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Appeal of Jerome Valcke is dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Lausanne, July 27, 2018: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by Jerome Valcke appeal, former Secretary General of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), against the decision issued by the FIFA Appeal Committee (FIFA AC decision) dated 24 June 2016 (with reasons notified on 3

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25% of Turkey 2024’s volunteer programme will be members of the nation’s settled refugee community

By Tom Lloyd, Istanbul, Turkey, July 25, 2018: Turkey 2024 has pledged that 25 per cent of its volunteer programme refugee community for UEFA EURO 2024 will be comprised of settled refugees, aligning with its vision to deliver a tournament that promotes inclusion, diversity and accessibility for all. The integration of the

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The Best FIFA Football Awards reveals 2018 nominees

Zurich, July 24, 2018: FIFA has today revealed (Football Awards reveals) 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. The announcement comes after a spectacular 2018 FIFA World Cup™, where football’s finest showcased their

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Statement by the Turkish Football Federation

By Tom Lloyd, Istanbul, Turkey, July 24, 2018: A spokesperson for the Turkish Football Federation [TFF], said: “Following international footballer Mesut Özil’s statements this week, the Turkish Football Federation has been asked to comment on the player’s views and recent experiences. “The TFF offers its full support to Mesut Özil and his

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Ticket sales for biggest and best-ever AFC Asian Cup to begin on July 30

Kuala Lumpur, July 23, 2018: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Local Organising Committee have confirmed that tickets for Asia’s most prestigious tournament will go on sale on Monday, July 30, 2018 (Ticket sales AFC Asian Cup). As the excitement builds to the most eagerly-anticipated spectacle

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Russia 2018: The biggest ever tournament on Social Media

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, July 17, 2018: From Paris to Bordeaux, Marseille to Lille, all of France is still celebrating its second World Cup title (Russia 2018 Social Media).           While Les Bleus reigned victorious on the pitch in Russia, they couldn’t finish as champions in the social media

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Women playing and working in football across Asia star in AFC’s campaign

Kuala Lumpur, June 18, 2018: The “It’s My Game” campaign by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) continues this week with new videos highlighting exceptional women playing football and working in the game across the Continent (Women playing). The campaign celebrates women’s contribution to Asian football and emphasises their varied roles within it,

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Morocco 2026 Bid Committee Statement

Moscow, Russia, June 13, 2018: Following the selection of the United bid for the organization of the 2026 FIFA World Cup at FIFA Congress held in Moscow today, the Morocco 2026 Bid Committee has congratulated the North American trio and wished them good luck in the next eight years. The Bid Committee

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New era for Asian football begins as AFC agrees partnership with DDMC Fortis

Kuala Lumpur, June 12, 2018: The decision of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to enter into an agreement with DDMC Fortis has confirmed the growing value of Asian football’s national and club team competitions. The agreement covers all commercial rights and services for all AFC National Team and Club competitions, beginning with

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New player social media ranking tool launched ahead of Russia 2018

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, London, UK, June 11, 2018: Over eight billion digital interactions are expected during this summer’s World Cup, the equivalent of every person in the world liking or commenting on content related to the tournament. The event promises to shatter social media records across all platforms (New player social media