<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTWed, 29 Aug 2018 18:19:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Big boys bounce back in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/big-boys-bounce-back-in-africa-2733455The 20-team group stage in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 is set as favourites like Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana rebounded in the second legs of their tests.

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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Shocks set up African qualifying drama]]>/worldcup/news/shocks-set-up-african-qualifying-drama-2732952Nigeria, Ghana and Algeria all drew, while Egypt and Mali lost in a stunning round of first leg results in African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[African favourites enter Russian race]]>/worldcup/news/african-favourites-enter-russian-race-2732015Wed, 11 Nov 2015 05:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722Kenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899FIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Spot-kicks, a centurion and an ever-present]]>/news/y=2015/m=5/news=spot-kicks-a-centurion-and-an-ever-present-2608999.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review, along with club legends hitting landmarks in England, Germany and the USA.]]>Wed, 27 May 2015 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[North Africa impress early]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/253/538/1/index.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Stars and Ticos reach new heights]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=8/news=stars-and-ticos-reach-new-heights-2420625.htmlIn a month of little international action, there was little movement at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Costa Rica and Sierra Leone achieving all-time high positions of 15th and 50th respectively.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA’s direct financial support reaches USD 1 billion mark ]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-direct-financial-support-reaches-usd-billion-mark-2261088.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2014 15:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FAPKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA to discuss future of Africa’s football development in Marrakech]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=12/news=fifa-discuss-future-africa-football-development-marrakech-2247244.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 17:58:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Roots lead to flowers for Botswana]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=8/news=roots-lead-flowers-botswana-2158827.htmlThu, 29 Aug 2013 05:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Ethiopia sanctioned for fielding ineligible player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=7/news=ethiopia-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2128618.htmlMon, 01 Jul 2013 11:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380FIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ivorians lead the way for the first time]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=ivorians-lead-the-way-for-the-first-time-2065584.htmlMon, 29 Apr 2013 03:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[African finalists eye four U-17 spots]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2013/m=4/news=african-finalists-eye-four-spots-2057036.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2013 04:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[African clubs eye last 16]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=african-clubs-eye-last-2053347.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2013 15:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639The last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Eventful weekend for North Africa's hopefuls]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=eventful-weekend-for-north-africa-hopefuls-2034340.htmlMon, 18 Mar 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites advance to the next stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-advance-the-next-stage-2024314.htmlMon, 04 Mar 2013 06:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Investing in football & social change in Botswana ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=2/news=investing-football-social-change-botswana-2009477.htmlSat, 09 Feb 2013 20:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter set for extensive Africa tour]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=2/news=blatter-set-for-extensive-africa-tour-2001046.htmlFIFA.com has the details. ]]>Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-19771502012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Ethiopia hosts Centre workshop ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ethiopia-hosts-centre-workshop-1943826.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2012 11:11:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=FFH - CentersKind=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[Comebacks, shocks as continental line-up set]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=comebacks-shocks-continental-line-set-1785266.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Big guns facing elimination]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=big-guns-facing-elimination-1783149.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 08:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Elephants rampage, Indomitable Lions fade]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=elephants-rampage-indomitable-lions-fade-1698372.htmlCôte d'Ivoire impressed in a goalfest against Senegal, holders Zambia left a lot to do in the second leg, and four-time winners Cameroon slumped to defeat. FIFA.com reviews the latest CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Regional rivalries highlight last round]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=9/news=regional-rivalries-highlight-last-round-1696300.htmlFri, 07 Sep 2012 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Integrity workshop well received in Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=8/news=integrity-workshop-well-received-africa-1687720.html]]>Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[Giants drop points on the road]]>/worldcup/news/giants-drop-points-the-road-1646558Sun, 10 Jun 2012 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-clashes-come-early-africa-1645513FIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Elephants rumble as Zambia stumble]]>/worldcup/news/elephants-rumble-zambia-stumble-1642953Sat, 02 Jun 2012 23:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714Thu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Ghana get Basetsana, Kenya stun Zambia]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2012/m=3/news=ghana-get-basetsana-kenya-stun-zambia-1595078.htmlTue, 06 Mar 2012 15:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012<![CDATA[Good weekend for familiar faces]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=2/news=good-weekend-for-familiar-faces-1590556.htmlMon, 27 Feb 2012 16:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Glo Premier League 2013/2014<![CDATA[Zambian joy ends emotional tournament]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=2/news=zambian-joy-ends-emotional-tournament-1582938.htmlMon, 13 Feb 2012 04:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Gabonamong: We still made history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=2/news=gabonamong-still-made-history-1578014.htmlThu, 02 Feb 2012 06:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Who will win the Cup of Nations?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=1/news=who-will-win-the-cup-nations-1571528.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which country you think will win the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2012]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2012 03:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[A showpiece rich on talent and thrills ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=1/news=showpiece-rich-talent-and-thrills-1570801.htmlFri, 20 Jan 2012 08:45:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[The Cup of Nations in numbers ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=1/news=the-cup-nations-numbers-1570427.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2012 08:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Tshosane: We are still underdogs]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=1/news=tshosane-are-still-underdogs-1567660.htmlThu, 12 Jan 2012 19:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Shocks sprung in 2011]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=12/news=shocks-sprung-2011-1562424.htmlFIFA.com looks at the teams who have caused major surprises this past year, including American Samoa, Uruguay, the Japanese women, Al-Sadd and Basel.]]>Sat, 31 Dec 2011 04:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Year in Numbers]]>/news/y=2011/m=12/news=the-year-numbers-1561925.html FIFA.com looks back at some of the eye-catching stats behind the year's biggest events and achievements in the world of football. ]]>Wed, 28 Dec 2011 02:19:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Neck and neck in Algeria, Ghana]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=12/news=neck-and-neck-algeria-ghana-1556344.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2011 15:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Championnat National de Première Division 2013/2014<![CDATA[Shots, sensations and smashed records ]]>/news/y=2011/m=10/news=shots-sensations-and-smashed-records-1526194.htmlFIFA.com's latest stats review.]]>Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News