<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:11:00 GMTWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:34:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Octet complete group stage field]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Thrillers galore and surprises aplenty in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=thrillers-galore-and-surprises-aplenty-in-asia-2747968.htmlThe year in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018 has been one to savour for all those who enjoy a surprise, with minnows making waves and favourites faltering as only Qatar end the year with a guaranteed spot in the next round.]]>Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Dubai symposium looks at impact of heat and humidity in sport]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=symposium-sur-l-impact-de-la-chaleur-et-de-l-humidite-dans-le-sport-a--2-2747675.htmlStaged at Dubai’s Grand Hyatt Hotel and taking the impact of heat and humidity in sport as its theme, the second Sports Medicine Symposium got under way on 21 December. 

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Scolari and Guangzhou prevail after dramatic campaign]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=scolari-and-guangzhou-prevail-after-dramatic-campaign-2734016.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at the 2015 AFC Champions League, which saw dramatic late winners, penalty shootouts and tight affairs in nine months of thrills and spills across the globe's most populous continent.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Elkeson winner sees Guangzhou complete Asian brace]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=elkeson-winner-sees-guangzhou-complete-asian-brace-2734059.htmlBrazilian forward Elkeson scored the match and tournament winning-goal as Guangzhou Evergrande claimed the 2015 AFC Champions League title by seeing off ten-man Al Ahli 1-0, having shared spoils in a goalless stalemate in the first leg. 

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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Olaroiu: Al Ahli used to playing under pressure]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=olaroiu-al-ahli-used-to-playing-under-pressure-2733977.htmlAl Ahli’s coach Cosmin Olaroiu and goalkeeper Ahmed Mahmoud speak about their upcoming AFC Champions League final second leg tie against Guangzhou Evergrande.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Duo edge closer as quartet bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=duo-edge-closer-as-quartet-bounce-back-2732117.htmlThursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories. 

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Al Ahli, Guangzhou share spoils]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=al-ahli-guangzhou-share-spoils-2730919.htmlHosts Al Ahli and Guangzhou Evergrande played out a goalless draw in Saturday's 2015 AFC Champions League final first leg, a result which leaves the title-race well in the balance.

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Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Guangzhou, Al Ahli battle for Asian laurels ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=guangzhou-al-ahli-battle-for-asian-laurels-2730341.htmlFIFA.com previews what promises to be an enthralling AFC Champions League final between Al Ahli land Guangzhou Evergrande.]]>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 06:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Al Ahli, Guangzhou set up intriguing final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=al-ahli-guangzhou-set-up-intriguing-final-2719873.htmlWed, 21 Oct 2015 15:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Gamba, Ahli seek home inspiration]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=gamba-ahli-seek-home-inspiration-2718677.htmlFIFA.com previews this week's AFC Champions League semi-finals return legs as a spot in the continental remains very much up for grabs.]]>Mon, 19 Oct 2015 05:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[New dawn for UAE women's football with the Live Your Goals Campaign]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=new-dawn-for-uae-women-football-with-the-live-your-goals-campaign-2710094.htmlFri, 09 Oct 2015 07:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[All to play for in final push]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=all-to-play-for-in-final-push-2702779.htmlFIFA.com recaps the semi-final, first-leg action, where Guangzhou Evergrande did not get the victory their dominance deserved and Al Hilal were held at home.]]>Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Intrigue aplenty as last four square up in Asia]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=intrigue-aplenty-as-last-four-square-up-in-asia-2702377.htmlFIFA.com previews the AFC Champions League semi-finals, with Al Hilal taking on Al Ahli and Guangzhou Evergrande set to do battle with Gamba Osaka.]]>Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2678959.htmlA Danish defender, a Dutch stopper and a Serbian giant all feature in our regular feature, a review of the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Heavyweight trio seal semi-final return]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC Champions League quarter-final second legs, with a spot at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 now within reach for the four semi-finalists.

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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[Last-four berths beckon in Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=
Jeonbuk Motors and Gamba Osaka have all to play for in their AFC Champions League quarter-final second leg match this week, while Guangzhou Evergrande and Al Hilal have convincing advantages in their ties. FIFA.com previews the last-eight, second leg fixtures.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015
<![CDATA[French free-kicks, Rooney's record and a Welsh wonder]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=french-free-kicks-rooney-s-record-and-a-welsh-wonder-2676619.htmlFIFA.com's weekly statistical review.]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Giants cruise as Jordan, China PR bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-cruise-as-jordan-china-pr-bounce-back-2676528.html
Regional favourites underlined their dominance, while Jordan and China PR bounced back on Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Asia. FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Away tests await Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=away-tests-await-asian-giants-2676019.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at all the upcoming action in Asia from Matchday 4 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying.]]>Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Goalscoring midfielders boosting Palestinian prospects]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=goalscoring-midfielders-boosting-palestinian-prospects-2675431.htmlFri, 04 Sep 2015 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Giants aim to fight back as minnows seek breakthrough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=giants-aim-to-fight-back-as-minnows-seek-breakthrough-2674892.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action here.]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Hilal, Guangzhou on the brink of semis]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Former champs take centre stage in Asia ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this and the other last-eight fixtures.]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![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[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2015/m=7/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2661055.htmlOur weekly birthday review takes in a USA star, a FIFA World Cup finalist and a World Cup winner, a historic Saudi and a legendary Mexican forward.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![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[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[Surprises abound as last-eight line-up completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 28 May 2015 06:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Hosts eye progression as last-eight beckons]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com runs the rule over this week’s AFC Champions League action where the quarter-finalists will be determined.]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 06:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Japan pair shine as K-League trio disappoint]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the opening to the AFC Champions League knockout stage with the race for a quarter-final berth still very much alive in all eight ties.]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 01:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Past winners eye last-16 success]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action as the knockout stages commence with seven nations represented.]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 07:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Octet advance as last-16 field completed]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the final action in the AFC Champions League group stage where Korea Republic teams remained perfect, while holders Western Sydney Wanderers unluckily crashed out.]]>Thu, 07 May 2015 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Eight slots up for grabs across Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s final group-stage matches in the AFC Champions League where half of the tickets to the knockout stage remain on offer.]]>Mon, 04 May 2015 06:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Big names advance as holders flounder]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the penultimate matchday in the AFC Champions League group stage as a host of big teams from across the continent secured qualification with room to spare.]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Asian frontrunners eye early progression]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action where a host of sides are aiming to secure progression to the knockout stage with a match to spare.]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 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]]>/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[Favourites stumble as strugglers bounce back ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at these enthralling encounters across Asia during the fourth matchday that saw six group leaders drop points as some strugglers regained hopes of progressing to the next round.]]>Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Qualification, survival in Asian heavyweights' sights ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![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 contenders battle for Portugal berths]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=asian-contenders-battle-for-portugal-berths-2569006.htmlSun, 22 Mar 2015 08:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015<![CDATA[2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in November/December]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=2022-fifa-world-cup-to-be-played-in-november-december-2568172.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 14:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Chinese duo cruise as old champs fall ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the latest AFC champions League action as a pair of Chinese clubs continue to impress, while there were mixed results for the various former champs at the halfway point of the group stage.]]>Thu, 19 Mar 2015 02:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015