<![CDATA[FIFA.com - About FIFA - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 19 Jan 2018 09:13:00 GMTFri, 19 Jan 2018 09:43:30 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Communication and cooperation stressed by summit participants]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=communication-and-cooperation-stressed-by-summit-participants-2926713.htmlAt the fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit of the 2017/2018 series in Amsterdam, representatives from 21 FIFA member associations held discussions on the FIFA Forward Programme, the future of youth and women’s competitions, the transfer system and players' status. FIFA.com rounds up some of the reactions.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:13:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Lively exchanges at fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=lively-exchanges-at-fifth-fifa-executive-football-summit-in-amsterdam-2926547.htmlPresidents and general secretaries from 21 FIFA member associations and three confederations (AFC, CONCACAF and UEFA) debated issues, including the FIFA Forward Programme and the future of youth and women’s competitions.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:06:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Van Basten: Together we can achieve the best for football]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=van-basten-together-we-can-achieve-the-best-for-football-2926430.htmlFormer Dutch international and current FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten speaks to FIFA.com ahead of the Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit in Amsterdam.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:55:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit set for Amsterdam]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifth-fifa-executive-football-summit-set-for-amsterdam-2926382.htmlPresidents and general secretaries of 21 FIFA member associations from three confederations will meet in Amsterdam for the latest FIFA Executive Football Summit on 16 January, in a bid to work together and continue shaping the future of world football.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA, Council of Europe establish partnership]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifa-and-the-council-of-europe-establish-a-strong-partnership-mou-on-h-2926210.htmlFIFA President Gianni Infantino and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland met today in Strasbourg to discuss how to better promote human rights in sports. The meeting followed an exchange of views between the FIFA President and the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctions Paolo Guerrero with a one-year suspension]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=fifa-disciplinary-committee-sanctions-paolo-guerrero-with-a-one-year-s-2923440.htmlOn 7 December 2017, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided, after analysing all the specific circumstances of the case, to suspend the Peruvian international player Paolo Guerrero for one year.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:40:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[President Infantino meets Emmanuel Macron]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=12/news=president-infantino-meets-emmanuel-macron-2922870.htmlFrench President Emmanuel Macron received FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Tuesday in the presence of French Football Association (FFF) President Noël Le Graët.

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[Bidders for 2026 FIFA World Cup submit bidding agreement]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=11/news=bidders-for-2026-fifa-world-cup-submit-bidding-agreement-2922083.htmlestablished timeline, the two registered bidders have submitted their respective bidding agreements before the passing of the 30 November deadline. ]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:44:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Puyol: I want to give back to society what football has given me]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=11/news=puyol-i-want-to-give-back-to-society-what-football-has-given-me-2920752.htmlWith his glittering playing career now over, FIFA World Cup winner Carles Puyol is determined to help develop the game. We dropped in on a FIFA Legend who is always on the move.

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Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:16:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Legends Think Tank: the future of the game, as seen by its heroes]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=11/news=fifa-legends-think-tank-the-future-of-the-game-as-seen-by-its-heroes-2921073.htmlForty former leading players and coaches convened on the morning of The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony and held a fruitful three-hour session with FIFA President Gianni Infantino to discuss the current state of the game. 

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:31:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News Tournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017
<![CDATA[Football takes over on and off the pitch at India 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=11/news=football-takes-over-on-and-off-the-pitch-at-india-2017-2921102.html 

According to Sony India, the host nation’s FIFA U-17 World Cup opener with USA attracted an audience of 1.8m viewers, while the highest single programme audience for live coverage was 1.1m on SONY Ten 2 when India faced Colombia.]]>
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:08:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA launches new series of strategic summits with member associations]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=11/news=fifa-launches-new-series-of-strategic-summits-with-member-associations-2920963.htmlWed, 22 Nov 2017 16:35:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA publishes guide to bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=10/news=fifa-publishes-guide-to-bidding-process-for-the-2026-fifa-world-cuptm-2916170.htmlFollowing the approval of the bidding regulations for the selection of the host(s) of the 2026 FIFA World Cup by the FIFA Council on 27 October in Kolkata India, and in line with the key principle of conducting a transparent bidding process, FIFA has prepared a guide, which is available in four languages and includes links to relevant documentation.

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Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:07:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News
<![CDATA[Fans relish Confederations Cup experience]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=10/news=fans-relish-confederations-cup-experience-2918298.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 14:57:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Marketing Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA at the forefront of broadcast technology]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=10/news=fifa-at-the-forefront-of-broadcast-technology-2916003.htmlFIFA TV has a proud legacy of pioneering new broadcast technology at FIFA tournaments to ensure that football fans around the world can enjoy the best quality sports coverage.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:21:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=TV Kind=News
<![CDATA[Ethics workshops combine fun, education for U-17s]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=ethics-workshops-combine-fun-education-for-u-17s-2913264.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 08:23:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[ Cultural programme for autumn and winter 2017 published]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=cultural-programme-for-autumn-and-winter-2017-published-2909426.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:30:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Victor Montagliani elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of FIFA Ticketing AG]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=victor-montagliani-elected-as-chairman-of-the-board-of-directors-of-fi-2908294.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 13:08:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News<![CDATA[OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=oc-for-fifa-competitions-approves-procedures-for-the-final-draw-of-the-2907924.htmlThe Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions met in Zurich to finalise the procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as the dates for upcoming FIFA tournaments in 2018 and 2019, and Olympic slot allocations.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:12:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Committees Kind=News
<![CDATA[CAS confirms sanction against Bolivia for fielding ineligible player]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=8/news=cas-confirms-sanction-against-bolivia-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2905857.htmlFIFA has taken note of the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to fully render the decision by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Bolivia fielding an ineligible player in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier.

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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:40:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Football and friendship, a perfect combination]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=confed-cup-hosts-friendship-forum-2902692.htmlInspired by International Friendship Day, FIFA wanted to highlight an extraordinary event dedicated to friendship and football that was organised during the FIFA Conferedations Cup 2017 in Russia.

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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Marketing Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Samoura stresses access for all to sport]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=samoura-stresses-access-for-all-to-sport-2901223.htmlth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials responsible for physical education and sport (MINEPS VI) to stress the importance of partnerships between governments, national associations and FIFA to enhance access for all to sport as well as increasing the contribution of sport – notably football – in the realisation of sustainable development goals (SDGs).]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:31:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA lifts suspension of Sudan Football Association (SFA)]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-lifts-suspension-of-sudan-football-association-sfa-2901219.htmlsuspension that was imposed on the Sudan Football Association (SFA) for its failure to comply with its obligations stipulated in articles 14 and 19 of the FIFA Statutes following a decree issued by Sudan’s Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice on 2 June 2017.]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:26:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Boban presented with fair play award]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=boban-presented-with-fair-play-award-2900731.htmlSun, 09 Jul 2017 13:47:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News<![CDATA[Gianni Infantino welcomes Football Association of Thailand President to FIFA HQ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=gianni-infantino-welcomes-football-association-of-thailand-president-t-2900556.htmlThu, 06 Jul 2017 17:00:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News<![CDATA[Flagbearer roles for Special Olympics athletes at Russia 2017]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=flagbearer-roles-for-special-olympics-athletes-at-russia-2017-2899511.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 11:23:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Marketing Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA World Football Museum introduces new cultural programme]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-world-football-museum-introduces-new-cultural-programme-2898764.htmlTue, 27 Jun 2017 12:14:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Samuel Inkoom to serve ban ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=samuel-inkoom-to-serve-ban-2897768.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 10:51:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Disabled youngster enjoys moment to treasure with Ronaldo]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=disabled-youngster-enjoys-moment-to-treasure-with-ronaldo-2896664.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 18:27:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA["A milestone tournament": FIFA President on VAR at Confederations Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=a-milestone-tournament-fifa-president-on-var-at-confederations-cup-2896504.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 18:41:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Bidding process launched for 2019 men's youth tournaments]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=bidding-process-launched-for-2019-men-s-youth-tournaments-2895842.htmlSun, 18 Jun 2017 09:30:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[FIFA President visits China and Chinese Football Association]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-president-visits-china-and-chinese-football-association-2895281.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 18:25:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets President of People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-president-gianni-infantino-meets-president-of-people-s-republic-o-2895099.htmlGianni Infantino met the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping today in Beijing. The FIFA President was received by President Xi at the Great Hall of the People, in China’s capital city. 

