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Spain head to World Cup as European champions – FIFA on GBP Sports

Next stop: Uruguay!
The European places at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 have been decided. Spain will travel to South America as European champions, while finalists Germany and third-placed side Finland can also start planning for Uruguay.

The line-up for the final of the UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship in Lithuania came as little surprise, as Germany took on Spain, who lost both the 2016 and 2017 finals to the same opponents on penalties. The match marked the fifth tournament decider between these two teams after previous encounters in 2009, 2014, 2016 and 2017. This time, it was the Iberians who came out on top, celebrating their fourth victory in the competition, thanks to a brace from Eva Navarro.

Both teams navigated their way to the final in style. Defending champions Germany won a strong Group A, finishing in first place ahead of Finland, the Netherlands and hosts Lithuania to reach the knockout stages undefeated. Coach Anouschka Bernhard’s side then continued their unrelenting progress, with a resounding 8-0 semi-final win over England.

Spain were also undefeated winners of Group B. After a goalless draw with Italy, they beat England and Poland 2-1 and 5-0 respectively before grinding out a close-fought 1-0 win over the Finns in the last four.

“Although we’re obviously very disappointed, we also have to acknowledge that Spain were the better team today and deserved their victory,” Bernhard later told the German Football Association (DFB) website. “We never found our rhythm and it’s the little things that decide a final. We had a fantastic tournament and can be proud of what we achieved. Reaching our target of World Cup qualification means the team now have another chance to show what they can do.”

Spain’s semi-final opponents Finland secured the third and final European ticket to Uruguay 2018. The UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship debutants began their campaign with a 2-1 defeat to Germany before beating hosts Lithuania 4-0 and recording a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands.

Coach Marko Saloranta’s side ultimately prevailed 2-1 against England in the match for third place. Despite falling behind to a Jessica Park goal, second-half strikes from Annika Huhta and Jenni Kantanen enabled Finland to turn the match around and reach their first-ever U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Three more tickets claimed for Uruguay 2018
Germany, Spain and Finland secured their places at this year’s U-17 Women’s World Cup by ending the UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship as the top three teams.

The European trio will be joined in South America by Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa (CAF); Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic (AFC); New Zealand (OFC); Brazil, Colombia and hosts Uruguay (CONMEBOL).

The final three places will be decided at the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in Bradenton, USA, on 6 to 12 June 2018.

The stat
9 – German U-17 international Shekiera Martinez was the tournament’s top scorer with nine goals. The 16-year-old has played for 1. FFC Frankfurt since 2016.

The final
Germany 0-2 Spain
Goals: 0-1 Eva Navarro (46’), 0-2 Eva Navarro (73’)

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 will take place in Colonia del Sacramento, Maldonado and Montevideo from 13 November to 1 December.

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Following the publication of the McLaren reports, FIFA launched investigations into possible anti-doping rule violations by football players, prioritising high-level players against whom a suspicion had been raised, in particular those who might participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.

FIFA can today confirm that the investigations concerning all Russian players named for the provisional squad of the FIFA World Cup™ in Russia have been completed, with the result that insufficient evidence was found to assert an anti-doping rule violation. FIFA has informed the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of its conclusions, and WADA in turn has agreed with FIFA’s decision to close the cases.

FIFA’s investigations included the following:

  • An assessment of all information and evidence contained in the McLaren report, with the support of scientific and legal experts.

  • Contact was made with Professor McLaren to obtain further details from him and discuss the approach that FIFA should take.

  • Samples taken by FIFA and the confederations that had been stored at WADA-accredited laboratories of all players mentioned in the McLaren reports and high-level players, were re-analysed for prohibited substances, and all results were negative.

  • Samples seized by WADA from the Moscow laboratory and stored at the Lausanne laboratory were re-analysed for prohibited substances. All results were negative.

  • Samples seized by WADA from the Moscow laboratory and stored at the Lausanne laboratory were subjected to forensic analysis (for scratches/marks and abnormal salt levels). For this process, FIFA applied the methodology recommended by WADA and used by the International Olympic Committee. None of the samples analysed showed marks that were typical of tampering and the urine did not show any suspect salt values.

  • Questions were sent to Dr Grigory Rodchenkov and his answers assessed with the support of scientific and legal experts.


  • The Laboratory Information Management System data of the Moscow laboratory provided by WADA was assessed with the support of scientific and legal experts.

  • Target tests of players: FIFA performed several unannounced targeted doping controls in the process of the investigations and the Russian squad has been one of the most tested teams prior to the FIFA World Cup™.

In accordance with the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations and the World Anti-Doping Code, FIFA cannot provide any names of individuals involved in the investigations. Investigations of several players unrelated to the FIFA World Cup™ are still ongoing and FIFA will continue to work on these cases in cooperation with WADA. Further updates will be provided in due course.

