<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 23 Sep 2014 09:16:00 GMTTue, 23 Sep 2014 10:41:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Sri Lanka building for long-term success]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/301/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee imposes lifetime ban on Vernon Manilal Fernando]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2193037/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Following a two-day hearing in Zurich, the FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to impose a lifetime ban on Vernon Manilal Fernando from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level.


 

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:53:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Afghanistan stuns India to win SAFF title]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/217/252/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Pakistan appoint Shamlan after Bahrain stint]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/215/639/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Pakistan appointed Bahrain's Mohammed Shamlan as their new coach ahead of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF). 

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[USA hold top spot, Germany stationary]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2141911/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee member banned for eight years]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2066368/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee has banned FIFA Executive Committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando from taking part in any kind of football-related activity for a period of eight years.

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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:38:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Rodrigo: I want to change the mentality from war to sports]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/news/newsid=2063634/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his intense desire to popularise football in Sri Lanka and see the national team thrive.]]>Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:15:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AssociationsKind=News<![CDATA[Asians soar as Colombia go outright sixth]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2029807/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee member provisionally banned]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2028355/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Ratnam crowned in Sri Lanka]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/159/135/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 29 Feb 2012 02:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Chetri shines as India retain crown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1533484/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Favourites progress as stars shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-progress-stars-shine-1467720.htmlThe first round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil has been completed, seeing a barrel-load of goals scored around Asia, with the likes of big-guns Vietnam being joined by first-time qualifiers Philippines.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Stern tests for Asian hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=stern-tests-for-asian-hopefuls-1466177.htmlThe chance to mix with Asia's big guns is up for grabs this weekend, with 16 of the continent's minnows battling it out in the second legs of the preliminary qualifying round.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Preliminary journey kicks off in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=preliminary-journey-kicks-off-asia-1464834.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action.]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Vietnam convince on preliminary road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=vietnam-convince-preliminary-road-1464808.htmlWed, 29 Jun 2011 21:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Sixteen hopefuls embark on Brazil path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=sixteen-hopefuls-embark-brazil-path-1463106.htmlAsia's lowest-ranked teams are set to begin continental qualifying for the 2014 tournament, with Sri Lanka-Philippines, Bangladesh-Pakistan and Malaysia-Chinese Taipei among the most appetising matches on the menu.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931.htmlThe AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asian Cup raises $333,000 for flood victims]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/137/240/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sales of tickets for the AFC Asian Cup semi-finals has raised $333,000 in aid for the flood victims in Australia, Sri Lanka and Thailand following the decision made by the Asian Football Confederation and the Qatar FA.

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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian Cup ticket sales pledged to flood fund]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/137/073/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=All ticket revenue from the AFC Asian Cup semi-finals on Tuesday will be donated to help flood victims in Australia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, organisers have announced.

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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 08:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Getting serious about Beach Soccer]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/beachsoccer/news/newsid=1319878/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=All you need for an informal game of beach soccer is a ball and some sand. But the global development and promotion of this fast-growing sport requires a little more forward planning…

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Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:02:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[India reign in South Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/114/842/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=India reclaimed the South Asian Football Federation Championship with a hard-fought final victory over last year's winners, the Maldives.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=November 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Matured India retain Nehru Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 01 Sep 2009 10:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Kyrgyzstan end Sri Lanka hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 28 Aug 2009 17:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Bhutia keeps India hopes alive]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= Captain Baichung Bhutia scored as India remained in contention to reach the Nehru Cup final thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Kyrgyzstan. 

 

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Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Boost for Asian duo]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:48:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FUTURO III aids Sri Lankan progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=1093997/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Shukry passes 500 mark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= FIFA.com pays tribute to Sri Lankan user Shukry, the first person to write over 500 comments since the website was relaunched on 1 June 2007.

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Fri, 22 May 2009 16:51:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=StaticKind=News
<![CDATA[Pakistan on the move]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 May 2009 08:33:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Heavy blows for Asian giants]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=722162/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big wins in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2008/news/newsid=716549/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Gamba Osaka came out on top of a seven-goal thriller on Wednesday while J-League champions Kashima Antlers strolled to another huge victory.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2008
<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/682/680/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Planet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Asian route marked out]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Asia's ups and downs]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Nov 2007 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Favourites clear first hurdle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Oct 2007 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Aspirants out to preserve dream]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fifteen decisive first round, second leg matches will take place on Sunday as Asia takes a step towards determining its representatives in South Africa.

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Fri, 26 Oct 2007 08:30:20 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Traditional powers set the tone]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=620877/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Oct 2007 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Quartet make home advantage count]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=129076/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 24 May 2007 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Japan's Urawa into Champions League quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=129041/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 May 2007 13:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Frontale make history as trio progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=128249/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 May 2007 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[AFC chief re-elected]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/128/111/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 08 May 2007 07:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet edge closer to last eight]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=127417/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Apr 2007 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Asian Cup ticket sales start]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/127/301/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 24 Apr 2007 10:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Eastern duo lead the way]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=124090/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008