<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 13 May 2016 03:39:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 12:14:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ola Bola relives Malaysia's Olympic past ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=ola-bola-relives-malaysia-s-olympic-past-2790650.htmlFri, 13 May 2016 03:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Decisive duels await Asia's 2018 hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2771545/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Shandong Luneng headline play-off line-up ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/386/7/index.htmlThu, 04 Feb 2016 02:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 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. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Amman the venue for Palestine qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=amman-the-venue-for-palestine-qualifiers-2730485.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Malaysian FA sanctioned after abandonment of FIFA World Cup qualifier]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=malaysian-fa-sanctioned-after-abandonment-of-fifa-world-cup-qualifier-2702858.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[French free-kicks, Rooney's record and a Welsh wonder]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=french-free-kicks-rooney-s-record-and-a-welsh-wonder-2676619.htmlFIFA.com's weekly statistical review.]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.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.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Helmke: A German midfielder in Cairo]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=6/news=helmke-a-german-midfielder-in-cairo-2652958.htmlFIFA.com talks to journeyman professional Hendrik Helmke, who has been playing regularly for Egyptian giants Al Ahly.]]>Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam 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.

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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 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 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.

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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[Officiating seminar a success in Kuantan]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=officiating-seminar-a-success-in-kuantan-2579522.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 14:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=RefereeingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA-INTERPOL training workshop in Malaysia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=3/news=fifa-interpol-training-workshop-in-malaysia-2577774.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 09:48:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Regional seminar for national security officers starts in Kuala Lumpur]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=3/news=regional-seminar-for-national-security-officers-starts-in-kuala-lumpur-2555862.htmlFri, 06 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=FIFA SecurityKind=News<![CDATA[Safiq: Set pieces require confidence ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=1/news=safiq-set-pieces-require-confidence-2511847.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over Malaysia captain and set-piece specialist Safiq Rahim, who speaks about his increasingly important role in the national team.]]>Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A tale of two coaches]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=12/news=a-tale-of-two-coaches-2493104.htmlTue, 16 Dec 2014 05:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=afc-u16-championship-preview-2436368.htmlFri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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[Thai talents rock the region]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=12/news=thai-talents-rock-the-region-2249267.htmlFIFA.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[Rehman: Racism stems from a lack of education]]>/sustainability/news/y=2013/m=12/news=rehman-racism-stems-from-lack-education-2242400.htmlFIFA.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[Standing alone in the Premier League 100]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=11/news=standing-alone-the-premier-league-100-2230574.htmlFIFA.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[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Many candidates to host the FIFA Congress 2016 and 2017]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=7/news=many-candidates-host-the-fifa-congress-2016-and-2017-2138983.htmlMon, 22 Jul 2013 10:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Building for Futsal growth in Asia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=6/news=building-for-futsal-growth-asia-2109122.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2013 13:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Steady progress boosts Malayan Tigers]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=5/news=steady-progress-boosts-malayan-tigers-2083022.htmlFIFA.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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=west-asian-duo-maintain-perfect-run-2040179.htmlFIFA.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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=asian-favourites-open-brightly-2002681.htmlThu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=journey-asian-glory-opens-with-key-match-ups-2001270.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Singapore in fourth heaven]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=singapore-fourth-heaven-1976905.htmlThe 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]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=hapoel-become-maiden-asian-kings-1975298.htmlFIFA.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[South-east Asia's finest take centre stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=south-east-asia-finest-take-centre-stage-1940551.htmlFIFA.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]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=11/news=month-fifa-development-october-2012-1940380.htmlFIFA.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?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.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[Thai events educate and excite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=thai-events-educate-and-excite-1713399.htmlTue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Blatter mourns former FIFA vice-president ]]>/news/y=2012/m=9/news=blatter-mourns-former-fifa-vice-president-1695643.htmlWed, 05 Sep 2012 10:55:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=contrasting-fortunes-for-frontrunners-1664333.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Trophies, records and nervy finishes ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=trophies-records-and-nervy-finishes-1661576.htmlMon, 09 Jul 2012 10:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Leagues reach halfway stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=leagues-reach-halfway-stage-1658601.htmlMon, 02 Jul 2012 09:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News