<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 03 Aug 2016 04:25:00 GMTThu, 04 Aug 2016 08:03:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana stunned in preliminary qualifying]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-ghana-stunned-in-preliminary-qualifying-2819134.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Giresse: Mali can make it this time]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=giresse-mali-can-make-it-this-time-2811489.htmlNow in his second stint with the Eagles, Mali head coach Alain Giresse spoke with FIFA.com to discuss the third round of qualifiers for Russia 2018 and prospects for his side at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[African clubs line up for final eight]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/152/2/index.htmlMon, 18 Apr 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Holders stumble in Morocco, Al Ahly held]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/060/2/index.htmlDefending CAF Champions League champions TP Mazembe of Congo DR were the biggest casualties of the first leg of the final round of home-and-away ties before the eight-team group phase.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Former champions line up for group stage]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/004/6/index.htmlOnly one of eight CAF Champions League ties, which begin this weekend, does not feature a previous African champion. FIFA.com previews the knockout stage of Africa's premier club competition.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Congolese clubs keep pace]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/137/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 02:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Diarra: Mali's luck has turned]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=diarra-mali-s-luck-has-turned-2769615.htmlFIFA.com hears from Mali goalkeeper Djigui Diarra, who starred at last year's FIFA U-20 World Cup and is now playing his part in the senior team's revival.]]>Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[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[Three tickets to Rio up for grabs in Africa]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=11/news=friday-subbed-three-tickets-to-rio-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2735240.htmlEight teams kick off the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations this weekend with Nigeria and Egypt expected to lead the way to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro at next summer's Olympics.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![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[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[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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[Traore: Massively encouraging for Malian football]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=le-reve-brise-de-traore-2731558-2731582.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Mali’s Boubacar Traore, who could not hide his disappointment at ending up on the losing side in the showpiece match of Chile 2015.]]>Mon, 09 Nov 2015 03:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Osimhen and Nigeria the big winners ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=osimhen-and-nigeria-the-big-winners-2731560.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Nwakali passing on the armband]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nwakali-passing-on-the-armband-2731556.htmlWe spoke to adidas Golden Ball winner at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Nigeria captain Kelechi Nwakali, fresh from winning the final and making a young boy’s day with a heartwarming gesture of kindness.

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Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Superior Nigerians cap enthralling competition]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superior-nigerians-cap-enthralling-competition-2731564.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets retain their crown]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271773/match=300298386/match-report.htmlSun, 08 Nov 2015 23:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Oliver getting the best advice]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=oliver-getting-the-best-advice-2731077.htmlMichael Oliver, referee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup final between Mali and Nigeria, talks to FIFA.com ahead of the match about his time in Chile and the advice he has received from his father, a former professional referee, and Howard Webb.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Dante, Nwakali respond to #AskTheCaptains]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=dante-nwakali-respond-to-askthecaptains-2731117.htmlWith the climax of Chile 2015 upon us, we turned to Twitter for questions as the captains of finalists Mali and Nigeria, Abdoul Dante and Kelechi Nwakali, were quizzed by fans ahead of the Vina Del Mar showdown.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Time on Okwonkwo’s side]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=time-on-okwonkwo-s-side-2730855.htmlNigeria forward Orji Okwonkwo spoke to FIFA.com ahead of his side’s FIFA U-17 World Cup final showdown against Mali about biding his time, his semi-final wonder-goal, and what an all-African final means to the continent.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Composure and speed making Malian history]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=composure-and-speed-making-malian-history-2730722.html FIFA.com caught up with Mali's two heroes from the second half of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, Sidiki Maiga and Sekou Koita, who ended Belgium's hopes with a goal apiece. ]]>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali, Nigeria set up all-African decider]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mali-nigeria-set-up-all-african-decider-2730711.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 04:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali march on to Vina Del Mar]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271777/match=300298383/match-report.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ba cooking up a storm with Mali ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ba-cooking-up-a-storm-with-mali-2730151.htmlMali coach Baye Ba reveals the secrets behind his side’s impressive run to the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

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Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Teunckens: Belgium will pull out all the stops]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=teunckens-belgium-will-pull-out-all-the-stops-2730149.htmlWed, 04 Nov 2015 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[From Egypt to Chillan, via Lisbon]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=from-egypt-to-chillan-via-lisbon-2729788.htmlJuan Francisco Viveros, venue director at Chillan for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, speaks about his experience as a player at the U-17 global finals at Egypt 1997, and his career which took him to Europe with Sporting Lisbon.

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[FIFA launches new '11 rules to prevent doping' education initiative]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-launches-new-11-rules-to-prevent-doping-education-initiative-2723534.htmlFIFA are launching a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of doping, releasing posters explaining '11 rules to prevent doping in football' targeted at all levels of football across its Member Associations.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Malian marvels dazzling again]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=malian-marvels-dazzling-again-2729710.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows Mali on the attack at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.]]>Mon, 02 Nov 2015 11:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Unforgiving Africans advance]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=unforgiving-africans-advance-2729579.htmlFIFA.com reviews the day of the first quarter-finals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with African duo Nigeria and Mali advancing to the last-four on a day where profligacy was punished and defensive solidity maintained.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Miserly Malians make history]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271779/match=300298380/match-report.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 23:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali’s young stars fire up their engines]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-s-young-stars-fire-up-their-engines-2723444.htmlFIFA.com hears from the Mali coach and players about their habit of scoring early goals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, and their ambitions to bring home the trophy.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Favoured French bow out while Mali dazzle again]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=favoured-french-bow-out-while-mali-dazzle-again-2723427.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 03:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali march on as Haidara's strike downs Korea DPR]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298372/match-report.htmlMali made easy work of Korea DPR with a 3-0 victory at the Estadio Fiscal in Talca as the African champions eased into the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, thanks to Amadou Haidara’s early blast and a brace from Sidiki Maiga.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Jong Chang Bom: from benchwarmer to matchwinner]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=jong-chang-bom-from-benchwarmer-to-matchwinner-2722637.htmlJong Chang Bom, the scorer of the dramatic goal that secured Korea DPR's progress to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16, speaks to FIFA.com about his patience in waiting for a chance, and his side's hopes for the knockout stages.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Mali, Mexico impress as Albiceleste go home]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-mexico-impress-as-albiceleste-go-home-2721705.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the eighth matchday of FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with Argentina's long wait for success at this level extended while Mali and Mexico impressed in progressing to the knockout stages.

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 03:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Mali take down Honduras to top group]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298389/match-report.htmlThree fine finishes saw Mali take top spot in Group D at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with a 3-0 victory over Honduras in Estadio Nelson Oyarzun Arenas in Chillan.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Germans seal qualification, Latin Americans stutter ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=germans-seal-qualification-latin-americans-stutter-2720340.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 06:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali bounce back to see off Ecuador]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298369/match-report.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 01:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali’s frontline hope for change in fortune]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mali-s-frontline-hope-for-change-in-fortune-2719831.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Mali's forward Boubacar Traore, part of the frontline that registered a tournament record 26 shots at Belgium's goal in their goalless FIFA U-17 World Cup opener. He's hoping for a change in fortune against Ecuador.

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Latin Americans, Germany impress as Mali stumble]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=latin-americans-germany-impress-as-mali-stumble-2718977.htmlMon, 19 Oct 2015 05:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Belgium hold off profligate Mali]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298398/match-report.htmlBelgium and Mali played out an entertaining goalless draw in Talca, in which Mali's attacking prowess and flair was contained admirably by a sturdy Belgian defence.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 21:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015