<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 19 May 2017 09:44:00 GMTFri, 19 May 2017 09:48:49 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[29 days to go: Seeing red at the Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=29-days-to-go-seeing-red-at-the-confederations-cup-2884034.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we look at the number of red cards in the competition’s history. ]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Eight CAF hopefuls do battle for four berths ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=eight-caf-hopefuls-do-battle-for-four-berths-2868532.htmlThe semi-finalists of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia will each earn a place at May's FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action. 

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Pharaohs rise again after impressive AFCON]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=2/news=pharaohs-rise-again-after-impressive-afcon-2867518.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 14:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The day it all started for Ad-Diba and the Pharaohs]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-day-it-all-started-for-ad-diba-and-the-pharaohs-2867512.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 09:52:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[AFCON performances rewarded with ranking surge]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=2/news=afcon-performances-rewarded-with-ranking-surge-2866571.htmlThu, 09 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Cameroon crowned African champions with comeback win]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/596/4/index.htmlCameroon won a fifth CAF Africa Cup of Nations title following their 2-1 come-from-behind win over Egypt in the Gabon 2017 Final in Libreville after second-half goals from substitutes Nicolas N'Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar. 

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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 21:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Returning Pharaohs set sights on AFCON glory]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/610/9/index.htmlSat, 04 Feb 2017 11:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2866044.htmlThis week, we hear from Frank Lampard as he calls time on his playing career, Luciano Spalletti praises club legend Francesco Totti after his latest important goal and David Beckham gives insight into Sir Alex Ferguson's support for him after France 1998.

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Sat, 04 Feb 2017 10:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Last call for Russia 2017]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/614/3/index.htmlWe preview the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017 final between Cameroon and Egypt, with the victor booking their ticket, and the final spot, at the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Pharaohs in familiar territory as brave Burkinabe bid farewell]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/600/5/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews the first of two CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals as tournament old-stagers Egypt narrowly ended the fairytale run of Burkina Faso.]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Ayew brothers propel Ghana forward, Egypt advance]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/547/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from west Africa.]]>Sun, 29 Jan 2017 21:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Watertight Egypt dreaming of success]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/535/9/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the fate of the Pharoahs, with a record-extending eighth CAF Africa Cup of Nations the goal for Hector Cuper's Egypt, if they can maintain the defensive stability that saw them through to the knockout stages of Gabon 2017.]]>Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[New stars shining in Gabon]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/533/7/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over a number of players who have already boosted their reputations]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Upsets aplenty in the AFCON group stage]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/525/4/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a dramatic group phase at the Africa Cup of Nations that left the holders and hosts out and saw Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Egypt and Senegal qualify as section winners.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Egypt top group, Mali head home]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/519/8/index.htmlWed, 25 Jan 2017 23:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Black Stars into last eight, Pharaohs earn late win ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/402/1/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the second set of Group D matches held in Port Gentil, Gabon.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2863972.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 06:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[A rare Real defeat and an ageless Pharaoh]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-rare-real-defeat-and-an-ageless-pharoah-2863771.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, which does not make positive reading for a studious Spaniard and his heavily-inked countryman.]]>Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[El Hadary: I’m as ambitious as ever]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/373/5/index.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Ghana edge Uganda as Mali and Egypt share spoils]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/370/2/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the first two Group D encounters at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, which saw Ghana record a hard-fought win over Uganda and Mali and Egypt play to a scoreless draw.]]>Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa primed for another grandstand finish]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=africa-primed-for-another-grandstand-finish-2861420.htmlFIFA.com examines the state of play in Africa's preliminaries for Russia 2018, with Algeria and Ghana both struggling to maintain their proud recent qualifying record.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Senegal qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=senegal-book-place-at-bahamas-2017-2860885.htmlHosts Nigeria and Senegal will represent Africa at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after defeating Morocco 6-1 and Egypt 5-2 in their respective semi-final matches of the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Nigeria.  

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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[All eyes turn to the beach for African contenders]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-eyes-turn-to-the-beach-for-african-contenders-2859589.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-close-in-on-argentina-as-race-for-team-of-year-heats-up-2853981.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Egypt aim for revenge, control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=egypt-aim-for-revenge-control-2849193.htmlOn the road to Brazil 2014, Ghana famously humiliated Egypt 6-1, but the Pharaohs are confident of revenge on Sunday, knowing a result will put them in the driving seat for reaching the FIFA World Cup™.

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763.htmlNigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809.htmlCameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA['Brazilians' overcome the odds in Africa]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=brazilians-overcome-the-odds-in-africa-2845881.htmlTue, 25 Oct 2016 05:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Africa's ticket to Japan punched]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=africa-s-ticket-to-japan-punched-2845732.htmlMon, 24 Oct 2016 00:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Sundowns wary of Cairo test]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/284/516/1/index.htmlFri, 21 Oct 2016 03:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Sundowns in control]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/284/390/7/index.htmlSouth African champions Mamelodi Sundowns have taken a giant step towards representing Africa at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 with a 3-0 victory against Cairo giants Zamalek in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[CAF club final set for kick-off]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/284/299/3/index.htmlFri, 14 Oct 2016 02:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[All change on the futsal scene]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=all-change-on-the-futsal-scene-2841698.htmlIf there is one thing that made the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 a turning point in the history of the sport, then it was Argentina's maiden title win. ​FIFA.com ​looks back at a groundbreaking tournament.

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[All smiles for mother/daughter volunteer team]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=all-smiles-for-mother-daughter-volunteer-team-2837001.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 13:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Egypt’s Eika puts on a brave face]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=egypt-s-eika-puts-on-a-brave-face-2836960.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Sensational semis in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/675/4/index.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Semis set in stone]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=semis-set-in-stone-2836918.htmlThe four teams who will see us through to the final day of FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 have been settled, as Russia and Iran were joined by Argentina and Portugal in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Five fire Alibceleste into semis]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276098/match=300357674/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 23:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Egypt’s Elashwal training his sights on Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=egypt-s-elashwal-training-his-sights-on-argentina-2836464.htmlEgypt forward Abdelrahman Elashwal speaks with FIFA.com about the joy of knocking out Italy in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 and the upcoming quarter-final meeting with Argentina.

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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Cuzzolino: Argentina will be stronger]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=cuzzolino-argentina-will-be-stronger-2836417.htmlArgentina's Leandro Cuzzolino speaks with FIFA.com about his relief and elation of scoring his match-winning penalty kick that took the Albiceleste to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. 

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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Tension to the end in last 16]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tension-to-the-end-in-last-16-2836168.htmlThere was drama and intrigue aplenty on the final day of last-16 fixtures at the FIFA Futsal World Cup. FIFA.com rounds up all the action as the remaining quarter-final places were decided at Colombia 2016.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Sundowns look for home boost]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/590/5/index.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Egypt edge Italy in extra-time thriller]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276096/match=300357668/match-report.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 04:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Familiar look to African beach finals]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=familiar-look-to-african-beach-finals-2835019.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017