<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 11 Oct 2017 18:35:00 GMTWed, 11 Oct 2017 20:10:36 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[USA suffer a heartbreak all too familiar to Soca faithful]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=usa-suffer-a-heartbreak-all-too-familiar-to-soca-faithful-2913651.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 18:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Last-gasp drama provides joy for Panama, pain for USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=last-gasp-drama-provides-joy-for-panama-pain-for-usa-2913287.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Final-day drama leaves Panama smiling, USA despairing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=final-day-drama-leaves-panama-smiling-2913249.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 05:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Intriguing finale awaits CONCACAF story]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=concacaf-story-set-for-intriguing-finale-2912333.htmlAfter over two years of qualifying in the CONCACAF region for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the final questions will be answered on the very final day, with USA, Panama and Honduras all in the hunt for the last automatic ticket.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[USA revive to deflate Panama hopes, El Tri win again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=usa-revive-to-deflate-panama-hopes-el-tri-win-again-2911177.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest CONCACAF qualifying action for Russia 2018 as USA finally found form at the expense of Panama, while Mexico underlined their position at the top of the Hexagonal standings.]]>Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Costa Rica and Panama chase World Cup dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=costa-rica-and-panama-chase-world-cup-dream-2910297.htmlWith just two matchdays left in the CONCACAF qualifiers, Costa Rica and Panama can seal their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ this Friday.

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal feats from big-name forwards.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ticos made to wait, Panama up to third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticos-made-to-wait-panama-up-to-third-2906984.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ticos eye qualification as USA, Panama scrap for third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticos-eye-qualification-as-usa-panama-scrap-for-third-2906675.htmlCosta Rica can become the second team through from the CONCACAF region with a victory over already-qualified Mexico, while USA will seek to bounce back from their defeat against Los Ticos against Honduras. FIFA.com previews these and the other matches in the region. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico Russia-bound, Costa Rica move closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=mexico-russia-bound-costa-rica-move-closer-2906522.htmlIn beating Panama on Friday, Mexico became the fifth side to qualify for Russia 2018.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico on brink of reaching Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=mexico-on-brink-of-reaching-russia-2905999.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Panama doing it for Amilcar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=panama-doing-it-for-amilcar-2906053.htmlPanama face Mexico on Friday, with their sights set on winning and paying tribute to their late team-mate Amilcar Henriquez, who died in April. 

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Garcia: T&T still believe]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=garcia-t-t-still-believe-2905572.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Trinidadian winger Levi Garcia about his journey from the Caribbean to the Dutch Eredivisie, receiving special learning from Marco van Basten and the Soca Warriors' hopes of reaching Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Williams: Soca Warriors ready to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=williams-soca-warriors-ready-to-bounce-back-2904157.htmlTue, 15 Aug 2017 15:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Costa Rica clear in second, Panama and Honduras draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=costa-rica-clear-in-second-panama-and-honduras-draw-2894878.htmlCosta Rica took sole possession of second in the Hexagonal standings after a crucial win over bottom side Trinidad and Tobago on Matchday 6 of CONCACAF’s final qualifying stage for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Teens, whites in blue and a Hollywood goal]]>/news/y=2017/m=6/news=teens-whites-in-blue-and-a-hollywood-goal-2893726.html Three teenagers from across the Americas decorate FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with some mind-blowing feats from a club in unfamiliar colours and a shot from atop an exalted building.]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico extend lead, USA move up to third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-extend-lead-usa-move-up-to-third-2893844.htmlFri, 09 Jun 2017 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hexagonal teams ready to go again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hexagonal-teams-ready-to-go-again-2893237.htmlWed, 07 Jun 2017 18:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Gianni Infantino visits several Member Associations in the CONCACAF region]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=gianni-infantino-visits-several-member-associations-in-the-concacaf-re-2879307.htmlFollowing the 67th CONMEBOL Ordinary Congress in Santiago, Chile, FIFA President Gianni Infantino kicked off his visit to several neighbouring countries in the CONCACAF region by attending two matches on the opening day of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Nassau, the Bahamas.

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News
<![CDATA[Forbes savouring South American adventure]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=forbes-savouring-south-american-adventure-2880747.htmlFIFA.com hears exclusively from Trinidad and Tobago No1 Kimika Forbes about her South American odyssey, where she won the 2016 Copa Libertadores Femenina with Paraguay's Sportivo Limpeno, and where she is now currently impressing in Colombia's newly launched professional league.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Osorio keeps his word… but not his hair]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=osorio-keeps-his-word-but-not-his-hair-2878098.htmlThe bet was as simple as it was fun: if Mexico took all six points from their Russia 2018 qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, their coach Juan Carlos Osorio would shave his head. And that’s what happened.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-increase-lead-on-gritty-night-in-hex-2877978.htmlMexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA.com takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Panama eye American scalp, T&T face El Tri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-eye-american-scalp-t-t-face-el-tri-2877405.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the lay of the land in the CONCACAF region, ahead of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, with USA looking to continue a mini-resurgence and Mexico attempting to rubberstamp their dominance.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-go-top-as-usa-t-t-rebound-2877279.htmlHexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[El Tri, Ticos clash as USA start fresh]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-tri-ticos-clash-as-usa-start-fresh-2876615.htmlFIFA.com previews the resumption of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region headlined by a massive match-up as Mexico host Costa Rica, while USA will have fresh hopes under returning coach Bruce Arena.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2868420.htmlThis week we hear from history-making Chan Yuen-Ting in the AFC Champions League, Alex Morgan goes to Twitter to show her appreciation for El Tigre and Ronaldo reveals the reasons behind his memorable haircut at the 2002 World Cup.

