<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedTue, 24 May 2016 10:53:00 GMTTue, 24 May 2016 10:53:51 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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[Tri Nations Series begins ahead of Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=tri-nations-series-begins-ahead-of-papua-new-guinea-2016-2792314.htmlThe Tri Nations Series between the U-20 Women’s teams from Papua New Guinea, Japan and USA kicks off on 24 May, with Papua New Guinea playing the opening match against Japan in Port Moresby.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 09:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Cementos Argos signs on as a national supporter of the FIFA Futsal World Cup]]>/futsalworldcup/news/y=2016/m=5/news=cementos-argos-signs-on-as-a-national-supporter-of-the-fifa-futsal-wor-2791535.htmlThu, 19 May 2016 01:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016<![CDATA[FIFA Congress drives football forward, first female secretary general appointed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-congress-drives-football-forward-first-female-secretary-general-a-2790957.htmlth FIFA Congress kicked off a new era for FIFA and global football with the announcement of a “step change” in FIFA’s investment in football development, new FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, progress on the implementation of the reforms, and the FIFA Legends programme.]]>Fri, 13 May 2016 21:07:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2016<![CDATA[Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura appointed FIFA Secretary General ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fatma-samba-diouf-samoura-appointed-fifa-secretary-general-2790885.htmlFri, 13 May 2016 16:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Secretary GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2016<![CDATA[FIFA Council agrees on four-phase bidding process for 2026 FIFA World Cup]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-council-agrees-on-four-phase-bidding-process-for-2026-fifa-world--2790472.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 18:50:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Congress 2016<![CDATA[FIFA extends provisional sanction against Mamadou Sakho for anti-doping rule violation ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=5/news=keep-pending-fifa-extends-provisional-sanction-against-mamadou-sakho-f-2789310.htmlThe chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanction imposed on 28 April 2016 by the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body of UEFA on the French player Mamadou Sakho for an anti-doping rule violation.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 16:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release
<![CDATA[88 match officials appointed for Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=5/news=88-match-officials-appointed-for-olympic-football-tournament-rio-2016-2789253.htmlMon, 02 May 2016 11:27:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[200-day countdown to FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/newsid=2783150/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=27 April marks 200 days to go in the countdown towards the kick-off of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in November.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee passes decisions on Harold Mayne-Nicholls and Ganesh Thapa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=fifa-appeal-committee-passes-decisions-on-harold-mayne-nicholls-and-ga-2782224.htmlFri, 22 Apr 2016 14:54:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![CDATA[Report by Harvard expert Professor Ruggie to support development of FIFA’s human rights policies ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=report-by-harvard-expert-professor-ruggie-to-support-development-of-fi-2781111.htmlAn independent report by human rights expert and Harvard Kennedy School Professor John Ruggie is now available on the Harvard Kennedy School website.

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea expelled from Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=equatorial-guinea-expelled-from-women-s-olympic-football-tournament-20-2780643.htmlEquatorial Guinea will not compete in the preliminary competition of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020 following a decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Statement by FIFA President Gianni Infantino on UEFA/Cross Trading matter]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=4/news=statement-by-fifa-president-gianni-infantino-on-uefa-cross-trading-mat-2780055.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 18:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=Release<![CDATA[Kuwait’s matches against Laos and Korea Republic forfeited]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=kuwait-s-matches-against-laos-and-korea-republic-forfeited-2780047.htmlFIFA can today confirm the decisions of its Disciplinary Committee in relation to the unplayed 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches Kuwait-Laos and Korea Republic-Kuwait.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone
<![CDATA[Several clubs sanctioned for breach of third-party influence, third-party ownership rules]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=several-clubs-sanctioned-for-breach-of-third-party-influence-third-par-2772984.htmlTue, 29 Mar 2016 13:05:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Mohamad Al-Bacha wins FIFA Interactive World Cup title for Denmark]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=mohamad-al-bacha-wins-fifa-interactive-world-cup-title-for-denmark-2771814.htmlDenmark's Mohamad Al-Bacha was crowned the new FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) Champion after beating Sean Allen of England in the Grand Final event at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York City.

