<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 02 May 2015 09:02:00 GMTThu, 04 Jun 2015 18:56:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-week-in-quotes-2601218.htmlSat, 02 May 2015 09:02:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[President Blatter expresses sympathy for Nepal earthquake victims]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=4/news=president-blatter-expresses-sympathy-for-nepal-earthquake-victims-2594691.htmlMon, 27 Apr 2015 12:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![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[President of the All Nepal Football Association refrains from taking part in any kind of football-related activity for an additional 90 days ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=3/news=president-of-the-all-nepal-football-association-refrains-from-taking-p-2567985.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 09:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Trio make history as Chinese Taipei recover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=trio-make-history-as-chinese-taipei-recover-2566120.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Trio eye progression as duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=quartet-eye-progression-as-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2565319.htmlWith five ties finely poised in the first round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com previews the second leg matches, with the potential for more surprise results and fairytale stories.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Constantine: India has a bright future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=constantine-india-has-a-bright-future-2557065.htmlFIFA.com caught up with India coach Stephen Constantine as he prepares to face his former side Nepal. He discusses the future of football in India, being a British coach abroad and more.]]>Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Underdogs aim to open Asian qualifying with a bang]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=underdogs-aim-to-open-asian-qualifying-with-a-bang-2557103.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia ready for first step on road to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=asia-ready-for-first-step-on-road-to-russia-2522561.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the six ties that will kick off qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Stephen Constantine's return to Nepal with India among the standout matches.]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows begin World Cup mission]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=world-cup-route-mapped-out-for-asian-minnows-2522325.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia, with the 12 lowest ranked countries on the continent ready to learn their fate as they take the first tentative steps on the road to Russia.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[President of the All Nepal Football Association to refrain from taking part in any kind of football-related activity for 120 days]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=11/news=president-of-the-all-nepal-football-association-to-refrain-from-taking-2470580.htmlTue, 04 Nov 2014 09:37:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News<![CDATA[Nepalese prodigy sets lofty ambitions ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/297/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com speaks with Nepal prodigy Bimal Magar who is treading an unlikely path in European football and proving a role-model for his compatriots.]]>Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2442725/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/newsid=2436368/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 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[Sherpa scaling heights by the Himalayas]]>/news/y=2014/m=3/news=sherpa-scaling-heights-the-himalayas-2300398.htmlFIFA.com takes you to Nepal for our latest Video of the Week, where the Himalayan Sherpa Club have quickly become a major force in the national game.]]>Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:51:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Standing alone in the Premier League 100]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chats with four players who are all the sole representatives of their nation on one of club football's biggest stages.]]>Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[American-led Nepal on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=9/news=american-led-nepal-the-2175400.htmlWed, 18 Sep 2013 08:22:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA equipment helps save player's life]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-equipment-helps-save-player-life-2172478.htmlA FIFA Medical Emergency Bag (FMEB) has been credited in helping to save the life of Afghanistan's Farzad Ghulam, who suffered a minor cardiac arrest in a SAFF Championship semi-final in Nepal.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:04:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Afghanistan stuns India to win SAFF title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/252/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Pakistan appoint Shamlan after Bahrain stint]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/639/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Pakistan appointed Bahrain's Mohammed Shamlan as their new coach ahead of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF). 

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Give and take for Africans in Nepal]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/213/699/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at a couple of African footballers who are making their mark in Nepal, having made an unlikely journey to the roof of the world.]]>Wed, 17 Jul 2013 05:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Helping the street kids of Nepal]]>/news/y=2013/m=2/news=helping-the-street-kids-nepal-2016022.htmlFIFA.com and FIFA TV take you to Nepal, where the Sahara Football Academy in Pokhara offers new hope to street kids.]]>Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Stefanowski aims high with Nepal]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with new Nepal coach Jack Stefanowski who is busy preparing his new team for March's 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualifying campaign.]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[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[India rejoices at Nehru Cup treble ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports from the Nehru Cup, where Wim Koevermans' India have made history by becoming the first Asian team to win the title in three successive editions.]]>Mon, 03 Sep 2012 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Hard-won redemption for Korea DPR]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action from Asia’s second-tier tournament that was also marked by the emergence of Palestine and Philippines.]]>Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President touched by Nepal welcome ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=3/news=fifa-president-touched-nepal-welcome-1597539.htmlFri, 09 Mar 2012 11:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[President Blatter set for Asian tour]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=3/news=president-blatter-set-for-asian-tour-1594363.htmlSun, 04 Mar 2012 20:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Chetri shines as India retain crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=10/news=fifa-awards-further-rights-for-2015-2022-1533484.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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.

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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]]>/worldcup/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.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/worldcup/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.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[China, Jordan among convincing winners]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=china-jordan-among-convincing-winners-1479218.htmlSat, 23 Jul 2011 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian front-runners in mixed moods]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/147/676/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=League leaders across Asia were looking over their shoulders this weekend after many suffered poor results and saw the chasers narrow the gap and turn the heat up on the them at the summit.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian media laud progression]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Stern tests for Asian hopefuls]]>/worldcup/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.

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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]]>/worldcup/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.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[No change at the top as Senegal soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=5/news=change-the-top-senegal-soar-1436470.htmlWith very little action, there was minimal change on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. However, Senegal did leap into the top 50 for the first time in over two years and Afghanistan also made ground.

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Wed, 18 May 2011 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Roberts gets Nepal racing]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=5/news=roberts-gets-nepal-racing-1429332.htmlSince assuming the Nepal reins at the start of the year, former England defender Graham Roberts has impressively inspired the minnows to AFC Asian Cup qualification and a 22-place rise to 150th on the global ladder.

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Thu, 05 May 2011 08:26:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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.

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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[India reign in South Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/114/842/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=India reclaimed the South Asian Football Federation Championship with a hard-fought final victory over last year's winners, the Maldives.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=12/news=beach-soccer-lays-roots-dubai-1147298.htmlNovember 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News