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AFC agrees rights deal with T Sports in Bangladesh

Kuala Lumpur, February 8, 2021: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced that T Sports will be their new media partner in Bangladesh for the next four years. The deal includes all major AFC national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to

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African Union Chairperson and FIFA President discuss ongoing strong collaboration

Zurich, Switzerland, Feb 5, 2021: Thursday, during a call that preceded the 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), AU Chairperson H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa and FIFA President Gianni Infantino spoke of the positive momentum generated between both organisations in the past

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FIFA launches first-ever digital platform dedicated to professional football

Zurich, January 25, 2021: FIFA has today launched the FIFA Professional Football Landscape, the first-ever digital database comprising key facts and figures on players, clubs, transfers and top-tier competitions across all 211 member associations. Bringing together data from a broad spectrum of key performance indicators that reflect the status of clubs and

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Important information and documentation for media wishing to cover the FIFA Club World Cup

Zurich, January 19, 2021: FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) would like to thank you for your interest in accreditation for the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™. Due to the impact of COVID-19, stringent health and safety protocols will be adhered to for the duration of the competition to ensure

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FIFA President supports African football’s restart in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, January 18, 2021: FIFA President Gianni Infantino concluded a two-day trip to Cameroon, where he has met with dignitaries of the country and key officials from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Cameroonian Football Association (Fecafoot). The trip coincided with the start of the African Nations Championship (CHAN),

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Education City and Ahmad Bin Ali stadiums to host FIFA Club World Cup 2020™

Zurich, January 18, 2021: Following confirmation that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and related quarantine measures required by the New Zealand authorities, Auckland City FC will be unable to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™, FIFA has adapted the competition’s match schedule. The competition format remains unchanged, with the

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FIFA and UNODC join forces to encourage football to speak out against match-fixing

Zurich, December 10, 2020: FIFA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have joined forces today, International Anti-Corruption Day, for a new campaign encouraging football to speak out against match-fixing and to raise awareness about FIFA’s confidential reporting platforms. Against the backdrop of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19

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FIFA launches new global volunteer programme to mark International Volunteer Day

Zurich, December 5, 2020: Recognising the vital contribution that volunteers make to football and FIFA tournaments, and to mark International Volunteer Day, FIFA has today announced the launch of a brand-new global volunteer programme, aimed at harnessing the passion for and interest in football around the world. Aligned with FIFA’s overall vision

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First women Medical Officers appointed in AFC men’s club competition

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 24, 2020: Dr. Zohreh Haratian and Dr. Bahar Hassanmiraei from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Janis Ann Figueroa Espino-De Vera from the Philippines and Dr. Liesel Geertsema from New Zealand have joined the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) history books by becoming the first women Medical Officers to be

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Two years to go: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ countdown draws closer

Zurich, November 20, 2020: Saturday, 21 November, marks exactly two years until the next and groundbreaking edition of the FIFA World Cup™. The compact nature, modern landscape and fascinating culture offered by the first edition of the event to be held in the Middle East and Arab world will guarantee a unique