<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 27 May 2014 16:18:00 GMTTue, 27 May 2014 16:19:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter completes trip to Middle East]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2344971/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 May 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Japan top Asia’s broadening pyramid]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 May 2014 09:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA President to visit Jordan, Palestine, Israel]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2343191/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Blatter will, on Sunday 25 May 2014, embark on a visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel, meeting with various dignitaries from the region.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 09:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan beat hosts Vietnam, Matildas win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA Women's World Cup holders Japan defeated hosts Vietnam 4-0 to keep their hopes of winning a first AFC Women's Asian Cup alive, while tournament holders Australia defeated Jordan 3-1 in the other Group A match. 

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Fri, 16 May 2014 17:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Vietnam lead Group A, Japan snatch draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 May 2014 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Lesser lights eye share of the spotlight]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2338016/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 May 2014 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Okiyama: Nothing is impossible]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2335634/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Jordan's Japanese coach Masahiko Okiyama spoke exclusively to FIFA.com on his side's chances at the AFC Women's Asian Cup, his dreams of upsetting the odds and his hopes for the future of women's football in the country.

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Thu, 08 May 2014 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: April 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at a bumper month in women's football with Canada 2015 qualifiers continuing unabated, USA and England commencing their league campaigns with a new look, while there was silverware for ambitious Jordan.]]>Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[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=Asian Nations Cup 2015 (TM)
<![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[Jordan defeat Singapore to qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.<![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[Women's round-up: November 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at a massive month in women’s football with significant club and country action highlighted by FIFA Women’s World Cup™ qualifying news, more milestones for USA and a shock for super club Lyon.]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[AFC draw pits Australia against Japan ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2231157/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![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[Uruguay reach Brazil despite stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=uruguay-reach-brazil-2014-despite-jordan-stalemate-2227242.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 01:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[Forlan and Uruguayan glory, a family affair ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=forlan-and-uruguayan-glory-family-affair-2225987.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Diego Forlan, the South Africa 2010 Golden Ball winner and the third generation of his family to play for Uruguay, who was brought up immersed in Celeste tradition.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Uruguay vow no let-up against Jordan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=uruguay-vow-let-against-jordan-2225764.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 01:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[Uruguay with one foot in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=minutos-del-objetivo-2225525.htmlMon, 18 Nov 2013 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[ Pride amid the sadness for Jordan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=pride-amid-the-sadness-for-jordan-2223899.html

Despite a tough 5-0 loss to Uruguay, Jordan were able to look at the positives from the Asian nation's first-ever intercontinental play-off berth for a chance to qualify for a World Cup™.]]>
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Five-star Uruguay see off Jordan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=five-star-uruguay-see-off-jordan-2223500.htmlUruguay eased to victory in the first leg of their 2014 FIFA World Cup intercontinental play-off, with five different scorers helping La Celeste see off Jordan in Amman and all-but book their ticket to Brazil.

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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Jordan set for date with destiny against Uruguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=jordan-set-for-date-with-destiny-against-uruguay-2222441.htmlFIFA.com previews the FIFA World Cup™ play-off between Jordan and Uruguay with the west Asians looking to make the most of home advantage on Wednesday against the highly-regarded South Africa 2010 semi-finalists.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[Rodriguez hungry for a second chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=rodriguez-hungry-for-second-chance-2220778.html

FIFA.com spoke with the crafty wide man known as "The Onion", Cristian Rodriguez, ahead of Uruguay's make-or-break tie against Jordan in the upcoming FIFA World Cup play-offs. 

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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Déjà vu for Jordan as Uruguay tie looms]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=deja-for-jordan-uruguay-tie-looms-2218491.htmlFIFA.com speaks with some of the key Jordanians who featured when the two nations met at the FIFA U-20 World Cup six years ago.]]>Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia<![CDATA[UAE opens arms to western Asian coaches]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=2206785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[The statistical lowdown on Jordan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=the-statistical-lowdown-jordan-2204414.htmlAs the Asia-South America intercontinental play-off for a spot at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ between Jordan and Uruguay approaches, FIFA.com looks at the numbers behind Jordan's qualifying campaign so far.

