<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:35:00 GMTMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:44:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[North African favourites on the brink]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Africa's finest get back underway]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Following a six-week break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the CAF Champions League group stage resumes with all eight teams fighting for a spot in the semi-finals.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Esperance headline with comeback win]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/236/001/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews a crucial weekend of action in the CAF Champions League headlined by victories for former kings TP Mazembe, and Esperance in the Tunisian derby.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Esperance on the ropes]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/409/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=One of the most consistent sides in African football over the last decade, Tunisian giants Esperance slumped to their second loss to start the group stage of the continent's biggest club competition.

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Mon, 26 May 2014 17:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[African favourites feeling early pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=After only one matchday in the group stage of the CAF Champions League, some of the continent's biggest teams face vital contests this weekend in Africa's biggest club competition.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 06:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Group stage starts with shocks]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/100/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 May 2014 04:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[North Africans crowd Champions League field]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the start of the eight-team group stage of Africa's biggest club competition, which is dominated by teams north of the Sahara.]]>Fri, 16 May 2014 06:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Derbies afoot in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Sudan to host pre-Olympic qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/232/355/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[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[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[Ahly, Esperance get CAF Champions League byes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Champions Al Ahly and Tunisia's Esperance were among six clubs to be handed byes in the first round of the 2014 CAF Champions League in the draw staged in Marrakech. 

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Wanga leads Kenya to CECAFA title]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A goal in each half from captain Allan Wanga gave Kenya an emphatic 2-0 victory over Sudan in the final of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup to end the country's 11-year wait for the regional title. 

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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News
<![CDATA[Kenya, Sudan through to CECAFA final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=An early Clifton Miheso goal earned Kenya a tight 1-0 victory over Tanzania and a place in their second successive CECAFA Challenge Cup final, while Sudan beat Zambia in extra time to book their place. 

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News
<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 08 Sep 2013 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Burkina Faso, Gabon and Uganda boost hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=burkina-faso-gabon-and-uganda-boost-hopes-2110094.htmlSat, 15 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Chamanga: Brazil our next target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=chamanga-brazil-our-next-target-2063863.htmlAfter winning the 2012 CAF Cup of Nations in Gabon, the scene of Zambia's nadir 20 years ago, their forward James Chamanga tells FIFA.com that their next target is to reach their maiden FIFA World Cup finals.

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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[North Africa dominates as group stage beckons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 08 Apr 2013 01:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Drama as Ivorians advance, Setif progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/205/411/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A goal right at the death saw the unfancied Sewe San Pedro of Côte d'Ivoire survive a defeat against Al-Hilal of Sudan and progress in the CAF Champions League on away goals, while Entene Setif also make it into the last-16.

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Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639.htmlThe last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Eventful weekend for North Africa's hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-1977150.html2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Sudanese giants Hilal, Merreikh set for final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 Nov 2012 07:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Hilal want to ditch 'chokers' tag]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Nov 2012 05:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Comebacks, shocks as continental line-up set]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Cameroon crash out, Ethiopia qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Big guns facing elimination]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Statement on Sudan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=statement-sudan-1769965.htmlTue, 09 Oct 2012 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Elephants rampage, Indomitable Lions fade]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire impressed in a goalfest against Senegal, holders Zambia left a lot to do in the second leg, and four-time winners Cameroon slumped to defeat. FIFA.com reviews the latest CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Nigeria held, Sudan strike late]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=1698339/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria still have work to do if they are to return to the CAF Africa Cup of Nations after being to a 2-2 draw by Liberia in their two-leg qualifier, while Sudan beat Ethiopia 5-3 with a late double from Mohammed El Tahir.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Regional rivalries highlight last round]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Hilal, Djoliba triumph in Confederation Cup derbies]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/167/613/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sudanese side Al Hilal and Malian club Djoliba both recorded opening CAF Confederation Cup victories against neighbouring sides this weekend, beating Al Ahly and Stade Malien respectively.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Races tighten up in Nigeria, Zambia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Enugu Rangers are still top in Nigeria, but only on goal difference over Kano Pillars, while Zanaco's lead in Zambia is down to a single point as FIFA.com runs the rule over another weekend in Africa.

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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Arab teams at the Olympics]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the history of Arab nations in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament.]]>Sun, 22 Jul 2012 07:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Draw brings history for Sudan trio ]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/166/441/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The draw for the CAF Confederation Cup has produced a piece of history after Sudanese sides Al Ahly Shandy, Al Hilal and Al Merreikh were placed into Group A, the first time three compatriot teams have been pitted together.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Arab ambitions for Turkey 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u20worldcup/turkey2013/news/newsid=1663126/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at some of the sides taking part in the Arab U-20 Championship in Jordan and gauges their hopes of reaching next year's U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Comeback kids and a continental conquest ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News