There is a host of footballing action to look forward to in the coming months, with previews for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Tahiti and crucial FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers featuring in the September/October edition of FIFA World.
Tahiti will host the first FIFA tournament to be held in the Pacific Islands when the stars of beach soccer compete for the biggest prize in their sport – the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Brazil, who have so often dominated the tournament, are looking to regain their crown after losing out to Russia in 2011.
The race to join Brazil, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic and Australia at next year’s FIFA World Cup heats up in the coming weeks as national teams from the Americas, Europe and Africa battle it out for the remaining places in Brazil.
FIFA World has a special focus on the development of the women’s game in this issue, taking a look at the growth of the sport and FIFA’s long-term commitment to improving participation and standards through innovative campaigns such as Live Your Goals.
We also report on a successful sport diplomacy mission by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter to the Middle East to work towards improving access for football in Palestine. The FIFA President also visited Syrian refugees in Jordan.
And last but not least, we look back at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which saw France claim their first title at this level to complete a remarkable collection of all the FIFA 11-a-side men’s trophies.
By clicking on the “September/October 2013” link below, you can read an online version of the magazine or download it. In case you missed any of our previous issues, these can also all be accessed below.
The FIFA World team