<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 01 Mar 2017 16:34:00 GMTSat, 16 Jun 2018 22:48:58 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Spirited Swaziland continue climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=spirited-swaziland-continue-climb-2865898.htmlFIFA.com hears from Swaziland defender Siyabonga Mdluli about the southern African nation rising to their highest-ever standing in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:03:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina stay top, Suriname start strong]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=argentina-stay-top-suriname-start-strong-2863074.htmlWith only 12 A matches played since the final ranking of 2016, there are few big changes in the January edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Argentina, Brazil and Germany still holding first, second and third place respectively.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:53:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Five things to watch in AFCON qualifying]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=five-things-to-watch-in-afcon-qualifying-2771564.htmlFIFA.com profiles the big stories ahead of this week's CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches.]]>Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Swaziland daring to dream ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=3/news=swaziland-daring-to-dream-2770826.htmlFIFA.com spoke with Swaziland head coach Harries Bulunga, who hopes to lead the Sihlangu to their first-ever major tournament by qualifying for the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.]]>Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[African favourites fight their way through]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=2/news=african-favourites-fight-their-way-through-2767579.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 03:42:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[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[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722Kenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![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[Leopards kick-start Swazi success]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=7/news=leopards-kick-start-swazi-success-2666734.htmlThu, 23 Jul 2015 08:29:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=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[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[Busy year for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/busy-year-for-african-hopefuls-19771502012 has seen a few surprises in the African qualifying zone for the FIFA World Cup™ as the campaign reaches its midpoint. There's still all to play for in 2013 as the continent cuts down from 52 countries to five representatives.

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![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[Disability takes a back seat to ability in Africa]]>/sustainability/news/y=2012/m=10/news=disability-takes-back-seat-ability-africa-1783125.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2012 08:41:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Integrity workshop well received in Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=8/news=integrity-workshop-well-received-africa-1687720.html]]>Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=News<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714Thu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Training, tournaments dominate in Futsal]]>/development/news/y=2012/m=2/news=training-tournaments-dominate-futsal-1580409.htmlFIFA.com's latest monthly Futsal round-up reflects on another busy period of training seminars and tournaments, as well as the announcements of the hosts for the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 and the UEFA Futsal Cup.]]>Tue, 07 Feb 2012 08:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FutsalKind=News<![CDATA[Wins for surprise leaders in Morocco, Egypt]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=1/news=wins-for-surprise-leaders-morocco-egypt-1565655.htmlThere were victories for FUS Rabat and Haras El Hedood in Morocco and Egypt, while the two giants of Ghanaian football ended the weekend tied at the top of the table.

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Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:46:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Egyptian League 2012/2013
<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238Tue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[First roll of the dice for African hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/first-roll-the-dice-for-african-hopefuls-1540248Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Expectations thrown in African whirlwind]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=10/news=expectations-thrown-african-whirlwind-1524229.htmlMon, 10 Oct 2011 01:26:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Duo qualify as final day looms]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=9/news=duo-qualify-final-day-looms-1504946.htmlSenegal and Burkina Faso were the big winners over the weekend as the pair booked passage to the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, but seven groups remain up for grabs with one qualifying round to go.

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Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Do or die weekend in Africa]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=9/news=die-weekend-africa-1502592.htmlThu, 01 Sep 2011 06:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Le Roy: Congo deserves to qualify]]>/worldcup/news/roy-congo-deserves-qualify-1485917Congo DR coach Claude Le Roy.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Cameroon favourites to progress]]>/worldcup/news/cameroon-favourites-progress-1484289In what could be a keenly contested Group I, once the first round qualifiers are decided, Cameroon and Libya will look to overcome recent inconsistencies to force their way through to the final qualifying round.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Swazis hanging on for another chance]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=swazis-hanging-for-another-chance-1445653.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2011 04:08:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Buffaloes roam ahead for Swaziland]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=2/news=buffaloes-roam-ahead-for-swaziland-1382698.htmlYoung Buffaloes became the first Swazi club in two decades to advance in the CAF Champions League, while South Africa's SuperSport United set up a massive clash with Egyptian giants Al Ahly.

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Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Favourites rack up goals in Africa]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=1/news=favourites-rack-goals-africa-1374448.htmlMon, 31 Jan 2011 13:43:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Giants begin journey to 2012]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=giants-begin-journey-2012-1294011.htmlAlgeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia will get their qualifying campaigns underway with easy home games, while Congo DR and Senegal will collide in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.

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Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Masina: We can surprise Ghana]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=8/news=masina-can-surprise-ghana-1292233.htmlFIFA.com hears from Swaziland star Dennis Masina ahead the Isihlangu Semnikati's opening CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Black Stars of Ghana.

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Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Culture Foot Solidaire protecting youth]]>/sustainability/news/y=2008/m=10/news=culture-foot-solidaire-protecting-youth-920094.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2008 15:13:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=News<![CDATA[Joy and pain in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/joy-and-pain-africa-910476Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Big names make no mistake]]>/worldcup/news/big-names-make-mistake-908176 Senegal were the only major side to fall as Round Three of the African qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa entered the final straight.

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Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Fairy tale endings still open]]>/worldcup/news/fairy-tale-endings-still-open-905403Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/all-play-for-africa-904754Thu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Masina: We have to win]]>/worldcup/news/masina-have-win-902521 Dennis Mesina is in optimistic mood as Swaziland go in search of a win over Togo that would send them through to the final phase of African qualifying.

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Tue, 07 Oct 2008 13:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>/worldcup/news/fifa-determines-kick-off-times-892062Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[All change in Africa's dugouts]]>/worldcup/news/all-change-africa-dugouts-815842]]>Thu, 26 Jun 2008 09:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Burkina Faso setting breakneck pace]]>/worldcup/news/burkina-faso-setting-breakneck-pace-815731Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[No stopping Nigeria]]>/worldcup/news/stopping-nigeria-812337Sat, 21 Jun 2008 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Shock leaders aim to keep hold]]>/worldcup/news/shock-leaders-aim-keep-hold-808791Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Tunisia do just enough]]>/worldcup/news/tunisia-just-enough-803489Sun, 15 Jun 2008 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Liberia draw with Senegal]]>/worldcup/news/liberia-draw-with-senegal-803214]]>Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Big guns look to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/big-guns-look-bounce-back-800306Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Ivorians and Togo slip up]]>/worldcup/news/ivorians-and-togo-slip-795242Sun, 08 Jun 2008 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™