<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 30 Apr 2014 09:41:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 04:32:19 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Regenass: Our programmes have evolved]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2323606/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA Director of Member Associations and Development Thierry Regenass talks exclusively to FIFA.com about the implementation and enforcement of development regulations and the evolution of FIFA's assistance programmes.

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Somalia praises FIFA for ‘keeping football alive’ ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2323922/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:25:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA celebrates first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=2314269/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:56:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=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[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[FIFA invests USD 200 million in football development in 2013]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2247063/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[How football helps Somalia]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2189479/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest Video of the Week, we show how football is now an important source of hope in Somalia after years of unrest and a civil war that cost many lives.]]>Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/goalprogramme/news/newsid=2167539/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Somalis aiming high after historic FIFA course ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2154237/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports from Somalia where hopes are high for the nation's ongoing football development after Mogadishu hosted its first FIFA development course since 1986.]]>Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=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[Blatter shocked by Dheere Hussein passing]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=1673121/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:28:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714.htmlThu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Blatter sends condolences to Somalia]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=1611053/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:59:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter sends condolences to Somalia]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=1562350/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:59:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Ethiopia hit Somalia for five to progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=ethiopia-hit-somalia-for-five-progress-1543986.htmlOmod Okwury scored within in five minutes, and two goals each from Shimeles Belkele and Getaneh Kebede completed a 5-0 win for Ethiopia over Somalia in the second leg of their first round qualifier for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![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[Somalia, Ethiopia play out stalemate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=somalia-ethiopia-play-out-stalemate-1541857.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2011 15:24:00 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[Expectations thrown in African whirlwind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Somalia stages Football for Peace tournament ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1513357/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:21:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Senegal and Burkina Faso were the big winners over the weekend as the pair booked passage to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, but seven groups remain up for grabs with one qualifying round to go.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![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[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/150/259/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Sep 2011 06:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Humanitarian crisis in Somalia: FIFA donates USD 1 million in aid relief]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1490912/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:05:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=International Co-opeKind=Release<![CDATA[Mosimane: Attitude and emotion key factors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=mosimane-attitude-and-emotion-key-factors-1485914.htmlPitso Mosimane, South Africa coach.]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Rising neighbours look to test Bafana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=rising-neighbours-look-test-bafana-1484236.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2011 10:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[FIFA shocked at Somalia explosions]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=1386449/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written to the Somali Football Federation to express his deep condolences over the suicide explosions which killed one of the country’s top footballers and injured two others.

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Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:19:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Somalia championship restarts in Mogadishu]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African journalists train for the FIFA World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=1208152/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As 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[Somali U-17s claim Kenyan scalp]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/119/987/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Somalia completed a major upset in qualifying for the CAF U-17 Championship by drawing 0-0 with Kenya to seal a shock 3-1 aggregate win. 

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Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Somali refs follow coaches’ lead]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=1185621/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Five months on from a training course for Somalia’s coaches in Djibouti, FIFA welcomed their referees back for a course designed to hone their skills.

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Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Drogba named Africa's best]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Côte d'Ivoire and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been crowned African Player of the Year for 2009 ahead of Michael Essien and Samuel Eto'o.

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Fri, 12 Mar 2010 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[The preliminaries in numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With the South Africa 2010 field now completed, FIFA.com looks at the stories behind the numbers from a record-breaking qualifying phase.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Historic day for Somalia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=1132360/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA has always regarded football as a source of hope and peace, and last month dream became reality for nearly 30 Somali coaches.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Little movement at the top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=1/news=little-movement-the-top-992796.htmlWed, 14 Jan 2009 09:13:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Farah Addo dies]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=954502/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Former CAF vice-president Farah Weheliye Addo passed away on Wednesday 19 November 2008 in Egypt, at the age of 73.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2008 18:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=920094/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Somalia win stadium reconstruction]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=836309/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Somalia is the latest country to benefit from FIFA's 'Win in Africa with Africa' project, with reconstruction work set to begin on its oldest stadium.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Africans prepare for take-off]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With 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[Drama at the Draw]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=A thrilling Preliminary Draw to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa took place in Durban today, with 170 teams discovering their tasks.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Africa, the realm of surprises]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=644014/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Nov 2007 17:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Djibouti snatch surprise place]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=639606/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=African minnows Djibouti won their first-ever international, undoing Somalia 1-0 to seize a place in the Preliminary Draw for South Africa 2010.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Aboutrika: the toast of Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/638/839/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ahly fans came out in force to ensure that Mohamed Aboutrika dominated FIFA.com's latest Have Your Say topic on Africa's best player.

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Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:39:32 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Minnows head upstream ]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=637285/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Nov 2007 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Who is the best African player?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/636/708/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Ghana race enters final straight]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/confederationscup/southafrica2009/news/newsid=589792/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The lineup for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations will become clearer this weekend when qualifying concludes in all but two of the 12 groups.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009
<![CDATA[African pair pull out of qualifying race]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=589289/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=São Tomé e Príncipe and the Central African Republic will not be taking part in the African qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM.

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Thu, 06 Sep 2007 14:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™