<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMTFri, 20 Jul 2018 10:50:47 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2018/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-2925908.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with new emperors in Japan and a new king in Africa.]]>Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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[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[African hopefuls set sights on France 2018]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=african-hopefuls-set-sights-on-france-2018-2901638.htmlWith just two berths up for grabs, African qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 is set to be fierce, with the first match-ups getting going on 21 July as 17 sides jostle for a place at the finals.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
<![CDATA[Group stage deemed a success by FIFA and LOC]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=group-stage-deemed-a-success-by-fifa-and-loc-2898663.htmlMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Werner stakes his claim as Klose's successor]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=werner-stakes-his-claim-as-klose-s-successor-2898596.htmlTimo Werner looked to have fired another blank in his fourth senior international outing for Germany, but eventually netted his first two goals for the side in the victory over Cameroon. He spoke about his performance afterwards, while Joachim Low praised the Leipzig striker's showing.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Lions take away the positives]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=lions-take-away-the-positives-2898593.htmlAfter picking up a point in Russia, Cameroon and Hugo Broos leave the FIFA Confederations Cup with sights set on being back in 12 months time, a stronger unit for it.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany ease through, Aussies make Chile sweat]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=germany-ease-through-aussies-make-chile-sweat-2898549.htmlWhile both Group B favourites at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 successfully navigated their way to the semi-finals, Germany and Chile enjoyed very different matches against Cameroon and Australia respectively. FIFA.com rounds up the action.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Germany beat ten-man Cameroon to win group]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334889/match-report.htmlGermany defeated Cameroon 3-1 to finish top of Group B at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi in front of 30,230 fans.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Preview: Germany-Cameroon]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334889/preview.htmlGermany will be out to earn a strong finish to the group stages, as they jostle with Chile to top Group B, while Cameroon know only a two-goal victory will see them usurp the FIFA World Cup-holders in the race for the semis.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Birthday boy Teikeu in love with Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=birthday-boy-teikeu-in-love-with-russia-2897843.htmlAdolphe Teikeu is more than just Cameroon’s defensive linchpin at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017; he is also the Indomitable Lions’ tour guide in Russia, a country he fell in love with as soon as he decided to play his club football there. 

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[All to play for in Group B as Sanchez rewrites records]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=all-to-play-for-in-group-b-as-sanchez-rewrites-records-2897570.htmlGroup B at Russia 2017 remains delicately poised after a day of 1-1 draws that left all four teams in exactly the same positions they held on Thursday morning. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Spoils shared in Saint Petersburg]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334880/match-report.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Late drama lights up Moscow & Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=late-drama-lights-up-moscow-kazan-2895862.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the action from Matchday 2 of Russia 2017 as Mexico came from behind twice to deny Portugal, and late goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas broke Cameroonian hearts.]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Jara: Experience is no guarantee of success]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=jara-experience-is-no-guarantee-of-success-2895727.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA launches innovative new way for fans to show support ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-launches-innovative-new-way-for-fans-to-show-support-2895410.htmlSat, 17 Jun 2017 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Preview: Cameroon v Chile]]>/confederationscup/matches/round=274633/match=300334885/preview.htmlFri, 16 Jun 2017 13:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match PreviewTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[The FIFA Confederations Cup in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-fifa-confederations-cup-in-numbers-2895262.htmlFrom the oldest and youngest players and teams through the tournament's most successful nations to the men poised to make history at Russia 2017, FIFA.com rounds up the tournament's standout stats.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[African champions Cameroon arrive in Moscow ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=african-champions-cameroon-arrive-in-moscow-2895026.htmlAfrican champions Cameroon touched down in Moscow this afternoon ahead of their third appearance in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Enhanced digital experience for global football fans]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=enhanced-digital-experience-for-global-football-fans-2894806.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[3 days to go: Cameroon, the best of Africa ]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=3-days-to-go-cameroon-the-best-of-africa-2890379.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we talk about the most appearances from an African country at the competition.]]>Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Chile fall to friendly defeat in Romania ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Cameroon crash to Colombia in Russia 2017 warm-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=cameroon-suffer-friendly-defeat-to-colombia-2894857.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Additional tickets for most sought-after matches at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 now available]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=additional-tickets-for-most-sought-after-matches-at-fifa-confederation-2893188.htmlWith just ten days to go until the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA is releasing as of today, 11:00 Moscow time, additional tickets for some of the most sought-after matches.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Dacourt: You have to take your hat off to Cameroon]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=dacourt-you-have-to-take-your-hat-off-to-cameroon-2892367.htmlFri, 02 Jun 2017 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[New Zealand climb ahead of Confed Cup, Poles into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=new-zealand-climb-ahead-of-confed-cup-poles-into-top-ten-2890741.htmlAhead of a busy month in senior international football, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup set to take centre stage in June, there has been a small amount of notable movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[17 days to go: A tribute to Marc-Vivien Foe]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=17-days-to-go-the-tragedy-of-marc-vivien-foe-2883429.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, and from now until the start we will share a fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember when tragedy struck the Tournament of Champions.]]>Wed, 31 May 2017 09:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[26 days to go: Path to the Trophy decided in Kazan]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=26-days-to-go-path-to-the-trophy-decided-in-kazan-2883970.htmlFIFA.com has begun the countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia, and from now until the start we will share an interesting fact about the tournament every day. Today we remember the Official Draw of the Confederations Cup, which took place in the Host City of Kazan.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=100 days to goTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The decisive goal: Henry secures France title defence]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=the-decisive-goal-henry-secures-france-title-defence-2884187.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup France 2003<![CDATA[Lions roar in Abidjan]]>/worldcup/news/lions-roar-abidjan-748124Mon, 15 May 2017 08:26:00 GMTArea=ClassicSection=Qualifiers MatchesKind=NewsTournament=2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™<![CDATA[African octet eye Indian berths]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=african-octet-eye-indian-berths-2883883.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the action.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 09:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Moukandjo keen to hear Lions roar in Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=moukandjo-keen-to-hear-lions-roar-in-russia-2883383.htmlFIFA.com looks at Cameroon's chances at Russia 2017 through the eyes of captain and forward Benjamin Moukandjo, who says, "We celebrated our Cup of Nations victory in style, but the time has come for us to prepare for this new challenge."

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Tue, 09 May 2017 20:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Samoura: Russia-Portugal will be full house]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=samoura-announces-russia-portugal-will-be-full-house-2880425.htmlFIFA and the 2018 Local Organising Committe held their last board meeting ahead of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. FIFA.com collects the main quotes from the media briefing that followed the meeting.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Russia 2017's last-minute sales phase starts]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=russia-2017-s-last-minute-sales-phase-starts-2879980.htmlFans from all over the world will, as of 12:00 CET (13:00 Moscow time) today, have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the FIFA Confederations Cup as the last-minute sales phase begins.

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets sold as first-come, first-served sales phase ends]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=211-745-fifa-confederations-cup-tickets-sold-as-first-come-first-serve-2878677.html211,745 FIFA Confederations Cup tickets had been sold via FIFA.com/tickets by the time the first-come, first-served sales phase came to an end, with Chilean fans buying more than 7,000.

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Kewell: Australia will have to be at their best]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=kewell-australia-will-have-to-be-at-their-best-2876304.htmlFIFA.com at a media event in his hometown of Sydney to reminisce about his performances at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and give his take on Australia’s class of 2017.]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Unified Cameroon build for Russia campaign]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=unified-cameroon-build-for-russia-campaign-2868836.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Eight CAF hopefuls do battle for four berths ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=eight-caf-hopefuls-do-battle-for-four-berths-2868532.htmlThe semi-finalists of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia will each earn a place at May's FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action. 

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2866777.htmlSat, 11 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[AFCON performances rewarded with ranking surge]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=2/news=afcon-performances-rewarded-with-ranking-surge-2866571.htmlThu, 09 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Oyongo: A strong mentality helped us succeed]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/627/2/index.htmlFIFA.com hears from Cameroon defender Ambroise Oyongo about how the Indomitable Lions conquered Africa and the expectations for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.]]>Mon, 06 Feb 2017 03:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Cameroon crowned African champions with comeback win]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/596/4/index.htmlCameroon won a fifth CAF Africa Cup of Nations title following their 2-1 come-from-behind win over Egypt in the Gabon 2017 Final in Libreville after second-half goals from substitutes Nicolas N'Koulou and Vincent Aboubakar. 

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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 21:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Cameroon complete Russia 2017 line-up]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=cameroon-complete-russia-2017-line-up-2865963.htmlThe line-up for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 is complete! Cameroon are the eighth and final confirmed participant at the Tournament of Champions following their triumph at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 21:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Returning Pharaohs set sights on AFCON glory]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/610/9/index.htmlSat, 04 Feb 2017 11:21:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Last call for Russia 2017]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/614/3/index.htmlWe preview the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017 final between Cameroon and Egypt, with the victor booking their ticket, and the final spot, at the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Cameroon beat Ghana to seal final berth]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/605/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the second CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-final as Cameroon saw off Ghana to reach their first continental decider since 2008.]]>Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Indomitable Lions and Stallions reach semis]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/541/5/index.htmlBurkina Faso and Cameroon advanced to the semi-finals of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 with wins over Tunisia and Senegal respectively. FIFA.com reviews the first set of quarter-finals in west Africa.

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[New stars shining in Gabon]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/533/7/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over a number of players who have already boosted their reputations]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Broos: We changed Cameroon's mentality]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/528/6/index.htmlCameroon head coach Hugo Broos speaks with FIFA.com about his rebuilding process and ambitions for the team, ahead of the Indomitable Lions' quarter-final against Senegal at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017.

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![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