<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 28 Jan 2016 11:13:00 GMTThu, 28 Jan 2016 13:58:58 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Malawi: Youth league to form better players and better people]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=malawi-youth-league-to-form-better-players-and-better-people-2757163.htmlFIFA.com reports from Malawi, where an under-15 league is attempting to educate its players besides furnishing them with them the necessary football skills.]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[A new dawn in Malawi]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=building-from-the-ground-up-in-malawi-2756185.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 14:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Top ten stand firm as Netherlands come knocking ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=top-ten-stand-firm-as-netherlands-come-knocking-2745109.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA kicks off worldwide support for youth football domestic leagues]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-kicks-off-worldwide-support-for-youth-football-domestic-leagues-2723481.htmlFIFA is launching a global football development plan to support youth domestic leagues and to help more young players fulfil their potential, with a pilot project kicking off in Malawi on Saturday 31 October 2015.

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=Release
<![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[Chile enter top ten, Mexico and Jamaica soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=chile-enter-top-ten-mexico-and-jamaica-soar-2669229.htmlThu, 06 Aug 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[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[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Stars and Ticos reach new heights]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=8/news=stars-and-ticos-reach-new-heights-2420625.htmlIn a month of little international action, there was little movement at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Costa Rica and Sierra Leone achieving all-time high positions of 15th and 50th respectively.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![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[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[Saintfiet: We are 270 minutes from Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=saintfiet-nous-sommes-270-minutes-bresil-2168385.html

On the eve of their decisive qualifier with Nigeria, FIFA.com spoke to Malawi’s Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet about their chances of reaching Brazil 2014, playing standards in Africa and his career to date.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:05:15 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[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 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[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[Comebacks, shocks as continental line-up set]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=comebacks-shocks-continental-line-set-1785266.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![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[Big guns facing elimination]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=big-guns-facing-elimination-1783149.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Elephants rampage, Indomitable Lions fade]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=elephants-rampage-indomitable-lions-fade-1698372.htmlCôte 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[Regional rivalries highlight last round]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=regional-rivalries-highlight-last-round-1696300.htmlFri, 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[Hosts slam doors in AFCON preliminaries]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=hosts-slam-doors-afcon-preliminaries-1651411.htmlMon, 18 Jun 2012 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![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[Elephants rumble as Zambia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=elephants-rumble-zambia-stumble-1642953.htmlSat, 02 Jun 2012 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714.htmlThu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![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[Prevention, global use of defibrillators and Football for Health discussed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=5/news=prevention-global-use-defibrillators-and-football-for-health-discussed-1637723.htmlThu, 24 May 2012 15:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Congress 2012<![CDATA[Surprises continue in Africa]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=3/news=surprises-continue-africa-1591886.htmlThu, 01 Mar 2012 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Drama in Malawi, Kotoko lead at midpoint]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up all the weekend action around Africa, where leaders ESCOM United are taking it to the wire in Malawi and Asante Kotoko opened up a four-point lead in Ghana.]]>Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Glo Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Leaders battle in South Africa, Ghana]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=egypt-egyptian-league-2000000054/news/newsid/156/006/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=There were dramatic top of the table clashes in South Africa and Ghana, and the chasing teams made up ground in both cases as FIFA.com looks across the action in Africa this weekend.

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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Egyptian League 2012/2013
<![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[All to play for on Africa’s final weekend]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Oct 2011 08:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Phiri: Malawi can make history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:45:00 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[Super Eagles favoured to soar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=super-eagles-favoured-soar-1484271.htmlWith Malawi drawn alongside two qualifiers, of which Namibia and Kenya look favourites, heavy-hitters Nigeria will fancy their chances in Group F, but a lacklustre record against minnows means they can't relax.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Football for Health developments in Africa]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=5/news=football-for-health-developments-africa-1443721.htmlFollowing successful pilot evaluations of the ’11 for Health’ programme and the nationwide implementation of it in Mauritius, F-MARC embarked on a four-week mission of further developments in Africa.

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Mon, 30 May 2011 10:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[No change at the top as Senegal soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=5/news=change-the-top-senegal-soar-1436470.htmlWith very little action, there was minimal change on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. However, Senegal did leap into the top 50 for the first time in over two years and Afghanistan also made ground.

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Wed, 18 May 2011 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Msowoya is fuel for the Flames]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Malawi have found an attacking spark in South Africa-based Chiukepo Msowoya and the goal-poacher believes that not only are the Flames gaining in stature, but that many of Africa's smaller nations are developing rapidly.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News