<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 25 Oct 2016 05:21:00 GMTTue, 25 Oct 2016 05:29:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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=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=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=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=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=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<![CDATA[Zamalek put one foot in final]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/474/2/index.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 04:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[First departures as hosts hang on]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=first-departures-as-hosts-hang-on-2834371.htmlSat, 17 Sep 2016 04:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Thailand through, Egypt must wait]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357627/match-report.htmlThailand secured their place amongst the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Egypt.

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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Zamalek, Zesco hope for home joy]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/377/2/index.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[World Cup dream on hold for Egypt's Abdelnaser]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=world-cup-dream-on-hold-for-egypt-s-abdelnaser-2833262.htmlFIFA.com about where the Pharaohs went wrong - and how they can put it right.]]>Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Speedy strikes and another late leveller]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=speedy-strikes-and-another-late-leveller-2833231.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 04:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Quickfire Russians brush past Egypt]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357657/match-report.htmlWed, 14 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Club World Cup dreams for Wydad's Hajhouj]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=club-world-cup-dreams-for-wydad-s-hajhouj-2832443.htmlMon, 12 Sep 2016 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Late strikes and drama as the curtain rises]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=late-strikes-and-drama-as-the-curtain-raises-2831989.htmlSun, 11 Sep 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Egypt start with seven in curtain-raiser]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357659/match-report.htmlEgypt began their FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 campaign with a resounding 7-1 win over Cuba in Medellin, with Mostafa Eid's hat-trick getting them off to the perfect start in Group B.

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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 23:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Cuba’s Reynoso still going strong]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=cuba-s-reynoso-still-going-strong-2823770.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Clemente Reynoso, a legend of Cuban futsal, who is set to mark his two decades in the job with a fifth appearance at the FIFA Futsal World Cup, at Colombia 2016.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Regional rivalries in Africa's last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/349/4/index.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 02:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Lechantre: Africa no longer has small teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lechantre-africa-no-longer-has-small-teams-2823288.html FIFA.com hears from Congo coach Pierre Lechantre who says Les Diables Rouges have a realistic chance of achieving breakthrough qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Wydad, Zesco jockey for pole position]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/325/8/index.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Final four set in Africa's race for Japan]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/222/8/index.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action, which will eventually produce a qualifier for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Appiah: Ghana can make Russia 2018 semis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=appiah-ghana-can-make-russia-2018-semis-2821611.htmlFIFA.com that the Black Stars are capable of winning through to the semi-finals at Russia 2018.]]>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Clubs line up for African semi-finals]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/147/9/index.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2820081.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana stunned in preliminary qualifying]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-ghana-stunned-in-preliminary-qualifying-2819134.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Ahly strike back, Sundowns go through]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/317/0/index.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 02:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Sundowns poised to reach last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/283/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews this week's CAF Champions League in which South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns host Egyptian side Zamalek knowing a point would put them in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Results go against Egyptians]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/216/8/index.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 03:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Red Devils aim for quick turnaround]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/196/6/index.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the upcoming CAF Champions League action. ]]>Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Former champions face a mountain]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/441/0/index.htmlWith ten African titles between them, Al Ahly and Enyimba are the only teams without a point at the end of two rounds of the CAF Champions League group stage.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Top Group A teams go head-to-head]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/369/1/index.htmlIn-form Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca will host Zesco United, who shocked Al Ahly last week, with the top of the table at stake in this week's CAF Champions League group stage action.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group stage kicks off with history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/262/6/index.htmlMamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca started the CAF Champions League's group stage at the weekend by securing historic firsts in the competition.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016