<![CDATA[FIFA.com - About FIFA - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 29 Nov 2016 11:22:00 GMTTue, 29 Nov 2016 13:16:48 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[FIFA President expresses condolences on air tragedy]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-president-expresses-condolences-on-air-tragedy-2856157.htmlFollowing the news of the plane crash suffered by the Brazilian team Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, on their journey to Medellin for the final round of the Copa Sudamericana, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed his shock and deep sadness at the tragedy.

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA launches new exchange platform for its member associations]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-launches-new-exchange-platform-for-its-member-associations-2854145.htmlFIFA has held its first Executive Football Summit, one of the key initiatives introduced as part of the FIFA reforms, in Paris on 22 and 23 November. The series of summits will bring together member association presidents and general secretaries to discuss strategic matters and provide a platform for discussion, debate and an exchange of know-how.

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[VAR progress core to IFAB ABM discussions]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=var-progress-core-to-ifab-abm-discussions-2847823.htmlThe IFAB’s Annual Business Meeting (ABM) took place in London at Wembley Stadium today, chaired by Martin Glenn, Chief Executive of The Football Association. 

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:02:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several member associations for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-sanctions-several-member-associations-for-incidents-during-fifa-w-2847779.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 16:02:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Statement on Remembrance Day ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-statement-on-remembrance-day-2847803.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 15:01:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News<![CDATA[131st Annual Business Meeting of The IFAB to take place at Wembley ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=131st-annual-business-meeting-of-the-ifab-to-take-place-at-wembley-2847450.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 14:12:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News<![CDATA[‘Extraordinary progress’ made on VAR]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=extraordinary-progress-made-on-var-2847051.htmlThe third IFAB workshop related to early experiments with video assistant referees (VARs) was hosted by FIFA this week and participants heard good news of progress and challenges yet to be faced.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:31:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[CEO of FIFA Museum AG to leave FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=ceo-of-fifa-museum-ag-to-leave-fifa-2846841.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 10:23:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA and Club Atletico Madrid agree on procedural calendar before CAS]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-and-club-atletico-madrid-agree-on-procedural-calendar-before-cas-2845179.htmlThu, 20 Oct 2016 14:56:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions imposed on two officials]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-imposed-on-two-officials-2844697.htmlFIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of a sanction imposed on two officials.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:30:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA appoints Joyce Cook as Chief Member Associations Officer]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-appoints-joyce-cook-as-chief-member-associations-officer-2843408.htmlThu, 13 Oct 2016 14:03:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA announces appointment of Sarai Bareman as Chief Women’s Football Officer]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-announces-appointment-of-sarai-bareman-as-chief-women-s-football--2842567.htmlTue, 11 Oct 2016 16:54:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Nielsen to provide official market research for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=nielsen-to-provide-official-market-research-for-the-fifa-confederation-2841215.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 10:11:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Marketing Kind=News<![CDATA[Visitors flock to 'Open House' Home of FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=visitors-flock-to-open-house-home-of-fifa-2839301.htmlThe Home of FIFA was the star attraction of this weekend’s Open House Zurich, with more than 3,200 people visiting the organisation’s headquarters.

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:14:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Council agenda announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-council-agenda-announced-2838013.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 13:06:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News<![CDATA[Philippe Le Floc’h appointed as new FIFA Chief Commercial Officer ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=philippe-le-floc-h-appointed-as-new-fifa-chief-commercial-officer-2837989.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[Clarification on FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=clarification-on-fifa-task-force-against-racism-and-discrimination-2837757.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 09:53:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions imposed on four officials]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-imposed-on-four-officials-2837192.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 13:24:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Informative note on eligibility checks]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=informative-note-on-eligibility-checks-2836192.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 11:23:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[The Bureau of the FIFA Council takes a series of decisions concerning member associations]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=the-bureau-of-the-fifa-council-takes-a-series-of-decisions-concerning--2833769.htmlA series of decisions concerning the following member associations: Honduras, Guatemala and Zambia were taken today by the Bureau of the FIFA Council.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:41:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Change of association to the Football Federation of Kosovo]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=change-of-association-to-the-football-federation-of-kosovo-2831273.htmlThe Bureau of the Players’ Status Committee has granted several requests or change of association to the Football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) 

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Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Associations Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA, CONCACAF and EWS sign cooperation agreement to promote integrity, protect football and fight match-fixing through a tailor-made regional approach ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-concacaf-and-ews-sign-cooperation-agreement-to-promote-integrity--2831272.htmlAn important cooperation agreement was signed at the Home of FIFA in Zurich following a meeting between the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) officials and representatives of FIFA’s security team and FIFA’s subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS).

