<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:12:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[FIFA.com launches Panini 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Online Sticker Album]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-com-launches-panini-2014-fifa-world-cup-braziltm-online-sticker-a-2319183.htmlFIFA.com has launched the Panini Online Sticker Album for the 2014 FIFA World Cup thanks to the support of Presenting Partner, Coca-Cola. 

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Jackson: Colombia have more talent than we did in '94]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=jackson-colombia-have-more-talent-than-we-did-in-94.htmlFIFA.com, backs Falcao to recover in time for Brazil 2014 and compares Jose Pekerman’s current team to the class of Carlos Valderrama and Co.]]>Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[All eyes on Eto'o and Drogba]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com takes a closer look at the respective merits of the two strikers as they gear up for a meeting that has captured the imagination of football fans across Africa.]]>Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=UEFA Champions League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Brazil & France shine, Argentina struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=brazil-and-france-impress-argentina-struggle-2293486.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[The kick-off draws closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=100-days-2292259.htmlFIFA.com casts its eyes ahead to what awaits on 12 June.]]>Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[World Cup hopefuls in dress rehearsal]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=world-cup-hopefuls-ready-for-dress-rehearsal-2291748.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 11:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Zaccheroni: Japan can compete with rivals]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=zaccheroni-japan-can-compete-with-group-rivals-2284954.htmlThu, 27 Feb 2014 08:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spain headline World Cup warm-up tournament]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=spain-headline-world-cup-warm-tournament-2274771.htmlTue, 04 Feb 2014 11:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Lamouchi: There are no limits for us]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=lamouchi-there-are-limits-for-2274382.htmlCôte d'Ivoire coach Sabri Lamouchi talks exclusively to FIFA.com about adapting to the job, the relief of reaching the FIFA World Cup, the golden generation of Ivorian football and his hopes for Brazil.

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Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Team Base Camps for Brazil 2014 announced]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=team-base-camps-for-brazil-2014-announced-2267880.htmlThe Team Base Camps for the 32 participating teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil have been announced. ]]>Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bacca: Dreams are there to be fulfilled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=bacca-dreams-are-there-fulfilled-2267489.htmlAs Falcao faces a long spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, Carlos Bacca may be El Tigre's replacement and the Sevilla striker told FIFA.com his story from selling bus tickets to featuring for Los Cafeteros in seven short years.

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Falcao hopeful to recover for World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=falcao-hopeful-recover-for-world-cup-2266200.htmlColombian international Radamel Falcao is hopeful that he will recover from rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in time for Brazil 2014. 

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Endo: Brazil will be our yardstick]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=endo-brazil-will-our-yardstick-2263742.html

Though now in the veteran class creative midfielder Yasuhito Endo remains an important cog for Japan as they seek success at Brazil 2014. Here Endo tells FIFA.com of his desire for continual improvement, hopes for Brazil and more.

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Match schedule for Brazil 2014 confirmed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=match-schedule-for-brazil-2014-confirmed-2240950.htmlFollowing the Final Draw of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, FIFA has now confirmed the match schedule for the 64 matches of next year’s carnival of football, with seven games subject to kick-off time adjustments.

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Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Global reaction to the Final Draw on Twitter]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=tweets-from-the-game-elite-players-2240906.htmlSat, 07 Dec 2013 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Zaccheroni: It could be better, but it could be worse too]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=zaccheroni-could-better-but-could-worse-too-group-reaction-2240763.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Group C: Fresh challenges from four continents ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=group-fresh-challenges-from-four-continents-2240400.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Final Draw reveals intriguing groups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=final-draw-reveals-intriguing-groups-2240026.htmlSpain, the Netherlands, Chile and Australia will make up the proverbial ‘group of death’ at the 20th FIFA World Cup, while Uruguay, Italy, England and Costa Rica will comprise another intriguing pool.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Football figures open up at the Final Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=football-figures-open-the-final-draw-2239902.htmlFIFA.com presents its readers with some selected highlights.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A team of stars for the draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=team-stars-for-the-draw-2239896.htmlThu, 05 Dec 2013 20:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![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[Last chance for Ivorian golden generation]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=last-chance-for-cote-ivoire-golden-generation-2225577.htmlDespite Côte d'Ivoire's ability to regularly qualify for major international competitions over the last eight years, the Elephants' 'golden generation' - led by stars Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Yaya Toure - haven't won a single title.

