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


FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Media Accreditation

Zurich, June 10, 2017: Written press, photographers and non-rights holders accredited for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 media accreditation can collect their accreditation cards at the accreditation centres located near each stadium, beginning on the day each respective Stadium Media Centre opens for the first time. The Stadium Media Centre opening dates


Indian football gets road map for future

Kuala Lumpur, June 7, 2017: Indian football gets road map for future: Stakeholders in Indian football have agreed a clearly defined road map to create the right structure for Indian club football in the coming years which would culminate in a new and sustainable future for the game across the country. At a


The CAS confirms the transfer ban imposed on club Atlético de Madrid

Lausanne, June 1, 2017: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between Club Atlético de Madrid SAD and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) regarding the decision rendered by the FIFA Appeal Committee (FIFA AC) dated 8 April 2016 in which the Spanish


First phase of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 tickets sold out in Kolkata

Kuala Lumpur, May 19, 2017: India’s historic road to hosting their first-ever FIFA event – the FIFA U-17 World Cup – was handed a major boost after all tickets released in the first phase in Kolkata were sold out in less than a day. Launched on Tuesday evening (local time), more than


Reminder: Media Accreditation and Group Stage 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Miami, May 18, 2017: The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) reminds media that the accreditation process for the 2017 Gold Cup is open. The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off on Friday, July 7 — 50 days from today. All media members wishing to attend matches should


Mahfuza Akhter aims to elevate women’s football in Asia

Kuala Lumpur, May 15, 2017: Mahfuza Akhter Kiron completed a remarkable journey when she became Asia’s female representative on the FIFA Council as the world football’s governing body met last week in Manama, Bahrain. Mahfuza Akhter Kiron was the first graduate from the FIFA Female Leadership Programme to make the journey to


FIFA Congress confirms next steps of the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Manama, Bahrain, May 11, 2017: FIFA’s 211 member associations assembled today in Manama, Bahrain for the 67th FIFA Congress. 2026 FIFA World Cup, The organisation’s supreme body made a few important decisions to validate reports on FIFA’s activities in 2016 and, more importantly, to agree on key steps for the future of


Four AFC members elected to FIFA Council

Bahrain, May 8, 2017: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations have today elected Mahfuza Kiron (Bangladesh), Zhang Jian (China PR), Chung Mong Gyu (Korea Republic) and Mariano V. Araneta Jr. (Philippines) for the four places allocated to Asia on the FIFA Council at the AFC Congress 2017 in Manama, Bahrain. With


Match officials appointed for FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

Zurich, Apr 28, 2017: With only two months to go before the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 kicks off at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on 17 June, FIFA has appointed 36 match officials, representing all six confederations. They have been selected by the FIFA Referees Committee from the list of candidates for