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Soccer - 23 Nov 2006
The FIFA Emergency Committee, composed of the FIFA President and one representative of each of the six confederations, yesterday (22 November 2006) decided to suspend the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation (IRIFF) from all international activity due to government interference in football matters and violation of Article 17 of the FIFA Statutes.
Soccer - 19 Oct 2006
The heat will be on throughout the winter as intense qualification action will be taking place on five continents over the next five months in order to complete the list of the 24 teams that will compete for the title of world champion at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 next summer.
Soccer - 29 Sep 2006
The general secretary of the German football association (DFB) and one of the driving forces behind the success of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ as 1st vice-president of the German local organising committee, Horst R. Schmidt, is to lend FIFA his support with the staging of the 2010 event in South Africa in a consultancy role following an agreement reached with football’s governing body.
Soccer - 22 Sep 2006
The answer depends on whether a quantitative or qualitative approach is adopted according to an expert panel in front of a full house at the European Sponsorship Association Forum in London last week.
Soccer - 14 Sep 2006
The Union of Arab Football Association (UAFA) has agreed to donate one million US dollars to football development projects carried out by FIFA in Palestine.
Soccer - 07 Sep 2006
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter welcomed a delegation from the newly formed Football Association of Montenegro (FAM) yesterday at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.
Soccer - 10 Aug 2006
The Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) [Brazilian Football Confederation] announced today that it will face Wales in London as part of their tour to the UK during September.
Soccer - 08 Aug 2006
SPORTFIVE and the Slovenian Football Association have deepened their existing cooperation.
Soccer - 30 Jun 2006
After carefully analysing the documents and statements provided by The Football Association in relation to an alleged breach of club ownership rules by English club Arsenal FC and Belgian club VZW KSK Beveren, FIFA confirmed today (29 June) that there is no evidence or indication of any infringement of the relevant regulations.
Soccer - 17 May 2006
Polar Electro (UK) Ltd. has entered into a unique partnership with the League Managers Association (LMA) that will see the world renowned manufacturer of heart rate monitoring equipment share their knowledge and expertise with some of the greatest minds in the game.
Soccer - 05 May 2006
Fan festival to take place at place Trocadéro from 13-17 May
Soccer - 13 Apr 2006
FIFA vice-president and chairman of the Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Jack A. Warner and Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) president Andy Sharpe officially closed FIFA’s nine-day venue inspection tour by unveiling the Official Emblem of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 at a media conference in Toronto today (12 April 2006).
Soccer - 11 Apr 2006
FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association will host a joint media conference regarding the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 in Toronto on Wednesday, 12 April at 14.30 ET.
Soccer - 06 Apr 2006
Zug, Switzerland / Beijing, China , 6 April 2006 — Infront Sports & Media and its wholly owned subsidiary, Beijing Infront Sports Consulting, have today announced in Beijing an important new appointment by the China Football Association (CFA), further extending the group’s role and influence in Chinese football.
Soccer - 31 Mar 2006
In early April, the FIFA President, together with the chairman of the FIFA/AFC Tsunami Solidarity Fund and AFC President, Mohamed bin Hammam, will visit the countries affected by the tsunami in a show of solidarity and to take a look at the assistance projects set up in the region by the football family.
Soccer - 20 Mar 2006
The associations of Timor-Leste, Libya, Jamaica, Mexico, Canada, New Caledonia, Iceland and Wales are about to become first-time beneficiaries of the Goal Programme.
Soccer - 06 Mar 2006
Under the chairmanship of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee will meet in Zurich on 16 and 17 March 2006. This will be the last meeting before the Exco members gather in Munich (4-5 June) a few days prior to the kick-off of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.
Soccer - 01 Mar 2006
Hamburg / March 01, 2006 – The French Football Federation and SPORTFIVE have reached an agreement settling the dispute over the past year between the parties concerning the execution of their French National Team and French Cup marketing and TV rights contracts.
Soccer - 17 Feb 2006
As part of the FIFA Task Force “For the Good of the Game”, the Working Group for Political Matters met for the first time in Zurich yesterday. Three major topics were under discussion: relations between member associations and public authorities, issues of arbitration and resolving internal and external conflicts, and the special nature of sport.
Soccer - 13 Feb 2006
Zug, Switzerland, 13 February 2006 - Host Broadcast Services (HBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infront Sports & Media AG, was announced today as the host broadcaster for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
Soccer - 13 Feb 2006
Since the disciplinary proceedings against the Turkish football association and certain players and officials of both teams after the World Cup qualifier between Turkey and Switzerland in Istanbul on 16 November 2005, FIFA has been accused of excluding the Turkish national coach, Fatih Termin, from the investigations.
Soccer - 08 Feb 2006
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee met at FIFA headquarters in Zurich on Monday, 6 February and Tuesday, 7 February 2006 to discuss the incidents that occurred in connection with the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ preliminary competition match between Turkey and Switzerland in Istanbul on 16 November 2005.
Soccer - 06 Feb 2006
The Football League have announced the nominees for a number of categories in the inaugural ‘Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo’s Top 50 Football League Players’.
Soccer - 03 Feb 2006
The Football Association has selected Action Images, the specialist sports photography agency, as its official photography partner in a new three-year deal.
Soccer - 23 Jan 2006
UEFA is aware of and is deeply concerned by the recent allegations made public in the French media by former Olympique de Marseille player, Jean-Jacques Eydelie, concerning alleged doping prior to the UEFA Champions League final in Munich in 1993.
