<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 04:36:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2313785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2247244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Two hearts in ice]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2044952/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows two A-League players experiencing some muscle therapy.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:37:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![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[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[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=first-roll-the-dice-for-african-hopefuls-1540248.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa sets off on road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-sets-off-road-brazil-1539913.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2011 07:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Niger edge closer, Uganda stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Niger edged closer to qualifying for next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a win over South Africa, while Uganda lost to Angola and Nigeria beat Madagascar.

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Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Burkinabe through, Egypt crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Burkina Faso booked their place at the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while defending champions Egypt crashed out to Sierra Leone.

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Sat, 03 Sep 2011 21:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Foxes hungry for more prey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=foxes-hungry-for-more-prey-1484276.htmlAlgeria will remain hopeful of a second successive FIFA World Cup finals after their Group H draw, but they will need to remain consistent with Mali ready to pounce and Benin hoping to spring a surprise.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Giants begin journey to 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia will get their qualifying campaigns underway with easy home games, while Congo DR and Senegal will collide in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.

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Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[African journalists train for the FIFA World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=1208152/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As part of a programme run by the AFP Foundation and financed by FIFA, some 270 African sports journalists, editors and photographers attended a training programme which concluded on 5 May 2010.

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Mon, 10 May 2010 19:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Drogba named Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been crowned African Player of the Year for 2009 ahead of Michael Essien and Samuel Eto'o.

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Fri, 12 Mar 2010 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=920094/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Ghana stroll, Libya shock Tunisia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/741/570/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana and Libya were among the biggest winners in the first qualifying round of the inaugural African Nations Championship.

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Sun, 13 Apr 2008 23:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Eritrea withdraw from qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/682/680/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Planet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[African road becoming clearer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Following the draw for the South Africa 2010 preliminary competition, FIFA has confirmed the dates and format of the qualifying matchdays.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Keshi (TOG): We'll be well prepared]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Stephen Keshi, Togo (Coach): "We have a good chance to qualify for next stage. In this group, we will face Zambia again, a team we know very well. We have to be better prepared than for the Cup of Nations 2008"

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 20:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Drama at the Draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A thrilling Preliminary Draw to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa took place in Durban today, with 170 teams discovering their tasks.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Africa, the realm of surprises]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=644014/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Nov 2007 17:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Aboutrika: the toast of Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/638/839/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ahly fans came out in force to ensure that Mohamed Aboutrika dominated FIFA.com's latest Have Your Say topic on Africa's best player.

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Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:39:32 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Who is the best African player?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/636/708/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Ghana race enters final straight]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/confederationscup/southafrica2009/news/newsid=589792/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The lineup for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations will become clearer this weekend when qualifying concludes in all but two of the 12 groups.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009
<![CDATA[Sports coaching course in Senegal]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=570975/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As part of its partnership with the International Centre for Sports Studies, Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University will be organising a second session of its sports management course.

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Wed, 15 Aug 2007 09:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Cameroon lead by example]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/530/950/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As one of only two teams to have won away from home this weekend, Cameroon took the plaudits in this fourth round of qualifiers for Ghana 2008.

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Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:34:49 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[New and old take gold in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/529/158/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 May 2007 18:29:10 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African new boys eye the prize]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=african-new-boys-eye-the-prize-123979.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2007 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Sundowns hoping to stop Ahly]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=sundowns-hoping-stop-ahly-123188.htmlThu, 05 Apr 2007 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets soar to the top]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=golden-eaglets-soar-the-top-122559.htmlTue, 27 Mar 2007 18:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007<![CDATA[Positive beginnings in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/122/475/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Battles intensify in Europe and Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/122/436/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 Mar 2007 02:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Cameroon, South Africa and Tunisia flex muscles]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/114/016/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Day of reckoning in Africa and Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/113/943/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Beijing field narrows in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=113899/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Mar 2007 19:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Magnificent Mputu lights up Africa]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=magnificent-mputu-lights-africa-113636.htmlMon, 19 Mar 2007 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Big names face Confederation Cup chop]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/113/420/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Mar 2007 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[African teams target Korea]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=african-teams-target-korea-112766.htmlTue, 06 Mar 2007 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007<![CDATA[Mputu on song as Ahly are held]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=mputu-song-ahly-are-held-112700.htmlMon, 05 Mar 2007 12:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Drogba named Africa’s best]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=112484/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Mar 2007 23:21:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=AwardsKind=News<![CDATA[Sundowns on the rise]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=2/news=sundowns-the-rise-112360.htmlWed, 28 Feb 2007 12:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Italy oust Brazil to take top spot]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2007/m=2/news=italy-oust-brazil-take-top-spot-111685.htmlAzzurri.]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:35:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Giants fall in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/111/604/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Feb 2007 18:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Shock exits for former African club champions]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=2/news=shock-exits-for-former-african-club-champions-111599.htmlMon, 12 Feb 2007 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[CAF celebrates 50th anniversary]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=111384/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 07 Feb 2007 20:13:00 GMTArea=AF - FederationSection=FederationKind=News<![CDATA[Football for health: Strong FIFA message to Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=111292/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 06 Feb 2007 17:44:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Foundation laid for FIFA football medicine network in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=111291/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 06 Feb 2007 17:38:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Unlucky Dziri hopes to hit heights]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=1/news=unlucky-dziri-hopes-hit-heights-110642.htmlMon, 29 Jan 2007 15:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007