<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 09 Dec 2017 11:48:00 GMTSat, 16 Jun 2018 22:55:20 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Holders Japan draw Australia in AFC Women's Asian Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=holders-japan-draw-australia-in-afc-women-s-asian-cup-2923447.htmlSat, 09 Dec 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![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[Philippines set sights on new horizons]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=philippines-set-sights-on-new-horizons-2866675.htmlFIFA.com looks at the latest developments in the Philippines, where a ticket to the FIFA Women's World Cup is a long term goal.]]>Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Asia’s aspirants primed for another big year]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/286/423/7/index.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 05:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![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[Etheridge setting Filipino sights high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=etheridge-setting-filipino-sights-high-2790423.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 07:36:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[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[Ingreso relishing his Philippines adventure]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=1/news=ingreso-relishing-his-philippines-adventure-2755547.htmlFri, 15 Jan 2016 12:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Futsal goes behind bars]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=futsal-goes-behind-bars-2670862.htmlFIFA TV and FIFA.com shows.]]>Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![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[Money versus Manny: The Football World Predicts]]>/live-scores/news/y=2015/m=4/news=money-versus-manny-the-football-world-predicts-2595658.htmlFIFA.com caught up with a series of footballers to hear who they're tipping to emerge victorious.]]>Fri, 01 May 2015 13:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=4/news=the-week-in-quotes-2581766.htmlSat, 04 Apr 2015 12:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2014/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2490479.htmlFIFA.com recaps some of standout remarks from the past week.]]>Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Dooley: These Azkals have teeth]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=12/news=dooley-these-azkals-have-teeth-2488005.htmlFri, 05 Dec 2014 06:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Blatter joins AFC 60th anniversary celebration]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=11/news=blatter-joins-afc-60th-anniversary-celebration-2481026.htmlFIFA President Blatter and FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke visited the Philippines for the AFC 60th anniversary celebration.

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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Dooley maintaining momentum for emergent Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=8/news=dooley-maintaining-momentum-for-emergent-philippines-2424518.htmlFIFA.com about building a new Azkals era, football’s rise in the nation and his unique FIFA World Cup memories.]]>Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:40:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Philippines, Palestine set up decider]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=5/news=philippines-palestine-set-up-decider-2345178.htmlWed, 28 May 2014 04:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![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[Legends proud to help the Philippines]]>/sustainability/news/y=2014/m=3/news=philippines-des-paroles-des-actes-2292806.htmlA glittering array of star names was on show in Berne, parading their skills for a special cause at the city's Stade de Suisse in aid of the Philippines as part of the 11th edition of the Annual Match against Poverty.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:07:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA aids Philippines’ football renewal ]]>/sustainability/news/y=2014/m=3/news=fifa-aids-philippines-football-renewal-2292654.htmlWed, 05 Mar 2014 08:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[21,000 Swiss show solidarity with the Philippines]]>/sustainability/news/y=2014/m=3/news=000-swiss-show-solidarity-with-the-philippines-2292750.htmlTue, 04 Mar 2014 22:47:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA delegation assesses implementation of aid fund for Philippines ]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=2/news=fifa-delegation-assesses-implementation-aid-fund-for-philippines-2279764.htmlMon, 17 Feb 2014 12:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=News<![CDATA[Spain on top, Ukraine highest climber ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=12/news=spain-top-ukraine-highest-climber-2247360.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Azkals progress boosting Filipinos ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=12/news=azkals-progress-boosting-filipinos-2243315.htmlFIFA.com looks at the Philippines who have been on a steady upward trajectory over the past few years resulting in an all-time high on the FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:24:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=11/news=portugal-and-brazil-return-top-ten-2230272.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President offers assistance to Philippines]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=11/news=fifa-president-offers-assitance-philippines-2222372.htmlFIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has offered his condolences to the Philippine Football Federation following Typhoon Haiyan and offered assistance should they require it.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[Ray of hope for Philippine youths]]>/news/y=2013/m=9/news=ray-hope-for-philippine-youths-2175353.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the club.]]>Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Unified Philippines eye further rapid progress]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=unified-philippines-eye-further-rapid-progress-2168108.htmlFIFA.com the proud Malditas are hungry to do grow further.]]>Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:45:00 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[Familiar trio head up Asian contenders]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=familiar-trio-head-asian-contenders-1996734.htmlMon, 28 Jan 2013 09:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013<![CDATA[Muller: The game is growing in the Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=1/news=muller-the-game-growing-the-philippines-1995511.htmlFIFA.com about his club career and experiences in south-east Asia.]]>Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Milestones and misfiring Africans]]>/news/y=2013/m=1/news=milestones-and-misfiring-africans-1993053.htmlAlessandro Del Piero's goalscoring heroics, Edinson Cavani and Michael Owen grabbing landmark goals and some wayward shooting in South Africa all feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Asian giants face challenge in Doha]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2013/m=1/news=asian-giants-face-challenge-doha-1991428.htmlThe Qatari capital Doha is set to host the AFC qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013, as teams hope for one of the three tickets to the event in September. FIFA.com previews the qualifiers.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Tahiti 2013
<![CDATA[Singapore in fourth heaven]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=singapore-fourth-heaven-1976905.htmlThe AFF Suzuki Cup saw Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic end a successful decade-long tenure on a high as the Lions claimed a record fourth crown, while Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda again shone and Philippines continued to grow.

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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:15:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Singapore edge into final past heroic Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=singapore-edge-into-final-past-heroic-philippines-1970993.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Star duo seek to inspire emergent Philippines]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=star-duo-seek-inspire-emergent-philippines-1943948.htmlFIFA.com looks at the Younghusband brothers who are a pivotal component in the Philippines ongoing rise, while off the field their celebrity status is also growing the game’s popularity.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[South-east Asia's finest take centre stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=south-east-asia-finest-take-centre-stage-1940551.htmlFIFA.com previews the AFF Suzuki Cup which commences this weekend with the biannual south-east Asian tournament typically promising large fervent crowds and high tempo football.]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:18:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ambitious Azkals target regional glory]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=11/news=ambitious-azkals-target-regional-glory-1900091.htmlFIFA.com examines the south-east Asian nation's timely rise ahead of the looming AFF Suzuki Cup.]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2012 06:27:00 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[Argentina climb third, Italy and Russia rise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=11/news=argentina-climb-third-italy-and-russia-rise-1847063.htmlWed, 07 Nov 2012 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Portugal go third as Colombia fly into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2012/m=10/news=portugal-third-colombia-fly-into-top-ten-1713508.htmlWed, 03 Oct 2012 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Thai events educate and excite]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=thai-events-educate-and-excite-1713399.htmlTue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Weiss: Philippines fans take my breath away]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=4/news=weiss-philippines-fans-take-breath-away-1620964.htmlFIFA.com about the incredible passion for the Philippines national team, the influence of their overseas-based players, and his belief that his team will soon challenge the best sides in Asia.]]>Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News