<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:43:59 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: 3,496,204 tickets requested as the first sales period concludes]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-3-496-204-tickets-requested-as-the-first--2913903.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets: first sales period to conclude on 12 October, 2 million tickets requested so far]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=2018-fifa-world-cup-tickets-first-sales-period-to-conclude-on-12-octob-2913511.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[FIFA suspends the Pakistan Football Federation]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=10/news=fifa-suspends-the-pakistan-football-federation-2913299.htmlFIFA has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council dated 10 October 2017 on account of undue third-party interference.]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:25:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Equatorial Guinea expelled from FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=10/news=equatorial-guinea-expelled-from-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019-2910394.htmlThe FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Equatorial Guinea Football Association with expulsion from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Byju’s completes National Supporter roster for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=byju-s-completes-national-supporter-roster-for-fifa-u-17-world-cup-ind-2910122.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 14:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited to provide solid support for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=dalmia-cement-bharat-limited-to-provide-solid-support-for-fifa-u-17-wo-2910121.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 14:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[FIFA signs up NTPC Limited for FIFA U-17 World Cup]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=fifa-signs-up-ntpc-limited-for-fifa-u-17-world-cup-2910119.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 14:05:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 – finalists announced]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-best-fifa-football-awards-2017-finalists-announced-2908923.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 14:25:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 Official Emblem unveiled]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fifa-u-20-women-s-world-cup-france-2018-official-emblem-unveiled-2908920.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 12:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018<![CDATA[Tender process launched in Oceania for media rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and women’s youth tournaments in 2018]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=tender-process-launched-in-oceania-for-media-rights-to-the-2018-fifa-w-2908518.htmlWed, 20 Sep 2017 12:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Official Slogan and Emblem of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 launched today]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=official-slogan-and-emblem-of-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019-launc-2908450.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:15:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[Big 5 Report: new record high in transfer fees this summer]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=big-5-report-new-record-high-in-transfer-fees-this-summer-2907752.htmlWed, 13 Sep 2017 10:02:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Ticket sales for 2018 FIFA World Cup™ to start on 14 September 2017]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=ticket-sales-for-2018-fifa-world-cuptm-to-start-on-14-september-2017-2907645.htmlAs of 14 September 2017 at 12:00 (Moscow time), fans all over the world will also be able to book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia as ticket sales for the tournament start exclusively on FIFA.com/tickets.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA World Cup European play-off draw to take place on 17 October]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fifa-world-cup-european-play-off-draw-to-take-place-on-17-october-2906954.htmlFollowing another round of thrilling matches as we enter the final straight in qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA is pleased to announce that the European play-off draw will take place in Zurich on Tuesday 17 October at 14:00 CET. The draw will be streamed live on FIFA.com and YouTube. 

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee confirms stadium ban against Bosnia and Herzegovina]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=9/news=fifa-appeal-committee-confirms-stadium-ban-against-bosnia-and-herzegov-2906283.htmlsanctions imposed on 20 July 2017 by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Tender process launched in Italy for media rights to 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=tender-process-launched-in-italy-for-media-rights-to-2018-and-2022-fif-2905935.htmlWed, 30 Aug 2017 17:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Match officials for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 appointed]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=match-officials-for-fifa-u-17-wor-2904418.htmlFri, 18 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[The Best FIFA Football Awards: shortlisted candidates revealed]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-best-fifa-football-awards-shortlisted-candidates-revealed-2904500.htmlThu, 17 Aug 2017 15:11:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[2026 FIFA World Cup bidding process: FIFA receives expressions of interest ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=8/news=2026-fifa-world-cup-bidding-process-fifa-receives-expressions-of-inter-2903889.htmlFIFA has received expressions of interest in hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup and outlines the next steps in the process of selecting the venue of the first World Cup to be played with 48 teams.

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=FIFA CouncilKind=Release
<![CDATA[The Best of the season to be crowned in London on 23 October]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=8/news=the-best-of-the-season-to-be-crowned-in-london-on-23-october-2902852.htmlThu, 03 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2017<![CDATA[FIFA appoints monitoring committee to ensure oversight of Greek FA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-appoints-monitoring-committee-to-ensure-oversight-of-greek-fa-2902045.htmlWed, 26 Jul 2017 08:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AssociationsKind=Release<![CDATA[Third phase of online ticket sales to kick off]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=third-phase-of-online-ticket-sales-to-kick-off-2901680.htmlAfter an impressive response by fans following phases 1 and 2 of ticket sales for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) is set to launch phase 3 on 21 July, which will last until 5 October.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Juan Carlos Osorio suspended for six matches]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=juan-carlos-osorio-suspended-for-six-matches-2900625.htmlThe FIFA Disciplinary Committee have suspended Mexico’s national team coach, Juan Carlos Osorio, for six games following the FIFA Confederations Cup match for third place between Portugal and Mexico.

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA suspends Sudan Football Association ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-suspends-sudan-football-association-2900598.htmlFri, 07 Jul 2017 11:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Coal India Limited joins as National Supporter for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=coal-india-limited-joins-as-national-supporter-for-the-fifa-u-17-world-2900501.htmlThu, 06 Jul 2017 08:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[FIFA Legends to brighten up Russia 2017's final day]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-legends-to-brighten-up-russia-2017-s-final-day-2899745.htmlSun, 02 Jul 2017 10:04:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 – updated match schedule and draw procedures]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=7/news=fifa-u-17-world-cup-india-2017-updated-match-schedule-and-draw-procedu-2899587.htmlFIFA has agreed to amend the match schedule of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 by having Group A, which will feature the home team, based in New Delhi. ]]>Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![CDATA[Confederations Cup Closing Ceremony: dance, football, Ronaldo and a whole host of surprises]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=confederations-cup-closing-ceremony-dance-football-ronaldo-and-a-whole-2899574.htmlFri, 30 Jun 2017 19:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender process in Greece for the media rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-opens-tender-process-in-greece-for-the-media-rights-to-the-2018-f-2898924.htmlFIFA has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) in Greece for the media rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. These media rights will cover TV, internet, mobile and radio transmissions.

