<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 30 Mar 2017 12:30:00 GMTThu, 30 Mar 2017 12:30:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 12:30:00 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 (TM)<![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 ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=eight-caf-hopefuls-do-battle-for-four-berths-2868532.htmlThe 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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763.htmlNigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809.htmlCameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Guinea look to make their stand]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=guinea-look-to-make-their-stand-2848087.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 05:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Fofana: Guinea's time has come]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fofana-guinea-s-time-has-come-2840968.html FIFA.com caught up with Guinea's Boubacar Fofana to talk about Syli Nationale's chances of reaching their first ever FIFA World Cup, ahead of the beginning of the final round of African qualifying.]]>Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[African eight set for U-17 finals]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-eight-set-for-u-17-finals-2840080.htmlWed, 05 Oct 2016 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Keita ready to back up his bravado]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=keita-ready-to-back-up-his-bravado-2837512.htmlBorn on the streets of Conakry in Guinea, Naby Keita is on a determined journey to become one of Africa's best footballers. Ahead of third round African qualifying for Russia 2018, Keita speaks with FIFA.com about his and his country's lofty ambitions.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana stunned in preliminary qualifying]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-ghana-stunned-in-preliminary-qualifying-2819134.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Clemente: Libya can make it to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=clemente-libya-can-make-it-to-russia-2811773.htmlFIFA.com about how his team will aim to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Big boys line up for African finals]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=big-boys-line-up-for-african-finals-2800120.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2016 02:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for the Guinean FA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-the-guinean-fa-2783386.htmlFri, 29 Apr 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Swaziland daring to dream ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=swaziland-daring-to-dream-2770826.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Swaziland head coach Harries Bulunga, who hopes to lead the Sihlangu to their first-ever major tournament by qualifying for the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Melting-pot Angers take Ligue 1 by storm]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=melting-pot-angers-take-ligue-1-by-storm-2769409.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=An 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]]>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]]>/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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[History made in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/185/5/index.htmlMon, 04 May 2015 01:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerians on brink of history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/122/4/index.htmlFri, 01 May 2015 16:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015