Anunciadas las listas de jugadores para la Copa Mundial de Beach Soccer de la FIFA Paraguay 2019™

Nov 15, 2019

Hoy se dio a conocer las listas oficiales de las 16 selecciones que disputarán la Copa Mundial de Beach Soccer de la FIFA Paraguay 2019™️.

En total, serán 192 futbolistas los que participarán de la 10ª edición del torneo, que tendrá lugar entre el 21 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre en Asunción.

Una constelación de estrellas

Entre la estelar nómina del campeón Brasil, destacan el arquero Mao (Guante de Oro adidas en 2009), el defensa Bruno Xavier (Balón de Oro adidas en 2013) y el pívot Rodrigo.

La bi subcampeona mundial Tahití va por más con figuras como su arquero Jonathan Torohia y el ala Heimanu Taiarui (Guante y Balón de Oro en 2015 respectivamente).

La afición podrá disfrutar del inoxidable ala portugués Madjer, una leyenda viviente de la especialidad: ¡acumula 11 premios individuales en ocho ediciones!

Los goles también están asegurados: estarán el Italiano Gabriele Gori, el paraguayo Pedro Morán y el ruso Dimitrii Shishin, Botas de Oro de los últimos tres Mundiales.

También dirán presentes reconocidos talentos como el japonés Ozu Moreira, los suizos Dejan Stankovic y Noel Ott, el nigeriano Abu Azeez y el emiratí Walid Mohammad.Entre los que regresan a la arena tras prolongadas ausencias de sus selecciones, vale mencionar al norteamericano Nick Perera y el uruguayo Matías Cabrera.Lee la nota completa en FIFA.com

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Match officials for the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ appointed

Nov 15, 2019
The FIFA Referees Committee has announced the match officials who will be in charge at the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™.

Five refereeing trios and one support referee will officiate the matches. FIFA has also selected six more match officials to operate as video assistant referees (VARs) during the tournament.

All of the selected match officials will complete their final preparations in Qatar a few days before the first match kicks off.

For more information on the competition and to see the full match schedule, please visit: www.fifa.com/clubworldcupMatch officials for the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™
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Vibrant Official Emblem revealed as journey to FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™ begins

Nov 5, 2019

Star-studded event including FIFA Legend reveals Official Emblem and colourful tournament identity
• FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™ to take place from 2 to 21 November 2020
• Tournament to help inspire new generation of female players and promote positive social change

The Official Emblem of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™ was unveiled today, 2 November 2019, during a star-studded launch event at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai. With one year to go before the start of the tournament, fans from across India and around the world experienced the excitement and optimism as the competition’s Official Emblem was revealed to the public.

Representatives from the Local Organising Committee (LOC), FIFA and the Indian government spoke about the power of football – and youth competitions in particular – to promote positive change in society, with a focus on accessibility and gender equality. The event culminated in a spectacular outdoor light projection to reveal the Official Emblem, which was attended by a host of stars from India and the world of football.

Popular local and international stars were in attendance – including FIFA Legend Kristine Lilly, the two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup™ winner and Olympic gold medallist – as were members of India’s U-17 women’s national team, who will be competing next year to lift the trophy whose shape inspired the emblem launched today.

The joyful design combines dynamic and colourful elements from both the natural world and Indian culture. The bright blue waves of the base reach up along the form of the trophy towards the paisley flourish crowning the design. The droplet frames a ball made from a marigold flower, a celebratory symbol of growth and development befitting a youth competition.

The colour and style of the marigold draw inspiration from Bandhani textiles, an Indian tie-dye technique dating back thousands of years. The stem of the marigold is accented with vibrant symbols of unity and celebration derived from traditional Warli paintings, but in the bright hues found in Bandhani patterns.

Together, the components exude the tournament’s youthful energy and emphasise the potential of the upcoming event.

