<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 04 Jan 2018 22:29:00 GMTFri, 09 Feb 2018 15:22:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Salah, Oshoala named Africa's best]]>/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=salah-oshoala-named-africa-s-best-2925912.htmlEgypt's Mohamed Salah and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala were named as the top players in Africa at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday.

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Arab teams star on the road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=arab-teams-star-on-the-road-to-russia-2925635.htmlWith Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia having booked their berths at next year’s global finals, FIFA.com looks back on the four Arab nations’ journeys to Russia 2018.

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Real round off historic year in UAE]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Real Madrid achieved history at UAE 2017, becoming the first team ever to retain the FIFA Club World Cup title. We round up the 14th edition of the tournament.

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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Mauricio Antonio ends his year on a high]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=mauricio-antonio-end-his-year-on-a-high-2924551.htmlWith his sizzling brace capping off Urawa Red Diamonds's FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, Mauricio Antonio has ended his year on a superb high, as he explained to FIFA.com.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Mauricio double does it for Red Diamonds]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279809/match=300398165/match-report.htmlAFC Champions League holders Urawa Red Diamonds sealed fifth spot in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, with a thumping brace from Mauricio Antonio, seeing off Wydad Casablanca 3-2.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Honour at stake for African and Asian champions]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279809/match=300398165/preview.htmlAfrican champions Wydad Athletic Club and their Asian counterparts Urawa Red Diamonds go into their final FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 game with hopes of heading home on a high.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Khadrouf eager to avoid further echoes of 2014]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=khadrouf-eager-to-avoid-further-echoes-of-2014-2923771.htmlAfter tasting a familiarly bitter start to his FIFA Club World Cup Abdeladim Khadrouf is intent on finding some redemption with Wydad Casablanca in their play-off for fifth place, having left winless back in 2014.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Pachuca patience pays off for Guzman ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=pachuca-patience-pays-off-for-guzman-2923754.htmlHaving had to wait for a breakthrough against Wydad Casablanca, Victor Guzman's patience and perseverance was enough to clinch Pachuca's semi-final spot in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Guzman heads Pachuca into semis]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279797/match=300398162/match-report.htmlSat, 09 Dec 2017 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Morocco meets Mexico in transatlantic clash]]>/clubworldcup/matches/round=279797/match=300398162/preview.htmlWydad Casablanca take their first steps on the FIFA Club World Cup stage in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, squaring up against a Pachuca side who are set to become CONCACAF's most experienced side in the competition's history.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Bencharki, El Karti, propelling Wydad towards new goals]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=bencharki-and-el-karti-propelling-wydad-towards-new-goals-2923411.htmlAfter spearheading their run to African glory, Wydad Casablanca's front pair of Achraf Bencharki and Walid El Karti have their sights set on going global with their striking talents at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Wydad full of belief as they land in the UAE]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=wydad-full-of-belief-as-they-land-in-the-uae-2922832.htmlCAF Champions League winners Wydad Athletic Club were in high spirits when they arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday morning. 

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Atlas Lions on the march ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=atlas-lions-on-the-march-2922953.htmlAfter returning to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since 1998, Morocco also climbed eight places in November’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. We take a closer look at the Atlas Lions' rise under head coach Herve Renard.

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:13:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Pachuca arrive in Abu Dhabi ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=pachuca-arrive-in-abu-dhabi-2922805.htmlMon, 04 Dec 2017 21:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Alonso: I had unfinished business]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=alonso-i-had-unfinished-business-2922590.html

After a continental club title narrowly evaded him on three occasions as a player, it has not taken Pachuca boss Diego Alonso long to finally lift an international trophy as a coach. Now he finally heads to the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[UAE 2017 squad lists revealed ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=uae-2017-squad-lists-revealed-2921983.htmlThe 14th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup is just around the corner, and the official squad lists of the seven participating teams in the United Arab Emirates from 6-16 December have been confirmed.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Excitement high for debutants and returning heroes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=excitement-high-for-debutants-and-returning-heroes-2921618.htmlFIFA.com took a closer look at the five teams either making their first World Cup appearance, or their first in a generation.]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Ammouta: We can beat Pachuca]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=ammouta-we-can-beat-pachuca-2921076.htmlWydad Casablanca head coach Lhoussaine Ammouta speaks with FIFA.com after his team's CAF Champions League triumph and explains how much his team are looking forward to competing in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Peru’s Cubillas dazzles in Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=peru-s-cubillas-dazzles-in-mexico-2920873.htmlIn the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week, we look back to 1970 and Peru's Teofilo Cubillas starring against Morocco.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-week-in-numbers-2920204.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Long-term absentees make triumphant returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=long-term-absentees-make-triumphant-returns-2919837.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Morocco, Tunisia reach Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=tunisia-morocco-reach-russia-2018-2919583.htmlMorocco and Tunisia completed CAF's line-up at the FIFA World Cup™, securing the last of Africa's berths at Russia 2018.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Three spots up for grabs in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=three-spots-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2919169.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the fixtures on Matchday 6 – including the replayed game between South Africa and Senegal – scheduled to take place between 10 and 14 November.]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Boutaib, Morocco's man of the moment]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=boutaib-the-man-of-the-moment-2919127.htmlIf Morocco qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1998, Khalid Boutaib will have played a huge part in that success. FIFA.com caught up with the Yeni Malatyaspor striker a few days before the Atlas Lions were due to play their decisive and final qualifier away to Côte d'Ivoire.

