<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 19 Sep 2016 06:34:00 GMTMon, 19 Sep 2016 06:46:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Familiar look to African beach finals]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=familiar-look-to-african-beach-finals-2835019.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Drama to the end in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=drama-to-the-end-in-afcon-qualifying-2830719.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[African hopefuls head to the beach]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=african-group-head-to-the-beach-2823477.htmlQualifying for next year's CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations gets underway this weekend with Senegal and Madagascar trying to defend their spots at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for men's medal matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-men-s-medal-matches-2822878.htmlThe match officials for the medal matches of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with Iranian referee Alireza Faghani taking charge of the final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana stunned in preliminary qualifying]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-ghana-stunned-in-preliminary-qualifying-2819134.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Senegal’s golden game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=senegal-s-golden-game-2811871.htmlFIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. Our latest photograph shows Henri Camara striking gold for Senegal at Korea/Japan 2002.

 

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Koulibaly focuses on World Cup glory after tumultuous year]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=koulibaly-the-start-of-a-beautiful-story-2810555.htmlFIFA.com about a run of success with Senegal, his time with Napoli and standing up to racism in football.]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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[Ba excels as EURO & Copa records fall]]>/news/y=2016/m=6/news=ba-excels-as-euro-copa-records-fall-2803025.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Fatma Samoura starts in office focusing on governance and diversity]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=fatma-samoura-starts-in-office-focusing-on-governance-and-diversity-2802781.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 16:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Secretary GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Old rivalry, new continent]]>/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/280/241/8/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back at this old rivalry on a different continent.]]>Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![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[Saints, strikers and a first touch]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=saints-strikers-and-a-first-touch-2791398.html Scoring records evaporating in Naples, Paris and Prague feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an unlikely outfit’s relentless improvement and a fairytale start to a professional career.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 05:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura appointed FIFA Secretary General ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fatma-samba-diouf-samoura-appointed-fifa-secretary-general-2790885.htmlFri, 13 May 2016 16:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Secretary GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2016<![CDATA[Camara, Senegal's own Solskjaer]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=camara-senegal-s-own-solskjaer-2769887.htmlWe speak to Montpellier and Senegal forward Souleymane Camara about his career, which has often seen him make a big impact off the substitutes' bench.

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 13:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Melting-pot Angers take Ligue 1 by storm]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=melting-pot-angers-take-ligue-1-by-storm-2769409.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016<![CDATA[Diagne blazes a trail with Les Bleus]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=diagne-blazes-a-trail-with-les-bleus-2765374.htmlFIFA.com looks back 85 years to the colourful Raoul Diagne becoming the first black player to turn out for France's national team.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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[Three tickets to Rio up for grabs in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Eight 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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![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[Ba: African qualifying is full of surprises]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=ba-african-qualifying-is-full-of-surprises-2723393.htmlFIFA.com caught up with former Chelsea striker and Senegalese international Demba Ba, who is enjoying a new lease of life with Shanghai Shenhua, to discuss his country's chances on the road to Russia 2018, discovering the cultural gap in China PR and much more.]]>Wed, 04 Nov 2015 05:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=i-m-forever-blowing-bubbles-2670241.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows what happy Hammers do.]]>Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Goalkeepers, the first line of attack]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=goalkeepers-the-first-line-of-attack-2664616.htmlFIFA.com hears from some of the top keepers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA TSG member Ross Ongaro on why this position has become as important in attack as in defence.]]>Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Portugal, Japan win through to quarters]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portugal-japan-win-through-to-quarters-2664082.htmlHosts Portugal put on a show in Espinho against Argentina, while Japan edged Senegal. FIFA.com reviews day five at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015. 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Japan hold off Senegal fightback to progress]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318410/match-report.htmlJapan saw off Senegal 4-3 in Group A's final match to progress to the knockout stages along with hosts Portugal, sending the African side home despite a spirited late fightback. 

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[N'Diaye: I can't remember any saves]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=n-diaye-i-can-t-remember-any-of-the-saves-2663413.htmlFIFA.com ​caught up with one of Senegal's heroes, goalkeeper Al Seyni N'Diaye, after he helped his country to a remarkable come-from-behind 6-5 victory over hosts Portugal.]]>Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[European duo through as hosts trip up]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=european-duo-through-as-hosts-trip-up-2663277.htmlWe review all the action from day three in Espinho as the first two sides, Italy and Switzerland, booked their place in the last eight of the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Senegal comeback stuns hosts]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318411/match-report.htmlSenegal have recorded the upset of the tournament so far after scoring four times in the final period to defeat hosts Portugal with a 6-5 win to give them real hope of reaching the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup quarters.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Portuguese party as stars shine on and off the pitch]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=portuguese-party-as-stars-shine-on-and-off-the-pitch-2662475.htmlA fantastic atmosphere awaited the teams in the Praia da Baia Stadium in Espinho as the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 got underway. Around 3,500 fans packed into the stands and they got what they wanted – a Portuguese victory over Japan in the Group A opener.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Argentina see off spirited Senegal]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/matches/round=273823/match=300318414/match-report.htmlThu, 09 Jul 2015 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Favourites, shocks and stars]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=favourites-shocks-and-stars-2661737.htmlFIFA.com answers those questions and more.]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[The Beach Soccer World Cup in numbers]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-beach-soccer-world-cup-in-numbers-2661529.htmlFIFA.com has picked out eight numbers from the tournament's history books ahead of the big kick-off on 9 July.]]>Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Friends, fun and finesse whet the appetite]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=friends-fun-and-finesse-whet-the-appetite-2661074.htmlJust days before the big kick-off on 9 July, fans flocked to the Praia da Baia stadium in Espinho to cheer on players and celebrities in a game between Madjer’s friends and Vitor Baia’s friends.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Beach Soccer: a quick guide to the key rules ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=beach-soccer-a-quick-guide-to-the-key-rules-2660486.htmlFIFA.com highlights a few of the game's key rules and regulations.]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Star-studded team lists revealed]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=star-studded-team-lists-revealed-2660346.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Senegalese scholar set to lead Beach Lions]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=senegalese-scholar-set-to-lead-beach-lions-2653216.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=6/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2651913.htmlSun, 21 Jun 2015 10:15:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[New Zealand 2015 in numbers ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=new-zealand-2015-in-numbers-2651593.htmlSat, 20 Jun 2015 23:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Ecstasy in Auckland as Serbia make history ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=ecstasy-in-auckland-as-serbia-make-history-2651306.htmlSat, 20 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Traore, Mali's golden talisman]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=traore-mali-s-golden-talisman-2651510.htmlFIFA.com.]]>Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015