<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:53:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[African giants look to make winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, a centurion and an ever-present]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=spot-kicks-a-centurion-and-an-ever-present-2608999.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with club legends hitting landmarks in England, Germany and the USA.]]>Wed, 27 May 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Egypt, Nigeria target qualifying revivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/245/484/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 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=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Lesotho clip Kenya, Benin beat Malawi]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lesotho beat Kenya 1-0, which puts the Harambee Stars' hopes of qualifying for their first CAF Africa Cup of Nations in 11 years in jeopardy, while West Bromwich Albion star Stephane Sessegnon scored to give Benin a 1-0 win over Malawi.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[World Cup inspiration for Kenya]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/627/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Surprises among tight CAN qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Madagascar and Mozambique were among the key winners during a hard-fought day of action in the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying first round on Sunday.

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Mon, 19 May 2014 09:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=valcke-will-help-africa-improve-2313785.htmlThu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=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[President Blatter's Eusebio sadness]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:09:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Tributes paid to Eusebio]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

The death of Eusebio on Sunday prompted many heartfelt reactions from those who knew and admired him. FIFA.com rounds up what they had to say about the Black Panther of Mozambique and Portugal.

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Sun, 05 Jan 2014 17:45:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![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[Mozambique down Namibia, Botswana beaten]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/214/848/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mozambique edged Namibia 5-4 on penalties, while Zambia beat Botswana 3-1 on aggregate to advance to the final qualifying round of the 2014 CAF African Nations Championship.

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Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[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[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[Busby masterminds ten-year turnaround]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 29 May 2013 08:51:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Half-time in Mozambique ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2013/m=4/news=half-time-mozambique-2059684.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2013 12:59:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639.htmlThe last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites advance to the next stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Mar 2013 06:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-1977150.html2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Ethiopia hosts Centre workshop ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ethiopia-hosts-centre-workshop-1943826.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2012 11:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=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[Comebacks, shocks as continental line-up set]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Big guns facing elimination]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Extraordinary Pele crowns Santos in Lisbon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how one of Pele’s greatest-ever performances helped Santos overwhelm a magnificent Benfica side in Lisbon to lift the Intercontinental Cup.]]>Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:35:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Elephants rampage, Indomitable Lions fade]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire impressed in a goalfest against Senegal, holders Zambia left a lot to do in the second leg, and four-time winners Cameroon slumped to defeat. FIFA.com reviews the latest CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[First-leg leads for Mozambique, Zimbabwe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Regional rivalries highlight last round]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Integrity workshop well received in Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=8/news=integrity-workshop-well-received-africa-1687720.html]]>Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Shock in Cameroon, spoils split in Zimbabwe]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/166/753/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[North Africans rule the futsal court]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=1655062/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Hosts slam doors in AFCON preliminaries]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Late goals go North Africa's way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=late-goals-north-africa-way-1647153.htmlLibya and Egypt both secured dramatic late wins on Sunday as Africa's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group stage continued in thrilling fashion.

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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2012/m=6/news=the-week-quotes-1646603.htmlSun, 10 Jun 2012 11:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=crunch-clashes-come-early-africa-1645513.htmlFIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Final hurdle looms for African sextet]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=1644681/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Jun 2012 05:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Engels: There's talent in Mozambique]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=engels-there-talent-mozambique-1644944.htmlFIFA.com about the excitement of life in the south-east African nation, the difficulties he has faced in the job, the team’s improvement and their Brazil 2014 qualifying campaign.]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2012 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Egypt start strong, goals galore for Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=egypt-start-strong-goals-galore-for-ghana-1642780.htmlEgypt began their quest to reach the FIFA World Cup™ finals by defeating Mozambique 2-0 on Friday, while the Black Stars of Ghana slammed Lesotho 7-0.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Egypt cruise past Mozambique]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=egypt-cruise-past-mozambique-1642764.htmlEgypt began a quest to reach the FIFA World Cup™ finals for the first time since 1990 by defeating Mozambique 2-0 at a deserted military stadium in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone