<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 25 Nov 2016 21:30:00 GMTFri, 25 Nov 2016 22:13:03 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Pardew: Zaha’s done more than enough for England place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=pardew-zaha-s-done-more-than-enough-for-england-place-2855238.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Varane: I remind Giroud about bossing him]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=varane-i-remind-giroud-about-bossing-him-2850753.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 07:13:00 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[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[Giresse: Mali can make it this time]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=giresse-mali-can-make-it-this-time-2811489.htmlNow in his second stint with the Eagles, Mali head coach Alain Giresse spoke with FIFA.com to discuss the third round of qualifiers for Russia 2018 and prospects for his side at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Gervinho: Côte d'Ivoire should always be at the World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=gervinho-cote-d-ivoire-should-always-be-at-the-world-cup-2803985.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, Côte d’Ivoire's Gervinho talks adapting to life in China, the return of Les Éléphants to the top table of African football and the current African qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=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[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[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[Magic hour for maiden quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=magic-hour-for-maiden-quartet-2709825.htmlFIFA.com looks back at that fateful day.]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:47:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany ™<![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[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[Stars in people's hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=stars-in-people-s-hearts-2388114.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 00:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[All in a day's work for nerveless Samaras]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=samaras-y-su-mentalidad-de-hierro-2384713-2384747.htmlFIFA.com, Greece striker Georgios Samaras relived his match-winning penalty, spoke of his side’s determination and looked forward to the Round of 16.  ]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Late goals decisive on big day for keepers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=late-goals-decisive-on-big-day-for-keepers-2384705.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 00:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Greek spot-kick drama denies Ivorians]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186455/match-report.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 23:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Quintero: We're feeling right at home]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=tuesday-subbed-quintero-we-re-feeling-right-at-home-2383399.htmlCafetero fans.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Exit beckons for former winners, Group C wide open ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=exit-beckons-for-former-winners-group-c-wide-open-2382101.htmlFIFA.com previews matchday 13.]]>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Goalscorers stealing the limelight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=goalscorers-stealing-the-limelight-2382712.htmlThree players have two Budweiser Man of the Match awards to their names at Brazil 2014, while two keepers are also on the roll of honour. FIFA.com reviews the tournament’s winners so far and tells you how to cast your vote.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Man Of MatchKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Lamouchi: We can make history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=lamouchi-we-can-make-history-2382095.htmlCôte d'Ivoire head coach Sabri Lamouchi talks style, the final Group C game with Greece and how he hopes to make history with Les Eléphants​.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 37-40]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-37-40-2380902.htmlSun, 22 Jun 2014 13:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Zaccheroni worried by loss of balance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=zaccheroni-worried-by-loss-of-balance-2380314.htmlFIFA.com, Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni details where things have gone wrong so far at Brazil 2014, how they can rediscover their best form and how they are preparing to face Colombia. ]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Quintero makes his presence felt]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=quintero-se-presenta-en-sociedad-2378306-2378339.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 04:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Emotions run high on day to remember]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=un-dia-de-amigos-lagrimas-y-regresos-2378273-2378326.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Rodriguez: I can't believe I beat Drogba to a header]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=rodriguez-i-can-t-believe-i-beat-drogba-to-a-header-2378037.htmlFIFA.com when we informed him it was Didier Drogba he won an aerial battle with to score against Côte d’Ivoire, before discussing his work-rate and the support Colombia receive in Brazil.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Colombia edge Elephants to reach last 16]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186468/match-report.htmlLos Cafeteros into the knockout stage for the first time in 24 years.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=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[Former winners with no margin for error]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=former-winners-with-no-margin-for-error-2375563.htmlFIFA.com previews Matchday 8 of Brazil 2014, which includes Colombia-Côte d'Ivoire, Japan-Greece and Uruguay-England.]]>Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Cuadrado: It's amazing to see a sea of yellow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=cuadrado-it-s-amazing-to-see-a-sea-of-yellow-2375414.htmlFIFA about Colombia's funky goal celebration against Greece, and raves about the support they have received in Brazil and team-mate James Rodriguez.]]>Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[An extended family of elephants]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=an-extended-family-of-elephants-2374466.htmlFIFA.com turns the spotlight on the togetherness and laid-back mood in the Côte d'Ivoire camp, hearing from Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Kolo Toure.]]>Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 21-23]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-21-23-2374489.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 13:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Kawashima: Japan will attack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=kawashima-japan-will-attack-2374332.htmlFIFA.com about Japan's devotion to attack and their belief in the team ethic ahead of a pivotal meeting with Greece.]]>Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Stamp of approval for a baby Elephant]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=stamp-of-approval-for-a-baby-elephant-2372191.html FIFA.com caught up with Côte d'Ivoire's youngest player, Serge Aurier, after his star turn against Japan, a performance approved and applauded by none other than the iconic Didier Drogba.]]>Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Feints and fightbacks continue the thrills]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=feints-and-fightbacks-continue-the-thrills-2371981.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 04:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Elephant charge flattens Japan]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186507/match-report.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[A place in history for returning Beausejour 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ago]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=yoshida-i-dream-of-exceeding-four-years-ago-2368496.htmlFIFA about how playing in Brazil last year will benefit Japan, their progress under Alberto Zaccheroni and his delight to be playing at the FIFA World Cup.]]>Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Toure: We’re wiser now ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=toure-we-re-wiser-now-2368845.htmlFIFA.com to discuss the journey and evolution they have gone through.]]>Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™