<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMTTue, 19 Jun 2018 20:51:33 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[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[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[Make or break time in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/make-break-time-africa-2107933Fri, 14 Jun 2013 04:56:00 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[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[Giants drop points on the road]]>/worldcup/news/giants-drop-points-the-road-1646558Sun, 10 Jun 2012 00:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Crunch clashes come early in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-clashes-come-early-africa-1645513FIFA.com previews a heavy schedule of crucial fixtures in Africa.]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2012 04:18:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Bafana falter on day of frustration]]>/worldcup/news/bafana-falter-day-frustration-1643497It was a tough day for strikers in Africa as Bafana Bafana were held at home by Ethiopia, Nigeria just earned a win and no side managed more than a single goal.

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 21:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[African favourites seek home comfort]]>/worldcup/news/african-favourites-seek-home-comfort-1641714Thu, 31 May 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Aubameyang: Reaching the World Cup is a dream]]>/worldcup/news/aubameyang-reaching-the-world-cup-dream-1549947 Gabon forward Pierre-Eymerick Aubameyang.]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2011 01:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[All to play for in even section]]>/worldcup/news/all-play-for-even-section-1484265Group E is set to be wide open with all four contenders looking in with a shot of qualification, as Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger and first round favourites Congo all have reasons to talk up their own chances.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![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[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[Africa's battlelines are drawn]]>/worldcup/news/africa-battlelines-are-drawn-904025Thu, 09 Oct 2008 08:22:00 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[Benin through as Congo climb]]>/worldcup/news/benin-through-congo-climb-874288Sun, 07 Sep 2008 19:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Egypt gain advantage]]>/worldcup/news/egypt-gain-advantage-874151 Mohamed Aboutrika's 30th-minute strike gave Egypt a 1-0 win over Congo DR, opening up a three-point gap at the top of Group 12.

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Sun, 07 Sep 2008 14:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Race to join Nigeria resumes]]>/worldcup/news/race-join-nigeria-resumes-871073Wed, 03 Sep 2008 23:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Super Eagles seal their place]]>/worldcup/news/super-eagles-seal-their-place-814940With four wins in four games, Nigeria have already secured their berth in the final qualifying phase, while five others can join them in September.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Big guns sign off in style]]>/worldcup/news/big-guns-sign-off-style-813621Congo DR, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Egypt and Mali all picked up important wins to help their bids to reach South Africa 2010.]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Ghana and Guinea go top]]>/worldcup/news/ghana-and-guinea-top-812929]]>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Super Eagles on the brink]]>/worldcup/news/super-eagles-the-brink-808780Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Tough day for Africa's big guns]]>/worldcup/news/tough-day-for-africa-big-guns-802607Egypt, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon, Angola and Mali all dropped precious points this Saturday on the road to South Africa 2010.

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Sat, 14 Jun 2008 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Bafana lose as Ivorians draw]]>/worldcup/news/bafana-lose-ivorians-draw-801619]]>Sat, 14 Jun 2008 15:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Ivorians and Togo slip up]]>/worldcup/news/ivorians-and-togo-slip-795242Sun, 08 Jun 2008 20:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Eto'o scores in Cameroon win]]>/worldcup/news/eto-scores-cameroon-win-784971]]>Sat, 31 May 2008 21:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Tight race in store]]>/worldcup/news/tight-race-store-784991Except for Malawi's romp against Djibouti, it was a day of close encounters in Africa as Round 2 of the South Africa 2010 qualifiers began.

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Sat, 31 May 2008 20:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[African giants seek redemption]]>/worldcup/news/african-giants-seek-redemption-782367]]>Fri, 30 May 2008 08:45:00 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[Underdogs look to have their day]]>/worldcup/news/underdogs-look-have-their-day-646301Angola and Benin are the favourites in Group 3, with Niger and Uganda looking to knock the top two off their perch.

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Sun, 25 Nov 2007 20:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Goncalves (ANG): We're the favourites]]>/worldcup/news/goncalves-ang-the-favourites-638106Sun, 25 Nov 2007 20:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=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™