<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 11 Feb 2014 17:42:00 GMTMon, 07 Apr 2014 21:54:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Djibouti enjoys its first ever FIFA Grassroots course]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/grassroots/news/newsid=2277297/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Djibouti Football Federation has concluded a ten-day FIFA Grassroots coaching course, which was the first of its kind.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=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[A history of qualifying shocks]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at some of the most surprising qualifying scorelines in FIFA World Cup™ history.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2167539/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Djibouti building from the bottom up]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=1982196/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After being elected to the position of President of the Djibouti Football Association in November, Souleiman Hassan Waberi visited the Home of FIFA to speak about his plans for the small African association.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News
<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=2012 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[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Kaanjuka calls for Namibia focus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With a 4-0 lead claimed from their first leg against Djibouti, Namibia could relax somewhat in their home leg tomorrow, but coach Bernard Kaanjuka has said he expects at least the same or better tomorrow.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 09 Nov 2011 07:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![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[Super Eagles favoured to soar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Malawi drawn alongside two qualifiers, of which Namibia and Kenya look favourites, heavy-hitters Nigeria will fancy their chances in Group F, but a lacklustre record against minnows means they can't relax.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![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[Somali refs follow coaches’ lead]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=1185621/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Five months on from a training course for Somalia’s coaches in Djibouti, FIFA welcomed their referees back for a course designed to hone their skills.

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Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:20:00 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[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[Joy and pain in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Joy for Africa's winning trio]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= There were celebrations for three teams in African qualifying on Sunday, as Burkina Faso, Egypt and Guinea all secured first place in their groups.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2008 21:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Fairy tale endings still open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Varied rewards for victors]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= A penultimate matchday rich on entertainment has been shy on draws so far, but there were different rewards for the teams claiming three points.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2008 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[African hopefuls on the brink]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= In the second half of FIFA.com's preview of this weekend's African qualifiers for South Africa 2010, we look ahead to the action in Groups 7 to 12.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2008 02:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Burkina Faso setting breakneck pace]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big guns sign off in style]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Congo DR, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Egypt and Mali all picked up important wins to help their bids to reach South Africa 2010.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Ghana and Guinea go top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Shock leaders aim to keep hold]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Congo DR level with Egypt]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=An easy 6-0 win over Djibouti on Friday left Congo DR level with Egypt at the top of Group 12 in the African Zone qualifiers for South Africa 2010.

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Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Big guns look to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Mice hope to roar in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A quartet of southern Africa minnows will be relying on home advantage to upset their opposition in FIFA World Cup qualifiers this weekend.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2008 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Tunisia back on track]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tunisia bounced back from last week's loss to take a 2-0 win over Seychelles, while Kenya, Egypt and Algeria also took full points.


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Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Egypt back on song]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Five days after scraping a 2-1 win over Congo DR, Egypt beat Djibouti 4-0 to signal their South Africa 2010 qualification intentions.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2008 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Dangerous ground for favourites ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Jun 2008 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Eto'o scores in Cameroon win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sat, 31 May 2008 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tight race in store]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Except for Malawi's romp against Djibouti, it was a day of close encounters in Africa as Round 2 of the South Africa 2010 qualifiers began.

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Sat, 31 May 2008 20:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Pretenders take aim in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 May 2008 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![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[Malawi throw it all at Djibouti]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=778724/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 May 2008 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![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[African road becoming clearer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Following the draw for the South Africa 2010 preliminary competition, FIFA has confirmed the dates and format of the qualifying matchdays.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Gharieb (EGY): We won't be under pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[No excuses for Egypt]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=At least on paper, neither Congo DR, Malawi nor Djibouti possess anything like the wealth of talent enjoyed by the Pharaohs.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![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[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