd on the global ladder, and hears from France-born midfielder Fouad Bachirou about their progress and the spirit in the camp.]]>Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:41:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=3/news=england-egypt-and-panama-climb-2295968.htmlThu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-1977150.html2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Senegalese, South African champs fall]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=3/news=senegalese-south-african-champs-fall-1594128.htmlMon, 05 Mar 2012 05:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=first-roll-the-dice-for-african-hopefuls-1540248.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=9/news=duo-qualify-final-day-looms-1504946.htmlSenegal and Burkina Faso were the big winners over the weekend as the pair booked passage to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, but seven groups remain up for grabs with one qualifying round to go.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=9/news=die-weekend-africa-1502592.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2011 06:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A test for the Pharaohs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=test-for-the-pharaohs-1485120.htmlMon, 01 Aug 2011 20:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Mexico rocket ninth, Africans make ground]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=6/news=mexico-rocket-ninth-africans-make-ground-1463219.htmlMexico's CONCACAF Gold Cup triumph helped them return to the top ten for the first time since July 2007, while Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Comoros, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic also climbed impressively.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Comoros chasing historic firsts]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=comoros-chasing-historic-firsts-1444881.htmlComoros, a tiny island nation situated off the coast of Africa, are looking to Kemal Bourhani and other France-based players for inspiration ahead of their CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya.

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Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[M'Changama makes fairytale breakthrough]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=12/news=changama-makes-fairytale-breakthrough-1357393.htmlFIFA.com charts the unlikely rise of young forward Mohamed M'Changama, who had almost given up on his dream of becoming a professional before an opportunity with Nimes began a fairytale adventure.]]>Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[12 milestones for 2010]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=12/news=milestones-for-2010-1356129.htmlFIFA.com takes stock of the momentous 12 months that made 2010 so special for the beautiful game.]]>Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Giants begin journey to 2012]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=giants-begin-journey-2012-1294011.htmlAlgeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia will get their qualifying campaigns underway with easy home games, while Congo DR and Senegal will collide in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.

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Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Nooij: We play with a fighting spirit]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=8/news=nooij-play-with-fighting-spirit-1289684.htmlAfter returning to the Mozambique reins following a five-month break, Mart Nooij spoke to FIFA.com about his players’ will to win and the challenge of qualifying for the next CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Strong Zambia squad for opening qualifier]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=8/news=strong-zambia-squad-for-opening-qualifier-1287609.htmlZambia have announced an experienced and strong squad for their opening CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros Islands who are set to make their debut at continental level.

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Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[African journalists train for the FIFA World Cup]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=5/news=african-journalists-train-for-the-fifa-world-cup-1208152.htmlAs part of a programme run by the AFP Foundation and financed by FIFA, some 270 African sports journalists, editors and photographers attended a training programme which concluded on 5 May 2010.

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Mon, 10 May 2010 19:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[The Comoros welcome Blatter with open arms]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2010/m=3/news=the-comoros-welcome-blatter-with-open-arms-1177442.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter received the warmest of welcomes when he visited Comoros for a busy day of openings.

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Thu, 04 Mar 2010 18:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Greece back in top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2010/m=3/news=greece-back-top-ten-1176219.htmlGreece returned to the top ten on the Ranking for the first time since June 2008 as Serbia climbed to 13th, while Slovenia and Slovakia made progress.

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Wed, 03 Mar 2010 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[CAF Champions League preview]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=2/news=caf-champions-league-preview-1173765.htmlSeveral giants left themselves on the verge of the second round with first-leg away wins, but Asante Kotoko and Club Africain have serious work to do.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Onwards and upwards for proud Comoros]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=10/news=onwards-and-upwards-for-proud-comoros-1121748.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2009 13:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>/sustainability/news/y=2008/m=10/news=culture-foot-solidaire-protecting-youth-920094.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Battles intensify for top spots]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=7/news=battles-intensify-for-top-spots-822573.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2008 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2013 <![CDATA[Africans prepare for take-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=africans-prepare-for-take-off-779420.htmlWith the continental qualifiers for South Africa 2010 fast approaching, African sides have been fine-tuning their preparations at home and abroad.

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Tue, 27 May 2008 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=3/news=what-the-best-game-you-seen-703720.htmlBe it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Comoros anticipate historic debut]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=2/news=comoros-anticipate-historic-debut-700891.htmlFri, 29 Feb 2008 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=2/news=what-the-most-exciting-league-682680.htmlPlanet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Drama at the Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=drama-the-draw-645888.htmlA thrilling Preliminary Draw to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa took place in Durban today, with 170 teams discovering their tasks.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Africa, the realm of surprises]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=africa-the-realm-surprises-644014.htmlSat, 24 Nov 2007 17:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Debutants take to the stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=debutants-take-the-stage-643960.htmlThe field of 200 teams taking part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Preliminaries includes five nations making their first appearance at this level.

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Fri, 23 Nov 2007 19:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Djibouti snatch surprise place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=djibouti-snatch-surprise-place-639606.htmlAfrican minnows Djibouti won their first-ever international, undoing Somalia 1-0 to seize a place in the Preliminary Draw for South Africa 2010.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™