Speaking at the ceremony, FIFA Women’s World Cup winner and FIFA Legend Kristine Lilly said:

“Today’s unveiling of the Official Emblem for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™ marks the start of an exciting journey with just one year to go until the tournament. Combining vibrant colours and elements from across Indian culture, nature and sport, this emblem brings the tournament to life and gives it a visual identity that not only aims to become a focal point and a symbol of hope for many young women and girls around the world, but will also inspire them to play football and to follow and pursue their dreams.”

“This tournament is not only a first step onto the international stage for the young women participating, it is an opportunity to inspire girls of all ages across India and around the world,” added FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman. “The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup™ has huge potential to inspire positive change in society and promote gender equality. The Indian public will see talented female athletes and future role models take to the pitch next year, and I’m honoured to be here at the start of this exciting journey.”

Talking about the launch, FIFA Council member and LOC Chairman Praful Patel said: “Hosting the first FIFA tournament for women in the country will be a momentous occasion for female sport in India. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have another historic occasion for India and the All India Football Federation. With just one year to go until the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™, I would like to encourage everyone in India to come out and support the tournament in numbers. We have done it for the boys before, now it is time to do it for our girls!”

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020™ will take place from 2 to 21 November.

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LA Galaxy Anuncia los Premios 2019 del Club

Oct 20, 2019

LA Galaxy Anuncia los Premios 2019 del Club

Zlatan Ibrahimović gana el reconocimiento al Jugador del Año 2019 del LA Galaxy, presentado por Herbalife Nutrition, por segundo año consecutivo;

Se anuncian todos los ganadores del LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II y la Academia del Galaxy

LOS ANGELES (Viernes, 18 de octubre, 2019) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy a los ganadores de los Premios 2019 del club para la temporada 2019 previo a los Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. El delantero Zlatan Ibrahimović fue nombrado Jugador del Año 2019 del LA Galaxy, presentado por Herbalife Nutrition, además de también ganar el Botín de Oro. Diego Polenta fue nombrado Defensor del Año del LA Galaxy, mientras que el portero Matt Lampson fue nombrado Humanitario del Año del LA Galaxy.

Para LA Galaxy II, el mediocampista Kai Koreniuk fue nombrado Jugador del Año, Nick DePuy fue nombrado Defensor del Año y el portero Eric Lopez fue nombrado Humanitario del Año del LA Galaxy II.  El Premio al Botín de Oro se determinará al finalizar la temporada 2019 de la USL.

Por parte de la Academia del LA Galaxy, el mediocampista Adam Saldaña fue nombrado Jugador del Año de la Academia del LA Galaxy, y la delantera Valerie Vargas Arceo fue nombrada Jugadora del Año de la Academia del LA Galaxy.

LA GALAXY

Jugador del Año del LA Galaxy, presentado por Herbalife Nutrition: Zlatan Ibrahimović – Delantero

Ibrahimović gana el premio al Jugador del Año de LA Galaxy por segunda temporada consecutiva. En 29 partidos jugados durante la temporada regular de la MLS, el delantero anotó 30 goles, estableciendo un nuevo récord de temporada con el LA Galaxy. Además, sumó siete asistencias. En total, Ibrahimović anotó nueve goles de victoria, tres asistencias de victoria y marcó seis de siete tiros de penal cobrados, llevando al Galaxy a su decimonovena participación en los Playoffs de la MLS.

Defensor del Año del LA Galaxy: Diego Polenta – Defensor

Polenta es nombrado Defensor del Año del LA Galaxy en su primera temporada con el club después de jugar 28 partidos como titular durante la Temporada Regular de la MLS en diferentes posiciones en la linea defensiva. Además de sus destacadas actuaciones en la defensa, Polenta sumó un gol y seis asistencias, empatando la cifra de la cuarta mejor suma de asistencias por un defensor de la MLS. El único gol de Polenta esta temporada llegó el 19 de abril en el minuto 88 del partido ante Houston Dynamo, dándole la victoria al club por 2-1 en casa.

