<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:15:12 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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
<![CDATA[Club giants start group trek]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=club-giants-start-group-trek-2802052.htmlThe eight clubs remaining in the CAF Champions League have 19 titles between them, and they kick-off the group stage this weekend with one looking to add another trophy to the cabinet.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[A new prodigy rises in Egypt]]>/live-scores/news/newsid/280/187/1/index.htmlAfter a year thrilling Pharaohs and Al Ahly supporters, teenager Ramadan Sobhi talks to FIFA.com about his myriad skills, his big ambitions and the growing plaudits coming his way.

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Big boys line up for African finals]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=big-boys-line-up-for-african-finals-2800120.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2016 02:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Egypt’s women closing the gap]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=egypt-s-women-closing-the-gap-2791815.htmlWhile Egypt’s men have competed at two FIFA World Cups and won the CAF Africa Cup of Nations on seven occasions, the country’s women are hoping to grab some glory for themselves, having just beaten Côte d’Ivoire to qualify for the continental finals for only the second time in their history and the first in 18 years.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 16:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2791479.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Captain Mizo leading from the front for Egypt]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=captain-mizo-leading-from-the-front-for-egypt-2791109.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Egypt futsal captain Mizo, who looked back on his early days in the game, explained his reasons for taking up futsal and set out his objectives for the Pharaohs at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Sun, 15 May 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[A new champion and a debutant in Africa]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-champion-and-a-debutant-in-africa-2782507.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique qualify for Colombia 2016]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=egypt-morocco-qualify-for-colombia-2016-2782253.htmlEgypt, Morocco and Mozambique will represent Africa at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 after claiming the podium places at the 2016 CAF Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Crows crash out as group stage set]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crows-crash-out-as-group-stage-set-2781956.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African clubs line up for final eight]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/152/2/index.htmlMon, 18 Apr 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Futsal's Pharaohs focused on number six]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=futsal-s-pharaohs-focused-on-number-six-2780956.htmlThu, 14 Apr 2016 07:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Holders stumble in Morocco, Al Ahly held]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/060/2/index.htmlDefending CAF Champions League champions TP Mazembe of Congo DR were the biggest casualties of the first leg of the final round of home-and-away ties before the eight-team group phase.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[The Weekend in Review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2780296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend’s action where Wydad Casablanca enjoyed a 2-0 win over the African champions, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund battled to a 2-2 draw, Leicester City's march to the English Premier League took another step forward and much more.]]>Sat, 09 Apr 2016 21:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Former champions line up for group stage]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/004/6/index.htmlOnly one of eight CAF Champions League ties, which begin this weekend, does not feature a previous African champion. FIFA.com previews the knockout stage of Africa's premier club competition.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Heavy interest in hosting 2020 futsal extravaganza]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=heavy-interest-in-hosting-2020-futsal-extravaganza-2779168.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[African trio storm into Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=african-trio-storm-into-jordan-2016-2772848.htmlVeterans Nigeria and Ghana joined debutantes Cameroon in posting lopsided results in qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon qualify for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ghana-nigeria-cameroon-qualify-for-jordan-2016-2772725.htmlGhana, Nigeria and Cameroon finished as the top three sides at the CAF U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament, securing their spots at Jordan 2016.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Five things to watch in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=five-things-to-watch-in-afcon-qualifying-2771564.htmlFIFA.com profiles the big stories ahead of this week's CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Congolese clubs keep pace]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/137/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 02:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[North Africans well placed to advance]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/085/4/index.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Away teams find points in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/009/4/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[African favourites join the action]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/966/2/index.htmlFri, 11 Mar 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Three tickets to Jordan up for grabs in Africa]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=three-tickets-to-jordan-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2769021.htmlTue, 08 Mar 2016 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Shawky confident of Egyptian revival]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=shawky-confident-of-egyptian-revival-2764698.htmlWed, 10 Feb 2016 13:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Cuper: Passion in the air in Egypt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=cuper-passion-in-the-air-in-egypt-2764592.htmlFIFA.com about his new job shepherding Egypt's national team back to the FIFA World Cup for the first time in over a quarter of a century.]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/754/1/index.htmlMon, 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]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/692/6/index.htmlFIFA.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]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/273/9/index.htmlMon, 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]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/209/2/index.htmlFri, 21 Aug 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Fast-rising Morsi firing Zamalek revival]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=8/news=fast-rising-morsi-firing-zamalek-revival-2670775.htmlFIFA.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]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/267/021/6/index.htmlMon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mazembe icons aiming for history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/266/974/5/index.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 05:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015