<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTTue, 06 Sep 2016 14:09:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Two tickets left in CONCACAF scrap]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=two-tickets-left-in-concacaf-scrap-2830647.htmlFIFA.com previews Tuesday's final matchday of semi-final round qualifying in the CONCACAF zone, where USA and Honduras are hoping to book their places in the Hexagonal

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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Punyed seeking points in CONCACAF struggle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=punyed-seeking-points-in-concacaf-struggle-2824040.htmlEl Salvador midfielder Pablo Punyed speaks with FIFA.com about his nation's chances in reaching the "Hexagonal" round of Russia 2018 qualifying and his time playing club football in Iceland.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[CONCACAF’s elite enter the fray]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=concacaf-s-elite-enter-the-fray-2732099.html Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and a struggling USA all join in on CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018 on Friday. FIFA.com takes a closer look at the action ahead. ]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[El Salvador riding the road to redemption]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=el-salvador-riding-the-road-to-redemption-2722283.htmlTue, 27 Oct 2015 12:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Haiti stroll, relief for Reggae Boyz]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=haiti-stroll-relief-for-reggae-boyz-2676622.html FIFA.com wraps up the action from Round Three of CONCACAF qualifying for Russia 2018, where Jamaica only just avoided elimination while Canada and Haiti progressed with room to spare.]]>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 05:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![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[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[Mexico's Enriquez taking the fast track ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=mexico-enriquez-taking-the-fast-track-1785506.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the midfielder following his international debut last week.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:52:00 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[Alas: Maturity the key to beating Costa Rica]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=alas-maturity-the-key-beating-costa-rica-1783123.htmlEl Salvador captain Dennis Alas spoke to FIFA.com ahead of his side’s crunch Brazil 2014 qualifier against Costa Rica on his hopes for making the CONCACAF hexagonal round and the FIFA World Cup™.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:05:00 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[Castillo: We need three wins]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=8/news=castillo-need-three-wins-1692412.htmlNewly appointed El Salvador coach Juan de Dios Castillo talks to FIFA.com about the crucial upcoming Brazil 2014 qualifiers in the CONCACAF zone.

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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:36:00 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[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[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[Salvadorans safe in Portillo’s hands]]>/worldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=salvadorans-safe-portillo-hands-1631913.htmlFIFA.com spoke to the no-nonsense net-minder ahead of the next qualifying round in June.]]>Thu, 24 May 2012 17:41:00 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[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[Joy of six in CONCACAF ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=joy-six-concacaf-1543180.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2011 03:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Historic night for Antigua, Guyana ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=historic-night-for-antigua-guyana-1541705.htmlSat, 12 Nov 2011 03:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Canada close as Trinidad, Haiti sweat]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=11/news=canada-close-trinidad-haiti-sweat-1539757.htmlThe penultimate round in CONCACAF’s first stage of Brazil 2014 qualifying takes place tomorrow with regional elite El Salvador and Canada set to seal progression, however, Trinidad and Tobago are under pressure.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Panama in as CONCACAF axe falls ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=10/news=panama-concacaf-axe-falls-1525940.htmlWed, 12 Oct 2011 05:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Alvarez: We can’t wait for the next game]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=10/news=alvarez-can-wait-for-the-next-game-1522112.htmlWed, 05 Oct 2011 06:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Leading pack climbs in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=9/news=leading-pack-climbs-concacaf-1506600.htmlFIFA.com recaps matchday two of group-stage qualifying for Brazil 2014 in North, Central America and the Caribbean, where the fancied sides all consolidated their strong starts.]]>Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[New World quartet hungry for more]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=9/news=new-world-quartet-hungry-for-more-1504698.htmlFIFA.com previews the second round of CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014 where the big-name quartet of T&T, El Salvador, Canada and Haiti seek to build on opening wins.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2011 14:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone
<![CDATA[Israel: Salvadorans play with joy ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=israel-salvadorans-play-with-joy-1501197.html"This new generation of players has shown an impeccable level of composure. It is a group of players that plays with joy, with perfect calmness and a true professionalism." Ruben Israel, El Salvador coach]]>Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[Salvadorans in pole position ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=8/news=salvadorans-pole-position-1484061.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2011 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[CONCACAF draw stokes regional fires]]>/worldcup/news/y=2011/m=7/news=concacaf-draw-stokes-regional-fires-1483703.htmlSun, 31 Jul 2011 00:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone<![CDATA[New World trio push through]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=11/news=new-world-trio-push-through-1137662.htmlUSA finished top dogs in CONCACAF qualifying for the world finals, and will be followed to South Africa by old rivals Mexico and hopeful Honduras.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Hotshots lighting South Africa way]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=hotshots-lighting-south-africa-way-1122261.html With about 230 days until South Africa 2010 kicks off, 23 teams have secured their spots thanks to a world-class goalscorer or two in their ranks. 

 


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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Tension rules New World marathon]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=tension-rules-new-world-marathon-1119013.htmlFri, 16 Oct 2009 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[DC magic sparks Honduran ecstasy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=magic-sparks-honduran-ecstasy-1119061.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2009 16:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tico heartache is Honduran joy]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=tico-heartache-honduran-joy-1118752.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2009 04:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Catrachos, Costa Rica face fates]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=catrachos-costa-rica-face-fates-1117096.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2009 08:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[New World giants book berths ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=new-world-giants-book-berths-1116586.htmlSun, 11 Oct 2009 06:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Trio out to book tickets]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=trio-out-book-tickets-1114569.html FIFA.com looks ahead to the upcoming matchday in the CONCACAF Zone, where USA, Mexico and Honduras could all secure places in South Africa.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2009 09:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Mexico's Osorio up to the task]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=mexico-osorio-the-task-1115016.html Mexican centre-half Ricardo Osorio spoke to FIFA.com about his ambitions with El Tri and their need to impress on the road to South Africa 2010.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2009 04:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[De los Cobos' homecoming ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=10/news=los-cobos-homecoming-1113894.htmlTue, 06 Oct 2009 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[CONCACAF: Unsettled territory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=concacaf-unsettled-territory-1100397.htmlFri, 11 Sep 2009 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Tension rules as USA, Mexico surge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=tension-rules-usa-mexico-surge-1100188.htmlThu, 10 Sep 2009 05:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Mexico fiesta rocks San Jose]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=mexico-fiesta-rocks-san-jose-1098961.htmlSun, 06 Sep 2009 05:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Mexico keen to keep up surge]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=mexico-keen-keep-surge-1097607.htmlFri, 04 Sep 2009 12:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Now or never for Trinidad]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=9/news=now-never-for-trinidad-1095783.html FIFA.com caught up with T&T's Soca Warriors, who are hopeful that they can recover from their slow start and qualify for South Africa 2010.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2009 17:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™
<![CDATA[Still alive in CONCACAF]]>/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/y=2009/m=8/news=still-alive-concacaf-1090151.htmlThu, 13 Aug 2009 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Keeping the dream alive]]>/worldcup/news/y=2009/m=8/news=keeping-the-dream-alive-1088781.htmlMon, 10 Aug 2009 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™<![CDATA[Sweet relief for wobbly duo]]>/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/news/y=2009/m=6/news=sweet-relief-for-wobbly-duo-1070074.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2009 05:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™