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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who can qualify in Africa?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=who-can-qualify-in-africa-2918834.htmlThe third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws to a close this weekend, with three of the five berths at next year’s tournament still to be determined. 

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Wydad end 25-year Champions League drought]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=wydad-end-25-year-champions-league-drought-2918679.htmlWydad Casablanca will have the honour of representing Africa at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 thanks to a 2-1 aggregate win over Egypt's Al Ahly in the final of the 53rd CAF Champions League.

 
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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Wydad crowned African champions]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=wydad-crowned-african-champions-2918627.htmlMoroccan side Wydad Casablanca will represent Africa at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 after defeating Egyptian giants Al Ahly 2-1 on aggregate in the CAF Champions League final.

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Sat, 04 Nov 2017 21:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Wydad, Al Ahly 90 minutes from glory]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=wydad-al-ahly-90-minutes-from-glory-2918594.html

With 90 down and 90 to go, the CAF Champions League enters its final stanza on a knife edge, with Wydad Casablanca hosting Al Ahly and a ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 on the line.

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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Ahly, Wydad share spoils in first leg]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=al-ahly-wydad-share-spoils-in-first-leg-2918139.htmlSat, 28 Oct 2017 20:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[Moroccan finishers poised for final showdown]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=moroccan-finishers-poised-for-final-showdown-2917668.htmlTwo players who contributed much to Al Ahly and Wydad Casablanca's success in getting to the 2017 CAF Champions League final were Moroccan forwards Walid Azaro and Achraf Bencharki. FIFA.com takes a closer look at each forward's attributes ahead of the final.

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Al Ahly, Wydad set for African final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=al-ahly-wydad-set-for-african-final-2917646.html

After a long journey that has taken in the length and breadth of Africa, the 2017 CAF Champions League is about to reach its conclusion, with two teams from the north of the continent set to fight it out for the trophy.]]>
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Ten-man Wydad reach African final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=ten-man-wydad-reach-african-final-2916404.htmlSat, 21 Oct 2017 22:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017<![CDATA[African quartet with all to play for ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=african-quartet-with-all-to-play-for-2916089.htmlContested by four north African sides, the semi-finals of the 2017 CAF Champions League are both finely poised ahead of this weekend’s second legs. 

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Put: We can get a result in Morocco]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=put-we-can-get-a-result-in-morocco-2915747.htmlDuels between North African teams traditionally generate great excitement and enthusiasm from players and fans, and Wydad Casablanca and USM Alger's CAF Champions League semi-final second-leg will be no different. 

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Peru, Spain into top ten as Germany stay at the summit ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=10/news=peru-spain-into-top-ten-as-germany-stay-at-the-summit-2914186.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=10/news=the-week-in-numbers-2913682.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with single-half spree and unbeaten runs.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria qualify, Elephants in peril]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=nigeria-qualify-elephants-in-peril-2911676.htmlWhile the headline-grabber was very much Nigeria's passage to Russia with victory over Zambia, a pair of North African side moved into striking distance of their own ticket ahead of the final day.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa's penultimate joust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-s-penultimate-joust-2910263.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to this weekend's fifth round of fixtures in Africa where tickets to Russia 2018 are up for grabs.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa after first legs]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-after-first-legs-2910343.htmlNothing has been decided after the two first leg semi-finals of the CAF Champions League. USM Alger shared the points with Wydad Casablanca and Etoile Sportive could yet regret their goal conceded at home against Al Ahly.

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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[All roads lead north]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=all-roads-lead-north-2909843.htmlIt is a clash of North African rivals in the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League, with USM Alger hosting Wydad Casablanca and Etoile du Sahel locking horns with Al Ahly.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Renard: Morocco have what it takes to qualify ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=renard-morocco-have-what-it-takes-to-qualify-2909537.htmlAfter a slow start to his Morocco tenure, Herve Renard has picked up speed and now, with two games to go, the two-time CAF Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach is set on ending the Atlas Lions' 20-year wait for a FIFA World Cup adventure.

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nigerians-on-the-brink-big-guns-out-in-the-cold-2907177.htmlFIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=terrific-travellers-and-a-fantastic-farewell-2884352.htmlEl Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s game gets second wind in Morocco]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=women-s-game-gets-second-wind-in-morocco-2883434.html​After having played at two CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations tournaments in a row, at Nigeria 1998 and South Africa 2000, Morocco have since managed to miss out on all the rest. There is now a plan in place at the Moroccan Football Association to get the nation back on the right track.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Amrabat, from washing dishes to World Cup dreams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=amrabat-from-washing-dishes-to-world-cup-dreams-2878724.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Morocco and Watford winger Nordin Amrabat about his remarkable rise, from being released by Ajax as a teenager to UEFA Champions League football and a potential spot on the plane to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Cameroon stumble, Morocco stand proud]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=3/news=cameroon-stumble-morocco-stand-proud-2878107.htmlWith the next round of FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers scheduled for August, Africa's national sides were put through their paces on Monday and Tuesday in a fresh set of friendlies. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Cameroon stand out in clutch of African friendlies]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=3/news=les-lions-etrennent-leur-statut-de-champions-2877525-2877531.htmlFIFA.com looks back on four days of friendlies involving African nations, who were looking to keep in shape ahead of their FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers in August.]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Leopards roar to Germany 1974]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=leopards-roar-germany-1974-771439.htmlFIFA.com looks back on how the Ebony Leopards of Zaire became the first sub-Saharan African side to reach a world finals by beating Morocco 3-0 in Kinshasa in 1973.

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:46:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=1974 FIFA World Cup Germany ™