<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 02 Aug 2015 12:51:00 GMTSun, 02 Aug 2015 16:00:57 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Malawi make Mtawali permanent coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Former Malawi star Ernest Mtawali was elevated from caretaker to permanent national coach this weekend on a one-year contract, the football association said.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Chimodzi sacked as Malawi coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/264/901/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria triumph, South Africa, Zambia held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria made a winning start, Zimbabwe created an upset, and South Africa and Zambia were held at home as the first matchday of CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying continued Saturday.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![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[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[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[Sudan shock champions Nigeria, Elephants win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sudan stunned CAF Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Nigeria 1-0 in a 2015 qualifier while Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa achieved impressive away victories.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015
<![CDATA[Away triumphs for Algeria, South Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria moved closer to qualifying for the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 victory over Malawi in Blantyre, while South Africa defeated Congo 2-0 in Pointe-Noire. 

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:58:00 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[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[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[Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana advance]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/241/589/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Englishman Stephen Constantine extended his fairy-tale start as Rwanda coach by guiding his side through to the final qualification phase for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, joining Malawi and Botswana in reaching their respective groups.

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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 11:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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[Rwanda stun Libya, Uganda win]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/235/212/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:53:00 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[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[Late own goal sees Malawi held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=late-own-goal-sees-malawi-held-2106652.htmlA last-minute Chimango Kayira own-goal has seen Malawi's chances of reaching Brazil 2014 rest on a knife-edge, after their 2-2 draw with Kenya gave Nigeria the chance to top FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group F.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Amrouche keeping pressure off Kenya players]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=amrouche-keeping-pressure-off-kenya-players-2076915.htmlFri, 10 May 2013 14:09:00 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Zambia edge through, Nigeria comfortable]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:29:00 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![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[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[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[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[Cameroon win, Kenya settle with Malawi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=cameroon-win-kenya-settle-with-malawi-1643067.htmlSat, 02 Jun 2012 19:56:00 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 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