<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:58:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Long-term absentees make triumphant returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=long-term-absentees-make-triumphant-returns-2919837.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who can qualify in Africa?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=who-can-qualify-in-africa-2918834.htmlThe third and last round of African qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ draws to a close this weekend, with three of the five berths at next year’s tournament still to be determined. 

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa's penultimate joust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-s-penultimate-joust-2910263.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to this weekend's fifth round of fixtures in Africa where tickets to Russia 2018 are up for grabs.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nigerians-on-the-brink-big-guns-out-in-the-cold-2907177.htmlFIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Miya helping Cranes fly high]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=miya-helping-cranes-fly-high-2905349.htmlFIFA.com spoke to striker Farouk Miya, who has played an important role in ensuring that the east African country remains in contention.]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Appiah: Anything is still possible]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=appiah-anything-is-still-possible-2904840.htmlFIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights for sub-Saharan Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-awards-2017-2018-media-rights-for-sub-saharan-africa-2878204.htmlFollowing an open tender process for 42 territories in sub-Saharan Africa, FIFA has granted media rights for 2017-2018 –including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup – to five major broadcasting entities in the region.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA President completes ten-day African tour]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-president-completes-ten-day-african-tour-2869026.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 16:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Upsets aplenty in the AFCON group stage]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/525/4/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a dramatic group phase at the Africa Cup of Nations that left the holders and hosts out and saw Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Egypt and Senegal qualify as section winners.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Egypt top group, Mali head home]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/519/8/index.htmlWed, 25 Jan 2017 23:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Black Stars into last eight, Pharaohs earn late win ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/402/1/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the second set of Group D matches held in Port Gentil, Gabon.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[El Hadary: I’m as ambitious as ever]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/373/5/index.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Ghana edge Uganda as Mali and Egypt share spoils]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/370/2/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the first two Group D encounters at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, which saw Ghana record a hard-fought win over Uganda and Mali and Egypt play to a scoreless draw.]]>Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Fairy tale year keeps Onyango dreaming]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fairy-tale-2016-keeps-onyango-dreaming-2853607.htmlDenis Onyango's past few months have been pretty amazing, but they could pale in comparison to what the next few bring. The Ugandan goalkeeper told FIFA.com about the spectacular journey he has undertaken this year and what he can still look forward to.

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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763.htmlNigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809.htmlCameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Iguma: We’re not the best but we have belief ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=iguma-we-re-not-the-best-but-we-have-belief-2837860.htmlUganda's Denis Iguma chats with FIFA.com about the belief Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic has given to the team, qualifying for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 39 years and the challenges ahead in the final round of African qualifying for Russia 2018.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Drama to the end in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=drama-to-the-end-in-afcon-qualifying-2830719.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Six AFCON spots up for grabs]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/newsid=2830070/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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[Lechantre: Africa no longer has small teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=lechantre-africa-no-longer-has-small-teams-2823288.html FIFA.com hears from Congo coach Pierre Lechantre who says Les Diables Rouges have a realistic chance of achieving breakthrough qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Appiah: Ghana can make Russia 2018 semis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=appiah-ghana-can-make-russia-2018-semis-2821611.htmlFIFA.com that the Black Stars are capable of winning through to the semi-finals at Russia 2018.]]>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Big boys line up for African finals]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=big-boys-line-up-for-african-finals-2800120.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2016 02:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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[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=Orange 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™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Miya taking flight with the Cranes ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=miya-taking-flight-with-the-cranes-2756277.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively with Uganda's high-flying teenager Faruku Miya, who talks captaining his country at the tender age of 18.

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Cranes climb to record height]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=1/news=cranes-climb-to-record-height-2756112.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 04:32:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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™
<![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™
<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[Saintfiet: Africa has hugely talented players]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=saintfiet-africa-has-hugely-talented-players-2732891.htmlTogo's Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his experience in Africa and his side's chances of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after their opening 1-0 qualifying defeat to Uganda. 

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![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™<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2698806.htmlInspirational utterances from Edu, George Mann and Michael Lahoud headline our look back at the week's standout quotes and tweets from the world of football. 

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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=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™
<![CDATA[Uganda's generation game]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=6/news=uganda-s-generation-game-2651061.htmlThe climax of the inaugural Ugandan Women Elite League looks set to have an intriguing sub-plot to it, as two generations of the same household go head-to-head for the title.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The day mum tackled her daughter on the field]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-day-mum-tackled-her-daughter-on-the-field-2608422.htmlTue, 26 May 2015 07:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New borders for Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=new-borders-for-live-your-goals-2519425.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2015 10:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News