FIFA finds its teeth

FIFA finds its teeth

FIFA, the world’s governing football authority, has given itself the power to sanction member associations who fail to take action following racist incidents. This latest initiative which toughens FIFA’s existing anti-discrimination rules, was agreed after a spate of racist incidents blighted international football games last season. In a statement, FIFA explained the new rules, “FIFA…

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FIFA shows stance against racism

FIFA shows stance against racism

Anti-Discrimination action at FIFA Confederations Cup Starting today with the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands and continuing on Saturday with the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup, FIFA will celebrate it’s 4th worldwide Anti-Discrimination Day. The top teams of both tournaments will deliver a clear anti-racism message before kick-off. The activities…

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Nazi salutes during Norway – Italy match

Nazi salutes during Norway – Italy match

Norwegian broadcast corporation NRK showed TV-footage of a group of Italian supporters repeatedly doing Nazi salutes and chanting “Sieg Heil” during the FIFA World Cup qualifier at Ullevaal stadium Saturday June 4th. The incidents at Saturday evening's match followed the arrest of eight other Italian soccer fans when they landed at the airport in Sandefjord…

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Fans, fair play and the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Fans, fair play and the 2006 FIFA World Cup

FARE at the Football Culture Forum in Nuremberg The German Academy of Football Culture [Deutsche Akademie für Fussballkultur] is marking the semifinal of the FIFA Confederation Cup by taking an in-depth look at the cultural, educational and social dimension of the forthcoming 2006 World Cup. Under the motto “Fans, fair play and football values”, World…

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Kick it Out: Education Conference at Old Trafford

Kick it Out: Education Conference at Old Trafford

Educationalists, academics, youth and community workers, and football coaches attended the second citizenship conference of FARE founding member Kick It Out on 14th June. The Manchester conference attracted more than 220 delegates from across the country. Energising morning session Delegates were welcomed to the event by Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill, before Lord Herman…

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Football teaches respect

Football teaches respect

FARE partner, Kick It Out, are to provide a national education conference in the UK, attracting leading educationalists who will highlight how football is helping to deliver key messages in the classroom. The one-day conference will draw upon good practice in the classroom, work taking place to engage school students at football clubs, and encourage…

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