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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[West African trio punch tickets]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=west-african-trio-punch-tickets-2225157.htmlNigeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon became the first three African nations to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with victories over the weekend. FIFA.com rounds up all the action.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire hang on to see off Senegal]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=cote-ivoire-hang-reach-brazil-2224825.htmlCôte d'Ivoire hung on against Senegal to win 4-2 on aggregate and qualify for their third-successive FIFA World Cup, with Salomon Kalou scoring a late equaliser to make it 1-1 on the night despite being distinctly second-best.

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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Cisse versus Drogba in numbers]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=cisse-versus-drogba-numbers-2224013.htmlFri, 15 Nov 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[90 minutes to go in Africa]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=minutes-africa-2223766.htmlFri, 15 Nov 2013 03:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Lamouchi names Côte d'Ivoire squad]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=lamouchi-names-cote-ivoire-squad-2220342.htmlCoach Sabri Lamouchi has called up Abdul Razak and Ismael Diomande for Côte d'Ivoire's 25-man squad to face Senegal in their FIFA World Cup play-off second leg on 16 November. 

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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African repeat remains on the cards]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=african-repeat-remains-the-cards-2195476.htmlThe CAF nations that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup stayed on course for Brazil 2014 with Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria recording victories, while Burkina Faso also won and Cameroon earned a hard-fought draw.

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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso win first-leg]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=cote-ivoire-burkina-faso-win-first-leg-2195278.htmlCôte d'Ivoire beat Senegal 3-1 and Aristide Bance missed a first-half penalty but converted one in the second half to give Burkina Faso a 3-2 victory over Algeria in the first-legs of their FIFA World Cup™ play-offs.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Kwambe confident of Nigeria's chances]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=kwambe-confident-nigeria-chances-2194186.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 15:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African hopefuls two games from Brazil]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=african-hopefuls-two-games-from-brazil-2193484.htmlFri, 11 Oct 2013 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Arab rivals avoid each other]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=9/news=مواجهات-عربية-عربية-الدور-الحاسم-2174867.htmlFIFA.com has the details.]]>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:15:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Play-off draw brings high drama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=live-african-play-off-draw-2174592.htmlMon, 16 Sep 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ten left standing after wild weekend in Africa]]>/africa/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]]>/africa/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[Igesund: South Africa must focus]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=9/news=igesund-south-africa-must-focus-2167853.htmlThu, 05 Sep 2013 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/africa/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[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia reach play-offs]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-through-play-offs-2110425.htmlA brace from Yaya Toure helped Côte d'Ivoire to a 4-2 victory over Tanzania to see them become the first side to reach the final round of African FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, before being followed by Egypt and Tunisia.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Make or break time in Africa]]>/africa/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]]>/africa/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]]>/africa/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[Bony: I'm reaping the rewards]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=6/news=bony-elephants-trumpeting-towards-brazil-2014-2104030.html spoke to FIFA.com with the forward hoping to propel Côte d’Ivoire towards the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/africa/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]]>/africa/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[Nigeria snatch point, Elephants cruise]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=3/news=nigeria-snatch-point-elephants-cruise-2044379.htmlNigeria waited until the last minute of stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw with Kenya in African FIFA World Cup™ qualifying, while Côte d'Ivoire beat Gambia 3-0 and Burkina Faso won 4-0 against Niger.

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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Giants drop points on the road]]>/africa/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]]>/africa/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]]>/africa/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[Côte d'Ivoire ease to victory, Zambia slip up]]>/africa/news/y=2012/m=6/news=cote-ivoire-ease-victory-zambia-slip-1643099.htmlSat, 02 Jun 2012 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/africa/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[Côte d'Ivoire looking for a hat-trick]]>/africa/news/y=2011/m=8/news=cote-ivoire-looking-for-hat-trick-1484257.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2011 10:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone