Friday 30 September 2016, 10:32

OCT 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE “Developing football: that’s why we’re here. It’s at the heart of all of our activities, from headline-grabbing competitions down to everyday projects,” writes President Gianni Infantino in his FIFA 1904 column. “One of those activities has led to the trialling of video assistance for referees during the friendly between Italy and France in Bari in early September. That day, we were all involved in opening a new chapter in the history of our sport,” the President adds.

NORTHERN IRELAND Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia have now got under way in Europe. How will the so-called minnows shape up? FIFA 1904 visits Northern Ireland.

WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION A snapshot of the World Cup qualifiers around the world.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL  The women’s game is booming in Northern Ireland – The fifth edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup has kicked off in Jordan.

MEN’S WORLD RANKING Brazil are back on the rise.

FIFA WORLD FOOTBALL MUSEUM  On basement level 1, there is an old radio with three knobs and a round frequency dial: a veritable antique from the early days of radio commentary.

HEALTH  Unusual lucky charms – do they work?

ETHICS AND SPORT The second World Summit on Ethics & Leadership in Sports took place, like the first, at the Home of FIFA.

COACHES  Lobanovskyi, Zebec, Menotti... we take a look at some cult figures on the touchline down the years.

INTERVIEW FIFA 1904 meets new Nigerian national team coach Gernot Rohr at his home in Cap Ferret.

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