<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 24 Feb 2015 18:33:00 GMTTue, 24 Feb 2015 19:26:04 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Guangzhou R&F stun Gamba Osaka, Jeonbuk stutter]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Journey set to begin on Asia's long and winding road]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the 2015 AFC Champions League with 32 teams on the starting blocks for this week’s group-stage.]]>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Asia’s elite group finalised]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Africans, Asians make huge leaps]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=2/news=africans-asians-make-huge-leaps-2522971.htmlThu, 12 Feb 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Troussier: China and UAE are on the up]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/252/270/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com about the challenge ahead and making a long-term impact on the Chinese Super League side. ]]>Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Bright new stars light up Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a look at five breakout young stars who made their mark at the recent AFC Asian Cup.]]>Tue, 03 Feb 2015 06:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Asian Cup glitters Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the sixteenth edition of the AFC Asian Cup and looks at ten key moments of a colourful and successful tournament hosted and won by Australia for the first time.]]>Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Mabkhout fires UAE to bronze]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[UAE coach's sights on Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=uae-coach-s-sights-on-russia-2018-2512622.htmlThu, 29 Jan 2015 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™<![CDATA[Golden boot glitters as UAE size up Iraq]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Postecoglou: There are no champagne corks being popped]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Defenders down UAE, send Socceroos into final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Aussies, UAE set for semi-final battle]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Postecoglou: Australia is excited]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ange Postecoglou on Monday urged his Socceroos side to seize the chance to win Australian "hearts and minds" as they size up an AFC Asian Cup semi-final against United Arab Emirates.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Ali: Abdulrahman almost gave me heart attack]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=UAE coach Mahdi Ali hailed Omar Abdulrahman's audacious chipped "panenka" penalty after the Emirates defeated defending champions Japan in the AFC Asian Cup 2015 quarter-finals on penalties.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Japan pay the penalty as UAE advance]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Neighbours Iran, Iraq clash in quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Iran meet neighbours Iraq in a grudge match, while holders Japan take on Omar Abdulrahman and UAE in the second set of AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals. 

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Abdulrahman in spotlight as Japan, UAE clash]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Iran snatch top spot, Bahrain win late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Wins, losses but no draws as Asian Cup hits record]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Iran and UAE look to avoid Japan]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Abdulrahman shows he's a cut above]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Fast starters UAE down Bahrain]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Assaidi exits Anfield]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Barclays Premier League 2014/2015<![CDATA[Iran start strong, UAE hit back]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Asia's elite set for battle Down Under]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the 16-nation 2015 AFC Asian Cup where continental supremacy and a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup go up for grabs.]]>Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[AFC announce Player of the Year shortlists]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Fruitful seminar in Dubai]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/beachsoccer/news/newsid=2473623/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA, in collaboration with Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW), organised a beach soccer instructors seminar in Dubai from 4 to 7 November 2014.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=giants-stumble-as-qatar-myanmar-make-history-2461244.htmlFIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[FIFA/CIES launch first Programme in Abu Dhabi]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=2456933/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Uruguay held in Suarez return, Japan edge Jamaica]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=In Friday's early international friendlies, Japan edged Jamaica 1-0 on a 16th-minute own goal, United Arab Emirates held Australia to a goalless draw in Abu Dhabi, Costa Rica outgunned Oman 4-3 and Saudi Arabia drew 1-1 with Uruguay on Luis Suarez's international return.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Friendlies
<![CDATA[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=asian-aspirants-eye-world-stage-2454646.htmlWed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Wanderers, Al Hilal reach maiden final]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=wanderers-al-hilal-reach-maiden-final-2451360.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2014 13:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014<![CDATA[Al Hilal reach final despite second leg defeat]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Former Asian finalists out to attack]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League semi-final action where Al Hilal has one foot in the decider, while Western Sydney Wanderers boast a narrow advantage over FC Seoul.]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[UAE youth football on the rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/technicalsupport/grassroots/news/newsid=2444274/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The United Arab Emirates Football Association in collaboration with FIFA organised an age groups football festival across Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai, meeting one of the strategic targets of the association.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News
<![CDATA[Iraq, UAE advance at Asian Games]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/244/439/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Al Hilal on the verge, Wanderers gain upper hand]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League semi-final, first legs.]]>Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Al Hilal put one foot in continental decider]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Final beckons for quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the AFC Champions League semi-finals with two continental heavyweights matching up in the west, while in the east erratic FC Seoul tackle spirited debutants Western Sydney Wanderers.]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Four remain as Guangzhou reign ends]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League with high-flying holders Guangzhou Evergrande undone by new boys Western Sydney, UAE’s Al Ain continuing to impress, while Al Hilal and FC Seoul remain on course for a breakthrough crown.]]>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Gyan sends Al Ain into semis, Al Hilal through ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ain advanced to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, led by Asamoah Gyan in their 3-1 win on Tuesday, while Al Hilal survived a scare to sneak past Al Sadd 1-0 on aggregate.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Continental elite on the precipice]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action with big guns Guangzhou Evergrande and Al Ittihad having little margin for error as they jostle for passage to the semi-finals.]]>Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Last eight ties poised on a knife-edge]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews this week’s AFC Champions League quarter-final action with all four ties remaining in the balance after a tense matchday.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:02:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Al Ain, Al Hilal strike first in quarter-finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ain beat Saudi Arabia side Al Ittihad 2-0 in the United Arab Emirates to take a first leg advantage in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, while Salman al-Faraj scored for Al Hilal in the 70th minute to beat Al Sadd 1-0.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Al-Koroni aiming to restore Al Ittihad glory]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Al Ittihad coach Khalid Al-Koroni spoke to FIFA.com ahead of the Saudi Arabian club's 2014 AFC Champions League quarter-final clash with United Arab Emirates' Al Ain and admitted there are no favourites, though he is hopefully to reach the final yet again.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Former Asian kings eye last-four passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the resumption of hostilities in the AFC Champions League with six former continental winners lining-up in the quarter-final stage.]]>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Sampdoria ship Garcia to Dubai]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil midfielder Renan Garcia has moved to Dubai club Al Nasr from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee on Monday.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Aussies line up Belgium, UAE, Qatar matches]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/240/590/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Brosque exits Al Ain to rejoin Sydney FC]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Hyundai A-League 2013/2014