<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:57:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[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[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[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