<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 GMTWed, 07 Nov 2018 13:50:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[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[Appiah: Anything is still possible]]>/worldcup/news/appiah-anything-is-still-possible-2904840FIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![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[Upsets aplenty in the AFCON group stage]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/525/4/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a dramatic group phase at the Africa Cup of Nations that left the holders and hosts out and saw Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Egypt and Senegal qualify as section winners.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Egypt top group, Mali head home]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/519/8/index.htmlWed, 25 Jan 2017 23:07:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Black Stars into last eight, Pharaohs earn late win ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/402/1/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the second set of Group D matches held in Port Gentil, Gabon.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[El Hadary: I’m as ambitious as ever]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/373/5/index.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Ghana edge Uganda as Mali and Egypt share spoils]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/370/2/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the first two Group D encounters at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, which saw Ghana record a hard-fought win over Uganda and Mali and Egypt play to a scoreless draw.]]>Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![CDATA[The AFCON in numbers]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/318/5/index.htmlFIFA.com looks over some of the tournament's most interesting stats.]]>Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:41:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![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[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[European field takes shape, USA bounce back]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=european-field-takes-shape-usa-bounce-back-2835477.htmlFIFA.com wraps up the latest women's international fixtures as UEFA Women's EURO qualifying enjoyed a dramatic finale, while world No1 USA made a welcome return to form.]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:38:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![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[Scary surprises lurk in African draw]]>/worldcup/news/scary-surprises-lurk-in-african-draw-2803239Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Former African champions on the brink]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=former-african-champions-on-the-brink-2799420.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 04:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![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 clubs begin continental trek]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/276/486/2/index.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 04:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=Orange CAF Champions League 2016 <![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2016/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-2756411.htmlFIFA.com's regular look at the week's top quotes, we hear from Patrick Vieira on his new coaching challenge in the Big Apple, Ronaldinho on his decision to continue his playing days and Andrea Pirlo on which player he thinks is destined for greatness.]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News<![CDATA[Cranes climb to record height]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=1/news=cranes-climb-to-record-height-2756112.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 04:32:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![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[The Week in Quotes]]>/news/y=2015/m=9/news=the-week-in-quotes-2698806.htmlInspirational utterances from Edu, George Mann and Michael Lahoud headline our look back at the week's standout quotes and tweets from the world of football. 

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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:08:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in QuotesKind=News
<![CDATA[Uganda's generation game]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=6/news=uganda-s-generation-game-2651061.htmlThe climax of the inaugural Ugandan Women Elite League looks set to have an intriguing sub-plot to it, as two generations of the same household go head-to-head for the title.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The day mum tackled her daughter on the field]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=the-day-mum-tackled-her-daughter-on-the-field-2608422.htmlTue, 26 May 2015 07:21:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[New borders for Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=new-borders-for-live-your-goals-2519425.htmlMon, 02 Feb 2015 10:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[High flying Cranes seek end to drought]]>/live-scores/news/y=2014/m=10/news=high-flying-cranes-seek-end-to-drought-2452620.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the reasons behind their success.]]>Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Grassroots project launched in Uganda]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=fifa-grassroots-project-launched-in-uganda-2443163.htmlTue, 23 Sep 2014 17:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GrassrootKind=News<![CDATA[Egyptian giants scrape through]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/229/490/3/index.htmlAlthough Al Ahly and Zamalek advanced to the next round of Africa's biggest club competition by the slimmest of margins, Nigerian and Ghanaian clubs were among the round's losers.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:27:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014
<![CDATA[Favourites stumble out of the gate]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/229/221/0/index.htmlMon, 03 Mar 2014 15:50:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![CDATA[African giants enter the fray]]>/live-scores/cafchampionsleague/news/newsid/228/509/3/index.htmlFIFA.com previews the action.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:06:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=CAF Champions League 2014 <![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[Big names return on final group day]]>/worldcup/news/big-names-return-final-group-day-2167916Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![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[Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt lead charge]]>/worldcup/news/cote-ivoire-egypt-lead-charge-into-final-round-2110785Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites made to wait in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-made-wait-africa-2104967Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[African trio eye final round spots]]>/worldcup/news/african-trio-eye-final-round-spots-2103380FIFA.com previews a potentially pivotal matchday on the Mother Continent.]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[European help in Uganda]]>/news/y=2013/m=5/news=european-help-uganda-2075903.htmlFIFA.com and FIFA TV on a journey to Uganda, where The Football Club Social Alliance has set itself the objective of giving more people access to football, as well as facilitating training opportunities for coaches.]]>Thu, 09 May 2013 00:33:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=News<![CDATA[Favourites struggle as Eto'o returns]]>/worldcup/news/favourites-struggle-eto-returns-2044639The last two African champions only managed draws in the latest round of African qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o led his side to victory over Togo with a brace. FIFA.com reviews the action.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African aspirants resume journey]]>/worldcup/news/african-aspirants-resume-journey-2039515Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Favourites advance to the next stage]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=favourites-advance-the-next-stage-2024314.htmlMon, 04 Mar 2013 06:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=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[Comebacks, shocks as continental line-up set]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=comebacks-shocks-continental-line-set-1785266.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2012 04:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013