<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTTue, 16 Jun 2015 20:27:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guam 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]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=jordan-2016-official-emblem-unveiled-2601067.htmlSun, 03 May 2015 11:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[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 ™<![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[Japan at the double over Jordan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:03:00 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[Wilkins: Aldaradreh can be Jordan's Hurst]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Aldaradreh scores four as Jordan rout Palestine]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:03:00 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[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[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[Wilkins named new Jordan coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ray Wilkins has been appointed as the new coach of Jordan, in his first role since leaving his post as assistant head coach at then-English Premier League side Fulham last season.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:42:00 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[Japan beat hosts Vietnam, Matildas win]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=japan-beat-hosts-vietnam-matildas-win-2340194.htmlFIFA 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]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=vietnam-lead-group-a-japan-snatch-draw-2338908.htmlWed, 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]]>/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]]>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]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2014-2325635.htmlFIFA.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=AFC Asian 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]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=11/news=women-round-november-2013-2231133.htmlFIFA.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 ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=afc-draw-pits-australia-against-japan-2231157.htmlFri, 29 Nov 2013 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015