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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens cap dream season at The Best FIFA Football Awards™

London, Oct 24, 2017: Following an incredible season of continental glory – at club and national team level, respectively – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens today picked up football’s top individual accolades at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 in London. Winner of the inaugural The Best Men’s Player award in January

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FIFA suspends the Pakistan Football Federation

Zurich, Oct 11, 2017: FIFA has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council dated 10 October 2017 on account of undue third-party interference (FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation). The Bureau took this decision as a result

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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 Official Emblem unveiled

Zurich, Sept 22, 2017: FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 today unveiled the Official Emblem of the competition in Rennes, France (FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup France 2018). The youth competition will take place in the Brittany region of France from 5

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Official Slogan and Emblem of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 launched today

Paris, Sept 19, 2017: The Musée de l’Homme, located on Paris’ famous Place du Trocadéro, hosted the launch of the Official Emblem and Slogan of the FIFA Women World Cup France 2019 today. FIFA President Gianni Infantino and French Football Federation (FFF) and Local Organising Committee (LOC) President Noël le Graët were

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Media accreditation for the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ is now open

Zurich, Sept 16, 2017: FIFA is pleased to announce that the accreditation process for media representatives wishing to cover the Final Draw 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which will be conducted at an event inside the concert hall at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace on 1 December 2017, has been launched via the

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UEFA launches new #EqualGame adverts starring Hegerberg, Messi, Pogba, Ronaldo & amateur players

By Sujit Jasani, September 11, 2017: Some of football’s biggest stars joined forces with amateur players from around Europe in the advertisements for #EqualGame, UEFA’s new RESPECT social responsibility campaign, which positively promotes inclusion, diversity and accessibility in football (EqualGame adverts). Ada Hegerberg, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo feature together

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The road to AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Begins: 500 days to go

Kuala Lumpur, August 23, 2017: The countdown to Asia’s largest football event – the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 – has begun. Just 500 days are left until the opening game of this world-class tournament which is much anticipated by the millions of passionate football fans in Asia (AFC Asian Cup UAE

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The search is on for sport’s most emotional moment

London, Aug 01, 2017: They are moments in sport you can never forget: TV commentator Gary Lineker freaking out after a Barcelona goal; the remarkable story of a schoolboy basketball star with no arms; a six-year-old in tears because his F1 favourite has crashed out. Emotional, inspirational, heart-warming (sports emotional moment). Starting today

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Timor-Leste’s Orlando Marques Henriques banned for life

Kuala Lumpur, July 13, 2017: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has yesterday banned Orlando Marques Henriques from taking part in any kind of football-related activity for life for violating Article 69 and Article 62 of the AFC Disciplinary Code (2014 Edition). The former Timor-Leste Technical Director was found

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AFC Futsal Championship 2018 hopefuls learn their opponents

Kuala Lumpur, July 6, 2017: AFC Futsal Championship 2018 hopefuls discovered their qualifying opponents during the official draw at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday. Teams competing in the qualifiers were divided into four zones – East, ASEAN, South & Central and West where they were seeded within their