<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 09 Jun 2014 06:33:00 GMTThu, 25 Sep 2014 14:57:30 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Surprises among tight CAN qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Madagascar and Mozambique were among the key winners during a hard-fought day of action in the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying first round on Sunday.

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Mon, 19 May 2014 09:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Bachirou: The Comoros will keep improving]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2313430/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>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[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[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?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 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[Africa sets off on road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-sets-off-road-brazil-1539913.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2011 07:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Eight qualify but big boys are denied]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 08 Oct 2011 19:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegal 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[Niger edge closer, Uganda stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Niger edged closer to qualifying for next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a win over South Africa, while Uganda lost to Angola and Nigeria beat Madagascar.

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Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Burkinabe through, Egypt crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Burkina Faso booked their place at the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while defending champions Egypt crashed out to Sierra Leone.

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Sat, 03 Sep 2011 21:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/150/259/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1463219/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mexico'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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/144/488/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Comoros, 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[SuperSport keep Al-Ahly dream alive]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/137/401/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The possibility of a mouthwatering CAF Champions League tie against Egyptian giants Al-Ahly is drinving on SuperSport United of South Africa and, after a 2-0 win over Matlama of Lesotho, coach Gavin Hunt is focused on it.

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Sun, 30 Jan 2011 17:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[M'Changama makes fairytale breakthrough]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/135/739/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Mazembe prepare for Champions League defence]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/135/471/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA Club World Cup runners-up TP Mazembe will begin their quest for a record third consecutive CAF Champions League title against Tanzanian or Comorian opposition.

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Cameroon stumble in busy day of qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The latest round of 2012 African Nations Cup qualifiers saw Cameroon stumble at home, Côte d'Ivoire maintain their perfect start and Morocco claim their first points.

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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ghana, Nigeria stroll as Egypt held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt were forced to come from behind to gain a share of the points in their opening CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Cairo, while Ghana and Nigeria scored comfortable home wins.

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Sun, 05 Sep 2010 18:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Giants begin journey to 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/128/968/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/128/760/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Zambia 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=1208152/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As 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[Drogba named Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been crowned African Player of the Year for 2009 ahead of Michael Essien and Samuel Eto'o.

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Fri, 12 Mar 2010 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The Comoros welcome Blatter with open arms]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=1177442/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1176219/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Greece 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/117/376/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Several 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=1121748/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=920094/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Battles intensify for top spots]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Jul 2008 09:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2013 <![CDATA[Africans prepare for take-off]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With 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[Comoros anticipate historic debut]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/700/891/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 29 Feb 2008 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/682/680/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Planet 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=644014/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Nov 2007 17:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Debutants take to the stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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 19:38:55 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Djibouti snatch surprise place]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=639606/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=African 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 ™
<![CDATA[Aboutrika: the toast of Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/638/839/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ahly fans came out in force to ensure that Mohamed Aboutrika dominated FIFA.com's latest Have Your Say topic on Africa's best player.

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Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:39:32 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Minnows head upstream ]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=637285/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Nov 2007 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Who is the best African player?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/636/708/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Malagasy begin journey in style]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=616274/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Ghana race enters final straight]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/confederationscup/southafrica2009/news/newsid=589792/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The lineup for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations will become clearer this weekend when qualifying concludes in all but two of the 12 groups.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009
<![CDATA[African pair pull out of qualifying race]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=589289/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=São Tomé e Príncipe and the Central African Republic will not be taking part in the African qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM.

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Thu, 06 Sep 2007 14:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™