<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 24 Feb 2015 18:33:00 GMTTue, 24 Feb 2015 19:25:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Guangzhou R&F stun Gamba Osaka, Jeonbuk stutter]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Journey set to begin on Asia's long and winding road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the 2015 AFC Champions League with 32 teams on the starting blocks for this week’s group-stage.]]>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Asia’s elite group finalised]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Africans, Asians make huge leaps]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=2/news=africans-asians-make-huge-leaps-2522971.htmlThu, 12 Feb 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Bright new stars light up Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at five breakout young stars who made their mark at the recent AFC Asian Cup.]]>Tue, 03 Feb 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Asian Cup glitters Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the sixteenth edition of the AFC Asian Cup and looks at ten key moments of a colourful and successful tournament hosted and won by Australia for the first time.]]>Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's birthdays, with the FIFA Ballon d'Or holder, a Croatian hotshot and a Colombian midfield workhorse all celebrating.

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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Mahmood: Panenka penalty was message]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iraq hero Younis Mahmood said he's dreaming of an incredible repeat AFC Asian Cup win after taking centre-stage once again as they reached the semi-finals in dramatic fashion.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Iraq shock Iran in thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Neighbours Iran, Iraq clash in quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran meet neighbours Iraq in a grudge match, while holders Japan take on Omar Abdulrahman and UAE in the second set of AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals. 

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Asian cruises, City woe and Sevilla glow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with disappointment for Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City.]]>Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Iran snatch top spot, Bahrain win late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Wins, losses but no draws as Asian Cup hits record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Iran and UAE look to avoid Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Azmoun sends Iran into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Iran start strong, UAE hit back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to You!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at those footballers celebrating a birthday this week, with a Mexican Olympic gold medal winner, a living legend of French football and an old Algerian star among those turning a year older.]]>Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Ghoochannejhad: There’ll be no excuses]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com on his goal-scoring exploits at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, lays out expectations for the AFC Asian Cup and discusses the pressure on his shoulders.]]>Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Queiroz laments Beikzadeh blow]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Asia's elite set for battle Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the 16-nation 2015 AFC Asian Cup where continental supremacy and a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup go up for grabs.]]>Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Five players to watch at Asian showpiece]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Getting to grips with the ‘gol olímpico’]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com tackles the history and curling dynamics of the so-called Olympic Goal, one of those rare strikes - with its roots in the 1920s - that flies in directly from a corner kick.]]>Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Germany conquer 2014, Belgium, Slovakia impress]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=12/news=germany-conquer-2014-belgium-slovakia-impress-2493791.htmlThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Strength of the collective key to progress for Asia, Oceania]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=strength-of-the-collective-key-to-progress-for-asia-oceania-2463936.htmlFri, 31 Oct 2014 08:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=giants-stumble-as-qatar-myanmar-make-history-2461244.htmlFIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=asian-aspirants-eye-world-stage-2454646.htmlWed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with an American gold medallist, a member of Les Bleus bound for Canada 2015, a diminutive Portuguese international, an Italian icon and many more all celebrating.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:20:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR rout China PR, Nadeshiko held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Incheon Asian Games kicked off with Korea DPR routing China PR 3-0 in the men's competition, while holding women's champions Japan were held 0-0 by China PR.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Queiroz set to stay as Iran coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/243/878/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Daei sacked as Persepolis coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran legend Ali Daei has been sacked as coach of Tehran giants Persepolis and replaced by Hamid Derakhshan.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Iran Persian Gulf League 2014/2015
<![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[Ghoochannejhad makes surprise Kuwait move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Al Arabi move for Dejagah]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran winger Ashkan Dejagah has left Fulham for Qatari club Al Arabi after an undisclosed fee was agreed between both clubs.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Karimi draws curtain on glittering career]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil 2014's 100 club]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=brazil-2014-s-100-club-2400785.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World Cup ‘not a lost cause’ for Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=world-cup-not-a-lost-cause-for-asia-2388232.htmlAsia is refusing to give up on FIFA World Cup™ success despite its worst performance in 24 years when the four teams did not manage a win between them. 

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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian media dissects quartet's World Cup performance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=asian-media-dissects-quartet-s-world-cup-performance-2387766.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Susic and Queiroz leave posts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=susic-and-queiroz-leave-posts-2387022.htmlSafet Susic steps down as coach of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Carlos Queiroz's contract is not renewed by Iran.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Contenders get chance to shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=muchos-minutos-para-los-candidatos-2386133-2386163.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi shares the spotlight as fates are decided]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-shares-the-spotlight-as-fates-are-decided-2386160.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bosnians bid farewell by eliminating Iran]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186464/match-report.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 18:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Arena Fonte Nova, blessed with goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=arena-fonte-nova-blessed-with-goals-2384795.htmlAfter hosting three 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ games, the Salvador stadium boasts the third highest number of goals scored in the tournament.

 

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[All to play for]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-2383477.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 14, which includes Nigeria-Argentina and Ecuador-France, with some quotes, information and a riveting flashback.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Queiroz: Bosnia game is our World Cup final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=queiroz-bosnia-game-is-our-world-cup-final-2384342.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Medunjanin: The support has been fantastic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=medunjanin-the-support-has-been-fantastic-2383938.html FIFA, while Vedad Ibisevic discusses Bosnia and Herzegovina's mission to go home on a high.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dejagah: Iran will be going for goals ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=dejagah-iran-will-be-going-for-goals-2382182.html FIFA.com about Iran's defensive foundations and the need for them to add attacking guile in their all-important final Group G match against Bosnia and Herzegovina.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 41-44]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-41-44-2382346.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 18:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Messi: We can play better]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=messi-we-can-play-better-2380965.htmlArgentina have to improve and play to their full potential despite recording two group stage wins so far, says goal-scorer Lionel Messi after scraping a 1-0 victory over Iran in time added on.

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Milestones, records and celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=milestones-records-and-celebrations-2380818.htmlIt was another extraordinary day at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with some Messi magic, a record-equalling goal and a little brotherly love. 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™