<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTSat, 16 Jun 2018 22:55:08 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Seven tickets await on decisive matchday]]>/worldcup/news/seven-tickets-await-on-decisive-matchday-2772687FIFA.com previews what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to round two in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[2015 in numbers]]>/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2015-in-numbers-2747708.htmlFIFA.com reflects on the stats behind the likes of Chile's Copa America triumph, Abby Wambach's USA farewell and the scoring exploits of players such as Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Drubbings, upsets and goal sprees]]>/worldcup/news/drubbings-upsets-and-goal-sprees-2675117FIFA.com reviews all the action across the continent.]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[World Cup qualifying: the story so far]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=With 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™
<![CDATA[Guam train continues as Japan, Iran blush]]>/worldcup/news/guam-train-continues-as-japan-iran-blush-2649326Guam and the Philippines continued their fairytale starts to Asian Zone qualifying on Matchday 2, while Japan and Iran were held to unforeseen draws and two teams recorded 6-0 wins.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia
<![CDATA[Asian powerhouses eye opening victories ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA.com previewing all the action.]]>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Asian minnows face tough opening tasks ]]>/worldcup/news/asian-minnows-face-tough-opening-tasks-2639811Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Milestone success sends Bhutan soaring]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=milestone-success-sends-bhutan-soaring-2593027.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the revival of Bhutan on the global ranking after a win on their FIFA World Cup debut helped the Himalayan Kingdom move off bottom spot and on an impressive upward trajectory.]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Bhutan set sights high after historic success]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=bhutan-set-sights-high-after-historic-success-2591609.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 11:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Scorers, sensations and pass masters]]>/news/y=2015/m=3/news=scorers-sensations-and-pass-masters-2566212.htmlFIFA.com's latest weekly review.]]>Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Underdogs aim to open Asian qualifying with a bang]]>/worldcup/news/underdogs-aim-to-open-asian-qualifying-with-a-bang-2557103Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[FIFA to implement two new development programmes]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=fifa-to-implement-two-new-development-programmes-2443029.htmlTue, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=News<![CDATA[New football turf pitches for Bhutan at Chanjiji Football Ground]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=8/news=new-football-turf-pitches-for-bhutan-chanjiji-football-ground-2159754.htmlFri, 30 Aug 2013 15:35:00 GMTArea=Football Technology Section=Football TurfKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb ninth, Equatorial Guinea fly]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=12/news=korea-dpr-climb-ninth-equatorial-guinea-fly-1966813.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2012 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[FIFA President touched by Nepal welcome ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=3/news=fifa-president-touched-nepal-welcome-1597539.htmlFri, 09 Mar 2012 11:06:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter concludes Bhutan visit ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=3/news=blatter-concludes-bhutan-visit-1596652.htmlThu, 08 Mar 2012 13:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[President Blatter set for Asian tour]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=3/news=president-blatter-set-for-asian-tour-1594363.htmlSun, 04 Mar 2012 20:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Chetri shines as India retain crown]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=12/news=chetri-shines-india-retain-crown-1556129.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2011 07:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards further TV rights for 2015-2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2011/m=10/news=fifa-awards-further-rights-for-2015-2022-1533484.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931The AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[India reign in South Asia]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=12/news=india-reign-south-asia-1148424.htmlIndia reclaimed the South Asian Football Federation Championship with a hard-fought final victory over last year's winners, the Maldives.

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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=12/news=beach-soccer-lays-roots-dubai-1147298.htmlNovember 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Swedes and sequences]]>/news/y=2009/m=7/news=swedes-and-sequences-1085159.htmlWed, 29 Jul 2009 10:27:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Maldives run with the wind]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=5/news=maldives-run-with-the-wind-1062775.htmlThu, 28 May 2009 04:49:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Dorji: Improving one step at a time]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2009/m=4/news=dorji-improving-one-step-time-1051128.html about how football has improved in his homeland and how the Goal Project in particular has aided this development. ]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Who is the pass master?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=4/news=who-the-pass-master-739576.html]]>Sat, 12 Apr 2008 08:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Heavy blows for Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/heavy-blows-for-asian-giants-722162Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=3/news=what-the-best-game-you-seen-703720.htmlBe it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[What is the most exciting league?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=2/news=what-the-most-exciting-league-682680.htmlPlanet football is home to a number of captivating national championships. But which, do you feel, is the most most exciting league in the world?

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Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Bhutan out of 2010 race ]]>/worldcup/news/bhutan-out-2010-race-595607Bhutan have decided to withdraw from the Asian qualifiers for South Africa 2010, as they cannot fulfill their fixture with Kuwait in October.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2007 16:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Spreading joy to all corners]]>/live-scores/news/y=2007/m=8/news=spreading-joy-all-corners-567197.htmlFrom the smallest of islands to the most powerful of nations, football has the unique power to bring joy to billions of fans around the world.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:12:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[New and old take gold in Africa]]>/live-scores/news/y=2007/m=5/news=new-and-old-take-gold-africa-529158.htmlWed, 30 May 2007 18:29:10 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet make home advantage count]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=5/news=quartet-make-home-advantage-count-129076.htmlThu, 24 May 2007 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Frontale make history as trio progress]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=5/news=frontale-make-history-trio-progress-128249.htmlThu, 10 May 2007 14:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Quartet edge closer to last eight]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=quartet-edge-closer-last-eight-127417.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2007 12:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Eastern duo lead the way]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=124090/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Shandong & Al Wahda set the standard]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=4/news=shandong-wahda-set-the-standard-123579.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2007 11:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Ecstasy for east Asians]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=122701/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008<![CDATA[Giantkillers emerge as favourites fall]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=giantkillers-emerge-favourites-fall-113860.htmlThu, 22 Mar 2007 12:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Asian celebration for Sydney]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=asian-celebration-for-sydney-112921.htmlThu, 08 Mar 2007 12:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Aussies bolster Asian field]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=3/news=aussies-bolster-asian-field-112768.htmlTue, 06 Mar 2007 13:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007<![CDATA[Italy oust Brazil to take top spot]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2007/m=2/news=italy-oust-brazil-take-top-spot-111685.htmlAzzurri.]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:35:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA mourns Abdullah Khalid Al Dabal]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2007/m=1/news=fifa-mourns-abdullah-khalid-dabal-110649.html]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2007 17:29:00 GMTArea=AF - FederationSection=FederationKind=News<![CDATA[Big guns meet in final four]]>/live-scores/news/y=2007/m=1/news=big-guns-meet-final-four-109928.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2007 22:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Japan and Australia avoid the big guns]]>/live-scores/news/y=2006/m=12/news=japan-and-australia-avoid-the-big-guns-108807.htmlTue, 19 Dec 2006 18:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Western trio monopolise medals]]>/live-scores/news/y=2006/m=12/news=western-trio-monopolise-medals-108786.htmlMon, 18 Dec 2006 03:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Women take first steps to Beijing]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/womensolympic/beijing2008/news/newsid=108012/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Women's Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008