Humanitario del Año del LA Galaxy: Matt Lampson – Portero

El portero veterano del LA Galaxy ha sido un activista en crear conciencia sobre la Linfoma de Hodgkin desde el 2013 cuando comenzó la Fundación LampStrong después de ser diagnosticado con la enfermedad a los 17 años. Lampson venció el cáncer y firmó su primer contrato profesional hace siete años con Columbus Crew SC.

Este año con el LA Galaxy, Matt Lampson ha recibido a 34 niños que luchan contra el cáncer en todos los partidos del equipo, en casa y en condición de visitante, así como a muchos otros niños durante las sesiones de entrenamiento del Galaxy en el Dignity Health Sports Park.

Además, Lampson visita regularmente el Children’s Hospital de Los Ángeles para ver y hablar con pacientes con cáncer en CHLA. Dedica su tiempo y realiza visitas mensuales a CHLA como parte de su compromiso de influir positivamente en la vida de las personas que luchan contra el cáncer y alentar e inspirar a los sobrevivientes a aprovechar al máximo su segunda oportunidad de vida. Este año, Lampson y su fundación están haciendo una donación de $20,000 a la oncología de CHLA para pacientes adolescentes y adultos jóvenes que luchan contra la enfermedad.

Botín de Oro: Zlatan Ibrahimović – Delantero

Ibrahimović registró un nuevo récord en la historia del club con 30 goles en su segunda temporada en la MLS. Uriel Antuna terminó la temporada regular con seis goles, mientras que cuatro otros jugadores del club terminaron con cuatro goles este año.

LA GALAXY II

Jugador del Año del LA Galaxy II: Kai Koreniuk – Mediocampista

Defensor del Año de LA Galaxy II: Nick DePuy – Defensor

Humanitario del Año del LA Galaxy II: Eric Lopez – Portero

Botín de OroKai Koreniuk (9), Ethan Zubak (8) or Augustine Williams (7)

ACADEMIA DEL LA GALAXY

Jugador del Año de la Academia del LA Galaxy: Adam Saldaña – Mediocampista

Jugadora del Año de la Academia del LA Galaxy: Valerie Vargas Arceo – Delantera

LA GALAXY SEASON TICKET MEMBER

Abonado del Año del LA Galaxy: Joe Baric

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Squad lists confirmed for FIFA U-17 World Cup™

Oct 20, 2019
With just eight days to go until the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™, the official squad lists of the 24 participating teams have been revealed.In total, 504 players will be participating in the tournament’s 18th edition.Throughout its history, the FIFA U-17 World Cup has given football’s most promising young players their first exposure on the world stage. Among the many stars of the beautiful game to have graced this tournament are Neymar, Ronaldinho, Toni Kroos, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Carlos Tevez.”When you’ve been fortunate enough to play at a U-17 World Cup, people in the football world start to look at you differently,” Julio Cesar told FIFA.com. “It’s almost as if you’re a player who stands out from the crowd.”The former Brazil goalkeeper took part in the 1995 edition in Ecuador before going on to enjoy a long professional career that included appearances at three FIFA World Cups™.The full article and the 24 squad lists are available on FIFA.com, direct links below.
Full article
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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ watched by more than 1 billion

