<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 09 Feb 2017 14:55:00 GMTWed, 22 Feb 2017 14:16:35 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[FIFA extends ban of Korea Republic official ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-extends-ban-of-korea-republic-official-2866712.htmlFIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of two sanctions imposed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee against the Korea Republic official Kim Sangwoo for breaches of the AFC Code of Ethics.

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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:55:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA extends ban of five Nigerian officials ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-extends-ban-of-five-nigerian-officials-2866563.htmlFIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed by the Nigerian Football Federation’s (NFF) Disciplinary Committee on 12 May 2016 against the officials Christopher Giwa, Muazu Suleyman, Yahaya Adama, Sani Fema and Johnson Effiong for breaches of the NFF Statutes and the FIFA Code of Ethics.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:29:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA extends ban of Timor-Leste FA General Secretary ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-extends-ban-of-timor-leste-fa-general-secretary-2866465.htmlMon, 06 Feb 2017 13:36:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA rejects appeals of Bolivia in relation to the fielding of an ineligible player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-rejects-appeals-of-bolivia-in-relation-to-the-fielding-of-an-inel-2866096.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 15:27:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA strengthens global football integrity programme with Sportradar agreement]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=2/news=fifa-strengthens-global-football-integrity-programme-with-sportradar-a-2866086.htmlFIFA has concluded an agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services that will provide world football’s governing body with a full suite of monitoring, education and intelligence services to further strengthen the integrity of football around the globe.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:34:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[131st IFAB AGM agenda confirmed]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=131st-ifab-agm-agenda-confirmed-2865567.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 09:11:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=IFABKind=Release<![CDATA[Official Match Ball revealed in The Bahamas]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=1/news=official-match-ball-revealed-in-the-bahamas-2865370.htmlSat, 28 Jan 2017 01:23:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[FIFA TMS Global Transfer Market 2017: record international transfers in 2016]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=fifa-tms-global-transfer-market-2017-record-international-transfers-in-2865353.htmlFri, 27 Jan 2017 11:26:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Disciplinary Committee passes decisions relating to third-party influence on clubs ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=fifa-disciplinary-committee-passes-decisions-relating-to-third-party-i-2865316.htmlThe FIFA Disciplinary Committee has passed two decisions relating to third-party influence on clubs concerning an agreement signed by SE Palmeiras of Brazil and LDU Quito of Ecuador.

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Unanimous decision expands FIFA World Cup™ to 48 teams from 2026]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=fifa-council-unanimously-decides-on-expansion-of-the-fifa-world-cuptm--2863100.htmlTue, 10 Jan 2017 13:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=FIFA CouncilKind=Release<![CDATA[The Best named at FIFA Football Awards ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2017/m=1/news=the-best-named-at-fifa-football-awards-2862916.htmlMon, 09 Jan 2017 21:39:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Swiss court rejects labour unions’ claim against FIFA concerning Qatar 2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=1/news=swiss-court-rejects-labour-unions-claim-against-fifa-concerning-qatar--2862363.htmlFIFA welcomes the decision of the Commercial Court of Zurich to reject a claim lodged by the Dutch trade union FNV, the Bangladeshi Free Trade Union Congress, the Bangladesh Building and Wood Workers Federation and the Bangladeshi citizen Nadim Shariful Alam concerning FIFA’s alleged wrongful conduct and liability for human rights violations in connection with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:12:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Bank of Baroda becomes first National Supporter for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=bank-of-baroda-becomes-first-national-supporter-for-the-fifa-u-17-worl-2861340.htmlBank of Baroda has become the first Indian company to sign up as a National Supporter for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the first FIFA event to be hosted in the subcontinent.

