<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 04 Jan 2018 22:29:00 GMTTue, 09 Oct 2018 10:42:24 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[Football's Christmas presents]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=12/news=football-christmas-presents-986316.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the special footballing 'gifts' which were delivered on 25 December, Christmas Day.]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=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[Dolly: South Africa can pull off a miracle]]>/worldcup/news/dolly-south-africa-can-pull-off-a-miracle-2919229South Africa midfielder Keagan Dolly speaks to FIFA.com about the team's topsy-turvy World Cup qualifying campaign and why his team's CAF Champions League success with Mamelodi Sundowns can inspire them to take their place in Russia.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Masuluke's trip of a lifetime]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=10/news=masuluke-s-trip-of-a-lifetime-2916198.htmlSouth African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke grabbed world-wide headlines last year when he scored an equaliser for his club in a top flight match with an outrageous bicycle kick. He is now hoping to add to those headlines.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:24:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[High-flying Masuluke turns comic book fantasy into reality]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=high-flying-masuluke-turns-comic-book-fantasy-into-reality-2909942.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 08:14:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![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[South Africa's phases of the Moon]]>/worldcup/news/south-africa-s-phases-of-the-moon-2904507Having played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana ​to fly the family flag on the international stage.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Korea Republic producing delight, goals & memories]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=korea-republic-producing-delight-goals-memories-2893819.htmlWith 50 games gone and just two remaining, look back at some of the memories caught on video which we will be cherishing from the FIFA U-20 World Cup once the title is lifted on Sunday 11 June.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Eight return home with heads held high]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=eight-return-home-with-heads-held-high-2890300.htmlEight teams head home after failing to qualify past the group stages at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com spoke to a few players to get their thoughts on lessons learned and impressions gained from their experiences.

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Mon, 29 May 2017 05:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Dramatic climaxes and progression sealed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=dramatic-climaxes-and-progression-sealed-2889704.htmlOn the penultimate night of FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage action a glut of teams from Group C and D ensured their names will stay among the contenders as dramatic climaxes sealed progress and heartbreak.

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Sat, 27 May 2017 15:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Uruguay top group after goalless draw]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367051/match-report.htmlUruguay and South Africa played out a goalless draw in their final Group D match in Incheon at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

 
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Sat, 27 May 2017 13:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Malepe looking at the bigger picture]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=malepe-looking-at-the-bigger-picture-2888516.htmlAhead of their must-win game against Uruguay at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, Amajita captain Repo Malepe speaks with FIFA.com about the bigger picture for South African football.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 05:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Continental champions stay strong, Italy revived]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=continental-champions-stay-strong-italy-revived-2887578.htmlWed, 24 May 2017 17:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Italy back on track with South Africa win]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367053/match-report.htmlItaly beat South Africa 2-0 to get their FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign back on track thanks to goals from Ricarrdo Orsolini and Andrea Favilli.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Narrow wins the order of the day]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=narrow-wins-the-order-of-the-day-2885539.htmlLike day one of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, day two saw not a single draw, with the first four games in Groups C and D all producing decisive results.

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Sun, 21 May 2017 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Japan come from behind to beat South Africa]]>/u20worldcup/matches/round=275960/match=300367054/match-report.htmlJapan came from behind and claimed all three points in a 2-1 win over South Africa in Group D at Suwon World Cup Stadium at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. 

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Sun, 21 May 2017 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[How to follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=how-to-follow-the-fifa-u-20-world-cup-2884089.htmlThe FIFA U-20 World Cup action gets going on the 20 May, but how will you be able to keep up with the excitement at Korea Republic 2017? Do not worry, as FIFA.com will have you covered wherever you are.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 06:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 in numbers]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=korea-republic-2017-in-numbers-2884020.htmlWith just a couple of days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament's history.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Squads set for Korea Republic unveiled]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=squads-set-for-korea-republic-unveiled-2883621.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Singh: South African with a Seleção soul]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=singh-south-african-with-a-selecao-soul-2882774.htmlTop scorer at his last two international tournaments, South Africa's Luther Singh arrives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 with plenty of pedigree along with hint of South American flair up his sleeve.

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Sun, 07 May 2017 15:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Reactions as path to glory drawn in Suwon]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=reactions-as-path-to-glory-drawn-in-suwon-2876168.htmlAfter drama in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Official Draw, we sought out some of the onlooking coaches to get their reaction to their respective groups, as well as running the rule over what awaits the tournament's nearing kick off.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Hosts Korea Republic to play Guinea in FIFA U-20 World Cup opener]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=hosts-korea-republic-to-play-guinea-in-fifa-u-20-world-cup-opener-2876063.htmlWed, 15 Mar 2017 07:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[RELIVE: Watch the Korea Republic 2017 draw on FIFA.com]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=watch-the-korea-republic-2017-draw-on-fifa-com-2875703.htmlA major milestone on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 took place with the Official Draw showing the path to glory. You can relive it here.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Zambia crowned U-20 kings of Africa]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=zambia-crowned-u-20-kings-of-africa-2875938.htmlZambia led the charge as the final names made their way into the hat for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 draw, with Senegal, Guinea and South Africa following from an exciting CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Senegal and South Africa complete Korea Republic 2017 line-up]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=zambia-stamp-ticket-to-korea-republic-2869049.htmlSat, 04 Mar 2017 16:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[FIFA President completes ten-day African tour]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-president-completes-ten-day-african-tour-2869026.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 16:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=News<![CDATA[Eight CAF hopefuls do battle for four berths ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=eight-caf-hopefuls-do-battle-for-four-berths-2868532.htmlThe semi-finalists of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia will each earn a place at May's FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. FIFA.com looks ahead to the action. 

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
<![CDATA[Air miles and principality prolificacy]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=air-miles-and-principality-prolificacy-2867516.html Triumphant travels from a big city Down Under and a small nation in South America feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a teenager and a tiger running riot on a microstate and huge victories in Europe.]]>Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:36:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-week-in-quotes-2858284.htmlSat, 10 Dec 2016 09:18:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Late goal breaks Cameroonian hearts]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=late-goal-breaks-cameroonian-hearts-2857957.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 01:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Power and persistence combine for Kekana]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=power-and-persistence-combine-for-kekana-2851754.htmlOver the next few days, FIFA.com will be taking a closer look at each of the ten strikes shortlisted for the FIFA Puskas Award.

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=NewsTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Puskás Award 2016: ten best goals of the year announced]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-puskas-award-2016-ten-best-goals-of-the-year-announced-2853682.htmlFIFA.com. ]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![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[Sundowns wary of Cairo test]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/284/516/1/index.htmlFri, 21 Oct 2016 03:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 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[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[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Clubs line up for African semi-finals]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/282/147/9/index.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 05:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[Draw ends Olympic dream for Iraq and South Africa]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=draw-ends-olympic-dream-for-iraq-and-south-africa-2821240.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 04:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Brazil break tension as others pay penalty]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-break-tension-as-others-pay-penalty-2821513.htmlFIFA.com ​reviews the final day of group action in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with penalties a common theme throughout the day before Brazil broke their Olympic drought in defeating Denmark.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Valiant South Africa hold hosts Brazil]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=valiant-south-africa-hold-hosts-brazil-2820737.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Group stage goes down to the wire]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=group-stage-goes-down-to-the-wire-2820673.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final men's group games]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-men-s-group-game-2820604.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announce.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Day of reckoning for women's hopefuls]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=day-of-reckoning-for-women-s-hopefuls-2820570.htmlSeven teams will battle for the last five quarter-final places at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women