<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:58:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Eagles of Carthage take off for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=eagles-of-carthage-take-off-for-russia-2919711.htmlIn qualifying for Russia 2018, Tunisia ended a 12-year absence from the world finals. FIFA.com spoke to the players who made it happen.

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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Three spots up for grabs in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=three-spots-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2919169.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the fixtures on Matchday 6 – including the replayed game between South Africa and Senegal – scheduled to take place between 10 and 14 November.]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:46:00 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[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[Favourites live up to their billing]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-live-up-to-their-billing-2914452.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Germans get the better of game Guinea]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394734/match-report.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Three go through on day of big wins and shocks]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=three-go-through-on-day-of-big-wins-and-shocks-2913068.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 19:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Dominant Guinea held to draw by Costa Rica ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394732/match-report.htmlGuinea came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in Tuesday’s Group C encounter at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Goa.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Alfaro inspired by Robben, reminiscent of Figo]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=alfaro-inspired-by-robben-reminiscent-of-figo-2912195.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Costa Rica captain Jose Alfaro about how he picked up a nickname from the Portuguese legend Luis Figo.]]>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Favourites scrape opening wins, as Niger make history]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=favourites-scrape-opening-wins-as-niger-make-history-2911531.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 19:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Iran find extra gear to beat Guinea]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=275931/match=300394721/match-report.htmlSat, 07 Oct 2017 17:26:00 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[Akolo: My World Cup dream lives on]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=akolo-my-world-cup-dream-lives-on-2910336.htmlAs a teenager, Chadrac Akolo embarked on a life-changing journey that took him from Kinshasa, Congo DR's capital, to Switzerland. FIFA.com caught up with the VfB Stuttgart man as a call-up for the Leopards sees him return to the country.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:21:00 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[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[Guinea's Keita set for 2018 Liverpool switch]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=8/news=guinea-s-keita-set-for-2018-liverpool-switch-2905733.htmlLiverpool and RB Leipzig have confirmed a deal that will see Guinean international Naby Keita move to Anfield in July 2018.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Guinea out to cause a shock in India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=guinea-out-to-cause-a-shock-in-india-2904282.htmlFIFA.com discusses Guinea's prospects with coach Souleymane Camara who says his side are fully deserving of a ticket to India 2017 and therefore more than capable of causing an upset.]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Bangoura: Guinea not giving up on our dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=bangoura-we-re-not-giving-up-on-our-dream-2903234.htmlFIFA.com about his side's progress in recent months and their dreams of making it to Russia.]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Elephants, Lions and a tank]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=elephants-lions-and-a-tank-2895288.htmlFIFA.com​'s latest stats review, along with a 16-year-old, a rapid goal, costly keepers and drought destroying in Bouake and Suwon.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![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[Eight return home with heads held high]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=eight-return-home-with-heads-held-high-2890300.htmlEight teams head home after failing to qualify past the group stages at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com spoke to a few players to get their thoughts on lessons learned and impressions gained from their experiences.

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Mon, 29 May 2017 05:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Quartet advance, nervous wait for two giants]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=quartet-advance-nervous-wait-for-two-giants-2889078.htmlAs the door was closed on the first two groups of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, England and Venezuela sat pretty in top spot, while Argentina and Germany face an anxious couple of days.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Five-star win gives Argentina hope]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367047/match-report.htmlFri, 26 May 2017 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Fofana remaining optimistic on Guinea’s fate]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fofana-remaining-optimistic-on-guinea-s-fate-2886941.htmlAfter earning a hard-earned but fortunate point against England, Guinea's Dide Fofana still has his sights set on a dream spot in the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 16:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[A progressing pair and a few firsts]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=a-progressing-pair-and-a-few-firsts-2886850.htmlAs Venezuela and Korea Republic booked their places in the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, there were a few impressive firsts dotted around as Groups A and B took to the pitch for a second time.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[England gift Guinea maiden point]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367064/match-report.htmlGuinea clinched their first point at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after an unfortunate own goal saw England succumb to a 1-1 draw.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 10:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Guinea join Ghana on plane to India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=guinea-join-ghana-on-plane-to-india-2885115.htmlGuinea secured a goalless draw with Ghana at the CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, meaning they joined their opponents at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

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Sat, 20 May 2017 21:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 kicks off with a bang]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-kicks-off-with-a-bang-2885038.htmlAn action-packed first day of the FIFA U-20 World Cup brought a dramatic win, elation for the home fans and a mixed day for South American and European sides.

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Sat, 20 May 2017 15:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts off to winning start]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367033/match-report.htmlSat, 20 May 2017 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 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[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Guinea rise beyond Ebola nightmare]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=guinea-rise-beyond-ebola-nightmare-2881171.htmlThe Guinean population lived through a veritable ordeal between 2014 and 2016, with an outbreak of the Ebola virus causing 2,543 deaths, but still managed to reach their first FIFA U-20 World Cup in almost four decades.

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Mon, 01 May 2017 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![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[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Zambia crowned U-20 kings of Africa]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=zambia-crowned-u-20-kings-of-africa-2875938.htmlZambia led the charge as the final names made their way into the hat for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 draw, with Senegal, Guinea and South Africa following from an exciting CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Kabananga: World Cup spot would be a historic achievement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kabananga-world-cup-spot-would-be-a-historic-achievement-2874774.htmlFIFA.com about the highs and lows of that tournament and his hopes for the Russia 2018 preliminary campaign.]]>Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Senegal and South Africa complete Korea Republic 2017 line-up]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=zambia-stamp-ticket-to-korea-republic-2869049.htmlSat, 04 Mar 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Eight CAF hopefuls do battle for four berths ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2868532/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The semi-finalists of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia will each earn a place at May's FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action. 

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Damja: Libya have cause for optimism]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=damja-libya-have-cause-for-optimism-2851748.htmlDespite losing their first two matches in Group A of Round 3 in the African qualifying competition for Russia 2018, newly-appointed Libya head coach Jalal Damja spoke with FIFA.com about the belief he has in the new generation of players coming into the squad.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™