The FIFA Council met in advance of the 72nd Ordinary FIFA Congress in Doha, Qatar, and adopted new regulations concerning the loan of players in international football. The meeting, which was in a hybrid format as some members were unable to attend due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, marked the …Read More »
First and foremost, FIFA would like to reiterate its condemnation of the use of force by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. Violence is never a solution and FIFA expresses its deepest solidarity to all people affected by what is happening in Ukraine. FIFA calls again for the urgent restoration …Read More »
The FIFA Council has endorsed the holding of a global summit on Monday, 20 December 2021 by videoconference in order to discuss the future of football after receiving a detailed update on the ongoing consultation process on the topic. “We need to think about how we develop the football of the future …Read More »
FIFA Council approves further transfer system reforms & announce key 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup dates!
A third package of reforms to the transfer system has been approved today, May 20 by the FIFA Council. The reforms concern important regulatory matters regarding the international transfer of minors, squad sizes (in particular with respect to loans), player registration periods and transfer windows, financial regulation, and related matters, …Read More »
The agenda for the 71st FIFA Congress, which will take place from Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 15:00 CET, has been published and is now available on FIFA.com. The event, which will take place as an online event, will be streamed live on FIFA.com! In advance of the …Read More »
The Bureau of the FIFA Council had taken jus before Christmas the following decisions concerning the governance of two member associations. Normalisation committee appointed for the Ivorian Football Association (FIF) The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to appoint a normalisation committee for FIF pursuant to art. 8 par. …Read More »
FIFA Council passes landmark reforms for female players & coaches, agrees further steps in COVID-19 response!
The FIFA Council has passed landmark reforms to better protect female players and football coaches, and approved several additional measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting, which was held via videoconference, opened with the members observing a minute’s silence in honour of Diego Maradona, who died on November …Read More »
In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on football, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken a number of decisions related to FIFA competitions, including the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 as well as the women’s youth tournaments planned for 2020. Following discussion and …Read More »
The FIFA Council convened by videoconference today and made important decisions for the future of football, chief of which was the selection of Australia and New Zealand as hosts of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Council approved several measures with a view to responding to COVID-19 and helping …Read More »
Following a detailed assessment of the bid books and visits to the bidding countries, today FIFA confirmed that three bids will be submitted to the FIFA Council in order for it to select the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup host(s) at its meeting to be held online on June 25, 2020. The …Read More »