<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTMon, 25 Apr 2016 03:19:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[A new champion and a debutant in Africa]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-champion-and-a-debutant-in-africa-2782507.htmlMon, 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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 <![CDATA[Home sides confident of comebacks]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/244/431/6/index.htmlFri, 26 Sep 2014 06:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Home sides claim opening advantage]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/244/255/4/index.htmlMon, 22 Sep 2014 00:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Semis pit Congo DR against North Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/244/149/3/index.htmlFri, 19 Sep 2014 04:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Black Dolphins leap for the prize]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/243/941/0/index.htmlMon, 15 Sep 2014 05:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2014/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2439462.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, we preview the week's footballing birthdays with a Japanese star, one half of a famous Dutch brotherly pair and a Uruguayan full-back all celebrating.

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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Draws leave leaders smiling in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/639/1/index.htmlSun, 24 Aug 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Semi-finalists jockey for position]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/455/8/index.htmlFri, 22 Aug 2014 06:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Troussier's magic touches down in Tunisia]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/360/8/index.htmlFIFA.com about his return to Africa after a four-year absence and his immediate success with Tunisian club CS Sfaxien.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Congo DR leads the way to last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/938/6/index.htmlMon, 11 Aug 2014 01:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Belameiri chasing Champions League glory]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/825/1/index.htmlES Setif forward El Hedi Belameiri stands top of the CAF Champions League scoring charts, but victory against Tunisian giants Esperance would mean much more to the 23-year-old. 

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 23:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Crunch weekend in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/785/6/index.htmlFri, 08 Aug 2014 04:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[North African favourites on the brink]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/240/846/5/index.htmlMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Africa's finest get back underway]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/240/794/2/index.htmlFollowing a six-week break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the CAF Champions League group stage resumes with all eight teams fighting for a spot in the semi-finals.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Arab football’s finest hours]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=arab-football-s-finest-hours-2383606.htmlFIFA.com recaps some of the finest victories by Arab teams in the FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea outed as African line-up completed]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=equatorial-guinea-outed-as-african-line-up-completed-2360045.htmlMon, 09 Jun 2014 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Esperance headline with comeback win]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/236/001/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews a crucial weekend of action in the CAF Champions League headlined by victories for former kings TP Mazembe, and Esperance in the Tunisian derby.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 04:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/235/505/0/index.htmlFri, 06 Jun 2014 05:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Esperance on the ropes]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/409/8/index.htmlOne of the most consistent sides in African football over the last decade, Tunisian giants Esperance slumped to their second loss to start the group stage of the continent's biggest club competition.

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Mon, 26 May 2014 17:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014