<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTWed, 07 Nov 2018 13:50:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Akolo: My World Cup dream lives on]]>/worldcup/news/akolo-my-world-cup-dream-lives-on-2910336As a teenager, Chadrac Akolo embarked on a life-changing journey that took him from Kinshasa, Congo DR's capital, to Switzerland. FIFA.com caught up with the VfB Stuttgart man as a call-up for the Leopards sees him return to the country.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:21:00 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[Bangoura: Guinea not giving up on our dream]]>/worldcup/news/bangoura-we-re-not-giving-up-on-our-dream-2903234FIFA.com about his side's progress in recent months and their dreams of making it to Russia.]]>Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[All eyes turn to the beach for African contenders]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=all-eyes-turn-to-the-beach-for-african-contenders-2859589.htmlMon, 12 Dec 2016 02:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Nigeria, Egypt seize inside track]]>/worldcup/news/nigeria-egypt-seize-inside-track-2850198FIFA.com reviews the action.]]>Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Africa's giants wrestle for control]]>/worldcup/news/africa-s-giants-wrestle-for-control-2848763Nigeria will host Algeria and South Africa take on Senegal in just two of the mouth-watering clashes set to light up Africa this weekend in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Sutchuin: Cameroon have to back up Algeria result]]>/worldcup/news/sutchuin-cameroon-have-to-back-up-algeria-result-2848809Cameroon midfielder Arnaud Sutchuin speaks with FIFA.com about his side's positive start to Russia 2018 qualifying and the upcoming home match against Zambia.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Black Stars held, Super Eagles off to a flying start]]>/worldcup/news/black-stars-held-super-eagles-off-to-a-flying-start-2842248FIFA.com looks back at an action-packed first match day in the group phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[African rivals set for group-stage challenge]]>/worldcup/news/african-rivals-set-for-group-stage-challenge-2839420Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Familiar look to African beach finals]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=familiar-look-to-african-beach-finals-2835019.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 06:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Drama to the end in AFCON qualifying]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 05 Sep 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Nigeria, Ghana stunned in preliminary qualifying]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=nigeria-ghana-stunned-in-preliminary-qualifying-2819134.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 04:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[A new champion and a debutant in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/newsid=2782507/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[African clubs line up for final eight]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/152/2/index.htmlMon, 18 Apr 2016 04:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[North Africans well placed to advance]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/277/085/4/index.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:47:00 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[Belgium and Turkey claim awards, Hungary return]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=belgium-and-turkey-claim-awards-hungary-return-2741598.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 08:57:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[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[Al Ittihad finding strength through adversity]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=3/news=al-ittihad-finding-strength-through-adversity-2580726.htmlTue, 31 Mar 2015 11:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[North Africa impress early]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/253/538/1/index.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 03:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2015 <![CDATA[Draws leave leaders smiling in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/639/1/index.htmlSun, 24 Aug 2014 22:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Semi-finalists jockey for position]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/455/8/index.htmlFri, 22 Aug 2014 06:32:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Troussier's magic touches down in Tunisia]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/242/360/8/index.htmlFIFA.com about his return to Africa after a four-year absence and his immediate success with Tunisian club CS Sfaxien.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Congo DR leads the way to last four]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/938/6/index.htmlMon, 11 Aug 2014 01:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Crunch weekend in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/241/785/6/index.htmlFri, 08 Aug 2014 04:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[North African favourites on the brink]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/240/846/5/index.htmlMon, 28 Jul 2014 06:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Africa's finest get back underway]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/240/794/2/index.htmlFollowing a six-week break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the CAF Champions League group stage resumes with all eight teams fighting for a spot in the semi-finals.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/235/505/0/index.htmlFri, 06 Jun 2014 05:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Esperance on the ropes]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/409/8/index.htmlOne of the most consistent sides in African football over the last decade, Tunisian giants Esperance slumped to their second loss to start the group stage of the continent's biggest club competition.

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Mon, 26 May 2014 17:05:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[African favourites feeling early pressure]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/298/6/index.htmlAfter only one matchday in the group stage of the CAF Champions League, some of the continent's biggest teams face vital contests this weekend in Africa's biggest club competition.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 06:03:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Group stage starts with shocks]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/234/100/0/index.htmlMon, 19 May 2014 04:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[North Africans crowd Champions League field]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/233/950/0/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the start of the eight-team group stage of Africa's biggest club competition, which is dominated by teams north of the Sahara.]]>Fri, 16 May 2014 06:04:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Holders Ahly stunned as north Africa shines]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/621/3/index.htmlFive teams from the Mediterranean region advanced to the eight-team group stage in the CAF Champions League, but two-time defending champions Al Ahly were unable to get past their Libyan namesakes.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Powerful trio eye comebacks in Africa]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/505/5/index.htmlFri, 28 Mar 2014 03:51:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Big boys struggle on the road]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/230/249/0/index.htmlMon, 24 Mar 2014 08:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[Tough trips ahead for African favourites]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=tough-trips-ahead-for-african-favourites-2300708.htmlFri, 21 Mar 2014 08:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Egyptian giants scrape through]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/229/490/3/index.htmlAlthough Al Ahly and Zamalek advanced to the next round of Africa's biggest club competition by the slimmest of margins, Nigerian and Ghanaian clubs were among the round's losers.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Favourites stumble out of the gate]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/229/221/0/index.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 15:50:00 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[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[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[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[Senegal lead African charge]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=5/news=senegal-leads-african-qualifiers-2084992.htmlMon, 27 May 2013 02:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013