<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 15 Feb 2015 09:02:00 GMTMon, 23 Feb 2015 17:19:32 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Tales from the tattoo parlour ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com explains the stories behind just some of tattoos worn by the game’s stars.]]>Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=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[Relief, disbelief, a starlet and spot-kicks]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Bony: There is nothing like national team success]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Côte d’Ivoire's continental triumph, consoling Andre Ayew after the final and the future for Les Elephants.]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![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[Côte d'Ivoire crowned kings of Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the decisive goal as Côte d'Ivoire ended a 23-year CAF Africa Cup of Nations title drought by winning 9-8 on penalties after the final ended 0-0 following extra time.

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Sun, 08 Feb 2015 19:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Grant unsure over Gyan fitness]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana coach Avram Grant is unsure whether injured skipper Asamoah Gyan will be fit for Sunday's CAF Africa Cup of Nations final against Côte d'Ivoire in Bata.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 13:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Fresh faces lead Africa's finalists]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire will meet in the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday with two familiar faces hoping to end decades-long periods of frustration for their new teams. FIFA.com looks at the clash of titans.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Keeping it in the family]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The mouth-watering final of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire features a battle between two sets of famous brothers - the Ayews and the Toures - who have both experienced losing in finals. 

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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![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[Gloom, glory and Sydney celebrations ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Feb 2015 07:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Grant: Ghana's best is still to come]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Atsu's brace sends Ghana past Guinea, into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Christian Atsu scored twice as Ghana beat Guinea 3-0 in Malabo on Sunday to ease into their fifth successive 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.

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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Guinea reach quarters after lots drawn]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Grant: Ghana worthy winners]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Ayew fires Ghana into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana finished as CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group C winners after defeating South Africa 2-1, while Algeria also advanced to the quarter-finals after beating Senegal 2-0 in Malabo. 

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Grant: Gyan's attitude is fantastic]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana head coach Avram Grant praised striker Asamoah Gyan's attitude after the Black Stars' captain scored a late winner against Algeria. 

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Returning Gyan the hero as Ghana beat Algeria]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The returning Asamoah Gyan scored a late winner as Ghana overcame Algeria with a 1-0 Group C victory in Mongomo. 

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Giresse: We showed great character]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegal coach Alain Giresse praised his team's spirit after their 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Ghana in CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group C. 

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Sub Sow snatches late Senegal winner]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Substitute Moussa Sow snatched a stoppage-time winner as Senegal hit back to defeat Ghana 2-1 in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group C opener.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Giresse: We have ambition]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegal head coach Alain GIresse said his team is ready to compete and put in good performances at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations. 

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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Ayew: We are not title favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana star Andre Ayew claimed that the Black Stars "are not here to win the trophy" ahead of their opening CAF Africa Cup of Nations game against Senegal on Monday.

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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Appiah gunning for Ghanaian glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/250/629/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his unforeseen Ghana call-up for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, his hopes for the tournament and working with Avram Grant.]]>Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Grant: I want my team to give everything]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/249/672/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the challenge of preparing his team for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations and the challenges that await them there.]]>Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Interview<![CDATA[The year in African football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We look back at an intriguing and successful year for African football, with Algeria and Nigeria impressing at the Brazil 2014, while ES Setif reached the summit of the continent's club football to claim a place at the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Football's Christmas presents]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Grant: Ghana door open for everyone]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana's new coach Avram Grant on Thursday warned fans of the burden of expectation after his side was given a tough draw in next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations, alongside Senegal, South Africa and Algeria in Group C.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Asamoah ruled out for Juve, Ghana]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Asamoah out for three to four months]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghanaian defender Kwadwo Asamoah has undergone keyhole surgery that will sideline him for up to four months, his club Juventus confirmed.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Knee inury for Asamoah, out of Cup of Nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![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[Last throw of the dice for African aspirants]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/247/602/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Ghana's Ayew out of Togo clash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Andre Ayew will miss Wednesday's CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Togo, the Ghana Football Federation said on Monday, though the Black Stars could welcome back Asamoah Gyan to the fold.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Impressive Falcons lead charge to Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=impressive-falcons-lead-charge-to-canada-2461922.htmlSun, 26 Oct 2014 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Satellites conquer Cairo, spark Ghanaian rise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com recalls a Daniel Agyei-inspired Ghana overcoming sizeable odds and tournament heavyweights Brazil to win their first FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:38:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U20 World Cup Egypt 2009<![CDATA[Cape Verde, Algeria clinch AFCON spot, Côte d'Ivoire stunned]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cape Verde Islands and Algeria became the first two countries to qualify for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Mozambique and Malawi, respectively, on Wednesday, while Congo DR stunned Côte d'Ivoire 4-3 and Nigeria fought back to beat Sudan 3-1.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[African women set to battle for World Cup place]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=african-women-set-to-battle-for-world-cup-place-2455068.htmlFri, 10 Oct 2014 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Egypt, Nigeria target qualifying revivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/245/484/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Essien: I haven't decided what to do next]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Ghana's 2014 FIFA World Cup experience, his own international future, fondness for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, and his next challenge with Italian giants AC Milan.]]>Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Euro quartet book Canada trip, USA imperious]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=euro-quartet-book-canada-trip-usa-imperious-2440035.htmlFIFA.com rounds-up weekend women’s international action highlighted by Germany, Norway, France and debutants Spain all securing Canada 2015 qualification, while reigning Olympic champions USA racked up an astonishing scoreline.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Appiah leaves Ghana post]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/243/926/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Kwesi Appiah has left his post as Ghana coach by mutual consent after almost two-and-a-half years in the position.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Cameroon rout Ivorians, Ghana edge Togo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A new look Cameroon team continued a great start to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by thrashing star-stacked Côte d'Ivoire, while Nigeria forced a goalless draw in Cape Town against South Africa. 

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Frimpong signs with Russian side Ufa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Newly promoted Russian Premier League club Ufa have announced they have signed Emmanuel Frimpong from Arsenal on Monday in a last-minute move on Transfer Deadline Day.

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Russian Football Premier League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[U-20 women cap Germany's golden summer]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=u-20-women-cap-germany-s-golden-summer-2427200.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup that brought more silverware for Germany, showcased some outstanding youngsters and whetted appetites for next year's senior finals.]]>Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Statement from the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee on investigation related to alleged match manipulation]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee has concluded a preliminary investigation in relation to alleged match manipulation involving officials of the Ghana Football Association and a players’ agent licensed by the same association.

 

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:34:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Appiah names Ghana squad for African qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah named a 24-man squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Uganda on 5 September and Togo, five days later. 

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Pride and pain for departing teams]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=pride-and-pain-for-departing-teams-2421416.htmlFIFA.com rounds up reaction from the eight teams eliminated from the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, finding plenty of coaches ready to accentuate the positive.]]>Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Germany and USA dazzle, hosts advance]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=germany-and-usa-dazzle-hosts-advance-2420538.htmlWe round up the final matches for teams in Groups A and B of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada, with both Germany and USA impressing.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014
<![CDATA[Anguish for Ghana despite late winner]]>/u20womensworldcup/matches/round=267990/match=300251257/match-report.htmlWed, 13 Aug 2014 02:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Ghana's saving Grace]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=ghana-s-saving-grace-2419146.htmlFIFA.com about bouncing back from defeat to Korea DPR and explains why singing and dancing are key elements of the team's camaraderie.]]>Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014