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Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News
<![CDATA[Thomas Peyer appointed FIFA Chief Finance Officer]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=thomas-peyer-appointed-fifa-chief-finance-officer-2830404.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA holds successful first official “semi-live” tests with Video Assistant Referees (VARs)]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-holds-successful-first-official-semi-live-tests-with-video-assist-2830365.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 11:17:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA to host second World Summit on Ethics and Leadership in Sports]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-to-host-second-world-summit-on-ethics-and-leadership-in-sports-2823612.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 16:49:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Albania sanctioned for fielding ineligible player in friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=albania-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-in-friendly-2823575.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 15:08:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[Independent third member is appointed to compensation sub-committee]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=independent-third-member-is-appointed-to-compensation-sub-committee-2823550.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 08:29:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA survey to focus on fans]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-survey-to-focus-on-fans-2823280.htmlFIFA has launched a survey aimed at improving its relationship with football fans worldwide, as well as gaining fresh insights from supporters.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:52:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News
<![CDATA[Former FIFA President Joao Havelange dies aged 100]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=former-fifa-president-joao-havelange-dies-aged-100-2822402.htmlThe President of FIFA from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange died in Samartino Hospital, Rio de Janeiro. He was 100.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:17:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News
<![CDATA[History set to be made at Rio 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=history-set-to-be-made-at-rio-2016-2821467.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the possibility of a fourth substitute entering the field of play for the first time in a senior FIFA tournament, with IFAB and FIFA experimental phase for the law alteration now underway.
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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:32:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Fabrice Jouhaud appointed FIFA Chief Communications Officer]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fabrice-jouhaud-appointed-fifa-chief-communications-officer-2819255.htmlWed, 03 Aug 2016 17:08:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News<![CDATA[First 'live' video replays trials underway at IFAB workshop]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=first-live-video-replays-trials-underway-at-ifab-workshop-2812564.htmlVideo assistant referees have been used for the first time in a 'live' experiment in New Jersey, USA, during a workshop organised by The IFAB in cooperation with Major League Soccer (MLS).

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:11:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA to take part in second IFAB workshop on video replay experiments]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-to-take-part-in-second-ifab-workshop-on-video-replay-experiments-2811760.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 13:58:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA restructures its administration to build a stronger and more sustainable organisation]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-restructures-its-administration-to-build-a-stronger-and-more-sust-2811515.htmlFri, 08 Jul 2016 15:16:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News<![CDATA[Nigeria Football Federation adopts FIFA TMS Domestic Transfer Matching System]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=nigeria-football-federation-adopts-fifa-tms-domestic-transfer-matching-2811049.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 10:29:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA delegation visits Gaza and meets Israeli authorities]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-delegation-visits-gaza-and-meets-israeli-authorities-2804842.htmlFri, 01 Jul 2016 16:20:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Committees Kind=News<![CDATA[Tokyo Sexwale to visit Israel and Palestine]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=tokyo-sexwale-to-visit-israel-and-palestine-2804272.htmlWed, 29 Jun 2016 09:55:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Committees Kind=News<![CDATA[Technology providers offering video replay systems meet in Zurich]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=technology-providers-offering-video-replay-systems-meet-in-zurich-2803990.htmlTechnology providers interested in taking part in IFAB-sanctioned experiments with video assistant referees (VARs) have met today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:58:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[Fatma Samoura starts in office focusing on governance and diversity]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=fatma-samoura-starts-in-office-focusing-on-governance-and-diversity-2802781.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 16:56:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News<![CDATA[New FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura passes eligibility check]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=new-fifa-secretary-general-fatma-samoura-passes-eligibility-check-2801636.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 10:26:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA statement on KPMG resignation]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=fifa-statement-on-kpmg-resignation-2801452.htmlMon, 13 Jun 2016 14:11:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Statement on EURO 2016 disturbances]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=fifa-statement-on-euro-2016-disturbances-2801211.htmlSun, 12 Jun 2016 12:42:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News<![CDATA[Chinese FA delegation visits FIFA President]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=chinese-fa-delegation-visits-fifa-president-2800703.htmlThu, 09 Jun 2016 15:19:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News<![CDATA[First participants of video assistant referee experiments announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=first-participants-of-video-assistant-referee-experiments-announced-2799518.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 13:32:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News<![CDATA[Newly-appointed security officers prepare for FIFA events]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=newly-appointed-security-officers-prepare-for-fifa-events-2793280.htmlTue, 31 May 2016 16:24:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=FIFA Security Kind=News<![CDATA[The IFAB launches its own media channels]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-ifab-launches-its-own-media-channels-2793723.htmlTue, 31 May 2016 16:21:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News<![CDATA[Fatma Samoura pays courtesy visit to FIFA staff ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fatma-samoura-pays-courtesy-visit-to-fifa-staff-2793284.htmlMon, 30 May 2016 16:45:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News<![CDATA[Greece sanctioned for fielding ineligible player in friendly]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=greece-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-in-friendly-2792710.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 11:23:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General Markus Kattner dismissed with immediate effect]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-s-deputy-secretary-general-markus-kattner-dismissed-with-immediat-2792190.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 18:24:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Administration Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA TV offers sub-Saharan Africa media rights for 2016 competitions]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-tv-offers-sub-saharan-africa-media-rights-for-2016-competitions-2792177.htmlMon, 23 May 2016 15:37:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=TV Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Infantino inaugurates House of Football in Montenegro]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-president-infantino-inaugurates-house-of-football-in-montenegro-2791891.htmlAs Montenegro celebrated ten years of independence, FIFA President Gianni Infantino today participated in the inauguration of the House of Football of the Football Association of Montenegro (FSCG) in the capital city, Podgorica.

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Sat, 21 May 2016 15:49:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News