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Lawrence: Unity key for T&T]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lawrence-unity-key-for-t-t-2867716.htmlNewly appointed Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence speaks with FIFA.com about his newest challenge of getting the Soca Warriors to Russia and memories of qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Four tickets up for grabs in CONCACAF]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=four-tickets-up-for-grabs-in-concacaf-2867497.htmlTwelve teams will be playing for four spots at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 when the CONCACAF U-20 Championship kicks off in Costa Rica on 17 February. FIFA.com previews the qualifying tournament.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Lawrence named Soca Warriors boss]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=lawrence-named-soca-warriors-boss-2865534.htmlMon, 30 Jan 2017 19:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Edwards: Hopefully T&T can complete the jigsaw puzzle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=edwards-hopefully-t-t-can-complete-the-jigsaw-puzzle-2862231.htmlMon, 02 Jan 2017 13:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Saintfiet drops Jones, recalls 38-year-old Edwards]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=saintfiet-drops-jones-recalls-38-year-old-edwards-2860676.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hart: Make the T&T players feel wanted]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hart-make-the-t-t-players-feel-wanted-2856671.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 19:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USA despair, Panama hold Mexico ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=usa-despair-panama-hold-mexico-2851203.htmlUSA were dismantled 4-0 in Costa Rica, leaving them in last place in the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal for Russia 2018. There was happier news for Panama, who drew with Mexico and Honduras righted their ship with a big win at home.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Hex heavyweights back in the saddle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-heavyweights-back-in-the-saddle-2850225.htmlHexagonal openers on the road and will be eager to keep up the form on Matchday 2 of CONCACAF's final qualifying round for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Road warriors rampant in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=road-warriors-rampant-in-hex-2849396.htmlHexagonal are rare, making the opening day of the final round of qualifying for Russia 2018 all the more remarkable with three away victories.]]>Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hex on the horizon, cue Clasico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-on-the-horizon-cue-clasico-2848691.htmlFIFA.com previews all of the action on opening day of the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal with a focus on the clasico between USA and arch-rivals Mexico. 

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Birchall hoping T&T write a new story]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=birchall-hoping-t-t-write-a-new-story-2848110.htmlWe catch up with Chris Birchall, who played a key role in helping his adopted nation Trinidad and Tobago reach their maiden FIFA World Cup in 2006, about his friendship with David Beckham, his latest career move and the Soca Warriors' hopes of reaching Russia 2018.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[A summer to savour for Honduran starlet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=a-summer-to-savour-for-honduran-starlet-2848151.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[USA, Honduras complete Hex ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=usa-honduras-complete-hex-2831177.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Two tickets left in CONCACAF scrap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=two-tickets-left-in-concacaf-scrap-2830647.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's final matchday of semi-final round qualifying in the CONCACAF zone, where USA and Honduras are hoping to book their places in the Hexagonal

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Cameron: USA’s jack of (almost) all trades]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=cameron-usa-s-jack-of-almost-all-trades-2830614.htmlFIFA.com talks to USA's English Premier League-based utility man Geoff Cameron about all the positions he has played, his hopes for the States to reach Russia 2018 and those notorious cold, rainy nights in Stoke.]]>Sun, 04 Sep 2016 15:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[CONCACAF trio join Mexico in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=concacaf-trio-join-mexico-in-hex-2830474.htmlSat, 03 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[All-or-nothing time in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=all-or-nothing-time-in-concacaf-2824207.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the Russia 2018 qualifying action from around the CONCACAF zone on Friday night, where five spots are up for grabs in the final Hexagonal.]]>Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Molino, Trinidad’s family man ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=molino-trinidad-s-family-man-2823850.html FIFA.com chats with MLS stand-out Kevin Molino about growing up the hard way in Trinidad and how it helped him work his way back to top form after a career-threatening injury.]]>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Edwards: Brilliant Beenhakker inspired T&T’s 2006 dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=edwards-brilliant-beenhakker-inspired-t-t-s-2006-dream-2781281.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Carlos Edwards, who reflects on playing at the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Trinidad and Tobago and reveals his country's hopes of making it to Russia 2018.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico through to Hex as USA rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-through-to-hex-as-usa-rebound-2773275.html FIFA.com recaps the action from Tuesday night in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Mexico became the first team to qualify for the final Hexagonal round and USA got back on track with a big win. ]]>Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trinidad's lonely tulip in full bloom]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=trinidad-s-lonely-tulip-in-full-bloom-2772888.htmlFIFA.com talks to Trinidad and Tobago's young sensation Levi Garcia, who's having a year of firsts with the national team and for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands. 

 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[USA under pressure as CONCACAF contenders meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=usa-under-pressure-as-concacaf-s-contenders-meet-again-2772833.htmlFIFA.com previews the Tuesday qualifying action in CONCACAF, where Mexico are flying high and USA have found themselves in a sorry state of affairs. 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico alone on top, USA adrift]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mexico-alone-on-top-usa-adrift-2772546.html FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday's CONCACAF Zone qualifiers for Russia 2018, where Mexico are flying high and USA are down in the dumps. ]]>Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)