Zurich – Switzerland, Sept 23, 2013: FIFA is pleased to announce that the accreditation process for media representatives wishing to cover the Final Draw of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ will take place via the FIFA Media Channel from 23 September until 18 October 2013.
The draw ceremony will be conducted at an event in Costa do Sauípe in Bahia, approximately 90 km north of Salvador, on 6 December 2013. A shuttle service will be provided between the international airport in Salvador and Costa do Sauípe during the week of the draw.
Media accreditation for written press and photographers will be managed through the FIFA Media Channel. In order to facilitate the coverage of media events during the days preceding the draw, applications via the FIFA Media Channel are also accepted from Non-Rights Holders (NRHs, media entities that have not acquired the rights for the broadcast coverage of the event). Please note that on the draw day, NRHs will have access to the Media Centre but not to any activities in the draw hall (the actual draw ceremony and the mixed zone).
There is a separate accreditation process for FIFA Media Rights Licensees (MRLs) that is serviced by the FIFA Broadcaster Servicing Team. A specific MRL link for the online accreditation registration will be made available to the MRLs by the FIFA Broadcaster Servicing Team.
Please note that approval to access the FIFA Media Channel does not mean you have been granted accreditation. Media accreditation for any FIFA event requires the completion of an accreditation form that can be accessed from the media channel.
An additional accreditation window will be opened to media from the countries qualified in the play-off matches played mid-November.
All applications are subject to confirmation, which will not be on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with further information in due course. Furthermore, please be advised that international applicants are responsible for obtaining their own visas.
More information, including a selection of media hotels, can be found on the FIFA Media Channel.
Main media activities during the Final Draw week:
2 December 2013
Opening of the Media Centre
3 December 2013
Press conference following the meeting of the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup – the meeting which will determine the draw procedure.
5 December 2013
Press conference following the meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee
6 December 2013
Final Draw event (14.00 Rio time / 17.00 CET), followed by a mixed zone
Additional media activities are still to be confirmed and will be communicated in due course. —- FIFA/ Photo by Mike Hewitt – FIFA via Getty Images