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FIFA says respect and dialogue needed to restore normality in the game

ZURICH, Switzerland, April 20, 2021/ — FIFA (www.FIFA.com) 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 and global football. “FIFA is an …

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Africa Women’s football progress highlighted in FIFA Morocco meetings

RABAT, Morocco, February 25, 2021/ — FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has spoken of the need for football to strengthen its cooperation across the African continent, and has shown his support for the promotion of women’s football locally, following discussions with Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and the President of the Moroccan Football Association (FMRF), …

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African Union and FIFA commit to build on positive results on collaboration

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ZURICH, Switzerland, February 12, 2021/ — Two years to the day of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations, African Union (AU) Chairperson Félix Tshisekedi and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (www.FIFA.com) have discussed an action plan that will accelerate several aspects of the agreement aimed at contributing for the benefit of African society, and, in particular, younger generations.“I …

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African Union Chairperson and FIFA President discuss ongoing strong collaboration

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ZURICH, Switzerland, February 5, 2021/ — Thursday, during a call that preceded the 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), AU Chairperson H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa and FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino spoke of the positive momentum generated between both organisations in the past two years as well as the …

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Autumn 2021 deadline set by FIFA for US to trim 2026 World Cup venues

LONDON, January 26, 2021 – FIFA intends to decide on the United States host venues for the triple-hosted 2026 World Cup finals late this year. Months of enforced uncertainty over the timeline has ended – the world football federation hopes – by the confirmation of the assessment and analysis process. A scarf showing the United 2026 logo during the 68th …

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Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 revealed

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Official FIFA logo ZÜRICH, November 25, 2020 – FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for seven of the individual trophies that will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on 17 December 2020. Two expert panels – one for women’s football and one for men’s football – have selected the candidates for each category The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order: The …

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CAF president Ahmad banned by FIFA for five years

Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad has been banned for five years by Fifa for breaching various codes of ethics. The Fifa vice-president, 60, has been found to have breached codes relating to duty of loyalty, offering and accepting gifts, abuse of position as well as misappropriation of funds. “The investigation into Mr Ahmad’s conduct … from 2017 to …

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FIFA-recognized European agent Alessio Sundas is now eyeing US soccer

In the business of football, precisely in the area of scouting and player management, Alessio Sundas is a household name in Europe. This Italian sports agent and founder of Sports Man (scouting agency) is also a media entrepreneur, author, and television personality who wants to imprint on Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States (US). Recently, in 2020, Alessio …

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CAF postpones FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers

The Confederations of African Football [CAF] has announced the postponement of FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers was scheduled to be played from September 3-5 for the first leg, and 10-12 September 2020 for the return leg. However, coronavirus outbreak forces the postponement …

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FIFA financial aid amid COVID-19 to support member associations

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FIFA will release all operational funding due to member associations for the years 2019 and 2020 in the coming days as the first step of a relief plan to assist the football community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure will mean that a total of around USD 150 million will be distributed among the 211 national football governing bodies …

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