<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 03 Sep 2015 23:05:00 GMTThu, 03 Sep 2015 23:05:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Jamaica, Haiti enter CONCACAF fray ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=jamaica-haiti-enter-concacaf-fray-2675066.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming third round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which is when Jamaica and Haiti are set to enter the competition fresh off of impressive Gold Cup campaigns.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:05:00 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[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Central American four lead the way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=central-american-four-lead-the-way-2649971.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the second round of qualifying in CONCACAF on the road to Russia 2018, where El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua and Guatemala all booked passage.]]>Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Captain Cuba up among the stars]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=captain-cuba-up-among-the-stars-2647060.htmlCuba skipper Yenier Marquez spoke to ​FIFA.com ​about his meeting with Pele and Raul, his two decades in the Cuban national team set-up and his side's hopes for their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s road to Russia continues ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=concacaf-s-road-to-russia-continues-2639618.htmlFIFA.com previews this week's second round of Russia 2018 qualifying in the CONCACAF Zone, where El Salvador, Canada and Cuba all take their bows.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF celebrates Women’s Football Day in style]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=concacaf-celebrates-women-s-football-day-in-style-2608192.htmlFIFA.com looks back on CONCACAF’s Women’s Football Day and the outstanding events the member associations in the region put on to support the continued development and growth of the game.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 15:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA 11 for Health launches in the Caribbean]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=fifa-11-for-health-launches-in-the-caribbean-2593942.html Seven countries participated in a two-day pilot FIFA 11 for Health workshop for the Caribbean, which concluded today in Puerto Rico.]]>Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=Release<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Seven in, seven out in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=wednesday-seven-in-seven-out-in-concacaf-2581120.htmlFIFA.com recaps the first round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia from the CONCACAF zone. ]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF minnows start up-stream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=concacaf-minnows-start-up-stream-2567751.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the first round of action in the CONCACAF zone on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Kluivert: Barcelona can go all the way in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=kluivert-barcelona-can-go-all-the-way-in-europe-2566198.htmlEl Clasico, Qatar 2022 and more.]]>Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[CONCACAF draw lights 2018 touch paper]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=concacaf-draw-lights-2018-touch-paper-2507377.htmlThe first qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region are now known, with some of the smallest competitors in the confederation set to take the pitch in March.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in the CONCACAF region]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-and-concacaf-introduce-club-licensing-in-the-concacaf-region-2507080.htmlThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Road to Russia begins in Miami]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=road-to-russia-begins-in-miami-2506304.htmlCONCACAF will enter the fray for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in March, with a draw in Miami for the region's early qualifying rounds scheduled for Thursday.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Success stories help shape future of women’s football]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=success-stories-help-shape-future-of-women-s-football-2471093.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Curacao, past master forging bright future]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=10/news=curacao-past-master-forging-bright-future-2451538.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the rise of the tiny Caribbean nation that formerly comprised part of Netherlands Antilles.]]>Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals busy across the globe]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=live-your-goals-busy-across-the-globe-2444526.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2014 06:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF team up in Cayman Islands]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-concacaf-team-cayman-islands-2208485.htmlWed, 30 Oct 2013 09:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to open development seminar in Cayman Islands]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=fifa-president-open-development-seminar-cayman-islands-2197988.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb will open a five-day FIFA seminar in Grand Cayman on Monday 21 October.

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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Mexico dominate New World four]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=mexico-dominate-new-world-four-2024240.htmlMon, 04 Mar 2013 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![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[Curtis: Antigua can get results]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=8/news=curtis-antigua-can-get-results-1688936.htmlFIFA.com about his Antigua and Barbuda side’s impressive performances against USA and Jamaica, and their desire to reach the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014.]]>Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Two months of FIFA development: April-May 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=6/news=two-months-fifa-development-april-may-2012-1650310.htmlFIFA.com provides the highlights, points of note and status of FIFA development programmmes all over the world from April and May 2012.]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[CFU appoint Normalisation Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=12/news=cfu-appoint-normalisation-committee-1561201.htmlAfter two days of meetings at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, the Caribbean Football Union have appointed a new Normalisation Committee, entrusted with forming a new Executive Committee in 2012.

