<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTFri, 15 Dec 2017 08:02:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=12/news=the-week-in-numbers-2924816.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[El Hadary: Egypt are one family ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=el-hadary-egypt-are-one-family-2924985.htmlFIFA.com hears from Egypt's veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who looks ahead to the Pharaohs' Russia 2018 campaign and talks recently finding the net in the Saudi Professional League.

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Coaching quartet voice Final Draw hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=coaching-quartet-voice-final-draw-hopes-2922017-2922092.htmlFIFA.com spoke with four coaches ahead of Friday’s Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace and asked them what they are hoping for from the event.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Excitement high for debutants and returning heroes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=excitement-high-for-debutants-and-returning-heroes-2921618.htmlFIFA.com took a closer look at the five teams either making their first World Cup appearance, or their first in a generation.]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Long-term absentees make triumphant returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=long-term-absentees-make-triumphant-returns-2919837.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify in Africa?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=who-can-qualify-in-africa-2918834.htmlThe third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws to a close this weekend, with three of the five berths at next year’s tournament still to be determined. 

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Wydad end 25-year Champions League drought]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=wydad-end-25-year-champions-league-drought-2918679.htmlWydad Casablanca will have the honour of representing Africa at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 thanks to a 2-1 aggregate win over Egypt's Al Ahly in the final of the 53rd CAF Champions League.

 
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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Wydad crowned African champions]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=wydad-crowned-african-champions-2918627.htmlMoroccan side Wydad Casablanca will represent Africa at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 after defeating Egyptian giants Al Ahly 2-1 on aggregate in the CAF Champions League final.

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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 21:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Wydad, Al Ahly 90 minutes from glory]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=wydad-al-ahly-90-minutes-from-glory-2918594.html

With 90 down and 90 to go, the CAF Champions League enters its final stanza on a knife edge, with Wydad Casablanca hosting Al Ahly and a ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 on the line.

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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Ahly, Wydad share spoils in first leg]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=al-ahly-wydad-share-spoils-in-first-leg-2918139.htmlSat, 28 Oct 2017 20:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Moroccan finishers poised for final showdown]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=moroccan-finishers-poised-for-final-showdown-2917668.htmlTwo players who contributed much to Al Ahly and Wydad Casablanca's success in getting to the 2017 CAF Champions League final were Moroccan forwards Walid Azaro and Achraf Bencharki. FIFA.com takes a closer look at each forward's attributes ahead of the final.

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Ahly, Wydad set for African final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=al-ahly-wydad-set-for-african-final-2917646.html

After a long journey that has taken in the length and breadth of Africa, the 2017 CAF Champions League is about to reach its conclusion, with two teams from the north of the continent set to fight it out for the trophy.]]>
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Ahly ease into continental decider ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=al-ahly-ease-into-continental-decider-2916653.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 01:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[African quartet with all to play for ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=african-quartet-with-all-to-play-for-2916089.htmlContested by four north African sides, the semi-finals of the 2017 CAF Champions League are both finely poised ahead of this weekend’s second legs. 

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2916023.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with miss-kicks and spot-kicks.]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The World Cup qualifiers in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-world-cup-qualifiers-in-numbers-2913265.htmlBarça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Five factors behind Egypt’s successful campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=five-factors-behind-egypt-s-successful-campaign-2912190.htmlAfter the Pharaohs secured a long-awaited return to the FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com looks at five factors that proved critical to Egypt’s successful qualification for Russia 2018.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Last-gasp Pharaohs end World Cup exile]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=last-gasp-pharaohs-book-world-cup-return-2912041.htmlEgypt clinched their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to earn their first appearance at the finals for 28 years, having had to watch from the sidelines since Italy 1990.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Nigeria qualify, Elephants in peril]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=nigeria-qualify-elephants-in-peril-2911676.htmlWhile the headline-grabber was very much Nigeria's passage to Russia with victory over Zambia, a pair of North African side moved into striking distance of their own ticket ahead of the final day.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa's penultimate joust]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to this weekend's fifth round of fixtures in Africa where tickets to Russia 2018 are up for grabs.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa after first legs]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-after-first-legs-2910343.htmlNothing has been decided after the two first leg semi-finals of the CAF Champions League. USM Alger shared the points with Wydad Casablanca and Etoile Sportive could yet regret their goal conceded at home against Al Ahly.

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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[All roads lead north]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=all-roads-lead-north-2909843.htmlIt is a clash of North African rivals in the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League, with USM Alger hosting Wydad Casablanca and Etoile du Sahel locking horns with Al Ahly.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Age-defying El Hadary looking for World Cup fame]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=age-defying-el-hadary-looking-for-world-cup-fame-2909056.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nigerians-on-the-brink-big-guns-out-in-the-cold-2907177.htmlFIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Miya helping Cranes fly high]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=miya-helping-cranes-fly-high-2905349.htmlFIFA.com spoke to striker Farouk Miya, who has played an important role in ensuring that the east African country remains in contention.]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Appiah: Anything is still possible]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=appiah-anything-is-still-possible-2904840.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Big cats, Red Devils and a Gallic goblin]]>/news/y=2017/m=7/news=big-cats-red-devils-and-a-gallic-goblin-2901591.html FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with foreigners on Merseyside and at the ESPYS.]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[4 days to go: Egypt’s moment in the spotlight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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 shine the spotlight on Egypt’s memorable performances in South Africa. 

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[29 days to go: Seeing red at the Confederations Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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