<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:15:15 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group stage kicks off with history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/262/6/index.htmlMamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca started the CAF Champions League's group stage at the weekend by securing historic firsts in the competition.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Club giants start group trek]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=club-giants-start-group-trek-2802052.htmlThe eight clubs remaining in the CAF Champions League have 19 titles between them, and they kick-off the group stage this weekend with one looking to add another trophy to the cabinet.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Rio contenders fine-tune, EURO aspirants chase glory]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=rio-contenders-fine-tune-euro-aspirants-chase-glory-2800474.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy couple of days for women's international football headlined by UEFA Women's EURO qualifiers, and nations preparing for Rio 2016.]]>Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Big boys line up for African finals]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=big-boys-line-up-for-african-finals-2800120.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2016 02:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[South Africa's penalty king set for Rio dream]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=south-africa-s-penalty-king-set-for-rio-dream-2793121.html Amaglug-glug qualified for the Rio Olympics, and he talks to FIFA.com about their dramatic qualification and their hopes in Brazil.]]>Mon, 30 May 2016 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Africans make their mark in FA Cup finals]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=africans-make-their-mark-in-fa-cup-finals-2791524.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most memorable moments and figures.]]>Thu, 19 May 2016 04:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic voyage ignites Da Gama’s dreams]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=owen-da-gama-tecnico-africa-sul-vasco-newsid-2782244-2782574.htmlA descendent of the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the South Africa coach spoke to FIFA.com about his side’s Rio 2016 opener against the hosts and his relationship with Brazil.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[A new champion and a debutant in Africa]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-champion-and-a-debutant-in-africa-2782507.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Crows crash out as group stage set]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crows-crash-out-as-group-stage-set-2781956.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African clubs line up for final eight]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/152/2/index.htmlMon, 18 Apr 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Former champions line up for group stage]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/004/6/index.htmlOnly one of eight CAF Champions League ties, which begin this weekend, does not feature a previous African champion. FIFA.com previews the knockout stage of Africa's premier club competition.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Is this the year for South African futsal?]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=is-this-the-year-for-south-african-futsal-2779436.htmlAfter many attempts to break the North African stranglehold on the continent's spots at the FIFA Futsal World Cup, a new coach has the South Africans thinking big about Colombia 2016.

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 19:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[African trio storm into Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=african-trio-storm-into-jordan-2016-2772848.htmlVeterans Nigeria and Ghana joined debutantes Cameroon in posting lopsided results in qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon qualify for Jordan 2016]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ghana-nigeria-cameroon-qualify-for-jordan-2016-2772725.htmlGhana, Nigeria and Cameroon finished as the top three sides at the CAF U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament, securing their spots at Jordan 2016.

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Progress on club licensing project continues with seminar in South Africa]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=progress-on-club-licensing-project-continues-with-seminar-in-south-afr-2771743.htmlTue, 22 Mar 2016 09:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Leagues & ClubsKind=News<![CDATA[Five things to watch in AFCON qualifying]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2771564/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com profiles the big stories ahead of this week's CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Congolese clubs keep pace]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/137/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 02:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[North Africans well placed to advance]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/085/4/index.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[20 years after the birth of Bafana]]>/news/y=2016/m=3/news=20-years-after-the-birth-of-bafana-2770232.htmlFIFA.com remembers the victorious campaign.]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:24:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Away teams find points in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/009/4/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[African favourites join the action]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/966/2/index.htmlFri, 11 Mar 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Three tickets to Jordan up for grabs in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/newsid=2769021/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[African favourites fight their way through]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=african-favourites-fight-their-way-through-2767579.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[From Europe to Africa and back]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=from-europe-to-africa-and-back-2765423.htmlFIFA.com breaks down the trend of young footballers stalled in their pursuit of European club stardom moving to Africa to gain experience, attention and potentially a return to the big leagues.]]>Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African clubs begin continental trek]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/486/2/index.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Penalties, predators and comeback kings]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=penalties-predators-and-comeback-kings-2756025.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest weekly stats review, the goalscoring feats of Messrs Suarez and Higuain feature alongside comebacks for Rennes and Orlando Pirates and a late, late equaliser from Chelsea’s veteran captain.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:52:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054.htmlTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Heroes emerge for African trio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=heroes-emerge-for-african-trio-2744557.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 06:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[South Africa grab Africa's final Rio ticket]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=south-africa-grab-africa-s-final-rio-ticket-2743717.htmlSouth Africa secured Africa's final place at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with victory after penalties against Senegal in the third-place play-off of the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Algeria to represent Africa at Rio 2016]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=nigeria-first-african-side-to-reach-rio-2016-2743116.html

Nigeria became the first African side to book their ticket to the 2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, after their CAF Africa U-23 Cup of Nations semi-final win against ten-man Senegal, while Algeria joined them shortly afterwards with a 2-0 victory over South Africa in the other semi-final.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Prince Harry helps offer Hope]]>/sustainability/news/y=2015/m=12/news=prince-harry-helps-offer-hope-2742762.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 13:18:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2742292.htmlSun, 06 Dec 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Live Your Goals continues to nurture and inspire]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=live-your-goals-continues-to-nurture-and-inspire-2741456.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 07:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2735507.htmlFIFA.com celebrates those turning a year older this week, including a South African star, a Mexican midfielder, a Manchester United and Italy full-back, a Greek hero and many more.

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Three tickets to Rio up for grabs in Africa]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=11/news=friday-subbed-three-tickets-to-rio-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2735240.htmlEight teams kick off the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations this weekend with Nigeria and Egypt expected to lead the way to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro at next summer's Olympics.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[June draw for third round of African Zone qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=june-draw-for-third-round-of-african-zone-qualifiers-2733952.htmlFIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952.htmlNigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[Nigeria head African party in Chile]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nigeria-head-african-party-in-chile-2732150.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[West African pair reaffirm status in booking PNG trip]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=west-african-pair-reaffirm-status-in-booking-png-trip-2731850.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: October 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=women-s-round-up-october-2015-2723441.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action during October highlighted by the impending retirement of the game’s greatest-ever goalscorer, plus major news from USA’s domestic league, as well as from Europe, Rio 2016 qualifying and more.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Dance, song and smiles]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=dance-song-and-smiles-2722210.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows South Africans thrilling a Chilean youngster.]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News