<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 13 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMTFri, 18 May 2018 17:23:27 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[History and milestones mark Asia’s road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=history-and-milestones-mark-asia-s-road-to-france-2879510.htmlFIFA.com reviews a landmark round of FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ qualifiers in Asia where there were several debutants and at least one major casualty.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The road to France starts here]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-road-to-france-starts-here-2878437.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers, which marks the beginning of the continent's long journey to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye France 2019 berths]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-eye-france-2019-berths-2863965.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Teo: We’re taking baby steps]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=teo-we-re-taking-baby-steps-2779123.htmlJulie Teo, Director of Women's and Grassroots Football at the Football Association of Singapore, discusses the upcoming Liver Your Goals events in her country and the growth of women's football.

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 11:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Seven tickets await on decisive matchday]]>/worldcup/news/seven-tickets-await-on-decisive-matchday-2772687FIFA.com previews what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to round two in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mohun kick-off long road to Asian glory]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=1/news=mohun-kick-off-long-road-to-asian-glory-2757252.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 01:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791With the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326Guam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433FIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=hopefuls-shine-through-to-asian-finals-2581159.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[FIFA implements worldwide football stakeholder registration programme]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-implements-worldwide-football-stakeholder-registration-programme-2511703.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News<![CDATA[Football turf maintenance seminar in Singapore]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=12/news=football-turf-maintenance-seminar-in-singapore-2489363.htmlTue, 16 Dec 2014 09:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Pitch & EquipmentKind=News<![CDATA[Auckland aim to make most of maiden OFC President's Cup]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=11/news=auckland-aim-to-make-most-of-maiden-ofc-president-s-cup-2475689.htmlMon, 17 Nov 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Regional seminars cover turf care techniques]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=10/news=regional-seminars-cover-turf-care-techniques-2460337.htmlAs FIFA continues to help install Football Turf around the globe, there is also the requirement to help maintain them too, which is why regular maintenance seminars are held to help Member Associations.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=Football Technology Section=Football TurfKind=News
<![CDATA[Avramovic: I have faith in Myanmar]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=avramovic-have-faith-myanmar-2303827.htmlFIFA.com about his goals for his new team in 2014, their busy schedule ahead and his previous successes in southeast Asia.]]>Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=drama-iraq-china-earn-passage-2292910.htmlFIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A skipper, a strategist & a speedy sending off]]>/news/y=2014/m=3/news=skipper-strategist-speedy-sending-off-2292783.htmlFIFA.com's weekly review, which also includes goalscoring feats by Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Duric, a red card for Domenico Berardi and a landmark for Carles Puyol.]]>Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:38:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Thai talents rock the region]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=12/news=thai-talents-rock-the-region-2249267.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Men's Football Tournament of the 2013 SEA Games, which saw a host of young players emerge and Thailand crowed champions. ]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Standing alone in the Premier League 100]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=11/news=standing-alone-the-premier-league-100-2230574.htmlFIFA.com chats with four players who are all the sole representatives of their nation on one of club football's biggest stages.]]>Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[A tale of two living fossils]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=11/news=tale-two-living-fossils-2229325.htmlFIFA.com profiles their age-defying form and chats to the Tampines Rovers striker about his success and the future.]]>Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Runs, red cards and striking stalwarts ]]>/news/y=2013/m=8/news=runs-red-cards-and-striking-stalwarts-2158237.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:32:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Singapore dream fuels journeyman Stange]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=8/news=journeyman-stange-intent-realising-singapore-dream-2149725.htmlFIFA.com about his fascinating football journey, history of success with nations on the up and dreams of taking the ambitious Lions to the next level.]]>Fri, 09 Aug 2013 01:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Duric: Lions must learn Asian lessons ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=duric-lions-must-learn-asian-lessons-2008759.htmlFri, 08 Feb 2013 10:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=asian-favourites-open-brightly-2002681.htmlThu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=journey-asian-glory-opens-with-key-match-ups-2001270.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Singapore in fourth heaven]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=singapore-fourth-heaven-1976905.htmlThe AFF Suzuki Cup saw Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic end a successful decade-long tenure on a high as the Lions claimed a record fourth crown, while Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda again shone and Philippines continued to grow.

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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Shahril: We want to rewrite history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=shahril-want-rewrite-history-1975476.htmlFIFA.com his experienced and unified Lions side are determined to make history by becoming the first nation to win the AFF Suzuki Cup four times.]]>Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Singapore edge into final past heroic Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=singapore-edge-into-final-past-heroic-philippines-1970993.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[South-east Asia's finest take centre stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=south-east-asia-finest-take-centre-stage-1940551.htmlFIFA.com previews the AFF Suzuki Cup which commences this weekend with the biannual south-east Asian tournament typically promising large fervent crowds and high tempo football.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.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[Sendai, Al Fath assume pole positions]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=9/news=sendai-fath-assume-pole-positions-1694257.htmlMon, 03 Sep 2012 08:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Contrasting emotions for Asian giants]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=6/news=contrasting-emotions-for-asian-giants-1655224.htmlMon, 25 Jun 2012 08:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Mixed fortunes for leaders in the east]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=6/news=mixed-fortunes-for-leaders-the-east-1651635.htmlMon, 18 Jun 2012 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bepe: I want to win a title with Indonesia]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=6/news=bepe-want-win-title-with-indonesia-1648391.htmlFIFA.com about his boyhood idols, overseas experiences, life at Persija Jakarta, desire to win something with his country and love of cooking.]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ten left standing as Saudis, Bahrain fall]]>/worldcup/news/ten-left-standing-saudis-bahrain-fall-1591826Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls face moment of truth ]]>/worldcup/news/asian-hopefuls-face-moment-truth-1590848Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia's top guns ready to fire]]>/worldcup/news/asia-top-guns-ready-fire-1589112Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Surprises, stumbles and goals galore]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=2/news=surprises-stumbles-and-goals-galore-1586750.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly review also takes a look at continental action in Oceania.]]>Mon, 20 Feb 2012 06:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Zico: Iraq can beat anyone]]>/worldcup/news/zico-iraq-can-beat-anyone-1574360FIFA.com how his side overcame early doubts to qualify for the final round of Asian Zone qualifiers - and why they can take the next step by qualifying for Brazil 2014.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Eaton: Let’s do something about match-fixing]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=1/news=eaton-let-something-about-match-fixing-1563796.htmlFIFA.com speaks to Chris Eaton, FIFA’s Head of Security, about the scale of the match-fixing problem across the globe, the new measures the organisation is taking to combat it, and its targets.]]>Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Long-rangers and a league of nations]]>/news/y=2011/m=11/news=long-rangers-and-league-nations-1549605.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:47:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Malaysia maintain regional supremacy]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=11/news=malaysia-maintain-regional-supremacy-1546058.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Kashiwa edge closer, silverware polished]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=11/news=kashiwa-edge-closer-silverware-polished-1545651.htmlFIFA.com reviews a potentially pivotal weekend for Kashiwa Reysol, another Brisbane Roar landmark, and new names etched on silverware in China and Singapore.]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=J-League Division 1 2013 <![CDATA[Four spots left in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/four-spots-left-asia-1543138Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone