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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Leaders of world refereeing gather in Asia for ground-breaking workshop

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 25, 2017: Ground Breaking Workshop, The development of world refereeing took centre stage in Asia today as some of the biggest names in world refereeing gathered for the opening of the inaugural Refereeing Experts Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ground Breaking Workshop, The two-day workshop, which the Asian Football

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United States, Canada and Mexico Declare Intention to Submit Unified Bid to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

New York, April 10, 2017: CONCACAF member nations the United States, Canada and Mexico today declared their intention to submit formally a unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The historic unified bid, which would represent the first time that three nations would jointly host a FIFA competition, was announced

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AFC Village legacy programme launched

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 3, 2017: Village legacy, The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today launched a long-term legacy programme for one of its key social responsibility initiatives, the AFC Village. The AFC Village is an award-winning housing project in Tacloban, the Philippines, giving new homes to families who were left homeless by Typhoon

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FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017: Match schedule and Official Slogan unveiled

Zurich, Mar 27, 2017: Following a week-long inspection tour of the six venues chosen for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, and with less than 200 days to go until the footballing talents of the future compete on the pitch, FIFA and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have released the official