<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTSat, 16 Jun 2018 22:55:10 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Seven tickets await on decisive matchday]]>/worldcup/news/seven-tickets-await-on-decisive-matchday-2772687FIFA.com previews what promises to be a thrilling conclusion to round two in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018.]]>Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Peak Performance]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=peak-performance-2769225.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=PerformanceKind=News<![CDATA[Qualifying feats send Kyrgyzstan soaring]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=qualifying-feats-send-kyrgyzstan-soaring-2742711.htmlFIFA.com looks at a surging Kyrgyzstan side, who rose 16 places in December's FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking to 108, making them Asia's biggest movers, while other big names on the continent, including Iran, Japan and Korea Republic all lost ground.]]>Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:43:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Live Your Goals busy across the globe]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=live-your-goals-busy-across-the-globe-2444526.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2014 06:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Two-year Dordoi deal for Pakistan’s Kaleem]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=7/news=two-year-deal-dordoi-deal-for-pakistan-s-kaleem-2406084.htmlWed, 16 Jul 2014 07:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Kyrgyzstan maintain incremental growth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2014/m=5/news=kyrgyzstan-maintain-incremental-growth-2345097.htmlThu, 29 May 2014 02:44:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-concludes-visit-russia-2265568.htmlFIFA President Blatter today concluded a three-day visit to St Petersburg on which he opened the XXII Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Cup and held meetings with the 14 participating member associations.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President to open XXII CIS Cup ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-open-xxii-cis-cup-2264868.htmlFri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[Continental success inspires Kyrgyzstan]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=9/news=continental-success-inspires-kyrgyzstan-2172488.htmlKyrgyzstan may have only enjoyed modest international success since gaining independence from the Soviet Union but a positive development structure is building a bright future in a country where football is the number one sport.

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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[USA close on records, Sweden outjump France]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=6/news=usa-close-records-sweden-outjump-france-2113721.htmlFri, 21 Jun 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=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[Kyrgyzstan bounce back in style]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=4/news=kyrgyzstan-bounce-back-style-2056142.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan whose recent success in the AFC Challenge Cup is evidence of their growth in the region.]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2013 04:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Croatia and Ecuador on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=4/news=croatia-and-ecuador-the-2056322.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[Bobrov spurs Soviets to dream comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Exactly sixty years ago, Yugoslavia led Soviet Union 5-1 with just 15 minutes remaining in their fight for a place in the Olympic quarter-finals. Thereafter, though, Vsevolod Bobrov inspired one of the greatest fightbacks in football history.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Development in Africa, qualifiers for Thailand]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=5/news=development-africa-qualifiers-for-thailand-1624998.htmlFIFA.com looks over qualifying action for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012 and development work taking place in Africa. ]]>Thu, 03 May 2012 07:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=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[Dordoy-Dinamo reclaim title from rivals]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=10/news=dordoy-dinamo-reclaim-title-from-rivals-1529074.htmlMon, 03 Oct 2011 05:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[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[Neftchi break Dodoy’s reign]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=10/news=neftchi-break-dodoy-reign-1324536.htmlThe six-year reign of Dordoy-Dinamo came to a dramatic end as Neftchi Kochkorata secured the Kyrgyzstan league title on the last day of the season.

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Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Euro win boosts Germany]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=9/news=euro-win-boosts-germany-1106221.html USA remain top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking, with Germany climbing into second place thanks to their UEFA Women's Euro triumph.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:12:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Blue Eagles set to soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=9/news=blue-eagles-set-soar-1099585.htmlThu, 10 Sep 2009 08:29:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Next week on FIFA.com]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=9/news=next-week-fifa-com-1097679.htmlWed, 02 Sep 2009 23:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Spain close gap on Brazil]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=9/news=spain-close-gap-brazil-1097373.html Brazil retain top spot but Spain have made ground in the last month, while Czech Republic, Mexico and Kyrgyzstan all made impressive progress.

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Wed, 02 Sep 2009 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Matured India retain Nehru Cup]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=9/news=matured-india-retain-nehru-cup-1096926.htmlTue, 01 Sep 2009 10:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Jordan shine on road to Germany]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2009/m=5/news=jordan-shine-road-germany-1054510.html The long path to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup has commenced in Asia with Jordan joined by Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the next stage.

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Mon, 04 May 2009 09:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: April 2009]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=4/news=women-round-april-2009-1053258.htmlThu, 30 Apr 2009 10:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Futsal fever reaches Asia]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2008/m=5/news=futsal-fever-reaches-asia-764031.htmlFri, 09 May 2008 14:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008<![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[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<![CDATA[Quartet make home advantage count]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2007/m=5/news=quartet-make-home-advantage-count-129076.htmlThu, 24 May 2007 10:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007