<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 21 Aug 2014 05:02:00 GMTThu, 21 Aug 2014 05:19:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Last eight ties poised on a knife-edge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews this week’s AFC Champions League quarter-final action with all four ties remaining in the balance after a tense matchday.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Al Ain, Al Hilal strike first in quarter-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ain beat Saudi Arabia side Al Ittihad 2-0 in the United Arab Emirates to take a first leg advantage in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, while Salman al-Faraj scored for Al Hilal in the 70th minute to beat Al Sadd 1-0.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Al-Koroni aiming to restore Al Ittihad glory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ittihad coach Khalid Al-Koroni spoke to FIFA.com ahead of the Saudi Arabian club's 2014 AFC Champions League quarter-final clash with United Arab Emirates' Al Ain and admitted there are no favourites, though he is hopefully to reach the final yet again.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Former Asian kings eye last-four passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the resumption of hostilities in the AFC Champions League with six former continental winners lining-up in the quarter-final stage.]]>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Aussies to tackle Saudi Arabia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/241/975/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Arab football’s finest hours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=arab-football-s-finest-hours-2383606.htmlFIFA.com recaps some of the finest victories by Arab teams in the FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Draw sends Guangzhou to Sydney]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/536/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 28 May 2014 09:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Former champs storm through in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 May 2014 02:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Ono delivers on farewell performance, Seoul through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Shinji Ono inspired Western Sydney Wanderers to a comeback win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima to make the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on away goals, while Seoul, Al Sadd and Al Hilal also all progressed.

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Wed, 14 May 2014 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Guangzhou, Pohang cruise into last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guangzhou Evergrande remained on course to defend their AFC Champions League title as they reached the quarter-finals with a 5-2 aggregate win over Cerezo Osaka, while Pohang, Al Ain and Al Ittihad all progressed.

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Tue, 13 May 2014 20:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Last-eight showdowns loom in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com preview’s this week’s AFC Champions League action with holders Guangzhou Evergrande as well as Pohang Steelers, Al Ittihad and Al Ain all well placed to claim four of the eight quarter-final tickets up for grabs.]]>Mon, 12 May 2014 03:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Old champions rise in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from around the AFC Champions League Round of 16, where four of the five former Asian champions still in the competition won their first leg matches.]]>Wed, 07 May 2014 21:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Guangzhou hit title form, Pohang win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 06 May 2014 12:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Compatriots shape up for last-16 showdowns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the opening of the knockout stage in the AFC Champions League with the round marked by three domestic derbies for teams from Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.]]>Mon, 05 May 2014 07:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Asian giants scrape through to last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The final matchday of the AFC Champions League group stage was highlighted by hard-fought victories for some of the competition's traditional powerhouses, including Jeonbuk Motors and Al Sadd, along with holders Guangzhou Evergrande all advancing.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Elkeson puts Evergrande through, Wanderers win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Make-or-break for Asian heavyweights]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the final group-stage matchday in the AFC Champions League with much still to be decided, and a host of big name clubs - led by holders Guangzhou Evergrande - facing a tense scrap for qualification.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Sextet book progression in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![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[Last 16 beckons in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the penultimate group-stage action in the AFC Champions League with a host of former champions, led by holders Guangzhou Evergrande, aiming to secure early progression.]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Goals and surprises galore in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Ulsan streak ended, Mariners go top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Hosts Australia handed Taeguk test]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/230/395/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:13:00 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[Chinese, UAE sides take centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Supporters of Chinese and United Arab Emirates clubs in the AFC Champions League were delighted on Matchday 3, as sides from both countries remained unbeaten. ​FIFA.com ​reviews the action.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Guangzhou top, Forlan opens Cerezo account]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Leaders eye back-to-back wins ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jeonbuk Motors' visit to Guangzhou Evergrande highlights the 2014 AFC Champions League Matchday 3 match-ups set to take place midweek as other sides look to gain further control of their group. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Favourites rally to rekindle hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the results in detail.]]>Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Diamanti rescues point, first win for Wanderers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Familiar foes reunited in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the midweek 2014 AFC Champions League action that promises several mouthwatering match-ups between historic rivals, including Al Ain's visit to Al Ittihad and Buriram United taking on Pohang United.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![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[The birth of Portugal’s golden generation]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:54:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Youth Championship Saudi Arabia 1989<![CDATA[Favourites draw first blood]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from the first matchday. ]]>Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Shandong held, Seoul coast past Mariners]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Old champs aim to begin with a bang ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Al Hilal close gap on leaders]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Caro restores Saudi sparkle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Saudi Arabia are this month's highest climbers in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and FIFA.com looks at the impact Spanish coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro has had on the Falcons' rise.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:41:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Oman's Gulf glee]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back five years to the first Gulf Cup triumph of Oman, who overcame poor early showings to prevail against favourites Saudi Arabia in the 2009 final.]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Top 25 unchanged, Egypt climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2261545/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:06:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[AFC unveils Champions League makeover]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/223/002/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Redemptive campaign boosts Saudis ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Five reach Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uzbekistan, Qatar, Oman, Iran and Kuwait stormed into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but China hit a stumbling block and face a tough final game to decide their fate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[China one win from Asian Cup berth]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/222/534/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Nov 2013 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 17 Nov 2013 08:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[UAE, Bahrain, Saudis reach Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Delirium and devastation in Doha]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the final day of Asian qualifying for USA 1994, which was awash with drama and ended with Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic celebrating as Japan’s dream somehow collapsed.]]>Mon, 28 Oct 2013 01:50:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=NewsTournament=1994 FIFA World Cup USA ™<![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[Seven memorable U-17 finals moments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Oct 2013 01:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Blatter sympathises over Ghanaian losses]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:59:55 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com look back at one of Africa's finest stars George Weah, a Barcelona and Real Madrid league-winner in Alberto Celades and Czech star Tomas Rosicky.]]>Sun, 29 Sep 2013 10:41:26 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News