<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTFri, 05 Sep 2014 09:55:19 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2436368/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ghoochannejhad makes surprise Kuwait move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Titles, titans and a Madrid masterclass]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[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[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[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[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[Kuwaiti women look to the future]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2181437/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:45:19 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[USA close on records, Sweden outjump France]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2113721/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2105245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 May 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A new chapter for UAE]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Gulf Cup came to a spectacular close as UAE triumphed over Iraq in a 2-1 extra-time victory. FIFA.com reviews the tournament which saw Mehdi Ali's side finish as the region's premier outfit.

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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Teams prepare for Gulf Cup semi-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/198/408/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's regular feature on upcoming birthdays for the week includes Davor Suker, Gregory Coupet, Toni Kroos, Heather O'Reilly and others.]]>Sun, 30 Dec 2012 06:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Syrians reign supreme in West Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the highlights of the seventh edition of the WAFF Championship, and turns the spotlight on some of the teams that made their mark, most notably Syria who defied the odds to be crowned regional kings.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Lee Keunho crowned Asian player of the year]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ulsan Hyundai star Lee Keunho was crowned as Asian footballer of the year, having helped his side to an unbeaten run to lift the AFC Champions League.

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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: October 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=1940380/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you our monthly round-up of the most recent development projects and events during October.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Brazilian futsal kings reign supreme]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action from Thailand 2012, where A Seleção clinched the world title for a fifth time after overcoming old foes Spain in the final.]]>Mon, 19 Nov 2012 04:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![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[Pride over pain for departing teams]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com gathers reaction from the teams who fell at the first hurdle at Thailand 2012, with every one seemingly ready to accentuate the positive.]]>Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Joy for hosts on day of surprises]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com rounds up the action from the final day of group matches, which brought joy for hosts Thailand as the results conspired to see them through the last 16.]]>Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Kuwait fall short despite beating Egypt]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Pride in defeat for history boy Alfarsi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com that it was his team's achievements that gave him greater satisfaction.]]>Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Race for the knockout stages]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks ahead to the ninth day of action at Thailand 2012, which will decide the fate of the teams in Groups E and F.]]>Thu, 08 Nov 2012 03:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[European duo take their places]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes you through all the action from the Thai capital.]]>Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Serbia sink Kuwait to qualify ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Kuwait SC again claim AFC Cup glory to deny Arbil]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Introductions aplenty as Thailand 2012 heats up]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 05 Nov 2012 03:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Joy and pain for futsal first-timers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 03 Nov 2012 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Czechs edge Kuwait]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 03 Nov 2012 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Newcomers, veterans eye winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Nov 2012 03:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Asian youngsters primed for test]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u20worldcup/turkey2013/news/newsid=1810785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[The FIFA Futsal World Cup in numbers ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at some of the futsal showpiece's most eye-catching figures and statistics.]]>Tue, 30 Oct 2012 02:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Who will claim the futsal crown?]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Thailand ready for flair, flicks and tricks]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012, where 24 countries will fight for the title between 1 and 18 November, including the respective world and European champions: Brazil and Spain.]]>Sun, 28 Oct 2012 03:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Squads announced for futsal showpiece ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Former champions handed tough draws]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/174/853/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=China PR, Iraq, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have been grouped together in AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifying, while Iran will join Kuwait, Thailand and Lebanon in another tough pool.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Uzbekistan youngsters create history]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=1747663/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Debutants aiming high]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com introduces the sextet hoping to cause a stir in Thailand in November.]]>Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Draw made for FIFA Futsal World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com of course in attendance.]]>Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Arab teams at the Olympics]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the history of Arab nations in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament.]]>Sun, 22 Jul 2012 07:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Arab ambitions for Turkey 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u20worldcup/turkey2013/news/newsid=1663126/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the sides taking part in the Arab U-20 Championship in Jordan and gauges their hopes of reaching next year's U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Morocco shock favourites to lift cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/166/116/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2012 Arab Nations Cup presented its fair share of surprises, with the most prominent of which being Morocco's run into the final and their thrilling 3-1 win on penalties over Libya.

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Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Two months of FIFA development: April-May 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com provides the highlights, points of note and status of FIFA development programmmes all over the world from April and May 2012.]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Japan take AFC title in tournament of surprises]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

FIFA.com reviews the AFC Futsal Championship 2012 in the United Arab Emirates, a tournament which captured the imagination throughout and ended with a triumph for Japan.]]>
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012