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Normalisation committee appointed for Guatemalan FA – FIFA on GBP Sports

Following the report of a FIFA/CONCACAF mission that recently visited Guatemala, the Bureau of the FIFA Council took the following decisions on Friday, 18 May 2018 concerning the Guatemalan Football Association (FEDEFUT):

  • To appoint a normalisation committee in accordance with art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes with immediate effect;
  • To lift the suspension of FEDEFUT once the normalisation committee confirms to FIFA that all conditions allowing it to properly operate have been met;
  • To delegate to CONCACAF the appointment of a steering committee to oversee and monitor the implementation of the normalisation committee’s mandate. The terms of reference of the steering committee will be elaborated by the FIFA administration, jointly with CONCACAF.

In this light, the mandate of the normalisation committee will include the following tasks:

  • To run the daily affairs of FEDEFUT;
  • To review the statutes of the FEDEFUT members and ensure their alignment with the FEDEFUT statutes as well as FIFA’s Statutes and requirements;
  • To organise and conduct elections of a new executive committee among FEDEFUT’s members;
  • To organise and conduct elections of a new FEDEFUT executive committee.

Subject to the respective eligibility checks carried out by the FIFA Review Committee, the normalisation committee will be composed of the following members:

  • Mr Juan Carlos Ríos (chairman)
  • Mr Juan Carlos Plata (member)
  • Mr Mario Fredy Soto Ramos (member)
  • Mr Javier Medrano (member)
  • Mr Ovidio Ottoniel Orellana Marroquín (member)

The specified period of time during which the normalisation committee shall perform its functions shall expire no later than 31 May 2019.

The Bureau of the Council also decided that if any of the decisions taken by the Bureau of the Council are contravened, FEDEFUT will be automatically suspended once again.

In accordance with art. 38 par. 3 of the FIFA Statutes, the above decision of the Bureau of the Council shall be ratified by the Council at its next meeting.

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Normalisation committee appointed for Guatemalan FA – FIFA on GBP Sports

Following the report of a FIFA/CONCACAF mission that recently visited Guatemala, the Bureau of the FIFA Council took the following decisions on Friday, 18 May 2018 concerning the Guatemalan Football Association (FEDEFUT):

  • To appoint a normalisation committee in accordance with art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes with immediate effect;
  • To lift the suspension of FEDEFUT once the normalisation committee confirms to FIFA that all conditions allowing it to properly operate have been met;
  • To delegate to CONCACAF the appointment of a steering committee to oversee and monitor the implementation of the normalisation committee’s mandate. The terms of reference of the steering committee will be elaborated by the FIFA administration, jointly with CONCACAF.

In this light, the mandate of the normalisation committee will include the following tasks:

  • To run the daily affairs of FEDEFUT;
  • To review the statutes of the FEDEFUT members and ensure their alignment with the FEDEFUT statutes as well as FIFA’s Statutes and requirements;
  • To organise and conduct elections of a new executive committee among FEDEFUT’s members;
  • To organise and conduct elections of a new FEDEFUT executive committee.

Subject to the respective eligibility checks carried out by the FIFA Review Committee, the normalisation committee will be composed of the following members:

  • Mr Juan Carlos Ríos (chairman)
  • Mr Juan Carlos Plata (member)
  • Mr Mario Fredy Soto Ramos (member)
  • Mr Javier Medrano (member)
  • Mr Ovidio Ottoniel Orellana Marroquín (member)

The specified period of time during which the normalisation committee shall perform its functions shall expire no later than 31 May 2019.

The Bureau of the Council also decided that if any of the decisions taken by the Bureau of the Council are contravened, FEDEFUT will be automatically suspended once again.

In accordance with art. 38 par. 3 of the FIFA Statutes, the above decision of the Bureau of the Council shall be ratified by the Council at its next meeting.

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“Football Medicine Outcomes – Are We Winning?” conference to take place in June – FIFA on GBP Sports

Isokinetic Medical Group has been organising the International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology since 1992. The event has become a landmark for all those who deal with orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports medicine.

Isokinetic Medical Group, in collaboration with FIFA, the FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence and FC Barcelona, will host the 27th edition of this conference at the world-famous Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona from Saturday 2 June until Monday 4 June 2018. More than 3,000 participants from all around the world are expected to attend.

The conference is the world’s largest football medicine gathering where internationally recognised experts in football and sports medicine share their knowledge and expertise in a wide range of areas in one global network.

“Football Medicine Outcomes – Are We Winning?” is this year’s topic and is of inherent interest for all experts in the field.

  • What is the real impact of our player care work for the footballers of the world?
  • What are the outcomes of prevention, surgery and conservative management?
  • Are we ready and really able to measure outcomes?

