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All rights reservedrss listWed, 18 Apr 2018 17:28:00 GMTThu, 21 Jun 2018 01:16:47 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1529543162538<![CDATA[Canada, Mexico and USA selected as hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=6/news=canada-mexico-and-usa-selected-as-hosts-of-the-2026-fifa-world-cuptm.htmlWed, 13 Jun 2018 06:59:00 GMT1529543162346<![CDATA[Egypt - Experience & Invest becomes Official Regional Supporter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ to promote the country as a tourism and investment destination]]>http://www.fifa.com/tournament/releases/newsid=2955346.htmlTue, 12 Jun 2018 15:19:00 GMT1529543159912<![CDATA[Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina and Ronaldo to brighten up 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/robbie-williams-aida-garifullina-and-ronaldo-to-brighten-up-2018-fifa-world-cup-<p>Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina and Ronaldo to brighten up 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:42:00 GMT1529543161859<![CDATA[2026 FIFA World Cup™: FIFA Council designates bids for final voting by the FIFA Congress]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=6/news=2026-fifa-world-cuptm-fifa-council-designates-bids-for-final-voting-by-the-fifa-.html<p>As it gears up for the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, Moscow hosted meeting number 7 of the FIFA Council this Sunday, 10 June. FIFA’s strategic body decided on a number of important competition matters, chief of which was another key step in the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™.</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2018 13:46:00 GMT1529543161620<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ International Broadcast Centre opened in Moscow]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-international-broadcast-centre-opened-in-moscowSat, 09 Jun 2018 16:47:00 GMT1529543161192<![CDATA[Capi revealed as the Official Mascot of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=6/news=capi-revealed-as-the-official-mascot-of-the-fifa-u-17-women-s-world-cup-uruguay-.html<p>The Official Mascot for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 was revealed on 7 June as a young capybara named Capi.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:32:00 GMT1529543161155<![CDATA[A World Cup of firsts for the fight against discrimination and promotion of diversity]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/a-world-cup-of-firsts-for-the-fight-against-discrimination-and-promotion-of-dive<p>In recent years, FIFA has been implementing a series of concrete measures aimed at fighting all forms of discrimination and promoting diversity in football. An important milestone for the work carried out to date will be the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:11:00 GMT1529543161146<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup: More than 2.4 million tickets allocated, additional inventory on sale at FIFA.com/tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cup-more-than-2-4-million-tickets-allocated-additional-inventoryThu, 07 Jun 2018 15:13:00 GMT1529543160211<![CDATA[FIFA files criminal complaint against viagogo ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-files-criminal-complaint-against-viagogo<p>As part of its efforts to protect the fans and prevent unauthorised ticket resales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, FIFA filed a criminal complaint on 4 June 2018 based on a breach of the law on unfair competition against viagogo AG with the public prosecutor’s office in Geneva.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 08:52:00 GMT1529543159469<![CDATA[2026 FIFA World Cup: evaluation report published – bids submitted to FIFA Council]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=6/news=2026-fifa-world-cup-evaluation-report-published-bids-submitted-to-fifa-council.htmlFri, 01 Jun 2018 17:28:00 GMT1529543159448<![CDATA[FIFA kicks off National Dispute Resolution Chamber global implementation programme in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=6/news=fifa-kicks-off-national-dispute-resolution-chamber-global-implementation-program.htmlFri, 01 Jun 2018 14:43:00 GMT1529543159317<![CDATA[The Best FIFA Football Awards™ and the stars of the game to return to London in 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2018/m=5/news=the-best-fifa-football-awardstm-and-the-stars-of-the-game-to-return-to-london-in.html<p>The Best FIFA Football Awards – a star-studded night celebrating football’s greatest – will return to London on 24 September 2018. Legends of the game from across the world will gather later this year in the iconic city for the third edition of the prestigious event.</p> Wed, 30 May 2018 15:33:00 GMT1529543159169<![CDATA[FIFA statement on the situation of the Saudi Arabian referee Fahad AL MIRDASI]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-statement-on-the-situation-of-the-saudi-arabian-referee-fahad-al-mirdasi<p>FIFA provides an update on the current situation regarding Saudi referee Mr. Fahad AL MIRDASI.</p> Wed, 30 May 2018 14:30:00 GMT1529543158844<![CDATA[FIFA opens new Regional Development Office for Caribbean]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=5/news=fifa-opens-new-regional-development-office-for-caribbean.html<p>As part of its commitment to drive global football development and further strengthen and enhance ties with confederations and member associations, FIFA has announced the official opening of a new Regional Development Office today in the Caribbean to help support football development activities across the region.