<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTSun, 09 Oct 2016 23:55:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 (TM)<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[Iguma: We’re not the best but we have belief ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=iguma-we-re-not-the-best-but-we-have-belief-2837860.htmlUganda's Denis Iguma chats with FIFA.com about the belief Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic has given to the team, qualifying for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 39 years and the challenges ahead in the final round of African qualifying for Russia 2018.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Appiah: Ghana can make Russia 2018 semis]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=appiah-ghana-can-make-russia-2018-semis-2821611.htmlFIFA.com that the Black Stars are capable of winning through to the semi-finals at Russia 2018.]]>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![CDATA[Grant: Talent is not enough]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=grant-talent-is-not-enough-2771121.htmlFIFA.com about the team building on last year’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations final disappointment, qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the big future ahead for the Black Stars.]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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 (TM)
<![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 (TM)
<![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[Rachidi: We're not afraid of Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=rachidi-we-re-not-afraid-of-ghana-2732218.htmlComoros captain Ibrahim Rachidi speaks with FIFA.com about the island nation's hopes of continuing their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying adventure.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![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 (TM)<![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[Essien: I haven't decided what to do next]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=essien-i-haven-t-decided-what-to-do-next-2441894.htmlFIFA.com about Ghana's 2014 FIFA World Cup experience, his own international future, fondness for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, and his next challenge with Italian giants AC Milan.]]>Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=InterviewTournament=Serie A TIM 2014/2015<![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[Black Stars lament late lapses]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=black-stars-lament-late-lapses-2388028.htmlGhana’s first-round exit from Brazil 2014 recalled their quarter-final elimination at South Africa 2010, with late lapses in concentration again proving their undoing. 

 

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Goals record as group stage ends, Algeria create history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=goals-record-as-group-stage-ends-2387613.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 00:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Beto: I was crying about everything]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=beto-i-was-crying-about-everything-2387500.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 23:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ronaldo downs Ghana but Portugal crash out]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186476/match-report.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 18:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Conclusion of the group stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=conclusion-of-the-group-stage-2384813.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 01:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mensah: Maybe we don't warm up properly]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mensah-maybe-we-don-t-warm-up-properly-2383932.htmlFIFA about Ghana’s draw with Germany, why they are slow starters in matches, his new partnership with John Boye and the clash with Portugal.]]>Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 45-48]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-45-48-2384132.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bradley and Dempsey spearheading US charge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=bradley-e-dempsey-levam-os-eua-ainda-mais-ao-ataque-2381911-2382236.htmlUnder USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey have shone in more advanced roles in Brazil than South Africa four years ago. Their team-mates Tim Howard and Kyle Beckerman tell FIFA.com just how important they are to the Stars and Stripes.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Afful speed ahead for Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=afful-el-motor-silencioso-de-ghana-2380743-2380821.htmlQuick and committed, Ghana’s No23 was one of the standout performers in the thrilling Group G draw with Germany. FIFA.com spoke exclusively to the all-action wing-back.

 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Milestones, records and celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=milestones-records-and-celebrations-2380818.htmlIt was another extraordinary day at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with some Messi magic, a record-equalling goal and a little brotherly love. 

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Klose stays humble as tributes fly in]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=klose-stays-humble-as-tributes-fly-in-2380760.htmlFIFA.com hears from Oliver Bierhoff and Miroslav Klose about the latter scoring a 15th FIFA World Cup goal, while the man whose record was tied has saluted the Germany forward.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Germany, Ghana share spoils in Fortaleza thriller ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186493/match-report.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Dempsey: The States have a 12th man in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=dempsey-the-states-have-a-12th-man-in-brazil-2379996.htmlFIFA about his rapid opener against Ghana, Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo, the terrific support USA have been receiving in Brazil and the huge attention the FIFA World Cup is getting in his homeland.]]>Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ayew: Germany can reach the Final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ayew-germany-can-reach-the-final-2378932.htmlFIFA about Ghana's defeat by USA, whether they play as individuals rather than as a team, their success of 2010 creating additional expectations and the clash with Germany.]]>Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Argentina look to build, Boateng brothers meet again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=argentina-look-to-build-boateng-brothers-meet-again-2378414.htmlWith two brothers squaring off and Lionel Messi looking to build on a wonder goal, FIFA.com previews Matchday 10 at the FIFA World Cup™ .

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[TV viewing breaks records in first FIFA World Cup matches ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=tv-viewing-breaks-records-in-first-fifa-world-cup-matches-2378078.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 27-29]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-27-29-2377033.htmlFIFA has announced the referees for the FIFA World Cup matches 27 to 29, which takes in Argentina-Iran, Nigeria-Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany-Ghana.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Muller sets early pace, Pooladi on his shoulder]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=muller-sets-early-pace-pooladi-on-his-shoulder-2375655.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2014 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Castrol IndexKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Gyan: It’s time to focus]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=gyan-it-s-time-to-focus-2375218.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Unheralded Brooks steals the headlines]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=unheralded-brooks-steals-the-headlines-2374421.htmlFIFA.com hears from unlikely goalscoring hero John Brooks about his role in securing three crucial points against Ghana, and earning a place in USA's FIFA World Cup history books.]]>Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[German splendour, American willpower]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=premieres-and-series-abound-2374400.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 02:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Brooks the hero for USA as trio shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=brooks-se-convierte-en-heroe-2374262-2374377.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 01:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Best Young PlayerKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Avenged Americans beat Black Stars ]]>/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186512/match-report.htmlTue, 17 Jun 2014 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ronaldo, Germany and a rematch]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ronaldo-germany-and-a-rematch-2372190.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Mensah: USA will be out for revenge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=mensah-usa-will-be-out-for-revenge-2371154.htmlSun, 15 Jun 2014 10:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Referee designations for matches 12-14]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=referee-designations-for-matches-12-14-2370909.htmlSat, 14 Jun 2014 15:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Howard: We want to break out of the cage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=howard-we-want-to-break-out-of-the-cage-2355937.htmlFIFA.com about his third FIFA World Cup, the need for defensive communication and the crucial opener against Ghana at Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ayew & Ayew prepare to share the stage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=ayew-ayew-prepare-to-share-the-stage-2359753.htmlFIFA.com they are relishing their tough group at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and that there's something special about being in the same team together.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[3 days to go ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=3-days-to-go-2359774.htmlFIFA.com is counting down to Brazil 2014 with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. Today, we look at the only trio of brothers to have played at the FIFA World Cup.]]>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=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 ™