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FIFA lifts suspension on Kuwait on conditional basis
The FIFA Emergency Committee have lifted on a conditional...
FIFA has a huge responsibility to reach out and touch the world, using football as a symbol of hope and integration.
www.fifa.com   (130 words)

  SI.com - Soccer - FIFA taking doping action vs. Italy, Dutch, France - Tuesday September 28, 2004 6:32PM
FIFA said the three associations have failed to adhere to its minimum stipulations -- a six-month suspension plus a fine -- for punishing doping infractions.
FIFA's Disciplinary Committee began proceedings on Sept. 16 and gave the associations until Sept. 24 to explain their position.
FIFA, which said it will announce the outcome once the disciplinary committee has met to consider the cases, would not comment on the possible sanctions.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2004/soccer/09/28/bc.eu.spt.soc.fifa.doping.associations.ap   (563 words)

  FIFA World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup, Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (the sport's global governing body).
FIFA and the IOC also disagreed over the status of amateur players, and so football was dropped from the Games.
FIFA president Jules Rimet thus planned the inaugural World Cup tournament to be held in Uruguay in 1930.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_World_Cup   (3564 words)

 FIFA - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
FIFA has a 50% representation on its board (four representatives); the other four are provided by the football associations of England, the Scotland, Wales, and the Ireland, in recognition of the British nations' unique contribution to the creation and history of the game.
FIFA awards, each year, the title of FIFA World Player of the Year to the most prestigious player of the year, as part of its annual awards ceremony with also recognises team and international football achievements.
FIFA announced in April 2004 that it is expecting to earn $144 million profit on $1.64 billion in revenue between 2003 and 2006.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/f/i/f/FIFA_a2be.html   (1259 words)

FIFA was founded in Paris on May 21, 1904 - the French name and acronym persist to this day, even outside French-speaking countries.
Membership of FIFA expanded beyond Europe with the application of South Africa in 1909, Argentina and Chile in 1912 and the United States in 1913.
FIFA however floundered during World War I with many players sent off to war and the possibility of travel for international fixtures severely limited.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/FIFA.htm   (900 words)

 CNN.com - G-14 clubs turn the screw on FIFA - Apr 2, 2004
Under FIFA rules clubs must release players for a certain number of internationals a year and major tournaments.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in December he would not discuss the compensation issue with the clubs' lobby group.
Blatter recently introduced a coordinated calendar for soccer internationals, with specific dates set aside for qualifying games for major tournaments and friendlies, to reduce the impact on clubs and improve their ability to plan.
cnn.com /2004/SPORT/football/04/02/clubs.fifa   (469 words)

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Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the international governing body of the sport of football (sometimes called soccer).
The six conferdations that comprise FIFA (and the regions that they govern) are:
FIFA also promotes the sport, regulates the transfer of players between teams, and awards the FIFA World Player of the Year.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/fifa.html   (126 words)

 FIFA Approval
This is the designation "International Matchball Standard", and for this the applicant footballs (soccer balls) can be sent to any of seven European test institutes which have been selected by FIFA to test and certify the balls for this category, which is free of any royalty fees.
Referees of FIFA and Confederation matches are among the beneficiaries.
They simply have to check that the ball carries one of the three marks and that the pressure is correct, rather than having to check weight, circumference and other details before matches.
www.soccerballworld.com /FIFA_Approvals.htm   (953 words)

 UNICEF - 2006 FIFA World Cup - UNICEF and FIFA
Together, UNICEF and FIFA have aimed to use the leverage of football and the prestige of the World Cup to mobilize children and youth around the world to ‘Say Yes for Children’, the motto for their first World Cup partnership in Japan and Korea in 2002.
In 2003, FIFA and UNICEF reached out to young girls around the world for the Women’s World Cup under the theme, ‘Go Girls’.
FIFA generously donated $150,000 to UNICEF during the campaign, enabling UNICEF to send thousands of ‘Sports-in-a-Box’ kits to 11 countries.
www.unicef.org /football/index_intro_33800.html   (362 words)

 FIFA suspends Iran for government interference with soccer federation - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — Iran was suspended from international soccer by FIFA on Thursday because of government interference with the country's soccer federation.
FIFA said it had given Iran a November 15 deadline to reinstate elected soccer federation president Mohammed Dadgan and comply with FIFA regulations.
FIFA said Iran was not abiding by rules regarding the "independence of the decision-making process of the football governing body in each country and the way in which changes in the leadership of associations are brought about."
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/2006-11-23-fifa-iran-suspension_x.htm?csp=34   (227 words)

 CNN.com - FIFA reports healthy 2003 finances - Apr 6, 2004
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was delighted by the results for the first year of its 2003-06 World Cup cycle.
Blatter also said the results proved FIFA's financial health as it prepares to celebrate its centenary this year.
Under new accounting rules, FIFA are allowed to spread out costs from money-spinning World Cup events over a four-year period.
cnn.com /2004/SPORT/football/04/06/fifa.finances   (191 words)

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