<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTThu, 14 Jan 2016 08:50:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[History made in eventful African qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=history-made-in-eventful-african-qualifiers-2711523.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722.htmlKenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[African climbers begin charge for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=african-climbers-begin-charge-for-russia-2709538.htmlTue, 06 Oct 2015 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bru: Mauritius are daring to dream ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his time at Clairefontaine and Mauritius' hopes in Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2667929/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

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 antiques & disappearing droughts]]>/news/y=2014/m=4/news=african-antiques-disappearing-droughts-2319765.htmlFIFA.com's Week in Stats this week examines why Kersley Appou's name has gone down in the record books, Marco Reus' influence on Borussia Dortmund and Tony Pulis's influence at the Palace.]]>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Inspirational Mauritian claims Milla's crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Blatter given Honorary Freedom of Port Louis]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=6/news=blatter-given-honorary-freedom-port-louis-2095245.html A few hours before departing Mauritius, where FIFA's 63rd Congress convened on 30 and 31 May, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter was bestowed with the Honorary Freedom of the City of Port Louis.

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Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Pieth: Quite spectacular what has been achieved]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=pieth-quite-spectacular-what-has-been-achieved-2089621.htmlInternational media had the chance to speak to four senior figures involved in the FIFA reform process following the conclusion of the 63rd FIFA Congress in Mauritius about the progress made over the past two years.

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Fri, 31 May 2013 17:57:24 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013
<![CDATA[63rd FIFA Congress, Mauritius 2013]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=grassroots-and-for-health-all-smiles-mauritius-2089661.htmlNearly 500 children took part in FIFA Grassroots events and an '11 for Health' workshop in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis as the 63rd FIFA Congress took place Thursday and Friday.

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Fri, 31 May 2013 16:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013
<![CDATA[FIFA’s governance reform process: what has changed in the past two years?]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=fifa-governance-reform-process-what-has-changed-the-past-two-years-2089422.htmlFIFA.com looks at some of the key decisions that have been taken since FIFA’s governance reform process was launched in June 2011.]]>Fri, 31 May 2013 15:09:55 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Sudden cardiac arrest emergency bags to be sent worldwide ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=sudden-cardiac-arrest-emergency-bags-sent-worldwide-2088881.htmlFri, 31 May 2013 10:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[First Congress report of the newly constituted Audit and Compliance Committee’s Chairman]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=first-congress-report-the-newly-constituted-audit-and-compliance-committ-2089227.htmlFri, 31 May 2013 08:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Blatter: Sending a strong signal to the racists]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=blatter-can-send-strong-signal-the-racists-2089251.htmlFri, 31 May 2013 08:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[A ceremony extolling universal values]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=ceremony-extolling-universal-values-2088952.htmlThu, 30 May 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Showtime beckons for excited performers]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=show-time-beckons-for-excited-performers-2088902.htmlFIFA.com goes behind the scenes at rehearsals in Mauritius to speak to some of the artists involved in today's opening ceremony at the FIFA Congress.]]>Thu, 30 May 2013 09:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Relive the post-Congress press Conference]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=fifa-congress-live-fifa-com-2088894.htmlThe historic 63rd FIFA Congress has finished, But you can now relive the FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter's press conference following the big event here on FIFA.com.

