<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 29 Feb 2016 05:24:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 10:55:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Glittering Stars and Stripes headline February]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=glittering-stars-and-stripes-headline-february-2767600.htmlFIFA.com looks at all the action from February in Women's Football, headlined by USA's latest triumph in CONCACAF, club news from Germany and Australia, plus much more.]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Gertze leading the way in Namibia]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=gertze-leading-the-way-in-namibia-2767540.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 00:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=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[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952.htmlNigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[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[Brave Warrior, captain, legal mind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=When Namibia made history by winning the COSAFA Cup in southern Africa, they were captained by Ronald Ketjijere, who has recently earned a degree in law while playing in South Africa's Premiership.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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[Broken windows and a sibling rivalry]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=broken-windows-and-a-sibling-rivalry-2578338.htmlFIFA.com about their upbringing and how they are making their way together in a far-away country.]]>Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Brave Gladiators seal anniversary celebrations]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=brave-gladiators-seal-anniversary-celebrations-2577896.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 15:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Nigerian and Namibian FA presidents visit President Blatter in Zurich]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=2/news=nigerian-and-namibian-fa-presidents-visit-president-blatter-in-zurich-2525481.htmlWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Impressive Falcons lead charge to Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=impressive-falcons-lead-charge-to-canada-2461922.htmlSun, 26 Oct 2014 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[African women set to battle for World Cup place]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[China triumph at home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[An evening of consolations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Matches for Fifth Place at the Boys' and Girls' Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 provided historic goals for Papua New Guinea and Namibia, while Honduras were able to redeem themselves following a disappointing group stage.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Bach: These Games are very impressive]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), took time out from watching the fifth place play-offs at the Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 for a short interview with FIFA.com.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[Fans' favourite Castellanos harbouring high hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=One of many established stars on show at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, Venezuela's top scorer Deyna Castellanos was under the media spotlight even before a ball was kicked. 

 

 

 

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[A question of honour]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Brave Daviaga steals the show]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Eileen Daviaga has been nothing short of outstanding for Papua New Guinea at the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament, and the goalkeeper told FIFA.com about how she got her start as a shotstopper, playing through an injury, her senior team ambitions and much more.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Jin Kun: China PR's lethal weapon]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Namibia philosophical despite tough lessons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Mexico aim high under legend]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Records tumble as favourites live up to billing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Slovakia and China PR both set new records as they secured the final two places in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament in Nanjing.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Hosts favourites to progress, others out to make history ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Surnovska salvages Slovakian pride]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Martina Surnovska may have left the pitch in tears, but the Slovakian No6 put in a show-stopping performance against Venezuela, scoring twice and coming close to a hat-trick.

 

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Duo book semi-final tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

Venezuela and Mexico reached the semi-finals of the Girls’ Youth Olympic Football Tournament Nanjing 2014 on an evening filled with records and historic goals.

 

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Spectacular opening ceremony in Nanjing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=

A spectacular and heart-warming opening ceremony marked the official start to the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

 

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys
<![CDATA[New pretenders face baptism of fire ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 16 Aug 2014 02:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Kurakums look to future]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Old Nanjing ready for youth extravaganza]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=As the 2nd Youth Olympic Games approaches, Nanjing has thrown open its ancient gates to welcome top young athletes, officials and visitors from around the world. 

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls
<![CDATA[Ten facts about the Youth Olympic Football Tournaments]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com whets your appetite for the Youth Olympic Football Tournament with ten facts about the upcoming event in Nanjing.]]>Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Young Olympians kick off in Nanjing]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Sun Wen: Learning is more important than results ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[African draw reveals final pathway]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=african-draw-reveals-final-pathway-2406894.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 02:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: June 2014]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=6/news=women-s-round-up-june-2014-2390342.htmlFIFA.com’s review of the month in women’s football looks at crucial qualifying action for Canada 2015 in Europe and Africa, plus silverware handed out across numerous domestic competitions.]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea outed as African line-up completed]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=equatorial-guinea-outed-as-african-line-up-completed-2360045.htmlMon, 09 Jun 2014 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Draw sets up enticing match-ups]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensyoutholympic/news/newsid=2338510/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 May 2014 06:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Girls<![CDATA[Two very special Namibians]]>/news/y=2014/m=4/news=two-very-special-namibians-2316685.htmlIn 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]]>/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[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[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[USA hold top spot, Germany stationary]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=usa-hold-top-spot-germany-stationary-2141911.htmlFri, 02 Aug 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Laying the foundations for women’s football growth]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=7/news=laying-the-foundations-for-women-football-growth-2137838.htmlThu, 18 Jul 2013 11:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News