Oct 20, 2019
• 1.12 billion viewers watched coverage of France 2019 on TV at home, on digital platforms or out-of-home
• 993.5 million watched on TV alone
• 481.5 million accessed coverage on digital platforms
• Final seen live by over 260 million viewers
• Average live match audience more than doubled from the 2015 edition
FIFA has published the key findings of a comprehensive audit of the final audience data for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.A combined 1.12 billion viewers tuned into official broadcast coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 across all platforms – a record audience for the competition. Linear TV accounted for the majority of the global audience, with 993.5 million viewers watching at least one minute of coverage on a TV set at home, an increase of 30% on the audience for the 2015 edition held in Canada, which reached 764.0 million.An estimated 481.5 million people accessed coverage of France 2019 on digital platforms, equivalent to 43% of the total audience reach. The digital audience, which overlaps with the linear TV audience, was up considerably on the estimated 86.0 million in 2015.The final between USA and the Netherlands was the most watched FIFA Women’s World Cup match ever, with an average live audience of 82.18 million (up by 56% on the 2015 final audience: 52.56 million) and reaching a total of 263.62 million unique viewers (one-minute reach), which accounted for 22.9% of the overall tournament reach.Over the 52 matches played in nine host cities across France and broadcast in 205 territories around the world, the average live match audience was 17.27 million viewers – more than double the 8.39 million average of Canada 2015. This can be attributed to the greater distribution of matches on higher profile broadcasters in many countries, where many participating teams’ matches drew record audiences in their home territories, such as Brazil, France, Italy and the UK.“More than a sporting event, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 was a cultural phenomenon attracting more media attention than ever before and providing a platform for women’s football to flourish in the spotlight. The fact that we broke the 1 billion target just shows the pulling power of the women’s game and the fact that, if we promote and broadcast world-class football widely, whether it’s played by men or women, the fans will always want to watch,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino.Publicis Sport & Entertainment (PSE) compiled the consolidated audience figures for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 based on audience data and scheduling gathered from official television auditing agencies in markets around the world, from FIFA’s Media Rights Licensees (MRLs), and from non-captured (out-of-home and digital) audience data provided by Nielsen
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Congreso pide a aficionados de la Selección Mexicana elimine grito homofóbico

Oct 15, 2019

(CDMX). Legisladora pidió en el Congreso de la Ciudad de México a los aficionados de la Selección Mexicana, previo al partido de hoy en el Estadio Azteca contra Panamá, evitar grito discriminatorio.

La diputada por Morena, Donají Olvera, tomó la palabra para pedir que se erradiquen las expresiones homofóbicas que ya tienen por costumbre mencionar en los encuentros del Tricolor, las cuáles calificó como vergonzosas y machistas, ya que en diversas ocasiones la Federación Mexicana de Futbol ha sido multada más de 10 veces con un monto de más de 3 millones de pesos.

“Para que, durante el partido de México de hoy contra Panamá, en el Estadio Azteca eviten gritar esa popular porra vergonzosa, homofóbica, palabras que no son más que odio y homofobia; por eso llamamos desde este Congreso para que ese grito de México no sea de descalificación homofóbica. Desde el Congreso hacemos este llamado a la afición mexicana para mostrar respeto porque nuestra gente capitalina es respetuosa, solidaria, no machista”, comentó en tribuna.

Asimismo, recalcó que este deporte es querido y amado por los mexicanos, pues al no pronunciar este enunciado, se lleva paz y se evita la violencia y discriminación.

“El fútbol es un deporte amable y familiar”, señaló.

BM

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Mourinho: Football is a school for life

Oct 15, 2019
In an exclusive interview during the launch of the second FIFA Football for Schools pilot project in Lebanon, José Mourinho sat down with FIFA.com to talk about his previous role and experiences as a school teacher, what the FIFA Football for Schools programme means to him as well as the impact that football and education can have on people and society.Also featuring a special ‘team-talk’ Mourinho gave to teachers at Chouf Stadium in Lebanon during the launch of the pilot project in Lebanon, media can now download the interview via the following link on the FIFA Media Channel (HERE).A Video News Release (VNR) from the activities at Chouf Stadium with FIFA Legends on Sunday 13 October is also available. To access the VNR, please click HERE.
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FIFA President and FIFA Legends help kick off second Football for Schools pilot project in Lebanon

