<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 19 May 2016 04:07:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 14:05:46 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Africans make their mark in FA Cup finals]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=africans-make-their-mark-in-fa-cup-finals-2791524.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the most memorable moments and figures.]]>Thu, 19 May 2016 04:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Zimbabwe's journalist-footballer ready for Rio]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=zimbabwe-s-journalist-footballer-ready-for-rio-2790265.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 03:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Olympic draw: what you need to know]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=olympic-draw-what-you-need-to-know-2780213.htmlThe draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Five things to watch in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=five-things-to-watch-in-afcon-qualifying-2771564.htmlFIFA.com profiles the big stories ahead of this week's CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Swaziland daring to dream ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=swaziland-daring-to-dream-2770826.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Swaziland head coach Harries Bulunga, who hopes to lead the Sihlangu to their first-ever major tournament by qualifying for the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Olympic draw to be held at Maracana]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=2/news=olympic-draw-to-be-held-at-maracana-2765656.htmlThe iconic Maracana stadium will host the draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments 2016 on 14 April 2016, ahead of hosting the men’s and women’s finals of the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 on 19 and 20 August respectively.

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[From Europe to Africa and back]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=from-europe-to-africa-and-back-2765423.htmlFIFA.com breaks down the trend of young footballers stalled in their pursuit of European club stardom moving to Africa to gain experience, attention and potentially a return to the big leagues.]]>Tue, 16 Feb 2016 06:10:00 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=CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Top ten stand firm as Netherlands come knocking ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=top-ten-stand-firm-as-netherlands-come-knocking-2745109.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 09:07:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: October 2015]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=women-s-round-up-october-2015-2723441.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action during October highlighted by the impending retirement of the game’s greatest-ever goalscorer, plus major news from USA’s domestic league, as well as from Europe, Rio 2016 qualifying and more.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Southern African women punch Olympic tickets]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2015/m=10/news=southern-african-women-punch-olympic-tickets-2719931.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 06:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Zimbabwe sanctioned for Olympic qualifying no-show]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=7/news=zimbabwe-sanctioned-for-olympic-qualifying-no-show-2668536.htmlThe qualifying match for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 that was scheduled for 19 July 2015 between Côte d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe has been declared a 3-0 forfeit victory for Côte d’Ivoire.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=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 (TM)
<![CDATA[The Anfield Rap]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-anfield-rap-2594728.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won't be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week's shows a legendary Liverpool side performing an unforgettable song.]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:12:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Zimbabwe expelled from the preliminary competition of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=3/news=zimbabwe-expelled-from-the-preliminary-competition-of-the-2018-fifa-wo-2557911.htmlThu, 12 Mar 2015 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=11/news=the-week-in-quotes-2480467.htmlSat, 29 Nov 2014 12:40:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea outed as African line-up completed]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=equatorial-guinea-outed-as-african-line-up-completed-2360045.htmlMon, 09 Jun 2014 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[I am somebody]]>/news/y=2014/m=4/news=homeless-kids-have-fun-rio-2315632.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s features previously anonymous children becoming somebodies.]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:53:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[Valcke: We will help Africa improve]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=4/news=valcke-will-help-africa-improve-2313785.htmlThu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Gorowa brings fight back to the Warriors]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=2/news=gorowa-brings-fight-back-the-warriors-2280595.htmlThu, 20 Feb 2014 06:30:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2013/m=10/news=happy-birthday-you-2191016.htmlIn this edition of FIFA.com's weekly birthday round-up, we have two FIFA World Cup™-winners in Gilberto Silva and Antonio Cabrini, as well as a continental champion in Mauricio Victorino.

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Sun, 06 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 08 Sep 2013 19:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Zimbabwean player provisionally suspended following anti-doping tests]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=8/news=zimbabwean-player-provisionally-suspended-following-anti-doping-tests-2159689.htmlMon, 02 Sep 2013 07:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515.htmlThu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Eventful weekend for North Africa's hopefuls]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=eventful-weekend-for-north-africa-hopefuls-2034340.htmlMon, 18 Mar 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Big boys join the fight]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=big-boys-join-the-fight-2029907.htmlThu, 14 Mar 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites advance to the next stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-advance-the-next-stage-2024314.htmlMon, 04 Mar 2013 06:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=12/news=busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-1977150.html2012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Ethiopia hosts Centre workshop ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ethiopia-hosts-centre-workshop-1943826.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2012 11:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.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[Comebacks, shocks as continental line-up set]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=comebacks-shocks-continental-line-set-1785266.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Big guns facing elimination]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=big-guns-facing-elimination-1783149.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Rebounding Zimbabwe aim even higher]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=10/news=rebounding-zimbabwe-aim-even-higher-1770502.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 09:23:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Esperance surge, Douala rule Cameroon ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=9/news=esperance-surge-douala-rule-cameroon-1707267.htmlMon, 24 Sep 2012 17:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Elephants rampage, Indomitable Lions fade]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=elephants-rampage-indomitable-lions-fade-1698372.htmlCôte d'Ivoire impressed in a goalfest against Senegal, holders Zambia left a lot to do in the second leg, and four-time winners Cameroon slumped to defeat. FIFA.com reviews the latest CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Regional rivalries highlight last round]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=regional-rivalries-highlight-last-round-1696300.htmlFri, 07 Sep 2012 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Joy for Casa Sport, worries for Pirates]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=9/news=joy-for-casa-sport-worries-for-pirates-1694534.htmlMon, 03 Sep 2012 17:38:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Integrity workshop well received in Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=8/news=integrity-workshop-well-received-africa-1687720.html]]>Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Tense finish ensues in Nigeria, Highlanders march on]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=8/news=tense-finish-ensues-nigeria-highlanders-march-1683881.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2012 16:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Frontrunners stay the course in Africa]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=8/news=frontrunners-stay-the-course-africa-1676200.html

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Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Shock in Cameroon, spoils split in Zimbabwe]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=shock-cameroon-spoils-split-zimbabwe-1667537.html]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[African leaders keep noses in front]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=african-leaders-keep-noses-front-1658862.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the weekend action from Africa's domestic leagues, which included seven-goal Esperance staying top in Tunisia, and unbeaten leaders in Angola and Zimbabwe picking up draws.]]>Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Hosts slam doors in AFCON preliminaries]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=hosts-slam-doors-afcon-preliminaries-1651411.htmlMon, 18 Jun 2012 00:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013