<![CDATA[FIFA.com - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 03 Feb 2016 11:18:00 GMTThu, 04 Feb 2016 10:44:02 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Postecoglou: Russia 2017 a great reward]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=postecoglou-russia-2017-a-great-reward-2763720.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 11:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Jang: I’m far from being the new Hong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=jang-i-m-far-from-being-the-new-hong-2763442.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 03:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Castro’s clincher secures Celeste's crown]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=castro-s-clincher-secures-celeste-s-crown-2757448.htmlEvery week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We kick off this new series with a shot of how the first tournament was won.

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Historic campaign pushes Turkmenistan to new level]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=historic-campaign-pushes-turkmenistan-to-new-level-2757057.htmlThe central Asian nation of Turkmenistan are excelling in Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, with the campaign highlighted by a historic result against Iran. FIFA.com spoke to midfielder Guwanc Abylow about his side's progress and much more.

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[36 Venue Specific Training Sites approved for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=36-venue-specific-training-sites-approved-for-the-2018-fifa-world-cup--2757279.html for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia submitted by the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee. The list includes 36 VSTSs – three for each one of the 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums. ]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[The football pitch: A vital element of the game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-football-pitch-a-vital-element-of-the-game-2757162.htmlPitch management for next year's FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has already been discussed at a special workshop in Moscow.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[University chancellors to be 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Volunteer Programme ambassadors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=university-chancellors-to-be-2018-fifa-world-cuptm-volunteer-programme-2756805.htmlChancellors from 15 universities have been appointed as Russia 2018 Volunteer Program ambassadors, whose institutions will be hosting Volunteer Centres covering all 11 Host Cities.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Discover the delights of Samara]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=discover-the-delights-of-samara-2756131.htmlWe take a closer look at Samara, one of Russia 2018's Host Cities, which will be the venue for six 2018 FIFA World Cup™ games, including a quarter-final.

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=DestinationKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Sampaoli vacates Chile post]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sampaoli-deja-el-banquillo-de-la-roja-2756116-2756163.htmlJorge Sampaoli has quit as Chile coach after reaching an agreement with the country’s National Professional Football Association (ANFP) on the termination of his contract. 

 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 03:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Pereira: You have to know how to use aerial play]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=pereira-you-have-to-know-how-to-use-aerial-play-2755554.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Uruguay star Alvaro Pereira, who talks World Cup qualifying, the return of Luis Suarez and his countrymen's exceptional heading abilities.  

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[De Jong: Time for new Dutch generation to step up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=de-jong-time-for-new-dutch-generation-to-step-up-2755508.htmlFri, 15 Jan 2016 07:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Kuwait sanctioned after unplayed FIFA World Cup™ qualifier]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=kuwait-sanctioned-after-unplayed-fifa-world-cuptm-qualifier-2755349.htmlWed, 13 Jan 2016 15:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Samuel: I’m not scared of the future]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=samuel-argentina-tiene-centrales-para-rato-2753862-2753872.htmlCurrently winding down his career in the Swiss league, former Argentinian international Walter Samuel talks to FIFA.com about his life in Switzerland and what the future may hold for him off the pitch and his national team on it.

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico out in front on CONCACAF road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=mexico-out-front-on-concacaf-road-2747598.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the action on the road to Russia 2018 from CONCACAF in 2015, a year in which Mexico reasserted their dominance and USA lost their way.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Ecuador, Uruguay set the early pace]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=ecuador-uruguay-set-the-early-pace-2748158.htmlFIFA.com reviews the early stages of South American qualifying for the next FIFA World Cup, highlighting a stat, a quote and some standout performers.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054.htmlTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[Huge hearts and big ambitions kick-off Oceania’s journey]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=huge-hearts-and-big-ambitions-kick-off-oceania-s-journey-2747856.htmlFIFA.com reports on an exciting start to Oceania's Russia 2018 journey during 2015 and looks ahead to what lies in story for the Pacific's elite nations.]]>Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Matthaus and Kerzhakov inspire Russian children]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=matthaus-and-kerzhakov-inspire-russian-children-2747517.htmlWhich fan doesn't dream about receiving a letter from their footballing idol? For children at a number of orphanages in Russia, this dream is about to come true during the festive season thanks to the charity initiative “A New Year's Fairy Tale”.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The goalkeeper’s long road to redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=the-goalkeeper-s-long-road-to-redemption-2747508.htmlTue, 22 Dec 2015 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Al-Sahlawi: I’d love to score at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=al-sahlawi-i-d-love-to-score-at-the-world-cup-2745440.htmlFIFA.com about his memories of Saudi Arabia's class of '94, their fine performances in Russia 2018 qualifying, and the secret to his knack of scoring last-gasp goals.]]>Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ryan’s journey from caravan to penthouse]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=wednesday-subbed-ryan-s-journey-from-caravan-to-penthouse-2742721.htmlFIFA.com about his experiences at Brazil 2014, living in Spain, growing up in Sydney’s blue collar outer suburbs and more.]]>Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 mascot panel selected]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=russia-2018-mascot-panel-selected-2742570.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee approves kick-off times for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=fifa-executive-committee-approves-kick-off-times-for-the-2018-fifa-wor-2741645.htmlThe FIFA Executive Committee has approved the kick-off times for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. The opening match of both tournaments, as well as the FIFA World Cup Final, will be played at 18.00 Moscow time (UTC + 3)

 

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Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Herediano twosome step up for Ticos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=herediano-twosome-step-up-for-ticos-2741498.htmlMidfielders Randall Azofeifa and Esteban Granados chat exclusively with FIFA.com about Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez's trust in them during Russia 2018 qualifying and their success in the Costa Rican championship with Herediano.

