<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:13 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2316770/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2265568/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/president/news/newsid=2264868/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Berdyev’s veterans make history in Kazan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com recalls how a famous forward’s final goal sealed the unlikeliest of Russia Premier League conquests for a little-known coach and his cast of veterans.]]>Sat, 02 Nov 2013 09:40:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=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[Sendai, Al Fath assume pole positions]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 03 Sep 2012 08:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Uruguay reach all-time high, Asian trio soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=1613382/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:03:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[Penalty drama as Korea DPR claim trophy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:18:00 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 prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/asia/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]]>/asia/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]]>/asia/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]]>/asia/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]]>/asia/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
<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1459861/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia were among the AFC heavyweights who coasted through to the final round of qualifiers for London 2012, while the likes of Oman and Malaysia sprung major surprises.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Venue changes for Syria and Yemen]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1448367/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Due to the situation in Syria and Yemen, their forthcoming qualifiers for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament will be played outside of the respective countries.

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Tue, 07 Jun 2011 12:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![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[Turkmenistan make progress in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:30:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Quarter-finals confirmed as Thailand, UAE qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/133/556/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thailand and UAE beat Turkmenistan and Kuwait to join the more fancied Japan and Korea DPR in qualifying today for the Asian Games quarter-finals, with Japan convincingly routing India 5-0.

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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[China PR and Korea Republic reach last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/133/389/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=China PR and Korea Republic both qualified for the last 16 of the Asian Games, both getting 3-0 wins in their final group matches.

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Sat, 13 Nov 2010 14:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Spot on for Korea DPR]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=South Africa 2010 finalists North Korea qualified for next year's Asian Cup after edging out Turkmenistan to win the Challenge Cup on penalties.

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Sat, 27 Feb 2010 21:46:00 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[Asian goalscoring extraordinaire]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Maldives run with the wind]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 May 2009 04:49:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Aragones signs Fenerbahce deal]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/822/752/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Spain's UEFA EURO 2008-winning coach Luis Aragones on Saturday signed a two-year contract with Turkish club Fenerbahce.

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Sat, 05 Jul 2008 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Koreans share the spoils]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/preliminaries/asia/standings/group=250439/analysis.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Low: Don't write off Turkey]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/confederationscup/southafrica2009/news/newsid=814673/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009<![CDATA[Iraq out as Qatar, UAE progress ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Make or break for Asian quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Asian line-up nearly complete]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Korea Republic celebrate in style]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2008 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Both Koreas through to final ten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Hong Yong-Jo scored twice as Korea DPR beat Jordan 2-0 in Pyongyang Saturday, to put both Koreas into the final qualifying round.

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Sat, 14 Jun 2008 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Final ten take shape]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Jun 2008 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Uzbekistan storm into last ten]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sat, 07 Jun 2008 21:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Korea DPR push ahead]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Korea DPR have taken a temporary three-point lead in their FIFA World Cup qualifying group by defeating Turkmenistan 1-0 in Pyongyang.

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Sat, 07 Jun 2008 12:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Uzbekistan lead the way]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Asian leaders eye halfway mark]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 May 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Futsal fever reaches Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/futsalworldcup/brazil2008/news/newsid=764031/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 May 2008 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008<![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[Bahrain the biggest winners]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Bahrain shocked Japan 1-0 in their FIFA World Cup qualifier, while China held Australia and the two Koreas also fought to a goalless draw.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2008 17:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Giants on their travels]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia, Japan, Korea Republic and Saudi Arabia made light work of their third round openers, but they face stern challenges on Matchday 2.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Korean showdown in Shanghai ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:27:00 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