Living Football Episode 8

10 Jun 2021
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27: FIFA Council Member and Sierra Leone Football Association President Isha Johansen Visit to the Home of FIFA on May 27, 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham - FIFA)

Living Football Episode 8

10 Jun 2021

In the eighth episode, Isha Johansen talks about her rise to the top of football administration. Lithuanian football legend Edgaras Jankauskas looks ahead to the FIFA Futsal World Cup later this year, and FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff reflects on the inaugural Campus event in Armenia.


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MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23: FIFA Legend Yakubu Aiyegbeni of Nigeria poses for a portrait in the photo booth prior to The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 at Excelsior Hotel Gallia on September 23, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Living Football Episode 14

In this, the 14th episode, we hear from legendary Nigeria striker Yakubu Ayegbeni who recalls his journey from the backstreets of Benin City to the FIFA World Cup.

RENNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 23:  FIFA Chief Woman's Football Officer Sarai Bareman attends the Women's Football Conference during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 at Mercure Hotel Centre Gare in Rennes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Living Football Episode 13

The 13th episode is a women's football special. We hear from FIFA's Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman. Canada's Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Ashley Lawrence and former USA player and coach, now FIFA Technical Analyst, April Heinrichs

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 17:  FIFA Chief Social Responsibility & Education Officer Joyce Cook poses for a portrait during the FIFA Living Football Magazine Show 12 filming at HoF on August 17, 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/FIFA)
Living Football Episode 12

In this, the 12th episode, we hear from FIFA's Chief Social Responsibility & Education Officer Joyce Cook about #ReachOut, a campaign designed to raise awareness of the symptoms of mental health conditions, encourage people to seek help when they need it.

Football, Mario Zagallo, coach of the victorious Brazilian 1970 World Cup team in Mexico (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Living Football Episode 11

The legendary Mario Zagallo celebrates his 90th birthday today. To commemorate the anniversary, we filmed a four-part docu-series featuring never-seen-before footage and images.

In the tenth episode, we talk to Fatma Samoura, who worked on United Nations projects for 21 years before becoming the first African and first woman to become FIFA Secretary General in its 117-year history, about women in leadership roles and the unique power of football to unite the world.

We also travel to the Netherlands, where the legendary Louis van Gaal presented Sarina Wiegman with The Best FIFA Women’s Coach award, and look ahead to the upcoming Olympic Football Tournaments together with Japanese FIFA Women’s World Cup™ winner Homare Sawa and Nigerian Olympic champion Emmanuel Amunike.
Living Football Episode 10

In the tenth episode, we talk to Fatma Samoura about women in leadership roles and the unique power of football to unite the world.

In the ninth episode, Portugal Legend Nuno Gomes reflects on his career. From playing on the streets of his hometown, to appearing at two edition of the FIFA World Cup. 

FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger discusses his Global Report, reviewing technical development in over 200 countries. And we see how FIFA’s COVID-19 Relief Fund helped get Barbadian football back on track.
Living Football Episode 9

In episode 9, Portugal Legend Nuno Gomes reflects on his career. From playing on the streets of his hometown, to appearing at two FIFA World Cups and FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger on his Global Technical Development Report,

In the eighth episode, Isha Johansen talks about her rise to the top of football administration. Lithuanian football legend Edgaras Jankauskas looks ahead to the FIFA Futsal World Cup later this year, and FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff reflects on the inaugural Campus event in Armenia.
Living Football Episode 8

An eighth episode that includes an interview with Isha Johansen about her rise to the top of football administration and Lithuanian football legend Edgaras Jankauskas looks ahead to the FIFA Futsal World Cup later this year.

In the seventh episode, we recount the impressive story of Marivaldo Francisco da Silva, who was presented with The Best FIFA Fan Award by FIFA Legend Zé Roberto, and talk to Futsal legend Kike about his successes in the game.

We take a look at how FIFA's COVID-19 Relief Plan is helping Solomon Islands prepare for the FIFA Futsal World Cup, to be played in Lithuania later this year.

And, following the recent approval of a third package of reforms by the FIFA Council, FIFA’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Emilio Garcia Silvero explains the major headway made by FIFA towards the establishment of a fairer and more transparent transfer system, including the key role of the Clearing House.
Living Football Episode 7

A packed seventh episode, including the impressive story of Marivaldo Francisco da Silva, who was presented with The Best FIFA Fan Award by FIFA Legend Zé Roberto, and we talk to Futsal legend Kike about his successes in the game.

In Episode 6, we hear from Andrew Massey about his journey from Anfield and Windsor Park to Zurich to work as the Director of FIFA’s Medical department.

Massey talks about FIFA’s work to protect players during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides an insight on how FIFA is tackling the topic of concussion and mental health in football. Joining him and host Jessica Libbertz are goalkeeping legend Petr Cech, live from Chelsea’s training ground, and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Christoph Kramer, who provide their own views on the subject.
Also in this episode, FIFA Legends Lindsay Tarpley and Ryan Nelsen speak with Samantha Johnson, looking ahead to the Olympic Football Tournaments, following the draw recently held in Zurich. They conclude their talk by looking ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
Living Football Episode 6

In the sixth episode, we speak to former Czech Republic, Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and FIFA Director of Medical Andy Massey about future management of head injuries.

In the fifth episode, we speak to the Chief Executive Officer of the FIFA Foundation, and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, Youri Djorkaeff. To Patrick Vieira about his transition from midfield engine room, to the touchline as a Coach, and Kirsty Yallop, capped more than 100 times for New Zealand's 'Football Ferns', looks ahead to the  FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023™. 

We also take a look at the positive impact of FIFA's COVID-19 Relief Fund on football in the US Virgin Islands.
Living Football Episode 5

Including an interview with Chief Executive Officer of the FIFA Foundation, and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, Youri Djorkaeff.

In the fourth episode, we speak to FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger and Chairman of FIFA's Referee Committee, the iconic Pierluigi Collina.

We also take a look at the positive impact of FIFA's COVID-19 Relief Fund on women's football in Mexico.
Living Football Episode 4

Living Football Episode 4, including the thoughts of FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger.

In the third episode of Living Football, we speak to Lothar Matthäus about his record-breaking FIFA World Cup career, as he celebrates his 60th birthday and we also take a look at the impact of FIFA's COVID-19 Relief Fund, this time in Sierra Leone.
Living Football Episode 3

In the third episode of Living Football, we speak to Lothar Matthäus about his record-breaking FIFA World Cup career, as he celebrates his 60th birthday and we also take a look at the impact of FIFA's COVID-19 Relief Fund, this time in Sierra Leone.

In the second episode, presented from the Home of FIFA in Zurich, we talk to Brazilian referee Edina Alves Batista who made history at the recent FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. Hear from Brazilian Legend Kaka and former Swiss goalkeeper, Pascal Zuberbühler. And take a look at the impact of FIFA's COVID-19 Relief Fund, in Thailand.
Living Football Episode 2

Welcome back to FIFA's new football magazine "Living Football". Episode 2 includes and interview with Brazilian legend Kaka and we take a look at the impact of FIFA's COVID-19 Relief Fund in Thailand.

For the first time, FIFA opens its doors for the new football magazine "Living Football".

In the first episode, presented from the Home of FIFA in Zurich, we look back on the FIFA Club World Cup™ in Qatar with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, hear from Spanish World Cup winner Xavi Hernandez and Swiss Legend Ciriaco Sforza and we take a look at the impact of FIFA's COVID-19 Relief Fund in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Living Football Episode 1

Living Football Episode 1 Including reaction from the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup.