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Match Officials on track for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

The first to head to Doha were match officials from UEFA for a four-day seminar running from 24 to 28 January

Doha hosted the second of three preparatory seminars for the referees on duty at the FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™; Event attended by match officials from the AFC, CAF and OFC ; Kari Seitz: It’s a pit-stop on the road to Australia & New Zealand 2023.…

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At the FIFA (www.FIFA.com) World Cup Qatar 2022™, American Assistant Referee Kathryn Nesbitt helped create history as part of a sextet of women – three referees, three assistant referees – who were selected to officiate on football’s biggest global stage. A first in the 92-year history of the tournament. With…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ targets over 100,000 fans for epic opening matchday

The first match to take place in Australia of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will be an even bigger celebration

Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau to host opening ceremony and opening match at Eden Park on 20 July; Australia’s inaugural fixture against Republic of Ireland on the same day now confirmed to take place at Stadium Australia – Sydney/Gadigal’s largest FIFA Women’s World Cup™ venue; additional single-match passes for Australia v. Republic of Ireland to…

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FIFA publishes Global Transfer Report 2022 with all-time record-setting numbers

The number of international transfers has more than doubled since 2018 and the introduction of the requirement to use TMS

International transfers of male professional players surpass 20,000 for the first time; growth in women’s football continues as international transfers increase by 19%; almost 50,000 amateur players of over 200 nationalities involved in international transfers. FIFA has today published the 2022 edition of the Global Transfer Report, according to which…

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Official Match Ball for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ unveiled by adidas

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will kick-off in 177 days with New Zealand taking on Norway in the opening match on July 20

OCEAUNZ’ has been unveiled as the Official Match Ball for the FIFA (https://www.FIFA.com) Women’s World Cup 2023™; the ninth consecutive football created by adidas for the FIFA Women’s World Cup features the latest Connected Ball Technology to elevate match data and insights; the design of the Official Match Ball has…

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33 referees, 55 assistant referees and 19 video match officials appointed for FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™

The FIFA’s women’s refereeing programme has ensured high-level and targeted preparation in the whole preparation phase so far

Selected match officials represent highest level of women’s refereeing worldwide; preparation seminars for selected match officials in Doha and Montevideo; for the first time ever, female video match officials have been selected for a World Cup. Today, the FIFA Referees Committee announced the names of the match officials selected for the…

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Team Base Camps Confirmed for FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™

For the first time in FIFA Women’s World Cup™ history, competing countries will use dedicated Team Base Camps in next year’s tournament

Twenty-nine Team Base Camps across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand have today been confirmed for the FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™. For the first time in FIFA Women’s World Cup™ history, competing countries will use dedicated Team Base Camps in next year’s tournament. A Team…

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USA still on top, Germany closing

Sweden (3rd, minus 1) have dropped one place to the third, ahead of England (4th, -) and France (5th, -). Canada (6th, plus 1) are closing in on the top 5, while Spain (7th, minus 1) have lost a little ground

USA lead the way, with Germany not far behind; Portugal and Republic of Ireland hit all-time highs; Estonia and Turkey on the rise. While the eyes of the planet have been trained on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ for the last couple of weeks, women’s football has not stood still.…

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French referee Stéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to take charge of a FIFA (www.FIFA.com) World Cup™ match when Costa Rica face Germany on Thursday, December 1. Her appointment was announced by the tournament organisers on Tuesday and means the 38-year-old match official will take her place in the…