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Soccer - 07 Mar 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 7 March 2005 - Infront Sports & Media has reached agreement with talkSPORT Ltd. of the United Kingdom for non-exclusive radio broadcast rights for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The deal gives talkSPORT access to all 64 matches (live and delayed) for the territory of the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland.
Soccer - 03 Mar 2005
The 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups™ as well as other FIFA competitions, the current status with respect to the sales of rights related to the FIFA World Cup and FIFA as well as sports political matters are some of the main topics on the agenda of the FIFA Executive Committee when it will meet at FIFA headquarters in Zurich coming Monday and Tuesday, 7 and 8 March 2005.
Soccer - 01 Mar 2005
FIFA will be supervising the first official tests of technical systems that could determine whether the ball has fully crossed the goal-line at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship to be held in Peru from 16 September to 2 October.
Soccer - 01 Mar 2005
In recent months, FIFA and UEFA have been collaborating to establish a set of unified standards for testing artificial turf football pitches.  With these efforts now having reached a successful conclusion, the “FIFA Quality Concept Handbook of Test Methods and Requirements for Artificial Football Surfaces” will be released on 1 March 2005.
Soccer - 28 Feb 2005
Great names from football past and present will attend the draw for the FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005 in Utrecht on Sunday, 6 March.
Soccer - 21 Feb 2005
The football associations of Brunei Darussalam, Denmark and New Zealand are set to receive first Goal projects after gaining the approval of the Goal Bureau during its meeting in Zurich chaired by Mohamed Bin Hammam (Qatar) on 17 February 2005.
Soccer - 18 Feb 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 18 February 2005 - Infront Sports &amp; Media has signed an exclusive agreement&nbsp; with Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT), for a substantial package of television and radio broadcast rights, which includes all 64 matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. in Germany.&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>
Soccer - 10 Feb 2005
Friendly match on 15 February to benefit Tsunami victims will be broadcast via satellite on GlobeCast Direct-To-Home Satellite platforms worldwide.
Soccer - 01 Feb 2005
As part of its efforts to promote and develop football, in all its forms, throughout the world, FIFA is delighted to announce another innovation in its competition portfolio: the launch of the first ever FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
Soccer - 28 Jan 2005
FIFA has expressed its deep shock at the news that the German referee, Robert Hoyzer, has confirmed the veracity of match-fixing allegations levelled against him. The match official has admitted that the charges are in essence true.
Soccer - 24 Jan 2005
24 January 2005, Singapore : English Premier League fans across Asia are being served up more football than in England on Asia’s number one sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports and they can look forward to even more exciting football action.
Soccer - 21 Jan 2005
WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 20, 2005) - The Players Association is disappointed to announce that after meeting with the US Soccer Federation and a mediator today in Chicago, the Federation was unwilling to accept a deal that would have seen the players report to camp immediately under their expired collective bargaining agreement with a five month no strike pledge.
Soccer - 19 Jan 2005
As FIFA embarks on a new era in its more than 100-year existence, the world governing body is pleased to announce that it has secured an unprecedented long-term commitment from adidas that extends far beyond existing ventures with partners.
Soccer - 19 Jan 2005
FIFA has invited more than 50 players (see attached list), including some of the biggest stars in world football, to take part in the 'Football for Hope' match at Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium on 15 February (kick-off 21.00h CET).
Soccer - 19 Jan 2005
FIFA has invited more than 50 players (see attached list), including some of the biggest stars in world football, to take part in the “Football for Hope” match at Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium on 15 February (kick-off 21.00h CET).
Soccer - 14 Jan 2005
'Football for Hope' benefit match to be played at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona on 15 February. Kick-off will be at 21:00 h CET.
Soccer - 13 Jan 2005
As announced last Friday, FIFA and UEFA have joined forces to organise a “Football for Hope” match in aid of the victims of the tsunami that devastated South and Southeast Asia and parts of Africa on 26 December. The match will take place at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona on 15 February (kick&shy;off 21.00h CET).
Soccer - 13 Jan 2005
As announced last Friday, FIFA and UEFA have joined forces to organise a 'Football for Hope' match in aid of the victims of the tsunami that devastated South and Southeast Asia and parts of Africa on 26 December.
Soccer - 06 Jan 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 06 January 2005 - Infront Sports & Media has signed an exclusive agreement with M-League Marketing Sdn Bhd (MLM), of Malaysia, for a package of television and radio broadcast rights of the 2006 FIFA World Cup ™.
