<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 20 May 2016 13:41:00 GMTMon, 23 May 2016 11:09:53 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Jordan seminar seeks to leverage U-17 legacy and grow women’s football in West Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2791745/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As part of the legacy programme of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, a regional women’s football development seminar was held in Jordan between 17 and 20 May.

]]>
Fri, 20 May 2016 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Seven tickets await on decisive matchday]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=seven-tickets-await-on-decisive-matchday-2772687.htmlFIFA.com previews what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to round two in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Decisive duels await Asia's 2018 hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=decisive-duel-await-for-asia-s-2018-hopefuls-2771545.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Lebanon’s Armenian talent pool]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=lebanon-s-armenian-talent-pool-2767227.htmlFIFA.com looks at the link between Lebanon and Armenia, with football building a bond between the two cultures while also developing the beautiful game in the middle east further.

]]>
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Araujo: Time for Lebanon to get lucky]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=araujo-time-for-lebanon-to-get-lucky-2763337.htmlLebanon futsal head coach Francisco Araujo spoke with FIFA.com about development of the game in the country and his team's chances at the AFC Futsal Championship as they look to qualify for their first ever FIFA Futsal World Cup.

]]>
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: September 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=women-s-round-up-september-2015-2702864.htmlWed, 30 Sep 2015 12:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[U-17 starlets boosting Lebanese women's game]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=u-17-starlets-boosting-lebanese-women-s-game-2695783.htmlFIFA.com caught up with coach Hiba Jaafil and Lebanese Football Association Women’s Committee member Rana Nakhle to discuss the rising development of women's football in the country. ]]>Wed, 23 Sep 2015 06:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Giants cruise as Jordan, China PR bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-cruise-as-jordan-china-pr-bounce-back-2676528.html
Regional favourites underlined their dominance, while Jordan and China PR bounced back on Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Asia. FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.

]]>
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Oumari relishing shot at redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=oumari-relishing-shot-at-redemption-2676045.htmlLebanon defender Joan Oumari speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his red card redemptions, his country's upcoming match against Korea Republic and his country's chances for FIFA World Cup qualification.

]]>
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-aim-to-fight-back-as-minnows-seek-breakthrough-2674892.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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.

]]>
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guam 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.

]]>
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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![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.

]]>
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[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/asia/news/newsid=2590022/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![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[Oman crowned Asia’s sand kings ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=oman-crowned-asia-s-sand-kings-2580505.htmlMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Iran book their ticket to Portugal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=iran-book-their-ticket-to-portugal-2579806.htmlIran have booked their ticket to the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, joining Oman and Japan as Asia's final representative in Portugal.

]]>
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Oman, Japan bound for the beach]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=oman-japan-bound-for-the-beach-2579579.htmlOman and Japan booked their spots at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 on Friday after winning their respective semi-finals at the 2015 AFC Beach Soccer Championship in Doha, Qatar.

]]>
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Lebanon coach out to sink his countrymen]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=lebanon-coach-out-to-sink-his-countrymen-2577833.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Asian contenders battle for Portugal berths]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=asian-contenders-battle-for-portugal-berths-2569006.htmlSun, 22 Mar 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Bahrainis, Faroes climb amid minimal change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=1/news=bahrainis-faroes-climb-amid-minimal-change-2503870.htmlThu, 08 Jan 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Regional seminars cover turf care techniques]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=10/news=regional-seminars-cover-turf-care-techniques-2460337.htmlAs FIFA continues to help install Football Turf around the globe, there is also the requirement to help maintain them too, which is why regular maintenance seminars are held to help Member Associations.

]]>
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Pitch & EquipmentKind=News
<![CDATA[Lebanon: The first FIFA/CIES Programme graduates receive their diplomas]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=lebanon-the-first-fifa-cies-programme-graduates-receive-their-diplomas-2387794.htmlThe first fifteen students at Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU), the academic partner of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) in Lebanon, were awarded their diplomas during a ceremony held last week at Zouk Mosbeh campus near Beirut.

]]>
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=drama-iraq-china-earn-passage-2292910.htmlFIFA.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[Ibrahim continuing the Toure family trade]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=1/news=ibrahim-continuing-the-toure-family-trade-2261587.htmlFIFA.com about struggling to settle in Europe, excelling in Lebanon, the influence his brothers Yaya and Kolo have had on him and his dream of going to Brazil 2014.]]>Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Lebanese League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Six of the best on the road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=six-the-best-the-road-brazil-2237920.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more remarkable matches from Brazil 2014 qualifying. ]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Grassroots football brings hope to Lebanon]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=11/news=grassroots-football-brings-hope-lebanon-2227518.htmlFri, 22 Nov 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet prevail amid Asian excitement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=quartet-prevail-amid-asian-excitement-2219337.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian Zone qualifiers for Brazil 2014, which ended with Australia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic marching onwards to represent the continent.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[UAE opens arms to western Asian coaches]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=10/news=uae-opens-arms-western-asian-coaches-2206785.htmlSun, 27 Oct 2013 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Giannini: I set the bar high]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=9/news=giannini-set-the-bar-high-2174578.htmlFIFA.com about his impressive playing career and his new coaching position in charge of Lebanon's national team.]]>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2013/2014<![CDATA[USA hold top spot, Germany stationary]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=usa-hold-top-spot-germany-stationary-2141911.htmlFri, 02 Aug 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions against Lebanese match officials]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=6/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-against-lebanese-match-officials-2119084.htmlTue, 25 Jun 2013 14:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Asian giants awake from their slumber]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=asian-giants-awake-from-their-slumber-2105711.htmlTue, 11 Jun 2013 19:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=quartet-advance-asian-women-finals-2105245.htmlMon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 tickets on the line in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=brazil-2014-tickets-the-line-asia-2105227.htmlFIFA.com previews the penultimate matchday in Asian Brazil 2014 qualifying with three spots still up for grabs and Uzbekistan eyeing historic passage to the world stage.]]>Mon, 10 Jun 2013 01:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Japan reach Brazil as Oman, Iran prevail ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=japan-reach-brazil-oman-iran-prevail-2102290.htmlAFC held four FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers Tuesday which saw Japan become the first team to join Brazil in next year's event, while Iran and Oman earned hard-fought 1-0 results and Korea Repbulic scored late to end 1-1 with Lebanon.

]]>
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[All on the line in Asia as Japan eye Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=all-the-line-asia-japan-eye-brazil-2097366.htmlMon, 03 Jun 2013 06:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Lebanon’s women breaking new ground]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=lebanon-women-breaking-new-ground-2097154.htmlLebanon's women's football coach Farid Nujaim spoke with FIFA.com ahead of their first-ever qualifying campaign for the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup about his opportunity to put the Lebanese women's team on the map.

]]>
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 17:55:54 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Football's faded giants]]>/news/y=2013/m=5/news=football-faded-giants-2083772.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the once-dominant clubs that have slipped down the divisions since their halcyon days.]]>Fri, 24 May 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=asian-women-begin-bid-for-canada-2082088.htmlMon, 20 May 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Estonia, Lebanon ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=worldwide-sanctions-imposed-players-from-estonia-lebanon-2078834.htmlTue, 14 May 2013 14:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Syrian football thriving despite troubles]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=syrian-football-thriving-despite-troubles-2063994.htmlThu, 25 Apr 2013 09:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Iraqi League 2013/2014