<![CDATA[FIFA.com - About FIFA - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 03 Nov 2016 16:24:00 GMTThu, 03 Nov 2016 16:28:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Eurovita Sports Clinic in Sofia is awarded prestigious FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence accreditation ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=eurovita-sports-clinic-in-sofia-is-awarded-prestigious-fifa-medical-ce-2847805.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 16:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Accreditation for Slovenia’s first FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=accreditation-for-slovenia-s-first-fifa-medical-centre-of-excellence-2847804.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 15:56:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak to leave FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=chief-medical-officer-prof-jiri-dvorak-to-leave-fifa-2847659.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 17:51:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA helps concussion issue move forward]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-helps-concussion-issue-move-forward-2847636.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 13:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA awards Medical Centre of Excellence status to Liège institutions CHU and ULg ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-awards-medical-centre-of-excellence-status-to-liege-institutions--2845020.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 17:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Inaugurated in Vancouver]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-medical-centre-of-excellence-inaugurated-in-vancouver-2830370.htmlThe University of British Columbia’s Allan McGavin Sport Medicine Centre was inaugurated as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence on Thursday September 1, 2016, one of only two centres in Canada to attain the designation from the FIFA. 

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[McGill University, CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG becomes FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=mcgill-university-cbi-concordia-physio-sport-ndg-becomes-fifa-medical--2824363.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 10:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[“FIFA 11+ Kids” launched in Brazil]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fifa-11-kids-launched-in-brazil-2822422.htmlWed, 17 Aug 2016 07:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Slovakian hospital designated as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=slovakian-hospital-designated-as-a-fifa-medical-centre-of-excellence-2810755.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 13:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA’s medical department takes part in the 27th Annual Crans Montana Forum]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-s-medical-department-takes-part-in-the-27th-annual-crans-montana--2804789.htmlFIFA’s Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiří Dvořák discussed the challenges he and FIFA have attempted to tackle in over two decades at the 27th Annual Crans Montana Forum, in Vienna, Austria.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Thai medical experts visit FIFA ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=6/news=thai-medical-experts-visit-fifa-2801830.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 09:16:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Medical staff start preparation for Russia 2018]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=medical-staff-start-preparation-for-russia-2018-2792748.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 20:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA 11 for Health programme announced for Papua New Guinea]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-11-for-health-programme-announced-for-papua-new-guinea-2792191.htmlThe “FIFA 11 for Health” programme, which improves children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour with regard to disease and lifestyle, will be rolled out in July in Port Moresby, the Host City of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 10:53:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=Release
<![CDATA[Accreditation for Mexico’s first FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=accreditation-mexico-second-fifa-medical-centre-excellence-2790687-279-2790701.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence inaugurated in Tehran]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-medical-centre-of-excellence-inaugurated-in-tehran-2782916.htmlTue, 26 Apr 2016 09:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[‘Return to play’ the focus of the 25th International Conference ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=return-to-play-the-focus-of-the-25th-international-conference-2780755.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 14:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA joins other stakeholders in concussion conference]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-joins-other-stakeholders-in-concussion-conference-2780752.htmlTue, 12 Apr 2016 13:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Successful study in Denmark boosts global implementation of FIFA’s health initiative]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=4/news=successful-study-in-denmark-boosts-global-implementation-of-fifa-s-hea-2779478.htmlMon, 04 Apr 2016 12:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Eto'o's eye-opening trip]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=eto-o-s-eye-opening-trip-2769354.htmlThu, 10 Mar 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer assesses preparations in Papua New Guinea]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-s-chief-medical-officer-assesses-preparations-in-papua-new-guinea-2767807.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 16:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA and Thailand sign agreement for implementation of FIFA 11 for Health]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-and-thailand-sign-agreement-for-implementation-of-fifa-11-for-hea-2766766.htmlFIFA, the Ministry of Tourism & Sports, Education and Public Health and the Football Association of Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the 'FIFA 11 for Health' programme and to improve public health in Thailand.

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Qatar hosts Challenges in Football Injuries conference]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=qatar-hosts-challenges-in-football-injuries-conference-2764896.htmlThe aim of the conference, hosted on 11 and 12 February, was to provide education in the field of football injuries, focusing on some of the specific challenges and controversial topics in the area.

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:06:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Top international experts join the new FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=top-international-experts-join-the-new-fifa-diploma-in-football-medici-2757113.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 10:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Football Medicine Strategies Conference 'Return to Play' to take place in April]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=football-medicine-strategies-conference-return-to-play-to-take-place-i-2756762.htmlAfter the success of the 2015 edition, Isokinetic Medical Group, in collaboration with FIFA F-MARC, decided to celebrate in London the 25th Anniversary of its conference that will be entitled "Return to play".

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA’s global health initiative progresses in Asia]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-s-global-health-initiative-progresses-in-asia-2756711.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 09:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Dubai symposium looks at impact of heat and humidity in sport]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=12/news=symposium-sur-l-impact-de-la-chaleur-et-de-l-humidite-dans-le-sport-a--2-2747675.htmlStaged at Dubai’s Grand Hyatt Hotel and taking the impact of heat and humidity in sport as its theme, the second Sports Medicine Symposium got under way on 21 December. 

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:33:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Samuel Eto’o brings health promotion messages to West Africa]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=11/news=samuel-eto-o-brings-health-promotion-messages-to-west-africa-2730201.htmlA FIFA delegation led by FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak and supported by Cameroonian superstar Samuel Eto’o has just completed a visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana to experience first-hand the progress of FIFA’s health campaigns.