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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA statement on recent media coverage regarding the “Garcia Report”]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-statement-on-recent-media-coverage-regarding-the-garcia-report-2898791.htmlTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA to step up anti-discrimination mechanisms at Confederations Cup]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-to-step-up-anti-discrimination-mechanisms-at-confederations-cup-2-2895101.htmlWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:49:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Anti-RacismKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup 2017: Technical Study Group and awards]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-confederations-cup-2017-technical-study-group-and-awards-2895038.htmlThe members of the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) at Russia 2017 have been named and details published of the awards for which they will decide the winners. 

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[The nine host cities confirmed]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=the-nine-host-cities-confirmed-2894761.htmlGrenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes have been confirmed as the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ host cities.

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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019
<![CDATA[FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 comes to a close]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-u-20-world-cup-korea-republic-2017-comes-to-a-close-2894599.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 14:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[FIFA awards Russian media rights for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-awards-russian-media-rights-for-the-fifa-confederations-cup-2017-2894370.htmlSun, 11 Jun 2017 13:53:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Additional tickets for most sought-after matches at FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 now available]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=additional-tickets-for-most-sought-after-matches-at-fifa-confederation-2893188.htmlWith just ten days to go until the opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, FIFA is releasing as of today, 11:00 Moscow time, additional tickets for some of the most sought-after matches.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:10:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA statement on CAS decision relating to Atlético de Madrid]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=6/news=fifa-statement-on-cas-decision-relating-to-atletico-de-madrid-2891753.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 10:33:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Vivo becomes official smartphone sponsor of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=vivo-becomes-official-smartphone-sponsor-of-the-2018-and-2022-fifa-wor-2890527.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 13:41:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Continued support for the FIFA World Football Museum]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=continued-support-for-the-fifa-world-football-museum-2890755.htmlTue, 30 May 2017 10:44:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Hawk-Eye selected as VAR technology provider]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=hawk-eye-selected-as-var-technology-provider-2884449.htmlFIFA will continue the testing of video assistant technology during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 (20 May – 11 June), the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 (17 June – 02 July) and the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 (6 – 16 December).

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Fri, 19 May 2017 11:39:00 GMTArea=Football Technology Section=Video Assistant RefKind=Release
<![CDATA[Megalicense Entertainment to manage FIFA’s retail and licensing programme for Russia]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=5/news=megalicense-entertainment-to-manage-fifa-s-retail-and-licensing-progra-2883950.htmlFIFA and Russian company Megalicense Entertainment have signed an agreement for Megalicense to manage the retail and licensing programme of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The programme includes the production of official licensed products and the opening of official fan shops in the host country.

 
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Mon, 15 May 2017 11:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[FIFA Congress confirms next steps of the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-congress-confirms-next-steps-of-the-bidding-process-for-the-2026--2883665.htmlFIFA’s 211 member associations assembled today in Manama, Bahrain for the 67th FIFA Congress, with the ratification of the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup one of the major decisions taken.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 12:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=BodiesKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA statement on proposed committee members]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-statement-on-proposed-committee-members-2883512.htmlWed, 10 May 2017 16:19:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Council prepares Congress, takes key decisions for the future of the FIFA World Cup™]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-council-prepares-congress-takes-key-decisions-for-the-future-of-t-2883353.htmlTue, 09 May 2017 19:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=FIFA CouncilKind=Release<![CDATA[Qatar Airways announced as Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA until 2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=qatar-airways-official-partner-airline-fifa-2882728.htmlSun, 07 May 2017 14:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee passes decision on Lionel Messi]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-appeal-committee-passes-decision-on-lionel-messi-2882666.htmlFri, 05 May 2017 13:58:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Suspension of the Malian FA lifted]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=suspension-of-the-malian-fa-lifted-2881964.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council decided on 28 April 2017 to lift the suspension that had been imposed on the Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) on 17 March 2017 for its failure to comply with its obligations stipulated in articles 14 and 19 of the FIFA Statutes after the sports minister of Mali had dissolved the FEMAFOOT executive committee.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 16:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA welcomes outcome of NCP mediation process on workers’ welfare in Qatar ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=fifa-welcomes-outcome-of-ncp-mediation-process-on-workers-welfare-in-q-2881935.htmlFIFA welcomes the Final Statement published today by the Swiss National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in the context of the specific instance that was submitted by the Building and Wood Workers’ International.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 11:10:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=GenericKind=Release
<![CDATA[Outcome of second meeting of Governance Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=5/news=outcome-of-second-meeting-of-governance-committee-2881926.htmlThe Governance Committee held its second meeting on 12 April, with several important decisions taken.

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Tue, 02 May 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Atmosphere building 50 days before Russia 2017]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2017/m=4/news=atmosphere-building-50-days-before-russia-2017-2881061.htmlAt 18:00 Moscow time on Friday 28 April, it will be 50 days exactly until Russia-New Zealand kicks off at the Saint Petersburg Stadium to get the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 under way on 17 June.

 
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017
<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=4/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2880775.htmlThu, 27 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release