<![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[A history of qualifying shocks]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=history-qualifying-shocks-2207766.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most surprising qualifying scorelines in FIFA World Cup™ history.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Afghanistan stuns India to win SAFF title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/252/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Pakistan appoint Shamlan after Bahrain stint]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/639/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Pakistan appointed Bahrain's Mohammed Shamlan as their new coach ahead of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF). 

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[USA hold top spot, Germany stationary]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2141911/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Tricksters thrive as England & Spain suffer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s stats review, along with considerable feats for Brazil, New Radiant and San Jose Earthquakes and a seemingly never-ending struggle for England.]]>Wed, 03 Jul 2013 08:27:49 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ahmed: Football’s the Maldives' No1 sport]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2066718/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about how the country is trying to develop players, thanks to FIFA's and the AFC's assistance.]]>Wed, 01 May 2013 11:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=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[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[FIFA calls for solidarity to eradicate match-fixing]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1711131/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Chaired by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee today completed a two-day meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, where it called for the solidarity of the football community to help eradicate match-fixing from the game.

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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[India rejoices at Nehru Cup treble ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports from the Nehru Cup, where Wim Koevermans' India have made history by becoming the first Asian team to win the title in three successive editions.]]>Mon, 03 Sep 2012 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ranking rise boosts the Red Snappers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com charts their recent success.]]>Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:25:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[India eye Nehru Cup hat-trick ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at India's national team as Wim Koevermans's new-look men get set to defend their Nehru Cup crown.]]>Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Pfannenstiel's remarkable journey]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/161/827/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel hung up his gloves in 2010 following a nomadic career which saw him play on all six football continents. Not content with merely travelling the world, however, his latest mission is to save it.

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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Hard-won redemption for Korea DPR]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action from Asia’s second-tier tournament that was also marked by the emergence of Palestine and Philippines.]]>Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Chetri shines as India retain crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1533484/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-prevail-asian-qualifiers-1482296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls in do or die deciders]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-hopefuls-die-deciders-1479874.htmlAsia's second round of qualifiers reaching a climax today, with no fewer than 30 sides battling it out on the road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. You can follow the action live on FIFA.com.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-favourites-draw-first-blood-1479456.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, which saw the traditional favourites take an advantage over their underdog opponents.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Thirty hopefuls begin road to round three]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=thirty-hopefuls-begin-road-round-three-1478636.htmlSome intriguing second round, first legs are in store, with Kuwait-Philippines, Qatar-Vietnam, Singapore-Malaysia and United Arab Emirates-India catching the eye.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Leaders stumble as chasers close in]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/146/791/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Leaders around Asia suffered surprise results this weekend as the chase for domestic silverware hots up, with the J-League's Kashiwa Reysol being stunned 5-0 and K-League front-runners Jeonbuk Motors drawing 2-2.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites progress as stars shine]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-progress-stars-shine-1467720.htmlThe first round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil has been completed, seeing a barrel-load of goals scored around Asia, with the likes of big-guns Vietnam being joined by first-time qualifiers Philippines.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Maldives in safe Argentine hands]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com.]]>Fri, 13 May 2011 09:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Development continues, Brazil reign supreme]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=While preparations for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Italy 2011 continue, there has been plenty going on elsewhere in the beach soccer community over the last two months.

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Wed, 04 May 2011 08:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Al Wehdat first through in AFC Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jordan's Al Wehdat are the first team into the AFC Cup knockout stage maintaining their perfect record with a 1-0 win over Kuwait SC, while Vietnam's Song Lam Nghe An, Hong Kong's TSW Pegasus and Thailand's Chonburi all won easily.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2011 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Kezman strikes, Carrijo nets four]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/141/758/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931.htmlThe AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Al Qadsia gain revenge over Al Ittihad]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Kuwait's Al Qadsia gained a measure of revenge for defeat in last year's AFC Cup final as second-half goals from Firas Al Khatib and Hamid Inizi helped them to victory against defending champions Al Ittihad of Syria.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[AFC Cup action resumes]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/139/807/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The AFC Cup will resume today highlighted by Hong Kong's TSW Pegasus meeting with Indonesia's Sriwijaya, while Kuwait's Al Qadsia travel to Syria's Al Ittihad in a repeat of last year's final.

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Tue, 15 Mar 2011 04:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Hong Kong finally qualify, champions Qatar follow]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/133/314/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Hong Kong ended a 52-year wait to reach the knockout rounds of the Asian Games after a 4-1 win over Bangladesh, while Qatar topped Group D after a 2-0 win over neighbours Kuwait.

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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Undefeated VB Sports claim crown]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/130/560/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=VB Sports claimed their second successive Dhiraagu Dhivehi League crown in the Maldives with a 4-1 win over Maziya securing an eight-point gap over Victory SC with only two rounds remaining.

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Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Champs Kuwait SC impress]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/120/182/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Reigning champions Kuwait SC sounded a warning to other AFC Cup hopefuls by sealing first in Group B with a 7-1 win against India's Churchill Brothers.

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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 03:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Al Riffa claim cup shock]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/118/456/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Qatar's Al Rayyan suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat to Bahrain's Al Riffa, while last season's semi-finallists South China finally registered a win in the AFC Cup.

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Wed, 24 Mar 2010 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Bengal Tigers roar again]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/116/760/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After a dearth of regional success Bangladesh has found form at the right time to claim bragging rights by winning the recent South Asian Games.

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Tue, 09 Feb 2010 08:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[India reign in South Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/114/842/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=India reclaimed the South Asian Football Federation Championship with a hard-fought final victory over last year's winners, the Maldives.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=November 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Fifteen shortlisted for Asian gong]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/111/503/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Kengo Nakamura, Yasuhito Endo, Maya Yoshida, Mohammed Noor and Nasser Al Shamrani are among those in the running for Asia's top individual honour.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[World Leagues review]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= The leaders heading into weekend slipped up in Argentina, Brazil and South Africa, while there was drama in the USA and a record in Korea Republic.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2009 09:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[USA still ahead of Brazil, Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=1076463/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= There are no newcomers to the top ten in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking with USA still topping Brazil and Germany.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Maldives run with the wind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 May 2009 04:49:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Jordan shine on road to Germany]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= The long path to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup has commenced in Asia with Jordan joined by Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the next stage.

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Mon, 04 May 2009 09:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Heavy blows for Asian giants]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=722162/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big wins in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2008/news/newsid=716549/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gamba Osaka came out on top of a seven-goal thriller on Wednesday while J-League champions Kashima Antlers strolled to another huge victory.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/682/680/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Planet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Asian route marked out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Asia's ups and downs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Nov 2007 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Favourites clear first hurdle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Oct 2007 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™