Oct 15, 2019
• FIFA President and FIFA Legends – including Kaka, Laura Georges, Tim Cahill, Marcel Desailly, Samuel Eto’o and Jose Mourinho – in Lebanon to launch second Football for Schools pilot project
• School children in the country to receive interactive sessions focussed on developing life-skills and promoting values through football
• Online resources and mobile applications to be developed for teachers as part of the FIFA Football for Schools programme – worldwide launch scheduled for early 2020FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, alongside FIFA Legends – including Kaka, Laura Georges, Tim Cahill, Marcel Desailly, Samuel Eto’o and Jose Mourinho – visited schoolchildren in Lebanon this weekend to host several interactive sessions to mark the start of the second pilot project for the FIFA Football for Schools programme, which is set to be launched early next year.Following the first pilot project, which began in Puerto Rico last month, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, alongside FIFA Legends took part in two workshops – one today in Mount Lebanon and one at Bir Hassan Technical College in Beirut tomorrow (Monday 14 October), which will see nearly 300 schoolchildren from different schools take part in interactive life-skills lessons.As part of the FIFA Football for Schools programme – a new initiative set to be implemented around the world by the FIFA Foundation from early 2020 – participating schools will help to deliver a variety of fun and interactive sessions designed to educate boys and girls across three age groups (4 to 7, 8 to 11 and 12-14 years) about important life-skills and positive values.The lessons will also aim to address some of the social challenges facing young people in the world face today, including bullying, staying in school and leading a healthy and active lifestyle.Speaking today, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, said:“Football and education play a vital role in nurturing talent and young people in society today. As we launch the second pilot project of the Football for Schools programme here in Lebanon, today marks an important step forward for the programme as we look to combine football and education together in a programme that not only aims to teach boys and girls around the world important values and life-skills through football but also aims to inspire real and positive change within society. Football for schools is ultimately about lessons for life.”As part of the session that took place in Chouf Stadium today, 36 teachers from local schools in Lebanon delivered lessons focussed on life-skills and several themes. The lessons also trialled several online resources and mobile applications that have been developed by FIFA for teachers and schools that will participate in the programme and aim to be delivered as part of the school curriculum and extracurricular school activitiesDuring today’s workshop, Jose Mourinho, FIFA Legend, said:“Football is a school for life and teachers and coaches in schools around the world play a vital role in shaping the lives of young people and teaching them about important values – like hard work, fair play and respect. By giving teachers the right resources and right tools, we can influence more young people around the world through this programme and have a positive impact on society.” On the sidelines of today, FIFA Legend and FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff, added:“Football has played such an important part of my life. As a player, football has taught me important values like teamwork and respecting others. Football has a truly special power to connect and reach into the hearts and minds of young people and communities. It is vital that as former players and FIFA Legends, we give back to society and pass on the valuable lessons that football has taught us to a new generation.“As the FIFA Foundation begins the first Football for Schools pilot projects, we look forward to working with more member associations, governments and programme partners, like the World Food Programme (WFP), over the coming months ahead of the official launch next year.”Further information on the Football for Schools programme can also be found on FIFA.com.
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LA Galaxy viajará a Houston para enfrentar el último partido de la temporada regular

Oct 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 30 de septiembre, 2019) – LA Galaxy (16-14-3, 51 puntos) cerrará la temporada Regular de la MLS este domingo, 6 de octubre a la 1 p.m. PT con un partido ante Houston Dynamo en el BBVA Compass Stadium (Spectrum SportsNet).

LA Galaxy registra un récord de 11-11-7 en todos los tiempos ante el Houston Dynamo, incluyendo una marca de 5-7-3 en partidos jugados en condición de visitante. En su más reciente enfrentamiento ante el Dynamo, Galaxy consiguió una victoria de 2-1 el 19 de abril en el Dignity Health Sports Park.

LA Galaxy sufrió una derrota de 4-3 ante Vancouver Whitecaps FC el domingo por la tarde en el Dignity Health Sports Park. El resultado marcó la primera derrota del Galaxy en los últimos cuatro partidos jugados, registrando un récord de 3-1-0 durante esa racha. Con un partido por jugarse durante la temporada regular de la MLS, Galaxy actualmente se ubica en la cuarta posición de la Conferencia del Oeste.

El partido del domingo determinará la posición final del LA Galaxy para los Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs después de que el club haya clasificado a la postemporada la semana pasada. Boletos para un posible partido de Playoffs en el Dignity Health Sports Park están a la venta aquí.

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