<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:36:43 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[Stars sharpen form as World Cup nears]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=stars-sharpen-form-with-world-cup-sight-2303262.htmlFIFA.com looks at a few FIFA World Cup aspirants plying their trade in Asia who are using the AFC Champions League as an ideal proving ground to improve their form and catch the eye of their country's coach.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![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[Klinsmann: Winning is all that matters]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=klinsmann-solo-vale-ganar-2277247.htmlNow in charge of USA, legendary German striker Juergen Klinsmann spoke to FIFA.com about the growing competition in the CONCACAF Zone and his side’s chances of success at Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[World Cup hopefuls on display in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=world-cup-hopefuls-display-africa-2274239.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over some of the brightest stars on display in South Africa.]]>Mon, 03 Feb 2014 05:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[USA first to mark territory in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=usa-first-mark-territory-brazil-2264845.html ]]>Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Atsu: Tough group will strengthen Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=atsu-tough-group-will-make-ghana-stronger-2262200.htmlAfter being part of Ghana's spectacular 6-1 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying win over Egypt, Vitesse midfielder Christian Atsu told FIFA.com he believes their tough group will see them arrive as an even stronger outfit.

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Appiah: Ghana will surprise the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=appiah-ghana-will-surprise-the-world-2261716.htmlFIFA.com about how big football is in Ghana, his coaching style, why Asamoah Gyan is among the world’s best strikers and why the Black Stars can shock the world in Brazil.]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bento: Team dynamic is all-important]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=1/news=bento-team-dynamic-all-important-2258838.htmlPortugal coach Paulo Bento speaks to FIFA.com about his hopes for the FIFA World Cup and the importance of utilising Cristiano Ronaldo's talents while also preserving the unity of the team.]]>Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klinsmann: We will prove ourselves in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=klinsmann-will-prove-ourselves-brazil-2245130.htmlSat, 14 Dec 2013 02:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Germany outline World Cup friendlies]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=germany-outline-world-cup-friendlies-2244812.htmlJoachim Low's Germany have outlined their friendly matches ahead of next summer's FIFA World Cup, including a meeting with Poland on 15 May. 

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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:10:00 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[Appiah: We can't underestimate anyone]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=appiah-landed-the-group-death-group-reaction-2240786.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Group G: Familiar faces reunited]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=group-familiar-faces-reunited-2240713.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 21:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Fiendish groups and dicey draws recalled]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=who-afraid-the-group-death-2240028.htmlFIFA.com looks back at some of the toughest from previous tournaments.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Low: Klinsmann and I are very close]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=low-klinsmann-and-are-very-close-2240497.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 19:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Klinsmann: Our group couldn't be harder]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=klinsmann-our-group-couldn-harder-2240406.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 18:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Boateng brothers set to battle in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=boateng-brothers-set-battle-brazil-2240367.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 17:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=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[Six of the best on the road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=six-the-best-the-road-brazil-2237920.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more remarkable matches from Brazil 2014 qualifying. ]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:35:00 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[Five keys to Ghana's qualification]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=five-keys-ghana-qualification-2226613.htmlWed, 20 Nov 2013 05:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ghana, Algeria complete African repeat]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ghana-algeria-complete-african-repeat-2226123.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 21:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ghana qualify, Egypt go down fighting]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ghana-qualify-egypt-down-fighting-2225273.htmlGhana made it to the third-successive FIFA World Cup™ after seeing off Egypt 7-3 on aggregate, despite the hosts putting up a spirited display, winning 2-1 on the night.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Gyan, a Ghanaian on a mission]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=gyan-ghanaian-mission-2224925.htmlAsamoah Gyan is on the verge of guiding Ghana to a third-straight World Cup finals, and FIFA.com chatted to the striker about the 90 minutes in Cairo that stand between the Black Stars and Brazil 2014. 

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 08:58:00 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[Appiah: We must forget our five-goal lead]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=appiah-must-forget-our-five-goal-lead-2197354.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 11:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ghana thrash Egypt, put one foot in Brazil]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=ghana-thrash-egypt-put-one-foot-brazil-2196318.htmlTue, 15 Oct 2013 19:10:00 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[Ghana edge Zambia, reach third round]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ghana-edge-zambia-reach-third-round-2168378.htmlFri, 06 Sep 2013 19:40:44 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[Muntari: We will make Ghanaians smile]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=8/news=muntari-will-make-ghanaians-smile-kumasi-2151467.htmlFIFA.com about Ghana’s recent troubles against Zambia and determination to get past them in Brazil 2014 qualifying, the potential return of the Black Stars’ major names, his own reputation and life at AC Milan.]]>Wed, 14 Aug 2013 02:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ayew: I want more from Ghana]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=7/news=ayew-want-more-from-ghana-2140438.htmlFIFA.com about his memories of South Africa 2010 and his belief that the Black Stars should be aiming to establish themselves among the contenders for major trophies.]]>Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:22:14 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[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[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[Chamanga: Brazil our next target]]>/africa/news/y=2013/m=4/news=chamanga-brazil-our-next-target-2063863.htmlAfter winning the 2012 CAF Cup of Nations in Gabon, the scene of Zambia's nadir 20 years ago, their forward James Chamanga tells FIFA.com that their next target is to reach their maiden FIFA World Cup finals.

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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:04:00 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[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[Appiah: We must play as well as we can]]>/africa/news/y=2012/m=6/news=appiah-must-play-well-can-1645057.htmlThu, 07 Jun 2012 06:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Egypt start strong, goals galore for Ghana]]>/africa/news/y=2012/m=6/news=egypt-start-strong-goals-galore-for-ghana-1642780.htmlEgypt began their quest to reach the FIFA World Cup™ finals by defeating Mozambique 2-0 on Friday, while the Black Stars of Ghana slammed Lesotho 7-0.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone