<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:21:00 GMTThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:34:39 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ali Karim out to break new ground with UAE ]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=ali-karim-out-to-break-new-ground-with-uae-2880190.htmlVeteran UAE beach soccer star Ali Karim speaks to FIFA.com about the team's ambitions at Bahamas 2017 and explains why his nickname owes to a similarity with a famous cartoon character.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![CDATA[Official Emblem unveiled as UAE prepares for kick-off]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=official-emblem-unveiled-as-uae-prepares-for-kick-off-2879111.htmlThe Official Emblem of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 has been unveiled in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates capital and Host City for the tournament.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[The road to France starts here]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-road-to-france-starts-here-2878437.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers, which marks the beginning of the continent's long journey to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[UAE women’s team living the dream]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=uae-women-s-team-living-the-dream-2878387.htmlFans of women’s football in the United Arab Emirates are excitedly awaiting the beginning of their first-ever qualifying campaign for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, to be held next year in Jordan, where five berths for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ will be up for grabs.

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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:26:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-eye-early-qualification-duo-aim-to-bounce-back-2877457.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's matchday in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018, where the jostling for a ticket to the world stage continues to intensify heading into the home straight. ]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio move clear as underdogs triumph ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=trio-move-clear-as-underdogs-triumph-2876611.htmlFIFA.com looks back on all the action.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Revenge on the menu in return legs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=revenge-on-the-menu-in-return-legs-2876610.htmlFIFA.com previews Thursday's Russia 2018 qualifiers in Asia as the 12 remaining contenders enter the second half of their group schedule with all to play for.]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Abdulrahman: We have to beat Japan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=abdulrahman-we-have-to-beat-japan-2876540.htmlAhead of his side's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Japan, FIFA.com spoke exclusively with United Arab Emirates playmaker Omar Abdulrahman, who says beating Samurai Blue is key to UAE's Russia 2018 hopes.

 
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Double-triples and a long shot]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=double-triples-and-a-long-shot-2876337.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with the underscoring of a decision to swap selling houses for saving shots.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:41:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Kiyotake: There is great pressure on Japan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kiyotake-there-is-great-pressure-on-japan-2875934.htmlFIFA.com speaks with Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake about Samurai Blue's tough campaign for Russia 2018 amid an increasing level of competition in Asia, the benefits of playing in Europe and much more.]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Iran cruise to second Asian title on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-cruise-to-second-asian-title-on-sand-2875647.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from seven days of competition on the beach sands of Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Iran, UAE and Japan claim Bahamas tickets]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-uae-and-japan-claim-bahamas-tickets-2875610.htmlSat, 11 Mar 2017 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls ready to battle in Malaysia]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=asian-hopefuls-ready-to-battle-in-malaysia-2869204.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Asia’s aspirants primed for another big year]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/286/423/7/index.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 05:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye France 2019 berths]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-eye-france-2019-berths-2863965.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[All to play for in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-to-play-for-in-asia-2861361.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[From Yokohama to Abu Dhabi: Japan welcome new hosts UAE]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=from-yokohama-to-abu-dhabi-japan-welcome-new-hosts-uae-2860804.htmlThe transfer of hosting duties from Japan 2016 to UAE 2017 took place shortly before the kick-off of the 2016 Final between tournament surprise and hosts Kashima Antlers and European giants Real Madrid. 

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Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Jeonbuk claim second Asian title, book Japan place]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jeonbuk-claim-second-asian-title-book-japan-place-2855657.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a memorable AFC Champions League campaign that culminated in Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors qualifying for next month's FIFA Club World Cup in Japan to face some old adversaries.]]>Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk complete Asian brace ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jeonbuk-complete-asian-brace-2855370.htmlFIFA.com as we take a closer look at the epic showdown.]]>Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Jeonbuk clinch ticket to Japan]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jeonbuk-book-clinch-ticket-to-japan-2855240.htmlJeonbuk Motors clinched their second AFC Champions League title – and booked a return to the FIFA Club World Cup. The Korea Republic side rode their luck to secure a 1-1 draw against Al Ain in the second leg of the final, winning 3-2 on aggregate.

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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Maradona: Saudi Arabia have taken the UAE’s pulse]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=maradona-saudi-arabia-have-taken-the-uae-s-pulse-2854828.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Leonardo brace leaves final perfectly poised]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=leonardo-brace-leaves-final-perfectly-poised-2852713.htmlThe AFC Champions League final is perfectly poised heading into the second leg, after the opening 90 minutes saw a Leonardo brace allow Jeonbuk Motors to fight back from a goal down to edge Al Ain 2-1 in the Jeonju World Cup Stadium.

