<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 26 Jan 2015 01:10:00 GMTMon, 26 Jan 2015 02:22:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Liverpool scent Chelsea blood as Wembley looms]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/146/2/index.htmlMon, 26 Jan 2015 01:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Riquelme draws curtain on glittering career]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/146/1/index.htmlMon, 26 Jan 2015 01:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=General Kind=News<![CDATA[Lyon beat Metz, PSG keep up pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/251/145/4/index.htmlSun, 25 Jan 2015 23:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015<![CDATA[Porto stumble at Maritimo]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=portugal-liga-2000000033/news/newsid/251/145/2/index.htmlSun, 25 Jan 2015 22:55:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga ZON Sagres 2014/2015<![CDATA[Valencia sink Sevilla, Granada take late point]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/251/145/3/index.htmlSun, 25 Jan 2015 22:38:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015<![CDATA[Mighty Mexico lead New Zealand-bound CONCACAF quartet]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=mighty-mexico-lead-new-zealand-bound-concacaf-quartet-2511414.htmlSun, 25 Jan 2015 21:21:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[More glory for Le Roy as Congo qualify]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/141/0/index.htmlClaude le Roy's Congo defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 to finish as winners of Group A at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:09:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Hosts advance to Cup of Nations quarters]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/138/8/index.htmlHosts Equatorial Guinea advanced to the quarter-finals of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations along with Group A winners Congo. 

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:04:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[New Zealand greats sign up as ambassadors]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=new-zealand-greats-sign-up-as-ambassadors-2511239.htmlSun, 25 Jan 2015 18:59:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Release Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Ajax frustrated by Feyenoord]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=netherlands-eredivisie-2000000022/news/newsid/251/137/4/index.htmlSun, 25 Jan 2015 18:12:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Eredivisie 2014/2015<![CDATA[Arsenal, Villa and West Ham win through]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/134/5/index.htmlAll three English Premier League clubs avoided Cup upsets as several of their league counterparts were the day before, as Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Ham United all won through to the FA Cup fifth round.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:07:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Pogba shines for Juve, Moretti stuns Inter]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/251/132/9/index.htmlSun, 25 Jan 2015 16:57:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![CDATA[Djordjevic facing months on sidelines]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/251/124/5/index.htmlLazio striker Filip Djordjevic is facing several months on the sidelines after suffering a right ankle fracture and sprain in the Italian Serie A side's 3-1 win over AC Milan, the club have announced.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:28:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Glory grab late leveller, deny Victory]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=australia-a-league-2000000086/news/newsid/251/124/4/index.htmlJamie Maclaren netted a late equaliser as Australian A-League leaders Perth Glory struck back to claim a point from a 3-3 draw at home to Melbourne Victory.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:24:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2511223/index.htmlOur regular Sunday feature takes in a Brazilian FIFA World Cup winner, an Italian World Cup champion and a Russian midfield schemer as we preview the week's footballing birthdays.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:27:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News
<![CDATA[Abdennour: I’m just your average guy]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/073/1/index.htmlTunisia and Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour speaks to ​FIFA.com​ about life in the principality, and his hopes for the ongoing CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament. 

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:10:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Janza: Zambia under pressure]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/123/2/index.htmlFormer champions Zambia must defeat Cape Verde Islands to keep alive their hopes of reaching the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals, with their coach Honour Janza admitting his side are "under pressure."

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:03:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[De Klassieker: A dominant Dutch duo]]>http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/clubs/rivalries/newsid=106838/index.htmlThe rivalry between Dutch duo Feyenoord and Ajax runs deeper than a mere footballing enmity. It is a clash of ideologies, between the artists of Amsterdam and the dock workers of Rotterdam, making the match a historically tasty affair.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:33:00 GMT Area=Classic Section=Rivalries Kind=News
<![CDATA[Atlas miss chance, Tijuana down Tigres]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=mexico-1a-division-2000000104/news/newsid/251/122/9/index.htmlAtlas missed the chance to go clear at the top of the Mexican Liga MX Clausura as they lost 3-1 away to Chiapas, while Tijuana joined both those sides on six points in the embryonic standings with a 2-1 win at Tigres Monterrey.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:08:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA Bancomer MX 2015 Clau
<![CDATA[Deila excited for Old Firm clash]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/122/8/index.htmlCeltic manager Ronny Deila says excitement is building as his side prepare to resume their Old Firm rivalry with Rangers next week, with the two sides facing off for the first time since 2012.

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:35:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[USA secure final CONCACAF ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=usa-secure-final-concacaf-ticket-2511193.htmlUSA became the fourth and last CONCACAF team to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 when they defeated El Salvador 2-0 at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship play-offs. 

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:02:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Real win as Ronaldo sees red, Barça hammer Elche]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/251/122/0/index.htmlCristiano Ronaldo was sent off for lashing out as Gareth Bale scored a late penalty to give a ragged Real Madrid a 2-1 win at Cordoba, while Barcelona thrashed Elche 6-0 on the road.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:29:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Lazio heap more woe on Milan, Cagliari win]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/251/120/4/index.htmlMarco Parolo scored twice as Lazio heaped more woe on AC Milan with a 3-1 win, while Gianfranco Zola's Cagliari moved out of the bottom three in Serie A with a 2-1 win at home to Sassuolo. 

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:56:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Monaco edge Lille, Montpellier thrash Nantes]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/251/120/1/index.htmlMonaco edged Lille 1-0 on the road to extend their Ligue 1 unbeaten run to six matches, while Montpellier also went six games unbeaten after a comfortable 4-0 win over Nantes. 

