<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:43:00 GMTFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:51:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Free-scoring Lam aims high with Hong Kong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=free-scoring-lam-aims-high-with-hong-kong-2673475.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Varied reactions across Asia after Russia 2018 draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=varied-reactions-across-asia-over-russia-2018-draw-2590780.htmlFIFA.com looks at the reaction to Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Asia, with coaches from across the continent providing their views on the looming campaign.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=hopefuls-shine-through-to-asian-finals-2581159.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Phoenix rising in Hong Kong]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/252/255/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the rapid development of football in Hong Kong in recent years, where investment and planning have set the nation on a pathway of expansion.]]>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA implements worldwide football stakeholder registration programme]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-implements-worldwide-football-stakeholder-registration-programme-2511703.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar finalists set up AFC Cup showdown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=afc-u16-championship-preview-2436368.htmlFri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[AFC unveils Champions League makeover]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/223/002/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A Hong Kong mud bath]]>/news/y=2013/m=11/news=hong-kong-mud-bath-2229016.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows England-based players performing amid bad weather abroad.]]>Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Five reach Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uzbekistan, Qatar, Oman, Iran and Kuwait stormed into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but China hit a stumbling block and face a tough final game to decide their fate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[July's Live Your Goals activities]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=8/news=july-live-your-goals-activities-2146277.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the initiative’s latest activities in July.]]>Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Initiatives energise Hong Kong youngsters]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=7/news=hong-kong-youngsters-energised-new-commitment-2133408.htmlMon, 08 Jul 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=quartet-advance-asian-women-finals-2105245.htmlMon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=asian-women-begin-bid-for-canada-2082088.htmlMon, 20 May 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[West Asian duo maintain perfect run]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday’s abbreviated AFC Asian Cup matchday with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates the big winners, as 2011 semi-finalists Uzbekistan were undone on the road.]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Hong Kong flying high in the Year of Dragon]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=6/news=hong-kong-flying-high-the-year-dragon-1645280.htmlFIFA.com focuses on the strides Hong Kong are making under new coach Ernie Merrick.]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:20:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Mixed experiences for title challengers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest club action in Asia and Oceania with a whistle-stop tour of Australia, Japan, Korea Republic, Hong Kong, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the Pacific.]]>Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Late action makes the difference]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 05 Mar 2012 08:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A tale of Brazilian supremacy]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2012/m=1/news=tale-brazilian-supremacy-1568598.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the tournament's history, with Brazil the dominant force.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Rehman joins Hong Kong's Kitchee]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=10/news=fifa-awards-further-rights-for-2015-2022-1533484.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-prevail-asian-qualifiers-1482296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[China score six, Saudis hit five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=china-score-six-saudis-hit-five-1482192.htmlAsia's big guns in the preliminary qualification for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ saw their names make it into Saturday's Preliminary Draw with big wins as Saudi Arabia and China scored five and six apiece.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls in do or die deciders]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-hopefuls-die-deciders-1479874.htmlAsia's second round of qualifiers reaching a climax today, with no fewer than 30 sides battling it out on the road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. You can follow the action live on FIFA.com.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-favourites-draw-first-blood-1479456.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, which saw the traditional favourites take an advantage over their underdog opponents.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[China, Jordan among convincing winners]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=china-jordan-among-convincing-winners-1479218.htmlSat, 23 Jul 2011 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Thirty hopefuls begin road to round three]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=thirty-hopefuls-begin-road-round-three-1478636.htmlSome intriguing second round, first legs are in store, with Kuwait-Philippines, Qatar-Vietnam, Singapore-Malaysia and United Arab Emirates-India catching the eye.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/newsid=1459861/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia were among the AFC heavyweights who coasted through to the final round of qualifiers for London 2012, while the likes of Oman and Malaysia sprung major surprises.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Kezman: Football has left me complete]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mateja Kezman's career may be reaching its latter stages, but having just completed a stint in Hong Kong with South China, the prolific Serbian continues to enjoy the kind of cultural odyssey only football can offer, as he told

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Mon, 06 Jun 2011 06:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Just the start for confident Kitchee]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his experiences.]]>Fri, 20 May 2011 02:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Nakata headlines Japan quake charity match]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hidetoshi Nakata will feature in next week's earthquake charity match in Hong Kong, turning out for local side Kitchee against Spain's Villarreal.

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Wed, 18 May 2011 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931.htmlThe AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi sinks Brazil, Spain slump in Lisbon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Argentina hit the headlines in Wednesday’s international action by beating Brazil for the first time in five years, world champions Spain came unstuck in spectacular fashion against Portugal while England lost to a rejuvenated France.

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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 23:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News