<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Feb 2017 07:01:00 GMTFri, 24 Feb 2017 20:16:30 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Oceania contenders eye Auckland's crown]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/286/843/3/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC Champions League where Team Wellington lead a host of contenders seeking to end Auckland's City's dominance.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Passage to India on offer in Oceania]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=passage-to-india-on-offer-in-oceania-2866725.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC U-17 Championship where for the first time two tickets to the global arena are on offer to the eight aspirants.]]>Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Tense finale awaits amid tight competition]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=tense-finale-awaits-amid-tight-competition-2861821.htmlFIFA.com reviews FIFA World Cup qualifying action in Oceania during 2016 and looks ahead to what promises to be a tight race on the road to Russia 2018 amid an ever-increasing level of competition.]]>Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA announces appointment of Sarai Bareman as Chief Women’s Football Officer]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-announces-appointment-of-sarai-bareman-as-chief-women-s-football--2842567.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 16:54:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Race for India kick-started in Polynesia]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=race-for-india-kick-started-in-polynesia-2818940.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 05:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand regain crown amid broadening pyramid]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-zealand-regain-crown-amid-broadening-pyramid-2801358.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 2016 OFC Nations Cup won by New Zealand for a record fifth time, but a tournament that will long be remembered as evidence of the increased depth and quality across the Pacific.]]>Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[PNG, New Caledonia complete semi line-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=png-new-caledonia-complete-semi-line-up-2800055.htmlSun, 05 Jun 2016 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Holders deny hosts as Samoa bow out]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=holders-deny-hosts-as-samoa-bow-out-2799207.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Holders get going, hosts hang on]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=holders-get-rolling-hosts-hang-on-2793100.htmlSun, 29 May 2016 12:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Oceanian contenders ready themselves in hunt for glory]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=oceania-contenders-ready-themselves-in-hunt-for-glory-2792660.htmlFIFA.com previews the Oceania Nations Cup where eight nations are chasing a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, this in a tournament which doubles as qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Fri, 27 May 2016 07:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Defiant Auckland City maintain hegemony]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/254/8/index.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 07:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Oceanian dozen set for Champions League charge]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/016/5/index.htmlThu, 07 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Samoa’s Kiwi complete Oceania line-up]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/320/1/index.htmlMon, 01 Feb 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Perfect five for Kiwis]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=perfect-five-for-kiwis-2756695.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 06:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[A platform for further development in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=a-platform-for-further-development-in-oceania-2756119.htmlOceania’s first FIFA Women’s Football Regional Development Seminar in 2005 was held in Cook Islands, and now ten years on, the same Polynesian nation is hosting another event that will be crucial to furthering the women’s game throughout the region.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Huge hearts and big ambitions kick-off Oceania’s journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=huge-hearts-and-big-ambitions-kick-off-oceania-s-journey-2747856.htmlFIFA.com reports on an exciting start to Oceania's Russia 2018 journey during 2015 and looks ahead to what lies in story for the Pacific's elite nations.]]>Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Faaiuaso, Samoa’s ageless all-rounder]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=faaiuaso-samoa-s-ageless-all-rounder-2723495.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 12:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[New Zealand dominate to reach PNG in style]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=new-zealand-dominate-to-reach-png-in-style-2710957.htmlMon, 12 Oct 2015 08:44:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Germany up to second, Spain back in top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=germany-up-to-second-spain-back-in-top-ten-2702884.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb as USA stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=korea-dpr-climb-as-usa-stay-top-2695985.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Samoan success amid tears and cheers in Tonga]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=samoan-success-amid-tears-and-cheers-in-tonga-2675596.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the matches.]]>Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Samoa survive dramatic finale to progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=samoa-survive-tense-finale-2675519.htmlFri, 04 Sep 2015 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All to play for after more historic results]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=all-to-play-for-after-more-historic-results-2674970.htmlWed, 02 Sep 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[History-making Cook Islands and Samoa open brightly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=history-making-cook-islands-and-samoa-open-brightly-2674199.htmlFIFA.com reviews the start of Stage 1.]]>Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Long road to glory begins with a small step]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=long-road-to-glory-begins-with-a-small-step-2673733.htmlFIFA.com previews the first round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Oceania, which begins with a four-team competition taking place in Tonga with just one ticket to Round 2 on offer for the four hopefuls.]]>Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Can anyone topple the Kiwis?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=can-anyone-topple-the-kiwis-2667591.htmlSat, 25 Jul 2015 18:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Oceanian legacy key to coaching workshop ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=oceanian-legacy-key-to-coaching-workshop-2621311.htmlFIFA.com reports from a regional workshop in Auckland that saw coaches from each of the OFC member associations analyse and learn from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup.]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Lucky seven for Auckland amid growing rivalry]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/259/462/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the recent OFC Champions League where two weeks of intense competition were marked by tight matches and numerous high-quality contests, before holders Auckland City eventually prevailed to maintain their continental dominance.]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Oceania aspirants eye Auckland’s crown]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/160/4/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the OFC Champions League where a host of debutants and newly-strengthened familiar faces are aiming to end the four-year hegemony of New Zealand’s Auckland City.]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Solomon Islands champs complete Oceania line-up]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/252/319/5/index.htmlThu, 12 Feb 2015 06:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Hard-won success for New Zealand as gap closes]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=hard-won-success-for-new-zealand-as-gap-closes-2512278.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Full set on the starting blocks for Oceania’s Chile charge]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=full-set-on-the-starting-blocks-for-oceania-s-chile-charge-2505145.htmlMon, 12 Jan 2015 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Samoa side top Polynesian quartet]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=10/news=samoa-side-take-polynesia-honours-2456284.htmlMon, 13 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Island nations edge closer to Auckland benchmark]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/115/5/index.htmlMon, 19 May 2014 10:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Last four line up in Oceania]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/232/168/6/index.htmlMon, 21 Apr 2014 04:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Blatter shares in Samoa's sadness]]>/news/y=2014/m=4/news=blatter-shares-samoa-sadness-2316875.htmlWed, 09 Apr 2014 17:08:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Oceania contenders on the starting blocks]]>/live-scores/ofcchampionsleague/news/newsid/231/472/4/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the tournament.]]>Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=OFC Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Road to Oceanian glory laid out]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=2/news=road-oceanian-glory-laid-out-2275908.htmlFri, 07 Feb 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA['Live Your Goals' in January]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=2/news=live-your-goals-january-2274292.htmlFIFA.com reviews the 'LYG' programme at the start of 2014.]]>Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Tahiti lead Oceania's breakthrough year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=12/news=tahiti-lead-breakthrough-year-for-oceania-2250643.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a historic year for Oceanian football as Tahiti firstly competed at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 before welcoming the world by hosting the region’s first FIFA tournament.]]>Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Magic and milestones on Oceania journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=magic-and-milestones-oceania-journey-2227009.htmlFIFA.com reviews Oceania's two-year FIFA World Cup™ odyssey which produced numerous historic moments and no little emotion.]]>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dual goal for women’s football in Samoa]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=10/news=dual-goal-for-women-football-samoa-2207153.htmlMon, 28 Oct 2013 06:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Building for further Oceania sand-based success]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=building-for-further-oceania-sand-based-success-2182737.htmlMon, 30 Sep 2013 08:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Siblings who went their separate ways ]]>/news/y=2013/m=9/news=siblings-who-went-their-separate-ways-2182037.htmlThere have been several cases of siblings choosing to represent different countries in football, and FIFA.com takes a look at a few examples of this phenomenon from past and present. 

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:22:58 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Off The BallKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA and OFC define development priorities]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-and-ofc-define-development-priorities-2174572.htmlMon, 16 Sep 2013 14:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Goal projects boost Samoa]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=8/news=goal-project-boost-for-samoa-2157665.htmlMon, 26 Aug 2013 11:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Development boost for the women’s game in Oceania]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=5/news=development-boost-for-the-women-game-oceania-2079572.htmlWed, 15 May 2013 06:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Cahill: My passion is as strong as ever]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=cahill-passion-strong-ever-2057869.htmlFIFA.com about his international career, the Socceroos' Brazil 2014 ambitions, new life in New York, giving back to the game and how a Samoan heritage shaped his personality.]]>Mon, 15 Apr 2013 02:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[New route opens up for Oceania aspirants]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=new-route-opens-for-oceania-aspirants-2050295.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming OFC Champions League season which boasts a new format as eight clubs, led by reigning champions Auckland City, bid for Oceanian club supremacy.]]>Fri, 29 Mar 2013 05:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News