<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 11 Apr 2016 14:16:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 08:02:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea expelled from Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=equatorial-guinea-expelled-from-women-s-olympic-football-tournament-20-2780643.htmlEquatorial Guinea will not compete in the preliminary competition of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020 following a decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[African favourites fight their way through]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=african-favourites-fight-their-way-through-2767579.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[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[Belhanda: We have a duty to Morocco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Southern African women punch Olympic tickets]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2015/m=10/news=southern-african-women-punch-olympic-tickets-2719931.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 06:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb as USA stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=korea-dpr-climb-as-usa-stay-top-2695985.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![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[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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=2/news=brave-elephants-fulfil-their-promise-2522219.htmlFIFA.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[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[The remarkable tale of Equatorial Guinea's poet-coach]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/251/282/9/index.htmlEsteban 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=Africa Cup of Nations 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[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[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[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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=england-and-germany-lay-down-markers-2002756.htmlFIFA.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]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=the-afcon-numbers-1985424.htmlWed, 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[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?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.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]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=comebacks-shocks-continental-line-set-1785266.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Big guns facing elimination]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=big-guns-facing-elimination-1783149.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Elephants rampage, Indomitable Lions fade]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=elephants-rampage-indomitable-lions-fade-1698372.htmlCôte d'Ivoire impressed in a goalfest against Senegal, holders Zambia left a lot to do in the second leg, and four-time winners Cameroon slumped to defeat. FIFA.com reviews the latest CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Regional rivalries highlight last round]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=regional-rivalries-highlight-last-round-1696300.htmlFri, 07 Sep 2012 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Giants drop points on the road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=giants-drop-points-the-road-1646558.htmlSun, 10 Jun 2012 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=crunch-clashes-come-early-africa-1645513.htmlFIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Elephants rumble as Zambia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=elephants-rumble-zambia-stumble-1642953.htmlSat, 02 Jun 2012 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714.htmlThu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Senegalese, South African champs fall]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=3/news=senegalese-south-african-champs-fall-1594128.htmlMon, 05 Mar 2012 05:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Spotlight suits rising co-hosts]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=2/news=spotlight-suits-rising-hosts-1584692.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2012 01:26:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News