<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 28 Jan 2016 17:24:00 GMTThu, 28 Jan 2016 17:40:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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)
<![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[Ikeme: Everyone's singing on the Nigeria bus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ikeme-everyone-s-singing-on-the-nigeria-bus-2732053.htmlFIFA.com, Nigeria's No1 Carl Ikeme talks about succeeding the legendary Vincent Enyeama, feeling like the new kid at school and getting back to his roots.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2732985.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with a Portuguese winger, a Swedish legend and an Argentinian FIFA World Cup winner are among those celebrating in the coming days.

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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:56:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets and a golden oldie]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=golden-eaglets-and-a-golden-oldie-2731942.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 07:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[West African pair reaffirm status in booking PNG trip]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=west-african-pair-reaffirm-status-in-booking-png-trip-2731850.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Traore: Massively encouraging for Malian football]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=le-reve-brise-de-traore-2731558-2731582.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Mali’s Boubacar Traore, who could not hide his disappointment at ending up on the losing side in the showpiece match of Chile 2015.]]>Mon, 09 Nov 2015 03:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Osimhen and Nigeria the big winners ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=osimhen-and-nigeria-the-big-winners-2731560.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Nwakali passing on the armband]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nwakali-passing-on-the-armband-2731556.htmlWe spoke to adidas Golden Ball winner at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Nigeria captain Kelechi Nwakali, fresh from winning the final and making a young boy’s day with a heartwarming gesture of kindness.

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Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Superior Nigerians cap enthralling competition]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=superior-nigerians-cap-enthralling-competition-2731564.htmlMon, 09 Nov 2015 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets retain their crown]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271773/match=300298386/match-report.htmlSun, 08 Nov 2015 23:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ghana and Nigeria book places in PNG]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ghana-and-nigeria-book-places-in-png-2731265.htmlGhana and Nigeria will represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, defeating Ethiopia and South Africa in the third round of African qualifiers.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 18:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Oliver getting the best advice]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=oliver-getting-the-best-advice-2731077.htmlMichael Oliver, referee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup final between Mali and Nigeria, talks to FIFA.com ahead of the match about his time in Chile and the advice he has received from his father, a former professional referee, and Howard Webb.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Dante, Nwakali respond to #AskTheCaptains]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=dante-nwakali-respond-to-askthecaptains-2731117.htmlWith the climax of Chile 2015 upon us, we turned to Twitter for questions as the captains of finalists Mali and Nigeria, Abdoul Dante and Kelechi Nwakali, were quizzed by fans ahead of the Vina Del Mar showdown.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Time on Okwonkwo’s side]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=time-on-okwonkwo-s-side-2730855.htmlNigeria forward Orji Okwonkwo spoke to FIFA.com ahead of his side’s FIFA U-17 World Cup final showdown against Mali about biding his time, his semi-final wonder-goal, and what an all-African final means to the continent.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Cortes rekindles memories of Maradona & Messi]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=cortes-rekindles-memories-of-maradona-messi-2730721.htmlFIFA.com about the wonder goal that provided some consolation for Mexico in their 4-2 semi-final defeat to Nigeria at the U-17 World Cup.]]>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Mali, Nigeria set up all-African decider]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mali-nigeria-set-up-all-african-decider-2730711.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 04:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Nigeria edge thriller to set up all-African final]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271777/match=300298391/match-report.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[No distractions for single-minded Zamudio]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=no-distractions-for-single-minded-zamudio-2730431.htmlMexico U-17 forward Claudio Zamudio talks to FIFA.com about the side working without distractions, his time in Chile so far and the remarkable semi-final clash against Nigeria in prospect.

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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The team within a team]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=the-team-within-a-team-2730354.htmlFIFA.com about the friendship and rivalry that comes with vying for the No1 spot.]]>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[FIFA launches new '11 rules to prevent doping' education initiative]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-launches-new-11-rules-to-prevent-doping-education-initiative-2723534.htmlFIFA are launching a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of doping, releasing posters explaining '11 rules to prevent doping in football' targeted at all levels of football across its Member Associations.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Brazil take heart in defeat]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=brazil-take-heart-in-defeat-2729629.htmlFIFA.com after his team exited the U-17 World Cup with a 3-0 defeat to reigning champions Nigeria.]]>Mon, 02 Nov 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Unforgiving Africans advance]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=unforgiving-africans-advance-2729579.htmlFIFA.com reviews the day of the first quarter-finals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with African duo Nigeria and Mali advancing to the last-four on a day where profligacy was punished and defensive solidity maintained.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Golden Eaglets soar into semi]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271779/match=300298405/match-report.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Lesson learned for Lincoln]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=lesson-learned-for-lincoln-2729301.htmlSun, 01 Nov 2015 12:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Hair-raising encounters in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=hair-raising-encounters-in-chile-2723499.html​FIFA.com takes a look at some of the more weird and wonderful haircuts at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with some of the most talented youngsters in the world making a statement with their hair as well as with their feet.

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Dedicated Nwakali eyes more family glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=dedicated-nwakali-eyes-more-family-glory-2723600.htmlSat, 31 Oct 2015 11:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Former champions reign as hosts depart]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=former-champions-reign-as-hosts-depart-2722882.htmlFormer champions Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria rolled back the years by emerging victorious in their respective FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 matches, and they were joined by Belgium in completing the first half of Chile 2015's quarter-finalists.

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Osimhen leads imperious champs past Aussies]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271781/match=300298407/match-report.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Osimhen living up to his promise]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=osimhen-living-up-to-his-promise-2722549.htmlNigeria forward Victor Osimhen had a certain amount of pressure on his shoulders as he arrived for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, but with four goals in three matches, it seems he has had no problem living up to the lofty expectations in Chile.

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 04:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[All-action Moro gets his reward]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=all-action-moro-gets-his-reward-2721294.htmlSat, 24 Oct 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Vina vintage and captain-led comebacks]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=vina-vintage-and-captain-led-comebacks-2721261.htmlBrazil and Croatia joined Korea Republic and Nigeria in the Round of 16, with hosts Chile facing an anxious wait to see the ranking of third-placed sides finalised on Sunday.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 02:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Croatia come from behind to seal place in Round of 16 ]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298361/match-report.htmlSat, 24 Oct 2015 01:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Quickfire Chukwueze takes Oranje inspiration]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=quickfire-chukwueze-sets-nigeria-on-the-way-2719809.htmlFIFA.com ​spoke to Nigerian dynamo Samuel Chukwueze after his all-action performance against Chile that saw the Golden Eaglets win 5-1 and progress to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16.

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Korea Republic advance on day of firsts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=nigeria-korea-republic-advance-on-day-of-firsts-2719796.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 05:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015