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FIFA NEWS: Canada, Mexico and USA selected as hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup - June, 2018
The United Bid received 134 of 200 votes cast, or 67 per cent. Morocco tallied 65 votes (33 per cent), and one single member association voted not to choose either of the two bids

FIFA NEWS: FIFA launches complaints mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists - June, 2018
The web-based complaints mechanism is hosted by a specialised external provider. It allows for anonymous reporting and follows the highest standards of data privacy and security. FIFA will respond to any complaints submitted through the mechanism in accordance with the commitments outlined in its Human Rights Policy

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Football Awards - June, 2018
The awards return to London for the second year in a row following last year’s glittering event, in which Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo picked up The Best Men’s Player, the Netherlands’ Lieke Martens was crowned The Best Women’s Player, French icon Zinédine Zidane was named The Best Coach and the Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman was awarded the trophy for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Reduces Thailand's Worawi Makudi's Ban - May, 2018
While reducing the sanction imposed by the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, the Appeal Committee agreed with the principles and arguments presented by the adjudicatory chamber. The ban imposed on Mr Makudi entered into force on 18 October 2016 - Player stats tablets to be used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

FIFA NEWS: Russian Football Union Sanctioned for Discriminatory Chants by Fans - May, 2018
FIFA has a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination (see FIFA Statutes, article 4) and has been implementing a series of measures to fight discrimination and promote diversity, including an anti-discrimination monitoring system, which has been active since 2015, to observe and report on all 871 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and all matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA NEWS: Thirteen video assistant referees appointed for 2018 FIFA World Cup - March, 2018
In addition to these 13 referees who will act solely as video assistant referees, some of the referees and assistant referees who have been selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will also act as video match officials during FIFA’s flagship competition. These appointments will be confirmed before each match

FIFA NEWS: 100,000 international transfers completed in ITMS - January, 2018
ITMS increases transparency, integrity and governance in the transfer market, working directly with FIFA’s 211 member associations and over 7,000 professional clubs to assist in the international transfer of professional players and to help ensure that those who engage in such transfers and the movement of minors follow the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players

FIFA NEWS: Global Transfer Market USD 6.37 billion spent in 2017 - January, 2018
The data published in the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report is extracted from the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) used by all 211 FIFA member associations around the globe and over 7,000 professional football clubs for the international transfer of professional football players

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Appeal Committee reduces the sanction imposed on Paolo Guerrero to a six-month suspension - December, 2017
The player tested positive for the metabolite benzoylecgonine, a substance included in WADA’s 2017 Prohibited List under the class “S6. Stimulants”, following a doping control test conducted after the match of the preliminary competition of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia played in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 5 October 2017

FIFA NEWS: Miroslav Klose to bring FIFA World Cup Trophy onto Final Draw stage in Moscow - November, 2017
After carrying the FIFA World Cup Trophy on to the stage, Klose will have very good reason to follow the results of the draw closely: the 39-year-old has been a member of the German national team’s coaching staff since announcing his retirement in November 2016

FIFA NEWS: Human Rights Advisory Board - November, 2017
The Human Rights Advisory Board, which was created in early 2017 to provide independent advice on FIFA’s human rights responsibilities, published its first report today. In their report, the expert group of eight representatives from the UN System, civil society, trade unions and FIFA sponsors discusses FIFA’s work on human rights in a number of priority areas and outlines a set of specific recommendations to FIFA.

FIFA NEWS: Pascal Zuberbuhler joins FIFA Technical Development Division - November, 2017
During his career, Zuberbuhler played for Grasshopper Club Zurich, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Aarau, FC Basel, West Bromwich Albion, Neuchâtel Xamax and Fulham. He also won 51 caps for Switzerland and played 35 games in the UEFA Champions League. He also set a special record at Germany 2006 by becoming the first and to date only goalkeeper to have been knocked out of a FIFA World Cup without conceding a single goal

FIFA NEWS: Ronaldo & Martens Win The Best FIFA Football Awards - October, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens named The Best FIFA Men's and Women's players - Italian great Gianluigi Buffon claims inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award in London - Zinedine Zidane and Sarina Wiegman voted The Best coaches of the season

