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Soccer - 08 Jun 2006
With approximately 20,000 doping tests conducted per year, no other sport is as active in this area as football.
Soccer - 05 Jun 2006
A number of FIFA committees will be meeting in Munich between 3 and 5 June 2006, with the spotlight falling on the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ and the 56th FIFA Congress.
Soccer - 23 Jan 2006
UEFA is aware of and is deeply concerned by the recent allegations made public in the French media by former Olympique de Marseille player, Jean-Jacques Eydelie, concerning alleged doping prior to the UEFA Champions League final in Munich in 1993.
Soccer - 27 Jun 2005
In compliance with its Doping Control Regulations, FIFA has carried out doping tests on two players per team after each of the matches in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005.
Soccer - 20 Dec 2004
In principle, the major competitions in the 2005/2006 season – including cup finals – must be completed in all confederations and associations by 14 May 2006 at the latest, thereby allowing players representing the teams qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ sufficient time to recover and prepare for the final competition. Any exceptions to this ruling may only be granted to top non-European leagues and would require the approval of FIFA. Furthermore, any players not playing in the top leagues
Soccer - 07 Oct 2004
At its meeting yesterday, Wednesday, 6 October 2004, the FIFA Executive Committee acted on the suggestions of the Strategic Studies Committee meeting held on 5 October 2004.
Soccer - 06 Oct 2004
Fines of CHF 10,000 each have been imposed on the associations of Italy and the Netherlands while France has been fined CHF 14,500 (France) for failing to adhere to FIFA’s basic stipulations - a suspension of six months plus a fine - in recent judgments of doping cases at their associations. They also received a warning that if they repeated the practice, harsher sanctions would be imposed in future. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee passed these decisions under the chair of Marcel Mathier (Switze
Soccer - 16 Sep 2004
The UEFA Executive Committee, chaired by UEFA President Lennart Johansson, has today (Thursday), concluded its two-day meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Soccer - 06 Aug 2004
At a meeting in Zurich today (Friday, 6 August), the FIFA Emergency Committee provisionally lifted the suspension imposed on the Kenya Football Federation on 2 June 2004.
Soccer - 22 Jul 2004
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the Honourable Ochilo Ayacko, Kenyan Minister for Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services, met in Zurich on 20 and 21 July 2004.
Soccer - 21 May 2004
Convening at the FIFA Centennial Congress today, Friday, 21 May 2004, the delegates of those associations present and entitled to vote have ratified a declaration that underlines FIFA's unconditional support for the fight against doping and its respect for the World Anti-Doping Code.
Soccer - 18 May 2004
The FIFA Club World Championship will replace the Toyota Cup from 2005 onwards. With a new six-team format, the tournament will next be held in Tokyo from 11 to 18 December 2005.
Soccer - 01 Mar 2004
Chaired by President Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee unanimously ratified the format for the 2005 Club World Championship at its meeting in London today - Sunday, 29 February - following the recommendation made by the relevant organising committee in Zurich on 19 February 2004.
Soccer - 23 Feb 2004
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will present the recent FIFA/World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) cooperative agreement in the fight against doping in sport to the world's top football executives at the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in London on 29 February 2004, representing the next step on the roadmap for FIFA's adoption of the World Anti-Doping Code at the FIFA Centennial Congress in May 2004.
Soccer - 03 Feb 2004
FIFA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had a constructive meeting yesterday in Lausanne during which a variety of topics were covered, starting with both organisations' commitment to the fight against doping.
Soccer - 29 Jan 2004
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and Chairman Dick Pound of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) met in Zurich yesterday and agreed to a collaborative effort between the two organisations, thus setting the roadmap for the finalisation of a formal agreement on doping matters.
Soccer - 23 Dec 2003
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee met in Zurich on 22 December under the chairmanship of Marcel Mathier (Switzerland) to deliberate on the cases of the players, Amir Azmy (Egypt) and Alexander Walke (Germany), as the result of positive doping tests which the players underwent at the FIFA World Youth Championship UAE 2003 after the matches Egypt-Japan on 5 December 2003 and Germany-USA on 2 December 2003 respectively.
Soccer - 14 Nov 2003
As part of its ongoing programme to increase the quantity and frequency of doping tests in European football, UEFA today announced that it would introduce out-of-competition testing for all 16 teams involved in the forthcoming UEFA Euro 2004™ final tournament.
Soccer - 10 Nov 2003
Expert medical representatives of the Olympic Team Sport Federations met with their counterparts from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at its Standing Medical Conference (SMC) on 7 November in Basel, Switzerland with positive results coming from its discussions on medical issues of common importance.
