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Tags: football news, soccer news, world cup, fifa world cup, fifa, soccer, football, sportTue, 08 Jan 2019 15:38:00 GMTFri, 18 Jan 2019 09:33:26 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Latest News]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1547807020553<![CDATA[Van Wyk: Qualification made all the setbacks worth it]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2019/m=1/news=van-wyk-qualification-made-all-the-setbacks-worth-it.htmlWed, 16 Jan 2019 11:10:00 GMT1547807021062<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-x1798.htmlThu, 17 Jan 2019 03:08:00 GMT1547807021065<![CDATA[History-making Kyrgyz Republic eye further milestones]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=history-making-kyrgyz-republic-eye-further-milestones.htmlFri, 18 Jan 2019 03:56:00 GMT1547807021058<![CDATA[Oman make history as group stage ends]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=oman-make-history-as-group-stage-ends.html<p>FIFA.com rounds up all of the action on the final day of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 group stage.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:09:00 GMT1547807021025<![CDATA[Onwards and upwards for El Salvador]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2019/m=1/news=onwards-and-upwards-for-el-salvador.html<p>If there are any national teams entitled to dream big in 2019, El Salvador are undoubtedly one of them. The last time the Central Americans were anywhere near their current position of 70th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was in 2014, when they sat 68th.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:03:00 GMT1547807021016<![CDATA[South Americans vie for U-20 World Cup berths]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2019/m=1/news=south-americans-vie-for-u20-world-cup-berths.html<p>From January 17 until February 10, Chile will play host to the 29th South American U-20 Championship, from which four teams will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:34:00 GMT1547807021002<![CDATA[Foreign flavour delivers tasty success for Vietnam]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=foreign-flavour-delivers-tasty-success-for-vietnam.htmlThu, 17 Jan 2019 04:06:00 GMT1547807020992<![CDATA[Iran, Korea Republic top groups as debutants Kyrgyz Republic also advance]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=iran-korea-republic-top-groups-debutants-kyrgyz-republic-seal-knockout-stage-spo.html<p>FIFA.com rounds up all the action from another matchday at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 which saw Groups C and D draw to a close.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:43:00 GMT1547807020501<![CDATA[Halep: My keepy-uppie record is 89]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=halep-my-keepy-uppie-record-is-89.htmlTue, 15 Jan 2019 21:59:00 GMT1547807020375<![CDATA[A1 stats propel Team USA into 2019]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2019/m=1/news=a1-stats-propel-team-usa-into-2019.html<p>As FIFA Women's World Cup holders USA get set to begin their 2019 campaign against France in a friendly, FIFA.com spotlights the marvellous milestones they set in 2018.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 20:18:00 GMT1547807020446<![CDATA['Fenrir', the FIFA talent from Malaysia]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fenrir-the-fifa-talent-from-malaysia.htmlTue, 15 Jan 2019 08:12:00 GMT1547807020502<![CDATA[War Elephants marching onwards under new leadership ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=war-elephants-marching-onwards-under-new-leadership.htmlWed, 16 Jan 2019 04:07:00 GMT1547807020489<![CDATA[The inspirational message behind Mabil's goal celebration]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=the-inspirational-message-behind-mabil-s-goal-celebration.htmlTue, 15 Jan 2019 22:50:00 GMT1547807020482<![CDATA[Jordan top Group B, holders Australia win five-goal thriller ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=jordan-top-group-b-holders-australia-win-five-goal-thriller.html<p>Jordan will go into knockout stage play as group winners at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 having conceded zero goals, following their goalless draw with Palestine. Elsewhere in Group B, holders Australia won a five-goal thriller against Syria thanks to a Tom Rogic strike in stoppage time.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:05:00 GMT1547807020462<![CDATA[Three challenges for Martino’s Mexico ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/three-challenges-for-martino-mexicoTue, 15 Jan 2019 14:25:00 GMT1547807020461<![CDATA[State-of-the-art floodlights and pitch accommodation help grow game in Georgia]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=state-of-the-art-floodlights-and-pitch-accommodation-help-grow-game-in-georgia.htmlTue, 15 Jan 2019 11:25:00 GMT1547807020450<![CDATA[Constantine resigns after India's Asian Cup exit]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=constantine-resigns-after-india-s-asian-cup-exit.htmlTue, 15 Jan 2019 09:48:00 GMT1547807020442<![CDATA[De Boer ready for multi-faceted adventure with Atlanta]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=de-boer-ready-for-multi-faceted-adventure-with-atlanta.htmlMon, 14 Jan 2019 21:19:00 GMT1547807020437<![CDATA[Historic progression for Thailand, Bahrain break Indian hearts]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=historic-progression-for-thailand-bahrain-break-indian-hearts.html<p>FIFA.com rounds up the final matchday in Group A at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:28:00 GMT1547807020416<![CDATA[Benin's Squirrels on track for the future]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=benin-s-squirrels-on-track-for-the-future.htmlMon, 14 Jan 2019 14:48:00 GMT1547807020321<![CDATA[A dream draw for Thailand’s California girl ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2019/m=1/news=a-dream-draw-for-thailand-s-california-girl.htmlFri, 11 Jan 2019 09:37:00 GMT1547807020393<![CDATA[Almoez Ali scores four, trio advance ]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=almoez-ali-nets-four-trio-advance.htmlSun, 13 Jan 2019 15:55:00 GMT1547807020378<![CDATA[Former South Africa striker Phil Masinga dies aged 49]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=former-south-africa-striker-phil-masinga-dies-aged-49.htmlSun, 13 Jan 2019 10:17:00 GMT1547807020369<![CDATA[Trio leap into last 16]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=trio-leap-into-round-of-16.html<p>Three more sides confirmed their places in the next round of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 with comfortable wins across the board. FIFA.com rounds up all the action from Matchday 8 as IR Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia all made sure their campaigns will live beyond the group stage.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:20:00 GMT1547807020350<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=the-week-in-quotes-x2218.htmlWed, 09 Jan 2019 19:49:00 GMT1547807020346<![CDATA[China, Korea Republic advance to Round of 16, Australia beat Palestine]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=china-korea-republic-advance-to-round-of-16-australia-beat-palestine.html<p>Marcelo Lippi’s China PR and Paulo Bento’s Korea Republic joined Jordan in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Round of 16 after victories over the Philippines and Kyrgyz Republic respectively in Group C. Earlier in the day, holders Australia bounced back after their shock opening 1-0 defeat by Jordan by beating Palestine 3-0 in Group B.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:46:00 GMT1547807020342<![CDATA[Work to build new Home of Football in Egypt's capital kicks off]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=work-to-build-new-home-of-football-in-egypt-s-capital-kick-off.htmlFri, 11 Jan 2019 16:10:00 GMT1547807020284<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=the-week-in-numbers-x8998.htmlTue, 08 Jan 2019 22:42:00 GMT1547807020259<![CDATA[Erin Cuthbert, Scotland’s young standard-bearer]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2019/m=1/news=erin-cuthbert-scotland-s-young-standard-bearer.htmlThu, 10 Jan 2019 14:36:00 GMT1547807020296<![CDATA[Innovative and sustainable sporting grounds in Istanbul]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=innovative-and-sustainable-sporting-grounds-in-istanbul.htmlFri, 11 Jan 2019 08:50:00 GMT1547807020286<![CDATA[FIFA President concludes African tour in Burkina Faso]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-president-concludes-african-tour-in-burkina-faso.html<p>Yesterday, following a visit to the Republic of Benin, the FIFA President, CAF Vice President Constant Omari, FIFA Secretary General, Development Director for Africa and the Caribbean regions Véron Mosengo-Omba, Regional Office Development Manager El Hadj Wack Diop and members of the FIFA administration travelled to Burkina Faso.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 07:04:00 GMT1547807020277<![CDATA[Jordan first to book knockout ticket, hosts go top of Group A]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=jordan-first-to-book-knockout-ticket-hosts-go-top-of-group-a.html<p>The second round of group stage matches got underway at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 in Groups A and B.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:16:00 GMT1547807020275<![CDATA[FIFA sign historic Memorandum of Understanding with Benin]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-sign-historic-memorandum-of-understanding-with-benin.html<p>Following a <a href="https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-president-honoured-during-togo-visit.html">visit to the Togolese Republic</a>, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CAF Vice President Constant Omari, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, Development Director for Africa and the Caribbean regions Véron Mosengo-Omba, Regional Office Development Manager El Hadj Wack Diop and members of the FIFA administration travelled to the Republic of Benin.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:34:00 GMT1547807020245<![CDATA[Teranga Lions leading Africa's pride]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2019/m=1/news=teranga-lions-leading-africas-pride.html<p>Senegal ended 2018 as the leading African side in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, climbing up to 23rd, three places ahead of Tunisia.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:25:00 GMT1547807018839<![CDATA[Portuguese girls get elite boost through FIFA Academies]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2019/m=1/news=portuguese-girls-get-elite-boost-through-fifa-academies.htmlTue, 08 Jan 2019 17:43:00 GMT1547807018837<![CDATA[German history-makers toast their triumph]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2019/m=1/news=german-history-makers-toast-their-triumph.htmlWed, 09 Jan 2019 11:31:00 GMT1547807018926<![CDATA[FIFA President honoured during Togo visit]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-president-honoured-during-togo-visit.html<p>Following an earlier visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the FIFA President, CAF Vice President Constant Omari, FIFA Secretary General, Development Director for Africa and the Caribbean regions Véron Mosengo-Omba, Regional Office Development Manager El Hadj Wack Diop and members of the FIFA administration yesterday travelled to the Togolese Republic.