<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 12 Jan 2018 08:26:00 GMTTue, 20 Feb 2018 11:04:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Khazri: Tunisia can go far in Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2018/m=1/news=khazri-tunisia-can-go-far-in-russia-2926240.htmlPresent at three successive FIFA World Cups between 1998 and 2006, the Eagles of Carthage were surprise absentees from South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. Tunisia midfielder Wahbi Khazri speaks with FIFA.com in an exclusive interview about his team's ambitions in Russia after a lengthy absence from the world finals.

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Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[World Cup rivalries reprised]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=world-cup-rivalries-reprised-2922357.htmlFIFA.com highlights some of the 'throwback' matches we can expect to see at the world finals in Russia.]]>Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Southgate: We have a lot of potential]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=southgate-we-have-a-lot-of-potential-2922472.htmlEngland coach Gareth Southgate gave his reaction to being drawn with Belgium, Panama, and Tunisia in Group G at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Group G: Golden generations looking to shine]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=group-g-golden-generations-looking-to-shine-2922348.htmlTop spot in Group G looks set to be disputed by two teams boasting gifted generations of talent. Belgium and England will both be calling on an impressive pool of players as they each target first place.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Balanced groups drawn for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=final-draw-roundup-2922235.htmlFollowing a long road of qualifying joy and heartache, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has finally snapped into focus after the Final Draw on 1 December in Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace. ]]>Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Excitement high for debutants and returning heroes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=excitement-high-for-debutants-and-returning-heroes-2921618.htmlFIFA.com took a closer look at the five teams either making their first World Cup appearance, or their first in a generation.]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Meet the 32 Finalists for Russia 2018]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=meet-the-32-finalists-for-russia-2018-2921492.htmlLearn all about the 32 teams that will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by viewing our colourful, interactive guide!

 

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Qualifiers in Numbers]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=the-qualifiers-in-numbers-2920457.htmlThe road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been long and winding, the longest in history in fact. FIFA.com brings you some of the recently completed qualifying competition’s most notable statistics.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Panama’s road to glory]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=panama-s-road-to-glory-2913932.htmlAfter securing an historic first qualification to the FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com looks back on how Panama reached Russia 2018.




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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Last-gasp drama provides joy for Panama, pain for USA]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=last-gasp-drama-provides-joy-for-panama-pain-for-usa-2913287.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Final-day drama leaves Panama smiling, USA despairing]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=final-day-drama-leaves-panama-smiling-2913249.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 05:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Intriguing finale awaits CONCACAF story]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=concacaf-story-set-for-intriguing-finale-2912333.htmlAfter over two years of qualifying in the CONCACAF region for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the final questions will be answered on the very final day, with USA, Panama and Honduras all in the hunt for the last automatic ticket.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who can qualify in CONCACAF?]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=who-can-qualify-in-concacaf-2911733.htmlWith just 1.5 tickets remaining from CONCACAF, the final day brings about a three-horse race between USA, Panama and Honduras to book their place at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, or keep their dream alive with a play-off spot.

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Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[USA revive to deflate Panama hopes, El Tri win again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=usa-revive-to-deflate-panama-hopes-el-tri-win-again-2911177.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest CONCACAF qualifying action for Russia 2018 as USA finally found form at the expense of Panama, while Mexico underlined their position at the top of the Hexagonal standings.]]>Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Costa Rica and Panama chase World Cup dream]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=costa-rica-and-panama-chase-world-cup-dream-2910297.htmlWith just two matchdays left in the CONCACAF qualifiers, Costa Rica and Panama can seal their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ this Friday.

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Panama’s Torres determined to fulfil his vow]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=panama-s-torres-determined-to-fulfil-his-vow-2910033.htmlGabriel Torres made a pledge to his seriously ill wife: that he would take her and the family to watch Panama play at Russia 2018. FIFA.com hears from the forward about being on the verge of fulfilling that vow. 

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 18:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Conrad: USA need to show some character]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=conrad-usa-need-to-show-some-character-2909842.htmlWith USA's passage to Russia 2018 looking far from secure, we spoke to former international and Germany 2006 veteran Jimmy Conrad - now a pundit - who gave his take on their quest for the finals.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Ticos made to wait, Panama up to third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticos-made-to-wait-panama-up-to-third-2906984.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 06:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Ticos eye qualification as USA, Panama scrap for third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticos-eye-qualification-as-usa-panama-scrap-for-third-2906675.htmlCosta Rica can become the second team through from the CONCACAF region with a victory over already-qualified Mexico, while USA will seek to bounce back from their defeat against Los Ticos against Honduras. FIFA.com previews these and the other matches in the region. 

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico Russia-bound, Costa Rica move closer]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=mexico-russia-bound-costa-rica-move-closer-2906522.htmlIn beating Panama on Friday, Mexico became the fifth side to qualify for Russia 2018.