</p> Tue, 29 May 2018 19:34:00 GMT1529543158781<![CDATA[FIFA launches complaints mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=5/news=fifa-launches-complaints-mechanism-for-human-rights-defenders-and-journalists.html<p>Today, FIFA launched a complaints mechanism for human rights defenders and media representatives who consider their rights to have been violated while performing work related to FIFA’s activities.</p> Tue, 29 May 2018 10:11:00 GMT1529543158408<![CDATA[FIFA World Football Museum to host major exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-world-football-museum-to-host-major-exhibition-at-hyundai-motorstudio-mosco<p>For the duration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the Hyundai Motorstudio on New Arbat Avenue in Moscow will host a major exhibition staged by the FIFA World Football Museum. </p> Fri, 25 May 2018 07:36:00 GMT1529543158357<![CDATA[FIFA and Electronic Arts announce London as location for FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifaeworldcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=fifa-and-electronic-arts-announce-london-as-location-for-fifa-eworld-cup-grand-f.html<p>While there are millions of EA SPORTS FIFA players out there, only one can be crowned the best on the planet. This year it will happen in London at the FIFA e World Cup Grand Final 2018.</p> Thu, 24 May 2018 15:04:00 GMT1529543158163<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Song 'Live It Up' to be performed by all-star line-up]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm-official-song-live-it-up-to-be-performed-by-all-sta<p>As part of another exciting collaboration between FIFA and Sony Music, Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi will perform “Live It Up”, the Official Song of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ produced by DJ and songwriter Diplo.</p> Wed, 23 May 2018 12:46:00 GMT1529543157380<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee partially confirms ban on Worawi Makudi ]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=5/news=fifa-appeal-committee-partially-confirms-ban-on-worawi-makudi.html<p>The FIFA Appeal Committee has taken the following decision on the appeal lodged by Worawi Makudi, the former President of the Football Association of Thailand.</p> Wed, 16 May 2018 08:53:00 GMT1529543157200<![CDATA[Player stats tablets to be used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/player-stats-tablets-to-be-used-at-the-2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatm<p>Following approval by the IFAB for the use of small handheld technologies on the bench, FIFA is set to offer all the teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ a technical setup for match analysts and coaching team to interact.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 15:34:00 GMT1529543156506<![CDATA[ettie™ revealed as Official Mascot for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=5/news=ettie-revealed-official-mascot-france-2019.html<p>The Official Mascot for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ was revealed today as a young French poussin named ettie™.</p> Sat, 12 May 2018 00:03:00 GMT1529543155521<![CDATA[Russian Football Union sanctioned for discriminatory chants by fans]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=5/news=russian-football-union-sanctioned-for-discriminatory-chants-by-fans.html<p>The Russian Football Union has been sanctioned with a fine of CHF 30,000 for discriminatory chants by fans by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.</p> Tue, 08 May 2018 12:36:00 GMT1529543153037<![CDATA[FIFA holds meeting with confederations on FIFA Club World Cup and Nations League ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=4/news=fifa-holds-meeting-with-confederations-on-fifa-club-world-cup-and-nations-league.html<p>Following the proposal put forward at the FIFA Council meeting in Bogota, FIFA today met with confederations to continue discussions and dialogue related to the revamped FIFA Club World Cup and the creation of a new Nations League.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 17:04:00 GMT1529543152656<![CDATA[Thirteen video assistant referees appointed for 2018 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/thirteen-video-assistant-referees-appointed-for-2018-fifa-world-cuptm<p>The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 13 referees who will act solely as video assistant referees (VARs) during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:21:00 GMT1529543147576<![CDATA[FIFA strengthens digital footprint in China]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=4/news=fifa-strengthens-digital-footprint-in-china.html<p>This week, as part of its activities to expand its digital presence in China, FIFA is opening an official FIFA WeChat account and a microsite in Mandarin, FIFAofficial.cn, as well as launching a special online campaign, FIFA World Cup Wish.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:29:00 GMT1529543147572<![CDATA[Alrosa completes line-up of European Regional Supporters of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/alrosa-completes-line-up-of-european-regional-supporters-of-the-2018-fifa-world-<p>The line-up of European Regional Supporters of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been completed today as Russia’s Alrosa, a giant in the world diamond mining industry, joined Alfa-Bank, Rostelecom and Russian Railways.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:46:00 GMT1529543146095<![CDATA[Latest decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=4/news=latest-decisions-of-the-fifa-disciplinary-committee.html<p>Following the recent meetings of the Disciplinary Committee, FIFA can today confirm a series of sanctions.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:26:00 GMT1529543145472<![CDATA[World Cup ticket holders: Help the environment and win two Final tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/world-cup-ticket-holders-help-the-environment-and-win-two-final-tickets<p>FIFA has launched a campaign encouraging successful ticket applicants to offset the carbon emissions resulting from their travel to the tournament for free - while also having the chance to see the FIFA World Cup Final.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:54:00 GMT1529543143451<![CDATA[2026 Bid Evaluation Task Force to visit bidding member associations]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=4/news=2026-bid-evaluation-task-force-to-visit-bidding-member-associations.html<p>As part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup bidding process, the 2026 BId Evaluation Task Force will visit, Canada, Mexico and the USA, and Morocco.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:24:00 GMT1529543143415<![CDATA[OFC President David Chung resigns]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=4/news=david-chung-resigns.htmlPresident of the OFC and FIFA Council member David Chung has resigned for personal reasons.Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:09:00 GMT1529543143293<![CDATA[Russian Railways announced as an Official European Supporter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/russian-railways-announced-as-an-official-european-supporter-of-the-2018-fifa-wo<p>Russian Railways has been announced as Official European Supporter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, joining Alfa-Bank and Rostelecom in receiving brand association rights for the region.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:03:00 GMT1529543143201<![CDATA[FIFA’s Bureau of the Council establishes Congress Review Working Group for Football Federation Australia]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=4/news=fifa-s-bureau-of-the-council-establishes-congress-review-working-group-for-footb.htmlFIFA’s Bureau of the Council today established a Congress Review Working Group (CRWG) for Football Federation Australia (FFA). This follows the recommendation made by the FIFA Member Associations Committee on 4 December 2017 and the recent visit to Sydney by a joint FIFA-AFC delegation.Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:41:00 GMT1529543142453<![CDATA[36 referees and 63 assistant referees appointed as Russia 2018 Match Officials]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/36-referees-and-63-assistant-referees-appointed-as-russia-2018-match-officials<p>The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 36 referees and 63 assistant referees, representing 46 different countries, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:21:00 GMT1529543140704<![CDATA[100,000 international transfers completed in ITMS]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=3/news=100-000-international-transfers-completed-in-itms.htmlFIFA’s International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) reached an important milestone today, as the 100,000th international transfer was processed since the system became mandatory in 2010. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:58:00 GMT1529543139682<![CDATA[FIFA clearly exceeding 2017 budget and expecting to beat target for full cycle by end of 2018 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=3/news=fifa-clearly-exceeding-2017-budget-and-expecting-to-beat-target-for-full-cycle-b.html<p>FIFA unveiled today a solid financial result for 2017 and a promising outlook for the end of the current cycle. </p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:47:00 GMT1529543139677<![CDATA[FIFA Council decides on key steps for the future of international competitions]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=3/news=fifa-council-decides-on-key-steps-for-the-future-of-international-competitions.html<p>The FIFA Council held its first meeting of the year today, in Bogotá, Colombia, where it discussed a number of milestone initiatives related to the future of international football competitions.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:29:00 GMT1529543139507<![CDATA[FIFA lifts suspension of Pakistan Football Federation]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=3/news=fifa-lifts-suspension-of-pakistan-football-federation.htmlOn 13 March 2018, FIFA lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on 10 October 2017 because of undue third-party interference.   Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:03:00 GMT1529543139492<![CDATA[356,700 FIFA World Cup tickets allocated within 24 hours]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/356-700-fifa-world-cup-tickets-allocated-within-24-hours<p>On the opening day of the latest first come, first served sales window, more than 350,000 tickets were allocated to fans around the world.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:38:00 GMT1529543139340<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee rejects the partial appeal lodged by Jeffrey Webb]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=3/news=fifa-appeal-committee-rejects-the-partial-appeal-lodged-by-jeffrey-webb.html<p>The FIFA Appeal Committee has rejected the partial appeal lodged by Jeffrey Webb, and confirmed the decision taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee. </p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:46:00 GMT1529543139293<![CDATA[FIFA launches digital presence in China]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=3/news=fifa-launches-digital-presence-in-china.htmlToday FIFA launched its digital presence in China on the Weibo platform. China has the world’s largest internet user base and Weibo is the country’s largest social media platform.  Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:45:00 GMT1529543139233<![CDATA[Trabzonspor sanctioned with registration ban for non-payment of transfer fee]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=3/news=trabzonspor-sanctioned-with-registration-ban-for-non-payment-of-transfer-fee.htmlTurkish Süper Lig club Trabzonspor have been banned from registering any new players for one entire registration period after non-payment of a transfer fee to AS Trenčín  of Slovakaia.Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:54:00 GMT1529543138763<![CDATA[Abily and Silvestre to assist on France 2018 draw]]>http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=3/news=abily-and-silvestre-to-assist-on-france-2018-draw.htmlThe Final Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 will be held at Rennes Opera House, on Thursday 8th March, International Women’s Day. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:32:00 GMT1529543137511<![CDATA[FIFA’s Big 5 Transfer Window Analysis]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=2/news=fifa-s-big-5-transfer-window-analysis.htmlAlmost USD 1 billion was spent in transfer fees by Big 5 clubs, with England and Spain setting new records in January .Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:24:00 GMT1529543136225<![CDATA[Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions: Updates on the FIFA World Cup™ and women’s tournaments]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/organising-committee-for-fifa-competitions-updates-on-the-fifa-world-cuptm-and-w<p>The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, chaired by Aleksander Ceferin, met at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today, with the main focus falling on the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Russia on 14 June. </p> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:01:00 GMT1529543136236<![CDATA[Match schedule for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 announced]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=2/news=match-schedule-for-fifa-womens-world-cup-france-2019-announced.html<p>Excitement continues to grow around the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, which will be held in France next year, and today the match schedule for the tournament was presented to the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions in Zurich.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:41:00 GMT1529543136115<![CDATA[Yadea presented as Regional Supporter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ for Asia]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/yadea-presented-as-regional-supporter-of-the-2018-fifa-world-cuptm-for-asia<p>The Chinese company Yadea, a market leader in the production of electric-powered motorcycles, bicycles and scooters, was today confirmed as a Regional Supporter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ during a ceremony held in Shanghai.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:26:00 GMT1529543134411<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets: impressive figures mark the closing of the current sales window]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cuptm-tickets-impressive-figures-mark-the-closing-of-t-2927411<p>4,905,169 2018 FIFA World Cup™ tickets had been requested by fans from all over the world before the random selection draw sales period concluded on 31 January.</p> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:19:00 GMT1529543134376<![CDATA[USD 6.37 billion spent in 2017 examined in FIFA Global Transfer Market Report]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=1/news=fifa-global-transfer-market-report-a-new-dimension-in-transfer-spendin-2927376.htmlThe new edition of FIFA&rsquo;s Global Transfer Market Report offers an overview of global international transfer activity at professional football clubs around the world throughout 2017.Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:10:00 GMT1529543133999<![CDATA[2018 FIFA World Cup: over four million tickets requested, sales window closes on Wednesday]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/2018-fifa-world-cup-over-four-million-tickets-requested-sales-window-c-2926999<p>With the random selection draw ticket sales period of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ set to draw to a close in just six days’ time, interest in FIFA’s flagship tournament shows no sign of letting up. 4,021,211 tickets have been requested since the start of the current sales period on 5 December 2017.</p> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:56:00 GMT