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First women Medical Officers appointed in AFC men’s club competition

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 24, 2020: Dr. Zohreh Haratian and Dr. Bahar Hassanmiraei from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Janis Ann Figueroa Espino-De Vera from the Philippines and Dr. Liesel Geertsema from New Zealand have joined the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) history books by becoming the first women Medical Officers to be

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Two years to go: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ countdown draws closer

Zurich, November 20, 2020: Saturday, 21 November, marks exactly two years until the next and groundbreaking edition of the FIFA World Cup™. The compact nature, modern landscape and fascinating culture offered by the first edition of the event to be held in the Middle East and Arab world will guarantee a unique

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FIFA steps up protection of female players and football coaches

Zurich, November 19, 2020: The FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee (FSC) has backed two sets of landmark reforms to strengthen the protection of female players, as well as football coaches. The reforms, developed in close cooperation with stakeholders, will establish new global minimum standards for female players, particularly in relation to maternity. “Following

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Update on FIFA Club World Cup 2020 and women’s youth tournaments following decisions by the Bureau of the Council

Zurich, November 17, 2020: In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on football, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken a number of decisions related to FIFA competitions, including the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 as well as the women’s youth tournaments planned for 2020. Following

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Football Federation Australia congratulates South Australia Govt on FIFA Women’s World Cup Bid decision

By Daniel Rollinson, Adelaide, Australia, Nov 12, 2019: Football Federation Australia (FFA) today congratulated the South Australian Government and Premier Steven Marshall MP for their decision to fully back the Bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. FFA Chief Executive David Gallop AM said he was delighted that South Australia

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Football Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia: Historic CBA closes football’s gender pay gap

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Sydney, Australia, Nov 06, 2019: Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) have struck a new landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that closes the pay gap between Australia’s National Teams, the Caltex Socceroos and the Westfield Matildas. The new, four-year CBA will see the Caltex Socceroos and

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World Soccer Star Legends to face off local talent in Karachi at Rahat Stadium, World Soccer Stars Versus FC Karachi

Karachi, Nov 2, 2019: Pakistan’s most awaited soccer exhibition tour ‘World Soccer Stars’ is confirmed for 9th and 10th November 2019 (Soccer Stars Versus FC). The WSS legends are all set to play an exhibition match in Karachi on the 9th of November versus the FC Karachi football club at Rahat Stadium,

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AIA appoints Dugout to increase viewership of content created with Tottenham Hotspur FC

By Daniel Rollinson, London, UK, October 29, 2019: AIA Group Limited – the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group and Global Principal Partner of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club – has appointed global media platform Dugout to conduct an international marketing campaign and help maximise the impact of its football activity

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FIFA U-17 World Cup™: educating players for life

Zurich, Oct 25, 2019: Before the ball starts rolling on Saturday at the 18th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup™, FIFA has taken the opportunity to hold interactive sessions for all participating member associations in order to brief them on match manipulation and betting prevention while strengthening their capacity to recognise,

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World Soccer Stars tour of Pakistan returns in November 2019

Karachi, Pakistan, Oct 25, 2019: Pakistan’s most awaited soccer exhibition tour ‘World Soccer Stars’ is confirmed for 9th and 10th November 2019. The star-studded line up featuring Ricardo Kaka (Brazil), Luis Figo, (Portugal), Carles Puyol (Spain) and Nicolas Anelka (France) will see legends lock horns in a showcase exhibition tour featuring players