<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:49:00 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[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[Dolly: South Africa can pull off a miracle]]>/worldcup/news/dolly-south-africa-can-pull-off-a-miracle-2919229South Africa midfielder Keagan Dolly speaks to FIFA.com about the team's topsy-turvy World Cup qualifying campaign and why his team's CAF Champions League success with Mamelodi Sundowns can inspire them to take their place in Russia.

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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:50:00 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[Dreams take shape and hopes evaporate in Africa]]>/worldcup/news/dreams-take-shape-and-hopes-evaporate-in-africa-2906652The third instalment of the third round of African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia did not result in any team booking their ticket for next year’s tournament, but did enable certain nations to take huge steps towards that goal. 

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Race resumes for Africa's World Cup hopefuls]]>/worldcup/news/race-resumes-for-africa-s-world-cup-hopefuls-2905814Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[South Africa's phases of the Moon]]>/worldcup/news/south-africa-s-phases-of-the-moon-2904507Having played football under Apartheid rule in South Africa, Patrick Moon is now seeing his sons Patrick and Bryce reap the benefits of his sacrifices, both pulling on the shirt of the Bafana Bafana ​to fly the family flag on the international stage.

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Kekana’s unforgettable 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=kekana-s-unforgettable-2016-2862015.htmlWed, 28 Dec 2016 14:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![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[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[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[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[Déjà vu amid African drama]]>/worldcup/news/deja-amid-african-drama-2227104Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Final DrawKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![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[Memorable moments from the Festival of Champions]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2013/m=6/news=festival-der-meister-denkwurdige-momente-2105280.htmlFIFA.com presents some of the most memorable moments from the Festival of Champions.]]>Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013<![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[Bishaw: Belief is essential against Bafana]]>/worldcup/news/bishaw-belief-essential-against-bafana-1642246Fri, 01 Jun 2012 04:30:00 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[Mosimane: Attitude and emotion key factors]]>/worldcup/news/mosimane-attitude-and-emotion-key-factors-1485914Pitso Mosimane, South Africa coach.]]>Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Rising neighbours look to test Bafana]]>/worldcup/news/rising-neighbours-look-test-bafana-1484236Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:17:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group AnalysisTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup keeps giving to South Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News<![CDATA[Study reveals tourism impact in South Africa]]>/worldcup/news/study-reveals-tourism-impact-south-africa-1347377Tue, 07 Dec 2010 17:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[A history of drama in Africa’s club final]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Ahead of the first-leg of the CAF Champions League final this weekend, FIFA.com takes a look back at the clubs, players and moments that have defined the continent's biggest club match.

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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=News
<![CDATA[Valcke: South Africa set a new benchmark]]>/worldcup/news/valcke-south-africa-set-new-benchmark-1306612FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke was among the speakers at a media conference which followed the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee board meeting in Johannesburg today. 

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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[South Africa festival paves way for Brazil 'festa']]>/worldcup/news/south-africa-festival-paves-way-for-brazil-festa-1273598As the curtain came down on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, anticipation levels were already beginning to build for Brazil 2014.

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Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[South Africa wins hearts]]>/worldcup/news/south-africa-wins-hearts-1273210After quieting all of the naysayers, South Africa is ready to use the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a springboard to even greater achievement in the future.

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Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Soccer City pitch primed for showpiece]]>/worldcup/news/soccer-city-pitch-primed-for-showpiece-1272005The Soccer City pitch on which the world title will be decided is in pristine condition thanks to the expertise of a dedicated team of groundstaff.

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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 22:21:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Festival's final day lives up to hopes]]>/worldcup/news/festival-final-day-lives-hopes-1271673The Football for Hope Festival concluded on Saturday with two finals played, the FIFA Fair Play Award handed out and the teams from around the world saluting each other and the people of Alexandra township.

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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 17:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=FestivalKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Weah: Africa can be inspired]]>/worldcup/news/weah-africa-can-inspired-1271359Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah reflects on how this FIFA World Cup™ has inspired the whole of Africa even if the continent's teams proved a disappointment.

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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=InterviewTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[The adidas Golden Ball: a look back ]]>/worldcup/news/the-adidas-golden-ball-look-back-1270361The adidas Golden Ball is just days away from being announced. FIFA.com takes a trip down memory lane to recall previous winners of the accolade.

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Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Uniting a nation]]>/worldcup/news/uniting-nation-1270711Since the end of apartheid and the beginning of South Africa’s historic democracy in 1994, it has been sport that has been instrumental in uniting a nation.

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Fri, 09 Jul 2010 09:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Stars come out for Football for Hope]]>/worldcup/news/stars-come-out-for-football-for-hope-1270465The likes of Christian Karembeu and Anthony Baffoe took the pitch in front of thousands of delighted fans in Alexandra township on Thursday in support of the Football for Hope Festival.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=FestivalKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Sowetans reaping FIFA World Cup benefits]]>/worldcup/news/sowetans-reaping-fifa-world-cup-benefits-1269965As tourists flock to Jonannesburg's famed township of Soweto, the people of the area are earning both financial and cultural rewards.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2010 14:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Experts review Africa's ambassadors]]>/worldcup/news/experts-review-africa-ambassadors-1270404Specialists on each of the six African teams at South Africa 2010 take a look at what went wrong and right for the continent's representatives.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2010 08:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Creativity to the fore in goal celebrations]]>/worldcup/news/creativity-the-fore-goal-celebrations-1268435FIFA.com and Coca-Cola bring you access to the best goal celebrations from South Africa 2010 and classics from other FIFA World Cups™.

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Mon, 05 Jul 2010 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[All the right moves]]>/worldcup/news/all-the-right-moves-1267724FIFA.com's Move of the Day section showcases all the best examples of top-class individual technique exhibited by the biggest names in FIFA World Cups™ present and past.

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Sun, 04 Jul 2010 12:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Video bringing the action closer]]>/worldcup/news/video-bringing-the-action-closer-1267767From match highlights to a Mick Jagger interview via a visit to Robben Island, get the best of South Africa 2010 with FIFA.com's exclusive video coverage.

 

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Sun, 04 Jul 2010 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Zuma: Tournament has inspired Africans]]>/worldcup/news/zuma-tournament-has-inspired-africans-1264696In an exclusive interview with FIFA.com, South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, says he believes the legacy of this FIFA World Cup will benefit the African continent for decades.

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Fri, 02 Jul 2010 09:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=VIP interviewTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™