<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTThu, 14 Jan 2016 08:50:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[History made in eventful African qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=history-made-in-eventful-african-qualifiers-2711523.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722.htmlKenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[Liberia hoping for repeat of history]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=10/news=liberia-hoping-for-repeat-of-history-2709851.htmlThu, 08 Oct 2015 00:41:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[African climbers begin charge for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=african-climbers-begin-charge-for-russia-2709538.htmlTue, 06 Oct 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2667929/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Stars and Ticos reach new heights]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=8/news=stars-and-ticos-reach-new-heights-2420625.htmlIn a month of little international action, there was little movement at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Costa Rica and Sierra Leone achieving all-time high positions of 15th and 50th respectively.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[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[A month of FIFA development: October 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=11/news=month-fifa-development-october-2012-1940380.htmlFIFA.com brings you our monthly round-up of the most recent development projects and events during October.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![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[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[Surprises continue in Africa]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=3/news=surprises-continue-africa-1591886.htmlThu, 01 Mar 2012 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=first-roll-the-dice-for-african-hopefuls-1540248.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Expectations thrown in African whirlwind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[All to play for on Africa’s final weekend]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Oct 2011 08:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Futsal review: June-August]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=9/news=futsal-review-june-august-1507186.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy period of activity in the world of Futsal which saw new club champions crowned in Asia and Europe's pathway to the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup laid out.]]>Thu, 08 Sep 2011 07:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegal and Burkina Faso were the big winners over the weekend as the pair booked passage to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, but seven groups remain up for grabs with one qualifying round to go.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/150/259/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Sep 2011 06:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Dramatic day of friendlies in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Le Roy: Congo deserves to qualify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=roy-congo-deserves-qualify-1485917.htmlCongo DR coach Claude Le Roy.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Cameroon favourites to progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=cameroon-favourites-progress-1484289.htmlIn what could be a keenly contested Group I, once the first round qualifiers are decided, Cameroon and Libya will look to overcome recent inconsistencies to force their way through to the final qualifying round.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[High time for the Guineas]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2010/m=9/news=high-time-for-the-guineas-1305903.htmlWith qualifying for the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in full swing, the unlikely African duo of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau climbed 69 places between them in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 08:48:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Stars, shocks and a sacking in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/129/834/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Rabah Saadane found himself out of a job after a weekend of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that also ended in disappointment for Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

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Mon, 06 Sep 2010 12:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Giants begin journey to 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia will get their qualifying campaigns underway with easy home games, while Congo DR and Senegal will collide in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.

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Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[African journalists train for the FIFA World Cup]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=5/news=african-journalists-train-for-the-fifa-world-cup-1208152.htmlAs part of a programme run by the AFP Foundation and financed by FIFA, some 270 African sports journalists, editors and photographers attended a training programme which concluded on 5 May 2010.

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Mon, 10 May 2010 19:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2010]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=4/news=women-round-april-2010-1201361.htmlFIFA.com's latest monthly review details the latest developments in FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying and the start of the second WPS season.

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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>/sustainability/news/y=2008/m=10/news=culture-foot-solidaire-protecting-youth-920094.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Africans prepare for take-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=africans-prepare-for-take-off-779420.htmlWith the continental qualifiers for South Africa 2010 fast approaching, African sides have been fine-tuning their preparations at home and abroad.

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Tue, 27 May 2008 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Trio hit trebles as holders cruise]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2008/m=3/news=trio-hit-trebles-holders-cruise-719730.htmlMon, 24 Mar 2008 15:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008 <![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/703/720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Be it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/682/680/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Planet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Drama at the Draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A thrilling Preliminary Draw to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa took place in Durban today, with 170 teams discovering their tasks.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Africa, the realm of surprises]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=644014/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Nov 2007 17:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Djibouti snatch surprise place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=djibouti-snatch-surprise-place-639606.htmlAfrican minnows Djibouti won their first-ever international, undoing Somalia 1-0 to seize a place in the Preliminary Draw for South Africa 2010.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Aboutrika: the toast of Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/638/839/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ahly fans came out in force to ensure that Mohamed Aboutrika dominated FIFA.com's latest Have Your Say topic on Africa's best player.

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Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:39:32 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Minnows head upstream ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=minnows-head-upstream-637285.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2007 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Who is the best African player?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/636/708/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Ghana race enters final straight]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2007/m=9/news=ghana-race-enters-final-straight-589792.htmlThe lineup for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations will become clearer this weekend when qualifying concludes in all but two of the 12 groups.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009
<![CDATA[African pair pull out of qualifying race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=9/news=african-pair-pull-out-qualifying-race-589289.htmlSão Tomé e Príncipe and the Central African Republic will not be taking part in the African qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM.

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Thu, 06 Sep 2007 14:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup qualifiers get underway in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=8/news=fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-get-underway-africa-579938.htmlQualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will soon be getting underway on the host continent with five places up for grabs.

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Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Sports coaching course in Senegal]]>/development/news/y=2007/m=8/news=sports-coaching-course-senegal-570975.htmlAs part of its partnership with the International Centre for Sports Studies, Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University will be organising a second session of its sports management course.

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Wed, 15 Aug 2007 09:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Cameroon lead by example]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/530/950/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As one of only two teams to have won away from home this weekend, Cameroon took the plaudits in this fourth round of qualifiers for Ghana 2008.

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Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:34:49 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[New and old take gold in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/529/158/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 May 2007 18:29:10 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African new boys eye the prize]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=123979/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Sundowns hoping to stop Ahly]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=sundowns-hoping-stop-ahly-123188.htmlThu, 05 Apr 2007 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Positive beginnings in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/122/475/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News