<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 28 Nov 2016 07:12:00 GMTMon, 28 Nov 2016 10:25:26 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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™<![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™
<![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™
<![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™
<![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™
<![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™<![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™<![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™
<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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™<![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™
<![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™<![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™<![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<![CDATA[Holders go out as eight book early progression]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/169/7/index.htmlEight sides advanced to the Round of 16 of the AFC Champions League 2016 with a game to spare, while holders Guangzhou Evergrande missed out on the knockout phase for the first time. FIFA.com reviews the penultimate matchday. 

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Group B preview: Rivalries renewed in a tight section]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=group-b-preview-rivalries-renewed-in-a-tight-section-2780779.htmlSeveral rivalries will be renewed in Group B of the third round of the Asian qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia when Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand come face to face again.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Australia, Japan to go head-to-head following Asian draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=australia-and-japan-go-head-to-head-in-asian-draw-2780621.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 10:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Asian dozen dreaming of Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=asian-dozen-dreaming-of-russia-2780312.htmlQualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is reaching its final throes in Asia and just 12 nations from the world's most populous continent remain in the hunt for a spot at the global extravaganza that will kick off in just over two years' time.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[El Jaish progress, leaders on the verge]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/000/1/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from AFC Champions League 2016 Matchday 4 as El Jaish became the first side to advance to the Round of 16.]]>Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Technical Directors develop in Dubai]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=technical-directors-develop-in-dubai-2780014.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 12:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Heavy interest in hosting 2020 futsal extravaganza]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=heavy-interest-in-hosting-2020-futsal-extravaganza-2779168.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Matar return excites Emirati fans and players alike]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=matar-return-excites-emirati-fans-and-players-alike-2779462.htmlTue, 05 Apr 2016 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Seven tickets await on decisive matchday]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=seven-tickets-await-on-decisive-matchday-2772687.htmlFIFA.com previews what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to round two in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Decisive duels await Asia's 2018 hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=decisive-duel-await-for-asia-s-2018-hopefuls-2771545.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Asian sides kick-start long road to Japan 2016]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/635/7/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2016 AFC Champions League with the 32-team field headlined by some big-spending Chinese clubs.]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Octet complete group stage field]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/466/3/index.htmlWed, 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™<![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