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Football development highlighted in visit to the Central African Republic

Bangui, Central African Republic, February 19, 2021: A meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, a national honour from the Central African Republic, and a presentation of a ground-breaking project involving the Central African Republic Football Association (RCA), the French Football Federation (FFF) and FIFA, highlighted FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s first-ever visit to Bangui.

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FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 to take football into another world

Zurich, February 19, 2021: As the dust settles on the draw for the FIFAe Club World Cup™ zone finals, the remaining 42 teams represented by two players each eye up who stands between them and triumph. The greatest FIFAe club event, played on EA SPORTS FIFA 21, will see the best esports

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African Union and FIFA commit to build on positive results and to accelerate collaboration

Zurich, February 12, 2021: Two years to the day of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations, African Union (AU) Chairperson Félix Tshisekedi and FIFA President Gianni Infantino have discussed an action plan that will accelerate several aspects of the agreement aimed at contributing for the benefit of African society,

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Official FIFA Awards: Robert Lewandowski wins adidas Golden Ball and Alibaba Cloud Award

Zurich, February 11, 2021: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern München confirmed as the best player at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™ after the official awards announced. Lewandowski won the adidas Golden Ball which is awarded to the best player by the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG). Andre Pierre Gignac of

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AFC agrees rights deal with T Sports in Bangladesh

Kuala Lumpur, February 8, 2021: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced that T Sports will be their new media partner in Bangladesh for the next four years. The deal includes all major AFC national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to

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African Union Chairperson and FIFA President discuss ongoing strong collaboration

Zurich, Switzerland, Feb 5, 2021: Thursday, during a call that preceded the 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), AU Chairperson H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa and FIFA President Gianni Infantino spoke of the positive momentum generated between both organisations in the past

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FIFA launches first-ever digital platform dedicated to professional football

Zurich, January 25, 2021: FIFA has today launched the FIFA Professional Football Landscape, the first-ever digital database comprising key facts and figures on players, clubs, transfers and top-tier competitions across all 211 member associations. Bringing together data from a broad spectrum of key performance indicators that reflect the status of clubs and

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Important information and documentation for media wishing to cover the FIFA Club World Cup

Zurich, January 19, 2021: FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) would like to thank you for your interest in accreditation for the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™. Due to the impact of COVID-19, stringent health and safety protocols will be adhered to for the duration of the competition to ensure

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FIFA President supports African football’s restart in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, January 18, 2021: FIFA President Gianni Infantino concluded a two-day trip to Cameroon, where he has met with dignitaries of the country and key officials from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Cameroonian Football Association (Fecafoot). The trip coincided with the start of the African Nations Championship (CHAN),

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Education City and Ahmad Bin Ali stadiums to host FIFA Club World Cup 2020™

Zurich, January 18, 2021: Following confirmation that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and related quarantine measures required by the New Zealand authorities, Auckland City FC will be unable to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™, FIFA has adapted the competition’s match schedule. The competition format remains unchanged, with the