<![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 11:38:48 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.

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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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone
<![CDATA[Saintfiet: Africa has hugely talented players]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=saintfiet-africa-has-hugely-talented-players-2732891.htmlTogo's Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his experience in Africa and his side's chances of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after their opening 1-0 qualifying defeat to Uganda. 

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 10:35:00 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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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[Disciplinary proceedings opened against three member associations ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=disciplinary-proceedings-opened-against-three-member-associations-2110660.htmlSun, 16 Jun 2013 21:24:00 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[Venue change for Libya-Togo qualifier]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=venue-change-for-libya-togo-qualifier-2105397.htmlMon, 10 Jun 2013 15:21:57 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.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 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.

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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[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[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[Six helping Togo to turn the page]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=4/news=six-helping-togo-turn-the-page-1613646.htmlLes Bleus, Didier Six is leading Togo beyond a difficult recent past and looking to guide the Hawks to Brazil 2014.]]>Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Delights and disappointments]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=12/news=delights-and-disappointments-1562592.htmlAsian and Caribbean upsets, tight battles in South America and a first-ever win for American Samoa were among the latest qualifying tales as the race for Brazil 2014 heated up.

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Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![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[Le Roy: Congo deserves to qualify]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=roy-congo-deserves-qualify-1485917.htmlCongo DR coach Claude Le Roy.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Cameroon favourites to progress]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=cameroon-favourites-progress-1484289.htmlIn what could be a keenly contested Group I, once the first round qualifiers are decided, Cameroon and Libya will look to overcome recent inconsistencies to force their way through to the final qualifying round.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Hard road ahead for African favourites]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=hard-road-ahead-for-african-favourites-1483245.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2011 23:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Cameroon and Nigeria celebrate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=11/news=cameroon-and-nigeria-celebrate-1134021.htmlThe Indomitable Lions and the Super Eagles booked their places at South Africa 2010, while Egypt and Algeria face play-off on Wednesday.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[African qualifiers preview]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=11/news=african-qualifiers-preview-1132438.htmlAlgeria or Egypt? Cameroon or Gabon? Tunisia or Nigeria? A dramatic conclusion ensues as Africa's last three places at the FIFA World Cup are seized.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Ivorians advance as Egypt survive]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=ivorians-advance-egypt-survive-1116033.htmlSat, 10 Oct 2009 19:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Desert Warriors date with destiny]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=desert-warriors-date-with-destiny-1115874.html The penultimate qualifying matches for the South Africa 2010 may see Algeria qualify for the finals for the first time in more than 23 years.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Webo: I feel very important]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=webo-feel-very-important-1106525.html Cameroon forward Pierre Achille Webo chatted to FIFA.com about his role in the team, coach Paul Le Guen and their chances of securing qualification.

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Thu, 24 Sep 2009 08:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Four places still up for grabs]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=four-places-still-for-grabs-1101821.htmlTue, 15 Sep 2009 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Finals joy for Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=finals-joy-for-ghana-1099132.html Ghana became the first African nation to win their way to the 2010 FIFA World Cup while Tunisia stole a late and potentially crucial point in Nigeria.

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Sun, 06 Sep 2009 20:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Qualification in sight for African trio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=6/news=qualification-sight-for-african-trio-1076449.htmlThu, 25 Jun 2009 09:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[The favourites emerge unscathed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=6/news=the-favourites-emerge-unscathed-1074663.htmlSat, 20 Jun 2009 23:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[African eagles top the bill]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=6/news=african-eagles-top-the-bill-1073413.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2009 15:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Panthers set the pace in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=6/news=panthers-set-the-pace-africa-1067425.htmlSat, 06 Jun 2009 20:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[African contest hots up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=6/news=african-contest-hots-1066428.html Following some opening round shocks, FIFA World Cup qualifying in Africa could have a vastly clearer picture following this weekend's vital matches.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2009 03:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Surprises all over the world]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=4/news=surprises-all-over-the-world-1045009.htmlThu, 02 Apr 2009 11:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Gabon bask in the glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=gabon-bask-the-glory-1043688.htmlTue, 31 Mar 2009 13:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Upsets add to African intrigue]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=upsets-add-african-intrigue-1043372.htmlMon, 30 Mar 2009 12:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Gabon stun Morocco, Togo triumph]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=gabon-stun-morocco-togo-triumph-1042760.htmlSat, 28 Mar 2009 22:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Final surge begins in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=final-surge-begins-africa-1041371.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Olufade hankers for second taste]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=3/news=olufade-hankers-for-second-taste-1038747.htmlWed, 18 Mar 2009 08:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Group A Quotes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=11/news=group-quotes-1032622.htmlAlain Giresse, Gabon coach
It's a pretty difficult draw. Fortunately, it's what happens on the pitch that counts and that's what we'll be thinking about. We're going to prepare well and give ourselves every chance. ]]>
Wed, 26 Nov 2008 17:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Only one Lion will roar ]]>/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/y=2008/m=10/news=only-one-lion-will-roar-921750.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2008 17:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cameroon handed tough test]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=cameroon-handed-tough-test-921203.html The Indomitable Lions have been handed a group with Togo, Morocco and Gabon. Egypt, meanwhile, were placed with Rwanda, Algeria and Zambia.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Watch the draw live on FIFA.com!]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=watch-the-draw-live-fifa-com-912823.htmlWed, 15 Oct 2008 15:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Joy and pain in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=joy-and-pain-africa-910476.htmlMon, 13 Oct 2008 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[African seeds established]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=african-seeds-established-905389.htmlMon, 13 Oct 2008 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™