<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 05 Oct 2016 01:23:00 GMTWed, 01 Aug 2018 15:09:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African eight set for U-17 finals]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=african-eight-set-for-u-17-finals-2840080.htmlWed, 05 Oct 2016 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Europe’s top teams kick off the international year]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=europe-s-top-teams-kick-off-the-international-year-2772796.htmlFIFA.com rounds up the latest international action from Europe, with preparations for UEFA EURO 2016 now in full swing.  

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 08:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[African favourites join the action]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/966/2/index.htmlFri, 11 Mar 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![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[West African pair reaffirm status in booking PNG trip]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=west-african-pair-reaffirm-status-in-booking-png-trip-2731850.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 00:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Equatorial Guinea outed as African line-up completed]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=equatorial-guinea-outed-as-african-line-up-completed-2360045.htmlMon, 09 Jun 2014 06:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[African giants enter the fray]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/228/509/3/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![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[Déjà vu amid African drama]]>/worldcup/news/deja-amid-african-drama-2227104Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Keshi: Nothing’s decided yet]]>/worldcup/news/keshi-nothing-decided-yet-2224097FIFA.com about his team's FIFA World Cup play-off against Ethiopia, insisting that despite his team's 2-1 first-leg lead, the tie is far from over.]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[90 minutes to go in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/minutes-africa-2223766Fri, 15 Nov 2013 03:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Emenike: Home leg will be even tougher]]>/worldcup/news/emenike-home-leg-will-even-tougher-2223051FIFA.com about the match in Calabar and comparisons between him and icon Rashidi Yekini.]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 03:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African repeat remains on the cards]]>/worldcup/news/african-repeat-remains-the-cards-2195476The CAF nations that qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup stayed on course for Brazil 2014 with Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria recording victories, while Burkina Faso also won and Cameroon earned a hard-fought draw.

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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Arab rivals avoid each other]]>/worldcup/news/مواجهات-عربية-عربية-الدور-الحاسم-2174867FIFA.com has the details.]]>Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:15:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Play-off draw brings high drama]]>/worldcup/news/live-african-play-off-draw-2174592Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![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[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[Disciplinary proceedings opened against three member associations ]]>/worldcup/news/disciplinary-proceedings-opened-against-three-member-associations-2110660Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:24:00 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[Egyptian duo advance amid thrills]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=5/news=egyptian-duo-advance-amid-thrills-2074430.htmlMon, 06 May 2013 06:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Pressure is on in Africa]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=5/news=pressure-africa-2072897.htmlFri, 03 May 2013 04:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[New development priorities for FIFA member associations ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=4/news=new-development-priorities-for-fifa-member-associations-2065789.htmlTue, 30 Apr 2013 07:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=PerformanceKind=News<![CDATA[Zamalek, Mazembe stumble]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=zamalek-mazembe-stumble-2062191.htmlZamalek were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Ethiopian side Saint George in the Round of 16 of Africa's biggest club competition, which also saw a defeat for TP Mazembe and away draws by Al Ahly and Esperance.

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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 03:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Tricky away tests for African giants]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=tricky-away-tests-for-african-giants-2060457.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2013 16:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[North Africa dominates as group stage beckons]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=north-africa-dominates-group-stage-beckons-2054825.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2013 01:55:00 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[Additional transparency for better development]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=3/news=additional-transparency-for-better-development-2039088.htmlWed, 20 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Who will win the CAF Africa Cup of Nations?]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=who-will-win-the-caf-africa-cup-nations-1992445.htmlThere have been some surprising results at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, with Burkina Faso and Ethiopia snatching draws in the group stages. FIFA.com wants to know who you think will win the tournament. 

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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Have Your SayTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
<![CDATA[Said: We aren't afraid of any favourites]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=said-aren-afraid-any-favourites-1992374.htmlTue, 22 Jan 2013 07:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Fireworks sure to light up Africa]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=fireworks-sure-light-africa-1987127.htmlFri, 18 Jan 2013 07:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=the-afcon-numbers-1985424.htmlWed, 16 Jan 2013 17:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![CDATA[Said believes in Ethiopian dreams]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=said-believes-ethiopian-dreams-1978483.htmlFri, 11 Jan 2013 08:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![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[Walya Antelopes picking up the pace]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=8/news=walya-antelopes-picking-the-pace-1674036.htmlThu, 02 Aug 2012 07:14:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s round-up: July 2012]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=7/news=women-round-july-2012-1673063.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the past month in the women’s game, including the retirement of a Germany great, Rossiyanka’s Brazilian-inspired domination in Russia, the draw for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and more.]]>Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News