<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 07 Oct 2017 19:13:00 GMTSat, 07 Oct 2017 19:34:31 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Nigeria Russia-bound as Africa's first qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=nigeria-russia-bound-as-africa-s-first-qualifiers-2911535.htmlNigeria have secured their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, having seen off Zambia to top Group B and become Africa's first team at the finals.

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Sat, 07 Oct 2017 19:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa's penultimate joust]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-s-penultimate-joust-2910263.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to this weekend's fifth round of fixtures in Africa where tickets to Russia 2018 are up for grabs.]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=nigerians-on-the-brink-big-guns-out-in-the-cold-2907177.htmlFIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018: Who can qualify this week?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=russia-2018-who-can-qualify-this-week-2906775.htmlCosta Rica, Germany, Nigeria and any two of six competing Asian sides could book their places at Russia 2018 this week. FIFA.com looks at the teams in the running and what they require to secure their spots. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Dreams take shape and hopes evaporate in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=dreams-take-shape-and-hopes-evaporate-in-africa-2906652.htmlThe third instalment of the third round of African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia did not result in any team booking their ticket for next year’s tournament, but did enable certain nations to take huge steps towards that goal. 

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2906238.htmlThe expected prolific nature of a Selecção attacker and unexpected prolificacy of a Seleção midfielder make FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with surprising scorelines in Auckland, Harrison, Montevideo, Sofia and Uyo.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Race resumes for Africa's World Cup hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=race-resumes-for-africa-s-world-cup-hopefuls-2905814.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Bassogog: We are young, but strong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=bassogog-we-are-young-but-strong-2904986.htmlFIFA.com hears from new Cameroon star Christian Bassogog whose pace and form will be key if the Indomitable Lions are to revive their flagging Russia 2018 ambitions.]]>Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Mikel: Nigeria are in a very good position]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=mikel-nigeria-are-in-a-very-good-position-2902682.htmlFIFA.com hears from Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel on the Super Eagles' Russia 2018 qualifying campaign, the upcoming double-header against Cameroon and the pressure to qualify being applied by his Russian wife.]]>Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Werner stakes his claim as Klose's successor]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=werner-stakes-his-claim-as-klose-s-successor-2898596.htmlTimo Werner looked to have fired another blank in his fourth senior international outing for Germany, but eventually netted his first two goals for the side in the victory over Cameroon. He spoke about his performance afterwards, while Joachim Low praised the Leipzig striker's showing.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Lions take away the positives]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=lions-take-away-the-positives-2898593.htmlAfter picking up a point in Russia, Cameroon and Hugo Broos leave the FIFA Confederations Cup with sights set on being back in 12 months time, a stronger unit for it.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany ease through, Aussies make Chile sweat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-ease-through-aussies-make-chile-sweat-2898549.htmlWhile both Group B favourites at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 successfully navigated their way to the semi-finals, Germany and Chile enjoyed very different matches against Cameroon and Australia respectively. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany beat ten-man Cameroon to win group]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334889/match-report.htmlGermany defeated Cameroon 3-1 to finish top of Group B at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi in front of 30,230 fans.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Germany-Cameroon]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334889/preview.htmlGermany will be out to earn a strong finish to the group stages, as they jostle with Chile to top Group B, while Cameroon know only a two-goal victory will see them usurp the FIFA World Cup-holders in the race for the semis.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Birthday boy Teikeu in love with Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=birthday-boy-teikeu-in-love-with-russia-2897843.htmlAdolphe Teikeu is more than just Cameroon’s defensive linchpin at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017; he is also the Indomitable Lions’ tour guide in Russia, a country he fell in love with as soon as he decided to play his club football there. 

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Tie-breakers for Russia 2017 groups]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=tie-breakers-for-russia-2017-groups-2897745.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 09:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[All to play for in Group B as Sanchez rewrites records]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-group-b-as-sanchez-rewrites-records-2897570.htmlGroup B at Russia 2017 remains delicately poised after a day of 1-1 draws that left all four teams in exactly the same positions they held on Thursday morning. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Zambo Anguissa: Five key things]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=zambo-anguissa-five-key-things-2897740.htmlFIFA.com lays out five key points that football fans should know about the exciting young player Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who was named Budweiser Man of the Match in Cameroon’s 1-1 draw with the Socceroos.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Spoils shared in Saint Petersburg]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334880/match-report.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Captain Milligan and the rare treble]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=captain-milligan-and-the-rare-treble-2896949.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Proud Eto'o revels in father figure role]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=proud-eto-o-revels-in-father-figure-role-2896799.htmlWith three of Cameroon's Russia 2017 squad products of the football academy run by the Samuel Eto'o Foundation, we heard from the legendary striker on his pride at the achievements of his "kids".

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Cameroon v Australia]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334880/preview.htmlFIFA.com previews the Group B encounter.]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Late drama lights up Moscow & Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=late-drama-lights-up-moscow-kazan-2895862.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 2 of Russia 2017 as Mexico came from behind twice to deny Portugal, and late goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas broke Cameroonian hearts.]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Vidal and Vargas strike for Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334885/match-report.htmlLate goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas gave Chile all three points in a 2-0 win over Cameroon in their opening match in Group B at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow in front of a crowd of 33,492.

