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All rights reservedrss listFri, 17 Aug 2018 08:05:00 GMTSun, 20 Jan 2019 18:40:44 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1548012656880<![CDATA[Normalisation committee appointed for Namibian FA]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2019/m=1/news=normalisation-committee-appointed-for-namibian-fa.html<p>The Bureau of the FIFA Council yesterday decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) in accordance with art. 14 par. 1 a) and art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:06:00 GMT1548012656886<![CDATA[FIFA statement on Hakeem Al Araibi]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2019/m=1/news=fifa-statement-on-hakeem-al-araibi.htmlWed, 09 Jan 2019 14:38:00 GMT1548012656157<![CDATA[A wind of digital change blows through Concacaf Member Associations]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=12/news=a-wind-of-digital-change-blows-through-concacaf-member-associations.html<p>A workshop presenting FIFA Connect, the innovative IT football registration platform, took place in the Panamanian capital city on 11 and 12 December with several local Member Associations (MAs) attending the training.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:33:00 GMT1548012656129<![CDATA[More than half the world watched record-breaking 2018 World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/more-than-half-the-world-watched-record-breaking-2018-world-cup<p>FIFA has today published the key findings of a comprehensive audit of consolidated final audience data for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which was broadcast live in every territory around the world from 14 June to 15 July this year.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 19:07:00 GMT1548012655222<![CDATA[Qatar unveils spectacular design for Lusail Stadium]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/qatar-unveils-spectacular-design-for-lusail-stadium<p>The remaining and perhaps most-anticipated design of the eight stadiums proposed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery &amp; Legacy (SC) to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ was unveiled today at a colourful gala event held at the Lusail Harbour, 15km north from Doha.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:47:00 GMT1548012654906<![CDATA[FIFA participates at the Sporting Chance Forum in Paris]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=12/news=fifa-participates-at-the-sporting-chance-forum-in-paris.html<p>This week in Paris FIFA is taking part in the Sporting Chance Forum 2018 to help drive progress towards a world of sport that fully respects human rights.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:42:00 GMT1548012654552<![CDATA[Burjeel Hospital announced as National Supporter of FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2018/m=12/news=burjeel-hospital-announced-as-national-supporter-of-fifa-club-world-cup-uae-2018.html<p>FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are pleased to announce the signing of Burjeel Hospital as a National Supporter of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018. The competition is due to be held in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from 12 to 22 December 2018.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:06:00 GMT1548012654031<![CDATA[Individual match ticket sales opening exclusively for Visa cardholders]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=12/news=individual-match-ticket-sales-opening-exclusively-for-visa-cardholders.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 09:52:00 GMT1548012653911<![CDATA[Task force holds inaugural meeting to discuss possible changes to FIFA tournaments ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=12/news=task-force-holds-inaugural-meeting-to-discuss-possible-changes-to-fifa-tournamen.html<p>Over the course of the next three months, representatives of the six confederations and FIFA will consider the sporting matters related to the possibility of establishing an overhauled FIFA Club World Cup and a worldwide Nations League.</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:48:00 GMT1548012653809<![CDATA[FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ match schedule confirmed]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=12/news=fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019tm-match-schedule-confirmed.html<p>FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ match schedule confirmed</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:30:00 GMT1548012653510<![CDATA[EDF announced as National Supporter of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=12/news=edf-announced-as-national-supporter-of-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019.html<p>EDF announced as National Supporter of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:27:00 GMT1548012653479<![CDATA[Squad lists for FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 announced ]]>http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/news/y=2018/m=12/news=squad-lists-for-fifa-club-world-cup-uae-2018-announced.html<p>The list of players for this year's FIFA Club World Cup have been revealed.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:28:00 GMT1548012648809<![CDATA[FIFA shares the benefits of Russia 2018 with 416 clubs around the globe]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-shares-the-benefits-of-russia-2018-with-416-clubs-around-the-globeTue, 04 Dec 2018 08:21:00 GMT1548012648767<![CDATA[Match officials appointed for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=12/news=match-officials-appointed-for-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019tm.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 11:59:00 GMT1548012648449<![CDATA[Infantino highlights football’s potential to unite at G20 summit]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=12/news=infantino-highlights-football-s-potential-to-unite-at-g20-summit.html<p>Football was presented today to the world’s most powerful leaders as a force for good that has the potential to help them address some of the challenges faced in modern society.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2018 15:42:00 GMT1548012648401<![CDATA[All 24 qualified teams now confirmed]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=12/news=wwc-qualified-teams-release.html<p>The 24 teams who will be competing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ have now been confirmed.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:59:00 GMT1548012648271<![CDATA[Draw participants for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ revealed]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=11/news=lights-camera-dare-to-shine-glittering-line-up-of-the-draw-for-the-fifa-women-s-.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 12:46:00 GMT1548012648006<![CDATA[New FIFA Regional Development Office opens in Johannesburg]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=new-fifa-regional-development-office-opens-in-johannesburg.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 12:21:00 GMT1548012647809<![CDATA[Second report of FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board published]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=11/news=second-report-of-fifa-s-human-rights-advisory-board-published.html<p>This is the board’s second formal report and covers the period from October 2017 to September 2018.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:19:00 GMT1548012647801<![CDATA[FIFA, CIES and UWI launch new Football Executive Programme for the Caribbean]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=11/news=fifa-cies-and-uwi-launch-new-football-executive-programme-for-the-caribbean.html<p>FIFA, the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) have announced a new strategic partnership today and launched the Football Executive Programme – a new professional development course designed to further enhance football administration across the Caribbean region.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 15:20:00 GMT1548012644566<![CDATA[Tender process launched in Spain for media rights to Qatar 2022, France 2019 and other FIFA events in 2019-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=11/news=tender-process-launched-in-spain-for-media-rights-to-qatar-2022-france-2019-and-.html<p>These media rights will cover TV, internet, mobile and radio transmissions.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT1548012644455<![CDATA[Normalisation committees appointed in Dominican Republic and Madagascar]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=11/news=normalisation-committees-appointed-in-dominican-republic-and-madagascar.html<p>The Bureau of the Council decided today to appoint normalisation committees for the Dominican Republic Football Association (FEDOFUTBOL) and the Madagascan Football Association (FMF) in accordance with art. 14 par. 1 (a) and art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:36:00 GMT1548012644442<![CDATA[Proman, experts in recruitment and workforce management, sign up as National Supporter of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=11/news=proman-experts-in-recruitment-and-workforce-management-sign-up-as-national-suppo.htmlMon, 12 Nov 2018 09:45:00 GMT1548012644155<![CDATA[150,000 FIFA Women's World Cup tickets sold since sales opened]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=11/news=150-000-fifa-women-s-world-cup-tickets-sold-since-sales-opened.htmlThu, 08 Nov 2018 15:14:00 GMT1548012643908<![CDATA[Tender processes launched in Italy, France and Scandinavia for media rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ and other FIFA events in 2019-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=11/news=tender-processes-launched-in-italy-france-and-scandinavia-for-media-rights-to-th.html<p>Simultaneously, ITTs have been launched in France (including French Overseas Territories) and Scandinavia for all editions of the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups, the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups, the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup taking place between 2019 and 2022.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:14:00 GMT1548012643765<![CDATA[FIFA Statement]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=11/news=fifa-statement.htmlFri, 02 Nov 2018 20:55:00 GMT1548012643288<![CDATA[Caribbean Member Associations gather in Barbados for FIFA Connect Workshop]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2018/m=10/news=caribbean-member-associations-gather-in-barbados-for-fifa-connect-workshop.html<p>Football administrators from over 22 Caribbean member associations have gathered in Barbados this week to take part in a four-day educational workshop on the FIFA Connect Programme – the global players and stakeholders registration online system.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:56:00 GMT1548012643215<![CDATA[Antel sign up as National Supporter of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=antel-sign-up-as-national-supporter-of-fifa-u-17-womens-world-cup-uruguay.html<p>FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018, due to be held from 13 November to 1 December 2018, are delighted to announce the signing of Antel as a National Supporter.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:34:00 GMT1548012643200<![CDATA[FIFA Council makes key decisions for the future of football development ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=10/news=fifa-council-makes-key-decisions-for-the-future-of-football-development.htmlFri, 26 Oct 2018 11:02:00 GMT1548012641691<![CDATA[Ticket packages for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ on sale]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=ticket-packages-for-the-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019tm-on-sale-tomorrow.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 13:32:00 GMT1548012641857<![CDATA[FIFA holds Compliance Summit with member associations and confederations]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=10/news=fifa-holds-compliance-summit-with-member-associations-and-confederations.html<p>As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen good governance and promote ethical conduct across the international football community, FIFA held its second Compliance Summit at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 17 and 18 October.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:21:00 GMT1548012641783<![CDATA[FIFA and the Sierra Leone Government discuss the situation of the Sierra Leone FA]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=10/news=fifa-and-the-sierra-leone-government-discuss-the-situation-of-the-sierra-leone-f.html<p>FIFA and the Sierra Leone Government discuss the situation of the Sierra Leone FA</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:35:00 GMT1548012641442<![CDATA[Crédit Agricole announced as National Supporter of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=credit-agricole-announced-as-national-supporter-of-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2018 14:22:00 GMT1548012640306<![CDATA[FIFA launches first-ever global strategy for women's football]]>http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2018/m=10/news=fifa-launches-first-ever-global-strategy-for-women-s-football.htmlTue, 09 Oct 2018 12:47:00 GMT1548012640278<![CDATA[Tender process launched in Finland for media rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and other FIFA events in 2019-2022]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=10/news=tender-process-launched-in-finland-for-media-rights-to-the-2022-fifa-world-cup-a.html<p>FIFA has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) in Finland for the media rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ as well as all editions of the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups, the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups, the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup taking place between 2019 and 2002.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 08:20:00 GMT1548012639866<![CDATA[FIFA suspends the Sierra Leone Football Association]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=10/news=fifa-suspends-the-sierra-leone-football-association.html<p>FIFA suspends the Sierra Leone Football Association</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:25:00 GMT1548012639856<![CDATA[Council of Europe and FIFA sign Memorandum of Understanding]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=10/news=council-of-europe-and-fifa-sign-memorandum-of-understanding.html<p>Council of Europe Secretary General Thørbjorn Jagland and FIFA President Gianni Infantino have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg to strengthen the co-operation between the two institutions and further develop synergies and partnerships in areas of shared interest.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT1548012639334<![CDATA[Organising Committee takes important decisions on FIFA Women’s World Cup]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=10/news=organising-committee-takes-important-decisions-on-fifa-women-s-world-cup.html<p>The Organising Committee (OC) for FIFA Competitions, chaired by Aleksander Ceferin, met at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today, with the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup™ at the core of the discussions.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 15:34:00 GMT1548012639260<![CDATA[“Same game, same emotion”, a slogan to unite the generations]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=9/news=same-game-same-emotion-a-slogan-to-unite-the-generations.html<p>“<em>Same game, same emotion</em><strong>”</strong> has been announced as the official slogan of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:03:00 GMT1548012639031<![CDATA[Fatma Samoura honoured by African Renaissance and Diaspora Network]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=9/news=fifa-secretary-general-fatma-samoura-honoured-by-african-renaissance-and-diaspor.htmlThu, 27 Sep 2018 06:43:00 GMT1548012638899<![CDATA[Football stakeholders endorse landmark reforms of the transfer system]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=9/news=football-stakeholders-endorse-landmark-reforms-of-the-transfer-system.htmlTue, 25 Sep 2018 14:22:00 GMT1548012638034<![CDATA[FIFA publishes first-ever report on women’s transfers]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=9/news=fifa-publishes-first-ever-report-on-women-s-transfers.html<p>For the first time ever, official information on international transfers of female professional players is presented in a new report entitled Women’s Transfers in ITMS.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:26:00 GMT1548012637639<![CDATA[FIFA’s Big 5 Transfer Window Analysis: Summer spending by clubs of the Big 5 surpasses USD 4 billion, driving global spending to new record highs]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=9/news=fifa-s-big-5-transfer-window-analysis-summer-spending-by-clubs-of-the-big-5-surp.html<p>The summer 2018 edition of FIFA’s <a href="https://www.fifatms.com/data-reports/reports/">Big 5 Transfer Window Analysis</a> is now available. The report is a summary of activity in the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) by clubs from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain (“the Big 5”) during this year’s summer registration period.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:12:00 GMT1548012636946<![CDATA[Extension of the FECAFOOT normalisation committee’s mandate ]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=9/news=extension-of-the-fecafoot-normalisation-committee-s-mandate.htmlTue, 04 Sep 2018 13:17:00 GMT1548012636423<![CDATA[Appointment of a normalisation committee in Ghana ]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=8/news=appointment-of-a-normalisation-committee-in-ghana.htmlWed, 29 Aug 2018 13:05:00 GMT1548012636391<![CDATA[FIFA President meets US President Trump]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=8/news=fifa-president-meets-us-president-trump.html<p>FIFA President Gianni Infantino was invited to the White House and met on Tuesday with the President of the United States Donald Trump.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:53:00 GMT1548012636014<![CDATA[FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctions Palestinian FA President ]]>http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/news/y=2018/m=8/news=fifa-disciplinary-committee-sanctions-palestinian-fa-president.htmlFri, 24 Aug 2018 10:39:00 GMT1548012635583<![CDATA[Update concerning the situation of the Nigeria Football Federation]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=8/news=update-concerning-the-situation-of-the-nigeria-football-federation.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 14:20:00 GMT1548012635231<![CDATA[FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctions a series of clubs]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=8/news=fifa-disciplinary-committee-sanctions-a-series-of-clubs.html<p>The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has taken a series of decisions in application of the new framework for debtor clubs that infringe art. 64 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. </p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:50:00 GMT