<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 13 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMTWed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:44 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[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[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[Vans, floodlights, solar panels and the way towards sustainable football development]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=vans-floodlights-solar-panels-and-the-way-towards-sustainable-football-2708526.htmlFIFA.com looks at the progress made by FIFA's Win-Win programme in Côte d'Ivoire, Guam and Tajikistan where television airtime, flood lights, vans and solar panels have all played a big part in the continued football development in the three Member Associations.

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:57:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=ProjectsKind=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[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[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[Davronov: Tajikistan’s Cristiano Ronaldo]]>/news/y=2014/m=10/news=davronov-der-cristiano-ronaldo-tadschikistans-2460925-2460997.htmlNuriddin Davronov first made a name for himself with Tajikistan at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007. Seven years later, the attacking midfielder is a footballing figurehead in his homeland.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:42:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News
<![CDATA[Conte up and running, Ibra makes history]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=9/news=conte-up-and-running-ibra-makes-history-2436221.htmlAzzurri hot-seat, while Spain stumbled again and Belgium look all set for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification. FIFA.com reviews the international friendlies.]]>Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:07:00 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[FIFA President Blatter opens Year of Grassroots in Tajikistan]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=3/news=fifa-president-blatter-opens-year-grassroots-tajikistan-2303902.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2014 08:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes visit to Russia]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-concludes-visit-russia-2265568.htmlFIFA President Blatter today concluded a three-day visit to St Petersburg on which he opened the XXII Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Cup and held meetings with the 14 participating member associations.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President to open XXII CIS Cup ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2014/m=1/news=fifa-president-open-xxii-cis-cup-2264868.htmlFri, 24 Jan 2014 13:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to implement first Goal project in Indonesia ]]>/development/news/y=2013/m=9/news=fifa-implement-first-goal-project-indonesia-2167539.htmlWed, 04 Sep 2013 18:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Goal ProgrammeKind=News<![CDATA[Colombia hit third as Brazil rocket ninth]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=7/news=colombia-hit-third-brazil-rocket-ninth-2131303.htmlThu, 04 Jul 2013 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Progressing Tajiks enjoy all-time high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=4/news=progressing-tajiks-enjoy-all-time-high-2062734.htmlTajikistan is enjoying an impressive 40 place leap in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking following the landlocked nation's impressive showing in the qualifiers for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup in March.]]>Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:50:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Croatia and Ecuador on the up]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2013/m=4/news=croatia-and-ecuador-the-2056322.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 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[Bobrov spurs Soviets to dream comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Exactly sixty years ago, Yugoslavia led Soviet Union 5-1 with just 15 minutes remaining in their fight for a place in the Olympic quarter-finals. Thereafter, though, Vsevolod Bobrov inspired one of the greatest fightbacks in football history.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[AFC's finest chasing Thailand 2012 places]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2012/m=5/news=afc-finest-chasing-thailand-2012-places-1637666.htmlFIFA.com previews the tournament.]]>Thu, 24 May 2012 12:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012<![CDATA[Hard-won redemption for Korea DPR]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=3/news=hard-won-redemption-for-korea-dpr-1602844.htmlFIFA.com reviews the action from Asia’s second-tier tournament that was also marked by the emergence of Palestine and Philippines.]]>Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:28:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Ten left standing as Saudis, Bahrain fall]]>/worldcup/news/ten-left-standing-saudis-bahrain-fall-1591826Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls face moment of truth ]]>/worldcup/news/asian-hopefuls-face-moment-truth-1590848Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asia's top guns ready to fire]]>/worldcup/news/asia-top-guns-ready-fire-1589112Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Uzbekistan FA and players sanctioned by FIFA Disciplinary Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2012/m=2/news=uzbekistan-and-players-sanctioned-fifa-disciplinary-committee-1585615.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2012 10:07:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Four spots left in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/four-spots-left-asia-1543138Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Three through, five out in Asia]]>/worldcup/news/three-through-five-out-asia-1541386FIFA.com reviews a matchday on which Japan, Uzbekistan and Jordan sealed berths in the fourth round and the hopes of Indonesia, Korea DPR, Singapore, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates were ended.]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Japan scorers discuss Dushanbe goals]]>/worldcup/news/japan-scorers-discuss-dushanbe-goals-1541235Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Quartet well placed, five stare at abyss]]>/worldcup/news/quartet-well-placed-five-stare-abyss-1540390FIFA.com previews Friday’s Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Asia where four nations can sew up their passage to the next stage, including what would be a historic moment for Jordan.]]>Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian heavyweights nearly there ]]>/worldcup/news/asian-heavyweights-nearly-there-1525014Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian favourites seek dominance ]]>/worldcup/news/asian-favourites-seek-dominance-1524317Mon, 10 Oct 2011 07:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites shocked across Asia]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-shocked-across-asia-1506328Tue, 06 Sep 2011 21:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Test two for Asian hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/test-two-for-asian-hopefuls-1505045FIFA.com previews Matchday 2 in the third round of Asian Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014.]]>Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Syria disqualified from 2014 FIFA World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/syria-disqualified-from-2014-fifa-world-cup-1495459]]>Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-prevail-asian-qualifiers-1482296FIFA.com rounds up the action.]]>Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls in do or die deciders]]>/worldcup/news/asian-hopefuls-die-deciders-1479874Asia's second round of qualifiers reaching a climax today, with no fewer than 30 sides battling it out on the road to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. You can follow the action live on FIFA.com.