Soccer - 05 Jan 2005
Zurich, 4 January 2005 - In the wake of the devastating natural disaster in South and South-East Asia, the FIFA Emergency Committee has decided to make USD 2 million available.
Soccer - 05 Jan 2005
In the wake of the devastating natural disaster in South and South-East Asia, the FIFA Emergency Committee has decided to make USD 2 million available.
Soccer - 22 Dec 2004
The Spanish football association has been fined CHF 100,000 as a result of the racist conduct of home fans during the under-21 and senior international friendlies between Spain and England on 16 and 17 November 2004
Soccer - 22 Dec 2004
The Spanish football association has been fined CHF 100,000 as a result of the racist conduct of home fans during the under-21 and senior international friendlies between Spain and England on 16 and 17 November 2004.
Soccer - 20 Dec 2004
In principle, the major competitions in the 2005/2006 season – including cup finals – must be completed in all confederations and associations by 14 May 2006 at the latest, thereby allowing players representing the teams qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ sufficient time to recover and prepare for the final competition. Any exceptions to this ruling may only be granted to top non-European leagues and would require the approval of FIFA. Furthermore, any players not playing in the top leagues
Soccer - 20 Dec 2004
At its end-of-year meeting in Zurich on 18-19 December 2004 under the chairmanship of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee ratified the revised Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players.
Soccer - 20 Dec 2004
For the first time in its 100-year history, FIFA today (17 December) played host to a body comprising representatives of clubs from all six confederations at its headquarters in Zurich, as the FIFA Club Task Force, chaired by Executive Committee member Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder (Germany), gathered for its first consultative meeting.
Soccer - 14 Dec 2004
Cape Town, South Africa -- Some of the world's top football and sponsorship experts spoke at the Octagon Football Conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Johannesburg The biggest announcement to the big brand marketers attending was - if you want to be one of six Worldwide Partners involved in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, you will need an estimated $125 million. Not too high a price when you are reaching 2.78 million stadium attendees and a television audience of 30 billion in 209 territories. Howe
Soccer - 14 Dec 2004
The pamphlets and application forms for the 6th International Master's in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, now officially called 'The FIFA Master's' (see logo) to reflect ever stronger support from FIFA for this successful and unique postgraduate course, are now available.
Soccer - 08 Dec 2004
At the invitation of the FIFA administration, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter welcomed today (7 December) in Zurich a high-level Nigerian delegation led by the Hon. Minister of Sports and Social Development Col. Musa Mohammed (Rtd.) and Nigerian Football Association (NFA) Chairman Ibrahim Galadima to discuss the current state of football in their country and reaffirm their collective desire to work together on solutions to the challenges facing the beautiful game in Nigeria.
Soccer - 07 Dec 2004
Deutsche Bahn AG is the sixth and final Official Supplier of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, Deutsche Bahn AG Chairman Hartmut Mehdorn and German Organising Committee (OC) President Franz Beckenbauer announced in Berlin on Tuesday.
Soccer - 30 Nov 2004
The re-emerging Iraq Football League has done its first rights deal for free-to-air coverage of all league games, it was announced at the Soccerex Conference in Dubai today. 'The deal with Nahrain TV will further enhance Iraqi football as a unifying force of all Iraqis during these difficult times', said Mr Hussein Saeed, President of the Iraq Football Association (see attached for further details).
Soccer - 22 Nov 2004
The Premier League and The FA today welcomed the swift action taken by Blackburn Rovers in launching an investigation into a reported instance of racist abuse aimed at Birmingham City’s Dwight Yorke at Ewood Park yesterday.
Soccer - 19 Nov 2004
FIFA and the International Center for Sports Studies in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) signed an agreement in Zurich today to prolong a partnership that already dates back ten years. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the original mastermind behind the CIES initiative, CIES President Jean-Louis Juvet and CIES Director Denis Oswald signed the document at a ceremony also attended by FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi and other members of the CIES foundation board.
Soccer - 19 Nov 2004
Football League Chairman Sir Brian Mawhinney has clarified The League’s position with regard to the forthcoming structural review of the Football Association.
