<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:02:43 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791.htmlWith the Preliminary Draw set to take centre stage this week, we look back at the first steps on the road to Russia 2018, with 76 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches having already been played across Asia and North America.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Captain Cuba up among the stars]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=6/news=captain-cuba-up-among-the-stars-2647060.htmlCuba skipper Yenier Marquez spoke to ​FIFA.com ​about his meeting with Pele and Raul, his two decades in the Cuban national team set-up and his side's hopes for their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Canadian receives six-match suspension]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=2/news=canadian-receives-six-match-suspension-2010547.htmlMon, 11 Feb 2013 17:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Joy of six in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=joy-six-concacaf-1787012.htmlhexagonal round of CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014.]]>Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Honduras rout Canada to advance with Panama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=honduras-rout-canada-advance-with-panama-1786803.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2012 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Moment of truth for CONCACAF pack]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=moment-truth-for-concacaf-pack-1785221.htmlFIFA.com previews what promises to be a nail-biting evening.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Relief for USA as Ticos resurrect campaign]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=relief-for-usa-ticos-resurrect-campaign-1784704.htmlSat, 13 Oct 2012 05:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[All on the line in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=all-the-line-concacaf-1782787.htmlThu, 11 Oct 2012 17:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico first to advance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=mexico-first-advance-1700324.htmlFIFA.com relives Tuesday’s action in the CONCACAF Zone.]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2012 06:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico stand firm, Jamaica sink USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=mexico-stand-firm-jamaica-sink-usa-1697737.htmlThough there were away wins for Mexico and Honduras, CONCACAF heavyweights USA went down in Kingston while Canada put the brakes on fast-starting Panama as FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sat, 08 Sep 2012 06:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Jamaica upset USA, Mexico cruise]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=jamaica-upset-usa-mexico-cruise-1697611.htmlSat, 08 Sep 2012 04:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico, Panama prosper as USA slip up]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=mexico-panama-prosper-usa-slip-1648810.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at this week's Brazil 2014 qualifying action in CONCACAF.]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Hard road ahead for USA, Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=hard-road-ahead-for-usa-mexico-1647073.htmlFIFA.com previews the latest round of CONCACAF qualifying.]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[USA, Mexico triumph as Ticos draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=usa-mexico-triumph-ticos-draw-1646461.htmlUSA and Mexico got their Brazil 2014 qualifying campaigns off to winning starts, while a ten-man Canada side narrowly overcame Cuba, and Costa Rica were held to a 2-2 draw by El Salvador.

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Sat, 09 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[CONCACAF giants out of the gates]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=concacaf-giants-out-the-gates-1646336.htmlMexico and USA both earned 3-1 wins in their first Brazil 2014 qualifiers on Friday, while Canada and Panama picked up valuable points on the road.

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Sat, 09 Jun 2012 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Cubans fall to Canada in qualifying opener]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=cubans-fall-canada-qualifying-opener-1646278.htmlOlivier Occean scored in the 55th minute to give Canada a 1-0 victory over Cuba in Havana on Friday in the opening match of CONCACAF's semi-final qualifying series for Brazil 2014.

