<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTFri, 24 Oct 2014 06:03:18 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history ]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2461244/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/newsid=2454646/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/231/992/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[China survive huge scare to reach Asian Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Five reach Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Uzbekistan, Qatar, Oman, Iran and Kuwait stormed into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, but China hit a stumbling block and face a tough final game to decide their fate.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[The power of football in Yemen]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2223672/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In our video of the week, we take you on a journey to Yemen, where football is not just a sport but also a way of bringing people together.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[UAE opens arms to western Asian coaches]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=2206785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[West Asian duo maintain perfect run]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday’s abbreviated AFC Asian Cup matchday with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates the big winners, as 2011 semi-finalists Uzbekistan were undone on the road.]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A new chapter for UAE]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The Gulf Cup came to a spectacular close as UAE triumphed over Iraq in a 2-1 extra-time victory. FIFA.com reviews the tournament which saw Mehdi Ali's side finish as the region's premier outfit.

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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan cruise as giants flounder]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=japan-cruise-giants-flounder-1977092.htmlWed, 26 Dec 2012 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Syrians reign supreme in West Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com looks back at the highlights of the seventh edition of the WAFF Championship, and turns the spotlight on some of the teams that made their mark, most notably Syria who defied the odds to be crowned regional kings.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Tough draw for Chinese champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/196/686/0/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/189/347/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Former champions handed tough draws]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/174/853/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=China PR, Iraq, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have been grouped together in AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifying, while Iran will join Kuwait, Thailand and Lebanon in another tough pool.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Uzbekistan youngsters create history]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/u17worldcup/uae2013/news/newsid=1747663/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Drogba shines as new season dawns in Iran]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com also takes in the latest from Korea Republic, Iraq, Thailand and Yemen.]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Morocco shock favourites to lift cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/166/116/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2012 Arab Nations Cup presented its fair share of surprises, with the most prominent of which being Morocco's run into the final and their thrilling 3-1 win on penalties over Libya.

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Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Yemen on the comeback trail]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/165/256/9/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com managed to speak to their coach Sami Al Nash about his desire to see the team prove themselves at the highest level.]]>Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Champions to the fore]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com’s weekly look at club action across Asia and Oceania reviews the latest from Yemen, Iraq, and Macau, as well as Australia and New Zealand, where the league’s elite have been in fine form.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=favourites-prevail-asian-qualifiers-1482296.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls in do or die deciders]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-hopefuls-die-deciders-1479874.htmlAsia's second round of qualifiers reaching a climax today, with no fewer than 30 sides battling it out on the road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. You can follow the action live on FIFA.com.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=asian-favourites-draw-first-blood-1479456.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, which saw the traditional favourites take an advantage over their underdog opponents.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[China, Jordan among convincing winners]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=china-jordan-among-convincing-winners-1479218.htmlSat, 23 Jul 2011 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Thirty hopefuls begin road to round three]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=thirty-hopefuls-begin-road-round-three-1478636.htmlSome intriguing second round, first legs are in store, with Kuwait-Philippines, Qatar-Vietnam, Singapore-Malaysia and United Arab Emirates-India catching the eye.

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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Sidka: I’m enjoying my time in Iraq ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=sidka-enjoying-time-iraq-1478366.htmlFIFA.com talks to Iraq coach Wolfgang Sidka about preparing his side for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, football in his homeland Germany, and his thoughts on Qatar hosting the showpiece event in 2022.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1459861/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia were among the AFC heavyweights who coasted through to the final round of qualifiers for London 2012, while the likes of Oman and Malaysia sprung major surprises.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Aussies ease past Yemen]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia began their attempt to reach next year's London Olympics in style, with Jason Hoffman inspiring his side to a 3-0 win against Yemen in their first leg.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 09:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Venue changes for Syria and Yemen]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1448367/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Due to the situation in Syria and Yemen, their forthcoming qualifiers for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament will be played outside of the respective countries.

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Tue, 07 Jun 2011 12:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Rovers salvage draw, Nasaf take control]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:37:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931.htmlThe AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=3/news=asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533.htmlSat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Yemen-Singapore postponed]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=1385109/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Asian Men’s Preliminary Competition match between Yemen and Singapore for the Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 has been postponed

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Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Kuwait begin new era with Gulf Cup win]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Kuwait won the 20th edition of the Gulf Cup with a narrow victory over Saudi Arabia in Yemen on Sunday ending a 12-year wait to regain regional supremacy.

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Mon, 06 Dec 2010 07:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Saudi Arabia into semis]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/134/272/2/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Saudi Arabia had a late own goal to thank for their semi-final place in the Gulf Cup, scraping a 1-1 draw with Qatar, while Kuwait topped Group A after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Yemen.

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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 23:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Al Khaldi saves Kuwait, Yemen exit]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Kuwait goalkeeper Nawaf Al Khaldi saved a last-minute penalty to deny Saudi Arabia their second win in this year's Gulf Cup as the two teams shared a scoreless draw.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Free-scoring Saudis dent Yemen hopes]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/133/932/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Saudi Arabia commenced their 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations campaign in bright fashion by overpowering host nation Yemen 4-0, while Kuwait edged Qatar in the other group match.

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Tue, 23 Nov 2010 02:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Yemen welcomes Gulf nations]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/133/911/1/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Professionalisation on the agenda in Lebanon]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/education/news/newsid=1319582/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=As part of the Goal programme, the city of Beirut last week hosted a seminar organised by FIFA for the general secretaries of member associations from west Asia.

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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 09:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Kuwait reign in West Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/131/268/8/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The sixth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship ended with Kuwait adding their name to the list of previous winners.

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Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Yemen edge nine-man Palestine]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/130/880/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Yemen overcame the challenge of Palestine with a 3-1 win in there second West Asian Football Federation Championship, with the Palestinians ending the game with nine men.

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Mon, 27 Sep 2010 21:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Iraq start with victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/130/752/6/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Iraq made a winning start to the West Asian Football Federation Championship today, beating Yemen 2-1 in their opening Group C match.

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Sat, 25 Sep 2010 20:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[West Asia's finest braced for action]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/130/667/7/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The 2010 West Asian Football Federation Championship begins in Jordan on Friday, with four-time winners Iran looking to continue their domination.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 07:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Champs Kuwait SC impress]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/120/182/3/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Reigning champions Kuwait SC sounded a warning to other AFC Cup hopefuls by sealing first in Group B with a 7-1 win against India's Churchill Brothers.

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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 03:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Final three claim Asian Cup berths]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The field for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011 has been completed with Australia, Kuwait and Jordan taking the final places for the January tournament.

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Thu, 04 Mar 2010 00:19:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=November 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan, Bahrain share pole position]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan and Bahrain have an equal share at the top of their AFC Asian Cup qualifying group after wins over Hong Kong and Yemen respectively.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2009 07:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News