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Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:27:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Samuel Eto’o to promote health in Africa with FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=samuel-eto-o-to-promote-health-in-africa-with-fifa-2723606.htmlCameroon superstar Samuel Eto’o will help FIFA promote its 11 for Health and 11 against Ebola programmes in Africa, with a visit to Sierra Leone and Ghana, with FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof Jiri Dvorak also visiting Kenya.

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA’s Medical Committee to continue work on improving team relationships with medical staff ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=fifa-s-medical-committee-to-continue-work-on-improving-team-relationsh-2676981.htmlFri, 11 Sep 2015 15:00:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[‘FIFA 11 for Health’ launched in Puerto Rico ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=fifa-11-for-health-launched-in-puerto-rico-2671712.htmlWed, 19 Aug 2015 09:45:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Dvorak: The team doctor's decision must be respected]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=dvorak-the-team-doctor-s-decision-must-be-respected-2670852.htmlFollowing recent discussions around the role of medical staff and their relation with the coach, FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiří Dvořák responds to questions from FIFA.com and clarifies FIFA’s position on this important matter.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:24:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[FIFA, CSA and Canadian government launch national injury prevention programme ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-csa-and-canadian-government-launch-national-injury-prevention-pro-2668433.htmlTue, 28 Jul 2015 13:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes US court’s decision on concussion lawsuit]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fifa-welcomes-us-court-s-decision-on-concussion-lawsuit-2665852.htmlMehr et al. v.FIFA et al., a lawsuit relating to concussion during football games.]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA educates young All White hopefuls]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=6/news=fifa-aims-to-educate-young-all-white-hopefuls-2649476.htmlTue, 16 Jun 2015 11:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Third Medical Conference focuses on prevention ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=third-medical-conference-focuses-on-prevention-2608795.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 11:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA brings its global health initiative to Europe]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=fifa-brings-its-global-health-initiative-to-europe-2606979.htmlWed, 20 May 2015 16:03:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[International medical experts gather in Zurich ahead of the FIFA Congress ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=5/news=international-medical-experts-gather-in-zurich-ahead-of-the-fifa-congr-2606916.htmlWed, 20 May 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA 11 for Health launches in the Caribbean]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=fifa-11-for-health-launches-in-the-caribbean-2593942.html Seven countries participated in a two-day pilot FIFA 11 for Health workshop for the Caribbean, which concluded today in Puerto Rico.]]>Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=Release<![CDATA[Zidane: Football should be fun]]>/sustainability/news/y=2015/m=4/news=zidane-football-should-be-fun-2592886.htmlFrance legend Zinedine Zidane spoke exclusively with FIFA.com before kick-off at the 12th annual Match Against Poverty to discuss the importance of the event and life as a coach at Real Madrid.  

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:52:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Football for HopeKind=Interview
<![CDATA[Carolina Medical Center distinguished by FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=carolina-medical-center-distinguished-by-fifa-2591380.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 14:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Polish clinic granted FIFA accolade]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=4/news=polish-clinic-granted-fifa-accolade-2590878.htmlThu, 16 Apr 2015 14:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA President Blatter welcomes members of the German Bundestag]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=4/news=fifa-president-blatter-welcomes-members-of-the-german-bundestag-2590576.htmlFIFA President Blatter today welcomed a delegation from the Sports Committee of the German Bundestag (parliament), led by its deputy chair Reinhard Grindel, to the Home of FIFA.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=News
<![CDATA[CPR 11 app now available in Portuguese]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=3/news=cpr-11-app-now-available-in-portuguese-2579445.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 11:47:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[AMSSM and FIFA hold second summit on ECG interpretation in athletes ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=amssm-and-fifa-hold-second-summit-on-ecg-interpretation-in-athletes-2532191.htmlWed, 25 Feb 2015 12:13:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Hat-trick of centres inaugurated ]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=2/news=hat-trick-of-centres-inaugurated-2520147.htmlTue, 03 Feb 2015 12:37:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Football Medicine Strategies for Player Care]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=1/news=football-medicine-strategies-for-player-care-2504410.htmlFri, 09 Jan 2015 16:46:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[New app hoping to help prevent Sudden Cardiac Death]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=12/news=new-app-hoping-to-help-prevent-sudden-cardiac-death-2487197.htmlA new campaign to help identify and treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) on the football field hopes that its new app will be the first step to saving lives should emergencies strike.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:40:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News
<![CDATA[Top players, FIFA, CAF and health experts unite in the fight against Ebola]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=11/news=top-players-fifa-caf-and-health-experts-unite-in-the-fight-against-ebo-2475755.htmlTop international football players are joining forces with FIFA, CAF and health experts to raise global awareness and promote simple preventative measures in the fight against Ebola.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=Release
<![CDATA[Statement on the Ebola epidemic]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=10/news=statement-on-the-ebola-epidemic-2462740.htmlTue, 28 Oct 2014 12:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[Austrian institutions recognised by FIFA]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=auszeichnung-fur-tiroler-einrichtungen-2444122-2444140.htmlThu, 25 Sep 2014 13:18:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News<![CDATA[FIFA’s Medical Committee proposes new protocol for the management of concussion ]]>/development/news/y=2014/m=9/news=fifa-s-medical-committee-proposes-new-protocol-for-the-management-of-c-2443024.htmlTue, 23 Sep 2014 09:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=MedicalKind=News