<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2316770/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Legends proud to help the Philippines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A 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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2292654/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[21,000 Swiss show solidarity with the Philippines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:47:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA delegation assesses implementation of aid fund for Philippines ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/news/newsid=2279764/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=News<![CDATA[Philippines hire ex-USA captain Dooley]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/227/605/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Former USA captain Thomas Dooley was named head coach of the Philippines' national team on Friday on a one-year contract, vowing to boost the profile of football in the island nation. 

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Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Spain on top, Ukraine highest climber ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2247360/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Azkals progress boosting Filipinos ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2230272/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President offers assistance to Philippines]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2222372/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2175353/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2105245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/199/551/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Alessandro 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/099/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[South-east Asian rivals hunt final berth]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:27:00 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[Star duo seek to inspire emergent Philippines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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<![CDATA[South-east Asia's finest take centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the AFF Suzuki Cup which commences this weekend with the biannual south-east Asian tournament typically promising large fervent crowds and high tempo football.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ambitious Azkals target regional glory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com examines the south-east Asian nation's timely rise ahead of the looming AFF Suzuki Cup.]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2012 06:27:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Argentina climb third, Italy and Russia rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1847063/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Futsal behind Filipino bars]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/futsal/news/newsid=1788429/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA TV and FIFA.com shows.]]>Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal go third as Colombia fly into top ten]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1713508/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Thai events educate and excite]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=1713399/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Weiss: Philippines fans take my breath away]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/162/096/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the incredible passion for the Philippines national team, the influence of their overseas-based players, and his belief that his team will soon challenge the best sides in Asia.]]>Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay reach all-time high, Asian trio soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1613382/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:03:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Messis and Ronaldos of 1912 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/news/newsid=1604977/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com travels back in time to look at some of the individual players who were thrilling football supporters a century ago.
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Sat, 24 Mar 2012 00:58:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News
<![CDATA[Hard-won redemption for Korea DPR]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action from Asia’s second-tier tournament that was also marked by the emergence of Palestine and Philippines.]]>Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Barça’s Filipino hero, 100 years on]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com pays tribute to Barcelona legend Paulino Alcantara and looks back on his contribution to the club's early history.]]>Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Malaysia maintain regional supremacy]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/154/605/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:23:00 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[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-prevail-asian-qualifiers-1482296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[China score six, Saudis hit five]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=china-score-six-saudis-hit-five-1482192.htmlAsia's big guns in the preliminary qualification for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ saw their names make it into Saturday's Preliminary Draw with big wins as Saudi Arabia and China scored five and six apiece.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls in do or die deciders]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-hopefuls-die-deciders-1479874.htmlAsia's second round of qualifiers reaching a climax today, with no fewer than 30 sides battling it out on the road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. You can follow the action live on FIFA.com.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-favourites-draw-first-blood-1479456.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, which saw the traditional favourites take an advantage over their underdog opponents.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Thirty hopefuls begin road to round three]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=thirty-hopefuls-begin-road-round-three-1478636.htmlSome intriguing second round, first legs are in store, with Kuwait-Philippines, Qatar-Vietnam, Singapore-Malaysia and United Arab Emirates-India catching the eye.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Philippines out to scale new heights]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=philippines-out-scale-new-heights-1473706.htmlPhilippines coach Michael Weiss says the odds may be stacked against his side in their upcoming preliminary qualifier with Kuwait but, full of optimism after beating Sri Lanka 5-1, they may have a chance.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 09 Jul 2011 03:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Asian media laud progression]]>/asia/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-media-laud-progression-1468836.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the reaction in the media to the results so far.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites progress as stars shine]]>/asia/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]]>/asia/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]]>/asia/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[Vietnam convince on preliminary road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=vietnam-convince-preliminary-road-1464808.htmlWed, 29 Jun 2011 21:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™