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World Football Celebrates the Tournament’s Biggest Team on International Volunteer Day

In a tournament of firsts, the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and Arab world sees International Volunteer Day fall for the first time ever on a match day this December 5th

Legends and ambassadors deliver special messages of gratitude and encouragement; FIFA (www.FIFA.com) World Cup Winner’s Trophy and special activities today at Doha’s Volunteer Hub; 20,000 volunteers from 150 nationalities were recruited to support the tournament in Qatar In a tournament of firsts, the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle…

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Groundbreaking facts and figures as Qatar 2022™ group stage wraps up

On the pitch, the FIFA World Cup has faithfully reflected football’s increased competitiveness, as for the first time ever, teams from all continents have advanced to the round of 16

Cumulative attendance of over 2.45 million (96%) for the first 48 matches; First FIFA (www.FIFA.com) World Cup™ with teams from all continents in the round of 16; Fans, teams and media benefiting from unique compact nature and smooth operation After 13 days and 48 matches, the first edition of the…

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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…

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B-roll Video Release: CORRECTION: FIFA’s Referees Chief, Pierluigi Collina Speaking about Additional Time at FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022

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Chairman of FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Referees Committee, Pierluigi Collina speaking about additional time at the FIFA World Cup™. The video submission includes an interview with Mr. Collina in Doha on November 30. Access the B-roll and dopesheet: https://bit.ly/3XN0Ouk

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Today, FIFA (https://www.FIFA.com) and AIPS recognised many of the journalists and members of the media who have attended multiple FIFA World Cups and have told stories from the world's biggest sporting event for generations of fans, watching, reading and listening from home. Nigerian journalist, Kunle Solaja was recognized having attended 9 FIFA…

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The video submission includes FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Legend Roger Milla speaking at the FIFA World Cup 2022™ match between Switzerland and Cameroon at Al Janoub stadium in Doha on November 24. Milla received an award from FIFA President Gianni Infantino for his contribution to African and world football and for being…

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FIFA Forward paves way for youth competitions in Senegal

The competitions, run at U-15, U-17 and U-20 level for boys and U-15 and U-17 level for girls, are arranged in the form of leagues that are played throughout the year all over the 14 regions

National youth leagues enjoying success in Senegal. Project made possible by FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Forward Programme. Aim is to improve young players’ competitiveness. Funded by the FIFA Forward Programme, national youth leagues were introduced in Senegal in 2020, with the stated goal of improving the competitiveness of young players and “preparing…

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Funded by FIFA’s (www.FIFA.com) Forward Programme, national championships reserved for small categories were created in Senegal in 2022. The aim was to improve the competitiveness of young players. These competitions extended to girls have been in full swing across the country. Photography: Senegal v Liberia U 20 qualifier match photos: https://fifa.fans/3XjxZp1…

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FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino delivered his opening remarks at the FIFA Global Summit in Doha on the eve of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ that begins later on Sunday. Qatar kick-off the FIFA World Cup 2022™ against Ecuador on Sunday November 20. The video submission includes FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s speech,…

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FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino delivered his opening remarks at the FIFA Global Summit in Doha on the eve of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ that begins later on Sunday. Qatar kick-off the FIFA World Cup 2022™ against Ecuador on Sunday November 20. The video submission includes FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s speech,…