<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:28:00 GMTFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:28:21 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation lifted]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2406572/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA has lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation on 9 July 2014 on account of interference.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[From Brazil to Russia: symbolic hand-over at the Maracana]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/russia2018/organisation/media/newsid=2404880/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup Final to be filmed in pioneering 360° Ultra HD ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=7/news=fifa-world-cup-final-to-be-filmed-in-pioneering-360-ultra-hd-2403879.htmlSat, 12 Jul 2014 16:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA Emergency Committee suspends Nigeria Football Federation ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2402265/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:07:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[2014 FIFA World Cup breaks online streaming records]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2401405/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup™ group stages break new ground in TV viewing ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=fifa-world-cuptm-group-stages-break-new-ground-in-tv-viewing-2388418.htmlSat, 28 Jun 2014 16:14:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=luis-suarez-suspended-for-nine-matches-and-banned-for-four-months-from-2386354.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 14:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA to offset all its operational carbon emissions through certified projects in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=fifa-to-offset-all-its-operational-carbon-emissions-through-certified--2379123.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 14:31:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=EnvironmentKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[TV viewing breaks records in first FIFA World Cup matches ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=tv-viewing-breaks-records-in-first-fifa-world-cup-matches-2378078.htmlSat, 21 Jun 2014 01:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ unveils official mascot ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/organisation/media/newsid=2374629/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Disciplinary proceedings opened against the Argentina Football Association ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2370294/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Statement of the independent FIFA Ethics Committee]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2369679/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil to promote peace and fight all forms of discrimination]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=fifa-world-cuptm-in-brazil-to-promote-peace-and-fight-all-forms-of-dis-2-2368962.htmlThu, 12 Jun 2014 20:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Football as a catalyst for social change: no football without ethics and integrity]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/congress/news/newsid=2368340/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the 64th FIFA Congress convened in Sao Paulo on 10 and 11 June, on the eve of the Opening Match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. 

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2014
<![CDATA[Executive fully backs Brazil to host a great 2014 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/congress/news/newsid=2355983/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2014<![CDATA[FIFA launches TV campaign for World Cup]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=fifa-launches-tv-campaign-for-world-cup-2355718.htmlFIFA has launched a global TV advertising campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil to highlight our commitment to global football development and to raise awareness in the fight against discrimination and match manipulation.

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Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Nearly three million tickets for Brazil 2014 sold to date]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=nearly-three-million-tickets-for-brazil-2014-sold-to-date-2355122.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 20:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Close to 180,000 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be up for sale this Wednesday, 4 June]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=6/news=close-to-180-000-tickets-for-the-2014-fifa-world-cup-will-be-up-for-sa-2353399.htmlFootball fans have one more chance to experience the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ live in the 12 stadiums, with approximately 180,000 tickets up for sale beginning at 00.01 Brazilian time on Wednesday, 4 June.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions imposed by Austrian and Iranian FAs in relation to match manipulation ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2353065/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Additional Ticketing Collection Locations at seven Brazilian airports to start operating on 1 June]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=additional-ticketing-collection-locations-at-seven-brazilian-airports--2347125.htmlSeven additional Ticket Collection Locations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil begin operating in airports on Sunday 1 June 2014.  

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Sat, 31 May 2014 22:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014: Referee and assistant referees selected ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensyoutholympic/news/newsid=2344239/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 26 May 2014 10:37:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=Youth Olympic Football Tournaments Nanjing 2014 - Boys<![CDATA[Construction approval granted for FIFA World Football Museum]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2343250/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 May 2014 11:15:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Dutch FA first to adopt Domestic Transfer Matching System ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2343193/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 23 May 2014 09:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[CAS upholds FIFA sanctions for discrimination in Šimunić case]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2337586/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 12 May 2014 13:54:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[High interest in hosting FIFA competitions]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2336227/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 May 2014 14:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Canada 2015 strives TO A GREATER GOAL]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/organisation/media/newsid=2335793/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 09 May 2014 02:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[FIFA-INTERPOL training at UEFA focuses on empowering members of the football community to respond to match-manipulation]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2335925/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 08 May 2014 16:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Ticketholders encouraged to limit environmental impact and win tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ final ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=ticketholders-encouraged-to-limit-environmental-impact-and-win-tickets-2326107.htmlWed, 30 Apr 2014 14:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Rafael Fortes wins FIWC Brazil Qualifier to claim last spot at Grand Final ]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/organisation/media/newsid=2323671/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Brazil will be represented by 18-year-old Rafael Salles Leite Fortes at the 2014 FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) Grand Final in Rio de Janeiro this July after he beat the seven best FIFA14 players in the country to win his place.

