<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 10 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMTThu, 10 Apr 2014 07:24:07 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Two very special Namibians]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2316685/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In the Video of the Week, we take a trip to Namibia to meet two very special people who have overcome adversity to achieve great things in the world of sport.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2313785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Pillars toppled, Chiefs, Raja coast]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![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[20 Centres: A real success story]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2218395/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:02:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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[Big names return on final group day]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2167539/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Mozambique down Namibia, Botswana beaten]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/214/848/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mozambique edged Namibia 5-4 on penalties, while Zambia beat Botswana 3-1 on aggregate to advance to the final qualifying round of the 2014 CAF African Nations Championship.

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Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[USA hold top spot, Germany stationary]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2141911/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Laying the foundations for women’s football growth]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2137838/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria qualification put on hold after draw]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=nigeria-qualification-put-hold-after-draw-2107753.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2013 21:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Nigeria pull clear as Malawi held]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=nigeria-pull-clear-malawi-held-2103122.htmlA win for Nigeria over Kenya, courtesy of Ahmed Musa's solitary goal, saw the CAF Africa Cup of Nations-winners take control of Group F in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying after Malawi were held to a goalless draw by Namibia.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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[Nigeria snatch point, Elephants cruise]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=nigeria-snatch-point-elephants-cruise-2044379.htmlNigeria waited until the last minute of stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw with Kenya in African FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, while Côte d'Ivoire beat Gambia 3-0 and Burkina Faso won 4-0 against Niger.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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[Ethiopia hosts Centre workshop ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1943826/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![CDATA[Next stage for '11 for Health' in Namibia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=1912226/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=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[Disability takes a back seat to ability in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1783125/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Learning by playing in Windhoek]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=1710672/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Integrity workshop well received in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=1687720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>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[Cameroon, Uganda among qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Giants drop points on the road]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=giants-drop-points-the-road-1646558.htmlSun, 10 Jun 2012 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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[Bafana falter on day of frustration]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=bafana-falter-day-frustration-1643497.htmlIt was a tough day for strikers in Africa as Bafana Bafana were held at home by Ethiopia, Nigeria just earned a win and no side managed more than a single goal.

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Shipanga: The challenges are overwhelming]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Namibia women’s national team head coach Jacqueline Shipanga about her role models in the women's game and the hurdles she has had to overcome.]]>Sun, 03 Jun 2012 10:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/congress/news/newsid=1637749/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Brave Warriors aiming for Eagles]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=brave-warriors-aiming-for-eagles-1634638.htmlTue, 22 May 2012 05:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ghana get Basetsana, Kenya stun Zambia]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u20womensworldcup/japan2012/news/newsid=1595078/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 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[Congo DR take advantage, Nigeria held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Cape Verde Islands and Congo DR secured vital away wins over Madagascar and Seychelles in CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2013 qualifying, while Nigeria and Ethiopia were held to goalless draws with Rwanda and Benin respectively.

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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[CAS uphold CAF decision on Burkina Faso]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/156/652/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Confederation of African Football have seen their decision to allow Burkina Faso into the CAF 2012 Africa Cup of Nations upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, after Namibia made a complaint regarding an ineligible player.

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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Kick-off for '11 for Health' at Namibian schools]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/news/newsid=1544059/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Kaanjuka calls for Namibia focus]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=kaanjuka-calls-for-namibia-focus-1542511.htmlWith a 4-0 lead claimed from their first leg against Djibouti, Namibia could relax somewhat in their home leg tomorrow, but coach Bernard Kaanjuka has said he expects at least the same or better tomorrow.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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[Africa sets off on road to Brazil]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/news=africa-sets-off-road-brazil-1539913.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2011 07:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Bester: I try to be an example for Namibia]]>/worldcup/news/y=/m=/news=bester-try-example-for-namibia-1539422.htmlFIFA.com about handling the pressure, being a role model for the younger players and their upcoming Brazil 2014 qualifying tie.]]>Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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[Spain regain top amid significant movement]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1513476/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After just a one-month hiatus, Spain replaced the Netherlands at the top of the global ladder, while Uruguay and Portugal leapt into fourth and fifth respectively amid significant change.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[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]]>/africa/news/y=/m=/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