<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 00:45:11 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African favourites fight their way through]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=african-favourites-fight-their-way-through-2767579.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Rachidi: We're not afraid of Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=rachidi-we-re-not-afraid-of-ghana-2732218.htmlComoros captain Ibrahim Rachidi speaks with FIFA.com about the island nation's hopes of continuing their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying adventure.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[History made in eventful African qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=history-made-in-eventful-african-qualifiers-2711523.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722.htmlKenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[African climbers begin charge for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=african-climbers-begin-charge-for-russia-2709538.htmlTue, 06 Oct 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Stars and Ticos reach new heights]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=8/news=stars-and-ticos-reach-new-heights-2420625.htmlIn a month of little international action, there was little movement at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Costa Rica and Sierra Leone achieving all-time high positions of 15th and 50th respectively.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![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[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<![CDATA[Farina inspires youth in Lesotho ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2013/m=12/news=farina-inspires-youth-lesotho-2241643.htmlMon, 09 Dec 2013 09:46:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Fair PlayKind=News<![CDATA[Focus on youth pays off for Crocodiles]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=9/news=focus-youth-pays-off-for-crocodiles-2180368.htmlAfter putting significant emphasis on their youth national teams, Lesotho and coach Leslie Notsi are reaping the rewards at senior level as shown in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:33:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 08 Sep 2013 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Chamanga: Brazil our next target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=chamanga-brazil-our-next-target-2063863.htmlAfter winning the 2012 CAF Cup of Nations in Gabon, the scene of Zambia's nadir 20 years ago, their forward James Chamanga tells FIFA.com that their next target is to reach their maiden FIFA World Cup finals.

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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639.htmlThe last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-1977150.html2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Ethiopia hosts Centre workshop ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ethiopia-hosts-centre-workshop-1943826.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2012 11:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.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[Integrity workshop well received in Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=8/news=integrity-workshop-well-received-africa-1687720.html]]>Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Late goals go North Africa's way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=late-goals-north-africa-way-1647153.htmlLibya and Egypt both secured dramatic late wins on Sunday as Africa's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group stage continued in thrilling fashion.

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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=crunch-clashes-come-early-africa-1645513.htmlFIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714.htmlThu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Senegalese, South African champs fall]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=3/news=senegalese-south-african-champs-fall-1594128.htmlMon, 05 Mar 2012 05:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Looking good for little Lesotho]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=12/news=looking-good-for-little-lesotho-1557018.htmlWed, 14 Dec 2011 04:09:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[AIDS, a concern for FIFA]]>/sustainability/news/y=2011/m=12/news=aids-concern-for-fifa-1550443.htmlFIFA.com looks at how a number of FIFA-supported programme are helping to combat the AIDS/HIV pandemic through football.]]>Thu, 01 Dec 2011 12:01:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter sends condolences after Phumo passing]]>/news/y=2011/m=11/news=blatter-sends-condolences-after-phumo-passing-1549215.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2011 16:11:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=first-roll-the-dice-for-african-hopefuls-1540248.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Workshop aids Football For Hope movement]]>/sustainability/news/y=2011/m=10/news=workshop-aids-football-for-hope-movement-1533124.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2011 09:36:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Young Crocodiles eye new prey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=10/news=young-crocodiles-eye-new-prey-1533141.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2011 07:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lesotho Centre opened in Maseru]]>/sustainability/news/y=2011/m=9/news=lesotho-centre-opened-maseru-1515717.htmlSat, 24 Sep 2011 16:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=9/news=duo-qualify-final-day-looms-1504946.htmlSenegal and Burkina Faso were the big winners over the weekend as the pair booked passage to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, but seven groups remain up for grabs with one qualifying round to go.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=9/news=die-weekend-africa-1502592.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2011 06:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Abdallah: We are not afraid of Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=abdallah-are-not-afraid-ghana-1485915.htmlMohamed 'Mazda' Abdallah, Sudan coach.]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Tricky tests ahead for Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=tricky-tests-ahead-for-ghana-1484259.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2011 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Egypt beat hosts to join Colombia contingent]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2011/m=4/news=egypt-beat-hosts-join-colombia-contingent-1423208.htmlSat, 23 Apr 2011 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011<![CDATA[Africa aiming for Ghana's footsteps]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2011/m=4/news=africa-aiming-for-ghana-footsteps-1417716.htmlFri, 15 Apr 2011 05:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011<![CDATA[African elite primed for long road to glory]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=1/news=african-elite-primed-for-long-road-glory-1371814.htmlThu, 27 Jan 2011 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA['20 Centres for 2010' breaks ground in Lesotho]]>/sustainability/news/y=2010/m=12/news=centres-for-2010-breaks-ground-lesotho-1351538.htmlWed, 15 Dec 2010 10:45:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA at the Clinton Global Initiative]]>/sustainability/news/y=2010/m=9/news=fifa-the-clinton-global-initiative-1306614.htmlFIFA has participated in the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, which took place in New York from 21 to 23 September.

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Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:47:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[African journalists train for the FIFA World Cup]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=5/news=african-journalists-train-for-the-fifa-world-cup-1208152.htmlAs part of a programme run by the AFP Foundation and financed by FIFA, some 270 African sports journalists, editors and photographers attended a training programme which concluded on 5 May 2010.

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Mon, 10 May 2010 19:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2010]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=4/news=women-round-april-2010-1201361.htmlFIFA.com's latest monthly review details the latest developments in FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying and the start of the second WPS season.

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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Football for Hope at Downing Street]]>/sustainability/news/y=2010/m=3/news=football-for-hope-downing-street-1179312.htmlGordon Brown welcomed three UK-based groups who are taking part in the Football for Hope Festival in July to 10 Downing Street on Tuesday.

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Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:02:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News