<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:53:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Returning to the refugee camp]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/264/957/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Born 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[African giants look to make winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Kenya, Somalia aim to keep Rio dream alive]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=5/news=kenya-somalia-need-mini-miracles-to-keep-rio-dream-alive-2603218.htmlFri, 08 May 2015 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Africa's Rio contenders on their marks]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=africa-s-rio-contenders-on-their-marks-2593866.htmlFri, 24 Apr 2015 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt'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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 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[Zambia coach's debut win at new stadium]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/243/434/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Williamson named new Kenya coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bobby Williamson has been named as the new Kenya national football coach to take over from Adel Amrouche.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Constantine eyes Rwanda breakthrough]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Lesotho clip Kenya, Benin beat Malawi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lesotho beat Kenya 1-0, which puts the Harambee Stars' hopes of qualifying for their first CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 11 years in jeopardy, while West Bromwich Albion star Stephane Sessegnon scored to give Benin a 1-0 win over Malawi.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[World Cup inspiration for Kenya]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/627/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Surprises among tight CAN qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Madagascar and Mozambique were among the key winners during a hard-fought day of action in the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying first round on Sunday.

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Mon, 19 May 2014 09:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![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[Young Africans upset Ahly, Esperance win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Wanga leads Kenya to CECAFA title]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A goal in each half from captain Allan Wanga gave Kenya an emphatic 2-0 victory over Sudan in the final of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup to end the country's 11-year wait for the regional title. 

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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=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[Kenya, Sudan through to CECAFA final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=An early Clifton Miheso goal earned Kenya a tight 1-0 victory over Tanzania and a place in their second successive CECAFA Challenge Cup final, while Sudan beat Zambia in extra time to book their place. 

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News
<![CDATA[Kenya aim to end CECAFA Cup drought]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/222/892/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Gor Mahia win Kenyan title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/220/537/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Southampton in record swoop for Wanyama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Southampton have broken their club record transfer fee to sign Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama from Scottish champions Celtic.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Bobby Williamson appointed Gor Mahia coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/213/257/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Bobby Williamson has agreed to a one-year deal to coach Kenyan club Gor Mahia, the club announced Friday, meaning the Scotsman will continue to ply his trade in Africa, most recently serving as Uganda's coach.

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Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Late own goal sees Malawi held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=late-own-goal-sees-malawi-held-2106652.htmlA last-minute Chimango Kayira own-goal has seen Malawi's chances of reaching Brazil 2014 rest on a knife-edge, after their 2-2 draw with Kenya gave Nigeria the chance to top FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group F.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Kenya duo to miss Nigeria clash]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=kenya-duo-miss-nigeria-clash-2097660.htmlSkipper Dennis Oliech and goalkeeper Arnold Origi will be missing as Kenya face a must-win FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in Nairobi.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Amrouche keeping pressure off Kenya players]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=amrouche-keeping-pressure-off-kenya-players-2076915.htmlFri, 10 May 2013 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African clubs eye last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/205/334/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Amrouche appointed coach of Kenya]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=amrouche-appointed-coach-kenya-2015545.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2013 11:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![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[Celtic extend lead, Caley draw thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Scottish Premiership 2013/2014<![CDATA[Sserunkuma named Kenya's players of the year]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/194/014/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[New Kenya coach Michel targets South Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/178/565/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014