<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 28 Aug 2015 11:48:00 GMTFri, 28 Aug 2015 11:48:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Syrian history-maker counsels U-17 hopefuls]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=syrian-history-maker-counsels-u-17-hopefuls-2673599.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith 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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326.htmlGuam 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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433.htmlFIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Upsets, thrashings and 11th-hour saviours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=upsets-thashings-and-11th-hour-saviours-2646383.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Varied reactions across Asia after Russia 2018 draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=varied-reactions-across-asia-over-russia-2018-draw-2590780.htmlFIFA.com looks at the reaction to Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying draw in Asia, with coaches from across the continent providing their views on the looming campaign.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian draw throws up derbies and drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=draw-throws-up-derbies-and-drama-2590319.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 10:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[World Cup draw looms large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=world-cup-draw-looms-large-in-asia-2590022.htmlMon, 13 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[Young Syrians responding to adversity ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=young-syrians-responding-to-adversity-2509239.htmlTue, 20 Jan 2015 14:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Asian foursome book Chile 2015 ticket]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=australia-korea-republic-book-chile-ticket-2439739.htmlAustralia, Korea Republic, Syria and Korea DPR all booked a spot at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup by reaching the semi-finals of the AFC U-16 Championship, seeing off Malaysia, Japan, Uzbekistan and Iran in their respective quarter-finals.

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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Underdogs challenge favourites for global spots]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=afc-u16-championship-preview-2436368.htmlFri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Jordan and football team up for Syrian children]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=jordan-and-football-team-up-for-syrian-children-2421318.htmlThu, 14 Aug 2014 18:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=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[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Five reach Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uzbekistan, Qatar, Oman, Iran and Kuwait stormed into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but China hit a stumbling block and face a tough final game to decide their fate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[UAE opens arms to western Asian coaches]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=10/news=uae-opens-arms-western-asian-coaches-2206785.htmlSun, 27 Oct 2013 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=executive-welcomes-progress-for-palestine-football-launches-consultation-2190697.htmlFri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Football as a peacemaker]]>/news/y=2013/m=7/news=football-peacemaker-2132306.htmlFIFA.com casts the spotlight on the frontier between Israel and Syria, where football is playing its part in bringing peace to the region.]]>Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:14:47 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to support Syrian refugees ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=6/news=fifa-support-syrian-refugees-2103397.htmlThu, 06 Jun 2013 08:54:01 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Syrian football thriving despite troubles]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Iraqi League 2013/2014<![CDATA[New stars rise on Asian scene]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at a handful of young stars who are making an ever-increasing impact in Asian football at both club and international level.]]>Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Executive Committee strongly backs further governance reforms and strengthens fight against racism and discrimination ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=3/news=executive-committee-strongly-backs-further-governance-reforms-and-streng-2039605.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Blatter shocked after Syrian player killed]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=2016591/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=After the death of a young Syrian footballer in Damascus, President Joseph S. Blatter has written to the Syrian Football Association President relaying his shock and heartfelt condolences to the player's loved ones.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:56:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News
<![CDATA[Football provides hope in Syria]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=2/news=football-provides-hope-syria-2012386.htmlSyria may be a country in turmoil, but their national team is proving an important unifier as FIFA.com speaks with coach Hosam Al Sayed and captain Mosab Balhous the power of football and their recent cup triumph.

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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:22:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Red Eagles helping storm clouds dissipate in Syria]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=1/news=red-eagles-helping-storm-clouds-dissipate-syria-1998477.htmlThu, 31 Jan 2013 08:40:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter: Football must bring people together]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2013/m=1/news=blatter-football-must-bring-people-together-1981323.htmlMon, 07 Jan 2013 20:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012<![CDATA[Syrians savour historic success]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/197/640/4/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Syrians reign supreme in West Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the highlights of the seventh edition of the WAFF Championship, and turns the spotlight on some of the teams that made their mark, most notably Syria who defied the odds to be crowned regional kings.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Asian youngsters primed for test]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=asian-youngsters-primed-for-test-1810785.htmlWed, 31 Oct 2012 15:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Uzbekistan youngsters create history]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17worldcup/uae2013/news/newsid=1747663/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[India rejoices at Nehru Cup treble ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reports from the Nehru Cup, where Wim Koevermans' India have made history by becoming the first Asian team to win the title in three successive editions.]]>Mon, 03 Sep 2012 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[India eye Nehru Cup hat-trick ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at India's national team as Wim Koevermans's new-look men get set to defend their Nehru Cup crown.]]>Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Arab teams at the Olympics]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls the history of Arab nations in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament.]]>Sun, 22 Jul 2012 07:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Arab ambitions for Turkey 2013]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2012/m=7/news=arab-ambitions-for-turkey-2013-1663126.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the sides taking part in the Arab U-20 Championship in Jordan and gauges their hopes of reaching next year's U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[A long, strange season for Predictor champion]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=1659096/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att='hanisyrian' from Syria dominated the latest season of FIFA Match Predictor. We spoke to the new champion.]]>Fri, 06 Jul 2012 17:13:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=The ClubKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter saddened by Arafat's death]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/news/newsid=1649592/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:34:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Predictors snatch up prizes]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=1645182/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:26:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=The ClubKind=News<![CDATA[Oman set up Senegal showdown]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Oman triumph to reach Olympics play-off]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/newsid=1608002/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Oman continued their "miracle" run by triumphing in the three-team Asian play-off, following a 2-1 victory over Uzbekistan today, to reach April's match with Senegal to decide who will take the final spot at the 2012 Olympics.

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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Late Uzbek winner ends Syrian dream]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/newsid=1607241/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 28 Mar 2012 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men<![CDATA[Syria snatch late draw with Oman]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/newsid=1605791/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men