<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:00 GMTWed, 26 Aug 2015 21:14:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Hilal, Guangzhou on the brink of semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Al Hilal, Guangzhou put one foot in semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Saudi giants Al Hilal thrashed Qatar champions Lekhwiya 4-1 in the first leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final, while Luiz Felipe Scolari's Guangzhou Evergrande thumped Kashiwa Reysol 3-1 to put one foot in the semi-finals.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Former champs take centre stage in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this and the other last-eight fixtures.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Lekhwiya’s Flores targets title defence, Asian final ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2014/2015<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2661055.htmlOur weekly birthday review takes in a USA star, a FIFA World Cup finalist and a World Cup winner, a historic Saudi and a legendary Mexican forward.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam 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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2620976.html

In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.]]>
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Surprises abound as last-eight line-up completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 May 2015 06:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Quarter-finals taking shape]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Hilal, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Kashiwa Reysol and Lekhwiya completed half of the quarter-final picture of the AFC Champions League 2015 with narrow aggregate wins in the round of 16. 

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Tue, 26 May 2015 19:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Hosts eye progression as last-eight beckons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over this week’s AFC Champions League action where the quarter-finalists will be determined.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 06:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Japan pair shine as K-League trio disappoint]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the opening to the AFC Champions League knockout stage with the race for a quarter-final berth still very much alive in all eight ties.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Osaka, Seongnam take strides towards quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=An injury-time penalty rocked the AFC Champions League hopes of ten-man Guangzhou Evergrande as the Chinese side went down 2-1 to Seongnam in the last 16 first leg, while Gamba Osaka and Naft Tehran both also won their respective first legs.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 19:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Lekhwiya beat Sadd, agony for Hilal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lekhwiya took a step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2015 AFC Champions League with a 2-1 win over fellow Qatari side Al Sadd on Tuesday, while last year's runners-up and two-time champions Al Hilal slid to an agonising 1-0 defeat at the hands of Iranian outfit Persepolis.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Past winners eye last-16 success]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action as the knockout stages commence with seven nations represented.]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 07:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Octet advance as last-16 field completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the final action in the AFC Champions League group stage where Korea Republic teams remained perfect, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers unluckily crashed out.]]>Thu, 07 May 2015 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Qatar's Lekhwiya make last 16 as Buriram bow out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Qatar champions Lekhwiya advanced to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr on Wednesday, while earlier in East Asia, Gamba Osaka beat Seongnam FC 2-1 to reach the last 16 and dash the hopes of Buriram United, who went out despite thrashing Guangzhou R&F 5-0.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 19:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Cruel exit for Asian champions as Seoul sink Kashima]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Holders Western Sydney Wanderers were cruelly knocked out of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday when they beat favourites Guangzhou Evergrande but were undone by an injury-time winner elsewhere.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 18:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Eight slots up for grabs across Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s final group-stage matches in the AFC Champions League where half of the tickets to the knockout stage remain on offer.]]>Mon, 04 May 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Big names advance as holders flounder]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the penultimate matchday in the AFC Champions League group stage as a host of big teams from across the continent secured qualification with room to spare.]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Kashiwa advance as Lekhwiya's hopes rise]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Trio of former champions into last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guangzhou Evergrande, Suwon Bluewings, Al Ahli (KSA), Al Hilal and Al Sadd all advanced to the AFC Champions League last 16, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers' title defence was left hanging by a thread.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Asian frontrunners eye early progression]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action where a host of sides are aiming to secure progression to the knockout stage with a match to spare.]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![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[Raising the roof in Iran]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=raising-the-roof-in-iran-2590315.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a roof being raised in Tehran.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![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[Favourites stumble as strugglers bounce back ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at these enthralling encounters across Asia during the fourth matchday that saw six group leaders drop points as some strugglers regained hopes of progressing to the next round.]]>Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Takasaki stunner puts brakes on Guangzhou]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Kashima Antlers put Guangzhou Evergrande's AFC Champions League title bid on hold with a 2-1 home win, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against FC Seoul in Group H.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Qualification, survival in Asian heavyweights' sights ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=hopefuls-shine-through-to-asian-finals-2581159.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Chinese duo cruise as old champs fall ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest AFC champions League action as a pair of Chinese clubs continue to impress, while there were mixed results for the various former champs at the halfway point of the group stage.]]>Thu, 19 Mar 2015 02:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Evergrande win seven goal thriller, Wanderers held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Al Sadd crush Tashkent, Beijing Guoan beat Urawa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Qatar side Al Sadd thrashed Uzbekistan's Lokomotiv Tashkent 6-2, while Beijing Guoan made it three wins from three in their AFC Champions League Group G after defeating Urawa Red Diamonds 2-0, while Seongnam edged Guangzhou R&F 1-0 away in Group F. 

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Asian pacesetters look to build momentum ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mixed emotions for former Asian champs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews this week's matchday in the AFC Champions League where former continental kings endured contrasting experiences.]]>Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Goulart's hat-trick secures epic win for Guangzhou]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Buriram stun Guangzhou R&F, Jeonbuk thrash Shandong]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Kashiwa Reysol jumped to the top of Group E after wins against Shandong Luneng and Binh Duong respectively, while Thailand's Buriram United shocked Guangzhou R&F 2-1 in the AFC Champions League. 

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Familiar foes cross paths in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/253/807/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the week’s AFC Champions League action headlined by a meeting of the competition's most recent winners - Western Sydney Wanderers and Guangzhou Evergrande - with the latter aiming to continue China’s strong start.]]>Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Big guns open in style, Chinese remain perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the opening matchday in the 2015 AFC Champions League, one that promises much for Chinese representatives in this year’s competition.]]>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Guangzhou R&F stun Gamba Osaka, Jeonbuk stutter]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Journey set to begin on Asia's long and winding road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the 2015 AFC Champions League with 32 teams on the starting blocks for this week’s group-stage.]]>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Asia’s elite group finalised]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![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[Korean in motion]]>/news/y=2015/m=1/news=korean-in-motion-2507288.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's looks like something out of an action movie.]]>Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![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)