<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Avramovic: I have faith in Myanmar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his goals for his new team in 2014, their busy schedule ahead and his previous successes in southeast Asia.]]>Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Thai talents rock the region]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the Men's Football Tournament of the 2013 SEA Games, which saw a host of young players emerge and Thailand crowed champions. ]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Thousands in India ready to welcome the Trophy!]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=thousands-india-ready-welcome-the-trophy-2248173.htmlSun, 22 Dec 2013 11:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Thailand triumph in SEA Games final]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/224/885/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Women's round-up: November 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at a massive month in women’s football with significant club and country action highlighted by FIFA Women’s World Cup™ qualifying news, more milestones for USA and a shock for super club Lyon.]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[AFC draw pits Australia against Japan ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2231157/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Korea Republic recapture Asian laurels]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup where Korea Republic triumphed ahead of Korea DPR and China, while there was a shock for last year’s tournament hosts Japan.]]>Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Asian trio book progression to Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/newsid=2200703/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2105245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 20 May 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Promising Myanmar rise from the ashes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 29 Mar 2013 05:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asians soar as Colombia go outright sixth]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2029807/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Singapore in fourth heaven]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The AFF Suzuki Cup saw Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic end a successful decade-long tenure on a high as the Lions claimed a record fourth crown, while Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda again shone and Philippines continued to grow.

]]>
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb ninth, Equatorial Guinea fly]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=1966813/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[South-east Asia's finest take centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the AFF Suzuki Cup which commences this weekend with the biannual south-east Asian tournament typically promising large fervent crowds and high tempo football.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[New hope for Myanmar after long drought]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/193/999/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Football key in Myanmar’s transition]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=1797172/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Singh: Football for Health addresses key issues]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=1790562/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com how football can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.]]>Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Asia to profit from start of FIFA’s health programme in Myanmar]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=1790916/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Myanmar hosts first health programme in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=1788394/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Myanmar, the former rulers in revival mode]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the footballing story of Myanmar, a dominant force in competitive Asian football’s infancy who are looking to regain their former status.]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=MNL Myanmar 2013 <![CDATA[Thai events educate and excite]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=1713399/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[African development takes centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=1677870/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=
]]>
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Youth success sends Myanmar soaring ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Malaysia maintain regional supremacy]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/154/605/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Myanmar appeal partially upheld ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=myanmar-appeal-partially-upheld-1539055.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2011 09:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1533484/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Yangon claim the double]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=myanmar-mnl-myanmar-2000001020/news/newsid/152/907/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Oct 2011 04:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MNL Myanmar 2013 <![CDATA[Myanmar disciplinary sanctions confirmed]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=9/news=myanmar-disciplinary-sanctions-confirmed-1519590.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2011 11:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Jostling continues despite key contests]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s weekly review of club action visits Japan, Korea Republic, China PR, Uzbekistan and elsewhere.]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Statement regarding abandoned 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Myanmar against Oman]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=statement-regarding-abandoned-2014-fifa-world-cup-qualifier-myanmar-agai-1482647.htmlThe Bureau of the Organising Committee has confirmed that the result Myanmar-Oman, which was brought to a sudden close by the referee, is final.

]]>
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-prevail-asian-qualifiers-1482296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[China score six, Saudis hit five]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=china-score-six-saudis-hit-five-1482192.htmlAsia's big guns in the preliminary qualification for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ saw their names make it into Saturday's Preliminary Draw with big wins as Saudi Arabia and China scored five and six apiece.

]]>
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls in do or die deciders]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-hopefuls-die-deciders-1479874.htmlAsia's second round of qualifiers reaching a climax today, with no fewer than 30 sides battling it out on the road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. You can follow the action live on FIFA.com.

]]>
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-favourites-draw-first-blood-1479456.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, which saw the traditional favourites take an advantage over their underdog opponents.

]]>
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Thirty hopefuls begin road to round three]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=thirty-hopefuls-begin-road-round-three-1478636.htmlSome intriguing second round, first legs are in store, with Kuwait-Philippines, Qatar-Vietnam, Singapore-Malaysia and United Arab Emirates-India catching the eye.

]]>
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian media laud progression]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-media-laud-progression-1468836.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the reaction in the media to the results so far.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites progress as stars shine]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-progress-stars-shine-1467720.htmlThe first round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil has been completed, seeing a barrel-load of goals scored around Asia, with the likes of big-guns Vietnam being joined by first-time qualifiers Philippines.

]]>
Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Stern tests for Asian hopefuls]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=stern-tests-for-asian-hopefuls-1466177.htmlThe chance to mix with Asia's big guns is up for grabs this weekend, with 16 of the continent's minnows battling it out in the second legs of the preliminary qualifying round.

]]>
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Preliminary journey kicks off in Asia]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=6/news=preliminary-journey-kicks-off-asia-1464834.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action.]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Sixteen hopefuls embark on Brazil path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=sixteen-hopefuls-embark-brazil-path-1463106.htmlAsia's lowest-ranked teams are set to begin continental qualifying for the 2014 tournament, with Sri Lanka-Philippines, Bangladesh-Pakistan and Malaysia-Chinese Taipei among the most appetising matches on the menu.

]]>
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[African footballers blanket the globe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=While the biggest names in African football still gravitate to the bright lights of Europe, more and more are making a living where one might not expect - from USA to Korea Republic Qatar, India, Myanmar and many places in between.

]]>
Wed, 04 May 2011 07:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931.htmlThe AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

]]>
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Myanmar building for the future]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=1399683/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Following his stay in Timor-Leste, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter spent two days in Myanmar on 15 and 16 March 2011.

]]>
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:14:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News
<![CDATA[Philippines stun defending champions]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Philippines pulled off one of the biggest shocks in the history of the AFF Suzuki Cup with a 2-0 win over defending champions Vietnam.

]]>
Sun, 05 Dec 2010 16:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News