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  • WWW.FIFA.COM/MAGAZINE JUNE 2016ENGLISH EDITION

    AT THE HEART OF FOOTBALL FIFA LEGENDS

    BLUE STARS/ FIFA YOUTH CUP GAINING EXPERIENCE AT AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

    AUSTRALIA SPANISH-STYLE SUCCESS FOR ADELAIDE UNITED

    CHAN YUEN-TING THE FEMALE COACH LEADS A MEN’S TEAM TO THE TITLE

    SWEDEN A FAIR WIND TO FRANCE

  • GRASSROOTS

    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

  • EDITORIAL

    A LIFETIME DEVOTED TO FOOTBALL 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

    governing body?

    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.

    16 SNAPSHOT The 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City.

    18 SWEDEN 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.

    COVER PICTURE 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.

    48 HISTORY José Leandro Andrade won the World Cup and Olympic gold with Uruguay. His personal life was no less remarkable.

    52 STATISTICS 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.

    58 HEALTH 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.

    62 CELEBRATION Rashidi Yekini celebrates the very first World Cup goal for Nigeria (USA 1994).

    64 PUBLICATION DETAILS

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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

    properly.

    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

    Nassar proudly.

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