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Join the FIFAe Club World Cup broadcast crew

Become a zone reporter for the zone finals in February Apply now and join FIFA’s broadcast and commentary crew Everyone can apply via the form below Are you a passionate competitive FIFA follower, creator, commentator or host? Get the unique chance to showcase your reporting skills to the world during the FIFAe Club World Cup and kick off your career in esports! For this year’s FIFAe Club World Cup, which will take place from 24-28 February 2021, we’re searching for zone reporters to join us to remotely commentate the event…

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FIFA confirms timeline for FIFA World Cup 2026™ venue selection process

As part of the next stage of the venue selection process, FIFA has provided further information to the 23 candidate host cities for the FIFA World Cup 2026™ in Canada, Mexico and the United States regarding the timeline with deadlines set for 2021, subject to any restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Following on from the information-exchange phase initiated last year, FIFA and the host associations will organise virtual one-on-one meetings with each stadium to discuss infrastructural aspects from the end of February 2021 onwards. From April 2021, FIFA and…

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Ooredoo to be National Supporter of FIFA Club World Cup 2020™

FIFA and the Local Organising Committee have announced that telecom operator Ooredoo is reprising its role as a National Supporter for the FIFA Club World Cup™, which as the tournament is again hosted in Qatar.  The 2020 edition of the tournament is set to be held in Doha with matches taking place from 4 to 11 February 2021. Six top clubs from across the globe contending for the trophy, with matches in the second FIFA Club World Cup Qatar™, presented by Alibaba Cloud, taking place at the Ahmad Bin Ali…

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Tender processes to launch in Sub-Saharan Africa for media rights to FIFA World Cup 2022™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

FIFA is opening two invitations to tender (ITT) simultaneously for the media rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, FIFA’s flagship competitions, in Sub-Saharan Africa . The tender processes are due to launch tomorrow, Tuesday, 26 January. The first ITT is for the media rights to the FIFA World Cup 2022™. The second ITT is for the media rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. The FIFA World Cup 2022™ will be the 22nd edition of the competition and a unique edition,…

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Mosimane: Al Ahly believe we can do big things

Al Ahly face hosts Al Duhail in their Qatar 2020 opener Coach Pitso Mosimane hails Mohamed ‘Afsha’ Magdy He discusses a potential showdown against Bayern Munich Egypt’s Al Ahly Sporting Club are back at the FIFA Club World Cup after a seven-year absence. The Red Devils are aiming to go as far as they can in a tournament in which they have previously struggled to make an impact. The reigning African champions found out who they would be facing when the tournament draw was made at FIFA headquarters in Zurich…

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First teams qualified for the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021

Qualifiers from Zones 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 confirmed Playoffs in Zone 4 to take place on 28 January Zone finals in February to crown six zone winners After weeks of intense qualification, 27 out of 42 teams have qualified for the FIFAe Club World Cup 2021™. The pinnacle event of competitive EA SPORTS FIFA for teams will feature the best clubs from each of the six zones and will take place from 24-28 February 2021. The reigning FIFAe Club World Cup Champion Complexity Gaming has qualified for the…

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Ripoll: France's youngsters are gifted, dependable and committed

Men’s Olympic Football Tournament 22 Jan 2021 © imago images Men’s Olympic Football Tournament kicks off in exactly six months We talk to Sylvain Ripoll, coach of France’s Espoirs (U-21) team “I’m part of a generation that dreamed of going to the Olympics” This Friday 22 January marks six months to the day before the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament kicks off in Tokyo. The tournament will see France back on the Olympic stage 25 years after reaching the quarter-finals at the Atlanta Games in 1996. So what has caused such…

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When underdogs upset the old order

Club World Cup has been dominated by European and South American sides Nonetheless, several unfancied sides have caused major upsets over the years We look back at some of the finest exploits of these ‘lesser lights’ Teams representing Europe and South America have enjoyed unbroken dominance at the FIFA Club World Cup. In the 16 editions to date, the winners have always been either the UEFA or CONMEBOL champions, with the representatives of the two continents facing each other in 12 of those finals. That said, the tournament has had…

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Visa Presale for FIFA Club World Cup 2020™ extended

Following the success of the exclusive Visa Presale for the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™ presented by Alibaba Cloud, which was due to conclude today at 12:00 AST / 10:00 CET, FIFA has now extended the sales period for Visa customers. Fans will now have an extended and exclusive opportunity to secure match tickets on FIFA.com/tickets by using a Visa card until 12:00 AST / 10:00 CET on 24 January. Tickets for some matches are already available to the general public. FIFA expects further tickets for all matches including…

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Flick: World title would be icing on Bayern's cake

Bayern Munich’s FIFA Club World Cup campaign begins on 8 February German giants will meet Al Duhail or Al Ahly in the semi-finals For coach Hansi Flick, winning in Qatar would cap a fantastic season A win at the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™ would see Hans-Dieter Flick and Bayern Munich make history by becoming only the second team after Barcelona (in 2009) to win all six domestic and international titles up for grabs in one season. And yet despite the enormity of the occasion, the coach says that he…

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