<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTFri, 20 May 2016 11:07:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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.

]]>
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.

]]>
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![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[Samatta steeled for historic tests]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=samatta-steeled-for-historic-tests-2722484.htmlFIFA.com about the momentous challenges facing him with his club TP Mazembe, in the CAF Champions League, and with Tanzania's national team in Russia 2018 qualifiers. ]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[History made in eventful African qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=history-made-in-eventful-african-qualifiers-2711523.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 22:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![CDATA[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722.htmlKenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

]]>
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[African climbers begin charge for Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=african-climbers-begin-charge-for-russia-2709538.htmlTue, 06 Oct 2015 02:52:00 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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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[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.

]]>
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Poulsen: Stars preparing to shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=poulsen-stars-preparing-shine-1692604.htmlTaifa Stars.]]>Sat, 01 Sep 2012 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Late goals go North Africa's way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=late-goals-north-africa-way-1647153.htmlLibya and Egypt both secured dramatic late wins on Sunday as Africa's FIFA World Cup™ qualifying group stage continued in thrilling fashion.

]]>
Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:29:00 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[Elephants rumble as Zambia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=elephants-rumble-zambia-stumble-1642953.htmlSat, 02 Jun 2012 23:36:00 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[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire looking for a hat-trick]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=cote-ivoire-looking-for-hat-trick-1484257.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2011 10:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Champions kick off in style]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2010/m=5/news=champions-kick-off-style-1216884.htmlReigning champions Equatorial Guinea and continental giants Nigeria took command of their African Women's Championship qualifying ties with away wins.

]]>
Mon, 24 May 2010 13:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Big names make no mistake]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=big-names-make-mistake-908176.html Senegal were the only major side to fall as Round Three of the African qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa entered the final straight.

]]>
Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=all-play-for-africa-904754.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Africa's battlelines are drawn]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=africa-battlelines-are-drawn-904025.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2008 08:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=fifa-determines-kick-off-times-892062.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cameroon make the cut]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=cameroon-make-the-cut-873462.html Cameroon made sure of their place in the final phase of African qualifying for South Africa 2010, while Burkina Faso drew with Tunisia.

]]>
Sat, 06 Sep 2008 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Varied rewards for victors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=varied-rewards-for-victors-872469.html A penultimate matchday rich on entertainment has been shy on draws so far, but there were different rewards for the teams claiming three points.

]]>
Fri, 05 Sep 2008 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Super Eagles seal their place]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=super-eagles-seal-their-place-814940.htmlWith four wins in four games, Nigeria have already secured their berth in the final qualifying phase, while five others can join them in September.

]]>
Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[No stopping Nigeria]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=stopping-nigeria-812337.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2008 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Super Eagles on the brink]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=super-eagles-the-brink-808780.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2008 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tough day for Africa's big guns]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=tough-day-for-africa-big-guns-802607.htmlEgypt, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon, Angola and Mali all dropped precious points this Saturday on the road to South Africa 2010.

]]>
Sat, 14 Jun 2008 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Bafana lose as Ivorians draw]]>/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/y=2008/m=6/news=bafana-lose-ivorians-draw-801619.html]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2008 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Quartet sight another stride]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=quartet-sight-another-stride-798759.htmlThu, 12 Jun 2008 08:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big guns fire in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=big-guns-fire-africa-794431.htmlThere were no major surprises on Saturday as Africa's traditional superpowers swept the board in the latest round of qualifiers for South Africa 2010.

]]>
Sat, 07 Jun 2008 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Action hots up in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=action-hots-africa-791644.html]]>Thu, 05 Jun 2008 17:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tight race in store]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=tight-race-store-784991.htmlExcept for Malawi's romp against Djibouti, it was a day of close encounters in Africa as Round 2 of the South Africa 2010 qualifiers began.

]]>
Sat, 31 May 2008 20:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[African giants seek redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=african-giants-seek-redemption-782367.html]]>Fri, 30 May 2008 08:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Africans prepare for take-off]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=africans-prepare-for-take-off-779420.htmlWith the continental qualifiers for South Africa 2010 fast approaching, African sides have been fine-tuning their preparations at home and abroad.

]]>
Tue, 27 May 2008 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[African road becoming clearer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=12/news=african-road-becoming-clearer-660497.htmlFollowing the draw for the South Africa 2010 preliminary competition, FIFA has confirmed the dates and format of the qualifying matchdays.

]]>
Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Emedec (CMR): We should come through]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=emedec-cmr-should-come-through-638102.htmlSun, 25 Nov 2007 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cameroon favourites to progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=cameroon-favourites-progress-646349.htmlCameroon have been drawn in Group 1 of the African Zone qualifying competition along with Cape Verde Islands, Tanzania and Mauritius.

]]>
Sun, 25 Nov 2007 20:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Drama at the Draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=drama-the-draw-645888.htmlA thrilling Preliminary Draw to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa took place in Durban today, with 170 teams discovering their tasks.

]]>
Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™