<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:00 GMTThu, 14 Jul 2016 00:11:08 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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 WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Africa Zone<![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[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 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[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[Mawejje aims to fly high with Cranes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=8/news=mawejje-aims-fly-high-with-cranes-2157818.htmlFIFA.com about the Cranes hopes of winning passage to Brazil 2014, and also making an unlikely transition to Iceland where he plays his club football.]]>Tue, 27 Aug 2013 03:11:00 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.

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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[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[Laffor: Liberia should aim to make history]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=12/news=laffor-liberia-should-aim-make-history-1552899.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2011 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Traore: We fear no opponent]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=traore-fear-opponent-1485921.htmlAmara Traore, Senegal coach.
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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Duo waiting for Senegal slip]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=duo-waiting-for-senegal-slip-1484308.htmlGroup J has the potential to be a tightly run contest with former FIFA World Cup finalists Senegal and Angola facing against a resurgent Uganda and one of either Liberia and Mauritius on the road to Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Joy for Africa's winning trio]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=joy-for-africa-winning-trio-909987.html There were celebrations for three teams in African qualifying on Sunday, as Burkina Faso, Egypt and Guinea all secured first place in their groups.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2008 21:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[D-day in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=day-africa-909460.htmlSun, 12 Oct 2008 16:08:00 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[Benin through as Congo climb]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=benin-through-congo-climb-874288.htmlSun, 07 Sep 2008 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Egypt gain advantage]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=egypt-gain-advantage-874151.html Mohamed Aboutrika's 30th-minute strike gave Egypt a 1-0 win over Congo DR, opening up a three-point gap at the top of Group 12.

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Sun, 07 Sep 2008 14:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Race to join Nigeria resumes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=race-join-nigeria-resumes-871073.htmlWed, 03 Sep 2008 23:28:00 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.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Angola and Uganda share spoils]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=angola-and-uganda-share-spoils-814710.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2008 18:00:00 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[Cranes back in flight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=cranes-back-flight-806992.htmlWed, 18 Jun 2008 01:01:00 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.

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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[Ivorians and Togo slip up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=ivorians-and-togo-slip-795242.htmlSun, 08 Jun 2008 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Eto'o scores in Cameroon win]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=eto-scores-cameroon-win-784971.html]]>Sat, 31 May 2008 21:55:00 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.

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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.

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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.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Underdogs look to have their day]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=underdogs-look-have-their-day-646301.htmlAngola and Benin are the favourites in Group 3, with Niger and Uganda looking to knock the top two off their perch.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 20:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Goncalves (ANG): We're the favourites]]>/worldcup/news/y=2007/m=11/news=goncalves-ang-the-favourites-638106.htmlSun, 25 Nov 2007 20:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=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.

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