<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 16 Nov 2016 23:47:00 GMTThu, 17 Nov 2016 08:47:32 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Damja: Libya have cause for optimism]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=damja-libya-have-cause-for-optimism-2851748.htmlDespite losing their first two matches in Group A of Round 3 in the African qualifying competition for Russia 2018, newly-appointed Libya head coach Jalal Damja spoke with FIFA.com about the belief he has in the new generation of players coming into the squad.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763.htmlNigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809.htmlCameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2848022.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Kasperczak: There are no minnows in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=kasperczak-there-are-no-minnows-in-africa-2837563.htmlTunisia head coach Henryk Kasperczak speaks with FIFA.com about the final round of African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the Eagles of Carthage's chances of returning to the tournament for the first time since Germany 2006.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Six AFCON spots up for grabs]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=six-afcon-spots-up-for-grabs-2830070.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Clemente: Libya can make it to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=clemente-libya-can-make-it-to-russia-2811773.htmlFIFA.com about how his team will aim to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Abdennour: Tunisia deserve a World Cup place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=abdennour-tunisia-deserve-a-world-cup-place-2799588.htmlFIFA.com spoke with powerful Tunisia and Valencia centre-back Aymen Abdennour about his team's determination to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ – and the pain of their play-off defeat against Cameroon on the road to Brazil 2014.]]>Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Tymoshchuk: Swiss shoot-out was a highlight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tymoshchuk-swiss-shoot-out-was-a-highlight-2792750.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Anatoliy Tymoshchuk on the eve of the ten-year anniversary of Ukraine's finest hour on the international footballing stage when they reached the quarter-finals at their first-ever FIFA World Cup at Germany 2006.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™
<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2791479.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[A new champion and a debutant in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=2782507/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Crows crash out as group stage set]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crows-crash-out-as-group-stage-set-2781956.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Tunisian tandem enjoying Ligue 1 limelight]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=tunisian-tandem-enjoying-ligue-1-limelight-2772498.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 09:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Congolese clubs keep pace]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/137/7/index.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 02:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[North Africans well placed to advance]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/085/4/index.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Away teams find points in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/009/4/index.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[African favourites join the action]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/966/2/index.htmlFri, 11 Mar 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[African favourites fight their way through]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=african-favourites-fight-their-way-through-2767579.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=2/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2765153.htmlThis week our regular birthday round-up features a FIFA World Cup winner from Brazil 2014, a 2015 Women's World Cup star, a CAF Africa Cup of Nations champion and more.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:50:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[African clubs begin continental trek]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/486/2/index.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Africans use CHAN to stake their claim]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=africans-use-chan-to-stake-their-claim-2764491.htmlMon, 08 Feb 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Three tickets to Rio up for grabs in Africa]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=11/news=friday-subbed-three-tickets-to-rio-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2735240.htmlEight teams kick off the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations this weekend with Nigeria and Egypt expected to lead the way to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro at next summer's Olympics.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2734235.htmlA trio of metronomic midfielders, including a FIFA World Cup winner, all feature in our round-up of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:28:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[June draw for third round of African Zone qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=june-draw-for-third-round-of-african-zone-qualifiers-2733952.htmlFIFA and CAF have determined that the draw for the third round of African Zone qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be held at CAF headquarters in Cairo on 24 June 2016.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455.htmlThe 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952.htmlNigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[Bessam, Mauritania’s comic-strip hero]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=bessam-mauritania-s-comic-strip-hero-2732049.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2671104.htmlAn England defensive stalwart, a Costa Rican FIFA World Cup hero, an Aussie striker and a Uruguayan defender all feature in our preview of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Preliminary Draw results in full]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=the-preliminary-draw-results-in-full-2667929.html

FIFA.com rounds up the results from the Preliminary Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which took place at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg on Saturday 25 July.]]>
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[History made in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/185/5/index.htmlMon, 04 May 2015 01:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerians on brink of history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/260/122/4/index.htmlFri, 01 May 2015 16:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Algerian trio stay on track]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/259/222/3/index.htmlMon, 20 Apr 2015 02:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[African minnows try to stay in the hunt]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/259/149/7/index.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Surprises set up last 16 in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/255/2/index.htmlEgypt's Smouha and Algeria's MC El Eulma knocked out former champions in Africa's biggest club competition as North Africa kept up it's long-term domination of the event.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Tradition no guarantee for African giants]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/258/177/0/index.htmlFri, 03 Apr 2015 08:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Mixed time for South African clubs]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=mixed-time-for-south-african-clubs-2565564.htmlMon, 16 Mar 2015 00:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Southern sides size up North African favourites]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=southern-sides-size-up-north-african-favourites-2557808.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at their chances.]]>Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Brave Elephants fulfil their promise]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=2/news=brave-elephants-fulfil-their-promise-2522219.htmlFIFA.com looks back at a dramatic and finely balanced CAF Africa Cup of Nations which saw Côte d’Ivoire finally win a second continental title in emotional fashion, topping Ghana at the end of an impressive run of form.]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Abdennour: I’m just your average guy]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/251/073/1/index.htmlTunisia and Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour speaks to ​FIFA.com​ about life in the principality, and his hopes for the ongoing CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament. 

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Tale of two goalkeepers brings Enyimba history]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=tale-of-two-goalkeepers-brings-enyimba-history-2490508.htmlFri, 12 Dec 2014 07:22:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=HistoryKind=News<![CDATA[Algerians crash Congolese party]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/244/542/4/index.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2014 02:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014