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FIFA Jules Rimet Award for Journalists who have covered 11 FIFA World Cups

Mar 10, 2015, 9:49 AM

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has announced that the FIFA Media Committee will be presenting the Jules Rimet Award for journalists, who have covered at least 11 FIFA World Cup tournaments as accredited media representatives, thereby having reported for 40 years or more on FIFA’s flagship competition.

The GFF media release made available to Pointsports, added that the award winners will be selected based on the results of research conducted by the international sports press association, AIPS.

In order to receive the award, a journalist needs to have covered the FIFA World Cups working for a media organisation as a reporter in the written press, a photographer, or a TV/radio reporter. Journalists need to provide proof of their coverage (accreditation badges, articles, photos, etc), stated the release.

The list of awardees will be made known later once the exercise is complete, and the relevant FIFA member association will find a suitable occasion for the award presentation.

“This will be the second time FIFA has presented this award. The 2004 awardees will also be acknowledged. Awardees are further asked to liaise with the respective AIPS office to support them with their research in their countries”.

With this award, FIFA pays tribute to the media for their significant contribution to the promotion of football and the most prestigious football competition.