<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 15 Oct 2014 23:04:00 GMTThu, 16 Oct 2014 07:10:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Cape Verde, Algeria clinch AFCON spot, Côte d'Ivoire stunned]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cape Verde Islands and Algeria became the first two countries to qualify for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Mozambique and Malawi, respectively, on Wednesday, while Congo DR stunned Côte d'Ivoire 4-3 and Nigeria fought back to beat Sudan 3-1.

]]>
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Egypt, Nigeria target qualifying revivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/484/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![CDATA[Cameroon rout Ivorians, Ghana edge Togo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A new look Cameroon team continued a great start to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by thrashing star-stacked Côte d'Ivoire, while Nigeria forced a goalless draw in Cape Town against South Africa. 

]]>
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Stars and Ticos reach new heights]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2420625/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In 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.

]]>
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Constantine eyes Rwanda breakthrough]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Lesotho clip Kenya, Benin beat Malawi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lesotho beat Kenya 1-0, which puts the Harambee Stars' hopes of qualifying for their first CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 11 years in jeopardy, while West Bromwich Albion star Stephane Sessegnon scored to give Benin a 1-0 win over Malawi.

]]>
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[World Cup inspiration for Kenya]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/627/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Surprises among tight CAN qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Madagascar and Mozambique were among the key winners during a hard-fought day of action in the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying first round on Sunday.

]]>
Mon, 19 May 2014 09:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2313785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2247244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Farina inspires youth in Lesotho ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2241643/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:46:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Fair PlayKind=News<![CDATA[Focus on youth pays off for Crocodiles]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2180368/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After 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.

]]>
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[Zambian set-piece magic wins Cosafa Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/213/842/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Two goals direct from free-kicks gave Zambia the 2013 Cosafa Cup title over holders Zimbabwe, while South Africa beat the surprise team of the tournament Lesotho to claim third.

]]>
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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[South Africa, Ethiopia race hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=south-africa-ethiopia-race-hots-2104783.htmlVictory for Ethiopia in Botswana saw the race in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group A, as a win for South Africa kept the race tight at the top, while Tunisia secured a late point and Côte d'Ivoire won in Gambia.

]]>
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:01:00 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.

]]>
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.

]]>
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.

]]>
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Ethiopia hosts Centre workshop ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1943826/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![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[Integrity workshop well received in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=1687720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>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.

]]>
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[Egypt start strong, goals galore for Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=egypt-start-strong-goals-galore-for-ghana-1642780.htmlEgypt began their quest to reach the FIFA World Cup™ finals by defeating Mozambique 2-0 on Friday, while the Black Stars of Ghana slammed Lesotho 7-0.

]]>
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Ghana stroll in Brazil 2014 opener ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=ghana-stroll-brazil-2014-opener-1642769.htmlGhana did not allow a floodlight failure to derail them as they opened their FIFA World Cup™ Qualifying Group D campaign with a 7-0 rout of Lesotho.

]]>
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:18:00 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 05 Mar 2012 05:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Looking good for little Lesotho]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Dec 2011 04:09:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[AIDS, a concern for FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1550443/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=1549215/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 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[Africa sets off on road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-sets-off-road-brazil-1539913.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2011 07:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Workshop aids Football For Hope movement]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1533124/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Sep 2011 16:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegal 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.

]]>
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Niger edge closer, Uganda stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Niger edged closer to qualifying for next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a win over South Africa, while Uganda lost to Angola and Nigeria beat Madagascar.

]]>
Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Burkinabe through, Egypt crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Burkina Faso booked their place at the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while defending champions Egypt crashed out to Sierra Leone.

]]>
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 21:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/150/259/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u20worldcup/colombia2011/news/newsid=1423208/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 23 Apr 2011 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011<![CDATA[Africa aiming for Ghana's footsteps]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 15 Apr 2011 05:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011