FIFA Forward Football Development Programme

FIFA Forward is a “step change” for global football development. It is built on three principles to provide 360 degree, tailor-made support for football development in each of FIFA’s  member associations and the six confederations: • more investment, • more impact, • more oversight.The aim is to improve the way we develop and support football across … [Read more…]

Spectacular scale of greed at the former top of FIFA

The spectacular scale of greed at the former top of FIFA was revealed on Friday when lawyers said that three high-ranking former officials – Sepp Blatter, Jérôme Valcke and Markus Kattner – had secretly given themselves pay rises and massive World Cup bonuses totalling 79.000.000 Swiss francs (about 650.000.000 Swedish kronas). Read full story at The Guardian … [Read more…]

First women Secretary General ever appointed at FIFA

The FIFA Council today appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal as FIFA Secretary General (SG). Ms Samoura is a 21-year veteran of United Nations programmes who is currently the UN’s Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria. The announcement was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico … [Read more…]

Amnesty International: Abuse of World Cup workers exposed

By Amnesty International, 30 March 2016 “Migrant workers on Khalifa International Stadium and the surrounding Aspire Zone, one of the main venues for the 2022 World Cup, have been subjected to a range of exploitative practices. This includes high recruitment fees for which many took out loans; false promises about the pay and type of … [Read more…]

FIFA bans Swedish TV4 from using gender neutral name for Womens World Cup of football

FIFA bans TV4 from using gender neutral name of football World Cup

Swedish TV4 is broadcasting women world championships in football this summer, but is not allowed to call it the Football World Cup. In international football federation FIFA demands that the TV-channel calls it the “FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015”. The channel has previously had the policy not to make a difference between the women’s and the men’s … [Read more…]