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Thu, 30 May 2013 08:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013
<![CDATA[Mauritius all set for FIFA Congress]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=mauritius-all-set-for-fifa-congress-2086301.htmlFIFA.com looks at the work involved in staging the event, and speaks to one of the men responsible for organising this year's edition.]]>Wed, 29 May 2013 22:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Scala: We will continue to make proposals in future ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=scala-will-continue-make-proposals-future-2086234.htmlWed, 29 May 2013 13:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[The FIFA Congress in numbers]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=the-fifa-congress-numbers-2086204.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the facts and figures behind the FIFA Congress ahead of its meeting in the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. ]]>Wed, 29 May 2013 10:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee fully backs resolution on the fight against racism and discrimination]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=fifa-executive-committee-fully-backs-resolution-the-fight-against-racism-2085775.htmlTue, 28 May 2013 15:52:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Mauritius, where Grassroots is flourishing]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=mauritius-where-grassroots-flourishing-2085671.htmlGrassroots Programme, when it was selected for a pilot project back in 2009 - and ahead of this week's Congress, we find out how successful it's been.]]>Tue, 28 May 2013 12:32:53 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Blatter: We will continue adapting our governance and look at sport political matters]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=blatter-will-continue-adapting-our-governance-and-look-sport-political-m-2083925.htmlMon, 27 May 2013 09:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[FIFA President opens Goal project in Mauritius]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=5/news=fifa-president-opens-goal-project-mauritius-2084776.htmlSun, 26 May 2013 16:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter: Reforms can never stop ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=blatter-reforms-can-never-stop-2083556.htmlThu, 23 May 2013 17:07:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Football development to set the tone for 63rd FIFA Congress]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=football-development-set-the-tone-for-63rd-fifa-congress-2082946.htmlGoal and 11 For Health, will set the tone for the next FIFA Congress in Mauritius.]]>Wed, 22 May 2013 10:04:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee meeting agenda available on FIFA.com]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=fifa-executive-committee-meeting-agenda-available-fifa-com-2082808.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 21 May 2013 15:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Heading for clear waters]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=heading-for-clear-waters-2078983.htmlThu, 16 May 2013 01:35:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Blatter: Lessons have not been learned]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=5/news=blatter-lessons-have-not-been-learned-2078878.htmlthe Serie A match between AC Milan and Roma on Sunday, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter underlined his fight against racism in an interview with FIFA.com.]]>Tue, 14 May 2013 12:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[The birth of football in Mauritius ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=4/news=the-birth-football-mauritius-2034489.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2013 16:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[FIFA Congress in pictures]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=4/news=fifa-congress-pictures-2038972.htmlFIFA.com takes you back in time with a collection of photos detailing the history of world football's annual gathering.]]>Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2013<![CDATA[Additional transparency for better development]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=3/news=additional-transparency-for-better-development-2039088.htmlWed, 20 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=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[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[12 Member Associations bid for 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=10/news=member-associations-bid-for-2015-fifa-beach-soccer-world-cup-1788058.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2012 09:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News<![CDATA[A month of FIFA development: September 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=10/news=month-fifa-development-september-2012-1787736.htmlFIFA.com shines a light on the main events and activities undertaken by FIFA to keep you abreast of development efforts around the world.]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Disability takes a back seat to ability in Africa]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=10/news=disability-takes-back-seat-ability-africa-1783125.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 08:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Two months of FIFA development: April-May 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=6/news=two-months-fifa-development-april-may-2012-1650310.htmlFIFA.com provides the highlights, points of note and status of FIFA development programmmes all over the world from April and May 2012.]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar winners and rising stars]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=6/news=familiar-winners-and-rising-stars-1645830.htmlFri, 08 Jun 2012 08:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News<![CDATA[Tetouan top champions list]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 May 2012 01:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Championnat National Botola 2013/2014<![CDATA[D’Hooghe, Dvorak discuss important issues]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=5/news=hooghe-dvorak-discuss-important-issues-1637749.htmlFIFA.com presents a selection of quotes from the media conference at the 2nd FIFA Medical Conference, which was held in Budapest on 23 and 24 May. ]]>Thu, 24 May 2012 16:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2012<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Mauritius out of Brazil 2014 qualifying ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=10/news=mauritius-out-brazil-2014-qualifying-1535094.htmlMon, 31 Oct 2011 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Expectations thrown in African whirlwind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegal and Burkina Faso were the big winners over the weekend as the pair booked passage to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, but seven groups remain up for grabs with one qualifying round to go.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/150/259/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Sep 2011 06:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Traore: We fear no opponent]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=traore-fear-opponent-1485921.htmlAmara Traore, Senegal coach.
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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone