<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:15:13 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Big boys line up for African finals]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=big-boys-line-up-for-african-finals-2800120.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2016 02:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Coaches preparing for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=coaches-preparing-for-jordan-2016-2793715.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=draw-sets-the-scene-for-jordan-2016-2793129.htmlFollowing a great deal of anticipation and expectation, the shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 has been revealed at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=relive-fifa-u17-womens-world-cup-jordan-2016-draw-2792788.htmlRelive the official draw ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which took place in Amman.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2779342.htmlNo less than seven FIFA World Cup stars feature in this week's birthday round-up, including a winner at Brazil 2014.

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 08:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: March 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=women-s-round-up-march-2016-2779147.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the main events from women’s football in the month of March, which saw sides book the remaining spots at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, the long-awaited draw for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup take place and more.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[African trio storm into Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=african-trio-storm-into-jordan-2016-2772848.htmlVeterans Nigeria and Ghana joined debutantes Cameroon in posting lopsided results in qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon qualify for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ghana-nigeria-cameroon-qualify-for-jordan-2016-2772725.htmlGhana, Nigeria and Cameroon finished as the top three sides at the CAF U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament, securing their spots at Jordan 2016.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Grant: Talent is not enough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=grant-talent-is-not-enough-2771121.htmlFIFA.com about the team building on last year’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations final disappointment, qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the big future ahead for the Black Stars.]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Eto'o's eye-opening trip]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=eto-o-s-eye-opening-trip-2769354.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Bursting, bouncing and bulletproof]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=bursting-bouncing-and-bulletproof-2769291.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a ‘bouncing’ farewell and 30x3.]]>Wed, 09 Mar 2016 06:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Three tickets to Jordan up for grabs in Africa]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=three-tickets-to-jordan-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2769021.htmlTue, 08 Mar 2016 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[African favourites fight their way through]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=african-favourites-fight-their-way-through-2767579.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African clubs begin continental trek]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/486/2/index.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2744126.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with a Colombian full-back, a Ghanaian hotshot and a Chilean livewire all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 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[Rachidi: We're not afraid of Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=rachidi-we-re-not-afraid-of-ghana-2732218.htmlComoros captain Ibrahim Rachidi speaks with FIFA.com about the island nation's hopes of continuing their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying adventure.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[West African pair reaffirm status in booking PNG trip]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=west-african-pair-reaffirm-status-in-booking-png-trip-2731850.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Ghana and Nigeria book places in PNG]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ghana-and-nigeria-book-places-in-png-2731265.htmlGhana and Nigeria will represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, defeating Ethiopia and South Africa in the third round of African qualifiers.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 18:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2731124.htmlSun, 08 Nov 2015 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Samuel Eto’o brings health promotion messages to West Africa]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=samuel-eto-o-brings-health-promotion-messages-to-west-africa-2730201.htmlA FIFA delegation led by FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak and supported by Cameroonian superstar Samuel Eto’o has just completed a visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana to experience first-hand the progress of FIFA’s health campaigns.

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Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Samuel Eto’o to promote health in Africa with FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=samuel-eto-o-to-promote-health-in-africa-with-fifa-2723606.htmlCameroon superstar Samuel Eto’o will help FIFA promote its 11 for Health and 11 against Ebola programmes in Africa, with a visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana, with FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof Jiri Dvorak also visiting Kenya.

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Pioneering Wharton finally takes his place]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=4/news=pioneering-wharton-finally-takes-his-place-1413035.htmlAs Arthur Wharton, the first black professional footballer, earns long-overdue recognition, FIFA.com takes a closer look at this former goalkeeper's amazing story. 

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Magic hour for maiden quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=magic-hour-for-maiden-quartet-2709825.htmlFIFA.com looks back at that fateful day.]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2672497.htmlTwo perspectives on Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay, Zlatan Ibrahimovic weighing the virtues of a career in law as opposed to UFC, Elie Baup on the departure of Marcelo Bielsa and a debate on the best Italian goalkeeper feature this week.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Black Starlets see off Seleção to regain crown]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=black-starlets-see-off-selecao-to-regain-crown-2671142.htmlWe look back to the day Ghana regained their FIFA U-17 World Cup crown in 1995, beating Brazil to wrest back the title they had first won in 1991 and seeing off future Brazil stalwarts Julio Cesar and Juan in the process.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Brothers, trebles and a taxi driver]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=brothers-trebles-and-a-taxi-driver-2668441.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with a speedy strike and siblings.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[FIFA TMS’ Intermediary Regulations Tool live at Ghana and Portuguese FAs ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-tms-intermediary-regulations-tool-live-at-ghana-and-portuguese-fa-2666692.htmlWed, 22 Jul 2015 09:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2665970.htmlThis week we feature the woman who wore France's armband in Canada 2015, a Brazilian superhero and an Algerian who led them to continental triumph 25 years ago.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2648193.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including Lina Nilsson, Islam SlimaniJavier Pastore and many more.

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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 23:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Ghana raise smiles on children’s hospital visit]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=ghana-raise-smiles-on-children-s-hospital-visit-2646234.htmlAhead of their last 16 match against Mali at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015, Ghana’s team visited the Children’s Hospital Wellington, the first and oldest of its kind in New Zealand.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Penalty heroes emerge amid late drama]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=penalty-heroes-emerge-amid-late-drama-2645506.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Mali magic undoes Ghana]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271600/match=300269555/match-report.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[The group stage in Tweets]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=the-group-stage-in-tweets-2621820.htmlFIFA.com has selected a few Tweets that stood out during the group stages.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Tetteh: Ghana are very, very capable]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=tetteh-ghana-are-very-very-capable-2620587.htmlFIFA.com that the Black Satellites are prepared for the challenges ahead .]]>Sat, 06 Jun 2015 01:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Nightmare for Argentina as hosts dream on]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=kiwis-dream-is-argentina-s-nightmare-2619491.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a day that brought despair to record champions Argentina but joy for Austria, Ukraine and Ghana, and renewed hope for hosts New Zealand.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015