<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 23 Nov 2014 07:58:00 GMTSun, 23 Nov 2014 12:28:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays, including a Russian hotshot, a Manchester United legend and an energetic Paraguayan forward.

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter completes Saudi Arabia visit]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2474534/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter to visit Saudi Arabia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2473603/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[AFC announce Player of the Year shortlists]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Western Sydney Wanderers win Asian title]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Western Sydney Wanderers became the first Australian side to win the AFC Champions League title after a goalless draw against Saudi giants Al Hilal gave them a 1-0 aggregate win in the final.

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Wanderers seek final fairytale ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at A-League new boys Western Sydney Wanderers and their unlikely two-year against-the-odds journey to the AFC Champions League decider.]]>Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Al Hilal out to bounce back against Wanderers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the finale to the AFC Champions League as Saudi Arabia favourites Al Hilal seek to overturn an opening leg deficit against unlikely finalists Western Sydney Wanderers.]]>Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Popovic: We're halfway to something special]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=popovic-we-re-halfway-to-something-special-2462004.htmlSat, 25 Oct 2014 23:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Wanderers edge Al Hilal in first leg]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=wanderers-edge-al-hilal-in-first-leg-2461612.htmlSat, 25 Oct 2014 10:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Wanderers' fairy tale run to continental final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Road to AFC Champions League final in numbers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=road-to-afc-champions-league-final-in-numbers-2458110.htmlAfter 139 matches and seven rounds of competition, Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal and Australian outfit Western Sydney Wanderers will face off in the AFC Champions League final. FIFA.com looks at their routes to the finale in numbers.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Uruguay held in Suarez return, Japan edge Jamaica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In Friday's early international friendlies, Japan edged Jamaica 1-0 on a 16th-minute own goal, United Arab Emirates held Australia to a goalless draw in Abu Dhabi, Costa Rica outgunned Oman 4-3 and Saudi Arabia drew 1-1 with Uruguay on Luis Suarez's international return.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Wanderers, Al Hilal reach maiden final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=wanderers-al-hilal-reach-maiden-final-2451360.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2014 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Al Hilal reach final despite second leg defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Former Asian finalists out to attack]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League semi-final action where Al Hilal has one foot in the decider, while Western Sydney Wanderers boast a narrow advantage over FC Seoul.]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Al Hilal go top]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/390/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Al Hilal on the verge, Wanderers gain upper hand]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League semi-final, first legs.]]>Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Al Hilal put one foot in continental decider]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Final beckons for quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the AFC Champions League semi-finals with two continental heavyweights matching up in the west, while in the east erratic FC Seoul tackle spirited debutants Western Sydney Wanderers.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Australia edge Saudis in five-goal thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia scored twice in the first six minutes and nearly lost the international friendly against Saudi Arabia, but Socceroo debutant Bailey Wright scored the winner to seal the 3-2 victory.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=afc-u16-championship-preview-2436368.htmlFri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Four remain as Guangzhou reign ends]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League with high-flying holders Guangzhou Evergrande undone by new boys Western Sydney, UAE’s Al Ain continuing to impress, while Al Hilal and FC Seoul remain on course for a breakthrough crown.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Gyan sends Al Ain into semis, Al Hilal through ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ain advanced to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, led by Asamoah Gyan in their 3-1 win on Tuesday, while Al Hilal survived a scare to sneak past Al Sadd 1-0 on aggregate.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Continental elite on the precipice]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action with big guns Guangzhou Evergrande and Al Ittihad having little margin for error as they jostle for passage to the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![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=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)