<![CDATA[FIFA.com - About FIFA - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 11 Apr 2017 22:57:00 GMTFri, 14 Apr 2017 09:27:45 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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
<![CDATA[Gazprom launch fifth season of Football for Friendship]]>http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=gazprom-launch-fifth-season-of-football-for-friendship-2876399.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 16:53:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Marketing Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Summits praised as series concludes in London]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-executive-summits-praised-as-series-concludes-in-london-2875393.htmlThe last of a series of 11 FIFA Executive Summits, held in six venues across the world, has concluded with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Chief Technical Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten speaking in London.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:44:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Focus on fairness, developing the game at 131st IFAB AGM]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=focus-on-fairness-developing-the-game-at-131st-ifab-agm-2869130.htmlThe 131st Annual General Meeting of The IFAB took place today at Wembley Stadium in London, and saw a new strategy approved, which will see the Laws of the Game used to increase fairness and develop the game.

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Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:23:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=IFAB Kind=News
<![CDATA[Fatma Samoura discusses development in Senegal]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fatma-samoura-discusses-development-in-senegal-2869236.htmlFIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has just completed her first official visit to Senegal – her birthplace – since taking on her new role in June 2016.

 

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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:22:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA President completes ten-day African tour]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2017/m=3/news=fifa-president-completes-ten-day-african-tour-2869026.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 16:34:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Generic Kind=News<![CDATA[Q&A with FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=q-a-with-fifa-deputy-secretary-general-zvonimir-boban-2868391.htmlSun, 26 Feb 2017 10:05:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Congress 2017<![CDATA[Q&A with FIFA President Gianni Infantino]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=q-a-with-fifa-president-gianni-infantino-2868390.htmlOne year on from the Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016, FIFA President Gianni Infantino spoke about the practical side of the reforms implemented and the new structure at the organisation.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:04:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Congress 2017
<![CDATA[Q&A with FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=q-a-with-fifa-secretary-general-fatma-samoura-2868389.htmlOne year on from the Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura spoke about the practical side of the reforms implemented and the new structure at the organisation.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:04:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Secretary General Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Congress 2017
<![CDATA[Open letter from the FIFA President]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=open-letter-from-the-fifa-president-2868455.htmlFri, 24 Feb 2017 10:32:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=President Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Congress 2017<![CDATA[FIFA-CONCACAF Professional Football Conference takes place in Costa Rica]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-concacaf-professional-football-conference-takes-place-in-costa-ri-2867944.htmlFIFA this week staged a Professional Football Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica in collaboration with Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), welcoming representatives of member associations and clubs from across North and Latin America.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:32:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Maradona excited to collaborate with FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=maradona-excited-to-collaborate-with-fifa-2867282.htmlFIFA is excited to prepare for a collaboration with A FIFA World Cup™ winner and a true footballing icon, Diego Armando Maradona.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:13:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News
<![CDATA[Statement on tragedy at match between Santa Rita de Cassia and Recreativo do Libolo]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=statement-on-tragedy-at-match-between-santa-rita-de-cassia-and-recreat-2866830.htmlFIFA is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragedy that occurred during the football match between Santa Rita de Cassia and Recreativo do Libolo at the Estádio 4 de Janeiro in Uige, Angola.

 

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:42:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Home of Fifa Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA Governance Committee assesses implementation of reforms at first meeting]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-governance-committee-assesses-implementation-of-reforms-at-first--2865920.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 11:23:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA standing committee members appointed]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=fifa-standing-committee-members-appointed-2863842.htmlIn line with the FIFA Statutes and the FIFA Governance Regulations, FIFA has announced the composition of its nine standing committees, which is now available on FIFA.com.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:43:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Congress 2017
<![CDATA[Legends match sets stage for The Best]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=legends-match-sets-stage-for-the-best-2862482.htmlMon, 09 Jan 2017 11:59:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Generic Kind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Council meeting agenda available now on FIFA.com]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=fifa-council-meeting-agenda-available-now-on-fifa-com-2862369.htmlThe meeting agenda for the FIFA Council, which will take place on 10 January 2017 at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, is now available on FIFA.com.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:27:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Bodies Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions relating to match manipulation and betting activity]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-relating-to-match-manipulation-and-betting-acti-2861444.htmlFIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of the sanctions imposed on two officials and five players from England, Korea DPR and Laos respectively relating to incidents of match manipulation and betting activity.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:26:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA statement on CAS decision relating to Real Madrid]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-statement-on-cas-decision-relating-to-real-madrid-2861427.htmlFIFA has taken note of the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case involving the club Real Madrid, who were sanctioned by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:49:00 GMT Area=Organisation Section=Football Governance Kind=News
<![CDATA[Video review used for penalty decision in FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 semi-final]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=video-review-used-for-penalty-decision-in-fifa-club-world-cup-japan-20-2860247.htmlVideo replay technology has been used in the awarding of a penalty for Japan’s Kashima Antlers during their FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 semi-final win over South American club champions Atletico Nacional in Osaka, Japan.

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Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:23:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![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[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