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FIFA launches online tool to track race to Mundial de Clubes FIFA 25™

The tool will serve not only as a reference point for supporters, but also media and other stakeholders

New tool to track qualifying race for places at maiden Mundial de Clubes FIFA™ (www.FIFA.com); Seven sections cover global qualifiers and teams’ progress in each continent; Inaugural tournament to be held between 15 June and 13 July 2025 in the United States FIFA has launched an intuitive online club ranking…

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FIFA Series international friendlies pilot project to commence in March 2024

The FIFA Series will see world football’s governing body support its member associations in organising international friendly matches comprising four national teams from different confederations in a single host country

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) to facilitate inter-confederation friendlies during March match window of even years; Algeria, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka will host and organise pilot project matches; Initiative aims to provide member associations with key playing opportunities. In line with the Strategic Objectives for the Global Game: 2023-2027 (https://apo-opa.co/3SW1oEe) and following on…

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World Trade Organization and FIFA reaffirm commitment to Cotton-4 plus African countries

FIFA’s partnership with WTO is playing a part to promote sustainable development via the global football economy, with a specific focus on the C4+ cotton-producing countries in Africa

Special event organised around the 13th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi; FIFA President commits to introduce C4+ products into FIFA (www.FIFA.com) programmes;WTO Director-General stresses that it is a must for Africa to tap into the global football economy. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed the importance of FIFA’s…

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino (www.FIFA.com) has stressed the importance of FIFA’s partnership with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in delivering on actions that provide real impact in improving lives and livelihoods in West Africa and committed to using products from Cotton-4 plus (C4+) in FIFA programmes. Coinciding with the FIFA…

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FIFA (www.FIFA.com), the Beach Soccer Worldwide Foundation and a host of star names from the Beach Soccer community have joined forces to welcome two groups of people living with disabilities to the site of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 Dubai™ – to take part in two days…

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Building on the momentum of an intense and fruitful 2023 – a further 71 FIFA (www.FIFA.com) member associations introduced the programme - the FIFA Football for Schools programme and its team have set off again on the road to meet schoolchildren eager to learn through football. There is still a…

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Building on the momentum of an intense and fruitful 2023 – a further 71 FIFA (www.FIFA.com) member associations introduced the programme - the FIFA Football for Schools programme and its team have set off again on the road to meet schoolchildren eager to learn through football. There is still a…

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FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2024 Dubai™: Watch all games live on FIFA+

The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 Dubai™ kicks off on Thursday 15 February – and the tournament is being streamed live on FIFA+!

FIFA+ (www.FIFA.com) will stream all UAE 2024 Dubai games; Tournament takes place from 15-25 February; Find out how you can follow the action live. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 Dubai™ kicks off on Thursday 15 February – and the tournament is being streamed live on FIFA+! Takuya Akaguma, Catarino,…

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African and Asian teams grab the headlines

Amongst the African sides, Côte d’Ivoire (39th, up 10) reap the rewards of their continental triumph on home soil, secured following an eventful tournament campaign

No changes in the top ten; CAF and AFC nations are main movers and shakers; Angola and Qatar make biggest strides.  Although it is a case of as you were amongst the ten teams that lead the way in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking, there is plenty of…

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January window continues trend in international transfers

A total of 4,716 international transfers were completed in men’s football during the 2024 January window

5,073 international transfers completed across men’s and women’s football, yet another increase compared to the previous record set in January 2023; Clubs’ total spending on transfer fees reached USD 1.46 billion in men’s football, second highest ever in any January window; Record spending in women’s football: USD 2.1 million, more…