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Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Yoshida: Japan must find the right balance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=yoshida-japan-must-find-the-right-balance-2734944.htmlFIFA.com about Japan's new adventure under the tough Vahid Halilhodzic, explains the secret to Southampton's success in the English Premier League and speaks about being an exception in his position.]]>Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mutko: Security must have special emphasis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mutko-security-must-have-special-emphasis-2734941.htmlTue, 24 Nov 2015 13:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 LOC Management Board reviews 2015 and looks forward to FIFA Confederations Cup 2017]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=russia-2018-loc-management-board-reviews-2015-and-looks-forward-to-fif-2734803.htmlA review of the main achievements of 2015 and preparations for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 were the main topics of the seventh meeting of the Russia 2018 LOC (Local Organising Committee) Management Board in Moscow. The meeting took place, with FIFA’s participation, on 24 November 2015.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Nepomnyashchy: I'd rank Milla with the greatest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=nepomnyashchy-i-d-rank-milla-with-the-greatest-2722509.htmlLooking back at Italy 1990, former Cameroon coach Valery Nepomnyashchy recalled that unforgettable win over Argentina and Roger Milla picking Rene Higuita's pocket, before revealing his mistake in the quarter-final match against England.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Ecuador stay perfect as Argentina, Brazil win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-stay-perfect-as-big-two-bounce-back-2733651.htmlFIFA.com reflects on a dramatic night in South America's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with big wins for Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil and a vital away triumph for Argentina.]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mexico, Ticos a cut above the CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-ticos-a-cut-above-the-concacaf-pack-2733568.html FIFA.com runs down all the action from CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday night, where Mexico and Costa Rica both won to keep their records perfect. ]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Qatar through as Australia, Iran make ground]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=qatar-through-as-australia-iran-make-ground-2733293.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 19:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA statement on Myanmar-Kuwait qualifier]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=fifa-statement-on-myanmar-kuwait-qualifier-2733317.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Baloy: This is our chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=baloy-this-is-our-chance-2733292.htmlLa Roja can make the final step towards the finals this time around.]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio eye summit, big two need points]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=trio-eye-summit-big-two-need-points-2733254.htmlTue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Follow the qualifiers LIVE!]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=follow-the-qualifiers-live-2733206.htmlFIFA.com will have you covered with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers Live Blog.]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Williamson: Kenya are still underdogs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=williamson-second-leg-task-is-a-mountain-2733208.htmlFIFA.com that Kenya still has much work to do to claim a spot in CAF's group stage of Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[No place like home for T&T’s Cyrus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=no-place-like-home-for-t-t-s-cyrus-2733072.htmlFIFA.com talks to young Trinidad and Tobago defender Deneil Cyrus about the big date with USA, his time playing in Hanoi, and how he found a home among the Soca Warriors.

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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Mexico, USA eye more of the same]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=mexico-usa-eye-more-of-the-same-2732967.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ikeme: Everyone's singing on the Nigeria bus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ikeme-everyone-s-singing-on-the-nigeria-bus-2732053.htmlFIFA.com, Nigeria's No1 Carl Ikeme talks about succeeding the legendary Vincent Enyeama, feeling like the new kid at school and getting back to his roots.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Isaksson: I’m proud of my career]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=isaksson-i-m-proud-of-my-career-2733122.htmlMon, 16 Nov 2015 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Trio seek revenge as favourites face strugglers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=trio-seek-revenge-as-favourites-face-strugglers-2732984.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest day of FIFA World Cup qualifying across Asia, as the groups begin to take shape and table-topping sides take on the minnows across the continent.]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![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 (TM)
<![CDATA[Strong start for CONCACAF giants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=strong-start-for-concacaf-giants-2732825.htmlMexico and USA started strong in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, while Canada, Panama and Costa Rica also picked up wins.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Lee’s journey from calamity to football fantasy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=lee-s-journey-from-calamity-to-football-fantasy-2732504.htmlFri, 13 Nov 2015 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Ecuador move clear as Brazil battle back to hold Argentina]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ecuador-move-clear-as-colombia-hold-chile-2732495.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest FIFA World Cup qualifying action in South America, where a 1-1 draw between Colombia and Chile handed Ecuador the chance to move clear at the top of the standings.]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Rachidi: We're not afraid of Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=rachidi-we-re-not-afraid-of-ghana-2732218.htmlComoros captain Ibrahim Rachidi speaks with FIFA.com about the island nation's hopes of continuing their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying adventure.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)