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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico book early passage to Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=mexico-book-early-passage-to-russia-2906505.htmlSat, 02 Sep 2017 02:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Mexico on brink of reaching Russia]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=mexico-on-brink-of-reaching-russia-2905999.htmlThu, 31 Aug 2017 16:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Costa Rica clear in second, Panama and Honduras draw]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=costa-rica-clear-in-second-panama-and-honduras-draw-2894878.htmlCosta Rica took sole possession of second in the Hexagonal standings after a crucial win over bottom side Trinidad and Tobago on Matchday 6 of CONCACAF’s final qualifying stage for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico extend lead, USA move up to third]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=mexico-extend-lead-usa-move-up-to-third-2893844.htmlFri, 09 Jun 2017 06:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Hexagonal teams ready to go again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=hexagonal-teams-ready-to-go-again-2893237.htmlWed, 07 Jun 2017 18:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Panama's Amilcar Henriquez dies, aged 33]]>/news/y=2017/m=4/news=panama-s-amilcar-henriquez-dies-aged-33-2879658.htmlSun, 16 Apr 2017 02:06:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=ObituariesKind=News<![CDATA[Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-increase-lead-on-gritty-night-in-hex-2877978.htmlMexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA.com takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Panama’s Henriquez daring to dream again]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-s-henriquez-daring-to-dream-again-2877479.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Panama eye American scalp, T&T face El Tri]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=panama-eye-american-scalp-t-t-face-el-tri-2877405.htmlFIFA.com casts an eye over the lay of the land in the CONCACAF region, ahead of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, with USA looking to continue a mini-resurgence and Mexico attempting to rubberstamp their dominance.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=mexico-go-top-as-usa-t-t-rebound-2877279.htmlHexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[El Tri, Ticos clash as USA start fresh]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=el-tri-ticos-clash-as-usa-start-fresh-2876615.htmlFIFA.com previews the resumption of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region headlined by a massive match-up as Mexico host Costa Rica, while USA will have fresh hopes under returning coach Bruce Arena.]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Americans back in the Arena]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=americans-back-in-the-arena-2876600.htmlUSA enters crucial matches in CONCACAF's Hexagonal round of Russia 2018 qualifying under the leadership of head coach Bruce Arena, who sits down with FIFA.com to talk about his second stint at the helm.

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Lawrence: Unity key for T&T]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=lawrence-unity-key-for-t-t-2867716.htmlNewly appointed Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence speaks with FIFA.com about his newest challenge of getting the Soca Warriors to Russia and memories of qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Osorio: Mexico have made a good start]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=osorio-mexico-have-made-a-good-start-2851830.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 15:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Hex heavyweights back in the saddle]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=hex-heavyweights-back-in-the-saddle-2850225.htmlHexagonal openers on the road and will be eager to keep up the form on Matchday 2 of CONCACAF's final qualifying round for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Torres: Panama need to make home advantage count]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=torres-panama-need-to-make-home-advantage-count-2849932.htmlIn an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, defensive linchpin Roman Torres talks bouncing back from a lengthy injury lay-off and Panamanian hopes of reaching the World Cup for the very first time.

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Ochoa: USA clash is special for Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=ochoa-usa-clash-is-special-for-mexico-2848216.htmlFIFA.com about El Tri's outlook after their Copa America Centenario humbling and looks forward to the vital upcoming qualifiers against USA and Panama.]]>Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[A summer to savour for Honduran starlet]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=a-summer-to-savour-for-honduran-starlet-2848151.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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™
<![CDATA[Gomez: Patient approach has helped Panama]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gomez-patient-approach-has-helped-panama-2823353.htmlLos Canaleros' change of style and hopes of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Herediano twosome step up for Ticos]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=herediano-twosome-step-up-for-ticos-2741498.htmlMidfielders Randall Azofeifa and Esteban Granados chat exclusively with FIFA.com about Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez's trust in them during Russia 2018 qualifying and their success in the Costa Rican championship with Herediano.

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Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Baloy: This is our chance]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=baloy-this-is-our-chance-2733292.htmlLa Roja can make the final step towards the finals this time around.]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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™<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying stars making MLS play-off push]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=10/news=world-cup-qualifying-stars-making-mls-play-off-push-2722135.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at a few of the footballers who are seeking domestic glory, while also fighting for a spot at Russia 2018 as their countries compete in FIFA World Cup qualifiers around the globe.]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=MLS 2015 <![CDATA[CONCACAF hopefuls learn their fate]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=7/news=concacaf-hopefuls-learn-their-fate-2667907.htmlFIFA.com assesses the road ahead for the region’s hopefuls. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Six of the best on the road to Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=12/news=six-the-best-the-road-brazil-2237920.htmlFIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more remarkable matches from Brazil 2014 qualifying. ]]>Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[USA cruise, Mexico ride the hard road]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=11/news=usa-cruise-mexico-ride-the-hard-road-2227013.htmlWed, 20 Nov 2013 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Joy for Honduras as USA rescue Mexico]]>/worldcup/news/y=2013/m=10/news=honduras-usa-save-mexico-devastate-panama-2197001.htmlFIFA.com for a look at a wild final day in the CONCACAF hexagonal.]]>Wed, 16 Oct 2013 05:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. CONCACAF Zone