These are just a few examples of the questions that will be raised and promoted in open debates and forums during the conference. Through this multidisciplinary approach, the aim is to achieve a deeper understanding of the whole sports medicine process.

For more information, please watch the conference trailer or visit the conference website.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – with just 23 days to go! Between now and the start of the World Cup, we will take a closer look at a different statistic from the history of the tournament each day.

23 – Each country participating at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ can select a maximum of 23 players to take to the tournament. While many teams have already announced a provisional squad in recent weeks, the final 23-man lists (including three goalkeepers) will be published by FIFA on 4 June.

Each nation must submit its starting line-up to the referee at least 85 minutes before kick-off. This team sheet includes all 23 players – the starting 11 and 12 substitutes. The numbers on the back of the players’ shirts must match those listed on the team sheet from 1 to 23, while the goalkeepers and captain must also be indicated accordingly. Three of the players in each squad must be goalkeepers, with one given the No1 shirt.

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Fabio Cannavaro is not prone to giving out undue recognition. But he passed on strong praise to a member of Korea Republic’s coaching staff when the Taeguk Warriors came to China PR last July to watch Tianjin Quanjian’s Kwon Kyungwon. 

“He is a good player,” the then Tianjin coach told the South Korean visitor about Kwon. “He is capable of playing in European leagues. It would be the national team’s loss should he not be called up.” 

It was little known how much of his advice was taken into account. But sure enough, Kwon earned his first national team cap a couple of months later, debuting in a friendly against Russia during which he was on target. 

Just last week the Tianjin centre-back was named in Shin Taeyong’s 23-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, an interesting inclusion for a relatively new face who has just four international appearances to his name.

*Progress under Cannavaro  
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Kwon’s remarkable progress under Cannavaro during the past season cannot be understated. It is a fact which the player is ready to acknowledge.

“He (Cannavaro) passed on his valuable experiences and knowledge to me,” the 26-year-old told FIFA.com. “Before he was one of the world’s best players and now he is a very good coach. He taught me in detail how to play and how to train, and I am so lucky in that regard.”

Indeed, for any player, it is a dream to receive guidance from a legend like Cannavaro, one of the world’s best defenders of all time and the only defender to win the The Best FIFA Men’s Player after captaining Italy to the FIFA World Cup at Germany 2006. For Kwon, the defensive skills and experiences taught by Cannavaro has made a big impact on his development.

“As a defender, what used to confuse me was how much space you should keep between yourself and the attacking players,” he once revealed to local Chinese media. “Then Cannavaro gave me the answer – to keep an arm’s distance so that you are easy to make contact to the players you mark. But you need to re-adjust the technique a bit by allowing more space when dealing with a physically stronger and bigger player. That is so useful and practical for me.”

Italian influence in China  
Joining Tianjin at the start of 2017, Kwon spent the first months with the Chinese Super League club warming the bench. Having trained hard and learnt fast under the Italian mentor, he gradually made his presence felt by securing a starting place starting from the middle of the past season. He has emerged an integral part as his side finished among the top three and earned a place in the AFC Champions League play-offs.

Now with his name in Korea Republic’s Russia 2018 squad, Kwon is likely to achieve a personal dream by representing his country in a FIFA World Cup. Having already made his name at club level, it is natural for him to translate his eye-catching form to the international stage. And this time he has set fresh goals of following the footsteps of Kim Namil, one of Korea Republic’s heroes at Korea/Japan 2002.

“He is my idol,” Kwon said of the member of Taeguk Warrior’s managerial staff, who earned the nickname ‘Vacuum Cleaner’ in his playing days due to his strong defensive performances. “He taught me a lot both on and off the pitch when we played together (with Jeonbuk Motors). I admire him both as a great player and as a person.”

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – with just 24 days to go! Between now and the start of the World Cup, we will take a closer look at a different statistic from the history of the tournament each day.

24 – Match 24 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ genuinely caused a sensation. In a group containing former world champions Italy, England and Uruguay, it was apparent outsiders Costa Rica, who ultimately won the group with time to spare.

Los Ticos booked their place in the Round of 16 after just two games with a surprise 1-0 win over Gli Azzurri. Exactly 24 years after their last and so far only passage to the last 16, captain Bryan Ruiz scored the decisive goal shortly before half-time – thanks in part to goalline technology. The skipper’s header struck the underside of the crossbar and bounced behind the line in the 44th minute.

“It was a great win,” the matchwinner and man of the match said after the final whistle. “I think it’s only now, a little after the game, that it’s sinking in how much this achievement will mean to the people of Costa Rica.”

While Costa Rica ultimately progressed to the quarter-finals, where they lost to the Netherlands on penalties, Italy and England were forced to head home after the group stage.

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