<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 20 Jul 2014 12:35:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 04:31:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Tshireletso boosts Botswana, Uganda on target]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/682/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Sessegnon buoys Benin, Malawi win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 18 May 2014 10:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Neveu's Mauritania continue brave climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=5/news=mauritania-continue-their-brave-climb-2338841.htmlThu, 15 May 2014 06:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil take continental command, Honduras rise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=5/news=thursday-10am-cet-brazil-take-continental-command-honduras-rise-2335121.htmlThu, 08 May 2014 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[African antiques & disappearing droughts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>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[Big-mover Mauritania looking forward to first finals]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=8/news=big-mover-mauritania-looking-forward-first-finals-2151841.htmlAfter a defeat of Senegal and a historic qualification for their first-ever continental competition, Mauritania have leaped up the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.

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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Mauritania secure historic qualification]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/213/899/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[New development priorities for FIFA member associations ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2065789/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=PerformanceKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter sees impact of Mauritania development programme]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2002827/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=While much of the football world remains transfixed by the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has begun a six-day visit to the continent, kicking off his trip in Mauritania.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Blatter set for extensive Africa tour]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2001046/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com has the details. ]]>Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=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[A month of FIFA development: October 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=1940380/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you our monthly round-up of the most recent development projects and events during October.]]>Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=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[African development takes centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=1677870/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=
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Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=first-roll-the-dice-for-african-hopefuls-1540248.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Modernisation the watchword for Mauritania]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=1521709/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:49:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=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[Niger edge closer, Uganda stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Niger edged closer to qualifying for next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a win over South Africa, while Uganda lost to Angola and Nigeria beat Madagascar.

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Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Burkinabe through, Egypt crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Burkina Faso booked their place at the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while defending champions Egypt crashed out to Sierra Leone.

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Sat, 03 Sep 2011 21:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Kabylie, Maghreb aiming to avoid upsets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algerian giants JS Kabylie will carry just a one-goal cushion into the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup tie away to Mauritanian minnows Tevragh Zeina, while Moroccan heavyweights Maghreb Fes travel to Sahel following a goalless draw.

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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Cup sees rare Mauritania club success]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/139/011/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mauritania were celebrating some CAF Confederation Cup heroics today from Tevargh Zeina, who made the last-32 for the first time in their four appearances beating AS Real of Mali, but will now meet mighty Algerians Kabylie.

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Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites rack up goals in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Giants begin journey to 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia will get their qualifying campaigns underway with easy home games, while Congo DR and Senegal will collide in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.

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Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[African journalists train for the FIFA World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=1208152/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As part of a programme run by the AFP Foundation and financed by FIFA, some 270 African sports journalists, editors and photographers attended a training programme which concluded on 5 May 2010.

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Mon, 10 May 2010 19:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Drogba named Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been crowned African Player of the Year for 2009 ahead of Michael Essien and Samuel Eto'o.

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Fri, 12 Mar 2010 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=920094/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Joy and pain in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=joy-and-pain-africa-910476.htmlMon, 13 Oct 2008 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big names make no mistake]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=big-names-make-mistake-908176.html Senegal were the only major side to fall as Round Three of the African qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa entered the final straight.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Fairy tale endings still open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=all-play-for-africa-904754.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Chamakh down but not out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=chamakh-down-but-not-out-897716.htmlFri, 03 Oct 2008 08:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=fifa-determines-kick-off-times-892062.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Ethiopia excluded from the preliminary competition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=ethiopia-excluded-from-the-preliminary-competition-879416.htmlFri, 12 Sep 2008 15:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[African hopefuls on the brink]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= In the second half of FIFA.com's preview of this weekend's African qualifiers for South Africa 2010, we look ahead to the action in Groups 7 to 12.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2008 02:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Burkina Faso setting breakneck pace]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big guns sign off in style]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Congo DR, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Egypt and Mali all picked up important wins to help their bids to reach South Africa 2010.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Ghana and Guinea go top]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=ghana-and-guinea-top-812929.html]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Shock leaders aim to keep hold]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Ethiopia get off the mark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 14 Jun 2008 11:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big guns look to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=big-guns-look-bounce-back-800306.htmlFri, 13 Jun 2008 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big guns fire in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=There were no major surprises on Saturday as Africa's traditional superpowers swept the board in the latest round of qualifiers for South Africa 2010.

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Sat, 07 Jun 2008 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Dangerous ground for favourites ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Jun 2008 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Eto'o scores in Cameroon win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sat, 31 May 2008 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tight race in store]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Except for Malawi's romp against Djibouti, it was a day of close encounters in Africa as Round 2 of the South Africa 2010 qualifiers began.

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Sat, 31 May 2008 20:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Pretenders take aim in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 May 2008 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Africans prepare for take-off]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With the continental qualifiers for South Africa 2010 fast approaching, African sides have been fine-tuning their preparations at home and abroad.

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Tue, 27 May 2008 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Trio hit trebles as holders cruise]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2008/m=3/news=trio-hit-trebles-holders-cruise-719730.htmlMon, 24 Mar 2008 15:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008