<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 12 May 2016 07:36:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 12:39:24 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Etheridge setting Filipino sights high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=etheridge-setting-filipino-sights-high-2790423.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 07:36:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[New names making waves in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=new-names-making-waves-in-asia-2773544.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at five Asian nations with modest historical international records, who reached new highs during Russia 2019 qualifying.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Seven tickets await on decisive matchday]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=seven-tickets-await-on-decisive-matchday-2772687.htmlFIFA.com previews what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to round two in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Decisive duels await Asia's 2018 hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=decisive-duel-await-for-asia-s-2018-hopefuls-2771545.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ingreso relishing his Philippines adventure]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=1/news=ingreso-relishing-his-philippines-adventure-2755547.htmlFri, 15 Jan 2016 12:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Planning pays dividends for Philippines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=planning-pays-dividends-for-philippines-2730393.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants cruise as Jordan, China PR bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-cruise-as-jordan-china-pr-bounce-back-2676528.html
Regional favourites underlined their dominance, while Jordan and China PR bounced back on Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Asia. FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-aim-to-fight-back-as-minnows-seek-breakthrough-2674892.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Futsal goes behind bars]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=futsal-goes-behind-bars-2670862.htmlFIFA TV and FIFA.com shows.]]>Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Patino: The draw was not kind to the Philippines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=patino-the-draw-was-not-kind-to-the-philippines-2608195.htmlAzkals striker Javier Patino is making waves in the Chinese Super League,]]>Tue, 26 May 2015 02:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Money versus Manny: The Football World Predicts]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=4/news=money-versus-manny-the-football-world-predicts-2595658.htmlFIFA.com caught up with a series of footballers to hear who they're tipping to emerge victorious.]]>Fri, 01 May 2015 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Varied reactions across Asia after Russia 2018 draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=varied-reactions-across-asia-over-russia-2018-draw-2590780.htmlFIFA.com looks at the reaction to Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Asia, with coaches from across the continent providing their views on the looming campaign.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2581766.htmlSat, 04 Apr 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=hopefuls-shine-through-to-asian-finals-2581159.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2490479.htmlFIFA.com recaps some of standout remarks from the past week.]]>Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Dooley: These Azkals have teeth]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=12/news=dooley-these-azkals-have-teeth-2488005.htmlFri, 05 Dec 2014 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter joins AFC 60th anniversary celebration]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=11/news=blatter-joins-afc-60th-anniversary-celebration-2481026.htmlFIFA President Blatter and FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke visited the Philippines for the AFC 60th anniversary celebration.

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Dooley maintaining momentum for emergent Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=8/news=dooley-maintaining-momentum-for-emergent-philippines-2424518.htmlFIFA.com about building a new Azkals era, football’s rise in the nation and his unique FIFA World Cup memories.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Philippines, Palestine set up decider]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=5/news=philippines-palestine-set-up-decider-2345178.htmlWed, 28 May 2014 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Legends proud to help the Philippines]]>/sustainability/news/y=2014/m=3/news=philippines-des-paroles-des-actes-2292806.htmlA glittering array of star names was on show in Berne, parading their skills for a special cause at the city's Stade de Suisse in aid of the Philippines as part of the 11th edition of the Annual Match against Poverty.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:07:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA aids Philippines’ football renewal ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2014/m=3/news=fifa-aids-philippines-football-renewal-2292654.htmlWed, 05 Mar 2014 08:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[21,000 Swiss show solidarity with the Philippines]]>/sustainability/news/y=2014/m=3/news=000-swiss-show-solidarity-with-the-philippines-2292750.htmlTue, 04 Mar 2014 22:47:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA delegation assesses implementation of aid fund for Philippines ]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=2/news=fifa-delegation-assesses-implementation-aid-fund-for-philippines-2279764.htmlMon, 17 Feb 2014 12:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=News<![CDATA[Spain on top, Ukraine highest climber ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=12/news=spain-top-ukraine-highest-climber-2247360.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Azkals progress boosting Filipinos ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=12/news=azkals-progress-boosting-filipinos-2243315.htmlFIFA.com looks at the Philippines who have been on a steady upward trajectory over the past few years resulting in an all-time high on the FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:24:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=11/news=portugal-and-brazil-return-top-ten-2230272.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President offers assistance to Philippines]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=fifa-president-offers-assitance-philippines-2222372.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has offered his condolences to the Philippine Football Federation following Typhoon Haiyan and offered assistance should they require it.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Ray of hope for Philippine youths]]>/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ray-hope-for-philippine-youths-2175353.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the club.]]>Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Unified Philippines eye further rapid progress]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=unified-philippines-eye-further-rapid-progress-2168108.htmlFIFA.com the proud Malditas are hungry to do grow further.]]>Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=quartet-advance-asian-women-finals-2105245.htmlMon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=asian-women-begin-bid-for-canada-2082088.htmlMon, 20 May 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![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[Muller: The game is growing in the Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=1/news=muller-the-game-growing-the-philippines-1995511.htmlFIFA.com about his club career and experiences in south-east Asia.]]>Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Milestones and misfiring Africans]]>/news/y=2013/m=1/news=milestones-and-misfiring-africans-1993053.htmlAlessandro Del Piero's goalscoring heroics, Edinson Cavani and Michael Owen grabbing landmark goals and some wayward shooting in South Africa all feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![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[Singapore in fourth heaven]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=singapore-fourth-heaven-1976905.htmlThe AFF Suzuki Cup saw Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic end a successful decade-long tenure on a high as the Lions claimed a record fourth crown, while Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda again shone and Philippines continued to grow.

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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Singapore edge into final past heroic Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=singapore-edge-into-final-past-heroic-philippines-1970993.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Star duo seek to inspire emergent Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=star-duo-seek-inspire-emergent-philippines-1943948.htmlFIFA.com looks at the Younghusband brothers who are a pivotal component in the Philippines ongoing rise, while off the field their celebrity status is also growing the game’s popularity.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News