<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 08 Sep 2014 14:08:00 GMTMon, 08 Sep 2014 14:44:22 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Task force on international match calendar 2018-2024 holds first meeting ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/media/newsid=2437300/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![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[Four remain as Guangzhou reign ends]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League with high-flying holders Guangzhou Evergrande undone by new boys Western Sydney, UAE’s Al Ain continuing to impress, while Al Hilal and FC Seoul remain on course for a breakthrough crown.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Gyan sends Al Ain into semis, Al Hilal through ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ain advanced to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, led by Asamoah Gyan in their 3-1 win on Tuesday, while Al Hilal survived a scare to sneak past Al Sadd 1-0 on aggregate.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Continental elite on the precipice]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action with big guns Guangzhou Evergrande and Al Ittihad having little margin for error as they jostle for passage to the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Last eight ties poised on a knife-edge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews this week’s AFC Champions League quarter-final action with all four ties remaining in the balance after a tense matchday.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Al Ain, Al Hilal strike first in quarter-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ain beat Saudi Arabia side Al Ittihad 2-0 in the United Arab Emirates to take a first leg advantage in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, while Salman al-Faraj scored for Al Hilal in the 70th minute to beat Al Sadd 1-0.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Former Asian kings eye last-four passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the resumption of hostilities in the AFC Champions League with six former continental winners lining-up in the quarter-final stage.]]>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Chico, Hernandez depart Swans for Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Spanish pair Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez have both left Swansea City for teams in Qatar, the English Premier League club has announced.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[Al Arabi move for Dejagah]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran winger Ashkan Dejagah has left Fulham for Qatari club Al Arabi after an undisclosed fee was agreed between both clubs.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Qatar Stars League 2013/2014
<![CDATA[FIFA President meets Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2407712/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani met this evening with FIFA President Blatter, who is visiting Qatar at the invitation of HH the Emir and the two discussed a wide range of topics surrounding the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Evergrande's Muriqui links with Al Sadd]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Aussies line up Belgium, UAE, Qatar matches]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/590/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA statement]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/news/newsid=2339957/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 May 2014 10:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[Former champs storm through in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 May 2014 02:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Ono delivers on farewell performance, Seoul through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Shinji Ono inspired Western Sydney Wanderers to a comeback win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima to make the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on away goals, while Seoul, Al Sadd and Al Hilal also all progressed.

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Wed, 14 May 2014 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes workers' welfare measures announced today by the State of Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/news/newsid=2338852/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 14 May 2014 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[Last-eight showdowns loom in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com preview’s this week’s AFC Champions League action with holders Guangzhou Evergrande as well as Pohang Steelers, Al Ittihad and Al Ain all well placed to claim four of the eight quarter-final tickets up for grabs.]]>Mon, 12 May 2014 03:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Qatar to reinforce grassroots football promotion ahead of 2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/grassroots/news/newsid=2336425/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 May 2014 15:32:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Old champions rise in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from around the AFC Champions League Round of 16, where four of the five former Asian champions still in the competition won their first leg matches.]]>Wed, 07 May 2014 21:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Compatriots shape up for last-16 showdowns]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the opening of the knockout stage in the AFC Champions League with the round marked by three domestic derbies for teams from Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.]]>Mon, 05 May 2014 07:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Asian giants scrape through to last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The final matchday of the AFC Champions League group stage was highlighted by hard-fought victories for some of the competition's traditional powerhouses, including Jeonbuk Motors and Al Sadd, along with holders Guangzhou Evergrande all advancing.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Elkeson puts Evergrande through, Wanderers win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![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 ™<![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 ™
<![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 ™
<![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 ™