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2016 05 14 Retrieve

[Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura after being appointed FIFA Secretary General] Today is a wonderful day for me, and I am honoured to take on the role of FIFA’s Secretary General. I believe this role is a perfect fit for my skills and experience - strategic, high impact team building in international settings - which I will use to help grow the game of football all over the world. I also look forward to bringing my experience in governance and compliance to bear on the important reform work that is already underway at FIFA. FIFA is taking a fresh approach to its work - and I am eager to play a role in making that approach as effective and lasting as possible

2020 05 15 Retrieve

[FIFA confirms it will select 2023 Women’s World Cup host on June 25] FIFA remains committed to implementing the most comprehensive, objective and transparent bidding process in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This is part of our overall commitment to women’s football that, among other things, will see FIFA invest $1 billion in women’s football during the current cycle.

2020 06 10 Retrieve

[Three bids qualify for FIFA Council vote in race to host 2023 Women’s World Cup] One year after the record-breaking eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, the FIFA Council will decide on the host(s) for the ninth edition of the tournament in 2023, which we hope will be even bigger and better. The quality of the bids is testimony to the tremendous momentum women’s football has generated. We are looking forward to building on this to take women’s football to the next level at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

2020 06 14 Retrieve

[Marcelo kneels in support of Black Lives Matter movement after netting against Eibar] It’s reassuring to see that every day a growing number of FIFA Legends and current professional players from different genders, racial and religious backgrounds are using their platforms to echo FIFA’s messages to their fans around the globe

It’s time that an overdue spotlight is shone on the treatment of black people and the racism and violence many encounter in their daily lives

To all these footballers, I am proud of your commitment to fighting for what is right and I encourage others to add their voices to this important message in the coming days

2020 07 11 Retrieve

[FIFA say videoconference can be used for football trials] It can be decided to organise hearings by videoconference before the Ethics Committee during the COVID-19 pandemic for as long as restrictions on international travel, or any measures at national/international level that have an impact on the activity of the members of the said committee, are imposed or in force