<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 29 May 2017 14:01:00 GMTMon, 29 May 2017 17:31:51 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Mali retain their crown to lead African challenge ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=mali-retain-their-crown-to-lead-african-challenge-2890482.htmlMon, 29 May 2017 14:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Mali and Niger seal Africa's final tickets to India]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=mali-and-niger-seal-africa-s-final-tickets-to-india-2885248.htmlSun, 21 May 2017 22:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Champions forged and stars ignited]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=champions-forged-and-stars-ignited-2883934.htmlWith kick off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 fast approaching, we take a look back on some of the stars to have emerged from the tournament over its 40-year history.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[African octet eye Indian berths]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=african-octet-eye-indian-berths-2883883.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the action.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Suspension of the Malian FA lifted]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=suspension-of-the-malian-fa-lifted-2881964.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council decided on 28 April 2017 to lift the suspension that had been imposed on the Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) on 17 March 2017 for its failure to comply with its obligations stipulated in articles 14 and 19 of the FIFA Statutes after the sports minister of Mali had dissolved the FEMAFOOT executive committee.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 16:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights for sub-Saharan Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-awards-2017-2018-media-rights-for-sub-saharan-africa-2878204.htmlFollowing an open tender process for 42 territories in sub-Saharan Africa, FIFA has granted media rights for 2017-2018 –including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup – to five major broadcasting entities in the region.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA Suspends Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT)]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-suspends-malian-football-association-femafoot-2876348.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 08:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Eight CAF hopefuls do battle for four berths ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=eight-caf-hopefuls-do-battle-for-four-berths-2868532.htmlThe semi-finalists of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia will each earn a place at May's FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action. 

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[New stars shining in Gabon]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/533/7/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over a number of players who have already boosted their reputations]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Upsets aplenty in the AFCON group stage]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/525/4/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a dramatic group phase at the Africa Cup of Nations that left the holders and hosts out and saw Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Egypt and Senegal qualify as section winners.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Egypt top group, Mali head home]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/519/8/index.htmlWed, 25 Jan 2017 23:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Black Stars into last eight, Pharaohs earn late win ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/402/1/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the second set of Group D matches held in Port Gentil, Gabon.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[El Hadary: I’m as ambitious as ever]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/373/5/index.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Ghana edge Uganda as Mali and Egypt share spoils]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/370/2/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the first two Group D encounters at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, which saw Ghana record a hard-fought win over Uganda and Mali and Egypt play to a scoreless draw.]]>Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Tandjigora: We’re ready for Mali and we’ll fight to the end]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=tandjigora-we-re-ready-for-mali-and-we-ll-fight-to-the-end-2848906.html

One of Gabon's mainstays, Merlin Tandjigora, looked back at his side's opening draw against Morocco in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers and talked about his country's dreams of qualifying for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com.

 

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763.htmlNigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809.htmlCameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[African eight set for U-17 finals]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-eight-set-for-u-17-finals-2840080.htmlWed, 05 Oct 2016 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drama to the end in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=drama-to-the-end-in-afcon-qualifying-2830719.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Six AFCON spots up for grabs]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=six-afcon-spots-up-for-grabs-2830070.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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=Orange 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=Orange 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=Orange 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=Orange 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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![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