July 1, 2022

FIFA urged to pay reparations to migrant workers

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From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United May 22, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Law & policyWill states stick by safe migration commitments?The first International Migration Forum Review began this week, a platform to hold states accountable to commitments on safe migration. But what progress have states made in the four years since the […]

Migrants recount horrific experiences in Libya

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“Miriam Karmali, Freedom United” May 8, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS HumanSuccess! U.K. takes action against forced organ harvesting The U.K. has passed new legislation that will prevent British nationals from traveling abroad to receive an organ transplant. Over 31,000 of you in the Freedom United community have been calling on the U.K. […]

Concacaf and FIFA confirm schedule for the region’s final matches of men’s World Cup Qualifying

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* Final three match dates in March to determine the Confederation’s representatives at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022* Fourth place team will progress to a FIFA Intercontinental Playoff vs OFC* Closing four matches on March 30 to kick off simultaneously Miami, FL – Concacaf and FIFA have confirmed the schedule for the region’s men’s FIFA […]

World Cup preparations are the best ever

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World Cup preparations for Qatar 2022 are the best ever – that is according to Gianni Infantino. Of course, the FIFA president has a highly vested interest in making such a claim given that he was part of the organisation that decided to make the controversial decision to award the right to host the tournament […]

Concacaf and FIFA confirm schedule for January’s Final Round matches of men’s World Cup Qualifying

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2 games will be played between January 27 and February 2, 2022Miami, FL (Friday, December 17, 2021) – Concacaf and FIFA have confirmed the schedule for the region’s men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches taking place during the International Match Window of January 2022. For the Final Round of Concacaf’s Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup […]

Success! Finally, bill to end child marriage progresses

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By Miriam Karmali, Freedom United Forced marriageU.K. MPs vote on bill to ban child marriageSuccess! U.K. MPs voted on Friday to pass a bill that would criminalize child marriage, progressing the bill to the next stage in the parliamentary process – with government support! We have been waiting since October 2020 for the bill to move to […]

Concacaf and FIFA confirm schedule for November’s Final Round matches of World Cup Qualifying

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Concacaf and FIFA confirm schedule for November’s Final Round matches of World Cup Qualifying Eight games will be played across November 12 and 16, 2021Miami, FL (Friday, October 1, 2021) – Concacaf and FIFA have confirmed the schedule for the region’s World Cup Qualifying matches taking place during the FIFA Match Window of November 2021.  For the Final […]

FIFA imposes Life Ban on former CONCACAF Official Sanz

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AP From US News ZURICH (AP) — FIFA HAS imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF. Sanz was easily identified as an unnamed co-conspirator in U.S. Department of Justice documents in 2015 — No. 4 in the original indictment in May that year, and […]

Did you know slavery is involved in bringing us the World Cup?

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From Freedom United The Women’s 2019 World Cup is drawing to a close and many of us are now looking forward to the Men’s 2022 World Cup – but not at the expense of workers’ freedom. Migrant workers in Qatar, some of whom are involved in construction projects for the World Cup, are alleging labor abuses that amount […]

Concacaf clarifies it is fully committed to the Concacaf Gold Cup

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Concacaf Statement Following recent media reports, Concacaf clarifies that it is fully committed to the Concacaf Gold Cup and confirms that the 2019, 2021 and 2023 editions are part of the FIFA Calendar. Additionally, once the new FIFA calendar is produced after 2023, Concacaf will continue organizing the pinnacle event of our confederation. Concacaf.com