<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTMon, 09 Jul 2018 13:13:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Kids, megs and Mengão monopoly]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=kids-megs-and-mengao-monopoly-2883630.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Brazil’s unbeatability on the beach.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 06:57:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Former Club World Cup participants lead charge in Asia ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/362/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the AFC Champions League group stage where some former champions impressed, as did a host of new faces.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 06:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[History and milestones mark Asia’s road to France]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=history-and-milestones-mark-asia-s-road-to-france-2879510.htmlFIFA.com reviews a landmark round of FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ qualifiers in Asia where there were several debutants and at least one major casualty.]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[The road to France starts here]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=the-road-to-france-starts-here-2878437.htmlFIFA.com previews the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers, which marks the beginning of the continent's long journey to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:43:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=the-week-in-quotes-2868420.htmlThis week we hear from history-making Chan Yuen-Ting in the AFC Champions League, Alex Morgan goes to Twitter to show her appreciation for El Tigre and Ronaldo reveals the reasons behind his memorable haircut at the 2002 World Cup.

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls eye France 2019 berths]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-eye-france-2019-berths-2863965.htmlSat, 21 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Chan: Building relationships the key to our success]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=chan-building-relationships-the-key-to-our-success-2783561.htmlMon, 02 May 2016 05:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Suarez to the four amid silverware and stalemates]]>/news/y=2016/m=4/news=suarez-to-the-four-amid-silverware-and-stalemates-2782974.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, we reflect on a historic week for Luis Suarez, title-winners in Italy and Hong Kong, and England’s champions-elect.]]>Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:26:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=the-weekend-so-far-2782183.htmlThis week in our rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, there was a continental champion crowned in Oceania, while the latest chapter in arguably South America’s biggest rivalry was written.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[New names making waves in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/new-names-making-waves-in-asia-2773544FIFA.com takes a look at five Asian nations with modest historical international records, who reached new highs during Russia 2019 qualifying.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Hong Kong chase history]]>/worldcup/news/hong-kong-chase-history-2771885Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Shandong Luneng headline play-off line-up ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/386/7/index.htmlThu, 04 Feb 2016 02:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2016 <![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 ]]>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[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2581159/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Phoenix rising in Hong Kong]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=2/news=phoenix-rising-in-hong-kong-2522555.htmlFIFA.com looks at the rapid development of football in Hong Kong in recent years, where investment and planning have set the nation on a pathway of expansion.]]>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA implements worldwide football stakeholder registration programme]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=1/news=fifa-implements-worldwide-football-stakeholder-registration-programme-2511703.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=News<![CDATA[Familiar finalists set up AFC Cup showdown]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=10/news=familiar-finalists-set-up-afc-cup-showdown-2449352.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2014 08:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=4/news=portugal-go-third-greece-and-scotland-soar.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=drama-iraq-china-earn-passage-2292910.htmlFIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A Hong Kong mud bath]]>/news/y=2013/m=11/news=hong-kong-mud-bath-2229016.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s shows England-based players performing amid bad weather abroad.]]>Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:22:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[July's Live Your Goals activities]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=8/news=july-live-your-goals-activities-2146277.htmlFIFA.com looks back on the initiative’s latest activities in July.]]>Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Initiatives energise Hong Kong youngsters]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=7/news=hong-kong-youngsters-energised-new-commitment-2133408.htmlMon, 08 Jul 2013 09:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Quartet advance to Asian women's finals]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=quartet-advance-asian-women-finals-2105245.htmlMon, 10 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Asian women begin bid for Canada]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=asian-women-begin-bid-for-canada-2082088.htmlMon, 20 May 2013 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[West Asian duo maintain perfect run]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=west-asian-duo-maintain-perfect-run-2040179.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday’s abbreviated AFC Asian Cup matchday with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates the big winners, as 2011 semi-finalists Uzbekistan were undone on the road.]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=asian-favourites-open-brightly-2002681.htmlThu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=journey-asian-glory-opens-with-key-match-ups-2001270.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Hong Kong flying high in the Year of Dragon]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=6/news=hong-kong-flying-high-the-year-dragon-1645280.htmlFIFA.com focuses on the strides Hong Kong are making under new coach Ernie Merrick.]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:20:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Mixed experiences for title challengers]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=4/news=mixed-experiences-for-title-challengers-1609782.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest club action in Asia and Oceania with a whistle-stop tour of Australia, Japan, Korea Republic, Hong Kong, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the Pacific.]]>Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Late action makes the difference]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=3/news=late-action-makes-the-difference-1594272.htmlMon, 05 Mar 2012 08:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[A tale of Brazilian supremacy]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2012/m=1/news=tale-brazilian-supremacy-1568598.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the tournament's history, with Brazil the dominant force.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![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[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-prevail-asian-qualifiers-1482296FIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls in do or die deciders]]>/worldcup/news/asian-hopefuls-die-deciders-1479874Asia's second round of qualifiers reaching a climax today, with no fewer than 30 sides battling it out on the road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. You can follow the action live on FIFA.com.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/worldcup/news/asian-favourites-draw-first-blood-1479456FIFA.com reviews the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, which saw the traditional favourites take an advantage over their underdog opponents.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/newsid=1459861/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia were among the AFC heavyweights who coasted through to the final round of qualifiers for London 2012, while the likes of Oman and Malaysia sprung major surprises.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Kezman: Football has left me complete]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=kezman-football-has-left-complete-1446269.htmlMateja Kezman's career may be reaching its latter stages, but having just completed a stint in Hong Kong with South China, the prolific Serbian continues to enjoy the kind of cultural odyssey only football can offer, as he told

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Mon, 06 Jun 2011 06:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Just the start for confident Kitchee]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=5/news=just-the-start-for-confident-kitchee-1437878.htmlFIFA.com about his experiences.]]>Fri, 20 May 2011 02:53:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[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[Messi sinks Brazil, Spain slump in Lisbon]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=11/news=messi-sinks-brazil-spain-slump-lisbon-1336529.htmlArgentina hit the headlines in Wednesday’s international action by beating Brazil for the first time in five years, world champions Spain came unstuck in spectacular fashion against Portugal while England lost to a rejuvenated France.

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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 23:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Chinese shock 2010 hopefuls]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=2/news=chinese-shock-2010-hopefuls-1170199.htmlChina’s East Asian Championship win has raised hopes for the world’s most populace nation but left Japan and Korea Republic with dented confidence.

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Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News