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:09:00 GMT1547807018923<![CDATA[FIFA visits Mauritania for inauguration of impressive Chekha Boidiya Stadium]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-visit-mauritania-for-inauguration-of-impressive-chekha-boidiya-stadium.html<p>FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CAF Vice President Constant Omari, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, Development Director for Africa and the Caribbean regions Véron Mosengo-Omba, Regional Office Development Manager El Hadj Wack Diop and members of the FIFA administration travelled from Dakar, Senegal, after attending last night’s CAF African Football awards, to Mauritania.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:23:00 GMT1547807018913<![CDATA[Japan, Uzbekistan survive scares, Qatar beat Lebanon]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=japan-uzbekistan-survive-scares-qatar-beat-lebanon.html<p>Matchday five at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 was another testament to the growing competitiveness of the Asian game as two stalwarts of the continent were victorious, but not after undergoing tricky tests.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:52:00 GMT1547807018890<![CDATA[Raising the level of the game in Trinidad and Tobago]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2019/m=1/news=raising-the-level-of-the-game-in-trinidad-and-tobago.htmlWed, 09 Jan 2019 10:10:00 GMT1547807018843<![CDATA[FIFA Football Law Annual Review to be streamed on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-football-law-annual-review-to-be-streamed-on-fifa-com.htmlTue, 08 Jan 2019 08:55:00 GMT1547807018821<![CDATA[Bayern beckons for World Cup winner Pavard]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=bayern-beckons-for-world-cup-winner-pavard.htmlWed, 09 Jan 2019 09:36:00 GMT1547807018812<![CDATA[FIFA President and FIFA Secretary General visit Senegal ahead of the CAF Awards]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-president-and-fifa-secretary-general-visit-senegal-ahead-of-the-caf-awards.html<p>FIFA President Gianni Infantino, President of Senegal Professional Football Association Saer Seck, President of Senegal Football Association (FSF) Augustin Senghor, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and members of the FIFA administration visited FIFA’s Regional Development Office in Dakar, Senegal’s capital.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:10:00 GMT1547807018807<![CDATA[Iraq edge Vietnam in thriller, Saudis cruise past Korea DPR]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=iraq-edge-vietnam-in-thriller-saudis-cruise-past-korea-dpr.html<p>Iraq star Ali Adnan scored a sumptuous free-kick in the 90th minute to bring the Lions of Mesopotamia all three points in a fascinating back-and-forth duel with Vietnam in Group D. In the day’s final match, four different goalscorers helped Saudi Arabia cruise to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Korea DPR in Group E.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:42:00 GMT1547807018831<![CDATA[ Salah named African Player of the Year]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=salah-named-african-player-of-the-year.htmlWed, 09 Jan 2019 10:17:00 GMT1547807018751<![CDATA[FIFA President and Secretary General continue West African tour in The Gambia]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-president-and-fifa-secretary-general-west-african-tour-in-the-gambia.htmlMon, 07 Jan 2019 22:32:00 GMT1547807018749<![CDATA[Egypt to stage 2019 Africa Cup of Nations]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=egypt-to-stage-2019-africa-cup-of-nations.htmlTue, 08 Jan 2019 11:47:00 GMT1547807018736<![CDATA[Solskjaer, United’s eternal super-sub]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2019/m=1/news=solskjaer-united-s-eternal-super-sub.htmlMon, 07 Jan 2019 13:49:00 GMT1547807018735<![CDATA[FIFA President and FIFA Secretary General complete fruitful trip to Guinea-Bissau]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-president-and-fifa-secretary-general-complete-fruitful-trip-to-guinea-bissa.html<p>FIFA President Gianni Infantino, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, Development Director for Africa and the Caribbean regions Veron Mosengo-Omba and members of the FIFA administration travelled to Guinea-Bissau this morning to meet with Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau (FFGB) President Manuel Lopes Nascimento.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:55:00 GMT1547807018731<![CDATA[FIFA President, FIFA Vice President and CAF President and FIFA Secretary General conclude successful Guinea visit ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-president-and-fifa-secretary-general-conclude-successful-guinea-visit.html<p>Ahead of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) 2018 African Footballer of the Year Awards this Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, FIFA Vice President and CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, FIFA Council member Kabele Camara, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and members of the FIFA administration travelled to neighbouring Guinea to meet with the Guinea Football Association (Feguifoot) and senior government officials.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 20:29:00 GMT