<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 18 Nov 2016 00:18:00 GMTFri, 18 Nov 2016 15:03:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Kalaba: Zambia will give it their best shot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=kalaba-zambia-will-give-it-their-best-shot-2852564.htmlFri, 18 Nov 2016 00:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763.htmlNigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809.htmlCameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248.htmlFIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Soudani, the No2 aiming to take centre stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=soudani-the-no2-aiming-to-take-centre-stage-2840925.htmlEl Arabi Hilal Soudani speaks to ​FIFA.com ​about being No2 at Dynamo Zagreb and his aim to be the top man for Algeria in their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on the road to Russia.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Cameroon World Cup star the toast of Ireland’s west coast]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=cameroon-world-cup-star-the-toast-of-ireland-s-west-coast-2813328.htmlMon, 01 Aug 2016 05:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1998 FIFA World Cup France ™<![CDATA[Rajevac: Algeria are the best in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=rajevac-african-football-is-improving-all-the-time-2812076.htmlSpeaking exclusively to FIFA.com, Milovan Rajevac reveals why he took the Algeria national team job, as well as his ambitions of taking Fennecs to Russia 2018 and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mouth-watering match-ups drawn in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=mouth-watering-contests-drawn-in-africa-2803565.htmlFIFA.com looks at the group stage draw in CAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Road to Russia mapped out for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=road-to-russia-mapped-out-for-african-hopefuls-2803414.html

The last remaining steps for Africa’s FIFA World Cup contenders have been laid out after the draw for the continent’s third round of Russia 2018 qualifiers took place in Cairo, Egypt.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Africa gears up for draw for third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=africa-gears-up-for-draw-for-third-round-of-2018-fifa-world-cup-qualif-2803173.htmlWed, 22 Jun 2016 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Broos: Guiding Cameroon to Russia is my prime objective]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=broos-guiding-cameroon-to-russia-is-my-prime-objective-2801642.htmlFIFA.com heard from Hugo Broos about his priorities since taking the Cameroon job and his ambitions for Les Lions Indomptables at continental and world level.]]>Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Abdennour: Tunisia deserve a World Cup place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=abdennour-tunisia-deserve-a-world-cup-place-2799588.htmlFIFA.com spoke with powerful Tunisia and Valencia centre-back Aymen Abdennour about his team's determination to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ – and the pain of their play-off defeat against Cameroon on the road to Brazil 2014.]]>Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Nkono: I knew which way Lineker would shoot]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=nkono-i-knew-which-way-lineker-would-shoot-2779768.htmlFIFA.com as he shares his memories of the 1982 and 1990 FIFA World Cups™.]]>Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=1990 FIFA World Cup Italy ™<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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™
<![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™
<![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™
<![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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Boumsong: World Cup is a unifying force]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=boumsong-world-cup-is-a-unifying-force-2671799.htmlWed, 19 Aug 2015 14:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899.htmlFIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Update on FIFA Disciplinary Committee decisions on World Cup cases ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=8/news=update-on-fifa-disciplinary-committee-decisions-on-world-2416083.htmlMon, 04 Aug 2014 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Santana: Messi looks like a plumber]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=santana-messi-looks-like-a-plumber-2403961.htmlFIFA.com ahead of his performance at the Brazil 2014 Final on why Germany will be victorious, performing the Maracana and why he admires Lionel Messi.]]>Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=VIP interviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brazil 2014's 100 club]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=brazil-2014-s-100-club-2400785.htmlSun, 06 Jul 2014 17:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The first phase in tweets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-first-phase-in-tweets-2388679.htmlFIFA.com looks at the best tweets from the group stage.]]>Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The World Cup group stage in quotes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=the-world-cup-group-stage-in-quotes-2388217.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 00:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Fred: I'm thrilled to have scored]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=fred-i-m-thrilled-to-have-scored-2383352.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 03:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brazil, Mexico rise to the occasion]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=brazil-mexico-rise-to-the-occassion-2382478.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 02:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Neymar double helps Brazil book Chile tie]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186472/match-report.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Nerves for Brazil, pride for Spain]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=nerves-for-brazil-pride-for-spain-2380838.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 02:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mbia: Pride is at stake]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mbia-pride-is-at-stake-2380839.htmlFIFA.com that it's about pride for the Indomitable Lions now as they hope to avoid a repeat of the 'calamity' of South Africa 2010.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Olic: Twelve years and still going strong]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=olic-twelve-years-and-still-going-strong-2376962.htmlAfter doubling his FIFA World Cup tally against Cameroon, 12 years after opening his account, Ivica Olic spoke to FIFA.com on longevity, sacrifice and superstitious predictions with coach Niko Kovac.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Memphis the hero for Oranje]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=memphis-el-heroe-naranja-2376893-2376934.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 07:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mixed fortunes for kings in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mixed-fortunes-for-kings-in-brazil-2375903.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 03:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Croatia boost hopes, Cameroon bow out]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186453/match-report.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 00:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain seek redemption, Oranje aim to maintain sheen]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=spain-seek-redemption-oranje-aim-to-maintain-sheen-2374397.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 02:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Belgium turn to youth in attack ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=belgium-turn-to-youth-in-attack-2375272.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 23:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Pranjic called in from the cold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=pranjic-called-in-from-the-cold-2374471.htmlCroatia's Mario Mandzukic and Danijel Pranjic were unable to play in the Europeans' 3-1 defeat by Brazil due to suspension and injury respectively but as Pranjic told FIFA.com, the duo are eagerly awaiting Wednesday's clash with Cameroon.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Wounded Lions hoping to find their roar]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=wounded-lions-hoping-to-find-their-roar-2374159.htmlFIFA.com exactly how his side will try to overcome injury issues and a defeat in their opening game when they take to the field against Croatia.]]>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 18-20]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-18-20-2373453.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 15:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ochoa heroics, Dutch delight, Chile celebrate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ochoa-heroics-dutch-delight-chile-celebrate-2370826.htmlFriday’s three games saw Mexico keeper Guillermo Ochoa make a winning FIFA World Cup™ debut, the Netherlands settle an old score and two big-name Chile players finally open their accounts in the global showpiece. 

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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Young guns kept quiet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=young-guns-kept-quiet-2370691.htmlSat, 14 Jun 2014 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ochoa: We're not nervous about facing Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ochoa-we-re-not-nervous-about-facing-brazil-2370290.htmlFIFA.com at finally making his FIFA World Cup debut, discusses his performance against Cameroon and the forthcoming battle against Brazil.]]>Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Peralta downs Cameroon, gets Mexico rolling]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186492/match-report.htmlFri, 13 Jun 2014 18:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A tasty rematch in 2014's first trio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=a-tasty-rematch-in-2014-s-first-trio-2368907.htmlFri, 13 Jun 2014 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The squads in numbers ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=07-06-the-squads-in-numbers-2355640.htmlFIFA.com takes a statistical look at the Brazil 2014 squads.]]>Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Absent, but not forgotten]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ilustres-ausentes-2354521-2355306.htmlThey say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so here at FIFA.com we want to pay tribute to the slew of top-class performers who, whether through injury or because their countries failed to qualify, will be missing out on the trip to Brazil.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[World Cup squads officially confirmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=world-cup-squads-officially-confirmed-2354847.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 11:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™