<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTWed, 10 Jun 2015 08:45:30 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African giants look to make winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt and Qatar shine in friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Becker: Equatorial Guinea's move up the ranking isn't luck]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=2/news=becker-equatorial-guinea-s-move-up-the-ranking-isn-t-luck-2525423.htmlFIFA.com about their dramatic run as hosts at the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations and their subsequent massive jump in the rankings.]]>Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:20:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Africans, Asians make huge leaps]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=2/news=africans-asians-make-huge-leaps-2522971.htmlThu, 12 Feb 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Brave Elephants fulfil their promise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at a dramatic and finely balanced CAF Africa Cup of Nations which saw Côte d’Ivoire finally win a second continental title in emotional fashion, topping Ghana at the end of an impressive run of form.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Congo DR take third on penalties]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Congo DR ended their 2015 CAF African Cup of Nations campaign on a high with a 4-2 penalty shootout victory against hosts Equatorial Guinea in the third-place play-off in Malabo on Saturday.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 18:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[FIFA & CAF sign collaboration agreement]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=fifa-and-caf-sign-collaboration-agreement-2521572.htmlFIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) today signed a cooperation agreement to reinforce their collaboration in the field of football development.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 12:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News
<![CDATA[Ghana cruise into final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Four-time champions Ghana set up a CAF Africa Cup of Nations final with Côte d'Ivoire by outplaying hosts Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in Malabo

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia to reach semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hosts Equatorial Guinea stunned Tunisia to reach the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2015 semi-finals after a 2-1 win after extra time. 

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[The remarkable tale of Equatorial Guinea's poet-coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/282/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Esteban Becker's story in football has led him to west Africa, where the coach won a continental championship with a women's team and now leads the underdog hosts into the quarter-finals of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Leekens: Tunisia must have the will to win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Juvenal: We are a united team]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=CAF Africa Cup of Nations hosts Equatorial Guinea are setting their sights on achieving even more after wild celebrations greeted their qualification for the quarter-finals on Sunday evening.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Hosts advance to Cup of Nations quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hosts Equatorial Guinea advanced to the quarter-finals of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations along with Group A winners Congo. 

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Hosts hold Burkina Faso to goalless draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hosts Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso played out a goalless draw in Bata in CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group A.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Becker: A pity Equatorial Guinea dropped points]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Hosts denied in Cup of Nations opener]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea set to get tournament rolling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire qualify as Nigeria crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guinea joined Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Ghana and Congo DR in qualifying for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday but defending champions Nigeria crashed out.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2014]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2014-2390342.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the month in women’s football looks at crucial qualifying action for Canada 2015 in Europe and Africa, plus silverware handed out across numerous domestic competitions.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea outed as African line-up completed]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=equatorial-guinea-outed-as-african-line-up-completed-2360045.htmlMon, 09 Jun 2014 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Sessegnon buoys Benin, Malawi win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 18 May 2014 10:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana make it three on the trot]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=nigeria-ghana-make-three-the-trot-2265751.htmlMon, 27 Jan 2014 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Finishing line nears for Canada 2014 hopefuls]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=finishing-line-nears-for-canada-2014-hopefuls-2257762.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2014 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Reshuffled Spain edge Equatorial Guinea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Santi Cazorla started the scoring as Spain began two-game trip to Africa with a 2-1 win over Equatorial Guinea while Jimmy Bermudez briefly brought the score level for the hosts before Juanfran Torres notched the winner.

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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Injured Costa ruled out of Spain friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has strained a muscle in his right thigh, ruling him out of his first friendlies with Spain, according to a club statement. 

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 08 Sep 2013 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea sanctioned for fielding ineligible player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=equatorial-guinea-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2138188.htmlFri, 19 Jul 2013 15:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Further disciplinary proceedings opened against Equatorial Guinea]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=further-disciplinary-proceedings-opened-against-equatorial-guinea-2112057.htmlTue, 18 Jun 2013 14:11:23 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Disciplinary proceedings opened against three member associations ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=disciplinary-proceedings-opened-against-three-member-associations-2110660.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[South Africa, Ethiopia race hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=south-africa-ethiopia-race-hots-2104783.htmlVictory for Ethiopia in Botswana saw the race in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group A, as a win for South Africa kept the race tight at the top, while Tunisia secured a late point and Côte d'Ivoire won in Gambia.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Croatia and Ecuador on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=4/news=croatia-and-ecuador-the-2056322.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639.htmlThe last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[England and Germany lay down markers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a massive night of international action highlighted by headline-grabbing wins for England and Germany in glamour match-ups, while Argentina and Spain were amongst others that impressed.]]>Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-1977150.html2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Toure, Anonman crowned Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb ninth, Equatorial Guinea fly]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=12/news=korea-dpr-climb-ninth-equatorial-guinea-fly-1966813.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2012 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2012 ]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=11/news=women-round-november-2012-1959525.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a month in which Genoveva Anonman's goals helped Equatorial Guinea win the African crown, Brazil sacked their coach and a new professional league was announced in USA.]]>Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Women's round-up: October 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=11/news=women-round-october-2012-1816459.htmlFIFA.com reviews the past month in the women’s game including a match-up between big guns USA and Germany, drama in UEFA Women’s EURO qualifying, changes among some of the world’s top coaches, plus the latest club news.]]>Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Comebacks, shocks as continental line-up set]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Cameroon crash out, Ethiopia qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Big guns facing elimination]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013