<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 04 Feb 2016 02:44:00 GMTThu, 04 Feb 2016 02:54:28 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Shandong Luneng headline play-off line-up ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Mohun kick-off long road to Asian glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/275/725/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Jan 2016 01:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2743729.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly feature sees India cricket star Sachin Tendulkar explain the significance of his home country hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years' time, Ronaldinho pay tribute to retiring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni and much more! ]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Tendulkar: India can impact world football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Sachin Tendulkar, who is often referred to as 'the God of cricket', to chat about the booming interest in football in India, the FIFA U-17 World Cup heading to India in 2017, what football and learn from cricket and much more.]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 07:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=VIP interview<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[India eager for its turn]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=india-eager-for-its-turn-2730782.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Giants cruise as Jordan, China PR bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-cruise-as-jordan-china-pr-bounce-back-2676528.html
Regional favourites underlined their dominance, while Jordan and China PR bounced back on Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Asia. FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-aim-to-fight-back-as-minnows-seek-breakthrough-2674892.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hammer time for India's English export]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=hammer-time-for-india-s-english-export-2673298.htmlFIFA.com about her historic move to West Ham United Ladies and the development of women's football in the world's second-most populous nation.]]>Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Iconic Chhetri points the way forward for India]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=iconic-chhetri-points-the-way-forward-for-india-2672131.htmlFIFA.com spoke with India captain Sunil Chhetri about the 31-year-old's legacy so far, along with his thoughts on the Blue Tigers' ability to progress on their road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia despite some disappointing results early on and much more.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:34:00 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[FIFA subsidiary EWS holds workshop on combatting match fixing in Delhi]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fifa-subsidiary-ews-holds-workshop-on-combatting-match-fixing-in-delhi-2649606.htmlTue, 16 Jun 2015 16:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![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[White: It was a historic event for Guam]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=white-it-was-a-historic-event-for-guam-2648294.html​FIFA.com after his country's first ever FIFA World Cup qualifying victory and looks ahead to the game against India, coached by fellow Englishman Stephen Constantine.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:47:00 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[Talented Girls at dusk]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=talented-girls-at-dusk-2604035.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows young girls being given a chance in life thanks to football.]]>Mon, 11 May 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![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[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[Trio make history as Chinese Taipei recover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=trio-make-history-as-chinese-taipei-recover-2566120.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Trio eye progression as duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=quartet-eye-progression-as-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2565319.htmlWith five ties finely poised in the first round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com previews the second leg matches, with the potential for more surprise results and fairytale stories.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Constantine: India has a bright future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=constantine-india-has-a-bright-future-2557065.htmlFIFA.com caught up with India coach Stephen Constantine as he prepares to face his former side Nepal. He discusses the future of football in India, being a British coach abroad and more.]]>Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Underdogs aim to open Asian qualifying with a bang]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=underdogs-aim-to-open-asian-qualifying-with-a-bang-2557103.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia ready for first step on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=asia-ready-for-first-step-on-road-to-russia-2522561.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the six ties that will kick off qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Stephen Constantine's return to Nepal with India among the standout matches.]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows begin World Cup mission]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=world-cup-route-mapped-out-for-asian-minnows-2522325.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia, with the 12 lowest ranked countries on the continent ready to learn their fate as they take the first tentative steps on the road to Russia.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Women's football figures descend on Delhi]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=12/news=women-s-football-figures-descend-on-delhi-2492790.htmlMon, 15 Dec 2014 12:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Former General Secretary of the All India Football Federation banned for three years ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=11/news=former-general-secretary-of-the-all-india-football-federation-banned-f-2480174.htmlThu, 27 Nov 2014 14:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA subsidiary EWS signs partnership with AIFF]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=10/news=fifa-subsidiary-ews-signs-partnership-with-aiff-2457845.htmlThu, 16 Oct 2014 12:54:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Secretary General and AIFF launch strategic plan for Indian football]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=10/news=fifa-secretary-general-and-aiff-launch-strategic-plan-for-indian-footb-2457548.htmlFIFA and the Indian Football Association (AIFF) have launched a strategic plan for 2014 – 2017 on 15 October 2014 in New Delhi, reaffirming the cooperation between the two bodies regarding the development of football on the sub-continent. 

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA to implement two new development programmes]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=fifa-to-implement-two-new-development-programmes-2443029.htmlTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=News<![CDATA[Handshake for peace between India and Pakistan]]>/sustainability/news/y=2014/m=8/news=handshake-for-peace-between-india-and-pakistan-2424064.htmlWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Friendship and thrills in Caju]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=friendship-and-thrills-in-caju-2398855.htmlFIFA.com recaps as incalculable fun was had and countless friends were made.]]>Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:22:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Vote for your Siyakhona photo winner]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=vote-for-your-siyakhona-photo-winner-2341646.htmlThu, 22 May 2014 13:22:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Magic Bus driving change in India]]>/news/y=2014/m=5/news=der-magische-bus-aus-indien-2339214-2339309.htmlMagic Bus is an association that uses football to help children in Mumbai receive a regular education. Our video of the week reveals more about this unique initiative. 

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Thu, 15 May 2014 15:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[High interest in hosting FIFA competitions]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=high-interest-in-hosting-fifa-competitions-2336227.htmlFri, 09 May 2014 14:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Scorers, silverware and a sacking]]>/news/y=2014/m=4/news=scorers-silverware-and-a-sacking-2322334.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly stats review features title joy in Portugal and India, a goalscoring landmark for Ciro Immobile, a thumping defeat for Galatasaray and a rare dismissal at Old Trafford.]]>Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Thousands in India ready to welcome the Trophy!]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=thousands-india-ready-welcome-the-trophy-2248173.htmlSun, 22 Dec 2013 11:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA launches 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-launches-2014-fifa-world-cup-legacy-trust-2239771.htmlThe FIFA Executive Committee held its final meeting of the year in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia (Brazil). They announced the 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust and hosts for a number of future FIFA tournaments.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Standing alone in the Premier League 100]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with four players who are all the sole representatives of their nation on one of club football's biggest stages.]]>Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Empowering women in India]]>/news/y=2013/m=11/news=empowering-women-india-2230221.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 04:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Ahmadi reaping rewards for bravery]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/220/223/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Afghanistan international Sandjar Ahmadi, whose brave decision paved the way for him to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer.]]>Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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