<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTWed, 21 Sep 2016 20:39:55 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar look to African beach finals]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=familiar-look-to-african-beach-finals-2835019.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2823739.htmlFIFA.com collects the best quotes from around the world of football featuring Robbie Keane, Neymar, Bastien Schweinsteiger, Victor Wanyama and many more.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[African hopefuls head to the beach]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=african-group-head-to-the-beach-2823477.htmlQualifying for next year's CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations gets underway this weekend with Senegal and Madagascar trying to defend their spots at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Kenya win over critics with new coach]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=kenya-win-over-critics-with-new-coach-2813055.htmlA big recent victory and a leap in the FIFA/Coca World Ranking has the Harambee Stars' 36-year-old coach Stanley Okumbi in good graces after a slow start to his time with the team.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:52:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Swiss on the rise as all quiet up top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=swiss-on-the-rise-as-all-quiet-up-top-2802885.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Old rivalry, new continent]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/241/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at this old rivalry on a different continent.]]>Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2016]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=women-s-round-up-april-2016-2782875.htmlFIFA.com reviews another massive month in women’s football, headlined by huge off-field interest in Europe and North America, as well as international action across three continents as teams continue to build for Rio 2016.]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2782260.html

 

In FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Pele reveals which big clubs he almost signed for, a wrestling legend gives a motivational speech to Premier League leaders Leicester City, two players give very honest assessments of their poor form and much more.]]>
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054.htmlTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Williamson: Kenya are still underdogs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=williamson-second-leg-task-is-a-mountain-2733208.htmlFIFA.com that Kenya still has much work to do to claim a spot in CAF's group stage of Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952.htmlNigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Samuel Eto’o to promote health in Africa with FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=samuel-eto-o-to-promote-health-in-africa-with-fifa-2723606.htmlCameroon superstar Samuel Eto’o will help FIFA promote its 11 for Health and 11 against Ebola programmes in Africa, with a visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana, with FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof Jiri Dvorak also visiting Kenya.

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[History made in eventful African qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=history-made-in-eventful-african-qualifiers-2711523.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722.htmlKenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[African climbers begin charge for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=african-climbers-begin-charge-for-russia-2709538.htmlTue, 06 Oct 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Returning to the refugee camp]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=6/news=returning-to-the-refugee-camp-2649571.htmlBorn 19 years ago in a Kenyan refugee camp to South Sudanese parents, Australian youth international Awer Mabil is returning to the place of his birth this week to bring football material and dreams to children.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[President Blatter expresses sympathy for victims of Garissa University attack]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=4/news=president-blatter-expresses-sympathy-for-victims-of-garissa-university-2583638.htmlWed, 08 Apr 2015 18:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/255/2/index.htmlEgypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/177/0/index.htmlFri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Regional seminars cover turf care techniques]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=10/news=regional-seminars-cover-turf-care-techniques-2460337.htmlAs FIFA continues to help install Football Turf around the globe, there is also the requirement to help maintain them too, which is why regular maintenance seminars are held to help Member Associations.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Pitch & EquipmentKind=News
<![CDATA[From Kenya to Denmark and back again]]>/news/y=2014/m=9/news=from-kenya-to-denmark-and-back-again-2444131.htmlFIFA.com introduces you to the Danish African Soccer Academy and its founder Hamid Faiz Junior, who helps young African players break into the world of football.]]>Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[I am somebody]]>/news/y=2014/m=4/news=homeless-kids-have-fun-rio-2315632.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s features previously anonymous children becoming somebodies.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=valcke-will-help-africa-improve-2313785.htmlThu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Wanyama: Saints' sights on Europe]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=12/news=wanyama-southampton-sights-europe-2246523.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Kenya captain Victor Wanyama, who has impressed since joining Southampton, solidifying his reputation as one of the best young midfielders in Britain.]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Building confidence in Kenya's women]]>/news/y=2013/m=12/news=building-self-confidence-kenya-women-2244248.htmlThu, 12 Dec 2013 15:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter’s tribute to heroic Shah]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=blatter-tribute-heroic-shah-2190498.htmlFri, 04 Oct 2013 08:43:14 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 08 Sep 2013 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African clubs eye last 16]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=african-clubs-eye-last-2053347.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2013 15:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[From Kenya to Denmark and back]]>/news/y=2013/m=4/news=from-kenya-denmark-and-back-2050385.htmlIn this latest edition of Video of the Week, FIFA.com and FIFA TV present the Danish African Soccer Academy, which aims to support youngsters in both Denmark and Kenya. Take a look for yourself.]]>Thu, 04 Apr 2013 06:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639.htmlThe last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Eventful weekend for North Africa's hopefuls]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=eventful-weekend-for-north-africa-hopefuls-2034340.htmlMon, 18 Mar 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-1977150.html2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2012/m=10/news=the-week-quotes-1797601.htmlSat, 27 Oct 2012 02:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Rabat fail to go top, drama in Kenya]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=10/news=rabat-fail-top-drama-kenya-1789946.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest action in Africa.]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Championnat National Botola 2013/2014<![CDATA[Disability takes a back seat to ability in Africa]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=10/news=disability-takes-back-seat-ability-africa-1783125.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 08:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Repeat titles for Esperance, Libolo]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=10/news=repeat-titles-for-esperance-libolo-1713057.htmlMon, 01 Oct 2012 16:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014<![CDATA[Angola almost settled, Algeria begins again]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=9/news=angola-almost-settled-algeria-begins-again-1702638.html FIFA.com reviews the weekend action in Africa.]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Championnat National de Première Division 2013/2014<![CDATA[Michel: A FIFA World Cup specialist in Africa]]>/news/y=2012/m=9/news=michel-fifa-world-cup-specialist-africa-1696117.htmlFIFA.com introduces the seasoned French supremo.]]>Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:11:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Shock in Cameroon, spoils split in Zimbabwe]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=shock-cameroon-spoils-split-zimbabwe-1667537.html]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Saint George crowned, challengers charge]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=saint-george-crowned-challengers-charge-1661912.htmlMon, 09 Jul 2012 16:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African leaders keep noses in front]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=african-leaders-keep-noses-front-1658862.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend action from Africa's domestic leagues, which included seven-goal Esperance staying top in Tunisia, and unbeaten leaders in Angola and Zimbabwe picking up draws.]]>Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News