<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 18 May 2014 10:38:00 GMTMon, 19 May 2014 12:57:09 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Sessegnon buoys Benin, Malawi win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 18 May 2014 10:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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 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[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[Cameroon, Uganda among qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[African teams on the march ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1595085/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:03:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Minnows swim for the deep end]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1592088/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:09:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[Germans close on Dutch, England go fifth]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1546348/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[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[All to play for in even section]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=all-play-for-even-section-1484265.htmlGroup E is set to be wide open with all four contenders looking in with a shot of qualification, as Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger and first round favourites Congo all have reasons to talk up their own chances.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Pachire: Working towards a competitive national team]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=1377228/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about his future hopes and goals.]]>Fri, 04 Feb 2011 15:50:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Sao Tome e Principe extends warm welcome ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=1218752/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Making the second stop of his short tour of west Africa on Tuesday, the FIFA President visited Sao Tome e Principe, where he faced another busy schedule.

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Wed, 26 May 2010 15:07:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=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[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[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[Sao Tome e Principe plans for Brazil 2014]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/homefifa/news/newsid=871164/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Manuel Dende, the President of the Sao Tome e Principe FA, found time to speak to FIFA.com on his visit to FIFA HQ on Wednesday.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2008 16:50:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News
<![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[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[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[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 ™
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup qualifiers get underway in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/worldcup/southafrica2010/news/newsid=579938/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will soon be getting underway on the host continent with five places up for grabs.

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Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Sports coaching course in Senegal]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/projects/wininprojects/africa/news/newsid=570975/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As part of its partnership with the International Centre for Sports Studies, Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University will be organising a second session of its sports management course.

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Wed, 15 Aug 2007 09:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Win in AfricaKind=News
<![CDATA[Cameroon lead by example]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/530/950/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As one of only two teams to have won away from home this weekend, Cameroon took the plaudits in this fourth round of qualifiers for Ghana 2008.

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Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:34:49 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[New and old take gold in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/529/158/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 May 2007 18:29:10 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African new boys eye the prize]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=123979/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Sundowns hoping to stop Ahly]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=123188/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 05 Apr 2007 12:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Positive beginnings in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/122/475/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Battles intensify in Europe and Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/122/436/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 Mar 2007 02:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Cameroon, South Africa and Tunisia flex muscles]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/114/016/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Day of reckoning in Africa and Europe]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/113/943/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Beijing field narrows in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=113899/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Mar 2007 19:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Magnificent Mputu lights up Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=113636/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Big names face Confederation Cup chop]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/113/420/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Mar 2007 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Mputu on song as Ahly are held]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=112700/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 05 Mar 2007 12:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Drogba named Africa’s best]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=112484/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 01 Mar 2007 23:21:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=AwardsKind=News<![CDATA[Sundowns on the rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/clubworldcup/japan2007/news/newsid=112360/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Italy oust Brazil to take top spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=111685/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri.]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:35:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Giants fall in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/111/604/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Feb 2007 18:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News