Final report published on club solidarity funding from France 2019

822 professional and grassroots clubs from 39 MAs receive funding boost USD 8.46 million distributed to clubs that trained, released players for France 2019 Funding to be used for development programmes for women and girls Full report available HERE To mark the one-year anniversary this week since the USA won their fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup™, FIFA has today published the final report on the solidarity funding distributed to clubs from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Following the distribution of FIFA funding via member associations (MAs) that took…

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Chastain's moment in the sun

Brandi Chastain scored winning penalty kick against China PR on this day in 1999 Showpiece decider played in front of 90,000 at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Chastain:”The first month or two after, I don’t think I slept very much” You know a moment is important when decades later you can remember exactly where you were when it happened. That is certainly the case when recalling Brandi Chastain’s FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999™-winning penalty kick and subsequent celebration against China PR in front of an overflowing Rose Bowl with 90,000 people…

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FIFA and EA SPORTS extend FIFA eChallenger Series following successful national tournaments

The FIFA eChallenger Series in Asia has attracted over 23 million views so far There was drama aplenty at the FIFA eChallenger Series national events last month Special inter-nation match to take place online between China PR and Korea Republic FIFA and EA SPORTS have announced today that it will extend the FIFA eChallenger Series this weekend to host a day of special inter-nation matches between China PR and Korea Republic. Following the success of the first-ever FIFA-organised EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 4 program last month, which has attracted over…

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Bebeto: I get emotional talking about my celebration

It is, perhaps, the most iconic celebration in FIFA World Cup™ history. Twenty-six years ago today at USA 1994, Bebeto, in homage to new-born son Mattheus, spontaneously showcased his baby-cradling celebration after scoring in a 3-2 win over the Netherlands. “The day before, I knelt down and asked God to give me one opportunity to score a goal for my son, because I had to pay homage,” Bebeto explained to FIFA.com on the goal’s milestone anniversary. “And the celebration just happened. “I went off to celebrate and Romario and Mazinho…

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Watch Live: FIFA Women's Football Webinar

Watch the FIFA Women’s Football Webinar on The Physical Analysis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, an online panel discussion featuring FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman, who will talk about the physical development of the women’s game with several experts: Dawn Scott: Scott was the high performance coach for the USA women’s national team from 2010 to 2019 and is now the senior women’s physical performance manager for the England women’s national team Paul Bradley: Reader in sports performance at Liverpool John Moores University and a…

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Relive the FIFA Women's Football Webinar

Watch the FIFA Women’s Football Webinar on The Physical Analysis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, an online panel discussion featuring FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman, who talked about the physical development of the women’s game with several experts: Dawn Scott: Scott was the high performance coach for the USA women’s national team from 2010 to 2019 and is now the senior women’s physical performance manager for the England women’s national team Paul Bradley: Reader in sports performance at Liverpool John Moores University and a consultant…

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Cannavaro and Italy savour World Cup glory

When reflecting on the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, one of the many iconic images that springs to mind is Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro, ‘Il Capitano’, proudly holding the Trophy aloft in Berlin’s Olympiastadion. After a Final packed with action, emotion and drama, it was Gli Azzurri who emerged victorious against France on penalties, adding a fourth gold star above to their crest. Three World Cups have passed since Germany 2006 but the memories are still vivid in the mind of Cannavaro. The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year reflects on…

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Grosso strikes gold for Italy

Italy defeated France to win the World Cup on this day in 2006 Lippi stunne​d Grosso by asking him to take a penalty in the Final shootout Italy had a penalty-shootout curse hanging over them Why me? This, Fabio Grosso remembers, was his reaction to being asked to take the famous spot-kick captured in this photograph. The left-back knew that he had not been among Italy’s five selected penalty takers before the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ Final, with Pirlo, Materazzi, De Rossi, Del Piero and Totti the names Marcello…

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West Germany's 1990 winners in numbers

Amidst ‘The Fall of the Wall’, Franz Beckenbauer and pupils had another bulging blockade to break through. It comprised two of their fiercest rivals, the reigning European and the defending world champions, Dragan Stojkovic, Carlos Valderrama, Marco van Basten, Tomas Skuhravy, Paul Gascoigne and Diego Maradona, and injury, stricture, suspension and missing studs. They did it in style. FIFA.com presents the statistical story of West Germany’s conquering of the 14th FIFA World Cup™. Follow and like us:

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