<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 08 Feb 2016 04:47:00 GMTMon, 08 Feb 2016 05:03:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Africans use CHAN to stake their claim]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=africans-use-chan-to-stake-their-claim-2764491.htmlMon, 08 Feb 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2754489.htmlSun, 10 Jan 2016 08:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2747951.htmlSun, 27 Dec 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2742292.htmlSun, 06 Dec 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2732985.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with a Portuguese winger, a Swedish legend and an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner are among those celebrating in the coming days.

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[Northern challengers fail to halt high-flying Crows]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=northern-challengers-fail-to-halt-the-crows-2731841.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an eventful CAF Champions League that saw Congo DR's TP Mazembe recover from some early stumbles to win their fifth continental crown and qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Belhanda: We have a duty to Morocco]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=belhanda-we-have-a-duty-to-morocco-2723460.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drama leaves Sudan smiling]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Drama down to the wire in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the upcoming action from the CAF Champions League.]]>Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Leopards roar to Germany 1974]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=leopards-roar-germany-1974-771439.htmlThu, 10 Sep 2015 10:46:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1974 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Champions out, Alger stay perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Last throw of the dice for African champs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[USM Alger through, holders in trouble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mazembe icons aiming for history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Alger, Mazembe score crucial wins]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![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[Mazembe under pressure as Champions League resumes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Setif rebound, Alger stay perfect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[African upstarts try to maintain momentum]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at this weekend's matches.]]>Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Sudanese clubs start strong]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/265/406/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Africa's last eight get underway in Champions League]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/265/317/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[History made in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 May 2015 01:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerians on brink of history]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/122/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 01 May 2015 16:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerian trio stay on track]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Unlikely Islanders crash African beach party]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=unlikely-islanders-crash-african-beach-party-2592220.htmlMon, 20 Apr 2015 01:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Best of third confirmed for Munich]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=best-of-third-confirmed-for-munich-2590367.htmlThe four best players to finish a season in third place during online qualification have confirmed their seats at the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015 Grand Final!

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015
<![CDATA[Beach challengers hit the Seychelles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=beach-challengers-hit-the-seychelles-2590271.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 03:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2579838.htmlSun, 29 Mar 2015 08:39:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Mixed time for South African clubs]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/256/556/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Southern sides size up North African favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/255/780/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at their chances.]]>Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[North Africa impress early]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2521886.htmlSun, 08 Feb 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Moroccan prodigy thrives in China]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/252/124/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at hitherto little known Moroccan striker Abderrazak Hamdallah who has taken the Chinese Super League by storm and his now looking to find success on both the continental and international stages.]]>Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2494785.htmlSat, 20 Dec 2014 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Relive: Executive Committee post-meeting press conference]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=12/news=relive-executive-committee-post-meeting-press-conference-2494776.htmlFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014: Match #4 in Marrakech]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=fifa-club-world-cup-morocco-2014-match-4-in-marrakech-2492297.htmlDue to difficult pitch conditions at the Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah Rabat, the FIFA Organising Committee has decided after consultation with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) to play match 4 (Cruz Azul FC v. Real Madrid CF) in Marrakech.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Lessons to learn for departing Moghreb]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=lessons-to-learn-for-departing-moghreb-2491007.htmlDespite falling at the first hurdle at the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014, Moghreb Tetouan are still looking on the bright side.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014
<![CDATA[Auckland through as Tetouan pay the penalty]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=259695/match=300298899/match-report.htmlWed, 10 Dec 2014 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[ES Setif seek fitting 2014 climax]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=es-setif-seek-fitting-2014-climax-2489796.htmlWed, 10 Dec 2014 06:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Valcke: It's important to make the most of this opportunity]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=valcke-it-s-important-to-make-the-most-of-this-opportunity-2490182.htmlWed, 10 Dec 2014 00:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[A red-hot favourite and six challengers]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=a-red-hot-favourite-and-six-challengers-2489662.htmlTue, 09 Dec 2014 12:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[In the shadow of stars]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=12/news=supporting-cast-ready-to-shine-2489712.html​Behind every team’s leading light is a supporting cast of players capable of stealing the show. FIFA.com looks at seven men who could do just that at Morocco 2014.]]>Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014