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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Jeonbuk, Al Ain in search of second Asian title]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jeonbuk-al-ain-in-search-of-second-asian-title-2852572.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the clash.]]>Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian titans ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=mixed-results-for-asian-titans-2850756.htmlIt proved to be a mixed night for Asia’s top four teams who represented the continent at Brazil 2014, as the third round of qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia reached the midway mark.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Pivotal encounters loom large in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pivotal-encounters-loom-large-in-asia-2850167.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the fifth matchday in Round 3 of FIFA World Cup qualifying across Asia, with some crucial match-ups looming as the groups begin to take shape at the midway point.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Iraq prodigy raring to upset adopted country]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=iraq-prodigy-raring-to-upset-adopted-country-2849510.htmlWith Iraq facing United Arab Emirates in Tuesday's Asian qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Al Nasr Dubai's Mohannad Abdulraheem will be tasked with finding the net against his adopted country. 

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Former winners tee up Asian final meeting]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/284/480/1/index.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 14:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Strugglers bounce back as Iran, Saudi Arabia go clear ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=strugglers-bounce-back-as-iran-saudi-arabia-go-clear-2842485.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at matchday four across Asia's third round of FIFA World Cup qualifying on the road to Russia 2018, with Iran seeing off Korea Republic after Japan and Australia shared the spoils in Melbourne.

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Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Women’s coaching workshop shines light on bright future]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=women-s-coaching-workshop-shines-light-on-bright-future-2842312.htmlMon, 10 Oct 2016 16:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Titans re-unite as Asian derbies loom large]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=titans-re-unite-as-asian-derbies-loom-large-2842110.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, headlined by two major derbies.]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mabkhout: Strikers need to be patient]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=mabkhout-strikers-need-to-be-patient-2842100.htmlSun, 09 Oct 2016 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Syria reignite hopes as trio clinch hard-fought wins ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=syria-reignite-hopes-as-trio-clinch-hard-fought-wins-2840628.htmlAsia's titanic trio - Iran, Japan and Korea Republic - all prevailed with hard-fought victories in AFC third round qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, while brave Syria salvaged a lifeline after overcoming hosts China PR 1-0.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Asian underdogs out to avenge past defeats]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=asian-underdogs-out-to-avenge-past-defeats-2838442.htmlFIFA.com previews the third matchday in Asia's final stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying with some familiar match-ups in store.]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 03:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Korean duo clash as El Jaish challenge Al Ain]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/283/689/9/index.htmlA place in the final beckons as the 2016 AFC Champions League reaches the semi-final stage. FIFA.com previews the enticing pair of meetings. 

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Asia’s newest stars grabbing headlines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=asia-s-newest-stars-grabbing-headlines-2835121.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at some of the newer names making an impact across Asia during the continent's qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.]]>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[El Jaish make history as trio seal return to semi-finals]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=el-jaish-make-history-as-trio-seal-return-to-semi-finals-2833488.htmlFIFA.com reviews the AFC Champions League quarter-final second leg results as Jeonbuk Motors, Al Ain, FC Seoul and El Jaish all sealed progression to the last four. 

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[Tricky challenges for former winners]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tricky-challenges-for-former-winners-2832389.htmlFIFA.com previews the AFC Champions League quarter-final return legs with former Asian kings Al Ain and Jeonbuk Motors facing a challenging scenario.]]>Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Trio stay perfect as Japan bounce back ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=trio-stay-perfect-as-japan-bounce-back-2830918.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Winners clash as hosts seek to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=winners-clash-as-hosts-seek-to-bounce-back-2830632.htmlFIFA.com previews matchday 2 in the final stage of Asia's Russia 2018 qualifying, headlined by United Arab Emirates hosting Asian champions Australia.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Japan stunned as quintet triumph at home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=japan-stunned-as-quintet-triumph-at-home-2829918.htmlIt proved to be a mixed opening matchday for Asia's heavyweights in the continent’s third qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action.

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Old rivalries resume in Asian openers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=old-rivalries-resume-in-asian-openers-2824077.htmlTue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FC Seoul, Al Nasr cruise as former winners misfire]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fc-seoul-al-nasr-cruise-as-former-winners-misfire-2823484.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest AFC Champions League action which saw FC Seoul and Al Nasr put one hand on a semi-final berth, but former continental winners Jeonbuk Motors and Al Ain have plenty of work ahead of them in the return leg.]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Stiff challenges in store for Asian heavyweights]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=stiff-challenges-in-store-for-asian-heavyweights-2823257.htmlFIFA.com previews the quarter-final stage in the AFC Champions League where a host of headline recruits are set to add further glamour to Asia's elite club competition.]]>Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Naser: We desperately want to reach Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=naser-we-desperately-want-to-reach-russia-2800798.html With a youthful team forged by growing together, United Arab Emirates goalkeeper is one of few Majed Naser who can remember their last trip to a FIFA World Cup in 1990 and he is out to help their developing side repeat that feat.]]>Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Quartet seal maiden quarter-final spots]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/244/5/index.htmlFour teams made history in progressing to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time, while there was plenty of late drama around Asia as the last eight competitors snuck past the competition.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 21:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Record numbers bid to host FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2020]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=record-numbers-bid-to-host-fifa-futsal-world-cup-in-2020-2792309.htmlTue, 24 May 2016 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Mixed results for Asian giants]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/279/154/5/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action across Asia.]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 21:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Seven through as Asian line-up complete]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=seven-through-as-asian-line-up-complete-2789850.htmlThu, 05 May 2016 02:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News