FIFA’s 16th annual FIFA Fair Play Days campaign will kick off at the semi-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2012 tomorrow when Nigeria take on the USA, and the Japanese hosts play Germany. The campaign will also take place during the official international match dates between 7 and 11 September 2012.

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter is once more appealing to footballers around the world to show fair play and respect on and off the pitch.

“Fair play should be an attitude that we all subscribe to,” said Blatter. “As they are role models, I appeal to all players, officials and fans to play fair – on the pitch and off the pitch, during a game and in their everyday lives.”

FIFA recognises the crucial role of fair play and respect in sport and accepts the responsibility to apply them to all sporting activities. Football, as a team sport, can help to demonstrate the importance of tolerance, discipline, respect, and fair play, not only in the game, but also in life. Therefore, FIFA’s Fair Play campaign involves much more than simply promoting fair play on the pitch.

Read more about the FIFA Fair Play Days by clicking on the links which can be found on the right hand side.