<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:57:17 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Nigeria triumph, South Africa, Zambia held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Nigeria made a winning start, Zimbabwe created an upset, and South Africa and Zambia were held at home as the first matchday of CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying continued Saturday.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[African giants look to make winning starts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=CAN 2017 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Unlikely Islanders crash African beach party]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=unlikely-islanders-crash-african-beach-party-2592220.htmlMon, 20 Apr 2015 01:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[Senegal, Madagascar book Portugal 2015 tickets]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=senegal-madagascar-book-portugal-2015-tickets-2591861.htmlSenegal and Madagascar claimed their tickets for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 when they won their respective semi-final matches at the CAF Beach Soccer Championship in Seychelles. 

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015
<![CDATA[Beach challengers hit the Seychelles]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=beach-challengers-hit-the-seychelles-2590271.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 03:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[North Africa impress early]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Tshireletso boosts Botswana, Uganda on target]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/682/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=valcke-will-help-africa-improve-2313785.htmlThu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=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[Hosts slam doors in AFCON preliminaries]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Surprises continue in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Mar 2012 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=first-roll-the-dice-for-african-hopefuls-1540248.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa sets off on road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-sets-off-road-brazil-1539913.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2011 07:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Jean Louis: Seychelles on track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=jean-louis-seychelles-track-1535689.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2011 07:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Niger edge closer, Uganda stumble]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Niger edged closer to qualifying for next year's CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a win over South Africa, while Uganda lost to Angola and Nigeria beat Madagascar.

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Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Burkinabe through, Egypt crash out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Burkina Faso booked their place at the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, while defending champions Egypt crashed out to Sierra Leone.

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Sat, 03 Sep 2011 21:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Seychelles making historic waves]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=8/news=seychelles-making-historic-waves-1502486.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2011 09:11:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Super Eagles favoured to soar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=super-eagles-favoured-soar-1484271.htmlWith Malawi drawn alongside two qualifiers, of which Namibia and Kenya look favourites, heavy-hitters Nigeria will fancy their chances in Group F, but a lacklustre record against minnows means they can't relax.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African journalists train for the FIFA World Cup]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=5/news=african-journalists-train-for-the-fifa-world-cup-1208152.htmlAs part of a programme run by the AFP Foundation and financed by FIFA, some 270 African sports journalists, editors and photographers attended a training programme which concluded on 5 May 2010.

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Mon, 10 May 2010 19:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>/sustainability/news/y=2008/m=10/news=culture-foot-solidaire-protecting-youth-920094.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Joy and pain in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=joy-and-pain-africa-910476.htmlMon, 13 Oct 2008 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big names make no mistake]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=big-names-make-mistake-908176.html Senegal were the only major side to fall as Round Three of the African qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa entered the final straight.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Fairy tale endings still open]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=fairy-tale-endings-still-open-905403.htmlFri, 10 Oct 2008 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=all-play-for-africa-904754.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cameroon make the cut]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=cameroon-make-the-cut-873462.html Cameroon made sure of their place in the final phase of African qualifying for South Africa 2010, while Burkina Faso drew with Tunisia.

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Sat, 06 Sep 2008 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Varied rewards for victors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=varied-rewards-for-victors-872469.html A penultimate matchday rich on entertainment has been shy on draws so far, but there were different rewards for the teams claiming three points.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2008 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[African hopefuls on the brink]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=african-hopefuls-the-brink-871257.html In the second half of FIFA.com's preview of this weekend's African qualifiers for South Africa 2010, we look ahead to the action in Groups 7 to 12.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2008 02:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Burkina Faso setting breakneck pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=burkina-faso-setting-breakneck-pace-815731.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2008 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[No stopping Nigeria]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=stopping-nigeria-812337.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2008 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Shock leaders aim to keep hold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=shock-leaders-aim-keep-hold-808791.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2008 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tough day for Africa's big guns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=tough-day-for-africa-big-guns-802607.htmlEgypt, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon, Angola and Mali all dropped precious points this Saturday on the road to South Africa 2010.

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Sat, 14 Jun 2008 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Bafana lose as Ivorians draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=bafana-lose-ivorians-draw-801619.html]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2008 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big guns look to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=big-guns-look-bounce-back-800306.htmlFri, 13 Jun 2008 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big guns fire in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=big-guns-fire-africa-794431.htmlThere were no major surprises on Saturday as Africa's traditional superpowers swept the board in the latest round of qualifiers for South Africa 2010.

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Sat, 07 Jun 2008 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Tunisia back on track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=tunisia-back-track-794044.htmlTunisia bounced back from last week's loss to take a 2-0 win over Seychelles, while Kenya, Egypt and Algeria also took full points.


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Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Dangerous ground for favourites ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Jun 2008 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tunisia stunned, big guns sweat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=tunisia-stunned-big-guns-sweat-786178.htmlBurkina Faso had the only shock of the day's 11 qualifiers when they beat Tunisia 2-1, while some of Africa's leading lights had close calls.

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Sun, 01 Jun 2008 21:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Pretenders take aim in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=pretenders-take-aim-africa-782958.htmlFri, 30 May 2008 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Africans prepare for take-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=africans-prepare-for-take-off-779420.htmlWith the continental qualifiers for South Africa 2010 fast approaching, African sides have been fine-tuning their preparations at home and abroad.

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Tue, 27 May 2008 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/703/720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Be it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[African road becoming clearer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=12/news=african-road-becoming-clearer-660497.htmlFollowing the draw for the South Africa 2010 preliminary competition, FIFA has confirmed the dates and format of the qualifying matchdays.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Carthage Eagles expected to soar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=carthage-eagles-expected-soar-646477.htmlTunisia will face Burkina Faso, Burundi and Seychelles, with only Burkina's Stallions looking capable of giving them a run for their money.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™