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“step change” in FIFA Congress, first female secretary general appointed

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Zurich, May 14 : The 66th FIFA Congress kicked off a new era for FIFA and global football with the announcement of a “step change” in FIFA’s investment in football development, new FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, progress on the implementation of the reforms, and the FIFA Legends programme. To build on his manifesto pledges, FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented ...

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FIFA Confederations Cup emblem gives life to Russian dream

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Zurich, Feb 4: The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia is now just 500 days away. To mark this special date, the key visual elements of the tournament often referred to as the “Festival of Champions” have been unveiled in a ceremony held in Moscow. For the first time, the Official Emblem has been inspired by the tournament’s coveted trophy, ...

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FIFA bans Platini and Blatter for 8 years

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Zurich, Dec 21 : Fifa President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini have been banned from all forms of football for 8 years by FIFA on Monday. The move was made by the FIFA in connections with the proceedings against Blatter primarily related to a payment of CHF 2,000,000 [£.1.3m] transferred in February 2011 from Fifa to Platini. A ...

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FIFA officials arrested in Zurich

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Zurich, Dec 3 : Two FIFA officials have been arrested from Swiss hotel over suspicion of accepting bribes, officials said on Thursday. They were arrested by the police from Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich. In a statement, the Swiss justice department said: “On the instructions of the Federal Office of Justice FOJ, a further two FIFA officials were arrested ...

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Elective extraordinary congress to beheld on Feb 26

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Zurich, Oct 20 : The the FIFA Executive Committee has confirmed Feb 26, 2016 as the date for the elective extraordinary congress. The decision was taken at the session in Zurich. Domenico Scala, in his capacity as chairman of the FIFA Ad-hoc Electoral Committee, provided information to the Executive Committee regarding the ongoing process for the FIFA presidential election. He ...

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Malaysian FA sanctioned after abandonment of FIFA World Cup qualifier

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Zurich, Oct 6 : FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) after serious crowd disturbances led to the abandonment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia on Saturday 8 September, reported their website on Monday. After analysis of all the circumstances of the matter, in particular, the match officials’ ...

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India slips 12 positions in latest FIFA rankings

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Zurich, Oct 2 : India has slipped 12 places in the latest FIFA rankings. India is currently positioned 167 in the list football playing nations with 128 points. Argentina is currently holding the top spot with 1419 points. Argentina is followed by Germany and Belgium in the second and third spot respectively.

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LOC Board Meeting marks 2-year countdown for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

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New Delhi, Aug : 1 Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal here kicked off the first ever board meeting of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U 17 World Cup 2017. Addressing the meeting on Tuesday, Sonowal urged upon all the stake holders of the tournament to work together as a team and put their ...

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FIFA opens tender in France for media rights

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Zurich, Sept 22 : FIFA on Monday has opened an invitation to tender (“ITT”) for media rights in France, Monaco, Andorra and French overseas territories for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. These media rights cover TV, IPTV, internet, mobile and radio ...

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Productive first meeting of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee in Berne

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Zurich, Sept 5 : The 2016 FIFA Reform Committee on Thursday concluded its first meeting following a productive two day session in Switzerland’s capital Berne. Following the meeting, François Carrard, the independent Chairman, gave a summary of the discussions: “The 2016 FIFA Reform Committee has enjoyed intense and fruitful discussions over the last two days. Overall, we have made important ...

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