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Fri, 08 Jun 2012 21:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Underdogs wait as Mexico, USA enter fray]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=underdogs-wait-mexico-usa-enter-fray-1645045.htmlFIFA.com previews the third round of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in North, Central America and the Caribbean, in which Mexico and USA will begin their campaigns against rank outsiders.]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Cuba daring to dream of Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=6/news=cuba-daring-dream-brazil-2014-1645248.htmlThu, 07 Jun 2012 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF 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[Honduras tipped in open quartet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=12/news=honduras-tipped-open-quartet-1552950.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2011 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Mexico fancied in formidable group]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=12/news=mexico-fancied-formidable-group-1552470.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2011 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Americans expectant, Wadadli Boyz dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=12/news=americans-expectant-wadadli-boyz-dream-1552325.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2011 16:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Two parties in San Pedro Sula]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=11/news=two-parties-san-pedro-sula-953504.htmlThu, 20 Nov 2008 04:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Nervy ending in New World]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=11/news=nervy-ending-new-world-950008.htmlTue, 18 Nov 2008 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cuba deal Guatemala a blow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=cuba-deal-guatemala-blow-915379.html A surprise 2-1 defeat at the hands of Cuba has left the Guatemalans' hopes of progressing to the final qualifying round hanging by a thread.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2008 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Dramatic climax in store]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=dramatic-climax-store-915349.htmlThu, 16 Oct 2008 05:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Fanz and Cuba part ways]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=fanz-and-cuba-part-ways-911728.htmlTue, 14 Oct 2008 19:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Nervy moments for Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=nervy-moments-for-mexico-910921.htmlMon, 13 Oct 2008 18:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Mixed bag for New World giants ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=mixed-bag-for-new-world-giants-909184.htmlSun, 12 Oct 2008 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Bradley given breathing space]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=bradley-given-breathing-space-909183.htmlSun, 12 Oct 2008 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[USA defeat Cuba to advance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=usa-defeat-cuba-advance-909028.html Two goals from DaMarcus Beasley helped the USA to a 6-1 victory over Cuba, which sees them progress to the next stage of qualifying.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2008 02:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Users flock to Argentina-Uruguay]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=users-flock-argentina-uruguay-905805.html Argentina-Uruguay is the most enticing clash of this weekend's qualifiers, according to you, the FIFA.com users, in our most recent online poll.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Big three on the cusp]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=big-three-the-cusp-905612.htmlFri, 10 Oct 2008 10:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Howard: There's no perfect game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=10/news=howard-there-perfect-game-904421.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2008 08:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Cuba look on the bright side]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=cuba-look-the-bright-side-885225.htmlMon, 22 Sep 2008 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Leading trio in dreamland ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=leading-trio-dreamland-881620.htmlTue, 16 Sep 2008 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big three perfect after three]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=big-three-perfect-after-three-878394.htmlThu, 11 Sep 2008 05:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Quartet in survival battle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=quartet-survival-battle-875081.html Cuba, Haiti, Suriname and Canada have no margin for error ahead of Matchday 3 in the third stage of qualifying in the CONCACAF region.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2008 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[No surprises in New World]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=surprises-new-world-873878.htmlSun, 07 Sep 2008 05:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Dempsey earns USA win in Cuba]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=dempsey-earns-usa-win-cuba-873848.html Clint Dempsey scored a first-half goal to earn the United States a gritty 1-0 win over Cuba on Saturday in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Havana.

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Sun, 07 Sep 2008 03:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Dempsey sinks Cuba]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=dempsey-sinks-cuba-873654.html Clint Dempsey's goal five minutes before half-time was enough to give the USA victory over Cuba in Havana in an historic qualifying encounter. 

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Sun, 07 Sep 2008 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Cuba out to end US hoodoo]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=cuba-out-end-hoodoo-872198.htmlFri, 05 Sep 2008 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Havana night in the spotlight]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=havana-night-the-spotlight-871814.htmlFri, 05 Sep 2008 05:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[FIFA.com users name top qualifier]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=9/news=fifa-com-users-name-top-qualifier-867995.htmlTue, 02 Sep 2008 12:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Big three made to work]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=8/news=big-three-made-work-858199.htmlThu, 21 Aug 2008 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Winning starts for big two]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=8/news=winning-starts-for-big-two-857674.html Mexico and the USA both managed to win their first games of the first group stage of CONCACAF qualifying, but with very little to spare.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 01:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Duty calls for CONCACAF exiles]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=8/news=duty-calls-for-concacaf-exiles-856904.htmlWed, 20 Aug 2008 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Full steam ahead for CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=8/news=full-steam-ahead-for-concacaf-855262.html The remaining 12 sides in contention for a place at South Africa 2010 prepare to do battle this week in CONCACAF's third qualifying round.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[A youth revolution in Cuba]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=7/news=youth-revolution-cuba-834957.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2008 09:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tico coaches lead clear-out]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=7/news=tico-coaches-lead-clear-out-823251.htmlMon, 07 Jul 2008 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Kenwyne Jones (TRI): We have the talent]]>/worldcup/news/y=2008/m=6/news=kenwyne-jones-tri-have-the-talent-814765.html"We've had a lot of veteran players retire recently, like Dwight Yorke, Russell Latapy and Shaka Hislop, so there are a lot of fresh faces in the squad. We're going to give it our best shot, and I think we have the talent to return to the World Cup." Trinidad and Tobago forward Kenwyne Jones

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Tue, 24 Jun 2008 16:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™