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All rights reservedrss listTue, 20 Mar 2018 11:05:00 GMTTue, 14 Aug 2018 18:23:51 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1534270421740<![CDATA[Nigeria and Ghana given final deadline or face suspension]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=8/news=nigeria-and-ghana-given-final-deadline-or-face-suspension.htmlTue, 14 Aug 2018 10:01:00 GMT1534270420849<![CDATA[Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee bans football official Kalusha Bwalya]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=8/news=adjudicatory-chamber-of-the-independent-ethics-committee-bans-football-officia-1.html<p>The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Kalusha Bwalya, member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for two years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:34:00 GMT1534270420626<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee rejects the appeal lodged by Ramón Maradiaga]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=8/news=fifa-appeal-committee-rejects-the-appeal-lodged-by-ramon-maradiaga.htmlThu, 09 Aug 2018 12:23:00 GMT1534270418846<![CDATA[SNCF on board as National Supporter of FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2018 and FIFA Women's World Cup 2019™ in France ]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=8/news=sncf-on-board-as-national-supporter-of-fifa-u-20-women-s-world-cup-2018-and-fifa.htmlThu, 02 Aug 2018 06:41:00 GMT1534270418716<![CDATA[FIFA Appeal Committee partially confirms ban on Gordon Derrick ]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=7/news=fifa-appeal-committee-partially-confirms-ban-on-gordon-derrick.html<p>The FIFA Appeal Committee has taken the following decision on the appeal lodged by Gordon Derrick, the former General Secretary of the Antigua &amp; Barbuda Football Association and President of the Caribbean Football Union.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 10:37:00 GMT1534270418057<![CDATA[The Best FIFA Football Awards reveals 2018 nominees]]>http://www.fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2018/m=7/news=the-best-fifa-football-awards-reveals-2018-nominees.html<p>FIFA has today revealed the shortlisted candidates for four of the individual trophies, which will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony in London on 24 September 2018.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 08:23:00 GMT1534270417809<![CDATA[Six clubs face bans from registering players as FIFA Disciplinary Committee implements new procedure to ensure compliance with financial duties]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=7/news=six-clubs-face-bans-from-registering-players-as-fifa-disciplinary-committee-impl.htmlThu, 19 Jul 2018 13:35:00 GMT1534270416268<![CDATA[Natalia Vodianova and Philipp Lahm to accompany the Official FIFA World Cup™ Original Trophy and Travel Case designed by Louis Vuitton at the FIFA World Cup™ Final]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/natalia-vodianova-and-philipp-lahm-to-accompany-the-official-fifa-world-cuptm-or<p>FIFA Legend and 2014 FIFA World Cup™ winner <a href="https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/lahm-we-will-pass-our-pride-to-winners-2985215">Philipp Lahm </a>will be accompanied by Russian supermodel, activist, and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova when coming onto the pitch of the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow before kick-off of the World Cup Final with the FIFA World Cup™ Original Trophy in the newly designed Louis Vuitton travel case.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:08:00 GMT1534270415809<![CDATA[FIFA statement on beoutQ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-statement-on-beoutqWed, 11 Jul 2018 15:37:00 GMT1534270415163<![CDATA[#FIFAStadiumDJ competition results in most engaged Tweet about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ to date]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifastadiumdj-competition-results-in-most-engaged-tweet-about-the-2018-fifa-worl<p>FIFA has netted its most retweeted tweet ever thanks to the #FIFAStadiumDJ competition, a global fan engagement campaign powered by Vivo. </p> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:12:00 GMT1534270413079<![CDATA[17 referees, 37 assistant referees and 10 Video Assistant Referees appointed for next phase of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/17-referees-37-assistant-referees-and-10-video-assistant-referees-appointed<p>The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 17 referees, 37 assistant referees and 10 Video Assistant Referees for the final phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. </p> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 22:28:00 GMT1534270400393<![CDATA[Latest decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in relation to third-party rules]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=6/news=latest-decisions-of-the-fifa-disciplinary-committee-in-relation-to-third-party-r.htmlTue, 26 Jun 2018 10:12:00 GMT1534270400366<![CDATA[adidas Football Reveals Official Match Ball for the Knockout Stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/adidas-football-reveals-official-match-ball-for-the-knockout-stage-of-the-2018-fMon, 25 Jun 2018 20:46:00 GMT1534270395636<![CDATA[FIFA and Snap team up for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-and-snap-team-up-for-2018-fifa-world-cup-russiatmThu, 21 Jun 2018 16:18:00 GMT1534270386538<![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 GMT1534270386346<![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 GMT1534270383912<![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 GMT1534270385859<![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 GMT1534270385620<![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 GMT1534270385192<![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 GMT1534270385155<![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 GMT1534270385146<![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 GMT1534270384211<![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 GMT1534270383469<![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 GMT1534270383448<![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 GMT1534270383317<![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 GMT1534270383169<![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 GMT1534270382844<![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 GMT1534270382781<![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 GMT1534270382408<![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 GMT1534270382357<![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 GMT1534270382163<![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 GMT1534270381380<![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 GMT1534270381200<![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 GMT1534270380506<![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 GMT1534270379521<![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 GMT1534270377037<![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 GMT1534270376656<![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 GMT1534270371576<![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 GMT1534270371572<![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 GMT1534270370095<![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 GMT1534270369472<![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 GMT1534270367451<![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 GMT1534270367415<![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 GMT1534270367402<![CDATA[Arkema, first National Supporter of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™]]>http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/news/y=2018/m=4/news=arkema-first-national-supporter-of-the-fifa-women-s-world-cup-france-2019tm.html<p>FIFA and the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, due to be held from 7 June to 7 July 2019, are delighted to announce the signing of Arkema as their first National Supporter.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:41:00 GMT1534270367293<![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 GMT1534270367201<![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 GMT1534270366453<![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 GMT1534270364704<![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 GMT