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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016
<![CDATA[Wanda Group becomes new FIFA Partner]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=wanda-group-becomes-new-fifa-partner-2771032.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 13:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee approves key priorities to restore trust in FIFA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-executive-committee-approves-key-priorities-to-restore-trust-in-f-2771049.htmlFri, 18 Mar 2016 11:21:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA reports loss for 2015, but increases middle-term financial objectives]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-reports-loss-for-2015-but-increases-middle-term-financial-objecti-2770880.htmlThu, 17 Mar 2016 17:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on third-party ownership]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-welcomes-brussels-court-of-appeal-ruling-on-third-party-ownership-2770816.htmlLiga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP) against FIFA, UEFA, the Belgian FA and FIFPro.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA seeks millions from defendants named in US investigation]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-seeks-millions-from-defendants-named-in-us-investigation-2770511.htmlWed, 16 Mar 2016 10:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA TMS, CBF announce domestic transfer regulations compliance initiative ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-tms-cbf-announce-domestic-transfer-regulations-compliance-initiat-2770219.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 13:59:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Debuts for FC St. Pauli and Guangzhou]]>/youthcup/news/y=2016/m=3/news=debuts-for-fc-st-pauli-and-guangzhou-2769199.htmlTue, 08 Mar 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2015<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanctions imposed on 23 players and officials in Italy]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-extends-sanctions-imposed-on-23-players-and-officials-in-italy-2769165.htmlCollegio di Garanzia dello Sport of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).]]>Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:49:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[IFAB agrees to introduce experiments with video assistant referees]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=ifab-agrees-to-introduce-experiments-with-video-assistant-referees-2768643.htmlA landmark decision by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at its 130th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cardiff, Wales, will pave the way for the introduction of live experiments with video assistant referees in football.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes German Football Association report]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=3/news=fifa-welcomes-german-football-association-report-2768500.htmlFri, 04 Mar 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=Release<![CDATA[Gianni Infantino elected FIFA President]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=gianni-infantino-elected-fifa-president-2767180.htmlFri, 26 Feb 2016 17:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016<![CDATA[FIFA Congress approves landmark reforms]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-congress-approves-landmark-reforms-2767108.htmlFIFA’s Member Associations have today approved a package of landmark reforms that pave the way for significant improvements to the governance of global football, including a clear separation of commercial and political decision-making, greater scrutiny of senior officials, and commitments to promoting women in football and human rights.

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee dismisses appeals from investigatory chamber, Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini; grants a reduction on sentences]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-appeal-committee-dismisses-appeals-from-investigatory-chamber-jos-2766869.htmlWed, 24 Feb 2016 17:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA executive calls on Member Associations to approve reforms in full]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-executive-calls-on-member-associations-to-approve-reforms-in-full-2766733.htmlThe FIFA Executive Committee today unanimously urged FIFA’s Member Associations to approve the full slate of proposed reforms enshrined in the new draft FIFA Statutes at the Extraordinary Congress on Friday.

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=ReleaseTournament=Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA rejects appeal of Belgian club sanctioned under third-party influence and third-party ownership rules ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-rejects-appeal-of-belgian-club-sanctioned-under-third-party-influ-2766428.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 17:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Worawi Makudi banned for three months by FIFA Disciplinary Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=worawi-makudi-banned-for-three-months-by-fifa-disciplinary-committee-2766400.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 10:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Iraqi Football Association adopts FIFA TMS’s Intermediary Regulations Tool ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=2/news=iraqi-football-association-adopts-fifa-tms-s-intermediary-regulations--2766019.htmlFri, 19 Feb 2016 14:19:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Billie Jean King completes line-up for the FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference ]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=billie-jean-king-completes-line-up-for-the-fifa-women-s-football-and-l-2765453.htmlTue, 16 Feb 2016 09:10:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA extends sanction for anti-doping rule violation against Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-extends-sanction-for-anti-doping-rule-violation-against-frederico-2764034.htmlFri, 05 Feb 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup emblem gives life to Russian dream]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=2/news=fifa-confederations-cup-emblem-gives-life-to-russian-dream-2763679.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 09:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Appeals of Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid granted suspensive effect]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=1/news=appeals-of-atletico-de-madrid-and-real-madrid-granted-suspensive-effec-2757531.htmlAtlético de Madrid and Real Madrid have each lodged an appeal before the FIFA Appeal Committee against the decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, and the appeals have been granted suspensive effect.