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:30:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President meets President of Korea Republic Moon Jae-in]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-president-meets-president-of-korean-republic-moon-jae-in-2894623.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 14:55:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Infantino welcomes President of Rwanda]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-president-infantino-welcomes-president-of-rwanda-2894574.htmlFIFA President Gianni Infantino and FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban invited the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, to visit the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:58:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA publishes landmark Human Rights Policy]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-publishes-landmark-human-rights-policy-2893311.htmlThu, 08 Jun 2017 14:59:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Fourth workshop on video assistant referees held in Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fourth-workshop-on-video-assistant-referees-held-in-zurich-2891943.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 14:15:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News<![CDATA[Member associations release reports on intermediaries]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=member-associations-release-reports-on-intermediaries-2884304.htmlOver the past year, FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance has contacted member associations to locate their respective reports and to determine what information has been published by each one of them.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:43:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[President Putin welcomes Infantino in Krasnodar]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=president-putin-welcomes-infantino-in-krasnodar-2886873.htmlThe President of Russia Vladimir Putin today welcomed FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Krasnodar. 

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Tue, 23 May 2017 14:53:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA Activity Report 2016: Live, online and interactive]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-activity-report-2016-live-online-and-interactive-2883676.htmlThu, 11 May 2017 09:32:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Relive 67th FIFA Congress and post-Congress media briefing]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=follow-the-67th-fifa-congress-live-2883256.htmlThe 67th FIFA Congress and Gianni Infantino’s post-Congress media briefing were streamed live on FIFA.com and FIFA's YouTube channel on Thursday 11 May 2017.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 07:16:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News
<![CDATA[Football takes centre stage in Bahrain]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=football-takes-centre-stage-in-bahrain-2883497.htmlWed, 10 May 2017 20:31:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Legends have their say]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-legends-have-their-say-2883516.htmlAs part of the 67th FIFA Congress, FIFA President Gianni Infantino headed up the latest ‘think tank’ session with the members of the FIFA Legends team in Manama, Bahrain. 

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Wed, 10 May 2017 17:16:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Congress 2017
<![CDATA[Samoura visits Supreme Council of Women of Bahrain]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=samoura-visits-supreme-council-of-women-of-bahrain-2883242.htmlTue, 09 May 2017 18:50:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News<![CDATA[Members’ Lounge at Home of FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=members-lounge-at-home-of-fifa-2882688.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 17:13:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News<![CDATA[First steps FORWARD in Rwanda]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=first-steps-forward-in-rwanda-2879120.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at one of the first projects to receive support from FIFA FORWARD, a hotel in Rwanda which is to be partly-funded by money from the initiative.

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:11:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Generic Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President statement]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=fifa-president-statement-2879267.htmlTue, 11 Apr 2017 22:57:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News<![CDATA[Agenda for the 67th FIFA Congress announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=agenda-for-the-67th-fifa-congress-announced-2879181.htmlThe agenda for the 67th FIFA Congress is now available. Read the full 67th FIFA Congress agenda.

The Congress will take place at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Manama on Thursday, 11 May 2017 at 09.30 local time.

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:21:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News
<![CDATA[Referees' road to Russia continues]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=4/news=referees-road-to-russia-continues-2878939.htmlThe Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in Florence, Italy hosted some of the world’s top referees as part of a week-long seminar for prospective match officials at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:24:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Refereeing Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Development Committee meet in Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-development-committee-meet-in-zurich-2877867.htmlTue, 28 Mar 2017 18:32:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News<![CDATA[First meeting of FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=first-meeting-of-fifa-football-stakeholders-committee-2876941.htmlRepresentatives from clubs, leagues and players came together with Member Associations, Confederations and the FIFA Administration today in Zurich at the first meeting of FIFA's Football Stakeholder Committee.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:47:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News