<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 05 Feb 2016 13:20:00 GMTTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:53:35 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![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]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=karembeu-to-join-russia-2017-celebrations-2756798.htmlOn 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]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=kuwait-sanctioned-after-unplayed-fifa-world-cuptm-qualifier-2755349.htmlWed, 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 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=1/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2755350.htmlWed, 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<![CDATA[Record-breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup tops 750 million TV viewers]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=record-breaking-fifa-women-s-world-cup-tops-750-million-tv-viewers-2745963.htmlMore than 750 million television viewers watched the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, as the FIFA’s flagship women’s competition delivered all-time record viewing figures.

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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
<![CDATA[FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine agrees on permanent support unit to facilitate movements of goods and persons]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=12/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-agrees-on-permanent-support-2745746.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 15:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![CDATA[2014 FIFA World Cup™ reached 3.2 billion viewers, one billion watched final]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=2014-fifa-world-cuptm-reached-3-2-billion-viewers-one-billion-watched--2745519.htmlWed, 16 Dec 2015 12:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™<![CDATA[FIFA to further develop its human rights approach with international expert John Ruggie]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=12/news=fifa-to-further-develop-its-human-rights-approach-with-international-e-2744747.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 13:31:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Alibaba E-Auto signs as Presenting Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=alibaba-e-auto-signs-as-presenting-partner-of-the-fifa-club-world-cup-2743056.htmlWed, 09 Dec 2015 05:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015<![CDATA[Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee holds second board meeting ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=qatar-2022-local-organising-committee-holds-second-board-meeting-2742781.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 10:34:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar (TM)<![CDATA[Russia 2018 mascot panel selected]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=12/news=russia-2018-mascot-panel-selected-2742570.htmlTue, 08 Dec 2015 09:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA Executive Committee unanimously approves extensive reforms ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=12/news=fifa-executive-committee-unanimously-approves-extensive-reforms-2741812.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 12:18:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 awards revealed]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=nominees-for-the-fifa-ballon-d-or-2015-awards-revealed-2735884.htmlMon, 30 Nov 2015 13:19:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[55 names for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015 ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=55-names-for-fifa-fifpro-world-xi-2015-2735268.htmlThu, 26 Nov 2015 11:04:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Announcement of the nominees for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 on 30 November 2015 ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=announcement-of-the-nominees-for-fifa-ballon-d-or-2015-on-30-november--2734799.htmlFIFA.com, www.francefootball.fr and FIFA’s YouTube channel on Monday, 30 November 2015.]]>Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:02:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Russia 2018 LOC Management Board reviews 2015 and looks forward to FIFA Confederations Cup 2017]]>/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=russia-2018-loc-management-board-reviews-2015-and-looks-forward-to-fif-2734803.htmlA review of the main achievements of 2015 and preparations for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 were the main topics of the seventh meeting of the Russia 2018 LOC (Local Organising Committee) Management Board in Moscow. The meeting took place, with FIFA’s participation, on 24 November 2015.

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[2016 FIFA Reform Committee to submit proposals to FIFA Executive Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=11/news=2016-fifa-reform-committee-to-submit-proposals-to-fifa-executive-commi-2733988.htmlFollowing its third and final meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee will now submit its final set of reform proposals to the FIFA Executive Committee.

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee rejects appeals lodged by Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini against provisional bans]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=11/news=fifa-appeal-committee-rejects-appeals-lodged-by-joseph-s-blatter-and-m-2733695.htmlThe FIFA Appeal Committee, chaired by Larry Mussenden, has today rejected in full the appeals lodged by Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini.

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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:38:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release
<![CDATA[Final phase of Japan 2015 ticket sales to kick off on 21 November via FIFA.com]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2015/m=11/news=final-phase-of-japan-2015-ticket-sales-to-kick-off-on-21-november-via--2732274.htmlThe final phase of ticket sales for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 will kick off on 21 November via FIFA.com.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:59:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015
<![CDATA[Ad-hoc Electoral Committee admits five candidates for FIFA presidential election ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ad-hoc-electoral-committee-admits-five-candidates-for-fifa-presidentia-2732125.htmlThu, 12 Nov 2015 08:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Puskás Award: Ten best goals of the year announced]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=11/news=fifa-puskas-award-ten-best-goals-of-the-year-announced-2730761.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 14:16:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=Puskas awardKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[FIFA launches new '11 rules to prevent doping' education initiative]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-launches-new-11-rules-to-prevent-doping-education-initiative-2723534.htmlFIFA are launching a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of doping, releasing posters explaining '11 rules to prevent doping in football' targeted at all levels of football across its Member Associations.

