<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 04 Jan 2017 09:17:00 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[These girls are mighty]]>/sustainability/news/y=2017/m=1/news=these-girls-are-mighty-2862277.htmlWed, 04 Jan 2017 09:17:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=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]]>/worldcup/news/world-cup-qualifying-the-story-so-far-2660791With 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 ]]>/worldcup/news/monday-asian-powerhouses-eye-opening-victories-2648433FIFA.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[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=hopefuls-shine-through-to-asian-finals-2581159.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![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[Myanmar, Laos top regional quintet]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=10/news=myanmar-laos-top-regional-quintet-2459415.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Friendship and thrills in Caju]]>/worldcup/news/friendship-and-thrills-in-caju-2398855FIFA.com recaps as incalculable fun was had and countless friends were made.]]>Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:22:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Thai talents rock the region]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=12/news=thai-talents-rock-the-region-2249267.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Men's Football Tournament of the 2013 SEA Games, which saw a host of young players emerge and Thailand crowed champions. ]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Speed, shocks and six shooters ]]>/news/y=2013/m=6/news=speed-shocks-and-six-shooters-2102899.htmlLandmark triumphs for Pasching and Basel, a €57 million transfer fee at Barcelona, six-goal heroes in Ecuador and Cambodia and a record-breaking goal for Lukas Podolski, feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:21:59 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[150,000 young people to benefit in 2013]]>/sustainability/news/y=2013/m=2/news=150-000-young-people-benefit-2013-2017821.htmlWed, 27 Feb 2013 12:29:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=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[Thai events educate and excite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=thai-events-educate-and-excite-1713399.htmlTue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Football brings hope to Cambodia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=9/news=football-brings-hope-cambodia-1701050.htmlFIFA TV and FIFA.com introduce the organisation.]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:42:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Malaysia maintain regional supremacy]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=11/news=malaysia-maintain-regional-supremacy-1546058.htmlFIFA.com reviews the tournament.]]>Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:23:00 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[Futsal review: June-August]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=9/news=futsal-review-june-august-1507186.htmlFIFA.com reviews a busy period of activity in the world of Futsal which saw new club champions crowned in Asia and Europe's pathway to the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup laid out.]]>Thu, 08 Sep 2011 07:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Leaders maintain winning form]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=8/news=leaders-maintain-winning-form-1501052.htmlFIFA.com’s review of action across Asia and Oceania takes in Japan and Korea Republic, where there was more good news for the competition frontrunners, as well as a look at Uzbekistan, Iran, Cambodia and New Zealand.]]>Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:49:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites progress as stars shine]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-progress-stars-shine-1467720The first round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil has been completed, seeing a barrel-load of goals scored around Asia, with the likes of big-guns Vietnam being joined by first-time qualifiers Philippines.

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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Stern tests for Asian hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/stern-tests-for-asian-hopefuls-1466177The chance to mix with Asia's big guns is up for grabs this weekend, with 16 of the continent's minnows battling it out in the second legs of the preliminary qualifying round.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2011 10:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Preliminary journey kicks off in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/preliminary-journey-kicks-off-asia-1464834FIFA.com reviews all the action.]]>Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Sixteen hopefuls embark on Brazil path]]>/worldcup/news/sixteen-hopefuls-embark-brazil-path-1463106Asia's lowest-ranked teams are set to begin continental qualifying for the 2014 tournament, with Sri Lanka-Philippines, Bangladesh-Pakistan and Malaysia-Chinese Taipei among the most appetising matches on the menu.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[Kicked off the streets]]>/sustainability/news/y=2011/m=4/news=kicked-off-the-streets-1418529.htmlStreet children in Cambodia are being offered a route out of poverty and the threat of human-trafficking with the help of an unlikely football-loving benefactor.

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Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:01:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548FIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Cambodia scale new heights]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2011/m=3/news=cambodia-scale-new-heights-1408816.htmlDespite a history peppered with disappointments, Cambodia have been making steady progress and consequently now sit at an all-time high position of 154th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:43:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![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[Egypt back in the top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2010/m=11/news=egypt-back-the-top-ten-1335562.htmlWed, 17 Nov 2010 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Laos, Philippines reach ASEAN Cup]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=10/news=laos-philippines-reach-asean-cup-1325626.htmlLaos and Philippines secured the final two berths at the 2010 ASEAN Cup after qualifying for the eight-nation tournament at the expense of Cambodia and Timor Leste.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2010 01:33:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Third title for Phnom Penh Crown]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=8/news=third-title-for-phnom-penh-crown-1290063.htmlPhnom Penh Crown has secured the Cambodian championship with a 4-3 victory over Royal Sword at the Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium.

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Mon, 23 Aug 2010 01:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: January 2010]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=1/news=women-round-january-2010-1163125.htmlSuccesses for Japan, New Zealand, Arsenal and Turbine Potsdam and continued transfer activity dominate the first women's review of the year.

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Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Cambodia build for a bright future]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=12/news=cambodia-build-for-bright-future-1150130.htmlCambodian football is slowly but surely building momentum both domestically and internationally, as national coach Scott O’Donell told FIFA.com.

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Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:15:00 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[From killing fields to playing fields]]>/sustainability/news/y=2009/m=5/news=from-killing-fields-playing-fields-1055563.htmlFri, 08 May 2009 09:30:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Sao: We want quality]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2009/m=2/news=sao-want-quality-1013891.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2009 17:21:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News<![CDATA[Drogba or Eto'o? You decide...]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=5/news=drogba-eto-you-decide-766345.htmlTue, 13 May 2008 13:31:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Mine risks outlined in Cambodia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2008/m=4/news=mine-risks-outlined-cambodia-730788.htmlFri, 04 Apr 2008 08:42:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![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[Asian route marked out]]>/worldcup/news/asian-route-marked-out-660494]]>Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Asia's ups and downs]]>/worldcup/news/asia-ups-and-downs-643876Sat, 24 Nov 2007 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Favourites clear first hurdle]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-clear-first-hurdle-624270Mon, 29 Oct 2007 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Aspirants out to preserve dream]]>/worldcup/news/aspirants-out-preserve-dream-623115Fifteen decisive first round, second leg matches will take place on Sunday as Asia takes a step towards determining its representatives in South Africa.

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Fri, 26 Oct 2007 08:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Raising spirits in Cambodia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2007/m=10/news=raising-spirits-cambodia-609454.htmlMon, 01 Oct 2007 15:30:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Football For Hope visits Cambodia’s dream fields]]>/sustainability/news/y=2007/m=9/news=football-for-hope-visits-cambodia-dream-fields-602526.htmlFri, 21 Sep 2007 12:02:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Spirit of game visits Cambodia]]>/sustainability/news/y=2007/m=9/news=spirit-game-visits-cambodia-602293.htmlFri, 21 Sep 2007 08:55:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Maiden triumph for hosts India]]>/live-scores/news/y=2007/m=8/news=maiden-triumph-for-hosts-india-584485.htmlThu, 30 Aug 2007 10:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News