<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 25 Mar 2016 16:52:00 GMTFri, 22 Apr 2016 11:45:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Infantino completes Africa visit in Gabon]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=infantino-completes-africa-visit-in-gabon-2772510.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 16:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=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[June draw for third round of African Zone qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=june-draw-for-third-round-of-african-zone-qualifiers-2733952.htmlFIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:05:00 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[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[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/255/2/index.htmlEgypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/177/0/index.htmlFri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=the-week-in-quotes-2555838.htmlSat, 07 Mar 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=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 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[FIFA launches 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-launches-2014-fifa-world-cup-legacy-trust-2239771.htmlThe FIFA Executive Committee held its final meeting of the year in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia (Brazil). They announced the 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust and hosts for a number of future FIFA tournaments.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=executive-welcomes-progress-for-palestine-football-launches-consultation-2190697.htmlFri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![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[Dream debuts and hat-trick heroes]]>/news/y=2013/m=8/news=dream-debuts-and-hat-trick-heroes-2151633.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review due to goalscoring feats, as does a 17-year-old in an extremely youthful PSV side.]]>Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[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[Ivorians lead the way for the first time]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=ivorians-lead-the-way-for-the-first-time-2065584.htmlMon, 29 Apr 2013 03:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[African finalists eye four U-17 spots]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=african-finalists-eye-four-spots-2057036.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2013 04:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Egypt leads African charge after fourth title]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=egypt-leads-african-charge-after-fourth-title-2051466.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2013 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![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[Egypt, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria reach Turkey]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=egypt-mali-ghana-nigeria-reach-turkey-2038791.htmlAfrica's four representatives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey have been decided, after Nigeria joined Egypt, Mali and Ghana in the semi-finals of the CAF U-20 Championship.

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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Glory within reach for African finalists]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=glory-within-reach-for-african-finalists-2030421.htmlFri, 15 Mar 2013 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![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[Gabon sanctioned for using ineligible player ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=gabon-sanctioned-for-using-ineligible-player-1975992.htmlThu, 20 Dec 2012 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ibra turns on the style, France impress again]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ibra-turns-the-style-france-impress-again-1904013.htmlFIFA.com wraps up a big night of international action across the globe highlighted by an impressive win for France in Italy, a Zlatan Ibrahimovic masterclass and Saudi Arabia denying Argentina.]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ten pretenders eye African throne]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ten-pretenders-eye-african-throne-1900208.htmlFIFA.com to find out more about the contenders.]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2012 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=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[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[Last eight learn their fate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Point ensures progress for Koreans]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Last chance for last-eight hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Stars dazzle as Spain crash out]]>/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/y=2012/m=7/news=stars-dazzle-spain-crash-out-1672365.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Sun, 29 Jul 2012 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Dos Santos: I showed what I'm capable of]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his two-goal show against Gabon and his hopes for El Tri at London 2012.
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Dos Santos kick-starts Mexico campaign]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Key games await gold medal favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Aubameyang: Gabon have lots of potential]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his side's opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland, their hopes for the tournament and his own development.]]>Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil impress, Spain shocked on opening day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Gabon hold Swiss for historic point]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Stars assemble on opening day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Sixteen on the Golden road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at London 2012, which begins on Thursday when Spain take on Japan at Glasgow's Hampden Park.]]>Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men