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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

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Shinji Kagawa announced as Laureus Ambassador

London, July 5, 2017: Ahead of the start of the new football season, Laureus FC is pleased to announce Japanese football star Shinji Kagawa as a new Ambassador for Laureus Sport for Good (Shinji Kagawa Laureus Ambassador). Shinji joins an illustrious list of football stars who all share a belief in the

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A young and highly-energetic gazelle unveiled as Official Mascot, FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017

Abu Dhabi, June 27, 2017: An important milestone on the road to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 took place at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi today as the Official Mascot of the tournament was announced. A gazelle nicknamed ‘Dhabi’ made his first public appearance since 2010 in front of hundreds

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UNHCR becomes AFC social responsibility partner

Kuala Lumpur, June 20, 2017: UNHCR becomes AFC social responsibility partner, The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday in Malaysia. Cooperation between the two organisations will take place under auspices of the recently launched AFC Dream Asia Foundation. The signing