WWW.FIFA.COM/MAGAZINE JUNE 2016ENGLISH EDITION
AT THE HEART OF FOOTBALL
FIFA YOUTH CUP
GAINING EXPERIENCE AT
AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
FOR ADELAIDE UNITED
THE FEMALE COACH LEADS
A MEN’S TEAM TO THE TITLE
A FAIR WIND
FIFA inspires girls and boys to play football.
FIFA’s Grassroots Programme is the core foundation of our development mission, aimed at encouraging girls and
boys around the world to play and enjoy football without restrictions. Grassroots focuses on the enjoyment of the
game through small-sided team games, and teaching basic football technique, the value of exercise and fair play.
For more information, visit FIFA.com
A LIFETIME DEVOTED
New FIFA President Gianni Infantino began his first working day at the Home
of FIFA at the end of February with a football match. Its significance was clear.
Could there be a more fitting start for the President of world football’s
On that day, and at the recent 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City, the legends
of world football were called upon to play their part. Figo, Cannavaro, Puyol,
Ronaldinho and Eto’o were joined in Mexico by Mia Hamm and Sissi, where
they played together in the blue FIFA shirts against an all-star Mexican team.
The FIFA Legends were instrumental to the success of the beautiful game during
their careers on the pitch. Now these past masters, world champions among
them, are giving something back by putting their efforts into promoting the
game and its wider social mission all around the world. FIFA 1904 presents the
FIFA Legends team from page 8 of this issue.
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4 FOR THE GAME. FOR THE WORLD.
FIFA’s most recent investments in world football.
6 MEN’S WORLD RANKING
The Philippines national team consolidate their upward trend.
8 FIFA LEGENDS
Puyol, Cannavaro, Figo, Eto’o, Lalas, Hamm, Sissi, Lingor:
these and other stars of the game want to help promote football
and its wider social mission. We present the FIFA Legends.
The 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City.
Kim Källström, alongside his contemporary Zlatan Ibrahimovic,
is the driving force of the national team.
We visited the midfielder at his current club in Zurich.
24 BLUE STARS/FIFA YOUTH CUP 2016
The sun shone and the young stars of the future gave their all
at the 78th edition of the high-quality youth tournament.
29 SOCIAL MEDIA
FIFA 1904 asked on Facebook and Twitter: Who will win EURO 2016? Five answers.
30 FIRST LOVE
New York, USA.
32 THE INTERVIEW
Roque Santa Cruz, now 34 years old and with more than 100 caps
for Paraguay, was just 17 when he moved to Bayern Munich in 1999.
We met him for a chat in Malaga.
36 THEN AND NOW
From the Netherlands to Canada.
38 DEBATE – PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
The 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City – FIFA President Gianni Infantino
evaluates the situation after his first 80 days in office and says that FIFA
should be judged on facts.
40 FIFA WORLD FOOTBALL MUSEUM
The eight-minute film in the museum’s cinema about
the FIFA World Cup™ final matches is emotive and memorable.
The FIFA Legends: Samuel Eto’o, Ronaldinho, Mia Hamm,
Renate Lingor, Carles Puyol, Sissi, Hidetoshi Nakata
(clockwise from bottom left).
Illustration: Mario Wagner
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42 WOMEN’S FOOTBALL
Female coach Chan Yuen-ting led a men’s team to the league title
in Hong Kong, thereby sending out an important message.
45 FACES OF FIFA
Profiles of three FIFA employees.
46 PHOTO ARCHIVE
Dino Zoff, Franco Causio, Sandro Pertini and Enzo Bearzot play cards
after the 1982 World Cup.
José Leandro Andrade won the World Cup and Olympic gold with Uruguay.
His personal life was no less remarkable.
Numbers and records from FIFA Fan Fests™.
54 ADELAIDE UNITED
The Australian club have won the Premier’s Plate and the championship
trophy thanks to the support of Spanish coach Guillermo Amor.
FIFA carries out scientific research in order to provide advice
for athletes who fast during Ramadan.
61 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...
We accompany Emanuel Femminis on a tour of the Home of FIFA.
Rashidi Yekini celebrates the very first World Cup goal for Nigeria (USA 1994).
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FOR THE GAME. FOR THE WORLD.
At the Congress in Mexico,
FIFA President Gianni Infantino
presented a complete overhaul of the
world football governing body’s development
programme. The new “FIFA Forward” programme is
based on three principles: increased investment,
greater impact and more transparency, the aim being
to promote football through tailored projects. FIFA will
significantly increase the funds available to each of its
member associations for their football projects and
to cover their running costs to USD 5 million per
four-year cycle. There will also be improved
controls and accountability to ensure
that the funds have been used
In July 2001, FIFA’s member
associations approved a resolution
against racism and discrimination at the
Extraordinary FIFA Congress in the Argentin-
ian capital of Buenos Aires. Fifteen years later
to the month, the first FIFA Diversity Award will
be presented as chosen by a high-calibre jury
comprising Moya Dodd, Tokyo Sexwale, Jaiyah
Saelua, Gerald Asamoah, Piara Powar, Abby
Wambach, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Clarence
Seedorf, Constant Omari, Joyce Cook
and Alexandra Haas Paciuc.
On 11 May, the Centro de
Excelencia Médica en Altura
(CEMA) in Pachuca was the first clinic in
Mexico to be accredited as a FIFA Medical
Centre of Excellence. Dr Michael D’Hooghe,
chairman of the FIFA Medical Committee,
congratulated everyone involved at the accredi-
tation ceremony, adding: “We need clinics like
these to oversee the well-being of the almost
300 million people who play football all
over the world. This centre will ensure
that Mexican athletes get the
treatment they need.”
The U-17 Women’s
World Cup kicks off on
30 September in Jordan, through
which the Local Organising Committee
(LOC) and FIFA are hoping to promote the
women’s game in the country as well as leave a
lasting footballing legacy. To this end, a football
tournament was held from 8 to 14 May involving
460 girls from 44 schools. “Most of them had
never experienced anything like it. We were
able to provide them with something
unique,” said LOC CEO Samar
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Illustration: Julien Pacaud
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