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[36 Venue Specific Training Sites approved for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=36-venue-specific-training-sites-approved-for-the-2018-fifa-world-cup--2757279.html for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia submitted by the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee. The list includes 36 VSTSs – three for each one of the 12 FIFA World Cup stadiums. ]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[University chancellors to be 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Volunteer Programme ambassadors]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=university-chancellors-to-be-2018-fifa-world-cuptm-volunteer-programme-2756805.htmlChancellors from 15 universities have been appointed as Russia 2018 Volunteer Program ambassadors, whose institutions will be hosting Volunteer Centres covering all 11 Host Cities.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=VolunteersKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[Karembeu to join Russia 2017 celebrations]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=On Wednesday 3 February 2016, the 500-day countdown to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 gets underway, with former winner Christian Karambeu among the guests.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA TMS reports Global Transfer Market spending up 44.2% since 2011]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-tms-reports-global-transfer-market-spending-up-44-2-since-2011-2756247.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 12:15:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Second FIFA women’s football conference to focus on "equality through reform"]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=1/news=second-fifa-women-s-football-conference-to-focus-on-equality-through-r-2756040.htmlThe second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference will feature high-profile figures from the world of sport, politics and business such as recently retired world champion Abby Wambach and Sylvia Schenk, an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:31:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIWC Champion takes FIFA Ballon d’Or stars on a drive with a difference]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fiwc-champion-takes-fifa-ballon-d-or-stars-on-a-drive-with-a-differenc-2755275.htmlChampions from the world of football were joined by the champion of the virtual pitch, with FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) 2015 winner Abdulaziz Alshehri joining the guests at this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:20:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid sanctioned for international transfers of minors ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=1/news=atletico-de-madrid-and-real-madrid-sanctioned-for-international-transf-2755486.htmlThu, 14 Jan 2016 12:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA grants media rights in France to TF1 and beIN SPORTS for major tournaments]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-grants-media-rights-in-france-to-tf1-and-bein-sports-for-major-to-2755440.htmlThu, 14 Jan 2016 08:55:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Kuwait sanctioned after unplayed FIFA World Cup™ qualifier]]>http://www.fifa.com/asia/news/newsid=2755349/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans ]]>http://www.fifa.com/southamerica/news/newsid=2755350/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. South America Zone<![CDATA[Dismissal of Jérôme Valcke as FIFA Secretary General]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=1/news=dismissal-of-jerome-valcke-as-fifa-secretary-general-2755330.htmlWed, 13 Jan 2016 09:19:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[ Messi, Lloyd, Luis Enrique and Ellis triumph at FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2016/m=1/news=messi-lloyd-luis-enrique-and-ellis-triumph-at-fifa-ballon-d-or-2015-2754944.htmlLionel Messi has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the best player in the world for the fifth time, while US midfielder Carli Lloyd has claimed her first-ever FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award. 

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:54:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015
<![CDATA[Football Federation Australia adopts FIFA TMS’s Intermediary Regulations Tool]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=12/news=football-federation-australia-adopts-fifa-tms-s-intermediary-regulatio-2747511.htmlTue, 22 Dec 2015 09:42:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Emergency Committee decides on several normalisation committees]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=12/news=fifa-emergency-committee-decides-on-several-normalisation-committees-2746428.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 17:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release