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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
<![CDATA[Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers and friendlies]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=12/news=several-member-associations-sanctioned-for-incidents-during-fifa-world-2861299.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 12:03:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA announces Arenafoods Catering as Public Food & Beverage Concessionaire for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-announces-arenafoods-catering-as-public-food-beverage-concessiona-2860741.htmlFIFA announced today that the Moscow-based company Arenafoods Catering has been chosen as the Public Food and Beverage Concessionaire for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:20:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MarketingKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Worldwide extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=12/news=worldwide-extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-dopin-2860737.htmlThe chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on two players from Finland and Italy for anti-doping rule violations to have worldwide effect.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:39:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee rejects appeal lodged by Wolfgang Niersbach]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=12/news=fifa-appeal-committee-rejects-appeal-lodged-by-wolfgang-niersbach-2860696.htmlThe FIFA Appeal Committee, chaired by Larry Mussenden (Bermuda), has rejected the appeal lodged by Wolfgang Niersbach and confirmed the decision taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:37:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[Video Assistant Referees to be tested at FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=12/news=video-assistant-referees-to-be-tested-at-fifa-club-world-cup-japan-201-2858889.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 18:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards revealed]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=nominees-for-the-best-fifa-football-awards-revealed-2857430.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 13:58:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[55 names revealed for FIFA FIFPro World11 2016]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=55-names-revealed-for-fifa-fifpro-world11-2016-2857226.htmlFIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA have today announced the final 55-player shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World11 2016.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:57:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=FIF/Pro World XIKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 tickets go on public sale]]>/confederationscup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-confederations-cup-russia-2017-tickets-to-go-on-public-sale-on-1--2856751.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 10:58:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017<![CDATA[FIFA launches Forward Programme workshops with member associations and confederations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-launches-forward-programme-workshops-with-member-associations-and-2854554.htmlThe implementation of FIFA Forward – FIFA’s overhauled development programme – at member association and confederation level will be at the core of a series of workshops organised by world’s football governing body that started this week in Asunción with the participation of all ten South American member associations along with CONMEBOL representatives.

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA Monitoring Committee meets with Israeli and Palestinian authorities]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-meets-with-israeli-and-palestinian-authoriti-2854038.htmlTue, 22 Nov 2016 19:24:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Puskás Award 2016: ten best goals of the year announced]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-puskas-award-2016-ten-best-goals-of-the-year-announced-2853682.htmlFIFA.com. ]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:10:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Puskas awardKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Match officials for the FIFA Club World Japan 2016 appointed]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=match-officials-for-the-fifa-club-world-japan-2016-appointed-2850571.htmlFIFA has announced the match officials who will be in charge at the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
<![CDATA[FIFA sets strict compliance standards for development projects]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-sets-strict-compliance-standards-for-development-projects-2849269.htmlFri, 11 Nov 2016 14:05:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GenericKind=Release<![CDATA[Bolivia receive grounds of decisions and can appeal sanctions for ineligibility of player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bolivia-receive-grounds-of-decisions-and-can-appeal-sanctions-for-inel-2848942.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 16:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Who will be The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016?]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=keep-pending-who-will-be-the-best-fifa-men-s-player-2016-2847943.htmlFri, 04 Nov 2016 12:58:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[FIFA Statement on Remembrance Day ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=11/news=fifa-statement-on-remembrance-day-2847803.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 15:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=MediaKind=Release<![CDATA[Who will be The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016? ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=who-will-be-the-best-fifa-women-s-player-2016-2847758.htmlWho is The Best female player of 2016? Ten women have been shortlisted as candidates for The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016 by experts from the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup™.

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Player of the Year -Kind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[Who will be The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016? ]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=who-will-be-the-best-fifa-men-s-coach-2016-2847443.htmlWed, 02 Nov 2016 12:57:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[Bolivia sanctioned for fielding ineligible player]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=bolivia-sanctioned-for-fielding-ineligible-player-2847422.htmlThe Bolivian Football Association (FBF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the preliminary competition matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ played between Bolivia and Peru on 1 September 2016 and between Chile and Bolivia on 6 September 2016. 