FIFA NEWS: Finalists for the FIFA Puskás Award Announced - October, 2017
The Finalists for the Best FIFA Football Awards were announced on 22 September 2017. The winners of all categories will be crowned at the London Palladium Theatre (Argyll Street) on 23 October 2017

Lionel Messi is one of the three players nominated for the FIFA BEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD. Who are the other two… read on…

FIFA NEWS: New Record High in Transfer Fees This Summer - September, 2017
The steady increase in the number of transfers can be attributed to the expanding number of clubs active in the international transfer market. The increase in spending appears to be a consequence of two concurrent factors. First, the increasing number of clubs that spend money on transfer fees. Second, the increase in average expenditure by these clubs, which has grown from USD 14.5 million five years ago to USD 21.4 million this summer

FIFA NEWS: BEST 55-player shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World11 - September, 2017
The FIFA FIFPro World11 is decided by the players, for the players. It involves votes from around 25,000 professional footballers from 75 different countries. They each select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards

FIFA NEWS: FIFA's Best Women's Players - September, 2017
The contenders for The Best FIFA Women's Player 2017 have been revealed. The players listed below remain in the running for this coveted award, having been selected by a panel of women's football experts. Now, it's almost YOUR turn to help decide the final three nominees. Voting started on Monday 21 August and finishes on Thursday 7 September.

FIFA NEWS: The Best FIFA Men's Players - September, 2017
The contenders for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 have been revealed. The players listed below remain in the running for this coveted award, having been selected by a panel of FIFA Legends. Now, it’s almost YOUR turn to help decide the final three nominees. Voting began Monday 21 August and finishes on Thursday 7 September

FIFA NEWS: The Best FIFA Men's Coach - August, 2017
The contenders for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2017 have been revealed - Now, it’s almost YOUR turn to help decide the final three nominees

FIFA NEWS: The Best of the Season to be Crowned - August, 2017
The Best of the season to be crowned in London on 23 October - World football’s official individual accolades will honour the top performers of the 2016-2017 season, including one new category — The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award

FIFA NEWS: Mexico's Juan Carlos Osorio suspended - July, 2017
After taking into account all circumstances of the case, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that Mr Osorio is regarded as having breached article 49.1 a) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. As a result, and given the gravity of the incident, Mr Osorio is to be suspended for six official matches and...

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Confederations Cup Technical Awards - June, 2017
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017: Technical Study Group and Awards - In addition to studying the teams’ training methods, tactics and performances, the TSG will also be responsible for choosing the winners of adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Balls, and the adidas Golden Glove

FIFA NEWS: FIFA suspended Lionel Messi - March, 2017
As a result, Messi will be suspended for four official matches and sanctioned with a fine of CHF 10,000 - This decision is in line with the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s previous rulings in similar cases

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Women’s World Ranking - March, 2017
Germany new leaders after end to USA’s epic ranking reign - The European champions have dethroned ranking stalwarts the USA – who now sit in second – in a table that has been shaped by an eventful three months of friendly matches and invitational tournaments

FIFA NEWS: Ronaldo: “It’s a dream to win the Confederations Cup” - February, 2017
In November, Portugal were drawn in Group A, together with hosts Russia, and New Zealand and Mexico. In the group stage, the European champions will travel to Kazan, Moscow and Saint Petersburg

FIFA NEWS: FIFA World Cup 2-B a 48-team competition - January, 2017
The FIFA Council has unanimously decided in favour of expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of the 2026 edition - The new 48-team competition format has been drawn up in such a way that there is no reduction in the overall number of rest days and a guaranteed maximum of seven matches for the teams reaching the final

FIFA NEWS: Cristiano Ronaldo named The Best Male Player in FIFA Football - January, 2017
Carli Lloyd, Claudio Ranieri and Silvia Neid named The Best at FIFA football awards - Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters were chosen by other football fans from around the world and received the inaugural FIFA Fan Award for their unified singing of You’ll Never Walk Alone in memory of those involved in the Hillsborough disaster



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