<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:02:00 GMTMon, 26 Sep 2016 19:52:38 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Slum Soccer receives inaugural FIFA Diversity Award]]>/sustainability/news/y=2016/m=9/news=slum-soccer-receives-inaugural-fifa-diversity-award-2837016.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:02:00 GMTArea=SocialSection=Anti-RacismKind=Release<![CDATA[Marco van Basten appointed FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=marco-van-basten-appointed-fifa-chief-officer-for-technical-developmen-2836245.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Edward Hanover appointed FIFA Chief Compliance Officer]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=edward-hanover-appointed-fifa-chief-compliance-officer-2834105.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 16:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA appoints PwC as new auditors]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-appoints-pwc-as-new-auditors-2834104.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 15:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Home of FifaKind=Release<![CDATA[Official Draw for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=official-draw-for-the-fifa-club-world-cup-japan-2016-2833741.htmlThe Official Draw of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 presented by Alibaba E-Auto will take place on Wednesday 21 September, 11.00 local time, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The draw will be streamed live on FIFA.com. 

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA rejects appeals of Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid in relation to transfers of minors]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=9/news=fifa-rejects-appeals-of-atletico-de-madrid-and-real-madrid-in-relation-2831432.htmlThu, 08 Sep 2016 16:56:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=AdministrationKind=Release<![CDATA[Compensation Sub-Committee agrees compensation of FIFA President and Secretary General]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=compensation-sub-committee-agrees-compensation-of-fifa-president-and-s-2824418.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 18:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Statement from FIFA President Gianni Infantino]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=8/news=statement-from-fifa-president-gianni-infantino-2819874.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 12:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA extends match-manipulation sanction against vice-president of Equatorial Guinea FA ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-extends-match-manipulation-sanction-against-vice-president-of-equ-2812980.htmlMon, 25 Jul 2016 16:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Composition of normalisation committee for the Argentine FA confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=composition-of-normalisation-committee-for-the-argentine-fa-confirmed-2812253.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 18:49:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Alfa-Bank unveiled as first-ever Regional Supporter for the FIFA World Cup™ ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=alfa-bank-unveiled-as-first-ever-regional-supporter-for-the-fifa-world-2812200.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 10:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA kick-starts overhauled development programme]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-kick-starts-overhauled-development-programme-2811856.htmlWed, 13 Jul 2016 11:52:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=Release<![CDATA[International audit expert Tomaž Vesel appointed chairperson of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=international-audit-expert-tomaz-vesel-appointed-chairperson-of-fifa-s-2811278.htmlWed, 06 Jul 2016 13:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee passes decisions on Jérôme Valcke and Chung Mong-joon ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-appeal-committee-passes-decisions-on-jerome-valcke-and-chung-mong-2811179.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 14:34:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![CDATA[Ticket prices for FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup announced]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=7/news=ticket-prices-for-fifa-confederations-cup-and-fifa-world-cup-announced-2811035.htmlTue, 05 Jul 2016 12:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=TicketingKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for the Argentine FA]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-the-argentine-fa-2803547.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in accordance with art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes. 

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:09:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Official Emblem, Slogan and Look unveiled for FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=official-emblem-slogan-and-look-unveiled-for-fifa-u-20-world-cup-korea-2801590.htmlThu, 16 Jun 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015<![CDATA[Official Mascot unveiled in key milestone ahead of Papua New Guinea 2016]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=6/news=official-mascot-unveiled-in-key-milestone-ahead-of-papua-new-guinea-20-2800800.htmlThe Official Mascot of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016 was launched and presented to the public today in front of thousands of football fans at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. 

 
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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016
<![CDATA[Bureau of the FIFA Council lifts suspension of Benin Football Association (FBF)]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=bureau-of-the-fifa-council-lifts-suspension-of-benin-football-associat-2800838.htmlFri, 10 Jun 2016 16:05:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Attorneys for FIFA provide update on internal investigation and details on compensation for former top officials]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=6/news=attorneys-for-fifa-provide-update-on-internal-investigation-and-detail-2799851.htmlFri, 03 Jun 2016 14:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA sanctions several football associations after discriminatory chants by fans]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=5/news=fifa-sanctions-several-football-associations-after-discriminatory-chan-2792733.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 15:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![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]]>/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=4/news=200-day-countdown-to-fifa-u-20-women-s-world-cup-2783150.html27 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]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=FIFA 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 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Asia
<![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]]>http://www.fifa.com/interactiveworldcup/news/newsid=2771814/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Denmark'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