Soccer - 18 Jan 2006
The 2nd Conference Against Racism in European Football, organised by UEFA in co-operation with the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), is to take place at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday 01 February 2006, with FC Barcelona acting as hosts.
Soccer - 10 Jan 2006
FIFA and the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) have decided to set up a joint working group  to try to resolve some of the differences about how media can cover the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Soccer - 04 Nov 2005
At its meeting in Zurich on 27 October under the chairmanship of Dr Viacheslav Koloskov (Russia), the FIFA Associations Committee reaffirmed its strong commitment to support and strengthen the member associations so as to protect them from governmental interference and internal wrangling.
Soccer - 06 Oct 2005
Couchman Harrington Associates, the leading niche sports business law firm, has successfully advised Indian media giant Zee Telefilms Limited on the acquisition by its Zee Sports subsidiary of all media and marketing rights owned by the All India Football Federation for a period of 10 years.
Soccer - 03 Oct 2005
On 1 October 2005, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) held its Annual Business Meeting in the JW Marriott Hotel in Lima during the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Championship Peru 2005, the first FIFA tournament to use goal-line technology.<BR>
Soccer - 15 Sep 2005
The official UEFA website,, kicked off the UEFA Champions League group stages with a record of its own last night, registering 11.7 million page views and 682,000 visits, as the competition got underway.
Soccer - 12 Sep 2005
15 new projects in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand for a total amount of USD 3.64 million were approved by the FIFA Tsunami Task Force at their meeting on 9 September in Marrakech (Morocco).
Soccer - 15 Aug 2005
Following the publication of Lord Burns’ Structural Review of the Football Association, Football League Chairman Lord Mawhinney said:
Soccer - 12 Aug 2005
FIFA and UEFA pledged their continued support for the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FFBH) following a productive round-table session in Zurich today, jointly hosted by the two governing bodies
Soccer - 03 Aug 2005
FIFA is mourning Saudi Arabia’s late King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz who died on 1 August.
Soccer - 11 Jul 2005
Internationally renowned artists such as Andreas Gursky, Rosemarie Trockel, Markus Luepertz, Sarah Morris and Tobias Rehberger are among the artists who have contributed to an edition of Official Art Posters for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Soccer - 07 Jul 2005
Under the chairmanship of FIFA Executive Committee member and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Tsunami Task Force met in Frankfurt on 28 June and allocated payments amounting to approximately USD 2.8 million from the joint FIFA/AFC Tsunami Solidarity Fund for football infrastructure reconstruction in associations affected by the tsunami that struck the region in December 2004. Included in this allocation are funds for building the Tsunami Memorial Football Centre in Thailand.
Soccer - 27 Jun 2005
In compliance with its Doping Control Regulations, FIFA has carried out doping tests on two players per team after each of the matches in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005.
Soccer - 24 Jun 2005
After the end of the group phase of the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005, world football's governing body FIFA and SOS Children's Villages are very pleased with the outcome so far of their joint campaign “6 Villages for 2006”.
Soccer - 23 Jun 2005
Starting in two days’ time with the quarter-finals in the Netherlands and continuing the day after with the semi-finals in Germany, FIFA will hold this year’s worldwide Anti-Discrimination Day in connection with the concluding phases of the FIFA World Youth Championship and the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Soccer - 14 Jun 2005
FIFA's television partner, Infront Sports &amp; Media, has achieved record television distribution for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005, which kicks off in Germany on 15th June.
Soccer - 10 May 2005
The first meeting of the professional football working group on the role of agents in European football took place today at UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland.
Soccer - 04 May 2005
As part of its work in the area of sports medicine, the FIFA Executive Committee has decided to set up a number of FIFA Medical Centres. Today, Tuesday, 3 May 2005, witnessed the opening of the first of these centres at the Schulthess Clinic in Zurich.
Soccer - 03 May 2005
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2nd May 2005 - Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, today extended its involvement with Asian football in a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Soccer - 28 Apr 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 28 April 2005 Infront Sports &amp; Media has signed an exclusive agreement with&nbsp; Five - Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited&nbsp; in the UK, covering all 16 matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005 for the territory of the United Kingdom.
Soccer - 01 Apr 2005
Earlier this season, the Southern Football League imposed a 15-point penalty on Dunstable Town FC for allegedly fielding unregistered players.
Soccer - 18 Mar 2005
For the first time in football history the world’s best beach soccer players from the top 12 national teams will meet on the beaches of Rio to determine the winners of the ultimate prize in the Beach Soccer calendar – the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
Soccer - 16 Mar 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 16 March 2005 - Infront Sports &amp; Media and FIFA have agreed to produce the&nbsp; official preview series as part of the build-up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.&nbsp; It will be distributed&nbsp; exclusively by Infront and made available to the international television market in February/March&nbsp; 2006.
Soccer - 16 Mar 2005
Under the chairmanship of Dr Viacheslav Koloskov (Russia), the Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Championship announced today that the Toyota Motor Corporation had been confirmed as the Official Naming Partner for the 2005 event, thus formalising the competition’s name: the FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup Japan 2005.
Soccer - 16 Mar 2005
At their meetings yesterday under the chairmanship of Michel Platini (France) and Ángel María Villar Llona (Spain) respectively, the FIFA Technical and Development Committee and the FIFA Football Committee confirmed that FIFA would review the current methods used to calculate the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
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