<![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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[Memorable moments from the Festival of Champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=festival-der-meister-denkwurdige-momente-2105280.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the most memorable moments from the Festival of Champions.]]>Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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]]>/worldcup/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[Bafana falter on day of frustration]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=bafana-falter-day-frustration-1643497.htmlIt was a tough day for strikers in Africa as Bafana Bafana were held at home by Ethiopia, Nigeria just earned a win and no side managed more than a single goal.

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Bishaw: Belief is essential against Bafana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=bishaw-belief-essential-against-bafana-1642246.htmlFri, 01 Jun 2012 04:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/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[Mosimane: Attitude and emotion key factors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=mosimane-attitude-and-emotion-key-factors-1485914.htmlPitso Mosimane, South Africa coach.]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Rising neighbours look to test Bafana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=rising-neighbours-look-test-bafana-1484236.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2011 10:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup keeps giving to South Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Study reveals tourism impact in South Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=12/news=study-reveals-tourism-impact-south-africa-1347377.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2010 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria reach Germany 2011]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2010/m=11/news=equatorial-guinea-nigeria-reach-germany-2011-1333357.htmlFri, 12 Nov 2010 07:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011<![CDATA[A history of drama in Africa’s club final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of the first-leg of the CAF Champions League final this weekend, FIFA.com takes a look back at the clubs, players and moments that have defined the continent's biggest club match.

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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News
<![CDATA[Dludlu hoping to inspire Banyana]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2010/m=10/news=dludlu-hoping-inspire-banyana-1323880.htmlSouth Africa's captain Simphiwe Dludlu chats with FIFA.com about whether Banyana Banyana can finally win the CAF Africa Women's Championship.

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Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Valcke: South Africa set a new benchmark]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=9/news=valcke-south-africa-set-new-benchmark-1306612.htmlFIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke was among the speakers at a media conference which followed the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee board meeting in Johannesburg today. 

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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[The FIFA World Cup in pictures and videos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=the-fifa-world-cup-pictures-and-videos-1274083.htmlWhat better way to relive the 2010 FIFA World Cup thank to take a few moments flicking through our hundreds of exclusive photos and videos from the month-long tournament?

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Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[South Africa festival paves way for Brazil 'festa']]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=south-africa-festival-paves-way-for-brazil-festa-1273598.htmlAs the curtain came down on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, anticipation levels were already beginning to build for Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[South Africa 2010 in numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=south-africa-2010-numbers-1273493.htmlFIFA.com takes a look through the statistics that matter, including records broken and top performers, in our look back at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. 

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Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=StatisticsKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[A tournament of firsts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=tournament-firsts-1273538.htmlSouth Africa 2010 was bursting with unprecedented events in a whole range of areas, from team results to player landmarks. FIFA.com now takes you through a full list of firsts.

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Tue, 13 Jul 2010 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Pride for Africa as Spain strike gold]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=-1273469.htmlThe 19th FIFA World Cup ended with a first triumph for Spain but the host nation had equal reason to celebrate. FIFA.com reviews South Africa 2010.

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Mon, 12 Jul 2010 17:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[South Africa wins hearts]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=south-africa-wins-hearts-1273210.htmlAfter quieting all of the naysayers, South Africa is ready to use the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a springboard to even greater achievement in the future.

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Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[South Africa 2010: 32 teams, 32 stories]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=south-africa-2010-teams-stories-1272292.htmlJoin FIFA.com as we take a look back at all of the 32 sides that contributed to the football extravaganza that was South Africa 2010.

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Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Soccer City pitch primed for showpiece]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=soccer-city-pitch-primed-for-showpiece-1272005.htmlThe Soccer City pitch on which the world title will be decided is in pristine condition thanks to the expertise of a dedicated team of groundstaff.

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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Festival's final day lives up to hopes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=festival-final-day-lives-hopes-1271673.htmlThe Football for Hope Festival concluded on Saturday with two finals played, the FIFA Fair Play Award handed out and the teams from around the world saluting each other and the people of Alexandra township.

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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 17:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=FestivalKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Weah: Africa can be inspired]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=weah-africa-can-inspired-1271359.htmlFormer FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah reflects on how this FIFA World Cup™ has inspired the whole of Africa even if the continent's teams proved a disappointment.

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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[The adidas Golden Ball: a look back ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=the-adidas-golden-ball-look-back-1270361.htmlThe adidas Golden Ball is just days away from being announced. FIFA.com takes a trip down memory lane to recall previous winners of the accolade.

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Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Uniting a nation]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=uniting-nation-1270711.htmlSince the end of apartheid and the beginning of South Africa’s historic democracy in 1994, it has been sport that has been instrumental in uniting a nation.

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Fri, 09 Jul 2010 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Stars come out for Football for Hope]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=stars-come-out-for-football-for-hope-1270465.htmlThe likes of Christian Karembeu and Anthony Baffoe took the pitch in front of thousands of delighted fans in Alexandra township on Thursday in support of the Football for Hope Festival.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=FestivalKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Sowetans reaping FIFA World Cup benefits]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=sowetans-reaping-fifa-world-cup-benefits-1269965.htmlAs tourists flock to Jonannesburg's famed township of Soweto, the people of the area are earning both financial and cultural rewards.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2010 14:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Experts review Africa's ambassadors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=experts-review-africa-ambassadors-1270404.htmlSpecialists on each of the six African teams at South Africa 2010 take a look at what went wrong and right for the continent's representatives.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2010 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Creativity to the fore in goal celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=creativity-the-fore-goal-celebrations-1268435.htmlFIFA.com and Coca-Cola bring you access to the best goal celebrations from South Africa 2010 and classics from other FIFA World Cups™.

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Mon, 05 Jul 2010 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[All the right moves]]>/worldcup/news/y=2010/m=7/news=all-the-right-moves-1267724.htmlFIFA.com's Move of the Day section showcases all the best examples of top-class individual technique exhibited by the biggest names in FIFA World Cups™ present and past.

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Sun, 04 Jul 2010 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™