<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 19 Nov 2014 22:03:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 07:31:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire qualify as Nigeria crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guinea joined Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Ghana and Congo DR in qualifying for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday but defending champions Nigeria crashed out.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Cape Verde, Algeria clinch AFCON spot, Côte d'Ivoire stunned]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cape Verde Islands and Algeria became the first two countries to qualify for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Mozambique and Malawi, respectively, on Wednesday, while Congo DR stunned Côte d'Ivoire 4-3 and Nigeria fought back to beat Sudan 3-1.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Keita: I still have the motivation]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Les Aigles' ambitions in Africa as well as his goals in the UEFA Champions League and Serie A with Roma.]]>Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Egypt, Nigeria target qualifying revivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/484/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![CDATA[Cameroon rout Ivorians, Ghana edge Togo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A new look Cameroon team continued a great start to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by thrashing star-stacked Côte d'Ivoire, while Nigeria forced a goalless draw in Cape Town against South Africa. 

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Mali defeat Malawi despite red card]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mali defeated Malawi 2-0 despite goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa's dismissal for a red card in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Keita targets success at Roma]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Seydou Keita revealed his delight at joining Serie A side Roma and says that he is still hungry to win trophies.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Holders Ahly stunned as north Africa shines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Five teams from the Mediterranean region advanced to the eight-team group stage in the CAF Champions League, but two-time defending champions Al Ahly were unable to get past their Libyan namesakes.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Powerful trio eye comebacks in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Big boys struggle on the road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Tough trips ahead for African favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/230/070/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Raja, Enyimba crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Favourites stumble out of the gate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Young Africans upset Ahly, Esperance win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[African giants enter the fray]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=portuguese-swiss-rise-amid-african-movement-2277787.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Swallows soar as Raja hit six]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/227/702/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Top 25 unchanged, Egypt climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=1/news=top-remains-unchanged-egypt-climb-2261545.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2014 09:06:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Renowned names top 2013 retirement list]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com highlights the group of footballers and coaches, including household names such as David Beckham, Sir Alex Ferguson, Alessandro Nesta, Deco and Louis Saha, who chose 2013 as the year to retire.

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Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Kasperczak returns to coach Mali]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2247244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[The FIFA Club World Cup in figures]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=die-fifa-klub-zahlen-2241835.htmlThis year, the FIFA Club World Cup will be held for the tenth time. To mark this milestone, FIFA.com takes a look at some figures and statistics from this year’s tournament and over the past decade. 

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013
<![CDATA[PSG, Monaco stay unbeaten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Paris Saint-Germain were 60 seconds from their first defeat of the season before a desperate equaliser from Blaise Matuidi salvaged a 2-2 draw at Saint-Etienne, while Monaco beat Lyon. 

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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Oscar sinks Zambia, Japan defeated]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=2014 FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil secured a tenth win in their past 11 games with a 2-0 victory over Zambia in an international friendly in Beijing's iconic 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, while Japan slipped to a second consecutive defeat.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Pharaohs seal perfect passage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=pharaohs-seal-perfect-passage-2169516.htmlTue, 10 Sep 2013 23:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 08 Sep 2013 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Marseille and Saint-Etienne join Lyon at summit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Marseille and Saint-Etienne enjoyed successful outings against Evian and Guingamp respectively while Bordeaux managed to draw Toulouse with ten men away from home. 

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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Diabate pens Bordeaux extension]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Burundi make history in CHAN qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/214/116/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Group D: Nip and tuck until the end]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=group-nip-and-tuck-until-the-end-2124072.htmlWhile two teams can often run each other close, you cannot get any closer than Greece and Paraguay in Group D, who could only be separated by the draw of lots, while a single goal ultimately proved crucial for Mexico.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:40:36 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Departing teams ponder lessons learned]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=departing-teams-muse-lessons-learned-2123791.htmlFIFA.com gathered reaction from the eliminated octet.  ]]>Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Keita: We can hold our heads high]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=keita-can-hold-our-heads-high-2122914.htmlA star in his own right on the touchline, Mali coach Moussa Keita spoke to FIFA.com about his side’s bittersweet experience at Turkey 2013, which ended with their elimination on Friday. 

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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 07:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Hosts through, Colombia excel, Mexico stay alive]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=hote-passe-colombie-place-mexique-incruste-2122508.htmlFri, 28 Jun 2013 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Mexico give themselves hope]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232819/match-report.htmlFri, 28 Jun 2013 17:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Turkey thwarted, first for El Salvador]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=turkey-thwarted-first-for-salvador-2119577.htmlTue, 25 Jun 2013 23:58:37 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Greece, Mali play out stalemate]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232800/match-report.html Mali and Greece produced the first goalless draw of Turkey 2013, although both remain firmly in contention for a last-16 spot ahead of their final Group D games.

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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Misfiring Mexico, Colombia out to bounce back]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232823/preview.htmlEl Salvador and Mexico go into Matchday 2 in Groups C and D needing nothing less than three points, while Turkey and Greece have the chance to all but book their places in the knockout stage.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:00:37 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Rojas ready to go the distance]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=rojas-ready-the-distance-2117976.htmlAfter impressing during Paraguay's opening draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 against Mali, Benfica-bound Jorge Rojas is raring to go for their next match in Group D against Greece.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Joy for hosts, favourites stumble]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=joy-for-hosts-favourites-stumble-2116308.htmlSome surprise results were on offer during the second day of the FIFA U-20 World Cup as both Mexico and Colombia failed to live up to pre-tournament expectations, while hosts Turkey got going in style.

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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 22:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Mali, Paraguay share spoils]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232803/match-report.htmlSat, 22 Jun 2013 20:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Favourites focused on winning starts]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=259235/match=300232808/preview.htmlThu, 20 Jun 2013 14:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Eaglets counting on spirit to soar]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=eaglets-counting-spirit-soar-2110449.htmlFIFA.com he is keen to see his side step up at the FIFA U-20 World Cup this time around.]]>Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:54:26 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Salah keeps Egypt cruising, Togo triumph]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=salah-treble-keeps-egypt-cruising-2104974.htmlMohamed Salah's hat-trick for Egypt in their 4-2 win in Zimbabwe has put the Pharaohs on the brink of the final round of African qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, while Togo earned a big win over Cameroon.

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Sun, 09 Jun 2013 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Dutch go fifth, quartet reach personal bests]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=6/news=oranje-fifth-quartet-reach-personal-bests-2103109.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Emerging Africans impressing in England]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at some of the lesser-known African players making an impact in the English Premier League. ]]>Fri, 03 May 2013 09:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Pressure is on in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 May 2013 04:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News