<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTThu, 14 Jan 2016 08:49:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Zahoui: Niger are building with young stars]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=zahoui-niger-are-building-with-young-stars-2668598.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 06:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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[A new African champion leads the way to Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=a-new-african-champion-leads-the-way-to-chile-2535369.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 03:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[African teens chase ticket to Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=african-teens-chase-ticket-to-chile-2523948.htmlFri, 13 Feb 2015 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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[July's Live Your Goals activities]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=8/news=july-live-your-goals-activities-2146277.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the initiative’s latest activities in July.]]>Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/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[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/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[Super Eagles soar all the way to Brazil]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=super-eagles-soar-all-the-way-brazil-2010112.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from a fascinating 23 days in South Africa.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Maazou: We’ll give Ghana a run for their money]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=maazou-give-ghana-run-for-their-money-1996205.htmlMena's first-ever CAF Africa Cup of Nations point and looks ahead to Monday's showdown with the Black Stars.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Badu: We respect every team but fear none]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=badu-respect-every-team-but-fear-none-1995854.htmlWith two man of the match awards already in the bag at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is hoping to keep Ghana moving towards their first continental trophy in over three decades.

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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Fireworks sure to light up Africa]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=fireworks-sure-light-africa-1987127.htmlFri, 18 Jan 2013 07:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=the-afcon-numbers-1985424.htmlWed, 16 Jan 2013 17:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/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[Rohr: We have no stars, only team spirit]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=rohr-have-stars-only-team-spirit-1964658.htmlFIFA.com that the first match at next month's CAF Africa Cup of Nations against Mali will be vital as his unheralded team hunt success against the continent's elite, on the back of team unity and character.]]>Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![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[Comebacks, shocks as continental line-up set]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=comebacks-shocks-continental-line-set-1785266.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Big guns facing elimination]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=big-guns-facing-elimination-1783149.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Elephants rampage, Indomitable Lions fade]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=elephants-rampage-indomitable-lions-fade-1698372.htmlCôte d'Ivoire impressed in a goalfest against Senegal, holders Zambia left a lot to do in the second leg, and four-time winners Cameroon slumped to defeat. FIFA.com reviews the latest CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Regional rivalries highlight last round]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=regional-rivalries-highlight-last-round-1696300.htmlFri, 07 Sep 2012 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Giants drop points on the road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/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[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/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[Zambian joy ends emotional tournament]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Feb 2012 04:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Who will win the Cup of Nations?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/157/152/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know which country you think will win the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2012]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2012 03:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[A showpiece rich on talent and thrills ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[The Cup of Nations in numbers ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Shocks sprung in 2011]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at the teams who have caused major surprises this past year, including American Samoa, Uruguay, the Japanese women, Al-Sadd and Basel.]]>Sat, 31 Dec 2011 04:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Year in Numbers]]>/news/y=2011/m=12/news=the-year-numbers-1561925.html FIFA.com looks back at some of the eye-catching stats behind the year's biggest events and achievements in the world of football. ]]>Wed, 28 Dec 2011 02:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Shots, sensations and smashed records ]]>/news/y=2011/m=10/news=shots-sensations-and-smashed-records-1526194.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[All to play for on Africa’s final weekend]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Oct 2011 08:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Youth building on Colombian education]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the stars from Colombia 2011 who have seen their careers change for the better after playing well at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2013/2014
<![CDATA[The emerging stars of Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks at 11 of the players who have grabbed the spotlight during qualifying for Gabon/Equatorial Guinea 2012 and are being tipped to do the same during the African Zone preliminaries for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[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