<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 04 Jan 2018 22:29:00 GMTWed, 09 Jan 2019 10:32:42 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Salah, Oshoala named Africa's best]]>/live-scores/news/y=2018/m=1/news=salah-oshoala-named-africa-s-best-2925912.htmlEgypt's Mohamed Salah and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala were named as the top players in Africa at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards in Accra, Ghana, on Thursday.

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[Atlas Lions on the march ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=atlas-lions-on-the-march-2922953.htmlAfter returning to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since 1998, Morocco also climbed eight places in November’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. We take a closer look at the Atlas Lions' rise under head coach Herve Renard.

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:13:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[All to play for in Africa after first legs]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=all-to-play-for-in-africa-after-first-legs-2910343.htmlNothing has been decided after the two first leg semi-finals of the CAF Champions League. USM Alger shared the points with Wydad Casablanca and Etoile Sportive could yet regret their goal conceded at home against Al Ahly.

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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Renard: Morocco have what it takes to qualify ]]>/worldcup/news/renard-morocco-have-what-it-takes-to-qualify-2909537After a slow start to his Morocco tenure, Herve Renard has picked up speed and now, with two games to go, the two-time CAF Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach is set on ending the Atlas Lions' 20-year wait for a FIFA World Cup adventure.

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:52:00 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[Terrific travellers and a fantastic farewell]]>/news/y=2017/m=5/news=terrific-travellers-and-a-fantastic-farewell-2884352.htmlEl Niño Maravilla and some ‘Little Donkeys’ feature in FIFA.com’s latest statistical review, along with a fisherman bowing out in style.]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s game gets second wind in Morocco]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=5/news=women-s-game-gets-second-wind-in-morocco-2883434.html​After having played at two CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations tournaments in a row, at Nigeria 1998 and South Africa 2000, Morocco have since managed to miss out on all the rest. There is now a plan in place at the Moroccan Football Association to get the nation back on the right track.

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Wed, 10 May 2017 12:09:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Ayew brothers propel Ghana forward, Egypt advance]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/547/2/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from west Africa.]]>Sun, 29 Jan 2017 21:06:00 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[Saints, foreign forwards and an African turnaround]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=saints-foreign-forwards-and-an-african-turnaround-2865200.html A Uruguayan in France, a Frenchman in the USA and a Bosnian in Italy feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with role reversals in Africa and Saintly shutouts in England.]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:44:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![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<![CDATA[Morocco knock out holders Côte d'Ivoire]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/510/8/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps both matches.]]>Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Leopards and Atlas Lions in pole positions]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/399/7/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the action from both matches.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Moroccans left empty-handed, reigning champs stumble]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/358/5/index.htmlDefending champions Côte d'Ivoire stuttered to a disappointing share of the spoils with Togo in their opening Group C match, while Congo DR went top of the section after catching a profligate Morocco side on the break.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Nigeria, Senegal qualify for Bahamas 2017]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=senegal-book-place-at-bahamas-2017-2860885.htmlHosts Nigeria and Senegal will represent Africa at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 after defeating Morocco 6-1 and Egypt 5-2 in their respective semi-final matches of the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Nigeria.  

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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017
<![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[Thueanklang does it again]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=thueanklang-does-it-again-2842322.htmlIn a repeat of the 2012 vote, the users of FIFA.com chose a sumptuous Suphawut Thueanklang strike as the best goal of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![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[Vote for your favourite goal of Colombia 2016]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=vote-for-your-favourite-goal-of-colombia-2016-2839307.htmlThe FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 saw some superb strikes that will stay in the memory of all who witnessed them live. But which was the most outstanding? Watch the ten goals and choose which one, in your opinion, was the very best?

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[The great glove debate]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-great-glove-debate-2836173.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![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[Last 16 line-up complete]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=last-16-line-up-complete-2835034.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 03:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Individualism shines as Spain win again]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357650/match-report.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 01:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Sweet 16 for Spain and Argentina]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=sweet-16-for-spain-and-argentina-2834064.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 08:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Asian kings Iran fire at Morocco’s expense]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357665/match-report.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 03:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Habil still believes in Moroccan progress]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=habil-still-believes-in-moroccan-progress-2833310.htmlHaving arrived with redemption in mind, Morocco are facing an uphill challenge at FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, with challenging ties against Iran and Spain to come. Captain Adil Habil belief has not been shaken, though.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Vassoura sweeps Morocco aside]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Spain lead Latin charge ]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=spain-lead-latin-charge-2832834.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 08:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Azerbaijan thump African champions]]>/futsalworldcup/matches/round=276074/match=300357667/match-report.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 01:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 in numbers]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=colombia-2016-in-numbers-2831119.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 20:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Drama to the end in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=drama-to-the-end-in-afcon-qualifying-2830719.htmlMon, 05 Sep 2016 01:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Morocco hosts FIFA club licensing seminar ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=morocco-hosts-fifa-club-licensing-seminar-2819045.htmlMorocco has become the latest country to host a FIFA club licensing seminar as world football’s governing body continues to expand club licensing globally in conjunction with the confederations with the aim of strengthening the professionalisation of club football.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Prof Football DeptKind=News
<![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[Dguig, architect of Morocco’s destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=dguig-architect-of-morocco-s-destiny-2802925.htmlFIFA.com pick his brain on the Atlas Lions' future.]]>Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Group stage kicks off with history]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/280/262/6/index.htmlMamelodi Sundowns and Wydad Casablanca started the CAF Champions League's group stage at the weekend by securing historic firsts in the competition.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:22:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016
<![CDATA[Club giants start group trek]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=6/news=club-giants-start-group-trek-2802052.htmlThe eight clubs remaining in the CAF Champions League have 19 titles between them, and they kick-off the group stage this weekend with one looking to add another trophy to the cabinet.

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Colombia 2016 hopefuls discover their destiny]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=colombia-2016-hopefuls-discover-their-destiny-2791637.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the results from Medellin.]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 01:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[A new champion and a debutant in Africa]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=a-new-champion-and-a-debutant-in-africa-2782507.htmlMon, 25 Apr 2016 03:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique qualify for Colombia 2016]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=egypt-morocco-qualify-for-colombia-2016-2782253.htmlEgypt, Morocco and Mozambique will represent Africa at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 after claiming the podium places at the 2016 CAF Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[Crows crash out as group stage set]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=crows-crash-out-as-group-stage-set-2781956.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 04:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Holders stumble in Morocco, Al Ahly held]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/278/060/2/index.htmlDefending CAF Champions League champions TP Mazembe of Congo DR were the biggest casualties of the first leg of the final round of home-and-away ties before the eight-team group phase.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016