<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTSat, 06 Feb 2016 07:18:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2764089.htmlFIFA.com’s latest round-up, including a creative free-kick delegation routine in the Australian W-League, honest words from Stuart Holden as he announced his retirement and Diego Simeone as he explained Jackson Martinez's transfer to China PR.]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054.htmlTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[World Cup to boost Jordan's women's football pioneers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=world-cup-to-boost-jordan-s-women-s-football-pioneers-2744733.htmlTue, 15 Dec 2015 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Three tickets to Rio up for grabs in Africa]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=11/news=friday-subbed-three-tickets-to-rio-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2735240.htmlEight teams kick off the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations this weekend with Nigeria and Egypt expected to lead the way to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro at next summer's Olympics.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[June draw for third round of African Zone qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=june-draw-for-third-round-of-african-zone-qualifiers-2733952.htmlFIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952.htmlNigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Northern challengers fail to halt high-flying Crows]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=northern-challengers-fail-to-halt-the-crows-2731841.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an eventful CAF Champions League that saw Congo DR's TP Mazembe recover from some early stumbles to win their fifth continental crown and qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Lewandowski dazzles amid legends’ landmarks ]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=lewandowski-dazzles-amid-legends-landmarks-2695747.htmlWed, 23 Sep 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Drama leaves Sudan smiling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Drama down to the wire in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the upcoming action from the CAF Champions League.]]>Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Champions out, Alger stay perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Last throw of the dice for African champs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Fast-rising Morsi firing Zamalek revival]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on his break-out season, his future goals and pulling on the Pharoahs' shirt.]]>Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[USM Alger through, holders in trouble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mazembe icons aiming for history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Records rewritten as droughts end ]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=records-rewritten-as-droughts-end-2669288.htmlWed, 05 Aug 2015 07:24:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Hassan: It will be difficult for Egypt to qualify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=hassan-it-will-be-difficult-for-egypt-to-qualify-2668133.htmlFIFA.com that the Pharaohs will have a hard time reaching their first FIFA World Cup since 1990.]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Alger, Mazembe score crucial wins]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![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[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Mazembe under pressure as Champions League resumes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Setif rebound, Alger stay perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[African upstarts try to maintain momentum]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at this weekend's matches.]]>Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Sudanese clubs start strong]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/265/406/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Africa's last eight get underway in Champions League]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/265/317/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Helmke: A German midfielder in Cairo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com talks to journeyman professional Hendrik Helmke, who has been playing regularly for Egyptian giants Al Ahly.]]>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[High-speed hat-tricks and timely trebles]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=high-speed-hat-tricks-and-timely-trebles-2480211.htmlFIFA.com runs down some of quickest trebles in the game.]]>Sat, 16 May 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Stadium security and safety gets continental look]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stadium-security-and-safety-gets-continental-look-2605302.htmlThe FIFA/CAF Regional Seminar for National Security Officers ended on a high note with participants hailing the importance of an opportunity to discuss issues of security and safety at the various stadia.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 14:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=FIFA SecurityKind=News
<![CDATA[History made in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 May 2015 01:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerians on brink of history]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/122/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 May 2015 16:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerian trio stay on track]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Unlikely Islanders crash African beach party]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=unlikely-islanders-crash-african-beach-party-2592220.htmlMon, 20 Apr 2015 01:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[African minnows try to stay in the hunt]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/259/149/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Beach challengers hit the Seychelles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=beach-challengers-hit-the-seychelles-2590271.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 03:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mixed time for South African clubs]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/256/556/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Southern sides size up North African favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/255/780/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at their chances.]]>Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[North Africa impress early]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2535222.html
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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Blatter saddened by Egyptian tragedy]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=blatter-saddened-by-egyptian-tragedy-2522354.htmlFIFA President Blatter has sent a letter of condolence to Mohamed Gamal, the President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), following the tragic events that occurred at the match between Zamalek and ENPPI.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[The year in African football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We look back at an intriguing and successful year for African football, with Algeria and Nigeria impressing at the Brazil 2014, while ES Setif reached the summit of the continent's club football to claim a place at the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[The heroes and highlights of a special tournament]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=the-heroes-and-highlights-of-a-special-tournament-2488786.htmlFIFA.com looks back on past FIFA Club World Cup competitions as Morocco prepares to welcome the world's best club teams for the 2014 Club World Cup in just a few days' time.

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 21:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Satellites conquer Cairo, spark Ghanaian rise]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=satellites-conquer-cairo-spark-ghanaian-rise-2457495.html FIFA.com recalls a Daniel Agyei-inspired Ghana overcoming sizeable odds and tournament heavyweights Brazil to win their first FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:38:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U20 World Cup Egypt 2009<![CDATA[African coaches hail progress, discuss future ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=african-coaches-hail-progress-discuss-future-2451867.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[New coach starts Egyptian rebuilding]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/242/936/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Draws leave leaders smiling in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Semi-finalists jockey for position]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014