<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:22:58 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Déjà vu amid African drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=deja-amid-african-drama-2227104.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Cape Verde sanctioned; Tunisia through to final FIFA World Cup qualifying round]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=cape-verde-sanctioned-tunisia-through-final-fifa-world-cup-qualifying-ro-2172738.htmlThe FIFA Disciplinary Committee has today taken a decision to sanction the Cape Verdean Football Association (FCF) and as a result, Tunisia will progress to round three of the FIFA World Cup African zone qualifiers.

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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:26:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ten-left-standing-after-wild-weekend-africa-2169544.htmlSun, 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea sanctioned for fielding ineligible player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=equatorial-guinea-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2138188.htmlFri, 19 Jul 2013 15:40:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Make or break time in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=make-break-time-africa-2107933.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2013 04:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967.htmlSun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[South Africa, Ethiopia race hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=south-africa-ethiopia-race-hots-2104783.htmlVictory for Ethiopia in Botswana saw the race in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group A, as a win for South Africa kept the race tight at the top, while Tunisia secured a late point and Côte d'Ivoire won in Gambia.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380.htmlFIFA.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[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639.htmlThe last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Giants drop points on the road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=giants-drop-points-the-road-1646558.htmlSun, 10 Jun 2012 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=crunch-clashes-come-early-africa-1645513.htmlFIFA.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[Elephants rumble as Zambia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=elephants-rumble-zambia-stumble-1642953.htmlSat, 02 Jun 2012 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714.htmlThu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ramos: We have to seize this chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=ramos-have-seize-this-chance-1636584.htmlFIFA.com hears from Cape Verde Islands defender Guy Ramos, who speaks about the team's bid to reach the CAF Africa Cup of Nations and the reasons behind their steady rise.]]>Wed, 23 May 2012 06:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Tunisia eye return to glory days]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=tunisia-eye-return-glory-days-1484246.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2011 10:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Big names make no mistake]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=big-names-make-mistake-908176.html Senegal were the only major side to fall as Round Three of the African qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa entered the final straight.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=all-play-for-africa-904754.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Africa's battlelines are drawn]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=africa-battlelines-are-drawn-904025.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2008 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=fifa-determines-kick-off-times-892062.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cameroon make the cut]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=cameroon-make-the-cut-873462.html Cameroon made sure of their place in the final phase of African qualifying for South Africa 2010, while Burkina Faso drew with Tunisia.

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Sat, 06 Sep 2008 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Varied rewards for victors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=varied-rewards-for-victors-872469.html A penultimate matchday rich on entertainment has been shy on draws so far, but there were different rewards for the teams claiming three points.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2008 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Race to join Nigeria resumes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=race-join-nigeria-resumes-871073.htmlWed, 03 Sep 2008 23:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Pele called in for Cape Verde]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=8/news=pele-called-for-cape-verde-865506.html Saturday's qualifier at home to Cameroon in Praia. ]]>Sat, 30 Aug 2008 18:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Super Eagles seal their place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=super-eagles-seal-their-place-814940.htmlWith 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=big-guns-sign-off-style-813621.htmlCongo 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=ghana-and-guinea-top-812929.html]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Super Eagles on the brink]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=super-eagles-the-brink-808780.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2008 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tunisia do just enough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=tunisia-just-enough-803489.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2008 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Liberia draw with Senegal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=liberia-draw-with-senegal-803214.html]]>Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Quartet sight another stride]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=quartet-sight-another-stride-798759.htmlThu, 12 Jun 2008 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big guns fire in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=big-guns-fire-africa-794431.htmlThere were no major surprises on Saturday as Africa's traditional superpowers swept the board in the latest round of qualifiers for South Africa 2010.

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Sat, 07 Jun 2008 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Action hots up in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=action-hots-africa-791644.html]]>Thu, 05 Jun 2008 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Eto'o scores in Cameroon win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=eto-scores-cameroon-win-784971.html]]>Sat, 31 May 2008 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tight race in store]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=tight-race-store-784991.htmlExcept for Malawi's romp against Djibouti, it was a day of close encounters in Africa as Round 2 of the South Africa 2010 qualifiers began.

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Sat, 31 May 2008 20:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[African giants seek redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=african-giants-seek-redemption-782367.html]]>Fri, 30 May 2008 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[New man Lopes to lead Cape Verde ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=new-man-lopes-lead-cape-verde-781755.htmlThu, 29 May 2008 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Africans prepare for take-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=africans-prepare-for-take-off-779420.htmlWith the continental qualifiers for South Africa 2010 fast approaching, African sides have been fine-tuning their preparations at home and abroad.

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Tue, 27 May 2008 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Foreign contingent boost Cape Verde ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=foreign-contingent-boost-cape-verde-772955.htmlWed, 21 May 2008 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[African road becoming clearer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=12/news=african-road-becoming-clearer-660497.htmlFollowing the draw for the South Africa 2010 preliminary competition, FIFA has confirmed the dates and format of the qualifying matchdays.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Emedec (CMR): We should come through]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=emedec-cmr-should-come-through-638102.htmlSun, 25 Nov 2007 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cameroon favourites to progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=cameroon-favourites-progress-646349.htmlCameroon have been drawn in Group 1 of the African Zone qualifying competition along with Cape Verde Islands, Tanzania and Mauritius.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 20:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Drama at the Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=drama-the-draw-645888.htmlA thrilling Preliminary Draw to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa took place in Durban today, with 170 teams discovering their tasks.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™