<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[China survive huge scare to reach Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Thai talents rock the region]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the Men's Football Tournament of the 2013 SEA Games, which saw a host of young players emerge and Thailand crowed champions. ]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Indonesia, Thailand reach SEA Games final]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2248132/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Indonesia will meet Thailand in the final of the men's U-23 tournament at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar after the pair triumphed in their semi-finals against Malaysia and Singapore respectively.

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News
<![CDATA[Rehman: Racism stems from a lack of education]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Zesh Rehman who, as the first British Asian to play in the English Premier League and with his own grassroots programme for disadvantaged communities, offers an interesting insight into combating discrimination.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:15:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Anti-RacismKind=Interview<![CDATA[Panathinaikos's Figueroa moves to Malaysia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/223/828/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Standing alone in the Premier League 100]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with four players who are all the sole representatives of their nation on one of club football's biggest stages.]]>Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Five reach Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uzbekistan, Qatar, Oman, Iran and Kuwait stormed into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but China hit a stumbling block and face a tough final game to decide their fate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Aimar seals move to Malaysia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 14 Sep 2013 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2167539/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Barça beat Malaysia XI to end Asia tour]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Neymar notched a goal and an assist in Barcelona's 3-1 victory over a Malaysian XI side in Kuala Lumpur that marked the end of the Catalan club's pre-season Asian tour.

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Sat, 10 Aug 2013 15:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Many candidates to host the FIFA Congress 2016 and 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2138983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Chelsea ease to win in Malaysia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Building for Futsal growth in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/futsal/news/newsid=2109122/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Steady progress boosts Malayan Tigers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at Malaysia who are aiming to take regional success to the continental stage under ambitious coach Rajagopal Krishnasamy.]]>Thu, 23 May 2013 04:27:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[West Asian duo maintain perfect run]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday’s abbreviated AFC Asian Cup matchday with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates the big winners, as 2011 semi-finalists Uzbekistan were undone on the road.]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Singapore in fourth heaven]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The AFF Suzuki Cup saw Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic end a successful decade-long tenure on a high as the Lions claimed a record fourth crown, while Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda again shone and Philippines continued to grow.

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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Hapoel become maiden Asian kings]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/529/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how Hapoel Tel Aviv upset the odds to become the maiden club champions in Asia.]]>Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Thailand into final as Malaysia's reign ends]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[South-east Asian rivals hunt final berth]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[South-east Asia's finest take centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the AFF Suzuki Cup which commences this weekend with the biannual south-east Asian tournament typically promising large fervent crowds and high tempo football.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: October 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=1940380/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you our monthly round-up of the most recent development projects and events during October.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=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[Guiza links up with Johor]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 06 Nov 2012 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Former champions handed tough draws]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/174/853/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=China PR, Iraq, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have been grouped together in AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifying, while Iran will join Kuwait, Thailand and Lebanon in another tough pool.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Thai events educate and excite]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=1713399/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Blatter mourns former FIFA vice-president ]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=1695643/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Sep 2012 10:55:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Trophies, records and nervy finishes ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Leagues reach halfway stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Jul 2012 09:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Mixed fortunes for leaders in the east]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Goals, superstars and silverware]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s weekly look at club action across Asia and Oceania takes in a goal avalanche in Japan, Marcello Lippi’s debut in China PR, a new leader in Korea Republic, plus trophies claimed in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Vanuatu.]]>Mon, 21 May 2012 10:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Malayan Tigers roar again]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 May 2012 02:17:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Nicoise blazing a trail in Malaysia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/161/473/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Japan, UAE grab London tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Jattal: Syria will give everything to get there]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Haitham Jattal who is attempting to guide Syria to London 2012, with his side having already claimed the scalp of continental heavyweights Japan.]]>Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye Olympic debut]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Mar 2012 06:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Simultaneous kick-offs scheduled in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1589061/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Feb 2012 01:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for continental elite]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Japan target big win in Malaysia]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1587247/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan coach Takashi Sekizuja is hoping to reassert themselves in the race to reach the London 2012 Olympics when they face Malaysia, saying they will be out to score plenty of goals in a bid to overtake group leaders Syria.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[New faces maintain charge for history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Japan youngsters seek to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Mixed results for frontrunners]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s weekly round-up visits Australia and United Arab Emirates – where there was vastly differing results for the respective league leaders – as well as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Malaysia and New Zealand.]]>Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Shocks blow open qualifying race]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Feb 2012 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[East Asians look to tighten grip]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[The special ones]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Keepers have long had a reputation for being 'different' from their outfield team-mates but, even at international level, they have not always received the dedicated training support that their position requires – something FIFA is now looking to change.

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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GoalkeeperKind=News