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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Asian favourites draw first blood]]>/worldcup/news/asian-favourites-draw-first-blood-1479456FIFA.com reviews the latest round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, which saw the traditional favourites take an advantage over their underdog opponents.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Leaders stumble as chasers close in]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=7/news=leaders-stumble-chasers-close-1467917.htmlLeaders around Asia suffered surprise results this weekend as the chase for domestic silverware hots up, with the J-League's Kashiwa Reysol being stunned 5-0 and K-League front-runners Jeonbuk Motors drawing 2-2.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:56:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil 2014 draw stirs Asian hopefuls ]]>/worldcup/news/brazil-2014-draw-stirs-asian-hopefuls-1409548FIFA.com reviews the Asian qualifying draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which has thrown up a host of intriguing match-ups as some of the continents smaller footballing nations seek a share of the spotlight.]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Asia's Brazil 2014 draw made]]>/worldcup/news/asia-brazil-2014-draw-made-1408931The AFC has conducted the draw for Asia’s first and second round qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[Asian Zone to play preliminary round for Brazil 2014]]>/worldcup/news/asian-zone-play-preliminary-round-for-brazil-2014-1401533Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Dominant Dushanbe revel in record run]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=12/news=dominant-dushanbe-revel-record-run-1347809.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Istiqlol Dushanbe, who may not be well-known but have just set a record which makes them the team with the longest current unbeaten run in world football.

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Tue, 07 Dec 2010 10:00:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Fresh feats and five-star shows]]>/news/y=2010/m=12/news=fresh-feats-and-five-star-shows-1343678.htmlIker Casillas set an unwanted new record and Dimitar Berbatov joined an elite club during a week that concluded an extraordinary league campaign in Tajikistan and provided an unprecedented situation in Bolivia.

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Wed, 01 Dec 2010 04:23:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Record-breaking wins and remarkable runs]]>/news/y=2010/m=11/news=record-breaking-wins-and-remarkable-runs-1332051.htmlRecord-breaking wins for Celtic and Marseille feature in this week’s statistical review, along with Rosenborg finishing an entire league campaign unbeaten and the continuation of Atletico Madrid’s misery in the capital derby.

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Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:54:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News
<![CDATA[Tajiks out to continue rise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2010/m=2/news=tajiks-out-continue-rise-1168068.htmlTajikistan enter the AFC Challenge Cup later this month on the back of recent solid form and with aspirations of repeating their 2006 success story.

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Thu, 11 Feb 2010 08:36:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Beach soccer lays roots in Dubai]]>/development/news/y=2009/m=12/news=beach-soccer-lays-roots-dubai-1147298.htmlNovember 2009 will go down as a historic date for beach soccer in Dubai, with minds now focused on developing the discipline in the UAE.

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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Beach SoccerKind=News
<![CDATA[Blue Eagles set to soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=9/news=blue-eagles-set-soar-1099585.htmlThu, 10 Sep 2009 08:29:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News