<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTThu, 07 Jun 2018 12:24:54 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[African favourites stay on target]]>/worldcup/news/african-favourites-stay-on-target-2748054Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![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[Rich pickings for travelling teams]]>/worldcup/news/rich-picking-for-travelling-teams-2710722Kenya, Niger, Botswana and Swaziland were among the big winners over the weekend in CAF qualifying for Russia 2018 as the first round heads into the second leg this week.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa
<![CDATA[Africa's giants ready to plot their course]]>/worldcup/news/africa-s-giants-ready-to-plot-their-course-2667899FIFA.com looks closer at the African Zone qualifiers following the Russia 2018 Preliminary Draw, with several of the continent's big guns facing potential banana skins.]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Africa<![CDATA[Delights and disappointments]]>/worldcup/news/delights-and-disappointments-1562592Asian and Caribbean upsets, tight battles in South America and a first-ever win for American Samoa were among the latest qualifying tales as the race for Brazil 2014 heated up.

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Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
<![CDATA[Adebayor leads Togo as minnows fall]]>/worldcup/news/adebayor-leads-togo-minnows-fall-1543238Tue, 15 Nov 2011 20:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Africa's away teams find joy]]>/worldcup/news/africa-away-teams-find-joy-1541286Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Abdallah: We are not afraid of Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/abdallah-are-not-afraid-ghana-1485915Mohamed 'Mazda' Abdallah, Sudan coach.]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Tricky tests ahead for Ghana]]>/worldcup/news/tricky-tests-ahead-for-ghana-1484259Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Joy and pain in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/joy-and-pain-africa-910476Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Joy for Africa's winning trio]]>/worldcup/news/joy-for-africa-winning-trio-909987 There were celebrations for three teams in African qualifying on Sunday, as Burkina Faso, Egypt and Guinea all secured first place in their groups.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2008 21:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[D-day in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/day-africa-909460Sun, 12 Oct 2008 16:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Fairy tale endings still open]]>/worldcup/news/fairy-tale-endings-still-open-905403Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[All to play for in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/all-play-for-africa-904754Thu, 09 Oct 2008 09:43:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[FIFA determines kick-off times]]>/worldcup/news/fifa-determines-kick-off-times-892062Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Cameroon make the cut]]>/worldcup/news/cameroon-make-the-cut-873462 Cameroon made sure of their place in the final phase of African qualifying for South Africa 2010, while Burkina Faso drew with Tunisia.

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Sat, 06 Sep 2008 22:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Varied rewards for victors]]>/worldcup/news/varied-rewards-for-victors-872469 A penultimate matchday rich on entertainment has been shy on draws so far, but there were different rewards for the teams claiming three points.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2008 22:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[African hopefuls on the brink]]>/worldcup/news/african-hopefuls-the-brink-871257 In the second half of FIFA.com's preview of this weekend's African qualifiers for South Africa 2010, we look ahead to the action in Groups 7 to 12.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2008 02:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Burkina Faso setting breakneck pace]]>/worldcup/news/burkina-faso-setting-breakneck-pace-815731Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[No stopping Nigeria]]>/worldcup/news/stopping-nigeria-812337Sat, 21 Jun 2008 22:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Shock leaders aim to keep hold]]>/worldcup/news/shock-leaders-aim-keep-hold-808791Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Tunisia do just enough]]>/worldcup/news/tunisia-just-enough-803489Sun, 15 Jun 2008 19:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Liberia draw with Senegal]]>/worldcup/news/liberia-draw-with-senegal-803214]]>Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Big guns look to bounce back]]>/worldcup/news/big-guns-look-bounce-back-800306Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Big guns fire in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/big-guns-fire-africa-794431There were no major surprises on Saturday as Africa's traditional superpowers swept the board in the latest round of qualifiers for South Africa 2010.

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Sat, 07 Jun 2008 20:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Dangerous ground for favourites ]]>/worldcup/news/dangerous-ground-for-favourites-793172Fri, 06 Jun 2008 12:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Tunisia stunned, big guns sweat]]>/worldcup/news/tunisia-stunned-big-guns-sweat-786178Burkina Faso had the only shock of the day's 11 qualifiers when they beat Tunisia 2-1, while some of Africa's leading lights had close calls.

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Sun, 01 Jun 2008 21:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Pretenders take aim in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/pretenders-take-aim-africa-782958Fri, 30 May 2008 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[African road becoming clearer]]>/worldcup/news/african-road-becoming-clearer-660497Following the draw for the South Africa 2010 preliminary competition, FIFA has confirmed the dates and format of the qualifying matchdays.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Carthage Eagles expected to soar]]>/worldcup/news/carthage-eagles-expected-soar-646477Tunisia will face Burkina Faso, Burundi and Seychelles, with only Burkina's Stallions looking capable of giving them a run for their money.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Drama at the Draw]]>/worldcup/news/drama-the-draw-645888A thrilling Preliminary Draw to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa took place in Durban today, with 170 teams discovering their tasks.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 17:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Sioud (TUN): I'm reasonably confident]]>/worldcup/news/sioud-tun-reasonably-confident-638127Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™