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Rwandan President praises new mindset for African football

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President recognised the important role that the Rwandan President has been making in supporting African football on a political level

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has used the platform of the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Kigali to express his praise for the new mindset that is supporting African football to achieve its aims. “I’m very pleased, on behalf of my whole country, to have you here,” President Kagame said to…

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FIFA global report: Give every talent a chance

The global report offers insights into a number of key areas of talent development

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) publishes year-long study on the global talent development ecosystem; Talented young footballers need to be given every possible chance to shine; Data-driven project headed by FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger. A ground-breaking study by FIFA has delivered the message that every talented player deserves a…

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FIFA and Qatar invite MAs to discuss human rights with international experts ahead of FIFA World Cup

The virtual event was organised in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), FIFA’s local partner in Qatar

On Monday 10 May, FIFA (www.FIFA.com) held a virtual meeting with several member associations and confederations to discuss workers’ welfare reforms and broader human rights in Qatar in connection to the country’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022™. The virtual event was organised in collaboration with the Supreme Committee…

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Reflection and cooperation key at Forum for Talent and Infrastructure Development

A Forum for Talent and Infrastructure Development in Africa was held on 5 and 6 May

A development forum for talent and infrastructure in Africa was held; Event held as part of the FIFA Forward Programme (https://FIFA.fans/3bfMYKo); The aim is to create a forum for dialogue between the MAs, FIFA (www.FIFA.com) and experts. "We need to stop saying that we have to 'develop' football in Africa. The time…

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Super league - FIFA chief Infantino: "We need to face the problems in football together"

Speaking to AS, the FIFA president offered his thoughts on the Super League, calling for dialogue with the clubs but also saying he understands the potential need for sanctions

In an exclusive interview with AS, FIFA president Gianni Infantino answers questions on the European Super League (ESL) and major clubs' conflict with UEFA, and discusses the issue of sanctions for the 12 breakaway rebels. He also talks about young people’s waning interest in football, clubs’ multi-million-euro losses and the…

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FIFA opens application window for women's Coach Education Scholarships

FIFA will provide financial support for successful applicants to cover the cost of their coach education courses

Member associations can now apply for additional support and access to coaching resources for eligible coaches and players who hold at least a C Licence; New FIFA scholarships (www.FIFA.com) to offer funding to help empower more female coaches, as well as players looking to gain further coaching qualifications during or…

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Update on African qualifiers for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) can confirm that in conjunction with CAF and taking into consideration the current disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure optimal playing conditions for all teams, it has been decided to postpone the African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ that were…

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Photo News Release: Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA visit to Sierra Leone

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Football’s unifying power tops agenda during Sierra Leone visit

FIFA President also expressed his appreciation to President Bio for his contribution to the development of football in Sierra Leone

The final leg of the joint CAF and FIFA (www.FIFA.com) mission to West Africa featured a visit Sierra Leone, where meetings with the Head of State Brigadier General Dr Julius Maada Bio, Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President Isha Johansen and national sports officials focused on the unifying power of…

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Liberian President George Weah announced as Ambassador for Pan-African Inter-School Championship

President Weah is the only African to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award

A joint CAF and FIFA (www.FIFA.com) delegation travelled to Liberia to hold meetings today with the Liberian Football Association and government officials in Monrovia. Partnerships with the public and private sectors, increased opportunities for youth through football and the appointment of Liberian President George Weah as the first Ambassador of…