<![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 08:50:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[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[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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[Pogba brothers dream of family reunion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=pogba-brothers-dream-of-family-reunion-2730732.htmlFIFA.com about teaming up with twin brother Mathias for the national team, and their hopes of one day sharing a pitch with high-profile younger sibling Paul.]]>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Vina vintage and captain-led comebacks]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=vina-vintage-and-captain-led-comebacks-2721261.htmlBrazil and Croatia joined Korea Republic and Nigeria in the Round of 16, with hosts Chile facing an anxious wait to see the ranking of third-placed sides finalised on Sunday.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Ten-man Brazil take down Guinea to reach Round of 16]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298393/match-report.htmlBrazil are into the Round of 16 of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 after a comfortable 3-1 victory against Guinea in their final Group B match despite playing the second half with ten men.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Augustin aiming for the stars]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=augustin-aiming-for-the-stars-2720875.htmlFIFA.com on finding his way into the youth ranks of Saint-Etienne, the talent in Le Syli Cadet's ranks and his pride at facing Brazil at a World Cup.]]>Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Nigeria, Korea Republic advance on day of firsts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=nigeria-korea-republic-advance-on-day-of-firsts-2719796.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 05:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Korea Republic late show seals knockout spot]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298388/match-report.htmlAn injury-time winner from substitute Oh Sehun has given Korea Republic an eleventh hour win over Guinea and progress to the Round of 16 from FIFA U-17 World Cup Group B after two wins out of two.

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 02:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Stirring start in Santiago ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=stirring-start-in-santiago-2718380.htmlWe review an enthralling opening day at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, as history was made for Asia by Korea Republic and Nigeria made an imperious start to their title defence before the hosts grabbed a goal to remember.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 02:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Bangoura pegs England back]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298366/match-report.htmlNaby Bangoura's goal earned Guinea a point in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup's first game, after England had taken the lead through a Kaylen Hinds header.

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[The U-17 World Cup in numbers]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=14-10-the-u-17-world-cup-in-numbers-2711490.htmlWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Camara: Guinea can surprise]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=camara-guinea-can-surprise-2710356.html Le Syli Cadet have been drawn in the toughest group, coach Hamidou Camara believes his side have come together in the run-up to Chile 2015 and can spring a major shock.]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Rooney's mentor giving starlets Chile chance]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=rooney-gerrard-s-mentor-giving-starlets-chile-chance-2670535.htmlFri, 14 Aug 2015 08:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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[History made in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 May 2015 01:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerians on brink of history]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/122/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 May 2015 16:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[A new African champion leads the way to Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=a-new-african-champion-leads-the-way-to-chile-2535369.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 03:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[African foursome secure spots at Chile 2015]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=nigeria-guinea-secure-spots-at-chile-2015-2526392.htmlSat, 21 Feb 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[African teens chase ticket to Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=african-teens-chase-ticket-to-chile-2523948.htmlFri, 13 Feb 2015 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2510632.htmlSat, 24 Jan 2015 12:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Traore: We have no fear]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about how reactions to the Ebola outbreak brought the team closer together.]]>Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![CDATA[Asian cruises, City woe and Sevilla glow]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=asian-cruises-city-woe-and-sevilla-glow-2509310.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with disappointment for Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City.]]>Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Adversity breeds success in Guinea]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=adversity-breeds-success-in-guinea-2487722.htmlSyli Nationale rallied to reach the finals climbing up the global ranking in the process.]]>Thu, 04 Dec 2014 04:40:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[England close on top ten, Portugal climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=11/news=england-close-in-on-top-ten-2479554.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Statement on the Ebola epidemic]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=10/news=statement-on-the-ebola-epidemic-2462740.htmlTue, 28 Oct 2014 12:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Holders Ahly stunned as north Africa shines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Five teams from the Mediterranean region advanced to the eight-team group stage in the CAF Champions League, but two-time defending champions Al Ahly were unable to get past their Libyan namesakes.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Tough trips ahead for African favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/230/070/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Maturing Guinea looking for stability]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=10/news=maturing-guinea-looking-for-stability-2209306.htmlFIFA.com about the Syli Nationale's climb up the latest rankings and their quest to enter the upper echelons of African football.]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:50:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Siblings who went their separate ways ]]>/news/y=2013/m=9/news=siblings-who-went-their-separate-ways-2182037.htmlThere have been several cases of siblings choosing to represent different countries in football, and FIFA.com takes a look at a few examples of this phenomenon from past and present. 

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:22:58 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Colombia hit third as Brazil rocket ninth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=colombia-hit-third-brazil-rocket-ninth-2131303.htmlThu, 04 Jul 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.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[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639.htmlThe 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[Diallo: Playing for Guinea is a pleasure]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=diallo-playing-for-guinea-pleasure-2039488.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Guinea's defensive stalwart Ibrahima Diallo, as his side prepare for a crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifier against Mozambique in Group G.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2013/m=2/news=the-week-quotes-2016693.htmlSun, 24 Feb 2013 14:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News