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Match officials appointed for FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

Zurich, Apr 28, 2017: With only two months to go before the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 kicks off at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on 17 June, FIFA has appointed 36 match officials, representing all six confederations. They have been selected by the FIFA Referees Committee from the list of candidates for

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Leaders of world refereeing gather in Asia for ground-breaking workshop

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 25, 2017: Ground Breaking Workshop, The development of world refereeing took centre stage in Asia today as some of the biggest names in world refereeing gathered for the opening of the inaugural Refereeing Experts Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ground Breaking Workshop, The two-day workshop, which the Asian Football

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United States, Canada and Mexico Declare Intention to Submit Unified Bid to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

New York, April 10, 2017: CONCACAF member nations the United States, Canada and Mexico today declared their intention to submit formally a unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The historic unified bid, which would represent the first time that three nations would jointly host a FIFA competition, was announced

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AFC Village legacy programme launched

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 3, 2017: Village legacy, The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today launched a long-term legacy programme for one of its key social responsibility initiatives, the AFC Village. The AFC Village is an award-winning housing project in Tacloban, the Philippines, giving new homes to families who were left homeless by Typhoon

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FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017: Match schedule and Official Slogan unveiled

Zurich, Mar 27, 2017: Following a week-long inspection tour of the six venues chosen for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, and with less than 200 days to go until the footballing talents of the future compete on the pitch, FIFA and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have released the official

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Media accreditation process for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 is now open

Zurich, Mar 16, 2017: FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, which will take place in 6 venues from 20 May to 11 June, is now open via the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for accreditation applications is Sunday, 16

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Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar to participate in FIFA U-20 World Cup draw

Zurich, March 8, 2017: Diego Maradona Pablo Aimar, FIFA can today announce that two Argentinian football legends, Diego Maradona and Pablo Aimar, will participate in the draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, to be held at the Suwon Artrium on 15 March 2017. Maradona and Aimar are no

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Qatar Innovation Community Will Benefit 2022 FIFA World Cup

By Paul Hughes, Qatar, Mar 8, 2017: The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and Ooredoo, along with 15 national stakeholders, have joined forces to launch Qatar Innovation Community (QIC) in an effort to accelerate innovation across Qatar and

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AFC hosts first Development Stakeholder Workshop

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 1, 2017: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) efforts to enhance the capabilities of its Member Associations were further underlined yesterday at the AFC Development Stakeholder Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The aim of the workshop, the first of its kind conducted by the AFC, was to stimulate strategic discussions

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Official Mascot unveiled for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

Zurich, Feb 10, 2017: FIFA U17 World Cup India, With 238 days to go until the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the Official Mascot of the tournament was revealed today at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In a ceremony attended by India’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports,