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Soccer - 05 Mar 2007
At its meeting today in Manchester, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the guardian of the Laws of the Game, set down criteria for all future experiments involving goal-line technology.
Soccer - 13 Jan 2005
As announced last Friday, FIFA and UEFA have joined forces to organise a 'Football for Hope' match in aid of the victims of the tsunami that devastated South and Southeast Asia and parts of Africa on 26 December.
Soccer - 05 Jan 2005
Zurich, 4 January 2005 - In the wake of the devastating natural disaster in South and South-East Asia, the FIFA Emergency Committee has decided to make USD 2 million available.
Soccer - 15 Nov 2004
4thegame.com, the original and biggest English Premier League site, designed, built and managed by Fast Web Media, the UK based operating company, wholly owned by Total Sports Online ASA, has re launched with a bigger and better site.
Soccer - 11 Oct 2004
Zurich, 8 October 2004 - As of today, the Invitation to Tender Documents for interested parties in the sports goods industry can be obtained from FIFA.
Soccer - 08 Sep 2004
As a key component of its commercial strategy for the 2007-2014 period, FIFA has elected to conduct a public tender for the right to supply FIFA and its flagship event - the FIFA World Cup™ - with the essential football equipment it needs to stage its wide range of tournaments, including the official match balls and the referee uniforms.
Soccer - 22 Jun 2004
(London, June 21st, 2004) - SponsorClick announced today that it had counted no less than 22 corporate sponsors(*) during the England-France football game, part of the Euro 2004(tm) tournament in Portugal.
Soccer - 30 Apr 2004
At a meeting in Zurich on 16 April 2004 under the chairmanship of Marcel Mathier (Switzerland), the FIFA Disciplinary Committee fined the Cameroon football association SFr200,000 and deducted six points from its national team in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany(tm) qualifiers. The Cameroon FA has now received a written explanation for this decision.
Soccer - 16 Apr 2004
Meeting today at FIFA headquarters under the chairmanship of Marcel Mathier (Switzerland), the FIFA Disciplinary Committee fined the Cameroon football association CHF 200,000 and deducted six points from its national team in the preliminary competition for the 2006 FIFA World Cup(tm).
Soccer - 12 Sep 2003
Fans of the FIFA Women’s World Cup can now purchase leisure wear, women’s football equipment, commemorative items as well as souvenirs directly from FIFA’s official event website. A selection of official licensed merchandise items of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be available until the end of the year on FIFAworldcup.com for all fans.
Soccer - 03 Sep 2003
UEFA today announced that an agreement has been reached with Sharp Corporation to support the UEFA Champions League from season 2003/04 through to 2005/06.
Soccer - 21 Jul 2003
UEFA today announced that an agreement has been reached with adidas to act as National Supporter, Licensee and the exclusive Ball Supplier for UEFA EURO 2004™.
Soccer - 18 Jun 2003
The Scottish Football League announced today that the Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) has reinforced its commitment to Scottish football by continuing its sponsorship of the League Cup for the next three seasons to 2006.
Soccer - 12 Mar 2003
FIFA has suspended Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) payments to the national associations of Somalia (see separate media release), Burundi and Puerto Rico until further notice. During an audit of the 1999 - 2001 period, these associations were not able to provide documentation to substantiate the use of part of the funds they had received.
Soccer - 24 Sep 2002
Under the chairmanship of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the Executive Committee met today at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich for the first time in its new composition since the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Attending their first meeting were the recently elected members, A'hongalu Fusimalohi (Tonga) and Junji Ogura (Japan).
Soccer - 03 Sep 2002
UEFA today announced that an agreement has been reached with Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) to serve as an official partner of the UEFA European Football Championship in Portugal – UEFA EURO 2004.
Soccer - 19 Aug 2002
Two further FIFA Goal projects are about to celebrate their successful completion. On Wednesday, 21 August, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will open a sports complex in the Moldovan town of Vadul-lui-Voda, just outside the nation's capital Chisinau.
Soccer - 01 Aug 2002
After the Vice World Championship and a short summer break football will rule the nation again with the new Bundesliga season starting on the 9th of August. After the contract expiry as main and shirt sponsor, Adecco will put itself now at 1.
Soccer - 10 Jul 2002
Following hot on the heels of the sell-out success story of UMBRO’s new England reversible away jersey and in the wake of World Cup 2002, the football brand is revealing a number of exciting new long-term international sponsorship deals.
Soccer - 11 Jun 2002
Satellite transmission leader GlobeCast announced today that it is providing project management, uplink, digital turnaround, encryption, and space segment for TV Azteca's coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, according to Robert Behar, president and chief executive officer of GlobeCast America.
Soccer - 11 Dec 2001
Sportsworld Media Group today announced the launch of its Caribbean Football Development Project which is set to kick off in January 2002. The project, which is the first of its kind in the Caribbean, will see the establishment of a football Academy on a number of Caribbean Islands including St Vincent, The Grenadines and Haiti.
Soccer - 03 Sep 2001
September 3rd 2001 – Footballranking.com, the world's largest independent football fan ranking, announced the winners of the annual Fan Awards this weekend. The awards have been designed to enable football fans worldwide to honour their favourite football player, keeper and coach for outstanding achievements. This season fans from over 220 countries voted for their favourite football idols, commented Footballranking CEO Bart Sikkens.
Soccer - 01 Mar 2001
The Australian Rugby Union has received assurances from the Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS) that there is no threat to the Lions tour of Australia, which begins in May, as a consequence of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the UK.
Soccer - 08 Dec 2000
Football Expo Tackles Transfer Crisis and Hooliganism
Soccer - 04 Dec 2000
Fifa to Discuss World Cup Rotation and Transfer Crisis
Soccer - 17 Oct 2000
Bates: 'Chelsea's BSkyB Deal More Important than Money'
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