<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:32:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[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[Riedl: Indonesia have unearthed talent]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com that he believes the Asian side have a positive future ahead of them.]]>Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Thai talents rock the region]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the Men's Football Tournament of the 2013 SEA Games, which saw a host of young players emerge and Thailand crowed champions. ]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Thailand triumph in SEA Games final]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/224/885/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Indonesia, Thailand reach SEA Games final]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2248132/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Indonesia will meet Thailand in the final of the men's U-23 tournament at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar after the pair triumphed in their semi-finals against Malaysia and Singapore respectively.

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazilian masterminds Indonesia rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2226708/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:08:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Indonesian Messi aims high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with one of the bright starlets of Indonesian football, Andik Vermansyah, who talks about his career ambitions, making an unlikely journey to a J.League club and being likened to the reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or winner.]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2013 04:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2167539/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Chelsea turn on style in Indonesia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Chelsea turned on the style in an 8-1 rout of Indonesia All-Stars as they completed their Asian tour with a perfect record under returning manager Jose Mourinho.

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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Arsenal cruise, Man City shocked in friendlies ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Arsenal opened their Asia tour with a 7-0 victory over the Indonesia Dream Team while Manchester City were beaten 2-0 by Supersport in a Nelson Mandela invitational match in Pretoria.  

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![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[Executive Committee strongly backs further governance reforms and strengthens fight against racism and discrimination ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2039605/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![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[Singapore in fourth heaven]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The AFF Suzuki Cup saw Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic end a successful decade-long tenure on a high as the Lions claimed a record fourth crown, while Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda again shone and Philippines continued to grow.

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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:15:00 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[South-east Asia's finest take centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the AFF Suzuki Cup which commences this weekend with the biannual south-east Asian tournament typically promising large fervent crowds and high tempo football.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Homeless event makes strides in Mexico ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/178/983/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the recent 2012 Homeless World Cup, which featured 56 men's and women's teams competing in Mexico City to help improve people's lives through football.]]>Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Former champions handed tough draws]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/174/853/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=China PR, Iraq, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have been grouped together in AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifying, while Iran will join Kuwait, Thailand and Lebanon in another tough pool.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Thai events educate and excite]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=1713399/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Indonesian who inspired '50s meridian]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the marvellous career of the Indonesian goal machine renowned for nutmegs and overhead-kicks.]]>Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back across the week in quotes, with Gregory van der Wiel on playing with Arjen Robben, Kobe Bryant reminisces about the gold of age of Serie A, while Nedum Onuoha is wowed by Indonesian fans.

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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Everton pull out of Indonesia tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/166/798/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=English football club Everton pulled out of a pre-season tournament in Indonesia on Tuesday citing concerns over the event after the withdrawal of Turkey's Galatasaray.


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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Bepe: I want to win a title with Indonesia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his boyhood idols, overseas experiences, life at Persija Jakarta, desire to win something with his country and love of cooking.]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[AFC's finest chasing Thailand 2012 places]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the tournament.]]>Thu, 24 May 2012 12:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Development in Africa, qualifiers for Thailand]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/futsal/news/newsid=1624998/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks over qualifying action for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012 and development work taking place in Africa. ]]>Thu, 03 May 2012 07:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee agrees major governance reforms & Ethics structure]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=1608553/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Ten left standing as Saudis, Bahrain fall]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=2/news=ten-left-standing-saudis-bahrain-fall-1591826.htmlWed, 29 Feb 2012 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls face moment of truth ]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=2/news=asian-hopefuls-face-moment-truth-1590848.htmlTue, 28 Feb 2012 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia's top guns ready to fire]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=2/news=asia-top-guns-ready-fire-1589112.htmlFri, 24 Feb 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Taylor: Bahrain have a mountain to climb]]>/asia/news/y=2012/m=1/news=taylor-bahrain-have-mountain-climb-1576811.htmlFIFA.com the chances of reaching Brazil 2014 are slim, the Englishman says the Gulf nation has a bright future.]]>Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Safee Sali, Malaysia's goalscoring hero]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Malaysia maintain regional supremacy]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/154/605/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Malaysia take football final on penalties]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Four spots left in Asia]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=11/news=four-spots-left-asia-1543138.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Iran on the cusp after comfortable win]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=11/news=iran-the-cusp-after-comfortable-win-1542961.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 15:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Three through, five out in Asia]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=11/news=three-through-five-out-asia-1541386.htmlFIFA.com reviews a matchday on which Japan, Uzbekistan and Jordan sealed berths in the fourth round and the hopes of Indonesia, Korea DPR, Singapore, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates were ended.]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Quartet well placed, five stare at abyss]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=11/news=quartet-well-placed-five-stare-abyss-1540390.htmlFIFA.com previews Friday’s Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Asia where four nations can sew up their passage to the next stage, including what would be a historic moment for Jordan.]]>Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[China's Brazil dreams on a knife-edge]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=11/news=china-brazil-dreams-knife-edge-1540389.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 06:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Galaxy tour to include Jakarta]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/153/666/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Nov 2011 00:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1533484/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Asian heavyweights nearly there ]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=10/news=asian-heavyweights-nearly-there-1525014.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2011 19:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Qatar snatch win over Indonesia]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=10/news=qatar-snatch-win-over-indonesia-1525410.htmlIndonesia saw the prospect of an opening 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying point slip through their fingers as Mohammed Razak struck to give Qatar the lead for a third time in what ended in a 3-2 win in Group E.

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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites seek dominance ]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=10/news=asian-favourites-seek-dominance-1524317.htmlMon, 10 Oct 2011 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites shocked across Asia]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=9/news=favourites-shocked-across-asia-1506328.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2011 21:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Test two for Asian hopefuls]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=9/news=test-two-for-asian-hopefuls-1505045.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 2 in the third round of Asian Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian underdogs sharpen form]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=8/news=asian-underdogs-sharpen-form-1498465.htmlIndonesia and Jordan boosted their confidence ahead of their forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers with fine results, while Thailand and Singapore played out a goalless draw.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone