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FIFA World Cup Official Emblem revealed

Moscow, Oct 28, 2014: 2018 FIFA World Cup, The first part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ brand identity was revealed today with the launch of the event’s Official Emblem. This key visual asset of the first FIFA World Cup™ to be held on Russian soil was unveiled with the assistance of

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FIFA Club World Cup Welcome Tour to kick off in Buenos Aires

Zurich, Oct 17, 2014: On 19 and 20 October 2014 the FIFA Club World Cup Welcome Tour presented by TOYOTA is set to kick off in Buenos Aires, Argentina, home of Copa Libertadores champions CA San Lorenzo. Starting in Buenos Aires, the global tour will visit the home cities of all seven

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FIFA Secretary General and AIFF launch strategic plan for Indian football

India, Oct 15, 2014: A strategic plan for Indian football has been presented on 15 October by FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and by Praful Patel, President of the Indian Football Association (AIFF). The plan establishes how the AIFF should work towards the development of football. “India is the priority country for

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Fernando Santos disciplinary sanctions suspended until the end of the CAS arbitration

Lausanne, Oct 13, 2014: The coach of the Portuguese national football team, and former coach of the Greek national team, Fernando Santos, filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 3 October 2014. Mr Santos seeks to overturn FIFA’s decision to suspend him for eight Matches and fine

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Media accreditation for the Official Draw for the FIFA Club World Cup on 11 October now open

September 29, 2014: The accreditation window for media wishing to cover the Official Draw for the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 presented by TOYOTA at the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech on Wednesday, 11 October is now open. The deadline for accreditation applications is 4 October 2014. Five of the seven

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AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015, Media Accreditation is now open

Kuala Lumpur, September 14, 2014: The media accreditation process for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 is now open. The accreditation window will close on November 30, 2014. Media wishing to cover these events must register (For New user) and apply (For existing user) for accreditation online via their AFC Media Channel

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LUIS SUAREZ CASE: SANCTIONS CONFIRMED BY THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) BUT SUSPENSION LIMITED TO OFFICIAL MATCHES

Lausanne, 14 August 2014 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has released its decision in the appeal of Luis Suarez, FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan FA against FIFA. The CAS Panel has partially upheld the appeal. The sanctions imposed on the player by FIFA have been generally confirmed. However, the

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AFC bans two players for doping violations

Kuala Lumpur, August 09, 2014: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee has handed out two-year bans to two players for doping offenses pursuant to the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations. Avchiev Takhir of Kyrgyzstan and Doan Ngoc Hao of Vietnam had both tested positive for banned substances, a violation under Article 5 of

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U16 Championship Thailand

Kuala Lumpur, July 25, 2014: AFC U-16 Championship Thailand 2014, The media accreditation process for the AFC U-16 Championship Thailand 2014 is now open. The accreditation window will close on September 1, 2014. The 16-team competition will be played from September 6 to 20, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Media wishing to cover

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Goal-line technology in the spotlight at Maracana

Lausanne, June 10, 2014: Goal-line technology (GLT) was on show at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro today as FIFA and GoalControl GmbH held a media event to demonstrate how the technology works. Members of the media from around the world had an opportunity to see the GoalControl-4D technology in action,