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Retired Canadian player Karina LeBlanc attends first session of FIFA’s Female Leadership Development Programme

Posted on 10 June 2016 in FIFA

Karina LeBlanc joined other female soccer leaders at FIFA Headquarters in Zurich More

FIFA Congress approves landmark reforms

Posted on 26 February 2016 in FIFA

FIFA’s member associations have approved a package of landmark reforms. More

Canada Soccer supports Infantino bid for FIFA Presidency

Posted on 25 February 2016 in FIFA

Canada Soccer Board of Directors has voted unanimously to cast their ballot for Gianni Infantino. More

Canada WNT Wilkinson appointed to FIFA Strategic Committee

Posted on 19 January 2014 in FIFA

Wilkinson will be working alongside representatives from around the world to develop strategies that benefit the global game. More

FIFA Disciplinary Committee suspends and fines Canada’s Women’s National Team player Christine Sinclair

Posted on 12 October 2012 in FIFA

Sinclair suspended for four (4) matches and fined for displaying unsporting behaviour towards match officials. More

Wave of inspiration at Women's Conference

Posted on 30 January 2012 in FIFA

FIFA/CONCACAF Conference on the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany™ 2011 More

FIFA Women’s Symposium opens in Vancouver

Posted on 26 January 2012 in FIFA

The FIFA/CONCACAF Conference on the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™ officially opened on 26 January in Vancouver, BC. More

FIFA appoints seven Canadians to Standing Committees

Posted on 6 January 2012 in FIFA

FIFA has appointed seven Canadian members to its various Standing Committees and other bodies for 2012-2015. More

2011 Year in Review: the FIFA tournaments

Posted on 25 December 2011 in FIFA

Japan was crowned as women’s world champions for the first time this past year, capturing the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 in July. More

Canada gains more points on September world ranking

Posted on 21 September 2011 in FIFA

On the heels of its two recent wins in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers™, Canada has gained the most points of any CONCACAF nations on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Canada gained 76 points and jumped 15 places on the overall ranking, moving up to 87th overall and eighth within its confederation. More

5th FIFA Women's Football Symposium Concludes

Posted on 18 July 2011 in FIFA

The fifth FIFA Women's Football Symposium concluded on Sunday 17 July in Frankfurt, Germany. In attendance were five representatives of the Canadian Soccer Association and its National Team program: Dr. Dominic Maestracci, President; member of the Executive Committee Jeannette Kuc; Board of Directors member Christine O'Connor; Women's National Team head coach Carolina Morace; and assistant coach Andrea Neil. More

FIFA launches Live Your Goals campaign

Posted on 24 June 2011 in FIFA

FIFA has launched a new initiative "aimed at inspiring women and girls all over the world to participate in football." Entitled "Live Your Goals", the campaign already features star footballers Christine Sinclair of Canada and Kim Kulig of Germany. More

Dr. Maestracci welcomes President Blatter to Vancouver

Posted on 11 February 2010 in FIFA

Canadian Soccer Association President Dr. Dominic Maestracci welcomed FIFA President Joseph Blatter to Canada on 11 February in advance of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. President Blatter was in Vancouver to take part in meetings for the International Olympic Committee, a committee on which he has served since 1999. Dr. Maestracci and President Blatter took the opportunity to discuss football and the growing collaboration between the Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA to improve the game in Canada.

Joining President Blatter from FIFA were Honorary President Dr. Joao Havelange, Vice President Issa Hayatou, General Secretary Jérôme Valcke and Director of Stadiums and Security Walter Gagg. Joining Dr. Maestracci were General Secretary Peter Montopoli and Director of Finance Steve Reed from the Canadian Soccer Association as well as Vice President Walter Sieber from the Canadian Olympic Committee. More

FIFA crowns five champions in 2009

Posted on 27 December 2009 in FIFA

FIFA crowned five new champions in 2009, including Brazil's men's national team at the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009. Brazil won gold at both South Africa 2009 and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Dubai 2009.

Ghana won gold at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009, Switzerland won gold at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009, and FC Barcelona won gold at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009. More

FIFA Fair Play Days

Posted on 9 October 2009 in FIFA

FIFA celebrated its annual Fiar Play day in conjunction with the quarter-final matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009. The recognition took place at the Mubarak Stadium in Suez and at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo.

The captains of the eight teams read a message in favour of fair play and the respect of the opponents. The teams displayed a "My Game is Fair Play" banner before the start of the matches.

FIFA crowns seven champions in 2008

Posted on 26 December 2008 in FIFA

FIFA crowned seven new champions in 2008, including two at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Canada participated in three of the seven football competitions, including quarter-final finishes at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in August and FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in November. Canada also took part in its fourth-consecutive FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Argentina won gold in the Men's Olympic Football Tournament while USA won gold in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament. Both Olympic tournaments took place in August in Beijing, China. Canada did not qualify for the men's competition, but did reach the quarter-final stage of the women's competition. Canada lost 1:2 after extra time to USA in its final game of the 2008 season. More

FIFA celebrates fair play

Posted on 21 September 2008 in FIFA

Once again in 2008, FIFA is calling on football fans around the globe to unite on 21 September to celebrate the 12th FIFA Fair Play Day, a day which coincides with the United Nations' International Day of Peace.

”I am delighted to see fair play celebrated on this day because promoting sportsmanship is synonymous with promoting ethical values, a subject close to my heart. Football may teach us to win, but it also teaches us how to accept defeat with dignity. It teaches us to respect the rules of the game, and also to respect our opponents, our team-mates, the referee and the spectators. Football rejects doping, corruption, racism and violence and promotes healthy values,” said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter. More

FIFA and WADA hand in hand in the fight against doping

Posted on 28 February 2008 in FIFA

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and WADA President John Fahey have signed a letter of intent in order to further strengthen cooperation between the two organisations in the fight against doping. The agreement was reached at the Home of FIFA today (29 February) following a meeting in which the revised version of the World Anti-Doping Code and the UNESCO Convention were also discussed and during which FIFA expressed its satisfaction at the inclusion of more flexibility for sanctions in the revised code. “FIFA and WADA share the common objective of fighting doping and we will continue to do so through all possible means,” said the FIFA President. “With this close and excellent cooperation between us, I am certain that we will be able to safeguard this objective,” he added. More

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