<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 15 Feb 2015 09:02:00 GMTMon, 16 Feb 2015 11:30:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Tales from the tattoo parlour ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com explains the stories behind just some of tattoos worn by the game’s stars.]]>Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![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[Mabkhout fires UAE to bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Golden boot glitters as UAE size up Iraq]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Mahmoud: I want to go to Russia 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Son: The South Korean fans gave us extra power]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Korea Republic book final place]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![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[Inspired Kasim leads Iraq’s generation next]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with London-raised Yaser Kasim who, having watched Iraq’s famed 2007 AFC Asian Cup triumph from afar, is now a key figure as the Lions of Mesopotamia seek to reprise that improbable success this month in Australia.]]>Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Iraq dreaming of reprising 2007 glory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Iraq down Palestine, book Iran date]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Holders Japan head for top spot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:01:00 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[Endo: I'm proud of Matthaus milestone]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan's Yasuhito Endo sheepishly acknowledged a remarkable milestone, going level with German superstar Lothar Matthaus by winning his 150th cap in his country's 1-0 AFC Asian Cup victory over Iraq.

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 05:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Aguirre: It was a complicated game]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Honda spot on as Japan edge Iraq]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Kasim, Wilkins reflect on 'lucky' goal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Kasim stunner gives Iraq win over Jordan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Mahmoud to decide future after Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Holders Japan launch Asian Cup defence]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Bahrainis, Faroes climb amid minimal change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=1/news=bahrainis-faroes-climb-amid-minimal-change-2503870.htmlThu, 08 Jan 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Iraq reach for second Cup that cheers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/250/400/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Palestine's Nu'man thinks big for Asian debut]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Palestine defied all expectations by winning last year's AFC Challenge Cup and are now facing their toughest test at the AFC Asian Cup. FIFA.com spoke with Palestine's joint top-scorer Ashraf Nu'man about their ambitions.

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Sat, 03 Jan 2015 08:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Abbas' Asian Cup in doubt]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter completes Saudi Arabia visit]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2474534/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![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[Kuwait’s Qadsia claim maiden continental crown]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/912/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[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 Republic, Korea DPR reach semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Korea Republic captain Jang Hyunsoo converted a penalty two minutes from time to beat arch-rivals Japan and secure a place in the Asian Games semi-finals, where they will meet Thailand who saw off Jordan to reach the final four.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Iraq, UAE advance at Asian Games]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/439/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Abbas ends seven-year wait for Iraq recall]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Emerging star Adnan boosts Iraq]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[An Iraqi in Swindon]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2439004/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Our video of the week looks at the career of a pioneering Iraqi footballer who made England his second home before becoming a national hero.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Hosts Australia handed Taeguk test]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/230/395/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Socceroos, Japan hoping to avoid Korea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Korea Republic in Pot 2 of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup draw, hosts Australia and 2011 champions Japan will be keen to avoid Hong Myung-Bo's side during what is expected to be an extravagant ceremony at Sydney's Opera House on Wednesday.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=3/news=england-egypt-and-panama-climb-2295968.htmlThu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 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[China survive huge scare to reach Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Misfiring China look to seal Asian Cup spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/asiancup/news/newsid/229/233/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Quartet prevail amid Asian excitement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=quartet-prevail-amid-asian-excitement-2219337.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian Zone qualifiers for Brazil 2014, which ended with Australia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic marching onwards to represent the continent.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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.