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:52:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Honduras seal place in New Zealand]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=honduras-seal-place-in-new-zealand-2511130.htmlHonduras joined Mexico and Panama as the third qualified CONCACAF nation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:17:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015
<![CDATA[Cameroon, Guinea end level]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/116/0/index.htmlCameroon and Guinea shared the spoils in the fourth 1-1 draw in as many matches in Group D of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations at the Estadio de Malabo.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:56:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Mali share the spoils]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/101/1/index.htmlMax Gradel levelled late on as Côte d'Ivoire snatched a 1-1 draw with Mali in Group D of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Cup runneth over with shocks]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/099/4/index.htmlThe FA Cup fourth round was full of shocks with League One side Bradford City's 4-2 win at Chelsea and Championship outfit Middlesbrough's 2-0 upset at Manchester City highlighting the action. 

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:14:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2510632/index.htmlSat, 24 Jan 2015 12:16:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Adelaide hit seven, Sydney ease to win]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=australia-a-league-2000000086/news/newsid/251/088/6/index.htmlAdelaide United thrashed Newcastle Jets 7-0 to move second in the Australian A-League standings, while Sydney FC saw off Central Coast Mariners with a comfortable 5-1 victory.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:44:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Hyundai A-League 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Shaqiri wants Inter revival]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/251/088/2/index.htmlInter Milan midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is fired up for Sunday's home match against Torino with his team looking to climb up in the Italian Serie A table, after scoring his first Inter goal against Sampdoria.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Silva seals Real switch]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/251/085/8/index.htmlFIFA Club World Cup holders Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian U-21 international Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro, with the midfielder signing a five-and-a-half year deal with the Spanish giants.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:03:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Mahmood: Panenka penalty was message]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/asiancup/news/newsid/251/085/6/index.htmlIraq hero Younis Mahmood said he's dreaming of an incredible repeat AFC Asian Cup win after taking centre-stage once again as they reached the semi-finals in dramatic fashion.

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:12:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Mourinho: Quadruple almost impossible]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/085/5/index.htmlSat, 24 Jan 2015 01:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News<![CDATA[Wenger: Ozil coming back stronger]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/082/9/index.htmlArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes midfielder Mesut Ozil has returned to the team in a stronger condition after the German FIFA World Cup winner recovered from a knee injury sustained in early October.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Cambridge net Man United replay]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/082/4/index.htmlLeague Two side Cambridge United held Premier League giants Manchester United to a goalless draw, earning a fourth-round FA Cup replay at Old Trafford. 

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:55:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Ten-man Nice compound Marseille's woes]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/251/082/1/index.htmlNice put a significant dent in Marseille's Ligue 1 title hopes when they downed their Mediterranean rivals 2-1 at home.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:32:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2014/2015
<![CDATA[South Africa denied by Senegal]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/079/1/index.htmlSouth Africa once again failed to hold onto a lead at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations as they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Senegal in Mongomo.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:09:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Grant: Gyan's attitude is fantastic]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/073/5/index.htmlGhana head coach Avram Grant praised striker Asamoah Gyan's attitude after the Black Stars' captain scored a late winner against Algeria. 

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:03:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Returning Gyan the hero as Ghana beat Algeria]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/069/5/index.htmlThe returning Asamoah Gyan scored a late winner as Ghana overcame Algeria with a 1-0 Group C victory in Mongomo. 

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:59:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015
<![CDATA[Ali: Abdulrahman almost gave me heart attack]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/asiancup/news/newsid/251/068/2/index.htmlUAE coach Mahdi Ali hailed Omar Abdulrahman's audacious chipped "panenka" penalty after the Emirates defeated defending champions Japan in the AFC Asian Cup 2015 quarter-finals on penalties.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)
<![CDATA[Inzaghi: Players must take responsibility]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/251/062/9/index.htmlAC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi has urged his players to stand up and be counted ahead of Saturday's Italian Serie A game at Lazio, saying his side need to rediscover their confidence.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015
<![CDATA[Rodgers: Coutinho a class act]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/251/062/4/index.htmlLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes playmaker Philippe Coutinho has come into his own in the last few weeks, describing the Brazilian as "a class act" ahead of second tier Bolton Wanderers' visit to Anfield in the FA Cup.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Japan pay the penalty as UAE advance]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/asiancup/news/newsid/251/057/9/index.htmlFri, 23 Jan 2015 12:41:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[Scala: It will take time to announce the candidates]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/administration/news/newsid=2510231/index.htmlFIFA.com asked Domenico Scala, who has also been appointed by the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee as its chairman, to elaborate on the electoral process in the lead-up to the FIFA Congress in May 2015.]]>Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:32:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Iraq shock Iran in thriller]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/asiancup/news/newsid/251/050/8/index.htmlFri, 23 Jan 2015 10:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[They Said It: David Beckham]]>http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/features/news/newsid=2510288/index.htmlFri, 23 Jan 2015 09:46:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=They Said It Kind=News<![CDATA[Le Roy savouring Congo's historic campaign]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/042/5/index.htmlFri, 23 Jan 2015 08:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![CDATA[Traore: We have no fear]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/africancup/news/newsid/251/025/7/index.htmlFIFA.com about how reactions to the Ebola outbreak brought the team closer together.]]>Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:29:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2015<![CDATA[Two-goal hero Son running on empty]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/asiancup/news/newsid/251/038/0/index.htmlFri, 23 Jan 2015 06:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)<![CDATA[China eye Russia 2018 after Asian Cup run]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/asiancup/news/newsid/251/037/9/index.htmlFri, 23 Jan 2015 05:15:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=AFC Asian Cup 2015 (TM)