<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 21 Jan 2017 00:01:00 GMTSat, 21 Jan 2017 00:48:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Leopards and Atlas Lions in pole positions]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/399/7/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the action from both matches.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Moroccans left empty-handed, reigning champs stumble]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/358/5/index.htmlDefending champions Côte d'Ivoire stuttered to a disappointing share of the spoils with Togo in their opening Group C match, while Congo DR went top of the section after catching a profligate Morocco side on the break.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa primed for another grandstand finish]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=africa-primed-for-another-grandstand-finish-2861420.htmlFIFA.com examines the state of play in Africa's preliminaries for Russia 2018, with Algeria and Ghana both struggling to maintain their proud recent qualifying record.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Senegal qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=senegal-book-place-at-bahamas-2017-2860885.htmlHosts Nigeria and Senegal will represent Africa at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after defeating Morocco 6-1 and Egypt 5-2 in their respective semi-final matches of the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Nigeria.  

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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[All eyes turn to the beach for African contenders]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-eyes-turn-to-the-beach-for-african-contenders-2859589.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Irving: We thought we were world-beaters]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=irving-we-thought-we-were-world-beaters-2856040.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former Auckland City defender John Irving, who reflects on the New Zealand club's valiant run at the 2014 FIFA Club World Morocco where the Navy Blues stormed to third place against the odds.]]>Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![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[Tandjigora: We’re ready for Mali and we’ll fight to the end]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tandjigora-we-re-ready-for-mali-and-we-ll-fight-to-the-end-2848906.html

One of Gabon's mainstays, Merlin Tandjigora, looked back at his side's opening draw against Morocco in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers and talked about his country's dreams of qualifying for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com.

 

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:11:00 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['Brazilians' overcome the odds in Africa]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=brazilians-overcome-the-odds-in-africa-2845881.htmlTue, 25 Oct 2016 05:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Thueanklang does it again]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=thueanklang-does-it-again-2842322.htmlIn a repeat of the 2012 vote, the users of FIFA.com chose a sumptuous Suphawut Thueanklang strike as the best goal of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![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[Vote for your favourite goal of Colombia 2016]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=vote-for-your-favourite-goal-of-colombia-2016-2839307.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw some superb strikes that will stay in the memory of all who witnessed them live. But which was the most outstanding? Watch the ten goals and choose which one, in your opinion, was the very best?

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Sensational semis in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/675/4/index.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[The great glove debate]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-great-glove-debate-2836173.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Sundowns look for home boost]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/590/5/index.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![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[Zamalek put one foot in final]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/474/2/index.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 04:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Last 16 line-up complete]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=last-16-line-up-complete-2835034.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Individualism shines as Spain win again]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357650/match-report.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 01:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Sweet 16 for Spain and Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=sweet-16-for-spain-and-argentina-2834064.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Zamalek, Zesco hope for home joy]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/377/2/index.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Asian kings Iran fire at Morocco’s expense]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357665/match-report.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 03:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Habil still believes in Moroccan progress]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=habil-still-believes-in-moroccan-progress-2833310.htmlHaving arrived with redemption in mind, Morocco are facing an uphill challenge at FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, with challenging ties against Iran and Spain to come. Captain Adil Habil belief has not been shaken, though.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Vassoura sweeps Morocco aside]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=vassoura-sweeps-morocco-aside-2832852.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain lead Latin charge ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=spain-lead-latin-charge-2832834.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Azerbaijan thump African champions]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357667/match-report.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Club World Cup dreams for Wydad's Hajhouj]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=club-world-cup-dreams-for-wydad-s-hajhouj-2832443.htmlMon, 12 Sep 2016 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Onwards and upwards for ambitious Morocco ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=onwards-and-upwards-for-ambitious-morocco-2831420.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Morocco's recent rise in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking ahead of the nation's opening third round FIFA World Cup qualifier next month. 

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:27:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![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[Regional rivalries in Africa's last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/349/4/index.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 02:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Wydad, Zesco jockey for pole position]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/325/8/index.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 05:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Final four set in Africa's race for Japan]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/222/8/index.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action, which will eventually produce a qualifier for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Morocco hosts FIFA club licensing seminar ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=morocco-hosts-fifa-club-licensing-seminar-2819045.htmlMorocco has become the latest country to host a FIFA club licensing seminar as world football’s governing body continues to expand club licensing globally in conjunction with the confederations with the aim of strengthening the professionalisation of club football.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ahly strike back, Sundowns go through]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/317/0/index.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 02:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Sundowns poised to reach last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/283/6/index.htmlFIFA.com previews this week's CAF Champions League in which South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns host Egyptian side Zamalek knowing a point would put them in the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Results go against Egyptians]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/216/8/index.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 03:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Red Devils aim for quick turnaround]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/281/196/6/index.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the upcoming CAF Champions League action. ]]>Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Giresse: Mali can make it this time]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=giresse-mali-can-make-it-this-time-2811489.htmlNow in his second stint with the Eagles, Mali head coach Alain Giresse spoke with FIFA.com to discuss the third round of qualifiers for Russia 2018 and prospects for his side at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Former champions face a mountain]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/441/0/index.htmlWith ten African titles between them, Al Ahly and Enyimba are the only teams without a point at the end of two rounds of the CAF Champions League group stage.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Top Group A teams go head-to-head]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/369/1/index.htmlIn-form Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca will host Zesco United, who shocked Al Ahly last week, with the top of the table at stake in this week's CAF Champions League group stage action.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016
<![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™