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Counting down to the FIFA World Cup

Sao Paulo: A hundred days remaining to the beginning of the FIFA World Cup™, São Paulo is under the expectation of hosting six games of the biggest sporting event on the planet. Its preparations include projects related to social and economic development of the east area of the city, including new jobs


FIFA Task Force Israel-Palestine confirms progress

Zurich, Feb 03, 2014: Under the chairmanship of FIFA President Blatter and in the presence of FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, the President of the Israel Football Association (IFA), Avi Luzon, and the President of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA), Jibril Al Rajoub, as well as representatives from the AFC and UEFA,


Stars sign up for 11th annual match against Poverty

Zurich, Jan 16, 2014: Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina, and international football players Deco, Pavel Nedved, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty taking place on 4 March at the STADE DE


FIFA Task Force for Women’s Football hold first meeting

Zurich, Jan 15, 2014: The FIFA Task Force for Women’s Football, chaired by Moya Dodd, co-opted member of the FIFA Executive Committee and AFC Executive Committee member, held its first meeting today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. During its first session, the task force formed by several experts and specialists


Referee trios and support duos appointed

Zurich, Jan 15, 2014: The FIFA Referees Committee, meeting in Zurich yesterday (14 January 2014) under the chairmanship of Jim Boyce (Northern Ireland), has appointed 25 referee trios and eight support duos representing 43 different countries for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. FIFA has implemented a comprehensive programme to ensure that


FIFA’s direct financial support reaches $1 billion

Zurich, Jan 14, 2014: A landmark announcement in the history of FIFA’s development initiatives was made at the Home of FIFA today, 14 January 2014, with the direct financial support programmes of world football’s governing body hitting the USD 1 billion mark for the first time since their inception by FIFA President


FIFA and Visa extend relationship until 2022

Zurich, Jan 14, 2014: FIFA and Visa, the leading global electronic payments company, today announced the extension of their relationship until 2022. As a top-level FIFA Partner, this extension secures Visa’s global marketing rights and product category exclusivity for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ and


About the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2013 Zurich

Zurich, Jan 12, 2014: The FIFA World Player Gala has been in existence since 1991. During the last decade, it has undergone some significant changes, not least of which took place in 2010, when it merged with France Football’s Ballon d’Or award to form the new “FIFA Ballon d’Or“. Event: FIFA Ballon


Media accreditation launch for FIFA World Cup™

Zurich, Dec 11, 2013: FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ has been launched via the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for submitting accreditation requests is 31 January 2014. Media accreditation via the FIFA Media Channel is only for the written press,


Asian MAs will be excellent hosts: AFC President

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 5, 2013: Asian MAs will be excellent hosts: AFC President Kuala Lumpur: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has expressed confidence that AFC Member Associations will prove to be magnificent hosts of the FIFA age-group competitions and FIFA Congress. The FIFA Executive Committee awarded the hosting rights