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Delegates from all 32 qualified teams attended the Team Workshop for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in Doha on 4-5 July. FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Nasser Al-Khater, the CEO of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, addressed the audience at the opening session, with less than five months until…

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Remaining FIFA World Cup™ Tickets Now on Sale on First-come, First-served Basis

With all 32 qualifying teams now confirmed, huge worldwide interest is anticipated in the new sales period, which will close on 16 August at 12:00 (noon) Doha time (11:00 CET)

Fans can confirm their purchase immediately after making payment; latest sales period started today at noon, Doha time. Remaining tickets for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ are now available to fans on a first-come, first-served basis, having gone on sale at 12:00 (noon) Doha time (11:00 CET) today, 5…

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New Zealand to Host First Ever FIFA Women’s World Cup Play-Off Tournament

The tournament, which will be hosted in New Zealand from 17-23 February 2023, will involve 10 teams competing for the final three qualifying spots before the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Inaugural tournament to be played in Hamilton and Auckland from 17 to 23 February 2023; 10 teams to compete for final three slots for FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Women’s World Cup 2023™; Play-Off Tournament a key test event in preparation for 2023 Waikato Stadium in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and North Harbour Stadium in Auckland/Tāmaki…

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Benfica Vice Presidents Applaud Sports Minister Sunday Dare’s Ideas

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development arrived Portugal earlier in the week alongside President, Muhammadu Buhari to seal multiple Memoranda of Understanding in the area of Sports

Vice Presidents at Portuguese giants Benfica Football Club, Manuel Debrito and Jose Gandarez have praised the laudable ideas of Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, who is in Portugal alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, as part of deliberate efforts to continually develop sports in the country. Dare was given an official tour…

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Semi-automated offside technology to be used at FIFA World Cup 2022™

The new technology provides an automated offside alert to the video match officials inside the video operation room

System provides an automated offside alert to the video match officials team; 3D animation improves communication to in-stadium fans and television viewers; technology has been successfully tested at previous FIFA (www.FIFA.com) tournaments. FIFA has announced that semi-automated offside technology will be used at the FIFA World Cup 2022™ in Qatar starting…

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Gianni Infantino Discusses Football Development with Head of Comoros Federation

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has met his Comoros counterpart, Said Ali Said Athouman, to discuss football development in the country which provided one of the biggest upsets in Africa Nations Cup history

Artificial pitches and renovation of training centre are among key projects in Comoros; Comoros national team made their AFCON finals debut this year; FIFA (www.FIFA.com) a key partner for the Comoros federation. Download document (EN): https://bit.ly/3y4Iu3G Download document (FR): https://bit.ly/3y1bn0G FIFA President Gianni Infantino has met his Comoros counterpart, Said Ali Said…

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Tickets Back on Sale Next Week on a First-come, First-served Basis

With a total of 1.8 million tournament tickets having been sold already fans interested in an unforgettable trip of a lifetime to Qatar are being urged to act swiftly before the coveted seats are snapped up

Sales period to begin on 5 July, now that all 32 qualifying teams are known; Total of 1.8 million tournament tickets sold already; Ticket holders encouraged to pledge to reduce their carbon emissions with all flights to be offset by FIFA (www.FIFA.com ). Remaining tickets for the FIFA World Cup…

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Media Accreditation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Now Open

FIFA’s member associations have received a quota of written press and photographer accreditations for distribution to their national media organisations and representatives

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) are pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is now open for media and non-rights holders. The deadline for submitting accreditation requests is 15 August 2022. An explanatory video of the…

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup™ 2022 Draw Reveals Groups for Emerging Stars of the Women’s Game

Tthe future stars of the women’s game will take to the field at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup™ in India between 11 to 30 October across three Host Cities

Draw reveals pathway to glory for 16 of the world’s best youth teams; FIFA (www.FIFA.com) U-17 Women’s World Cup™ 2022 to take place in India from 11 to 30 October; Tournament to be streamed live on FIFA+ (https://fifa.fans/3tYeQvC) in selected markets later this year; Visit FIFA.com/tickets (https://fifa.fans/3A5Qfcf) for the latest…

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Bureau of FIFA Council Approves Increase of FIFA World Cup™ Squads to 26 Players

The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26

Size of final squad lists for FIFA (www.FIFA.com) World Cup 2022™ increased to at least 23 and maximum of 26 players; 73rd FIFA  Congress to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 March 2023; Equipment Regulations for FIFA competitions updated The Bureau of the FIFA Council – composed of the FIFA…