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    • The important thing is the development of the players: Amuneke
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    • The FIFA proposal is a welcome development: Amuneke
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    • Emmanuel Amuneke Nigeria at the 1994 FIFA World Cup
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Amuneke: Developing African talent important when planning football’s future

Amuneke encourages calendar changes to have positive impact on African football

Former Nigeria star says competition can drive development; Amuneke encourages calendar changes to have positive impact on African football; Increasing global competitiveness is a key goal of the President’s Vision 2020-2023. Emmanuel Amuneke knows all about the power of football and its need to constantly evolve to meet the needs…

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    • Tickets for all FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ matches back on sale tomorrow
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Tickets for all FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ matches back on sale tomorrow

Fans can attend more than one game per day during group stage

Tickets can be secured immediately with start of first-come, first-served sales phase; This includes opening match and final at brand-new Al Bayt Stadium; Fans can attend more than one game per day during group stage. With roughly two months to go until the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ (https://fifa.fans/3ESocNz), fans…

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Trezeguet Calls for More Meaningful Matches in Football’s Future Calendar

With no match calendar in place after 2024, FIFA is facilitating discussions as part of a wide-ranging review with many and varied stakeholders and Trezeguet is eager for the results to contribute to a truly global football of the future

FIFA World Cup 1998 winner says players need matches in calendar to have a higher profile; former France star says fewer windows for national team football will increase the quality; players are among the stakeholders being consulted as part of a wide-ranging review. David Trezeguet has welcomed the extensive review…

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    • Grant: New match calendar must give coaches the chance to build
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Grant: New match calendar must give coaches the chance to build

Former Ghana coach says reform proposals a ‘win-win’ for clubs and national teams

International match calendar under review, with nothing decided from 2024 onwards; Avram Grant calls for an end to stop-start calendar; Former Israel coach says reform proposals a ‘win-win’ for clubs and national teams. Avram Grant has called for changes to the international match calendar, saying that the status quo is “a nightmare”…

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Ongoing cooperation highlights FIFA-African Union discussions

The two Presidents, who were meeting around the 76th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, USA, followed up on their most recent meeting in Kinshasa in February

FIFA (FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has stressed the need to harmonise the international match calendar to help make football truly global during a meeting with Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and current Chairperson of the African Union (AU). The two Presidents, who were meeting around the…

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More tournaments mean greater opportunities for African teams

Delegation attended the inaugural Aisha Buhari Cup, a women’s football tournament featuring six African National teams, in Lagos, Nigeria

Women’s football and FIFA's (www.FIFA.com) desire to see more African teams qualify for the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2023 were the focus of a working visit by a FIFA delegation to Nigeria. Led by FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and including FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football…

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International Match Calendar – New consultation phase

Following invitations to stakeholders, including all confederations, at the beginning of September, discussions are being organised in the coming weeks

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) has reached out to its member associations and other stakeholders (representatives of the players, clubs, leagues, confederations) marking the beginning of a new phase of consultation around the International Match Calendar for women and men, set to expire at the end of 2023 and 2024 respectively. There is…

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    • (From Left to Right) CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe, Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari , FIFA President Gianni Infantino, and Sports Minister Sunday Dare during a FIFA courtesy visit in State House on September 16th, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria
    • President Muhammadu Buhari receives a presentation from FIFA President Mr Gianni Infantino during a courtesy visit in State House on September 16th, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria
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FIFA President hails football’s power for unity and celebration during Nigeria visit

Mr Infantino emphasised that exposure to high-level competition is the key to evolution for the Super Falcons, Super Eagles and the wider, global game

FIFA (FIFA.com) President has concluded a two-day visit to Nigeria; Mr Infantino attended opening match of Aisha Buhari women’s football tournament; Meetings also held with CAF President Patrice Motsepe and NFF delegations Gianni Infantino has hailed football’s uniting qualities, the power of the sport’s development and the growth of women’s football…

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Majority of fans favour more frequent men’s FIFA World Cups – global survey

15,000 respondents were identified as expressing an interest in football and the FIFA World Cup

A survey has provided feedback as part of the feasibility study regarding the frequency of the men`s FIFA World Cup (www.FIFA.com). The findings of this online survey, conducted in July 2021, will be used as part of a wider consultation process involving fans, which will take place over several phases.…

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    • Sporty.com Becomes NTA’s Simulcast Partner in Nigeria for Its Free-To-Air Broadcast
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Sporty.com Becomes NTA’s Simulcast Partner in Nigeria for Its Free-To-Air Broadcast

This deal will see Sporty.com as the official simulcast platform for NTA’s broadcast of its sports portfolio

Sporty.com, a leading online sports media and entertainment brand, has partnered with NTA to simulcast its free-to-air broadcast of premium sports content. The pioneering arrangement brokered by Integral (http://Integralsande.com), rights holder of notable sports media rights including the free-to-air Premier League rights for Nigeria, means Sporty.com Nigerian-based users will now…