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Official Match Ball for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™ revealed

Zurich, May 19, 2021: FIFA and adidas have revealed the Official Match Ball for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™. The Conext 21 Pro Beach match ball comes with a new vivid orange colour that celebrates the spirit of the exciting event while enhancing the fan viewing experience at home

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FIFA Futsal WC 2021 Challenge mobile game launches

Zurich, May 13, 2021: A new game celebrating the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ has launched today, bringing the fun and excitement of futsal’s premier tournament to the mobile phones of football fans and casual gamers worldwide. The FIFA Futsal WC 2021 Challenge app fuses the thrills of football’s popular five-a-side

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FIFA Fund for Football Players: over 1,000 applications approved

Zurich, May 12, 2021: Following the landmark agreement reached by FIFA and FIFPRO in 2020 to establish the FIFA Fund for Football Players (FIFA FFP), which provides financial support to players who have not been paid and have no chance of duly receiving the wages agreed with their clubs, a total of

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FIFA Foundation Campus Programme pilot launches in Armenia

Zurich, May 11, 2021: The FIFA Foundation Campus Programme, a brand new global initiative that gives girls and boys from under-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to play football and develop their personal and social learning in a safe environment during school breaks, was launched in Yerevan, Armenia last week. Mobilising football as a

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Kaunas to host FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ final

Zurich, April 30, 2021: With less than six months to go until the start of the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021™, the tournament’s match schedule was unveiled today. Kaunas has confirmed as the host of the opening and final matches, with Vilnius and Klaipėda completing the list of host cities for the

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Excitement mounts ahead of FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ draw

Zurich, April 26, 2021: Ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ draw on Tuesday, 27 April (9 PM local time), the qualifying matches for the tournament have been decided. Of the 23 nations involved, the 14 lowest-ranked teams according to the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings will participate in

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Respect and dialogue needed to restore normality as breakaway league is strongly disapproved

Zurich, April 20, 2021: FIFA President Gianni Infantino has called for respect and dialogue as he expressed FIFA’s strong disapproval of the proposed European breakaway league project, and has requested that the concerned parties consider their position in line with respecting the institutions that exist to protect the interest of national, European

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FIFA World Cup 2022™ media rights awarded in Italy

Zurich, April 09, 2021: Following the tender process for the Italian media rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022™, FIFA has awarded the exclusive rights to the competition to Rai, the Italian national public service broadcaster. Rai has awarded multi-platform rights across television, digital and radio, and will provide an extremely strong

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MoU for African schools football competition signed in Congo DR

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 8, 2021: Today in Kinshasa, FIFA, the Congo DR Football Association (FECOFA) and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) signed an historic MoU that will see the creation of a schools football championship. At a signing ceremony in the iconic Palais des Nations

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FIFA suspends Chad and Pakistan football associations

Zurich, April 07, 2021: The Bureau of the FIFA Council took the following decisions concerning the governance of two member associations. Suspension of the Chadian Football Association The Bureau of the FIFA Council decided to suspend the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference. The suspension prompted by