<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTThu, 24 Apr 2014 16:41:20 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.]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Panini Sticker AlbumKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[USA book Nigeria, Turkey, Azerbaijan friendlies]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=usa-book-nigeria-turkey-azerbaijan-friendlies-2293893.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 21:00:00 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[Nigeria World Cup warm-up key for Keshi]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=nigeria-world-cup-warm-key-for-keshi-2292334.htmlTue, 04 Mar 2014 01:20:00 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[Match suspensions to be served at the final competition of the FIFA World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=match-suspensions-served-the-final-competition-the-fifa-world-cup-2282433.htmlMon, 24 Feb 2014 16:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Emenike: I'm on cloud nine in Turkey]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com, Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike speaks about how he is enjoying playing in Turkey, his time in South Africa and Russia and his similarities with fellow Nigerian Emmanuel Amunike.]]>Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Spor Toto Süper Lig 2013/2014<![CDATA[Braunschweig's Davari chasing Iran dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=braunschweig-davari-chasing-iran-dream-2277728.htmlFIFA.com about forcing his way into the Iran squad, and his hopes of claiming the No1 spot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.]]>Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Queiroz: We want to make Iran proud]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=queiroz-want-make-iran-proud-2275603.htmlFIFA.com about his bid to lead Iran to the knockout stages.]]>Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=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[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[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[Sabella: I'm moderately optimistic]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=sabella-moderately-optimistic-group-reaction-2240743.htmlFIFA.com to rate the difficulty of Group F from one to ten, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella would not give a number, but did admit his side had been lucky. Nigeria boss Stephen Keshi, meanwhile, gave it a six.]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Group F: Argentina, Nigeria renew rivalry]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=group-argentina-nigeria-renew-rivalry-2240740.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 20:24:00 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[Nigeria upbeat ahead of Final Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=nigeria-upbeat-ahead-final-draw-2239351.htmlThu, 05 Dec 2013 09:20:00 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[Ghosts of '94 still linger for Nigeria]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ghosts-still-linger-for-nigeria-2225552.htmlTwo decades on from their famous debut at the FIFA World Cup, Nigerians are hopeful that the team that just qualified for Brazil can finally fulfill the promise of that great side.

 

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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[West African trio punch tickets]]>/worldcup/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[Super Eagles soar to reach Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=super-eagles-soar-reach-brazil-2224823.htmlNigeria became the first African side to book their tickets to Brazil with a 2-0 victory over Ethiopia in Calabar, which saw them emerge 4-1 aggregate victors of their FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off.

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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Keshi: Nothing’s decided yet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=keshi-nothing-decided-yet-2224097.htmlFIFA.com about his team's FIFA World Cup play-off against Ethiopia, insisting that despite his team's 2-1 first-leg lead, the tie is far from over.]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[90 minutes to go in Africa]]>/worldcup/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[Ethiopia's teacher confident of success]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=ethiopia-teacher-confident-success-2223520.htmlThu, 14 Nov 2013 03:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Emenike: Home leg will be even tougher]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=emenike-home-leg-will-even-tougher-2223051.htmlFIFA.com about the match in Calabar and comparisons between him and icon Rashidi Yekini.]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 03:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African repeat remains on the cards]]>/worldcup/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[Emenike edges Ethiopia, Tunisia held]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=emenike-brace-sees-off-ethiopia-2195444.htmlEmmanuel Emenike scored twice as Nigeria came from behind to beat Ethiopia 2-1 in a closely-fought FIFA World Cup Africa zone play-off first leg, while great goalkeeping from Cameroon held Tunisia to a 0-0 draw.

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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Kwambe confident of Nigeria's chances]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/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[Saintfiet: We are 270 minutes from Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=9/news=saintfiet-nous-sommes-270-minutes-bresil-2168385.html

On the eve of their decisive qualifier with Nigeria, FIFA.com spoke to Malawi’s Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet about their chances of reaching Brazil 2014, playing standards in Africa and his career to date.

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Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:05:15 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[Igesund: South Africa must focus]]>/worldcup/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[Brazil 2013 in quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com brings you the best quotes from the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, including Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta's thoughts on competing at the world stage and NBA star Kobe Bryant's opinion of football's passionate atmosphere.]]>Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:03:29 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Neymar dazzles as Brazil conquer]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com reflects on a tournament awash with wonder goals and thrilling games – one in which Neymar dazzled throughout and the Brazil side he headlined stunned Spain with a masterful performance in the Final.]]>Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup TV audiences grow again]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:06:48 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[The group stage action in pictures]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=The group stage at the FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil 2013 had everything a football fan could possibly want. FIFA.com presents a selection of the best images.

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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:49:19 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Positive reactions at halfway stage]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Following the conclusion of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 group phase, several of the tournament’s organisers held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro to reflect on the competition so far.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:06:16 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Group B: Spain in a class of their own]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We look back at Group B, with Spain dominating and Uruguay also securing their place in the knockout stages. Tahiti won the hearts of a nation while Nigeria's young squad head home with lessons learned.

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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[A vibrant festival of football]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com presents a selection of images featuring fans enjoying Brazil 2013.]]>Mon, 24 Jun 2013 03:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Spain win again as semis decided]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=La Furia Roja set a new record for the most competitive matches unbeaten while Uruguay put eight past Tahiti to set up a pair of mouthwatering semi-final clashes at Brazil 2013.]]>Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Alba brace sees Spain top group]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 23 Jun 2013 21:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Group B goes down to the wire]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Sun, 23 Jun 2013 11:13:28 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Nigeria's Enyeama focused on positives]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Despite mixed fortunes at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 so far, Super Eagles' stopper Vincent Enyeama is in fine form off the pitch, radiating an infectious positivity.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Nigeria hope to end Spain's run]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=On Group B's final matchday, African champions Nigeria go head-to-head with world and European champions Spain, hoping to end their run of 14 unbeaten games and qualify for the semi-finals in the process. But a monumental win might not be enough.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Statement on the FIFA Confederations Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013