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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

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IR Iran first team to arrive in Russia

Zurich, June 5, 2018: Nine days ahead of the Opening Match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, IR Iran became the first team to arrive in Russia as they touched down today at 20:26 local time at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport. “Being in Russia is a dream come true for Iranian

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Morocco 2026 Qualifies for FIFA Congress Vote in Moscow

By Tom Lloyd, Rabat, Morocco, June 2, 2018: The Morocco 2026 Bid Committee has today received confirmation from the FIFA Evaluation Committee (“Task Force”) of its technical qualification to proceed to the FIFA Congress vote on 13 June in Moscow (Morocco 2026 Qualifies). The Kingdom of Morocco will now present its vision

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FIFA World Football Museum to host major exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow

Zurich, May 25, 2018: For the duration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the Hyundai Motorstudio on New Arbat Avenue in Moscow will host a major exhibition staged by the FIFA World Football Museum (Hyundai Motorstudio). Presented by FIFA Partner Hyundai, The History Makers will open on 9 June, five days

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Turkey 2024 hails decision to award 2020 UEFA Champions League Final to Istanbul

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Kiev, Ukraine, May 24, 2018: The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) and Turkey 2024 have hailed the decision to award the final of the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final to Istanbul. The city was announced as the host by the UEFA Executive Committee, who met in Kiev today ahead of

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Morocco 2026 unveil FIFA World Cup Winning captain, Lothar Matthäus, as new bid ambassador

By Tom Lloyd, Rabat, Morocco, May 18, 2018: Morocco 2026 is pleased to welcome the support of the iconic Lothar Matthäus, former captain of the German national team and winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup (bid ambassador Lothar Matthäus). Matthäus, a legend of world football, has expressed his delight in supporting

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AFC and Special Olympics Asia Pacific announce partnership

Kuala Lumpur, May 18, 2018: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Special Olympics Asia Pacific (SOAP) have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote social inclusion through football across Asia. The partnership will see 2 organisations deliver football development programmes for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Asia Pacific region.