<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:24:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-sees-stars-emerge-serbia-sparkle-2652283.htmlFIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. ]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Thailand outlast Myanmar to defend Games gold]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/264/907/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Pride and pain as eight bid farewell ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=pride-and-pain-as-eight-bid-farewell-2621447.htmlFIFA.com rounds up reaction from the eight teams who failed to survive the New Zealand 2015 group phase.]]>Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Myanmar’s refugees create fantastic atmosphere]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=myanmar-s-refugees-create-fantastic-atmosphere-2621423.htmlWe look at the remarkable story of a 250-strong group of refugees from Myanmar who were given a unique opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.

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Sun, 07 Jun 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Nightmare for Argentina as hosts dream on]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=kiwis-dream-is-argentina-s-nightmare-2619491.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from a day that brought despair to record champions Argentina but joy for Austria, Ukraine and Ghana, and renewed hope for hosts New Zealand.]]>Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Five star performance gives hosts hope]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269528/match-report.htmlFri, 05 Jun 2015 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Kiwis seek out heavyweight advice]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=kiwis-seek-out-heavyweight-advice-2619050.htmlFIFA.com joined them to find out more.]]>Thu, 04 Jun 2015 23:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Globe-trotting Myanmar's trip of a lifetime]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=globe-trotting-myanmar-s-trip-of-a-lifetime-2617845.htmlFIFA.com found out.]]>Wed, 03 Jun 2015 23:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Argentina falter as US lead last-16 charge]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=argentina-falter-as-us-lead-last-16-charge-2617670.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2015 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Late Luchkevych lights up Ukraine]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=late-luchkevych-lights-up-ukraine-2617388.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Ukraine hit Myanmar for six]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269563/match-report.htmlTue, 02 Jun 2015 03:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Kiwi rematch gets Acosta looking back]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=kiwi-rematch-gets-acosta-looking-back-2611187.htmlMon, 01 Jun 2015 08:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Spoils and thrills shared on opening day]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=spoils-and-thrills-shared-on-opening-day-2610621.htmlSat, 30 May 2015 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[USA avoid Myanmar mishap]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=271602/match=300269557/match-report.htmlSat, 30 May 2015 06:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Stage set for future stars in New Zealand ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=stage-set-for-future-stars-in-new-zealand-2609758.htmlFIFA.com previews the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 as some of the beautiful game’s future stars take their bow on the world stage over the next three weeks.]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 23:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[The FIFA U-20 World Cup in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-in-numbers-2608506.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the key stats from this edition and the tournament's illustrious history.]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 03:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015 passes 100,000 in ticket sales]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=new-zealand-2015-passes-100-000-in-ticket-sales-2593142.htmlThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Varied reactions across Asia after Russia 2018 draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=varied-reactions-across-asia-over-russia-2018-draw-2590780.htmlFIFA.com looks at the reaction to Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Asia, with coaches from across the continent providing their views on the looming campaign.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2589751.htmlLaw & Order instead of the German DFB-Pokal draw and more.]]>Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Zeise's Myanmar playing their way into fans’ hearts ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the country's football development and his hopes for New Zealand 2015.]]>Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2581159/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015: 100 days to go ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=new-zealand-2015-100-days-to-go-2525754.htmlThu, 19 Feb 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Draw whets appetite for debutants, hosts ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=draw-whets-appetite-for-debutants-hosts-2522612.htmlFIFA.com hears from the coaches of Fiji, Myanmar and New Zealand after the hosts and newcomers learned their opponents in the FIFA U-20 World Cup draw.]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Draw sets stage for New Zealand 2015 ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=draw-sets-stage-for-new-zealand-2015-2522220.htmlTue, 10 Feb 2015 05:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Late Thai penalty sinks Singapore, Malaysia hold Myanmar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thailand exacted revenge for their defeat to Singapore in the 2012 AFF Championship final as a late penalty by Charyl Chappuis gave them a 2-1 win over the defending champions in their opening 2014 AFF Championship match, while Malaysia held Myanmar to a goalless draw.

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Foreign guides elevate Myanmar and Laos]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=11/news=foreign-guides-elevate-myanmar-and-laos-2476726.htmlFIFA.com finds out more.]]>Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:14:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=giants-stumble-as-qatar-myanmar-make-history-2461244.htmlFIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Myanmar, Laos top regional quintet]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/245/941/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asia's contenders confirmed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=asia-s-contenders-confirmed-2458278.htmlAsia's quartet of competitors at the FIFA U-20 World Cup have been decided with Myanmar, Korea DPR, Qatar and Uzbekistan all confirming their places at New Zealand 2015.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=asian-aspirants-eye-world-stage-2454646.htmlWed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Japan top Asia’s broadening pyramid]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=japan-top-asia-s-broadening-pyramid-2344177.htmlMon, 26 May 2014 09:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Korea Republic win group, Thailand stay alive]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=korea-republic-win-group-thailand-stay-alive-2341490.htmlMon, 19 May 2014 15:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Korea, China cruise in group openers]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=korea-china-cruise-in-group-openers-2339372.htmlKorea Republic and China PR both got off to strong starts in Group B at the AFC Women's Asian Cup with lopsided wins over Myanmar and Thailand respectively.

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Thu, 15 May 2014 16:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[Lesser lights eye share of the spotlight]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=lesser-lights-eye-share-of-the-spotlight-2338016.htmlTue, 13 May 2014 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![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]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=11/news=women-round-november-2013-2231133.htmlFIFA.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 ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=afc-draw-pits-australia-against-japan-2231157.htmlFri, 29 Nov 2013 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Korea Republic recapture Asian laurels]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=korea-republic-recapture-asian-laurels-2201175.htmlFIFA.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]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=asian-trio-book-progression-canada-2200703.htmlSun, 20 Oct 2013 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014