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Sun, 18 Jun 2017 20:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Jara: Experience is no guarantee of success]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=jara-experience-is-no-guarantee-of-success-2895727.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Meet the Confed Cup captains]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=a-closer-look-at-the-confed-cup-captains-2895407.htmlThe eight skippers at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 come under the microscope, with analysis from FIFA.com's team reporters. 

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Moukandjo: This Cameroon squad has become a family]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=moukandjo-the-cameroon-squad-has-become-a-family-2895495.htmlFIFA.com that there is now strong "brotherly love" between him and his colleagues in the national team. ]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Cameroon v Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334885/preview.htmlFri, 16 Jun 2017 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-fifa-confederations-cup-in-numbers-2895262.htmlFrom the oldest and youngest players and teams through the tournament's most successful nations to the men poised to make history at Russia 2017, FIFA.com rounds up the tournament's standout stats.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Cameroon lean on goalkeeping cousins]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cameroon-lean-on-goalkeeping-cousins-2895077.htmlCameroon are blessed with two young and talented goalkeepers, and they just happen to be cousins. FIFA.com profiles Fabrice Ondoa and Andre Onana ahead of their first match at FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[African champions Cameroon arrive in Moscow ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=african-champions-cameroon-arrive-in-moscow-2895026.htmlAfrican champions Cameroon touched down in Moscow this afternoon ahead of their third appearance in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Enhanced digital experience for global football fans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=enhanced-digital-experience-for-global-football-fans-2894806.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Chile fall to friendly defeat in Romania ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=chile-fall-to-friendly-defeat-in-romania-2894879.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 21:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Cameroon crash to Colombia in Russia 2017 warm-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cameroon-suffer-friendly-defeat-to-colombia-2894857.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Additional tickets for most sought-after matches at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 now available]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=additional-tickets-for-most-sought-after-matches-at-fifa-confederation-2893188.htmlWith just ten days to go until the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA is releasing as of today, 11:00 Moscow time, additional tickets for some of the most sought-after matches.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Dacourt: You have to take your hat off to Cameroon]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=dacourt-you-have-to-take-your-hat-off-to-cameroon-2892367.htmlFri, 02 Jun 2017 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[17 days to go: A tribute to Marc-Vivien Foe]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=17-days-to-go-the-tragedy-of-marc-vivien-foe-2883429.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, and from now until the start we will share a fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember when tragedy struck the Tournament of Champions.]]>Wed, 31 May 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[22 days to go: Summer in Moscow awaits]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=22-days-to-go-summer-in-moscow-awaits-2882748.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start, we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today, we focus on the Russian capital, which is hosting four matches including the third-place play-off.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 09:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Broos: Cameroon start with modest expectations]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=broos-cameroon-start-with-modest-expectations-2883941.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 11:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[26 days to go: Path to the Trophy decided in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=26-days-to-go-path-to-the-trophy-decided-in-kazan-2883970.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the Official Draw of the Confederations Cup, which took place in the Host City of Kazan.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The decisive goal: Henry secures France title defence]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=the-decisive-goal-henry-secures-france-title-defence-2884187.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup France 2003<![CDATA[Lions roar in Abidjan]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=4/news=lions-roar-abidjan-748124.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 08:26:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![CDATA[Alcaraz: Beat Zambia and we have a chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=alcaraz-beat-zambia-and-we-have-a-chance-2883840.htmlLes Fennecs.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Moukandjo keen to hear Lions roar in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=moukandjo-keen-to-hear-lions-roar-in-russia-2883383.htmlFIFA.com looks at Cameroon's chances at Russia 2017 through the eyes of captain and forward Benjamin Moukandjo, who says, "We celebrated our Cup of Nations victory in style, but the time has come for us to prepare for this new challenge."

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Tue, 09 May 2017 20:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia-Portugal will be full house]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=samoura-announces-russia-portugal-will-be-full-house-2880425.htmlFIFA and the 2018 Local Organising Committe held their last board meeting ahead of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. FIFA.com collects the main quotes from the media briefing that followed the meeting.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres open, last-minute sales phase underway]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-venue-ticketing-centres-open-last-minute-sales-phase-underway-2880011.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 14:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Russia 2017's last-minute sales phase starts]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2017-s-last-minute-sales-phase-starts-2879980.htmlFans from all over the world will, as of 12:00 CET (13:00 Moscow time) today, have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup as the last-minute sales phase begins.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets sold as first-come, first-served sales phase ends]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=211-745-fifa-confederations-cup-tickets-sold-as-first-come-first-serve-2878677.html211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets had been sold via FIFA.com/tickets by the time the first-come, first-served sales phase came to an end, with Chilean fans buying more than 7,000.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Kewell: Australia will have to be at their best]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kewell-australia-will-have-to-be-at-their-best-2876304.htmlFIFA.com at a media event in his hometown of Sydney to reminisce about his performances at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and give his take on Australia’s class of 2017.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017