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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 …

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FIFA extends Egypt FA normalisation committee mandate!

The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided on November 30, 2020 to extend the mandate of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) normalisation committee, which was due to expire on November 30, 2020 until January 31, 2021. The decision was taken with the primary objective of allowing the normalisation committee …

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FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura speaks at World Football Summit Live!

FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura took part in the closing session of the World Football Summit Live today in a wide ranging discussion that covered disruption, wokeness and the impact of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Plan on global football. In an interview led by South African broadcaster Carol Tshabalala, Fatma …

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Participants hail informative AFC-FIFA Safeguarding Orientation Webinar!

The landmark AFC-FIFA Safeguarding Orientation Webinar has successfully concluded after more than 100 participants from 46 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member associations (MAs) and all five AFC regional associations (RA) joined the online programme. The virtual webinar was staged in a four-part series where key speakers Kathryn Leslie, FIFA’s head …

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World of football in mourning as Diego Maradona passes away!

Football is in mourning after one of the sport’s most prodigious talents, Diego Maradona, passed away at the age of 60 in his native Buenos Aires yesterday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino paid a personal tribute: “Today is an unbelievably sad day. Our Diego left us. Our hearts – of all …

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#SafeHome campaign renewed to push for elimination of violence against women!

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Commission and the European Parliament Sports Group have joined forces to raise awareness about the risk of domestic violence and call for an end to violence against women and children. Following the joint …

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Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 revealed!

FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for seven of the individual trophies that will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on December 17, 2020. Two expert panels – one for women’s football and one for men’s football – have selected the candidates for each category. The nominees …

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CAF Presidency: Constant Omari’s interim period extended!

The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA independent Ethics Committee has declared Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF), and Vice-President of FIFA, responsible for having acted in violation of the FIFA Code of ethics. Consequently, the adjudicatory chamber banned him from all football-related activities (administrative, sports …

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Proposals for additional substitution trials in cases of suspected concussion supported by The IFAB’s advisory panels!

The IFAB’s Football and Technical Advisory Panels (FAP-TAP) have agreed that the main proposed principles of an additional permanent substitution submitted by the Concussion Expert Group be explored further and that more clarification on the handball Law be requested. Convening by videoconference chaired by IFAB Director and Football Association of Wales Chief …

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Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions CAF’s Ahmad Ahmad!

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and a FIFA Vice-President, guilty of having breached art. 15 (Duty of loyalty), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and art. 25 (Abuse of position) of …

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