<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2013 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 08 Sep 2013 19:32:00 GMTThu, 14 Nov 2013 16:06:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2169544/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 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]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2167916/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2110785/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Make or break time in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2107933/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 14 Jun 2013 04:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2104967/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Salah keeps Egypt cruising, Togo triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2104974/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mohamed Salah's hat-trick for Egypt in their 4-2 win in Zimbabwe has put the Pharaohs on the brink of the final round of African qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, while Togo earned a big win over Cameroon.

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Sun, 09 Jun 2013 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2103380/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.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[Menessou and Benin set sights on history]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2045105/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chat with Benin defender Arsene Menessou as the Squirrels hunt breakthrough qualification for the FIFA World Cup.™]]>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Pote: Brazil is still a long way off]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=2018285/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com chatted exclusively with striker Mickael Pote, who dreams of reaching the showpiece event.]]>Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Late goals go North Africa's way]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1647153/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Libya and Egypt both secured dramatic late wins on Sunday as Africa's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group stage continued in thrilling fashion.

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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1645513/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Bafana falter on day of frustration]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1643497/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=It was a tough day for strikers in Africa as Bafana Bafana were held at home by Ethiopia, Nigeria just earned a win and no side managed more than a single goal.

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1641714/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Amoros: We can be next African surprise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1641397/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 30 May 2012 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Giresse: We can’t afford any slip-ups]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1549949/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mali coach Alain Giresse.]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2011 02:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Foxes hungry for more prey]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/news/newsid=1484276/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria will remain hopeful of a second successive FIFA World Cup finals after their Group H draw, but they will need to remain consistent with Mali ready to pounce and Benin hoping to spring a surprise.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Cameroon and Nigeria celebrate]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1134021/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Indomitable Lions and the Super Eagles booked their places at South Africa 2010, while Egypt and Algeria face play-off on Wednesday.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[African qualifiers preview]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1132438/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Algeria or Egypt? Cameroon or Gabon? Tunisia or Nigeria? A dramatic conclusion ensues as Africa's last three places at the FIFA World Cup are seized.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Desert Warriors date with destiny]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1115874/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= The penultimate qualifying matches for the South Africa 2010 may see Algeria qualify for the finals for the first time in more than 23 years.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Four places still up for grabs]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1101821/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 15 Sep 2009 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Finals joy for Ghana]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1099132/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Ghana became the first African nation to win their way to the 2010 FIFA World Cup while Tunisia stole a late and potentially crucial point in Nigeria.

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Sun, 06 Sep 2009 20:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Qualification in sight for African trio]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1076449/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Home comforts for duo]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1075126/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 21 Jun 2009 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[African eagles top the bill]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1073413/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Algeria on top in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1067960/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Some of Africa's traditional giants are in danger of missing South Africa 2010, while the likes of Algeria and Ghana impressed in the latest action.

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Sun, 07 Jun 2009 22:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Intrigue aplenty in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1067925/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Jun 2009 22:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[African contest hots up]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1066428/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Following some opening round shocks, FIFA World Cup qualifying in Africa could have a vastly clearer picture following this weekend's vital matches.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2009 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Benin still believe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1064047/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 29 May 2009 13:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Mali name 25-man squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1061209/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 22 May 2009 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Upsets add to African intrigue]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1043372/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Slow starts for Egypt and Nigeria]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1043155/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Heavyweights Egypt and Nigeria failed to shine as the final stage of African competition got under way in what is shaping as a tight continental race.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2009 21:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Final surge begins in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1041371/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Debut call-ups for Benin trio]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1041141/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Ghana welcome Essien back]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=1041099/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Group D Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/preliminaries/africa/standings/group=252299/quotes.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Michel Dussuyer, Benin coach
We were expecting a difficult draw and we'll be up against teams who were all at the last Africa Cup of Nations. That means there is going to be some attractive games for our fans to enjoy, especially the derby matches against our neighbours Ghana and Mali. ]]>
Wed, 26 Nov 2008 17:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Ghana lead Western duel]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=922002/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cameroon handed tough test]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=921203/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= The Indomitable Lions have been handed a group with Togo, Morocco and Gabon. Egypt, meanwhile, were placed with Rwanda, Algeria and Zambia.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Watch the draw live on FIFA.com!]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=912823/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 15 Oct 2008 15:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[African seeds established]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=905389/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Joy for Africa's winning trio]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=909987/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= There were celebrations for three teams in African qualifying on Sunday, as Burkina Faso, Egypt and Guinea all secured first place in their groups.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2008 21:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[D-day in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=909460/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 12 Oct 2008 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=904754/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Africa's battlelines are drawn]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=904025/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 09 Oct 2008 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=892062/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Benin through as Congo climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=874288/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 07 Sep 2008 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Egypt gain advantage]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=874151/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Mohamed Aboutrika's 30th-minute strike gave Egypt a 1-0 win over Congo DR, opening up a three-point gap at the top of Group 12.

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Sun, 07 Sep 2008 14:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Race to join Nigeria resumes]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=871073/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 03 Sep 2008 23:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Warm-up friendlies for African giants]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=855070/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= In preparation for September's FIFA World Cup qualifiers, African teams are contesting a number of friendlies, with some new faces in the dugouts.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Super Eagles seal their place]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=814940/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=With four wins in four games, Nigeria have already secured their berth in the final qualifying phase, while five others can join them in September.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Big guns sign off in style]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=813621/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Congo DR, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Egypt and Mali all picked up important wins to help their bids to reach South Africa 2010.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Ghana and Guinea go top]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/newsid=812929/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™