<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTFri, 29 Jan 2016 17:49:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[The mother of all years]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-mother-of-all-years-2748128.htmlFIFA.com reviews a huge year for women's football.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[New highs for FIFA’s Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=new-highs-for-fifa-s-live-your-goals-2747627.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 03:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[World Cup to boost Jordan's women's football pioneers]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=world-cup-to-boost-jordan-s-women-s-football-pioneers-2744733.htmlTue, 15 Dec 2015 13:19:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Asia aims to build next wave of world beaters]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=asia-aims-to-build-next-wave-of-world-beaters-2741947.htmlFri, 04 Dec 2015 10:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals continues to nurture and inspire]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=live-your-goals-continues-to-nurture-and-inspire-2741456.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 07:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals Festival visits Karak]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=live-your-goals-festival-visits-karak-2735501.htmlThe ‘Live Your Goals’ Festival officially came to a close in Karak Governorate on Saturday, 28 November at Prince Faisal Stadium in Jordan, marking the conclusion of a week-long series of activities aimed at encouraging more girls to take up football in Jordan. 

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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Tajikistan, Davronov’s extended family]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=tajikistan-davronov-s-extended-family-2711046.htmlFIFA.com the familial atmosphere that envelops the side whenever they meet up.]]>Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shafi ready for Socceroo showdown]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=shafi-ready-for-socceroo-showdown-2709496.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shafi ahead of the hosts FIFA World Cup qualifier against Australia, and the No1 is confident in replicating their historic win against the Socceroos during Brazil 2014 qualifying in 2012.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Jordan celebrates countdown to kick off]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=jordan-celebrates-countdown-to-kick-off-2708515.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Third Live Your Goals Festival kicks off in Jordan]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=third-live-your-goals-festival-kicks-off-in-jordan-2702873.htmlWed, 30 Sep 2015 14:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Foundations set in Jordan with second women's coaching course]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=foundations-set-in-jordan-with-second-women-s-coaching-course-2677902.htmlSet to host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup next year, Jordan put on its second women's football coaching course in Amman from 8-12 September 2015, supervised by former England player and coach Hope Powell.

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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![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[Jordan 2016 official match schedule announced ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2670260/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![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[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[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[Women's football in Jordan: What's the score?]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=women-s-football-in-jordan-what-s-the-score-2605200.htmlFIFA.com decided to put together this brief overview of the state of play.]]>Fri, 15 May 2015 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Where stars are born]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=where-stars-are-born-2593970.html

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 will represent the chance for youngsters to make a name for themselves and get noticed. FIFA.com looks back through the short history of the tournament and recalls some of the great players who have graced it.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 21:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Jordan 2016 official emblem unveiled]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=jordan-2016-official-emblem-unveiled-2601067.htmlSun, 03 May 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![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[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2581159/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in November/December]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=2022-fifa-world-cup-to-be-played-in-november-december-2568172.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 14:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Live Your Goals in February ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=live-your-goals-in-february-2540929.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the activities held in February as part of FIFA’s Live Your Goals initiative, which gives girls the world over the chance to take up football.]]>Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Bright future awaits Jordanian girls after Live Your Goals festival]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=bright-future-awaits-jordanian-girls-after-live-your-goals-festival-2534652.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=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[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[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[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[Live Your Goals in November ]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=live-your-goals-in-november-2485954.htmlFIFA.com looks back at last month’s activities.]]>Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Jordan building stars of tomorrow through LYG]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=jordan-building-stars-of-tomorrow-through-lyg-2474538.htmlJordan continue to show they are at the forefront of women's football in west Asia with the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup hosts the latest nation to conduct a FIFA Live Your Goals programme.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Al Ahli: A club with a mission]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=al-ahli-a-club-with-a-mission-2452462.htmlIn the Video of the Week, discover one of the oldest clubs in Jordan and the important role it plays in both sport and society.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:24:00 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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2422397.htmlSun, 17 Aug 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Jordan and football team up for Syrian children]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=jordan-and-football-team-up-for-syrian-children-2421318.htmlThu, 14 Aug 2014 18:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter completes trip to Middle East]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=fifa-president-blatter-completes-trip-to-middle-east-2344971.htmlTue, 27 May 2014 16:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Japan top Asia’s broadening pyramid]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=japan-top-asia-s-broadening-pyramid-2344177.htmlMon, 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]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=5/news=fifa-president-to-visit-jordan-palestine-israel-2343191.htmlFIFA 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[Lesser lights eye share of the spotlight]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=lesser-lights-eye-share-of-the-spotlight-2338016.htmlTue, 13 May 2014 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Okiyama: Nothing is impossible]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=okiyama-nothing-is-impossible-in-football-2335634.htmlJordan'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