<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Oct 2014 17:16:00 GMTMon, 13 Oct 2014 18:44:05 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Suarez brace leads Uruguay past Oman]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Luis Suarez scored a brace and Jonathan Rodriguez added another as Uruguay defeated Oman 3-0 in Sohar in an international friendly.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Uruguay held in Suarez return, Japan edge Jamaica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In Friday's early international friendlies, Japan edged Jamaica 1-0 on a 16th-minute own goal, United Arab Emirates held Australia to a goalless draw in Abu Dhabi, Costa Rica outgunned Oman 4-3 and Saudi Arabia drew 1-1 with Uruguay on Luis Suarez's international return.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2454646/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![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[Socceroos, Japan hoping to avoid Korea]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With Korea Republic in Pot 2 of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup draw, hosts Australia and 2011 champions Japan will be keen to avoid Hong Myung-Bo's side during what is expected to be an extravagant ceremony at Sydney's Opera House on Wednesday.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Oman's Gulf glee]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back five years to the first Gulf Cup triumph of Oman, who overcame poor early showings to prevail against favourites Saudi Arabia in the 2009 final.]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Top 25 unchanged, Egypt climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2261545/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:06:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Quartet prevail amid Asian excitement]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=quartet-prevail-amid-asian-excitement-2219337.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian Zone qualifiers for Brazil 2014, which ended with Australia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic marching onwards to represent the continent.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Five reach Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uzbekistan, Qatar, Oman, Iran and Kuwait stormed into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but China hit a stumbling block and face a tough final game to decide their fate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[UAE opens arms to western Asian coaches]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=2206785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Oman spoil Stange's opening gambit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Trio progress as duo set up play-off meeting]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=trio-progress-duo-set-play-off-meeting-2112290.htmlTue, 18 Jun 2013 19:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Arab stars shining in Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look back at the Arab stars who made an impression in Europe's top leagues this season, with a UEFA Europa League semi-finalist and an English FA Cup winner among them.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2013 12:36:17 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Spor Toto Süper Lig 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Japan reach Brazil as Oman, Iran prevail ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=japan-reach-brazil-oman-iran-prevail-2102290.htmlAFC held four FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers Tuesday which saw Japan become the first team to join Brazil in next year's event, while Iran and Oman earned hard-fought 1-0 results and Korea Repbulic scored late to end 1-1 with Lebanon.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Oman beat Iraq to eye historic World Cup berth]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=oman-beat-iraq-eye-historic-world-cup-berth-2102532.htmlAfter beating Iraq 1-0 Tuesday in Muscat, Oman now sit second in Group B in AFC qualifying, keeping the dream of reaching their first FIFA World Cup™ alive with the final qualifier in two weeks time away to Jordan.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[All on the line in Asia as Japan eye Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=all-the-line-asia-japan-eye-brazil-2097366.htmlMon, 03 Jun 2013 06:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Zaccheroni keen for home qualification]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=zaccheroni-keen-for-japan-qualify-home-2096968.htmlJapan coach Alberto Zaccheroni spoke to FIFA.com ahead of the Samurai Blue's FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Australia to discuss his team's qualifying campaign and his time with Japan so far.

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Sun, 02 Jun 2013 07:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Ahmed: I'm always ready to serve Iraq]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=ahmed-always-ready-serve-iraq-2088983.html FIFA.com about his international career and Iraq's hopes of reaching Brazil 2014.]]>Thu, 30 May 2013 14:09:03 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[New stars rise on Asian scene]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at a handful of young stars who are making an ever-increasing impact in Asian football at both club and international level.]]>Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites drop points as underdogs shine ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-drop-points-underdogs-shine-2047525.htmlTue, 26 Mar 2013 17:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Australia battle back for Oman draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=australia-battle-back-for-oman-draw-2047566.htmlTue, 26 Mar 2013 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Aussies host Oman in pivotal match-up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=aussies-host-oman-pivotal-match-2047385.htmlTue, 26 Mar 2013 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Early progression in Japan's sights]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=early-progression-japan-sights-2044504.htmlSun, 24 Mar 2013 13:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Cahill boost for Socceroos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=cahill-boost-for-socceroos-2029434.htmlWed, 13 Mar 2013 00:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar trio head up Asian contenders]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Asian giants face challenge in Doha]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Qatari capital Doha is set to host the AFC qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013, as teams hope for one of the three tickets to the event in September. FIFA.com previews the qualifiers.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[A new chapter for UAE]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Gulf Cup came to a spectacular close as UAE triumphed over Iraq in a 2-1 extra-time victory. FIFA.com reviews the tournament which saw Mehdi Ali's side finish as the region's premier outfit.

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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan cruise as giants flounder]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=japan-cruise-giants-flounder-1977092.htmlWed, 26 Dec 2012 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Syrians reign supreme in West Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the highlights of the seventh edition of the WAFF Championship, and turns the spotlight on some of the teams that made their mark, most notably Syria who defied the odds to be crowned regional kings.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:48:00 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[Victories excite Asian media]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=11/news=victories-excite-asian-media-1906548.htmlFIFA.com collects all of the reaction and comments from around Asia following the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers to take place across the region.]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Trio celebrate as Iran stumble ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=11/news=trio-celebrate-iran-stumble-1900251.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2012 20:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Okazaki nicks Japan win in Oman]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=11/news=okazaki-nicks-japan-win-oman-1900115.htmlGoals from Hiroshi Kiyotake and Shinji Okazaki earned Japan a 2-1 victory away to Oman that left them in a very strong position to reach Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![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[Familiar foes reunite in Asian showdowns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=11/news=familiar-foes-reunite-asian-showdowns-1889500.htmlFIFA.com previews Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers in Asia as the final round reaches beyond the midway point, with a crucial matchday highlighted by Iran hosting Uzbekistan, and Japan travelling to Oman.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Zaccheroni untroubled by Kagawa absence]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=11/news=zaccheroni-untroubled-kagawa-absence-1839442.htmlWith their FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Oman on the horizon, Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has dismissed fears that they will struggle without injured Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

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Mon, 05 Nov 2012 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Pick of the qualifying Tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=pick-the-qualifying-tweets-1787492.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2012 16:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asian press reflect on crucial results]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=asian-press-reflect-crucial-results-1787085.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2012 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Strugglers taste first wins in Asia ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=strugglers-taste-first-wins-asia-1786313.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2012 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Oman hold off Jordan for crucial victory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=oman-hold-off-jordan-for-crucial-victory-1785977.htmlOman, who began the day bottom of Group B, survived a late onslaught from Jordan to win 2-1 and revivify their hopes of reaching Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Familiar foes take centre stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=familiar-foes-take-centre-stage-1785333.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2012 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Former champions handed tough draws]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/174/853/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=China PR, Iraq, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have been grouped together in AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifying, while Iran will join Kuwait, Thailand and Lebanon in another tough pool.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Uzbekistan youngsters create history]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17worldcup/uae2013/news/newsid=1747663/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Japan aim to 'grow' by battling giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=japan-aim-grow-battling-giants-1746004.htmlJapan coach Alberto Zaccheroni believes upcoming friendlies against France and Brazil will show the Blue Samurai the way to go as he dreams of presenting them as serious contenders at the 2014 Worl]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 11:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone