<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 01 Jun 2014 10:53:00 GMTSat, 06 Dec 2014 04:32:51 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Rwanda stun Libya, Uganda win]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/235/212/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Surprises among tight CAN qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Madagascar and Mozambique were among the key winners during a hard-fought day of action in the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying first round on Sunday.

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Mon, 19 May 2014 09:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![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[Pillars toppled, Chiefs, Raja coast]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Swallows soar as Raja hit six]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/227/702/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club 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[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[Disability takes a back seat to ability in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1783125/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Integrity workshop well received in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=1687720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=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[Swallows take Swazi crown]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/162/674/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=A 1-0 win over Manzini Wanderers was enough to hand Mbabane Swallows the Swaziland Premier League, their second title in four years, finishing two points clear of Royal Leopard.

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Mon, 07 May 2012 14:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Leopards hunt more CAF Cup prey]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/162/087/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:25:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Training, tournaments dominate in Futsal]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/futsal/news/newsid=1580409/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com's latest monthly Futsal round-up reflects on another busy period of training seminars and tournaments, as well as the announcements of the hosts for the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 and the UEFA Futsal Cup.]]>Tue, 07 Feb 2012 08:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Wins for surprise leaders in Morocco, Egypt]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=egypt-egyptian-league-2000000054/news/newsid/156/565/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=There were victories for FUS Rabat and Haras El Hedood in Morocco and Egypt, while the two giants of Ghanaian football ended the weekend tied at the top of the table.

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Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Egyptian League 2012/2013
<![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[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[Eight qualify but big boys are denied]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 08 Oct 2011 19:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Le Roy: Congo deserves to qualify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=roy-congo-deserves-qualify-1485917.htmlCongo DR coach Claude Le Roy.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Cameroon favourites to progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=cameroon-favourites-progress-1484289.htmlIn what could be a keenly contested Group I, once the first round qualifiers are decided, Cameroon and Libya will look to overcome recent inconsistencies to force their way through to the final qualifying round.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Nigeria suffer Cup setback]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/144/728/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Ethiopia shocked Argentina-conquerors Nigeria as they held the the 'Super Eagles' to a 2-2 draw and damaging their chances of going to the 2012 CAF African Nations Cup, while Zimbabwe beat Mali 2-1.

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Sun, 05 Jun 2011 18:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Swazis hanging on for another chance]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/144/565/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 02 Jun 2011 04:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Buffaloes roam ahead for Swaziland]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Young Buffaloes became the first Swazi club in two decades to advance in the CAF Champions League, while South Africa's SuperSport United set up a massive clash with Egyptian giants Al Ahly.

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Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites rack up goals in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[SuperSport keep Al-Ahly dream alive]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/137/401/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The possibility of a mouthwatering CAF Champions League tie against Egyptian giants Al-Ahly is drinving on SuperSport United of South Africa and, after a 2-0 win over Matlama of Lesotho, coach Gavin Hunt is focused on it.

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Sun, 30 Jan 2011 17:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Egypt stunned in Niger amid upsets]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Defeat for champions Egypt against Niger and surprise losses for both Algeria and Nigeria capped a poor round for the favourites in CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 23:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Ghana, Nigeria stroll as Egypt held]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Egypt were forced to come from behind to gain a share of the points in their opening CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Cairo, while Ghana and Nigeria scored comfortable home wins.

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Sun, 05 Sep 2010 18:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Giants begin journey to 2012]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia will get their qualifying campaigns underway with easy home games, while Congo DR and Senegal will collide in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.

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Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Masina: We can surprise Ghana]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com hears from Swaziland star Dennis Masina ahead the Isihlangu Semnikati's opening CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Black Stars of Ghana.

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Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Congolese heroes back in action]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/103/712/5/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Tout Puissant Mazembe stars return to the international stage this weekend after helping Congo DR win the African Nations Championship.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[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[Four-goal Adebayor punishes Swaziland]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=four-goal-adebayor-punishes-swaziland-907950.html Emmanuel Adebayor ended a one-month national team boycott by scoring four goals as Togo sank Swaziland 6-0 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Fairy tale endings still open]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 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[Masina: We have to win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=masina-have-win-902521.html Dennis Mesina is in optimistic mood as Swaziland go in search of a win over Togo that would send them through to the final phase of African qualifying.

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Tue, 07 Oct 2008 13:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=fifa-determines-kick-off-times-892062.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Warm-up friendlies for African giants]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att= In preparation for September's FIFA World Cup qualifiers, African teams are contesting a number of friendlies, with some new faces in the dugouts.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[All change in Africa's dugouts]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Thu, 26 Jun 2008 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Burkina Faso setting breakneck pace]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™