<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 30 Nov 2017 01:23:00 GMTWed, 18 Jul 2018 14:08:52 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Kharbin, Kerr named Asia’s best]]>/live-scores/news/y=2017/m=11/news=kharbin-kerr-named-asia-s-best-2921934.htmlThu, 30 Nov 2017 01:23:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News<![CDATA[Contrasting styles await in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/contrasting-styles-awaits-in-asian-finale-2910217FIFA.com runs the rule over the final match-up in Asian 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as continental champions Australia tackle fairytale side Syria, with a ticket to the intercontinental play-off up for grabs.]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Zaher Midani: Syria ready for Australia showdown]]>/worldcup/news/zaher-midani-syria-ready-for-australia-showdown-2910155Syria midfielder Mohammed Zaher Midani speaks to FIFA.com about the country's massive upcoming FIFA World Cup™ play-off against Australia. 

 

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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=germany-oust-brazil-as-qualifying-heroes-soar-2907633.htmlFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907341.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with starlets from Stuttgart and Montevideo and veterans from Belgrade and Gran Canaria.]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651FIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Japan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[New Zealand climb ahead of Confed Cup, Poles into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=new-zealand-climb-ahead-of-confed-cup-poles-into-top-ten-2890741.htmlAhead of a busy month in senior international football, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup set to take centre stage in June, there has been a small amount of notable movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[In-form super-sub Hanchao raring to go ]]>/worldcup/news/in-form-super-sub-hanchao-raring-to-go-2891044FIFA.com hears from in-form Guangzhou Evergrande forward Yu Hanchao, who could be the x-factor China PR need if they are to revive their flagging 2018 FIFA World Cup ambitions.]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 02:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866FIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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[Al Kadri: New life, old passion]]>/news/y=2016/m=12/news=al-kadri-new-life-old-passion-2861403.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 05:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=News centreKind=News<![CDATA[Women’s coaching workshop shines light on bright future]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=women-s-coaching-workshop-shines-light-on-bright-future-2842312.htmlMon, 10 Oct 2016 16:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016<![CDATA[Titans re-unite as Asian derbies loom large]]>/worldcup/news/titans-re-unite-as-asian-derbies-loom-large-2842110FIFA.com previews Tuesday's round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, headlined by two major derbies.]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Syria defying circumstances to climb high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=syria-defying-circumstances-to-climb-high-2803363.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Jordan seminar seeks to leverage U-17 legacy and grow women’s football in West Asia]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=jordan-seminar-seeks-to-leverage-u-17-legacy-and-grow-women-s-football-2791745.htmlAs part of the legacy programme of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, a regional women’s football development seminar was held in Jordan between 17 and 20 May.

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Fri, 20 May 2016 13:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
<![CDATA[Syrian father finds sanctuary on Spanish pitches]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=4/news=syrian-father-finds-sanctuary-on-spanish-pitches-2781264.htmlOsama Abdul Mohsen, the Syrian refugee infamously tripped by a Hungarian TV reporter as he fled with his son in his arms, speaks to FIFA.com about his long journey to Madrid, where he now coaches local youngsters.

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![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[Omari and Syria working a miracle]]>/worldcup/news/omari-and-syria-working-a-miracle-2765628

Osama Omari speaks to FIFA.com about his role in Syria's hugely impressive FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and the obstacles the team has faced as war continues to rage.]]>
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Last 16 determined on day of drama]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=last-16-determined-on-day-of-drama-2722134.htmlMon, 26 Oct 2015 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Ruthless France send Syria home]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298410/match-report.htmlSun, 25 Oct 2015 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Final push for the knockouts]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=final-push-for-the-knockouts-2721315.htmlFrance alone will go into the final day of group matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 sure of their place in the knockout stage, for the seven other teams, everything remains possible.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=10/news=the-week-in-quotes-2721048.html​The latest from our weekly feature includes some of the best lines from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 so far, a tribute to the recently retired Shannon Boxx, Alessandro Del Piero complimenting Gianluigi Buffon, reaction from the recent FIFA Ballon d'Or award announcements and more.]]>Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[France the only victors on day of penalties]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=france-the-only-victors-on-day-of-penalties-2720806.htmlMatchday 6 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 served up plenty of talking points, although this time goals were not the main topic of conversation with the battle between goalkeepers and penalty takers providing a gripping spectacle.

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[New Zealand, Syria left to settle for point]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298368/match-report.htmlNew Zealand and Syria were left to settle for a point after an evenly-contested goalless draw at the Estadio Chinquihue in Puerto Montt in Group F of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 22:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Syria: pride despite adversity]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=syria-pride-despite-adversity-2719917.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Mohammad Al Attar, Syria's coach at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, on the difficulties the squad have faced in preparation for the tournament, due in part to the ongoing situation back home.

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[France, Paraguay shine while Asian champs disappoint]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=recitals-de-fin-de-tournee-2719283-2719363.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 03:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Paraguay too strong for Syria]]>/u17worldcup/matches/round=271783/match=300298375/match-report.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 01:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Match SummaryTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Chile all set for U-17 party]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=10/news=chile-all-set-for-u-17-party-2712058.htmlFIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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[Syrian history-maker counsels U-17 hopefuls]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=syrian-history-maker-counsels-u-17-hopefuls-2673599.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Draw marks the way to Chile 2015 glory]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=draw-marks-the-way-to-chile-2015-glory-2669665.htmlFri, 07 Aug 2015 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![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[Belgium and Brazil climb third and fifth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=4/news=belgium-and-brazil-climb-third-and-fifth-2583443.htmlThu, 09 Apr 2015 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2581159/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Young Syrians responding to adversity ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=1/news=young-syrians-responding-to-adversity-2509239.htmlTue, 20 Jan 2015 14:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Korea DPR recapture Asian laurels ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=korea-dpr-recapture-asian-laurels-2442725.htmlFIFA.com run the rule over the recent Asian qualifiers for Chile 2015 with Korea DPR topping a successful quartet that also included Korea Republic, Syria and Australia.]]>Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Asian foursome book Chile 2015 ticket]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2014/m=9/news=australia-korea-republic-book-chile-ticket-2439739.htmlAustralia, Korea Republic, Syria and Korea DPR all booked a spot at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup by reaching the semi-finals of the AFC U-16 Championship, seeing off Malaysia, Japan, Uzbekistan and Iran in their respective quarter-finals.

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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015
<![CDATA[Jordan and football team up for Syrian children]]>/news/y=2014/m=8/news=jordan-and-football-team-up-for-syrian-children-2421318.htmlThu, 14 Aug 2014 18:13:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Drama as Iraq, China earn passage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=3/news=drama-iraq-china-earn-passage-2292910.htmlFIFA.com wraps up a dramatic final day of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup as Iraq and China PR sealed progression in vastly contrasting fashion, while Lebanese hopes were dashed by the slimmest of margins.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[UAE opens arms to western Asian coaches]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=10/news=uae-opens-arms-western-asian-coaches-2206785.htmlSun, 27 Oct 2013 23:41:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News<![CDATA[Executive Committee welcomes progress for Palestine football & launches consultation process on Qatar 2022 dates]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2013/m=10/news=executive-welcomes-progress-for-palestine-football-launches-consultation-2190697.htmlFri, 04 Oct 2013 15:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Football as a peacemaker]]>/news/y=2013/m=7/news=football-peacemaker-2132306.htmlFIFA.com casts the spotlight on the frontier between Israel and Syria, where football is playing its part in bringing peace to the region.]]>Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:14:47 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News