<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 12 Sep 2016 15:43:00 GMTSat, 16 Jun 2018 22:55:25 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Al Sunaini: Yemen can make the world finals again ]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=al-sunaini-yemen-can-make-the-world-finals-again-2832485.htmlAmen Al Sunaini is aiming to lead Yemen to the country's second FIFA U-17 World Cup. In an interview with FIFA.com ahead of the AFC U-16 Championship qualifying tournament, Al Sunaini talks about his ambition with the Yemenis.

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![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[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Asia'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[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[Qualifying match between Pakistan and Yemen rescheduled ]]>/worldcup/news/qualifying-match-between-pakistan-and-yemen-rescheduled-2567165Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Qualifier match between Pakistan and Yemen postponed]]>/worldcup/news/qualifier-match-between-pakistan-and-yemen-postponed-2565919Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Underdogs aim to open Asian qualifying with a bang]]>/worldcup/news/underdogs-aim-to-open-asian-qualifying-with-a-bang-2557103Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia<![CDATA[Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history ]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=giants-stumble-as-qatar-myanmar-make-history-2461244.htmlFIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Asian aspirants eye world stage]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2014/m=10/news=asian-aspirants-eye-world-stage-2454646.htmlWed, 08 Oct 2014 06:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![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[The power of football in Yemen]]>/news/y=2013/m=11/news=the-power-football-yemen-2223672.htmlIn our video of the week, we take you on a journey to Yemen, where football is not just a sport but also a way of bringing people together.

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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Video of the WeekKind=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[West Asian duo maintain perfect run]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=3/news=west-asian-duo-maintain-perfect-run-2040179.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from Friday’s abbreviated AFC Asian Cup matchday with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates the big winners, as 2011 semi-finalists Uzbekistan were undone on the road.]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:29:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Asian favourites open brightly]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=asian-favourites-open-brightly-2002681.htmlThu, 07 Feb 2013 02:55:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Journey to Asian glory opens with key match-ups ]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=2/news=journey-asian-glory-opens-with-key-match-ups-2001270.htmlFIFA.com previews all the action.]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[A new chapter for UAE]]>/live-scores/news/y=2013/m=1/news=new-chapter-for-uae-1987953.htmlThe Gulf Cup came to a spectacular close as UAE triumphed over Iraq in a 2-1 extra-time victory. FIFA.com reviews the tournament which saw Mehdi Ali's side finish as the region's premier outfit.

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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:01:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Japan cruise as giants flounder]]>/worldcup/news/japan-cruise-giants-flounder-1977092Wed, 26 Dec 2012 01:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Syrians reign supreme in West Asia]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=syrians-reign-supreme-west-asia-1976511.htmlFIFA.com looks back at the highlights of the seventh edition of the WAFF Championship, and turns the spotlight on some of the teams that made their mark, most notably Syria who defied the odds to be crowned regional kings.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Uzbekistan youngsters create history]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=uzbekistan-youngsters-create-history-1747663.htmlSun, 07 Oct 2012 09:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013<![CDATA[Drogba shines as new season dawns in Iran]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=drogba-shines-new-season-dawns-iran-1667328.htmlFIFA.com also takes in the latest from Korea Republic, Iraq, Thailand and Yemen.]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:34:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![CDATA[Morocco shock favourites to lift cup]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=7/news=morocco-shock-favourites-lift-cup-1661167.htmlThe 2012 Arab Nations Cup presented its fair share of surprises, with the most prominent of which being Morocco's run into the final and their thrilling 3-1 win on penalties over Libya.

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Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:16:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Yemen on the comeback trail]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=6/news=yemen-the-comeback-trail-1652569.htmlFIFA.com managed to speak to their coach Sami Al Nash about his desire to see the team prove themselves at the highest level.]]>Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:44:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Champions to the fore]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=2/news=champions-the-fore-1590359.htmlFIFA.com’s weekly look at club action across Asia and Oceania reviews the latest from Yemen, Iraq, and Macau, as well as Australia and New Zealand, where the league’s elite have been in fine form.]]>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:52:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News<![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[Sidka: I’m enjoying my time in Iraq ]]>/worldcup/news/sidka-enjoying-time-iraq-1478366FIFA.com talks to Iraq coach Wolfgang Sidka about preparing his side for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, football in his homeland Germany, and his thoughts on Qatar hosting the showpiece event in 2022.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Favourites prevail in Asian qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/newsid=1459861/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Australia were among the AFC heavyweights who coasted through to the final round of qualifiers for London 2012, while the likes of Oman and Malaysia sprung major surprises.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Venue changes for Syria and Yemen]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/newsid=1448367/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Due to the situation in Syria and Yemen, their forthcoming qualifiers for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament will be played outside of the respective countries.

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Tue, 07 Jun 2011 12:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![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[Yemen-Singapore postponed]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/mensolympic/london2012/news/newsid=1385109/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The Asian Men’s Preliminary Competition match between Yemen and Singapore for the Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 has been postponed

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Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Kuwait begin new era with Gulf Cup win]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=12/news=kuwait-begin-new-era-with-gulf-cup-win-1347217.htmlKuwait won the 20th edition of the Gulf Cup with a narrow victory over Saudi Arabia in Yemen on Sunday ending a 12-year wait to regain regional supremacy.

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Mon, 06 Dec 2010 07:17:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Yemen welcomes Gulf nations]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=11/news=yemen-welcomes-gulf-nations-1339111.htmlMon, 22 Nov 2010 08:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Professionalisation on the agenda in Lebanon]]>/development/news/y=2010/m=10/news=professionalisation-the-agenda-lebanon-1319582.htmlAs part of the Goal programme, the city of Beirut last week hosted a seminar organised by FIFA for the general secretaries of member associations from west Asia.

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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 09:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=News
<![CDATA[Kuwait reign in West Asia]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=10/news=kuwait-reign-west-asia-1312688.htmlThe sixth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship ended with Kuwait adding their name to the list of previous winners.

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Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:48:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[West Asia's finest braced for action]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=west-asia-finest-braced-for-action-1306677.htmlThe 2010 West Asian Football Federation Championship begins in Jordan on Friday, with four-time winners Iran looking to continue their domination.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 07:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=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[Yemen on the rise]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=3/news=yemen-the-rise-1034675.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2009 03:36:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Heavy blows for Asian giants]]>/worldcup/news/heavy-blows-for-asian-giants-722162Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[What is the best game you've seen?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2008/m=3/news=what-the-best-game-you-seen-703720.htmlBe it from international or club level, yesteryear or the modern era, FIFA.com would like to know what is the best match you have ever watched.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:47:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=Have Your Say
<![CDATA[Asian route marked out]]>/worldcup/news/asian-route-marked-out-660494]]>Fri, 14 Dec 2007 11:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Asia's ups and downs]]>/worldcup/news/asia-ups-and-downs-643876Sat, 24 Nov 2007 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™