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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Antigua and Dublin’s impossible dream ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=antigua-and-dublin-impossible-dream-1549596.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2011 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Historic night for Antigua, Guyana ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=historic-night-for-antigua-guyana-1541705.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2011 03:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Canada close as Trinidad, Haiti sweat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=canada-close-trinidad-haiti-sweat-1539757.htmlThe penultimate round in CONCACAF’s first stage of Brazil 2014 qualifying takes place tomorrow with regional elite El Salvador and Canada set to seal progression, however, Trinidad and Tobago are under pressure.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Two jobs, one goal for Antigua boss]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=two-jobs-one-goal-for-antigua-boss-1535686.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2011 17:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Panama in as CONCACAF axe falls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=10/news=panama-concacaf-axe-falls-1525940.htmlWed, 12 Oct 2011 05:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Haitians aim to outdo Caribbean cousins]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=haitians-aim-outdo-caribbean-cousins-1484333.htmlGroup F has a regional flavour to it with four Caribbean sides in their battle for a third round place, where Haiti will see themselves as favourites to progress but Antigua and Barbuda will look to challenge.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2011 17:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Moment of truth in New World]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=moment-truth-new-world-809942.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2008 10:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[A shock loss for T&T]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=shock-loss-for-804602.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2008 03:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Van Persie to miss Dutch friendly]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=van-persie-miss-dutch-friendly-780027.htmlDutch striker Robin van Persie will sit out Thursday's EURO warm-up with Denmark as coach Marco van Basten does not want to risk a new injury.

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Tue, 27 May 2008 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009
<![CDATA[A crossroads in the Caribbean ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=4/news=crossroads-the-caribbean-731286.htmlFri, 04 Apr 2008 10:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[New World nine move on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=3/news=new-world-nine-move-722793.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2008 21:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[The Antilles get serious]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=3/news=the-antilles-get-serious-719831.htmlTue, 25 Mar 2008 09:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[All to play for in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=3/news=all-play-for-concacaf-720022.htmlIt's all-or-nothing time in the New World. Eleven minnows will move on this week while 11 others dry their eyes and look to Brazil 2014.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2008 20:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Who is CONCACAF's best?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/706/745/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 08 Mar 2008 16:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/703/720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Be 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[Who is the world's best coach?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/702/493/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Van Basten to take charge of Ajax]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/697/441/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Marco Van Basten will leave his job as Dutch national team coach after UEFA EURO 2008 and take charge of Ajax, the club announced on Friday.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Mixed bag for New World minnows]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=2/news=mixed-bag-for-new-world-minnows-686523.htmlThu, 07 Feb 2008 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Minnows on their marks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=2/news=minnows-their-marks-684327.htmlWith South Africa 2010 way off on the horizon, the underdogs from Central America and the Caribbean are taking their first steps.

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Mon, 04 Feb 2008 18:19:30 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[New World fixtures firmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=1/news=new-world-fixtures-firmed-670749.htmlFri, 11 Jan 2008 16:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[CONCACAF groups take shape]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=12/news=concacaf-groups-take-shape-663257.htmlMon, 17 Dec 2007 17:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Bradley (USA): A very hard test]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=bradley-usa-very-hard-test-636471.htmlBob Bradley: "It's fair to say that CONCACAF teams are improving across the board and we'll have some very tough tests"

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[New World ready to roll]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=new-world-ready-roll-646068.htmlThe competition is bound to be fierce when action gets underway in the North, Central American and Caribbean Zone in early 2008.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Islanders start on Beijing highway]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=589071/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago have become the first CONCACAF sides to book their places in the region's final qualifying round for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008.

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Thu, 06 Sep 2007 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008
<![CDATA[CONCACAF's new generation]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/544/938/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Jul 2007 08:30:10 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News