The DAIMANI Journal says Welcome to the FIFA Journal

If you’re looking for the opportunity to expand your reading, The DAIMANI Journal is very happy to recommend the new FIFA Journal which launched last week.

The first edition can be accessed here:

The two senior FIFA personnel responsible for this welcome media initiative are Emilio García Silvero, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer [pictured left] and Ornella Bellia, the Head of Professional Football. Their respective job titles gives you a sense of the serious but informative note that the FIFA Journal intends to strike as the publication strives to reach out and formalise the interrelationships and ecosystem that connect the professional game.

You can also follow both of them directly on Twitter: @GarciaSilvero @DesireeBellia

In the introductory chapter, the two editors of the Journal set out the publication’s purpose and mandate:

‘Our new regular publication is aimed at stakeholders right across the football industry and will look at ongoing trends and highlight progressive initiatives across the game. It will feature insights from top club executives, examples of innovation and scientific analysis of our progress towards making football truly global.

We will also tackle specific concerns among different stakeholders and provide feedback on what FIFA is doing to address pressing issues raised by our members, as well as let you know more about the initiatives and services that FIFA can offer you.

Above all, this regular journal provides a starting point for a deeper dialogue between FIFA and the wider football world. Whenever our articles provoke questions or inspire ideas, we would love to hear from you so that we can develop the discussion.

We believe this regular contact will help all of us achieve our goals through closer communication, building cohesion and working together for the good of our sport.

What we have experienced over the past few months has arguably been the most disruptive event for football and our society since the Second World War. However, if football has taught us anything, it is that precisely during moments of adversity, we can find inner strength and belief that can propel us towards victory. Therefore, let us use this challenge as an opportunity by reflecting on how we can all improve, reinvent ourselves and work together for the good of football and all the people who live and breathe the game around the world.

Needless to say the first issue reflects the impact of the coronavirus on football and some of the ‘best practice’ initiatives that are helping the game reset.

There is a lot of great content, but of particular interest to The DAIMANI Journal was a lengthy interview with Victor Montagliani, the CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president, and a feature on latest stadium management trends, with Tom Jones, senior principal with architecture firm Populous with a particular emphasis on the new multi-award-winning Spurs venue.

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Charlie Charters is a former rugby union official and sports marketing executive turned thriller writer whose debut book Bolt Action was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2010.
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