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    Volleyball emerges as the digital champion for 2022


    The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has emerged as the leader among sports authorities in the 7th edition of the #SportOnSocial League Table, a social media performance benchmarking tool established every year by research, digital and creative agency Redtorch. FIVB ranked second last year when the top spot was occupied by ...

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    Infantino re-elected as FIFA president


    Gianni Infantino has been elected FIFA president for the third time overall and will thus remain in office for another four years. The vote was held by acclamation at the BK Arena in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, meaning delegates showed their approval by applauding. Infantino was the only candidate. The ...

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    Brazil will bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup


    Brazil has announced plans to bid for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the nation’s Sports Ministry announced on March 7. The other contenders are currently South Africa and a joint bid by Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. Soccer executives in the U.S. recently said they are also considering a bid ...

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    FIFA is reportedly considering taking over the Stade de France


    According to French sports daily L’Equipe, FIFA is considering taking over the Stade de France after the football governing body’s president, Gianni Infantino, discussed the matter with France’s president Emmanuel Macron during a meeting in Paris last month, the report says. FIFA has, however, denied its interest in purchasing the ...

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    FIFA Council approves 2022 annual report, highlights record revenues


    The FIFA Council has approved the Annual Report 2022, which highlights the governing body’s record-breaking revenues of US$7.6 billion during the 2019-2022 cycle and the US$11 billion expected to be earned during the 2023-2026 period. The latest meeting of the FIFA Council was held via videoconference on Feb. 14. The ...

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    Joint FIFA 2030 World Cup bid from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay


    During a ceremony at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) on Feb. 7, in the presence of Alejandro Dominguez, the president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), officials of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay submitted a bid to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. It will be the event’s ...

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    German Football Association’s charitable status revoked for 2014/15


    The Frankfurt am Main tax office has retroactively revoked the non-profit status of the German Football Association (DFB) for 2014 and 2015. The DFB, which has just appointed a new director in the person of former football professional and 1990 World Champion Rudi Völler, is thus threatened with an additional ...

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    Int'l Cricket Council tops social media ranking among sports federations


    BCW Sports has released its “2022 International Sports Federations Social Media Ranking,” published annually since 2016.

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    Infantino reportedly wants World Cup every three years


    The FIFA’s president’s desire for more power, influence and revenue does not seem to stop after the World Cup in Qatar. According to an exclusive report by The Daily Mail, Gianni Infantino would like the FIFA World Cup to be held every three years instead of the current four. No ...

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    FIFA confirms creation of 32-team Club World Cup from 2025


    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed the introduction of a new quadrennial men’s Club World Cup that will kick off in 2025. The tournament will feature 32 top teams from across the globe, up from the original 24-team scheme that was planned for 2021, canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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    Qatar looking to host 2036 Olympics


    Qatar is reportedly ready to bid once again to stage the Olympic Games in 2036, despite having failed in the past, according to multiple press sources. Qatar is currently hosting the FIFA World Cup, the first to take place in the Middle East and in a northern hemisphere winter. FIFA ...

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    Infantino to remain FIFA president for four more years, delivers bizarre speech in Qatar


    Gianni Infantino has emerged as the only candidate for the next election in March and is therefore set to head FIFA for another four-year term beyond the 2026 World Cup. Infantino was first elected to the top role of football’s global governing body in 2016 to replace Sepp Blatter, and ...

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    EA Sports offers FIFA World Cup update for Qatar tournament


    With the FIFA World Cup 2022™ game mode, Electronic Arts Inc. is now offering an update at no additional cost to FIFA 23 fans. They can play as one of the 32 qualifying nations in an authentic recreation of the entire FIFA World Cup 2022™ from the opening match to ...

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    ​FIFA’s new report highlights further growth of elite women’s football


    FIFA has released the second edition of Setting the Pace, a benchmarking report that provides a comprehensive analysis of the elite women’s football landscape globally. The first edition was released in May 2021. The new report, compiled with the support of Deloitte, reveals further growth and development in several areas. ...

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    Official launch of the FIFA World Cup licensed double seal


    Recently, FIFA approved Beijing Huaxia Chuanshi Collection Co., Ltd. to be the licensee of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ in China, and their products of the FIFA World Cups licensed double seal were officially launched. The seal has ...

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    FIFA to launch a metaverse


    With the World Cup set to begin in Qatar, FIFA has signed a multi-year deal with Roblox to set up a metaverse with videos, games, in-game events, social spaces, rewards, virtual collectibles and collector competitions. Our readers might remember the Roblox company’s virtual environment and platform for multi-player video games ...

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    FIFA “bank” gets green light from French banking authority


    The French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution - ACPR) has granted the FIFA Clearing House (FCH) a license to operate as a payment institution. The authorization from ACPR enables the FCH to collect and process payments on behalf of clubs in accordance with ...

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    FIFA and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat launch plan to implement their climate change partnership


    FIFA and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) have jointly launched a 12-month plan to turn their climate change partnership into concrete action. In April, FIFA and PIFS signed a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the FIFA Congress in Doha, Qatar, which focused on using football diplomacy to educate ...

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    FIFA suspends the All India Football Federation with immediate effect


    The Bureau of the FIFA Council has unanimously decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect. The decision was made “due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes,” said FIFA. As a consequence of the suspension, the FIFA ...

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    New FIFA-backed Africa Super League expected to transform football on the continent


    Plans have been unveiled to create the Africa Super League, a new 24-team club tournament set to begin in 2023/24. In an interview with the BBC, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, said that the new league would transform football on the continent forever. The ...