<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 30 Nov 2017 12:09:00 GMTMon, 11 Dec 2017 09:31:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2921919.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Long-term absentees make triumphant returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=long-term-absentees-make-triumphant-returns-2919837.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify in Africa?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=who-can-qualify-in-africa-2918834.htmlThe third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws to a close this weekend, with three of the five berths at next year’s tournament still to be determined. 

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[England make history as football takes over India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=england-make-history-as-football-takes-over-india-2918205.htmlRecords, goals and a new name on the trophy: just three things to come out of an incredible few weeks of action at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. We wrap up the tournament that led England's triumph and the sub-continent going football mad.

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Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Mali and England keep trophy bid alive]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=mali-and-england-keep-trophy-bid-alive-2916391.htmlSat, 21 Oct 2017 19:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Eaglets beat African rivals, reach semis]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275927/match=300394745/match-report.htmlSat, 21 Oct 2017 14:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Two former champions round out quarter-final line-up]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=two-former-champions-round-out-quarter-final-line-ups-2915930.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 19:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Ghana win all-African clash in Navi Mumbai]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275929/match=300394739/match-report.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 14:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Ayiah: Ghana can go all the way]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=ayiah-ghana-can-go-all-the-way-2915411.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Group stage full of historic moments]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=group-stage-full-of-historic-moments-2914795.htmlSun, 15 Oct 2017 12:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Full steam ahead for Colombia, Ghana and Mali]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=full-steam-ahead-for-colombia-ghana-and-mali-2914108.htmlWhile the hosts bowed out, Colombia, Ghana and Mali all collected impressive victories on day seven of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Ghana tops group, dream ends for hosts]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394706/match-report.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Ethics workshops combine fun, education for U-17s]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=ethics-workshops-combine-fun-education-for-u-17s-2913264.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 08:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Paraguay into last 16, India facing elimination]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=paraguay-into-last-16-india-facing-elimination-2912423.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 20:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Akinola winner takes USA top of Group A]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394711/match-report.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 14:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Small margins on an intriguing opening day]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=small-margins-on-an-intriguing-opening-day-2911065.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 18:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Black Starlets make winning start in New Delhi ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394713/match-report.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa's penultimate joust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-s-penultimate-joust-2910263.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to this weekend's fifth round of fixtures in Africa where tickets to Russia 2018 are up for grabs.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-17 World Cup]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-17-world-cup-2910235.htmlFIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[India welcomes the stars of tomorrow]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=india-welcomes-the-stars-of-tomorrow-2910156.htmlFIFA.com previews the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, as India plays host to some of football's stars of the future from 6 to 28 October.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[India 2017 in numbers]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=facts-and-figures-about-india-2017-2910054.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at some of the most impressive facts and figures surrounding the history of the tournament, the participating teams and the upcoming edition of the competition.]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Ghana keen to rekindle past glories]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ghana-keen-to-rekindle-past-glories-2909904.html

Ghana have twice been crowned FIFA U-17 World Cup champions, but after a decade absence from the tournament, the Black Starlets are keen to make up for lost time according to coach Paa Kwesi Fabin.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Talented youngsters set for Indian odyssey]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=talented-youngsters-set-for-indian-odyssey-2909087.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nigerians-on-the-brink-big-guns-out-in-the-cold-2907177.htmlFIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Appiah: Anything is still possible]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=appiah-anything-is-still-possible-2904840.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Weah and USA seeking glory in India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=weah-and-usa-seeking-glory-in-india-2904848.htmlMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[African hopefuls set sights on France 2018]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=african-hopefuls-set-sights-on-france-2018-2901638.htmlWith just two berths up for grabs, African qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 is set to be fierce, with the first match-ups getting going on 21 July as 17 sides jostle for a place at the finals.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[The female coach defying the trend in Ghana]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=the-female-coach-defying-the-trend-in-ghana-2901181.htmlThu, 13 Jul 2017 10:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Samuel Inkoom to serve ban ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=samuel-inkoom-to-serve-ban-2897768.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 10:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Mali retain their crown to lead African challenge ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=mali-retain-their-crown-to-lead-african-challenge-2890482.htmlMon, 29 May 2017 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Ghana ease their way to India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=ghana-ease-their-way-to-india-2884243.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 23:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[African octet eye Indian berths]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=african-octet-eye-indian-berths-2883883.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the action.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The breakthrough Bleus in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-breakthrough-bleus-in-numbers-2880339.htmlFIFA.com reviews France’s FIFA World Cup conquest in statistics.]]>Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™<![CDATA[Appiah returns as Black Stars coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=appiah-returns-as-black-stars-coach-2878582.htmlTue, 04 Apr 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights for sub-Saharan Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-awards-2017-2018-media-rights-for-sub-saharan-africa-2878204.htmlFollowing an open tender process for 42 territories in sub-Saharan Africa, FIFA has granted media rights for 2017-2018 –including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup – to five major broadcasting entities in the region.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release
<![CDATA[Match official banned for life due to match manipulation]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=match-official-banned-for-life-due-to-match-manipulation-2876513.htmlMon, 20 Mar 2017 13:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA President completes ten-day African tour]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-president-completes-ten-day-african-tour-2869026.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 16:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Grant to step down as Ghana head coach]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=grant-to-step-down-as-ghana-head-coach-2866579.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 16:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Cameroon beat Ghana to seal final berth]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/605/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the second CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-final as Cameroon saw off Ghana to reach their first continental decider since 2008.]]>Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Ayew brothers propel Ghana forward, Egypt advance]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/547/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from west Africa.]]>Sun, 29 Jan 2017 21:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Upsets aplenty in the AFCON group stage]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/525/4/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a dramatic group phase at the Africa Cup of Nations that left the holders and hosts out and saw Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Egypt and Senegal qualify as section winners.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Egypt top group, Mali head home]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/519/8/index.htmlWed, 25 Jan 2017 23:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Technical Study Group publishes report on Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=technical-study-group-publishes-report-on-papua-new-guinea-2016-2863547.htmlThe Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report on the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. You can download and read it all on FIFA.com.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Black Stars into last eight, Pharaohs earn late win ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/402/1/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the second set of Group D matches held in Port Gentil, Gabon.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Ghana edge Uganda as Mali and Egypt share spoils]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/370/2/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the first two Group D encounters at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, which saw Ghana record a hard-fought win over Uganda and Mali and Egypt play to a scoreless draw.]]>Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[2016 in Numbers]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=2016-in-numbers-2862113.htmlFIFA.com reviews 2016 in stats.]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Africa primed for another grandstand finish]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=africa-primed-for-another-grandstand-finish-2861420.htmlFIFA.com examines the state of play in Africa's preliminaries for Russia 2018, with Algeria and Ghana both struggling to maintain their proud recent qualifying record.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™