<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 06 Apr 2014 11:25:00 GMTWed, 09 Apr 2014 19:40:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com ​takes a look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays, with a FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper, a combative French midfielder and a Swiss schemer all celebrating this week.

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2313785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Holders Ahly stunned as north Africa shines]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Five teams from the Mediterranean region advanced to the eight-team group stage in the CAF Champions League, but two-time defending champions Al Ahly were unable to get past their Libyan namesakes.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Powerful trio eye comebacks in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Big boys struggle on the road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Tough trips ahead for African favourites]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/230/070/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Egyptian giants scrape through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Although Al Ahly and Zamalek advanced to the next round of Africa's biggest club competition by the slimmest of margins, Nigerian and Ghanaian clubs were among the round's losers.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Raja, Enyimba crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Neymar stars in Brazil win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Neymar scored a hat-trick as Brazil ended a run of narrow victories over South Africa by cruising to a 5-0 triumph at Soccer City stadium in Soweto. 

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[Favourites stumble out of the gate]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Australia to face South Africa in Brazil send-off]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Young Africans upset Ahly, Esperance win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[African giants enter the fray]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[SuperSport sign star Zimbabwe goalkeeper Chigova ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=ABSA Premiership 2013/2014<![CDATA[Pillars toppled, Chiefs, Raja coast]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Vermezovic to coach Orlando Pirates]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=south-africa-premiership-2000000053/news/newsid/227/872/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=ABSA Premiership 2013/2014<![CDATA[Blatter honours 'greatest humanitarian' Madiba]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2267829/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:34:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana make it three on the trot]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Top 25 unchanged, Egypt climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2261545/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:06:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Finishing line nears for Canada 2014 hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014<![CDATA[Kaizer Chiefs edge blunt Arrows to top table]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2247244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[ Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Polokwane City sub makes instant impact]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/224/155/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 08 Dec 2013 22:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[In quotes: Mandela and football]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2239872/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at what one of the world's great leaders said about football, and what those involved in the world's game thought of Madiba.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:28:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Madiba and football: A mutual love affair]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2239884/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Madiba's colossal contribution, more keenly felt than within the global football family.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter hails 'extraordinary' Mandela]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2239874/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:36:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA launches 2014 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/media/newsid=2239771/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The 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[Final Draws in photos]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2238273/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=News<![CDATA[South Africa welcomes back the Trophy]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/organisation/trophy-tour/news/newsid=2231388/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour today touches down in South Africa, host of the 2010 tournament, on the final leg of the Trophy's journey around Africa.

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Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Trophy Tour Kind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In our regular Sunday featurewe look ahead to a week in football birthdays, including four 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa stars in Aaron Mokoena, Bruno Alves, Alvaro Pereira and Nigel de Jong.

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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Déjà vu amid African drama]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Del Bosque rues loss, Zuma hails Bafana]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain to assess Valdes injury]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Goalkeeper Victor Valdes will undergo further tests to determine the extent of the calf injury he suffered in Spain's shock friendly defeat against South Africa.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=NewsTournament=Friendly
<![CDATA[South Africa shock Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=La Roja won the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.]]>Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=FriendliesKind=NewsTournament=Friendly<![CDATA[Yingli Solar provide energy for Football for Hope Centres in South Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2226047/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=EnvironmentKind=News<![CDATA[Upbeat South Africa plot downfall of Spain]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Nov 2013 01:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[2010 Legacy Trust shows promising results]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=2222953/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:03:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[The spirit of 2010 is alive in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2222860/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:02:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![CDATA[Ahly overcome all obstacles to reach Morocco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Injured Costa ruled out of Spain friendlies]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has strained a muscle in his right thigh, ruling him out of his first friendlies with Spain, according to a club statement. 

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Super eight for Al Ahly as they outlast Pirates]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up the finale to the CAF Champions League as Egyptian giants Al Ahly beat South Africa's Orlando Pirates 3-1 on aggregate to win yet another continental crown and secure passage to the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[Al Ahly beat Pirates, head to Morocco]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt's Al Ahly saw off Orlando Pirates to win the CAF Champions League and book a place at the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco. Mohamed Aboutrika and Ahmed Abdel-Zaher scored in the second leg to give them a 2-0 win.

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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 10 Nov 2013 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[One game to glory in Cairo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Nov 2013 04:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[20 Centres: A real success story]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2218395/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:02:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![CDATA[President mourns South African duo ]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2217895/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:23:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Late goal throws lifeline to Pirates]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 04 Nov 2013 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Claudio Ranieri compares coaching in his homeland to jumping from the sky, Vincenzo Montella ridicules a valuation of one of his stars, and Arsene Wenger on the player he feels is better than Messi and Ronaldo.

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Sat, 02 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Gritty Pirates hold Ahly in first leg]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Home team Orlando Pirates grabbed a dramatic late equaliser through Thabo Matlaba in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final against Al Ahly. 

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Sat, 02 Nov 2013 21:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013