<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 22:24:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[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[Davronov: Tajikistan’s Cristiano Ronaldo]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=davronov-der-cristiano-ronaldo-tadschikistans-2460925-2460997.htmlNuriddin Davronov first made a name for himself with Tajikistan at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007. Seven years later, the attacking midfielder is a footballing figurehead in his homeland.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Iraq, UAE advance at Asian Games]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/439/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Azzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 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[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President addresses UEFA Congress ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=3/news=fifa-president-addresses-uefa-congress-2304467.htmlFIFA President Blatter today completed a four-day Central Asia trip in Astana, Kazakhstan, where he delivered a speech at the XXXVIII UEFA Congress.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:49:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter opens Year of Grassroots in Tajikistan]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=3/news=fifa-president-blatter-opens-year-grassroots-tajikistan-2303902.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2014 08:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President to visit Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=3/news=fifa-president-visit-kyrgyzstan-tajikistan-and-kazakhstan-2302863.htmlMon, 24 Mar 2014 09:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-concludes-visit-russia-2265568.htmlFIFA President Blatter today concluded a three-day visit to St Petersburg on which he opened the XXII Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Cup and held meetings with the 14 participating member associations.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President to open XXII CIS Cup ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-open-xxii-cis-cup-2264868.htmlFri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia hit third as Brazil rocket ninth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=colombia-hit-third-brazil-rocket-ninth-2131303.htmlThu, 04 Jul 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Progressing Tajiks enjoy all-time high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=4/news=progressing-tajiks-enjoy-all-time-high-2062734.htmlTajikistan is enjoying an impressive 40 place leap in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking following the landlocked nation's impressive showing in the qualifiers for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup in March.]]>Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:50:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Croatia and Ecuador on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=4/news=croatia-and-ecuador-the-2056322.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Bobrov spurs Soviets to dream comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Exactly sixty years ago, Yugoslavia led Soviet Union 5-1 with just 15 minutes remaining in their fight for a place in the Olympic quarter-finals. Thereafter, though, Vsevolod Bobrov inspired one of the greatest fightbacks in football history.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[AFC's finest chasing Thailand 2012 places]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the tournament.]]>Thu, 24 May 2012 12:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Hard-won redemption for Korea DPR]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action from Asia’s second-tier tournament that was also marked by the emergence of Palestine and Philippines.]]>Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ten left standing as Saudis, Bahrain fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=2/news=ten-left-standing-saudis-bahrain-fall-1591826.htmlWed, 29 Feb 2012 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls face moment of truth ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=2/news=asian-hopefuls-face-moment-truth-1590848.htmlTue, 28 Feb 2012 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia's top guns ready to fire]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=2/news=asia-top-guns-ready-fire-1589112.htmlFri, 24 Feb 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Uzbekistan FA and players sanctioned by FIFA Disciplinary Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=2/news=uzbekistan-and-players-sanctioned-fifa-disciplinary-committee-1585615.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2012 10:07:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Four spots left in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=four-spots-left-asia-1543138.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Three through, five out in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=three-through-five-out-asia-1541386.htmlFIFA.com reviews a matchday on which Japan, Uzbekistan and Jordan sealed berths in the fourth round and the hopes of Indonesia, Korea DPR, Singapore, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates were ended.]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Japan scorers discuss Dushanbe goals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=japan-scorers-discuss-dushanbe-goals-1541235.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 16:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Japan put four past Tajikistan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=japan-put-four-past-tajikistan-1541127.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Quartet well placed, five stare at abyss]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=quartet-well-placed-five-stare-abyss-1540390.htmlFIFA.com previews Friday’s Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Asia where four nations can sew up their passage to the next stage, including what would be a historic moment for Jordan.]]>Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[China's Brazil dreams on a knife-edge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=china-brazil-dreams-knife-edge-1540389.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2011 06:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian heavyweights nearly there ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=10/news=asian-heavyweights-nearly-there-1525014.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2011 19:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Japan hit eight in rout of Tajikistan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=10/news=japan-hit-eight-rout-tajikistan-1525304.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2011 15:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian favourites seek dominance ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=10/news=asian-favourites-seek-dominance-1524317.htmlMon, 10 Oct 2011 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites shocked across Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=9/news=favourites-shocked-across-asia-1506328.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2011 21:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Test two for Asian hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=9/news=test-two-for-asian-hopefuls-1505045.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 2 in the third round of Asian Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Australia, Japan seal late victories]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=9/news=australia-japan-seal-late-victories-1503634.htmlAustralia and Japan snatched late winners over Thailand and Korea DPR respectively, while Korea Republic eased past Lebanon in their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2011 16:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Syria disqualified from 2014 FIFA World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=syria-disqualified-from-2014-fifa-world-cup-1495459.html]]>Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-prevail-asian-qualifiers-1482296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[China score six, Saudis hit five]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=china-score-six-saudis-hit-five-1482192.htmlAsia's big guns in the preliminary qualification for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ saw their names make it into Saturday's Preliminary Draw with big wins as Saudi Arabia and China scored five and six apiece.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls in do or die deciders]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-hopefuls-die-deciders-1479874.htmlAsia's second round of qualifiers reaching a climax today, with no fewer than 30 sides battling it out on the road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. You can follow the action live on FIFA.com.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-favourites-draw-first-blood-1479456.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, which saw the traditional favourites take an advantage over their underdog opponents.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Thirty hopefuls begin road to round three]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=thirty-hopefuls-begin-road-round-three-1478636.htmlSome intriguing second round, first legs are in store, with Kuwait-Philippines, Qatar-Vietnam, Singapore-Malaysia and United Arab Emirates-India catching the eye.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone