<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTTue, 08 Apr 2014 02:14:10 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[Kebbeh: Creating opportunities in Gambia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=2180635/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to newly-elected Gambia FA President Mustapha Kebbeh about his country's pride in its women's team, the challenges of growing the game in Gambia and more when he visited the Home of FIFA Tuesday.]]>Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:44:03 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Igesund: South Africa must focus]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Reds, runs and regional pride]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s stats review makes positive reading for a Clarence Seedorf-inspired Botafogo, Columbus Crew and Panama, and the opposite for Portland Timbers, Mexico and a Colombian red-card vacuum.]]>Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:36:40 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[South Africa, Ethiopia race hots up]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Victory 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Injury-hit Timbers sign Norway defender Kah]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=usa-mls-2000000103/news/newsid/207/352/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Portland Timbers announced Friday they have signed Norway defender Pa Modou Kah, who will help out their injury-laden backline following injuries to David Horst and Mikael Silvestre.

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Fri, 03 May 2013 22:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2013
<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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[Nigeria snatch point, Elephants cruise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria waited until the last minute of stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw with Kenya in African FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, while Côte d'Ivoire beat Gambia 3-0 and Burkina Faso won 4-0 against Niger.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2039515/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Executive Committee strongly backs further governance reforms and strengthens fight against racism and discrimination ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2039605/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=2012 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[Expert gives Azerbaijan 2012 verdict]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Elisabeth Loisel - head of the FIFA Technical Study Group at the tournament - about Azerbaijan 2012.]]>Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Fans and fun galore in Azerbaijan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=While there's plenty of passion on the field at Azerbaijan 2012, there's its fair share in the crowd too, and fans have come from far and wide to give their young heroes some support.

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Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Group B: Korea DPR excel, USA exit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Almost certainly the most keenly contested group at Azerbaijan 2012, Group B pitted three of the tournament's heavyweights against one-another, but it was Korea DPR and France who sneaked through.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Gambia bid farewell with historic double]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A slip-up from France’s keeper allowed Penda Bah to score Gambia’s first ever goal at the competition, while Sainey Sissohore also became the tournament’s youngest scorer.  

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Cheers and tears on decision day]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The final round of fixtures in groups A and B was all about the battle for berths in the quarter-finals, with two of the six contenders destined to fall short.

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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[France hit ten to qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 29 Sep 2012 15:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[FIFA calls for solidarity to eradicate match-fixing]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1711131/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Chaired by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee today completed a two-day meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, where it called for the solidarity of the football community to help eradicate match-fixing from the game.

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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Sextet hoping for quarter-final spot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As the final round of group games at Azerbaijan 2012 is set to commence, Group A and B are set to see some exciting encounters as six teams jostle to fill just four places up for grabs in the quarter-finals.

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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Gambia and Sissohore vow to return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com that she and her team-mates are determined to learn from their Azerbaijan 2012 adventure.]]>Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Goal feast and tumbling records]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Matchday 3 at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup produced goals galore, with a total of 20 spread across just four matches, and a new record or two besides.

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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Gambia suffer six goal USA defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In the Group B clash, Summer Green’s brace helped USA to a 6-0 win over Gambia in Baku, in a game which saw five of the goals come in the second half.

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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Korea DPR on the goal trail again]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With a hat-trick apiece in Saturday’s 11-0 demolition of Gambia, Ri Kyong-Hyang and Ri Un-Sim announced themselves as the latest in a long line of voracious strikers to emerge from Korea DPR.

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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Decisive day for winners and losers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Emotions aplenty as Azerbaijan 2012 kicks off]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 22 Sep 2012 18:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[11-goal Korea DPR crush Gambia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Favourites in action early on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[A springboard to the stars]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With the footballing festivities set to kick off at FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012, FIFA.com takes a look back on those stars who have flourished since making their bows on the U-17 stage.

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Thu, 20 Sep 2012 06:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Anticipation growing in Azerbaijan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA U-17 World Cup Azerbaijan is closing in, with the action set to kick off on 22 September and the players, coaches and fans are all gearing up for an unpredictable tournament full of up-and-coming talent.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Which U-17 team will rise to prominence next?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know who you believe will be the next team to make their mark on the world stage.]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[336 players under starter's orders]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to kick-off.]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Follow Azerbaijan 2012 on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com will be the place to follow the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which commences this weekend, with comprehensive news and features complemented by LIVE Video Streaming in some countries.]]>Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Coaches react to Official Draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chatted to some of the coaches of gauge their responses to the Draw.]]>Fri, 06 Jul 2012 19:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Draw shows path to Azerbaijan glory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Preparations for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 entered a decisive phase on Friday, with the Official Draw being held at the International Mugam Centre in Baku.

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Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012
<![CDATA[Official Draw edges closer ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Azerbaijan 2012<![CDATA[Hosts slam doors in AFCON preliminaries]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Egypt suffer setback, Algeria through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A 3-2 defeat at home to Central African Republic has left Egypt with an uphill battle to qualify for the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while Algeria have booked their place in the final round.

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Sat, 16 Jun 2012 00:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Late goals go North Africa's way]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Libya and Egypt both secured dramatic late wins on Sunday as Africa's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group stage continued in thrilling fashion.

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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 02 Jun 2012 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire ease to victory, Zambia slip up]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 02 Jun 2012 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone