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All rights reservedrss listSat, 16 Jun 2018 22:37:00 GMTThu, 18 Oct 2018 07:18:54 GMTFIFA.com<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Media - Media Releases]]>//img.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gifhttp://www.fifa.com/index.html13928rssFifa1539846531442<![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 GMT1539846530306<![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 GMT1539846530278<![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 GMT1539846529866<![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 GMT1539846529856<![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 GMT1539846529334<![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 GMT1539846529260<![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 GMT1539846529031<![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 GMT1539846528899<![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 GMT1539846528034<![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 GMT1539846527639<![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 GMT1539846526946<![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 GMT1539846526423<![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 GMT1539846526391<![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 GMT1539846526014<![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 GMT1539846525583<![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 GMT1539846525231<![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 GMT1539846525064<![CDATA[Outcome of meeting between Government of Ghana and FIFA to discuss next steps for football administration in Ghana]]>http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2018/m=8/news=outcome-of-meeting-between-government-of-ghana-and-fifa-to-discuss-next-steps-fo.htmlThu, 16 Aug 2018 15:27:00 GMT1539846524740<![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 GMT1539846523626<![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 GMT1539846521846<![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 GMT1539846521716<![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 GMT1539846521057<![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 GMT1539846520809<![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 GMT1539846519268<![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 GMT1539846518809<![CDATA[FIFA statement on beoutQ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/fifa-statement-on-beoutqWed, 11 Jul 2018 15:37:00 GMT1539846518163<![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 GMT1539846516079<![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 GMT1539846503393<![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 GMT1539846503366<![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 GMT1539846498636<![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 GMT1539846489538<![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 GMT1539846489346<![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 GMT1539846486912<![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 GMT1539846488859<![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 GMT1539846488620<![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 GMT1539846488192<![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 GMT1539846488155<![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 GMT1539846488146<![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 GMT1539846487211<![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 GMT1539846486469<![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 GMT1539846486448<![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 GMT1539846486317<![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 GMT1539846486169<![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 GMT1539846485844<![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 GMT1539846485781<![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 GMT1539846485408<![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 GMT1539846485357<![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 GMT1539846485163<![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 GMT