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014
<![CDATA[Fortaleza invites the world to the FIFA Fan Fest]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fortaleza-invites-the-world-to-the-fifa-fan-fest-2323502.htmlThu, 24 Apr 2014 14:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=FanFestKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FC Barcelona appeal granted suspensive effect]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:25:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Last ticketing sales phase to open on 15 April at 12h00 CET]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=last-ticketing-sales-phase-to-open-on-15-april-at-12h00-cet-2319228.htmlA total of 199,519 tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ will be up for grabs in the last sales phase, which will open on Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 12h00 CET / 07h00 Brasilia time, via FIFA.com

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:35:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[Official Song released; Official Album tracklist revealed]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=official-song-released-official-album-tracklist-revealed-2316268.html“One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album.”]]>Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:19:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA invests USD 1 million in FIFA World Cup™ TV internships in Brazil]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=fifa-invests-usd-million-fifa-world-cuptm-internships-brazil-2315557.htmlFIFA is investing USD 1 million in a TV production internship programme for Brazilian students during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ as part of its legacy plans for the competition.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™
<![CDATA[FIFA endorse Irish FA's Girls' and Women's Football Plan]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/news/newsid=2314573/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= Following a two-year consultation process the Irish FA have launched its Girls’ & Women’s Football Plan and FIFA Senior Women's Football Development Manager Mayi Cruz Blanco spoke of its importance to the women's game. 

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:55:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender for UK media rights to 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™ ]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2314305/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Sony and FIFA announce further 4K coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=sony-and-fifa-announce-further-coverage-the-2014-fifa-world-cuptm-2313778.htmlThu, 03 Apr 2014 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Spanish FA, FC Barcelona sanctioned for international transfers of minors]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2313003/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Spanish football association and FC Barcelona for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[2.57 million tickets already allocated to fans]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=4/news=million-tickets-already-allocated-fans-2312651.htmlTue, 01 Apr 2014 16:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Ex-Co backs FIFA’s work to help improve working conditions in Qatar]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/bodies/news/newsid=2301310/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA and BWI discuss Qatar labour rights and working conditions]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/media/newsid=2298994/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™<![CDATA[FIFA extends FFA sanctions against two British players]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2298523/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Tickets for 60 matches on sale from 12 March at 12.00 CET]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=3/news=2014-fifa-world-cuptm-tickets-for-matches-sale-from-wednesday-march-12h0-2295532.htmlTue, 11 Mar 2014 18:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Bidding process opened for eight FIFA competitions]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2293621/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Antigua and Barbuda FA sanctioned for breaching FIFA Goal Regulations]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2292940/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Goal Regulations.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:04:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Argentinian and Uruguayan clubs sanctioned for bridge transfers]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2292724/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:35:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA meets FIFPro on Qatar labour rights]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qatar2022/media/newsid=2293005/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA President Blatter and FIFA Executive Committee member Dr Theo Zwanziger welcomed FIFPro representatives and player Zahir Belounis to the Home of FIFA in Zurich to discuss matters related to labour rights in Qatar.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™
<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanction against Moldovan official for match manipulation]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2292525/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[IFAB vote on key changes to ‘The Players’ Equipment’]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/ifab/media/news/newsid=2290307/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= IFAB formally permit head covers for men and women after two-year trial period, while display of any slogans, statements, advertising prohibited on undergarments during 128th Annual General Meeting in Zurich.

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Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:45:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[2.3 million tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup already allocated to fans]]>/worldcup/news/y=2014/m=2/news=million-tickets-for-the-2014-fifa-world-cuptm-already-allocated-fans-2281407.htmlFri, 21 Feb 2014 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[Zambian FA and Zambian clubs sanctioned for breaching transfer regulations]]>http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=2280500/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release