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Coronavirus - Africa: Bureau of the FIFA Council approves FIFA COVID‑19 Relief Plan regulations

Each member association to benefit from USD 1 million grant to protect and restart football, and an additional USD 500,000 specifically for women’s football during third phase

USD 1.5 billion available to football community, including men’s and women’s professional, youth and grassroots football, through a system of combined grants and loans under strict compliance requirements  - Each member association to benefit from USD 1 million grant to protect and restart football, and an additional USD 500,000 specifically…

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Coronavirus: A match to help the world

First-ever official football match to raise funds for Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT)

The FIFA Foundation will organise its first-ever official football match to raise funds for Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT), a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable global access to new coronavirus essential health technologies, including diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. “It is our responsibility to demonstrate solidarity and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Bureau of the FIFA Council decisions on FIFA events

To hold the 70th FIFA Congress, which was originally due to take place in Addis Ababa, as an online event on 18 September 2020

Following a thorough assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recommendations made by the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken the following decisions in relation to FIFA events: - to confirm the following proposed new tournament dates, subject to further monitoring:…

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Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) lighting up Congolese football

Two stabilised hard ground football pitches in Kinshasa have been illuminated for the very first time thanks to solar panels installed with the support of the FIFA Forward Programme

Solar panels helping light pitches in Congo DR; Project supported by FIFA Forward Programme; "FIFA’s goal is to increase participation in football worldwide". Two stabilised hard ground football pitches in Kinshasa have been illuminated for the very first time thanks to solar panels installed with the support of the FIFA…

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African Football Development in FIFA’s Agenda

The FIFA President mentioned the possibility of creating an African League that would see the best clubs from the continent play against each other

Today in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the FIFA President visited the site of TP Mazembe’s new football stadium, which will be able to hold 50,000 fans, and the club’s youth academy. Infantino and the delegation were greeted by TP Mazembe fans, including the fan brass band who sang…

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Moses Hassim Magogo suspended for two months

A two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international

The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber. An investigation…

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African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ live on FIFA.com and YouTube

Live stream will be available on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel

FIFA invests in TV production to give fans all over the world a chance to watch the first round of qualifiers; First round of CAF qualifiers for Qatar 2022 start this week; Live stream will be available on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel. The first round of CAF qualifiers for…

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Normalisation committee appointed for Egyptian Football Association (EFA)

The decision follows the recent resignation of the EFA President and the entire EFA board followed by the visit of a FIFA mission to Cairo

The Bureau of the FIFA Council today decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) in accordance with art. 14 par. 1 (a) and art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes. The decision follows the recent resignation of the EFA President and the entire EFA…

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Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mr Abu Bakarr Kabba

Guilty of having accepted and received bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Abu Bakarr Kabba, a former football official affiliated to the Sierra Leone Football Association, guilty of having accepted and received bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The formal ethics…

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Continental champions climb ranking

While the South American sides dominate the upper echelons of the ranking, there have been significant gains by sides taking part in both the Africa Cup of Nations and the Concacaf Gold Cup

With the continental finals of Africa, South America, and North, Central America and the Caribbean reaching a crescendo in the past month, the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking has seen a number of significant changes. Unsurprisingly, the regional kings are some of the primary beneficiaries in the July…