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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

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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

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Foundation meeting marks new era for IFAB

Zurich, Jan 13, 2014: It was a landmark day in the 127-year history of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Monday as a signing ceremony in Zurich marked the beginning of a new era for the board as an autonomous organization. The IFAB – the body in charge of acting as

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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

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AFC Asian Cup expectations rising

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9, 2014: The clock counting down towards the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 kick-off ticked over to one year to go on Thursday, with Asian Football Confederation President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa promising to deliver a world class festival of football. Australia will host the 16-team tournament

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Franck Ribery wins adidas Golden Ball/Toyota award

Marrakech – Morocco, Dec 21, 2013: Philipp Lahm of FC Bayern Munchen receives the adidas Silver Ball, Franck Ribery of FC Bayern Munchen receives the adidas Golden Ball and Mouhssine Iajour of Raja Casablanca revceives the adidas Bronze Ball after the FIFA Club World Cup Final between FC Bayern Munchen and Raja

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Yingli Green Energy announces the launch

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar”, today announced the launch of its 2014 FIFA World Cup™ official campaign ‘All Under One Sun’ in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. During this event, senior

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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,

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AFC Asian Cup draw set at Sydney Opera House

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 5, 2013: AFC ASIAN CUP DRAW SET FOR MARCH 26 AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE The Sydney Opera House will host the draw for the biggest football tournament ever staged in Australia, the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015, on March 26, 2014. The draw, the key moment in the build-up

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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