<![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[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[Appiah: Anything is still possible]]>/worldcup/news/appiah-anything-is-still-possible-2904840FIFA.com speaks exclusively with new Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah who says a fourth successive qualification is still possible for the Black Stars despite a major stumble in their opening two group matches.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Upsets aplenty in the AFCON group stage]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/525/4/index.htmlFIFA.com looks back on a dramatic group phase at the Africa Cup of Nations that left the holders and hosts out and saw Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Egypt and Senegal qualify as section winners.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Black Stars into last eight, Pharaohs earn late win ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/402/1/index.htmlFIFA.com recaps the second set of Group D matches held in Port Gentil, Gabon.]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Ghana edge Uganda as Mali and Egypt share spoils]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/370/2/index.htmlFIFA.com runs the rule over the first two Group D encounters at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017, which saw Ghana record a hard-fought win over Uganda and Mali and Egypt play to a scoreless draw.]]>Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017<![CDATA[Africa’s finest go in search of glory ]]>/live-scores/africancup/news/newsid/286/333/6/index.htmlRunning the rule over the leading contenders and the dark horses, not to mention the players looking to cement their reputations and the lesser-known names intent on announcing themselves to the wider world, FIFA.com looks ahead to the AFCON, which kicks off in Libreville on Saturday.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Africa Cup of Nations 2017
<![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[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[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[Laffor: Liberia should aim to make history]]>/worldcup/news/laffor-liberia-should-aim-make-history-1552899Wed, 07 Dec 2011 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone<![CDATA[Traore: We fear no opponent]]>/worldcup/news/traore-fear-opponent-1485921Amara Traore, Senegal coach.
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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. African Zone
<![CDATA[Duo waiting for Senegal slip]]>/worldcup/news/duo-waiting-for-senegal-slip-1484308Group J has the potential to be a tightly run contest with former FIFA World Cup finalists Senegal and Angola facing against a resurgent Uganda and one of either Liberia and Mauritius on the road to Brazil 2014.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:32:00 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[Angola and Uganda share spoils]]>/worldcup/news/angola-and-uganda-share-spoils-814710Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:00:00 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[Cranes back in flight]]>/worldcup/news/cranes-back-flight-806992Wed, 18 Jun 2008 01:01:00 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™