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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Play-off South America/Asia
<![CDATA[Jordan's long road to history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=jordan-long-road-history-2197181.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Jordan’s colourful 2014 FIFA World Cup™ journey, as the West Asians look ahead to their historic intercontinental play-off against Uruguay next month.]]>Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Japan shine as trio progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2191522/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2190697/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Hassan's Jordan daring to dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=hassan-jordan-daring-dream-2180714.html FIFA.com reviews the memorable Asian Zone qualifying campaign that has taken Jordan through to an intercontinental play-off for Brazil 2014, with reaction from players and coach Hossam Hassan.]]>Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:50:16 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Gao: Traditions provide inspiration]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2179719/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to former China goalkeeper Gao Hong, now the head coach of China's U-16 team, who hopes to see her side qualify for next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.]]>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[Jordan win shootout, reach intercontinental play-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=jordan-win-shootout-reach-intercontinental-play-off-2169520.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 18:20:32 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Kasimov confident in Uzbekistan chances]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=kasimov-confident-uzbekistan-chances-2169779.htmlMon, 09 Sep 2013 13:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Uzbekistan draw in Jordan in first leg]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=uzbekistan-draw-jordan-first-leg-2168323.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 21:40:23 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Kasimov out to lay Uzbek demons to rest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=kasimov-out-lay-uzbek-demons-rest-2166870.htmlMirjalol Kasimov played in Uzbekistan’s play-off loss to Bahrain in the Germany 2006 preliminaries. Now he’s eager to coach his country to a play-off victory over Jordan in race to move one step closer to a Brazil 2014 place.

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Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Hassan: We want to go all the way to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=hassan-want-all-the-way-brazil-2166066.html FIFA.com about preparing the team ahead of this week's Asian FIFA World Cup™ play-off, with the legendary Egyptian striker taking the reins following the recent sudden departure of Adnan Hamad.]]>Mon, 02 Sep 2013 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[De Reus aims high with new-look Aussies]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2156067/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about her ambitions for a talented but youthful Matildas outfit, as well as her experiences in Jordan where the women’s game is still in its embryonic stages.]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Many candidates to host the FIFA Congress 2016 and 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2138983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Jordaan praises President Blatter's Middle East mission]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2135065/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Danny Jordaan, Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Organising Committee, has praised FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter on his visit to the Middle East and his mission to improve the state of Palestinian football.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President begins Middle East trip in Jordan]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2132827/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter started his four-day trip to the Middle East by inaugurating two FIFA Goal projects in Amman, Jordan, accompanied by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.

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Sat, 06 Jul 2013 19:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President to start Middle East trip]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2132275/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Trio progress as duo set up play-off meeting]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=trio-progress-duo-set-play-off-meeting-2112290.htmlTue, 18 Jun 2013 19:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian giants awake from their slumber]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=asian-giants-awake-from-their-slumber-2105711.htmlTue, 11 Jun 2013 19:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Australia coast past Jordan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=australia-coast-past-jordan-2105823.htmlRobbie Kruse was in sparkling form, scoring one and laying on two, as Australia recorded a comfortable 4-0 win over Jordan to boost their chances at securing at automatic qualification spot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.

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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2105245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 tickets on the line in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=brazil-2014-tickets-the-line-asia-2105227.htmlFIFA.com previews the penultimate matchday in Asian Brazil 2014 qualifying with three spots still up for grabs and Uzbekistan eyeing historic passage to the world stage.]]>Mon, 10 Jun 2013 01:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[FIFA to support Syrian refugees ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/grassroots/news/newsid=2103397/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Jun 2013 08:54:01 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Japan reach Brazil as Oman, Iran prevail ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=japan-reach-brazil-oman-iran-prevail-2102290.htmlAFC held four FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers Tuesday which saw Japan become the first team to join Brazil in next year's event, while Iran and Oman earned hard-fought 1-0 results and Korea Repbulic scored late to end 1-1 with Lebanon.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone