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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tickets back on sale - (Getty Image)


Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau to host the Draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in October - (FIFA Image)


President Infantino Visits FIFA World Cup Facility Hosting Afghan Refugees - (FIFA Photo)




FIFA NEWS: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tickets back on sale - June, 2022
Next week on a first-come, first-served basis - Sales period to begin on 5 July, now that all 32 qualifying teams are known - Total of 1.8 million tournament tickets sold already - Ticket holders encouraged to pledge to reduce their carbon emissions with all flights to be offset by FIFA

FIFA NEWS: Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau to host the Draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup - May, 2022
Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau to host draw and opening match - Teams will find out on 22 October 2022 where and who they will be playing - Excitement builds with qualification underway around the world

FIFA NEWS: FIFA to discuss workers situation in Qatar with Amnesty International - March, 2022
This has involved the development of an audit and inspection programme for the hospitality sector as well as due diligence measures for service companies deployed on FIFA competition sites - The exchange with AI and labour experts will allow to discuss those initiatives in detail as part of FIFA’s ongoing engagement with human rights and labour organisations ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

FIFA NEWS: Decisions taken concerning FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers - March, 2022
• Match between Scotland and Ukraine to be rescheduled for June • Poland given bye to Path B final, where they will play either Sweden or Czech Republic • Decisions taken after consultation with UEFA and participating FIFA member associations

FIFA NEWS: Decisions taken concerning FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers - March, 2022
• Match between Scotland and Ukraine to be rescheduled for June • Poland given bye to Path B final, where they will play either Sweden or Czech Republic • Decisions taken after consultation with UEFA and participating FIFA member associations

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Club World Cup Draw - November, 2021
To take place on 29 November - A total of seven clubs will feature in the competition, which is due to take place in the United Arab Emirates in early 2022, with the exact dates to be confirmed ahead of the draw - The show will be hosted by TV presenter and journalist Samantha Johnson

FIFA NEWS: President Infantino Visits FIFA World Cup Facility Hosting Afghan Refugees - September, 2021
• FIFA President meets Afghan refugees in Doha • FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 facilities being used as emergency accommodation • Mr Infantino: “Important for football community to mobilise in support”

FIFA NEWS: FIFA WOMEN'S TOP 10 - Dutch on the podium - April, 2021
USA reasserts dominance in latest standings · Netherlands replace France on the podium · Many changes following decision to extend permissible period of inactivity from 18 to 48 months

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Host Cities and Stadiums Announced - April, 2021
9 Host Cities and 10 stadiums across Australia and New Zealand to welcome the world’s best players and football fans in 2023 - Opening Match to take place in Auckland and Sydney to host Final - Australia and New Zealand to host one semi-final each

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Sanctions Mr Joseph S. Blatter and Mr Jérôme Valcke - March, 2021
The investigations into Messrs Blatter and Valcke covered various charges, in particular concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials, various amendments and extensions of employment contracts, as well as reimbursement by FIFA of private legal costs in the case of Mr Valcke

FIFA NEWS: FIFA files criminal complaint in connection with Museum project that landed football with a bill of CHF 500 million - December, 2020
The complaint identifies the direct involvement of former FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter together with other persons in relation to activities relating to the agreements that were signed in relation to the facility, which is located in downtown Zurich. The complaint includes the entire project costs at CHF 500 million, and identifies that the previous FIFA administration...

FIFA NEWS: Robert Lewandowski Wins The Best FIFA Men's Player Award - December, 2020
Lewandowski has become the first attacker, besides the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to win FIFA’s top award since Ronaldinho in 2005 - The 32-year-old moved to another level across 2019 and 2020, inspiring Bayern Munich to a domestic and European clean sweep

FIFA NEWS: Reshmin Chowdhury and Ruud Gullit to host The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 - December, 2020
Chowdhury is a multilingual English sports journalist and broadcaster who works for BT Sport, talkSPORT and the BBC - Former star of AC Milan and of the Dutch national team, Gullit has also enjoyed a long career as a pundit and TV presenter - The crowning of The Best of the season will be streamed live on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel

FIFA NEWS: Diego Maradona Passes Away - November, 2020
FIFA President Gianni Infantino paid a personal tribute: “Today is an unbelievably sad day. Our Diego left us. Our hearts – of all of us who loved him for how he was, and for what he represented – have stopped beating for a moment

FIFA NEWS: Over 200 Member Associations Join FIFA’s Talent Development Programme - October, 2020
Launched in January 2020 by FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger: “Programme is aimed at giving every talent a chance” - Thorough analysis of each member association’s football ecosystem - World-leading experts to implement the programme

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Partner to Kick Out Corruption & Foster Youth Development - September, 2020
UNODC, FIFA partner to kick out corruption and foster youth development through football - The signing of the MoU comes amid intensified efforts to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on sport and a commitment to help football to recover from the crisis both in the short term and while the world adjusts to the ‘new normal’. Against this backdrop, discussions between the two organizations focused on several key areas of collaboration, including child safeguarding and the protection of vulnerable youth in football

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Council temporarily adapts rules on release of players for September 2020 window due to COVID-19 - August, 2020
These temporary amendments to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players apply to the international windows from 31 August 2020 to 8 September 2020 (for men) and from 14 to 22 September 2020 (for women)

FIFA NEWS: FIFAF World Cup match schedule confirmed: hosts Qatar to kick off 2022 tournament at Al Bayt Stadium - July, 2020
Final confirmed to take place at 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium at 18:00 on 18 December - Four matches a day throughout the group stage ensures optimal rest time for the teams - With the aim of providing all teams with optimal rest between their matches, the group stage will last 12 days and, with four matches per day, it promises a full and exciting schedule for fans

FIFA NEWS: Five-substitute option extended into 2021 in response to COVID-19 pandemic - July, 2020
The main reason for the temporary amendment to Law 3 – The Players was the impact on player welfare of competitions being played in a condensed period and in different weather conditions. The recent review has shown that the reasons for the temporary amendment remain valid and the impact on player welfare is likely to continue into 2021 due to various factors

FIFA NEWS: Statement from the FIFA President Gianni Infantino - June, 2020
The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge and clearly a global and collective response is needed. Cooperation, mutual respect and understanding must be the guiding principles for all decision makers to have in mind at this crucial moment in time - OOOPS… we F'd up and failed to upload this FIFA information that REMAINS RELEVENT. Therefore… we apologize with our guilty with and explanation statement BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

FIFA NEWS: Five Substitutes Option Temporarily Allowed for Competition Organisers - June, 2020
For competitions which have either started or are intended to start, but are scheduled to be completed by 31 December 2020, the IFAB has approved FIFA’s proposal to introduce a temporary amendment to Law 3 – The Players, which will allow for a maximum of five substitutes to be made per team. However, to avoid disruption to the game, each team will only have three opportunities to make substitutions; substitutions may also be made at half-time

FIFA NEWS: FIFA President outlines three immediate priorities for football - April, 2020
Infantino singled out the member associations’ pro-active involvement in using football to pass important health messaging and sharing in their respective communities at this difficult time. “This is what football and teamwork is all about,” he said, “and we have to continue like this”

FIFA NEWS: FIFA statement on European Court of Human Rights’ decision concerning Michel Platini - March, 2020
The European Court of Human Rights to reject the appeal of Mr. Platini, which the Court considered to be manifestly ill-founded. This judgment is in line with the decision of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, which was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sports and also by the Swiss Federal Tribunal. FIFA will continue to seek restitution of the CHF 2 million unduly paid by former FIFA President Joseph Blatter to Mr. Platini back in February 2011

