<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMTWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:39:37 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Handshake for peace between India and Pakistan]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2424064/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Pakistan to tour India]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/632/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Two-year Dordoi deal for Pakistan’s Kaleem]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/608/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2277787/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Rehman: Racism stems from a lack of education]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to Zesh Rehman who, as the first British Asian to play in the English Premier League and with his own grassroots programme for disadvantaged communities, offers an interesting insight into combating discrimination.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:15:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Anti-RacismKind=Interview<![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[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[Amiri: Football brings Afghans together]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/611/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about Afghanistan hosting an international for the first time in a decade, their 3-0 victory over Pakistan, how football unites the country and their FIFA World Cup ambitions.]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:39:06 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Afghan fans abuzz over return of international football]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/413/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Aug 2013 03:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Historic week showcases Afghan football success]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2152825/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:06:21 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter expresses shock at Karachi deaths]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2150434/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:37:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[USA hold top spot, Germany stationary]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2141911/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[President sends condolences after Gaga death]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2031375/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written to the Pakistan Football Federation to express his sorrow at hearing of the sudden death of former Pakistan international forward Iftikhar Gaga.

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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:23:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Welcome progress for Pakistan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Rising 19 places to 170 in the most recent FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking, Pakistan are looking forward to the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in Kyrgyzstan later this month to rise even higher in the ranking.

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Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:06:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Speed, silverware and Walters’ woe]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[Rehman joins Hong Kong's Kitchee]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[KRL ease to title]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Jan 2012 01:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Pakistan eye regional glory]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/154/994/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With the South Asian's regional tournament set to kick off in Delhi this week, Pakistan captain Jaffar Khan hopes his side will can make a positive impression on their Indian hosts during their stay, as well as lift the title.

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Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1533484/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Records abound as history is made]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest action around the Asian leagues, with two sets of fixtures played in the Chinese Super League, late finishes in the J.League, and goals galore in the K-League.]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2013 <![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[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[Hong Kong finally qualify, champions Qatar follow]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/133/314/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Hong Kong ended a 52-year wait to reach the knockout rounds of the Asian Games after a 4-1 win over Bangladesh, while Qatar topped Group D after a 2-0 win over neighbours Kuwait.

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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Robson wins battle of former team-mates]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/133/094/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Nov 2010 13:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[English flavour to Asian Games football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Football will be a key component of the upcoming Asian Games with the 24-nation tournament to feature some of Asia's best and brightest young talent.

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Fri, 05 Nov 2010 06:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[A helping hand for Pakistan]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=1293106/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The President of the Pakistan FA has met with the FIFA President to discuss the floods that have hit the country and seek help from the football family.

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Wed, 01 Sep 2010 12:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News
<![CDATA[Blatter offers Pakistan solidarity and support]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=1286744/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has expressed his sorrow at the floods that have devastated Pakistan and vowed to help the country in a letter to its Football Association's President.

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Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=November 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
<![CDATA[Pakistan on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 May 2009 08:33:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Pakistani photog scoops prize ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/marketing/news/newsid=1040182/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 23 Mar 2009 18:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=News<![CDATA[Kicks replace stitches in Pakistan]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1005664/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:14:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Heavy blows for Asian giants]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=722162/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big wins in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2008/news/newsid=716549/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gamba Osaka came out on top of a seven-goal thriller on Wednesday while J-League champions Kashima Antlers strolled to another huge victory.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
<![CDATA[Liverpool quick on the draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=676529/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian route marked out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Asia's ups and downs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Nov 2007 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Favourites clear first hurdle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Oct 2007 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Aspirants out to preserve dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fifteen decisive first round, second leg matches will take place on Sunday as Asia takes a step towards determining its representatives in South Africa.

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Fri, 26 Oct 2007 08:30:20 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Staab relishing development role]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=585439/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Successful coach Monika Staab is currently travelling around Asia on behalf of FIFA helping to develop women's football, as she explained in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com.

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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 18:12:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News