<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:15:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group stage kicks off with history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/262/6/index.htmlMamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca started the CAF Champions League's group stage at the weekend by securing historic firsts in the competition.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Club giants start group trek]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=club-giants-start-group-trek-2802052.htmlThe eight clubs remaining in the CAF Champions League have 19 titles between them, and they kick-off the group stage this weekend with one looking to add another trophy to the cabinet.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Football says goodbye to Nigeria's Big Boss]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=football-says-goodbye-to-nigeria-s-big-boss-2800477.htmlTributes from around the footballing world have poured in for Stephen Keshi, after his tragic and sudden passing at the age of 54.

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Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:01:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2800018.htmlA Brazilian stopper, a Polish legend, an Argentinian stalwart and a USA hotshot all feature in our weekly round-up of birthdays from the world of football.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Coaches preparing for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=coaches-preparing-for-jordan-2016-2793715.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Draw sets the scene for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=draw-sets-the-scene-for-jordan-2016-2793129.htmlFollowing a great deal of anticipation and expectation, the shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 has been revealed at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre in central Amman.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 16:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Relive the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 draw]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=relive-fifa-u17-womens-world-cup-jordan-2016-draw-2792788.htmlRelive the official draw ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, which took place in Amman.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Stars align for centurion Yobo]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=stars-align-for-centurion-yobo-2792758.htmlA long-time Nigeria and Everton stalwart, Joseph Yobo's testimonial took place on Friday night and many stars of African football turned up to honour the Super Eagles legend.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 15:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Africans make their mark in FA Cup finals]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=africans-make-their-mark-in-fa-cup-finals-2791524.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most memorable moments and figures.]]>Thu, 19 May 2016 04:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Remembering Yekini]]>/news/y=2012/m=5/news=yekini-unforgettable-celebration-1628761.htmlWed, 04 May 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Oshoala: I want to be an inspiration to others]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=oshoala-i-want-to-be-an-inspiration-to-others-2783407.htmlA veteran of two FIFA U-20 Women's World Cups, Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala feels a strong connection to FIFA’s youth competitions. Now a veteran of the senior FIFA Women's World Cup, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to the Nigeria international to hear about her progress from the youth level to the biggest stage in women's football.

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Crows crash out as group stage set]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crows-crash-out-as-group-stage-set-2781956.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Amokachi: I want to open the door for African coaches in Europe]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=amokachi-i-want-to-open-the-door-for-african-coaches-in-europe-2781297.html FIFA.com about his first managerial role in Europe, adapting to life in Finland since leaving Nigeria and his memories of winning Olympic gold at Atlanta 1996.]]>Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2781290.htmlFIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Claudio Ranieri gives insight into some motivational talk, Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to his hat-trick performance against Wolfsburg, Pele considers coming out of retirement to bring Brazil the one world title they're missing and much more.]]>Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Holders stumble in Morocco, Al Ahly held]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/060/2/index.htmlDefending CAF Champions League champions TP Mazembe of Congo DR were the biggest casualties of the first leg of the final round of home-and-away ties before the eight-team group phase.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[African trio storm into Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=african-trio-storm-into-jordan-2016-2772848.htmlVeterans Nigeria and Ghana joined debutantes Cameroon in posting lopsided results in qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon qualify for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ghana-nigeria-cameroon-qualify-for-jordan-2016-2772725.htmlGhana, Nigeria and Cameroon finished as the top three sides at the CAF U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament, securing their spots at Jordan 2016.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Five things to watch in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=five-things-to-watch-in-afcon-qualifying-2771564.htmlFIFA.com profiles the big stories ahead of this week's CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Congolese clubs keep pace]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/137/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 02:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[North Africans well placed to advance]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/085/4/index.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Intriguing groups drawn for PNG 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=intriguing-groups-drawn-for-png-2016-2770353.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 18:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016<![CDATA[RELIVE: U-20 Women's World Cup draw]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=u-20-women-s-world-cup-draw-to-be-streamed-live-2770348.htmlThe final draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea was held in Zurich on Thursday 17 March and streamed live on FIFA.com and on FIFA's YouTube channel.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Away teams find points in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/009/4/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[African favourites join the action]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/966/2/index.htmlFri, 11 Mar 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Amuneke: Nigeria can repeat 1996 heroics]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=3/news=amuneke-nigeria-can-repeat-1996-heroics-2769007.htmlEmmanuel Amuneke speaks to FIFA.com about the 1996 Men's Olympic Tournament, when the Nigerian 'Dream Team' beat Brazil and Argentina in back-to-back thrillers to become the first African team to win a gold medal.]]>Tue, 08 Mar 2016 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Three tickets to Jordan up for grabs in Africa]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=three-tickets-to-jordan-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2769021.htmlTue, 08 Mar 2016 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[African favourites fight their way through]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=african-favourites-fight-their-way-through-2767579.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2767306.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature we preview the week's upcoming footballing birthdays as a Belgian Red Devil with three FIFA World Cups under his belt, a German champions at Brazil 2014 and a member of A Seleção all celebrating.

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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[African clubs begin continental trek]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/486/2/index.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Africans use CHAN to stake their claim]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=africans-use-chan-to-stake-their-claim-2764491.htmlMon, 08 Feb 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Osimhen to join Wolfsburg in 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=osimhen-to-join-wolfsburg-in-2017-2757343.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ighalo: Actions are more important than words]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=1/news=ighalo-actions-are-more-important-than-words-2755948.htmlFIFA.com talks to Watford's striking sensation Odion Ighalo, who is not only one of the breakout stars of the English Premier League season, but also a charitable inspiration in his native Nigeria.]]>Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2755723.htmlSun, 17 Jan 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2747951.htmlSun, 27 Dec 2015 10:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2746713.htmlWe look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays in our regular feature, with an Argentinian centre-back, a German tactician and an Ivorian champion all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:21:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Heroes emerge for African trio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=heroes-emerge-for-african-trio-2744557.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 06:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Nigeria, Algeria to represent Africa at Rio 2016]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=nigeria-first-african-side-to-reach-rio-2016-2743116.html

Nigeria became the first African side to book their ticket to the 2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, after their CAF Africa U-23 Cup of Nations semi-final win against ten-man Senegal, while Algeria joined them shortly afterwards with a 2-0 victory over South Africa in the other semi-final.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: November 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=women-s-round-up-november-2015-2735877.html FIFA.com rounds up the biggest news in women's football over the past month.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Three tickets to Rio up for grabs in Africa]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=11/news=friday-subbed-three-tickets-to-rio-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2735240.htmlEight teams kick off the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations this weekend with Nigeria and Egypt expected to lead the way to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro at next summer's Olympics.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[At the start of Nigeria's U-17 love affair]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=at-the-start-of-nigeria-s-u-17-love-affair-2734146.htmlThirty years after winning the first event of its kind, the Golden Eaglets again claimed the youngest FIFA World Cup in Chile this month. FIFA.com talks to stars of the 1985 team about the link between the two teams and the country's success at the age group.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[June draw for third round of African Zone qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=june-draw-for-third-round-of-african-zone-qualifiers-2733952.htmlFIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)