<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Nov 2016 23:47:00 GMTThu, 17 Nov 2016 08:47:32 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Damja: Libya have cause for optimism]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=damja-libya-have-cause-for-optimism-2851748.htmlDespite losing their first two matches in Group A of Round 3 in the African qualifying competition for Russia 2018, newly-appointed Libya head coach Jalal Damja spoke with FIFA.com about the belief he has in the new generation of players coming into the squad.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763.htmlNigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809.htmlCameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Familiar look to African beach finals]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=familiar-look-to-african-beach-finals-2835019.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Drama to the end in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=drama-to-the-end-in-afcon-qualifying-2830719.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Six AFCON spots up for grabs]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=six-afcon-spots-up-for-grabs-2830070.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana stunned in preliminary qualifying]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-ghana-stunned-in-preliminary-qualifying-2819134.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Clemente: Libya can make it to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=clemente-libya-can-make-it-to-russia-2811773.htmlFIFA.com about how his team will aim to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[A new champion and a debutant in Africa]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-champion-and-a-debutant-in-africa-2782507.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[African clubs line up for final eight]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/152/2/index.htmlMon, 18 Apr 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[North Africans well placed to advance]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/085/4/index.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054.htmlTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Belgium and Turkey claim awards, Hungary return]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=belgium-and-turkey-claim-awards-hungary-return-2741598.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[June draw for third round of African Zone qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=june-draw-for-third-round-of-african-zone-qualifiers-2733952.htmlFIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952.htmlNigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[Al Tabal: I want to emulate Kaka]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=al-tabal-i-want-to-emulate-kaka-2732078.htmlFIFA.com about comparisons with the Brazilian great, Libya's chances of qualifying for Russia 2018 and their aim to unite a nation.]]>Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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™
<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Al Ittihad finding strength through adversity]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=al-ittihad-finding-strength-through-adversity-2580726.htmlTue, 31 Mar 2015 11:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[North Africa impress early]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/253/538/1/index.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Draws leave leaders smiling in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/639/1/index.htmlSun, 24 Aug 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Semi-finalists jockey for position]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/455/8/index.htmlFri, 22 Aug 2014 06:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Troussier's magic touches down in Tunisia]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/360/8/index.htmlFIFA.com about his return to Africa after a four-year absence and his immediate success with Tunisian club CS Sfaxien.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Congo DR leads the way to last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/938/6/index.htmlMon, 11 Aug 2014 01:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Crunch weekend in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/785/6/index.htmlFri, 08 Aug 2014 04:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[North African favourites on the brink]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/240/846/5/index.htmlMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Africa's finest get back underway]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/240/794/2/index.htmlFollowing a six-week break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the CAF Champions League group stage resumes with all eight teams fighting for a spot in the semi-finals.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Esperance headline with comeback win]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/236/001/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews a crucial weekend of action in the CAF Champions League headlined by victories for former kings TP Mazembe, and Esperance in the Tunisian derby.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/235/505/0/index.htmlFri, 06 Jun 2014 05:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Esperance on the ropes]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/409/8/index.htmlOne of the most consistent sides in African football over the last decade, Tunisian giants Esperance slumped to their second loss to start the group stage of the continent's biggest club competition.

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Mon, 26 May 2014 17:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[African favourites feeling early pressure]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/298/6/index.htmlAfter only one matchday in the group stage of the CAF Champions League, some of the continent's biggest teams face vital contests this weekend in Africa's biggest club competition.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 06:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Group stage starts with shocks]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/100/0/index.htmlMon, 19 May 2014 04:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[North Africans crowd Champions League field]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/233/950/0/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the start of the eight-team group stage of Africa's biggest club competition, which is dominated by teams north of the Sahara.]]>Fri, 16 May 2014 06:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![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[Holders Ahly stunned as north Africa shines]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/621/3/index.htmlFive teams from the Mediterranean region advanced to the eight-team group stage in the CAF Champions League, but two-time defending champions Al Ahly were unable to get past their Libyan namesakes.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Powerful trio eye comebacks in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/505/5/index.htmlFri, 28 Mar 2014 03:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Big boys struggle on the road]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/249/0/index.htmlMon, 24 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Tough trips ahead for African favourites]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=tough-trips-ahead-for-african-favourites-2300708.htmlFri, 21 Mar 2014 08:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Egyptian giants scrape through]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/229/490/3/index.htmlAlthough Al Ahly and Zamalek advanced to the next round of Africa's biggest club competition by the slimmest of margins, Nigerian and Ghanaian clubs were among the round's losers.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Favourites stumble out of the gate]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/229/221/0/index.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 15:50:00 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