Football Archive


Cape Verdean appeal dismissed

Lausanne, Feb 04, 2014: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the Cape Verdean Football Federation (FCF) against the FIFA Appeal Committee (the FIFA AC) decision of 23 September 2013. In such decision, the FIFA AC entirely confirmed an earlier decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee


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,


FIFA requests update on working conditions in Qatar

Zurich: The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in Qatar shall provide FIFA by 12 February 2014 with a detailed report on the improvement of working conditions in Qatar. This was communicated today by FIFA in a letter from Secretary General Jérôme Valcke to those responsible in Qatar. The report will then


Media accreditation FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Zurich: FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for media representatives wishing to cover the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014 (15 March – 4 April 2014) is now open via the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for accreditation applications is Monday, 17 February 2014. All applications


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


2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Team Workshop

Zurich, Jan 15, 2014: FIFA is pleased to announce that the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Team Workshop will take place in Florianópolis on 19-20 February, with the next Local Organising Committee Board meeting scheduled for 21 February at the same location. The 32 participating teams of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™


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