<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 21 Apr 2014 08:19:00 GMTMon, 21 Apr 2014 08:38:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Make-or-break for Asian heavyweights]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the final group-stage matchday in the AFC Champions League with much still to be decided, and a host of big name clubs - led by holders Guangzhou Evergrande - facing a tense scrap for qualification.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Sextet book progression in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![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[Last 16 beckons in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the penultimate group-stage action in the AFC Champions League with a host of former champions, led by holders Guangzhou Evergrande, aiming to secure early progression.]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[FIFA opens tender for UK media rights to 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™ ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2314305/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Goals and surprises galore in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Ulsan streak ended, Mariners go top]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![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=Asian Nations Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Chinese, UAE sides take centre stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Supporters of Chinese and United Arab Emirates clubs in the AFC Champions League were delighted on Matchday 3, as sides from both countries remained unbeaten. ​FIFA.com ​reviews the action.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Guangzhou top, Forlan opens Cerezo account]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[FIFA and BWI discuss Qatar labour rights and working conditions]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/media/newsid=2298994/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Leaders eye back-to-back wins ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Jeonbuk Motors' visit to Guangzhou Evergrande highlights the 2014 AFC Champions League Matchday 3 match-ups set to take place midweek as other sides look to gain further control of their group. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Algerian Belmadi named Qatar coach]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algerian Djamel Belmadi was named coach of Qatar on Sunday, replacing Fahad Thani who has been put in charge of the nation's Olympic squad. Belmadi guided Qatari side Lekhwiya to two league titles in 2011 and 2012.

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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites rally to rekindle hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the results in detail.]]>Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Diamanti rescues point, first win for Wanderers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Familiar foes reunited in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the midweek 2014 AFC Champions League action that promises several mouthwatering match-ups between historic rivals, including Al Ain's visit to Al Ittihad and Buriram United taking on Pohang United.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![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[FIFA meets FIFPro on Qatar labour rights]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/media/newsid=2293005/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Blatter and FIFA Executive Committee member Dr Theo Zwanziger welcomed FIFPro representatives and player Zahir Belounis to the Home of FIFA in Zurich to discuss matters related to labour rights in Qatar.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[Favourites draw first blood]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from the first matchday. ]]>Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Shandong held, Seoul coast past Mariners]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Old champs aim to begin with a bang ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Juninho Pernambucano retires]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA requests update on working conditions in Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/media/newsid=2267511/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in Qatar shall provide FIFA by 12 February 2014 with a detailed report on the improvement of working conditions in Qatar. 

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=DestinationKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA launches 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-launches-2014-fifa-world-cup-legacy-trust-2239771.htmlThe FIFA Executive Committee held its final meeting of the year in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia (Brazil). They announced the 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust and hosts for a number of future FIFA tournaments.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[AFC unveils Champions League makeover]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/223/002/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes European Parliament resolution on working conditions in Qatar ]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2227524/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=DestinationKind=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[Fair working conditions with a lasting effect must be introduced quickly in Qatar ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/media/newsid=2227055/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=DestinationKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![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[Blatter: Qatar 2022 won't clash with Winter Olympics]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2221313/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter joined Managing Director of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani at a press conference in Doha, Qatar to discuss the potential date of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ and workers' welfare.

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Sat, 09 Nov 2013 16:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![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[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2190697/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Quartet seal historic semi spots]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the quarter-final action.]]>Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:34:47 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Semi spots at stake in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Youngsters boosting Guangzhou's hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com hears from the Zhang Linpeng, Zheng Long, Elkeson and Kim Young-Gwon, four young players who are hoping to help propel Guangzhou Evergrande towards the AFC Champions League semi-finals.]]>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Guangzhou shine as Saudi duo draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Conca carries Guangzhou, Al Shabab draw away]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Last-eight showdowns loom large in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Lisandro makes move to Al-Gharafa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lyon striker Lisandro Lopez has officially joined Qatari side Al-Gharafa after spending four seasons with the Ligue 1 club. 

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Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Lisandro Lopez nears Qatari move, Ujfalusi returns home]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lyon's Argentinian forward Lisandro Lopez has been released to sign with Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa while retired Czech international defender Tomas Ujfalusi has returned home to play for Sparta Prague. 

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Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Ambitious Guangzhou eye continental glory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Staab: Qatar 2022 will boost women’s football in Arab world]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/women/news/newsid=2139713/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the social and footballing progress made by the women’s game in west Asia, the opportunities offered by the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar and more.]]>Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women's football pioneers honoured by IOC]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:43:07 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President congratulates new Emir of Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2119124/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:16:13 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Cap collectors, goal blitzes & pass masters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a goal spree in Tashkent and the Spanish U-21s’ magnificent ball retention.]]>Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:35:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=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[Trio book passage to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=iran-korea-republic-australia-book-passage-brazil-2112272.htmlAustralia downed Iraq 1-0 to qualify for Brazil 2014, while Iran edged Korea Republic 1-0 to get to Brazil, though Korea Republic also qualified on goal differential despite Uzbekistan's 5-1 win over Qatar.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![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[Iran win as Qatar's qualification hopes sink]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=iran-win-end-qatar-qualification-hopes-2102612.htmlIran are another step closer to qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ with a 1-0 win over Qatar, which also sees the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts on the brink of elimination.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:14:00 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