<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:24:09 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Guam 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 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[17 days to go]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=5/news=17-days-to-go-2606709.htmlAzurre’s 5-0 victory over Chinese Taipei in the group stage of the inaugural tournament.]]>Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com/asia/news/newsid=2590319/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 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[Chen: Chinese Taipei should focus on development ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=4/news=chen-chinese-taipei-should-focus-on-development-2583842.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Chinese Taipei captain Chen Po-Liang, who is ready to lead the islanders into the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, about his ambitions for club and country, how a baseball game got him into football and more.]]>Thu, 09 Apr 2015 06:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2581159/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Trio make history as Chinese Taipei recover]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=trio-make-history-as-chinese-taipei-recover-2566120.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Trio eye progression as duo aim to bounce back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With five ties finely poised in the first round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com previews the second leg matches, with the potential for more surprise results and fairytale stories.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Underdogs aim to open Asian qualifying with a bang]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia ready for first step on road to Russia]]>http://www.fifa.com/asia/news/newsid=2522561/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at the six ties that will kick off qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Stephen Constantine's return to Nepal with India among the standout matches.]]>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian minnows begin World Cup mission]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=2/news=world-cup-route-mapped-out-for-asian-minnows-2522325.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia, with the 12 lowest ranked countries on the continent ready to learn their fate as they take the first tentative steps on the road to Russia.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![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[Japan shine as trio progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17womensworldcup/costarica2014/news/newsid=2191522/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[Gao: Traditions provide inspiration]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17womensworldcup/costarica2014/news/newsid=2179719/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com spoke to former China goalkeeper Gao Hong, now the head coach of China's U-16 team, who hopes to see her side qualify for next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.]]>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/newsid=2105245/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=asian-women-begin-bid-for-canada-2082088.htmlMon, 20 May 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![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[Mullen: A young Aussie on Chinese shores ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com caught up with Dalian Aerbin's Australian import Daniel Mullen, who is looking forward to playing alongside former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita in China.]]>Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[A tale of Brazilian supremacy]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the tournament's history, with Brazil the dominant force.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[More glory for Taipower after tense finale]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/155/657/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 08 Dec 2011 02:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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 progress as stars shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-progress-stars-shine-1467720.htmlThe first round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil has been completed, seeing a barrel-load of goals scored around Asia, with the likes of big-guns Vietnam being joined by first-time qualifiers Philippines.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Stern tests for Asian hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=stern-tests-for-asian-hopefuls-1466177.htmlThe chance to mix with Asia's big guns is up for grabs this weekend, with 16 of the continent's minnows battling it out in the second legs of the preliminary qualifying round.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Preliminary journey kicks off in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=preliminary-journey-kicks-off-asia-1464834.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action.]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Sixteen hopefuls embark on Brazil path]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=sixteen-hopefuls-embark-brazil-path-1463106.htmlAsia's lowest-ranked teams are set to begin continental qualifying for the 2014 tournament, with Sri Lanka-Philippines, Bangladesh-Pakistan and Malaysia-Chinese Taipei among the most appetising matches on the menu.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Landmarks and legends]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2011/m=6/news=landmarks-and-legends-1460492.htmlLooking back over the FIFA Women's World Cup's 20 year history it has had its fair share of memorable moments, FIFA.com takes a look back over some of the standout moments in two decades of first class women's football.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![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[Taipower crowned again]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/133/175/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Taipower secured their sixteenth Chinese Taipei league title in dramatic fashion by beating NSTC 3-1 in the final round of the season.

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Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's Round-up: October 2010]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=10/news=women-round-october-2010-1326015.htmlFIFA.com scanned the globe for our October review of the women’s game, where we turn the spotlight on Jordan, Korea Republic, Paraguay and the Lowlands.

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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 10:42:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: February 2010]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=2/news=women-round-february-2010-1173989.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a month in women's football that witnessed some oustanding international action and FC Gold Pride's shock capture of Marta.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Chinese shock 2010 hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=China’s East Asian Championship win has raised hopes for the world’s most populace nation but left Japan and Korea Republic with dented confidence.

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Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan defeat Chinese Taipei]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=2/news=japan-defeat-chinese-taipei-1168878.htmlJapan defeated Chinese Taipei 3-0 in the East Asian football championships on Thursday, with Mana Iwabuchi scoring her first goals for the national side.

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Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:59:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[East Asian nations prepare for South Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/116/646/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=South Africa 2010 participants Korea Republic and Japan will have the opportunity to claim local bragging rights at the East Asian Football Championship.

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Fri, 05 Feb 2010 07:23:00 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[Jordan shine on road to Germany]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2009/m=5/news=jordan-shine-road-germany-1054510.html The long path to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup has commenced in Asia with Jordan joined by Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the next stage.

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Mon, 04 May 2009 09:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Australia and Japan roll on]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/784/452/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sat, 31 May 2008 17:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=3/news=heavy-blows-for-asian-giants-722162.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2008 19:25:00 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
<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/703/720/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Be it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/682/680/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Planet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say