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Respect and dialogue needed to restore normality as breakaway league is strongly disapproved

Zurich, April 20, 2021: FIFA President Gianni Infantino has called for respect and dialogue as he expressed FIFA’s strong disapproval of the proposed European breakaway league project, and has requested that the concerned parties consider their position in line with respecting the institutions that exist to protect the interest of national, European


Update on FIFA Club World Cup 2020 and women’s youth tournaments following decisions by the Bureau of the Council

Zurich, November 17, 2020: In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on football, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken a number of decisions related to FIFA competitions, including the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 as well as the women’s youth tournaments planned for 2020. Following


Late-November/late-December proposed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™

Doha, Feb 24, 2015: Following a six-month consultation process, FIFA’s Task Force for the International Match Calendar 2018-2024 held its third and final meeting today in Doha, identifying end-November/end-December as the most viable period for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The proposed event dates have the full support of all six Confederations.


FIFA World Cup™ organisers underline sustainability efforts and detail 2014 legacy plans

Sao Paulo, Jan 20, 2015: The first sustainability report of the FIFA World Cup™ based on international standards and the details of the USD 100 million Football Legacy Project were presented today (20 January 2015) at the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo. Based on the lessons learnt from previous World Cups, FIFA


Media accreditation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ is now open

Zurich, Jan 15, 2015: FIFA is pleased to announce that the accreditation process for media representatives wishing to cover the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ is now open. The deadline for accreditation applications is 13 April 2015. Media accreditation via the FIFA Media Channel is only for the written press, websites,


FIFA Ballon d’Or media accreditation launched

Lausanne, Nov 17, 2014: FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014, which will take place at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 12 January 2015, has been launched via the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for submitting accreditation requests is 17 December 2014. Accreditations are


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


Media accreditation for 64th FIFA Congress

Zurich, Apr 15, 2014: FIFA is pleased to announce that the application process for media accreditation for the 64th FIFA Congress in São Paulo on 10 and 11 June 2014 is now open on the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for accreditation applications is 14 May 2014. The FIFA Congress and opening


Hina Sugita wins adidas Golden Ball

San Jose – Costa Rica, Apr 05, 2014: Hina Sugita of Japan was confirmed as the best player at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014 after the official awards were announced. Hina Sugita won the adidas Golden Ball, which is awarded to the best player as determined by members


FIFA and BWI discuss

Zurich: FIFA President Blatter has opened a meeting with a delegation of the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and affiliated national unions, headed by BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson and BWI President Per Olof Sjöö, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The meeting was chaired by FIFA Executive Committee member