Soccer - 05 Nov 2004
London, 5th November 2004 The FA and their exclusive licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Sport, have been named 'Sport Licence of the Year' at the LIMA UK Licensing Excellence Awards 2004 for the England Football licensing programme. These awards recognise the UK's best licensing work for the calendar year and were presented at the Brand Licensing Gala Dinner, which closed the first day of the Brand Licensing Show in London last week.
Soccer - 02 Nov 2004
As part of its centennial programme, FIFA is co-organising a prestigious sports medicine congress, in collaboration with the Mexican football association, in Cancun (Mexico) from 3 to 6 November 2004.
Soccer - 01 Nov 2004
The cheapest match ticket for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005 in Germany will cost EUR 17, while a category 1 ticket for the final will cost EUR 99. On average, tickets will cost EUR 42. 'These prices will not be out of anybody’s price range,' said Urs Linsi, General Secretary of world football’s governing body, FIFA.
Soccer - 22 Oct 2004
Zurich, 21 October 2004 - The very first FIFA Interactive World Cup will get underway in Johannesburg on Saturday, 23 October 2004 (for full event details, see www.FIFAinteractiveworldcup.com).
Soccer - 22 Oct 2004
Cairo, Egypt: - MTN is proud to announce its official title sponsorship of Africa’s premier football tournament – the African Cup of Nations. The sponsorship extends to both the MTN African Cup of Nations 2006 and 2008, to be hosted in Egypt and Ghana, respectively.
Soccer - 19 Oct 2004
UEFA has today launched the public invitation to tender for the European TV rights to the UEFA European Football Championship 2008, to be held in Austria and Switzerland.
Soccer - 11 Oct 2004
The Football Association has announced the appointment of Stuart Turner as Head of Broadcast and New Media. Turner joins the FA from BSkyB where he was Business Development Manager and formerly with the Sports Internet Group.
Soccer - 07 Oct 2004
At its meeting yesterday, Wednesday, 6 October 2004, the FIFA Executive Committee acted on the suggestions of the Strategic Studies Committee meeting held on 5 October 2004.
Soccer - 06 Oct 2004
Zug, Switzerland, 6 October 2004 - Infront Sports & Media has extended its partnership with the Greek national broadcaster, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation SA (ERT), signing an exclusive agreement covering all matches for the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005.
Soccer - 05 Oct 2004
Arsenal Football Club has today signed the biggest club sponsorship agreement in English football history with Emirates Airline, in an agreement worth £100 million.
Soccer - 04 Oct 2004
The Scottish Football Association and Tennent Caledonian Breweries are delighted to announce that Tennent’s Lager will extend their investment in the Scottish Cup for a further three years, until the Tennent’s Scottish Cup Final in 2007.
Soccer - 28 Sep 2004
Meeting on 22 September 2004 under the chairmanship of Dr Viacheslav Koloskov (Russia), the FIFA Associations Committee vigorously reaffirmed that FIFA’s principles on the autonomy of its member associations (principles which are incidentally comparable to the International Olympic Committee’s towards its recognised NOCs) act as a fundamental tool for FIFA to ensure that football enjoys sustainable and enduring growth and plays a part in promoting social progress and transcending all differences
Soccer - 14 Sep 2004
After a mammoth legal dispute over six years and in more than six countries, FIFA has successfully obtained a court order forcing the former US network StarMedia and its successor, Cyclelogic, Inc., to immediately remove any websites using the domain names CopaMundial.com and CopaDoMundo.com. Furthermore, those domain names, including their corresponding trademark registrations and applications in twenty countries, were ordered to be transferred to FIFA. StarMedia’s use of the domain names inv
Soccer - 09 Sep 2004
London, 9th September 2004: Fast Web Media, the UK based operating company, wholly owned by Total Sports Online ASA, has promoted former Account Manager for the official League Managers Association website to the post of Head of Search.
Soccer - 25 Aug 2004
23 August 2004, Singapore : ESPN STAR Sports, Asia’s number one sports broadcaster has concluded broadcast sponsorship deals with four of Asia’s most recognizable brands – Tiger, Toshiba, Toyota and Nokia – for Asia’s most popular TV sport, the English Premier League (EPL).
Soccer - 24 Aug 2004
Carlsberg UK today announced a new partnership deal with Leeds United FC, which sees the start of a 3 year commercial relationship. The agreement, which includes exclusive pouring rights, ground signage, tickets and player appearances, will position Carlsberg as the Official Beer of Leeds United until commencement of the 2007/2008 Football season.
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