<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTTue, 19 Jun 2018 20:32:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Long-term absentees make triumphant returns]]>/worldcup/news/long-term-absentees-make-triumphant-returns-2919837Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa after first legs]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-after-first-legs-2910343.htmlNothing has been decided after the two first leg semi-finals of the CAF Champions League. USM Alger shared the points with Wydad Casablanca and Etoile Sportive could yet regret their goal conceded at home against Al Ahly.

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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[All roads lead north]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=all-roads-lead-north-2909843.htmlIt is a clash of North African rivals in the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League, with USM Alger hosting Wydad Casablanca and Etoile du Sahel locking horns with Al Ahly.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![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[Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the cold]]>/worldcup/news/nigerians-on-the-brink-big-guns-out-in-the-cold-2907177FIFA.com reviews latest qualifying action from Africa where World Cup regulars Cameroon have suffered an early elimination along with Brazil 2014 participants Algeria, while Nigeria edged closer to their Russia 2018 goal.]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Algeria's women target African breakthrough]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=algeria-s-women-target-african-breakthrough-2879671.htmlRayan Brahimi tells FIFA.com that Algeria's women's national team are ready to compete at the CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon as they chase a first appearance at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:08:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Upsets aplenty in the AFCON group stage]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/525/4/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a dramatic group phase at the Africa Cup of Nations that left the holders and hosts out and saw Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Egypt and Senegal qualify as section winners.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Tunisia join Senegal in knockout stages ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/417/1/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the final day of action in the group.]]>Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Leekens: We’re going all out for African glory]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/316/4/index.htmlFIFA.com about the challenges and opportunities he has faced since taking the job and assesses the outlook for FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.]]>Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2855241.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198FIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763Nigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=11/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2848022.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:14:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA['Brazilians' overcome the odds in Africa]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=brazilians-overcome-the-odds-in-africa-2845881.htmlTue, 25 Oct 2016 05:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248FIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Soudani, the No2 aiming to take centre stage]]>/worldcup/news/soudani-the-no2-aiming-to-take-centre-stage-2840925El Arabi Hilal Soudani speaks to ​FIFA.com ​about being No2 at Dynamo Zagreb and his aim to be the top man for Algeria in their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on the road to Russia.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[PSG, PSV and flag-flying Foxes]]>/news/y=2016/m=9/news=psg-psv-and-flag-flying-foxes-2837863.htmlThe Troll Kids, The Sweet Potatoers and the Foxes breaking ground for their den feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with sharing Sevillistas and history in the Netherlands.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Star-studded memories of the first Futsal World Cup]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=star-studded-memories-of-the-first-futsal-world-cup-2830895.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Drama to the end in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=drama-to-the-end-in-afcon-qualifying-2830719.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2823875.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:17:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Final four set in Africa's race for Japan]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/222/8/index.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action, which will eventually produce a qualifier for the FIFA Club World Cup.]]>Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2822090.htmlSun, 14 Aug 2016 10:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News<![CDATA[Clubs line up for African semi-finals]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/147/9/index.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Portugal top Group D with Algerian point]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=portugal-top-group-d-with-algerian-point-2821184.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heat on the hosts as Portugal and Nigeria go through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=heat-on-the-hosts-as-portugal-and-nigeria-go-through-2820551.htmlPortugal and Nigeria marched on, while Fiji and Algeria bowed out on a day of Men's Olympic Tournament that left many teams, Brazil among them, battling to reach the last eight.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Argentina send Les Verts home, Portugal through]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=argentina-send-les-verts-home-portugal-through-2820281.html​Les Verts ​out of the competition with a game to spare.]]>Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Intriguing duels on tap as Brazil look to kick-start journey]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=intriguing-duels-on-tap-as-brazil-look-to-kick-start-journey-2819935.htmlFIFA.com previews what’s ahead at Rio 2016. ]]>Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Big guns falter on dramatic opening day]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=debut-en-fanfare-des-buts-en-pagaille-2819817-2819830.html FIFA.com reflects on the action.]]>Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Honduras hold on despite Algerian onslaught]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=honduras-hold-on-despite-algerian-onslaught-2819513.htmlHonduras began their Olympic Football Tournament campaign in positive fashion with a slim 3-2 victory against Algeria at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with Romell Quioto, Marcelo Pereira and Antony Lozano on the scoresheet for Los Catrachos.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Ait-Atmane: We’re ready to get results]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ait-atmane-we-re-ready-to-get-results-2813134.htmlAhead of Rio 2016, Algeria midfielder Rachid Ait-Atmane spoke to FIFA.com about his goals for the tournament, his side’s group-phase opponents and his future objectives with club and country.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Brazil's golden obsession looms large]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-s-golden-obsession-looms-large-2819208.htmlHosts Brazil begin their journey against South Africa as the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 gets set to kick off. FIFA.com previews all the action ahead on matchday 1.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Ready for Rio 2016? Get your tickets today!]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ready-for-rio-2016-get-your-tickets-today-2813297.htmlSat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Neymar, Marta among galaxy of stars at Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=7/news=neymar-stars-rio-2016-son-heungmin-mikel-hope-solo-marta-2812740.htmlThe Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 have drawn one step closer, with the confirmation of the final squads for the men’s and women’s competitions.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Group stage kicks off with history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/262/6/index.htmlMamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca started the CAF Champions League's group stage at the weekend by securing historic firsts in the competition.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Club giants start group trek]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=club-giants-start-group-trek-2802052.htmlThe eight clubs remaining in the CAF Champions League have 19 titles between them, and they kick-off the group stage this weekend with one looking to add another trophy to the cabinet.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2791479.htmlWed, 18 May 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=News<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2016/m=5/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2791110.htmlIn our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

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Sun, 15 May 2016 10:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2783555.htmlIn FIFA.com’s latest edition of our weekly collection of world football’s best sound bites, Tom Hanks offers encouragement to Aston Villa supporters, Riyad Mahrez’s mother speaks out, Robert Lewandowski expresses his preferred dining order, Juan Mata talks money and much more.

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:04:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Crows crash out as group stage set]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crows-crash-out-as-group-stage-set-2781956.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News