FIFA NEWS: FIFA and hosts Qatar present first-ever joint FIFA World Cup Sustainability Strategy - February, 2020
Document outlines five commitments, including human rights, diversity and environmental protection, as well as 22 sustainability-related objectives - To deliver on that shared vision, five sustainability commitments have been defined: (1) to develop human capital and safeguard workers’ rights; (2) to provide an inclusive tournament experience; (3) to catalyse economic development; (4) to deliver innovative environmental solutions; and (5) to set an example of good governance and ethical business practices

FIFA NEWS: Arsène Wenger Announces Launch of FIFA’s Groundbreaking Talent Development Programme - February, 2020
Through FIFA’s new Talent Development Programme, from this year, all 211 member associations will be entitled to benefit from a FIFA assessment of the various areas of their high-performance ecosystem in both men’s and women’s football, including all national teams, domestic leagues, scouting projects and academies

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Men’s and Women’s Transfer Markets - January, 2020
FIFA reports show further upward trend in both men’s and women’s transfer markets - Spending in men’s football reaches new high of USD 7.35 billion, 5.8% more than in 2018 - Number of international transfers (+19.7%) and transfer fees (+16.3%) in women’s football also on the rise

FIFA NEWS: Flamengo and Al Hilal complete FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 line-up - November, 2019
Tickets currently on sale on FIFA.com - Brazil and Saudi Arabia will represent South America and Asia at the FIFA Club World Cup - Flamengo and Al Hilal will join Espérance Sportive de Tunis , Monterrey , Hienghène Sport , Liverpool FC and hosts Al-Sadd SC in fighting for the right to wear the FIFA World Champions badge for the next year

FIFA NEWS: Kaka visits Home of FIFA: “The key is to have an impact on people’s lives” - November, 2019
The 2002 FIFA World Cup winner met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and held discussions with various FIFA experts to get an insight into FIFA’s overall work on matters such as football innovation, digital transformation and media operations

FIFA NEWS: FIFA & Football Stakeholders Recommend Cap on Agents’ Commissions & Limit on Loans - September, 2019
Establishment of a cap on agents’ commissions (10% of the transfer fee for agents of releasing clubs, 3% of the player’s remuneration for player agents and 3% of the player’s remuneration for agents of engaging clubs); limitation of multiple representation to avoid conflicts of interest

FIFA NEWS: 55 names revealed for FIFA FIFPro Men's World11 2019 - September, 2019
55 names in the running for FIFA FIFPro Men's World11 2019 - Thousands of professional players voted around the globe - All of last year's FIFA FIFPro World11 return as candidates

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura Appointed “FIFA General Delegate for Africa” - June, 2019
To oversee operational management of CAF, including governance and administrative procedures- To ensure the efficient and professional organisation of all CAF competitions - To support the growth and development of football in all countries and regions of CAF

FIFA NEWS: Gianni Infantino is re-elected as FIFA President until 2023 - June, 2019
The ninth president in the history of the organisation was first elected at an Extraordinary Congress in February 2016 and now starts his first full four-year term of office after running unopposed and being elected by acclamation by FIFA’s 211 member associations

FIFA NEWS: FIFA and the Chinese FA Join Forces - April, 2019
To further develop football in the country - The Memorandum of Understanding crystallises FIFA’s and the CFA’s willingness to work together to enhance football structures, management and technical aspects related to football in China

FIFA NEWS: FIFA Women’s World Cup Rights for 2019-22 - January 2019
The agreement with MEDIAPRO, the prominent European media organisation, will ensure that football fans in Spain receive comprehensive coverage of all upcoming FIFA events, including a dedicated 24/7 channel in Spain for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

FIFA NEWS: More than Half the World Watched Record-breaking 2018 World Cup - January 2019
More than half the world watched record-breaking 2018 FIFA World Cup - Audit shows a record 3.572 billion people watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on TV at home, out of home or on digital platforms - The final was seen live by a combined 1.12 billion viewers worldwide


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