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Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:13:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Who will be The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016?]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=11/news=who-will-be-the-best-fifa-women-s-coach-2016-2847417.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=Coach of the Year - Kind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016<![CDATA[The Best FIFA Football Awards to crown The Best of 2016]]>/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=10/news=the-best-fifa-football-awards-to-crown-the-best-of-2016-2847253.htmlWho is The Best? The world will find out in Zurich on 9 January. The Best FIFA Football Awards, the inaugural edition of the FIFA awards for football excellence, will be the definitive accolade to celebrate the greatest performers of 2016.

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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:29:00 GMTArea=The Best AwardsSection=GeneralKind=ReleaseTournament=The Best – FIFA Football Awards 2016
<![CDATA[Suspension of the Guatemala Football Association]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=suspension-of-the-guatemala-football-association-2847078.htmlThe Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to suspend FEDEFUT with immediate effect. 

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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:28:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA extends match manipulation sanction against Estonian player]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-extends-match-manipulation-sanction-against-estonian-player-2846927.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 16:32:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Korea Republic 2017 posters released]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=korea-republic-2017-posters-released-2845954.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=LOCKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017<![CDATA[Spanish FA sanctioned for international transfers of minors]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=spanish-fa-sanctioned-for-international-transfers-of-minors-2845918.htmlTue, 25 Oct 2016 09:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Wolf chosen as 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Mascot and named Zabivaka™]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=wolf-chosen-2018-fifa-world-cup-official-mascot-and-named-zabivaka-2845435.htmlFri, 21 Oct 2016 22:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=MascotKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender process in Russia for the media rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-opens-tender-process-in-russia-for-the-media-rights-to-the-2018-f-2845368.htmlFri, 21 Oct 2016 15:57:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender process for 2017-18 media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-opens-tender-process-for-2017-18-events-media-rights-in-sub-sahar-2845347.htmlITT”) in Sub-Saharan Africa for the media rights to the 2017-2018 FIFA events including the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.]]>Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:43:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender process in Finland for the media rights to the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™, the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ ]]>/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-opens-tender-process-in-finland-for-the-media-rights-to-the-2018--2845021.htmlFIFA has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) in Finland for the media rights to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. 

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Extension of sanctions imposed in connection with anti-doping violations]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=10/news=extension-of-sanctions-imposed-in-connection-with-anti-doping-violatio-2844568.htmlThe chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on two players from Malta and Cuba for anti-doping rule violations to have worldwide effect.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Anti-dopingKind=Release
<![CDATA[Update on the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=update-on-the-fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-2843715.htmlFri, 14 Oct 2016 14:17:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=CommitteesKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA Council discusses vision for the future of football]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-council-discusses-vision-for-the-future-of-football-2843681.htmlFri, 14 Oct 2016 13:16:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=FIFA CouncilKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA President Infantino unveils “FIFA 2.0: The Vision for the Future”]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-president-infantino-unveils-fifa-2-0-the-vision-for-the-future-2843428.htmlThu, 13 Oct 2016 17:30:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=Release<![CDATA[FIFA President Infantino provides update on steps taken to improve governance and compliance as well as football development efforts ]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-president-infantino-provides-update-on-steps-taken-to-improve-gov-2843422.htmlOn 13 October FIFA President Infantino provided update on steps taken to improve governance and compliance as well as football development efforts 

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Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:23:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=PresidentKind=Release
<![CDATA[FIFA opens tender process for UK media rights of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fifa-opens-tender-process-for-uk-media-rights-of-fifa-women-s-world-cu-2842328.htmlMon, 10 Oct 2016 16:36:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Several football associations sanctioned after discriminatory and unsporting conduct of fans]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2016/m=10/news=several-football-associations-sanctioned-after-discriminatory-and-unsp-2839755.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 13:08:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=Football GovernanceKind=Release<![CDATA[Official Emblem launched for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017]]>/u17worldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=official-emblem-launched-for-fifa-u-17-world-cup-india-2017-2837035.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:33:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=ReleaseTournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017<![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