<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:57:23 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>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[Guinea ensure unhappy homecoming for Liberia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/266/153/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[African giants look to make winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![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[Former PSG coach Fernandez named Guinea manager]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Paris Saint-Germain and Athletic Bilbao coach Luiz Fernandez announced on Tuesday he will replace fellow Frenchman Michel Dussuyer as coach of Guinea.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2526392/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[African teens chase ticket to Chile]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2523948/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 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[Guinea coach Dussuyer resigns after quarter-final exit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Michel Dussuyer has left his position as head coach of Guinea following their CAF Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final exit. 

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![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[Renard: Our tournament starts now]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Cameroon, Guinea end level]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cameroon and Guinea shared the spoils in the fourth 1-1 draw in as many matches in Group D of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations at the Estadio de Malabo.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![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=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Gervinho handed two-match ban]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire star Gervinho has been handed a two-game ban following his sending-off in the 1-1 CAF CAF Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 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[Toure: My turn to pass on my experience]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire captain Yaya Toure said he is enjoying the responsibility that comes with leading the Elephants' new generation into this year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Mbia: Eto'o a huge miss for Cameroon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![CDATA[Renard: We need more than big names]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire coach Herve Renard said even Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic would struggle to make the difference at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, dismissing suggestions his side are among the tournament favourites.

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 13:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Constant included in Guinea squad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015<![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[Quintet of stars light up Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 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[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[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[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[Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea to host future Africa Cup of Nations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Confederation of African Football has announced Cameroon will host the 2019 edition of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea will split the hosting duties for the 2021 tournament.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:47:00 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[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[Raja, Enyimba crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![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[Guinea's Traore upbeat after heart attack]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/935/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 23 Sep 2013 03:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Pharaohs seal perfect passage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=pharaohs-seal-perfect-passage-2169516.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 23:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Aboutrika becomes Egypt centurion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=aboutrika-becomes-egypt-centurion-2170166.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 14:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![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