<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTFri, 26 Jun 2015 11:03:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[White: It was a historic event for Guam]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=white-it-was-a-historic-event-for-guam-2648294.html​FIFA.com after his country's first ever FIFA World Cup qualifying victory and looks ahead to the game against India, coached by fellow Englishman Stephen Constantine.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:47:00 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[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 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[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]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=4/news=uruguay-reach-all-time-high-asian-trio-soar-1613382.htmlWed, 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]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=10/news=fifa-awards-further-rights-for-2015-2022-1533484.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![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
<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/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/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/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]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2010/m=12/news=turkmenistan-make-progress-asia-1348723.htmlThu, 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]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=12/news=beach-soccer-lays-roots-dubai-1147298.htmlNovember 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]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=5/news=maldives-run-with-the-wind-1062775.htmlThu, 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=koreans-share-the-spoils-815321.htmlWed, 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 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=iraq-out-qatar-uae-progress-813428.html]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Make or break for Asian quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=make-break-for-asian-quartet-810598.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2008 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Asian line-up nearly complete]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=asian-line-nearly-complete-802429.htmlSat, 14 Jun 2008 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Korea Republic celebrate in style]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=korea-republic-celebrate-style-802244.html]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2008 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Both Koreas through to final ten]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=both-koreas-through-final-ten-801845.htmlHong 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=final-ten-take-shape-800717.htmlFri, 13 Jun 2008 01:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Uzbekistan storm into last ten]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=uzbekistan-storm-into-last-ten-794428.html]]>Sat, 07 Jun 2008 21:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™