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:11:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=EducationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Mandate of the Football Association of Maldives’ normalisation committee extended]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mandate-of-the-football-association-of-maldives-normalisation-committe-2723470.htmlThe FIFA Emergency Committee has decided, in consultation with the AFC, to extend the mandate of the normalisation committee of the Football Association of Maldives (FAM) until 31 December 2015.

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:44:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA kicks off worldwide support for youth football domestic leagues]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-kicks-off-worldwide-support-for-youth-football-domestic-leagues-2723481.htmlFIFA is launching a global football development plan to support youth domestic leagues and to help more young players fulfil their potential, with a pilot project kicking off in Malawi on Saturday 31 October 2015.

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=FootballKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA ExCo confirms February election, approves more transparency for ethics proceedings]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-exco-confirms-february-election-approves-more-transparency-for-et-2719441.htmlTue, 20 Oct 2015 12:46:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release<![CDATA[Men’s Football shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 revealed]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=men-s-football-shortlists-for-fifa-ballon-d-or-2015-revealed-2719188.htmlFrance Football have today announced the names of the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or and for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football awards.]]>Tue, 20 Oct 2015 03:00:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[Women’s Football shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 revealed ]]>/ballon-dor/news/y=2015/m=10/news=women-s-football-shortlists-for-fifa-ballon-d-or-2015-revealed-2719030.htmlMon, 19 Oct 2015 11:25:00 GMTArea=Ballon d'OrSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015<![CDATA[2016 FIFA Reform Committee consolidates reform proposals]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=10/news=2016-fifa-reform-committee-consolidates-reform-proposals-2718561.htmlThe 2016 FIFA Reform Committee, under the chairmanship of Dr François Carrard, has concluded its second meeting following a three-day session in the Swiss capital of Berne.

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 10:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Suspension of the Kuwait Football Association]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=10/news=suspension-of-the-kuwait-football-association-2717726.htmlFri, 16 Oct 2015 17:34:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for the Football Association of Thailand]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=10/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-the-football-association-of-thai-2717685.htmlFri, 16 Oct 2015 16:13:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Malaysian FA sanctioned after abandonment of FIFA World Cup qualifier]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=malaysian-fa-sanctioned-after-abandonment-of-fifa-world-cup-qualifier-2702858.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 08:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Female game changers, mentors meet for leadership programme]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=10/news=female-game-changers-mentors-meet-for-leadership-programme-2708842.htmlA weeklong workshop as part of FIFA’s Female Leadership Development Programme – an initiative aiming to improve the gender balance in football decision-making – concluded in Zurich today. 

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:07:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=Release
<![CDATA[New York City to host FIWC 2016 Grand Final ]]>/interactiveworldcup/news/y=2015/m=9/news=new-york-city-to-host-fiwc-2016-grand-final-2702874.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 12:55:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016<![CDATA[FIFA executive vows to improve governance and boost female participation in football]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=fifa-executive-vows-to-improve-governance-and-boost-female-participati-2696406.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 14:15:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender in France for media rights]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=fifa-opens-tender-in-france-for-media-rights-2679195.htmlITT”) for media rights in France, Monaco, Andorra and French overseas territories for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.]]>Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA World Football Museum on the home straight]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=fifa-world-football-museum-on-the-home-straight-2679170.htmlMajor construction work has been underway in Zurich since March 2014, with FIFA Museum AG building the FIFA World Football Museum at the very heart of the city. After around 20 months of construction, work has now begun on the interior of the museum, which is still due to open in the first quarter of 2016. 

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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release
<![CDATA[Press statement on Jérôme Valcke]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=press-statement-on-jerome-valcke-2678445.htmlFIFA today announced that its Secretary General Jérôme Valcke has been put on leave and released from his duties effective immediately until further notice.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 20:22:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Belgian club FC Seraing sanctioned under third-party influence and third-party ownership rules]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2015/m=9/news=belgian-club-fc-seraing-sanctioned-under-third-party-influence-and-thi-2678395.htmlThu, 17 Sep 2015 14:51:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release