Soccer - 24 Oct 2003
Montreal, October 23, 2003 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that its president has written to FIFA, asking for clarification on comments made by its president regarding the World Anti-Doping Code following FIFA’s Extraordinary Congress in Doha earlier this week.
Soccer - 01 May 2003
Chaired by Executive Committee member Dr Michel D'Hooghe (Belgium), the FIFA Sports Medical Committee met today to analyse the latest information on the spread of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and its effect on international football, most notably the FIFA Women's World Cup, set to take place in China from 23 September to 11 October 2003.
Soccer - 07 Mar 2003
The FIFA World Cup will head to South America in 2014 following a decision taken by the FIFA Executive Committee, chaired by President Joseph S. Blatter, on the second day of its meeting at FIFA headquarters in Zurich.
Soccer - 03 Mar 2003
Contrary to newswire reports published over the past weekend, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will not be attending the WADA World Conference on doping in sport in Copenhagen, which is due to begin today Monday and which will end on Wednesday 5 March.
Soccer - 28 Feb 2003
A week of FIFA committee meetings in Zurich (cf. full programme below) will be rounded off by the Executive Committee on 6-7 March.
Soccer - 18 Dec 2002
In the second part of its meeting in Madrid yesterday, Tuesday 17 December, the FIFA Executive Committee, chaired by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, dealt with a number of additional issues.
Soccer - 13 Dec 2002
The UEFA Executive Committee today (Friday) concluded a busy two-day meeting at UEFA Headquarters, Nyon, Switzerland.
Soccer - 01 Nov 2002
At its meeting today in Zurich, the Committee for Women's Football, under the chairmanship of Worawi Makudi (Thailand), dealt mainly with the FIFA Women's World Cup China PR 2003 and development matters. In his welcome address, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter again stressed that both he and the whole of FIFA are determined to develop and promote women's football with renewed and greater vigour during his second term of office.
Soccer - 27 May 2002
Meeting for five hours under the chairmanship of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter today in Seoul, the FIFA Executive dealt with the preparations for the upcoming congresses, financial matters and the presidential election due to take place on 29 May.
Soccer - 24 Apr 2002
1)- Europe at the World Cup Today, Europe has fifteen teams that have qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ but in fact this figure is 13.5 places (bearing in mind that France qualified as world champions and half of a place was assured through a play-off with Asia).
Soccer - 24 Apr 2002
Dear Presidents, I was taken aback by the copy I received of the circular letter that the President of UEFA sent to you on 19 April 2002 - a few days before the UEFA Congress is due to convene in Stockholm – and which was immediately released to the press.
Soccer - 11 Mar 2002
The FIFA Executive Committee met in three sessions over three days in Zurich under the chairmanship of the FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, and dealt with a long list of issues, many of them concerning the forthcoming 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.
Soccer - 03 Dec 2001
The FIFA Executive Committee, meeting in Busan (Korea) on the eve of the Final draw of the 2002 FIFA World Cup(tm), agreed with a proposal by the FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter (who chaired the meeting), to discontinue the champions' privilege after next year's competition.
Soccer - 02 Aug 2001
FIFA, the Hellenic Football Federation and representatives of the Greek government today signed an agreement, which successfully concluded the long discussions to normalise the relations between Greek football and the country's governmental authorities in line with the FIFA Statutes and regulations.
Soccer - 06 Jul 2001
Meeting today in Buenos Aires, the FIFA Executive Committee formally approved the revised international transfer regulations.
Soccer - 13 Jun 2001
Under the chairmanship of President Joseph S. Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee met in Zurich today for an Extraordinary Meeting during which the majority of the 25 questions posed by UEFA President and FIFA Vice-President Lennart Johansson were answered. The FIFA President will respond to the remaining questions in writing by the end of this week.
Soccer - 07 Jun 2001
The FIFA Executive Committee will convene on Wednesday 13 June 2001 (and not as previously mentioned on 12 June) for an extraordinary meeting in which the FIFA situation after the bankruptcy of the ISMM/ISL group as well as other issues will be addressed.
Soccer - 08 Mar 2001
After talks with FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during a visit to FIFA headquarters in Zurich, the Canadian Sports Minister, Denis Coderre, expressed Canada's interest in working closely with FIFA and setting up a partnership in several spheres, especially in development work and in efforts to curb doping.
Soccer - 08 Dec 2000
Football Expo Tackles Transfer Crisis and Hooliganism
Soccer - 04 Dec 2000
Fifa to Discuss World Cup Rotation and Transfer Crisis
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