Media accreditation process for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 launched

REMINDER: Media accreditation process for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 launched – deadline: 17 December 2014

FIFA is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014, which will take place at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 12 January 2015, has been launched via the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for submitting accreditation requests is:

17 December 2014

Accreditations are limited and subject to confirmation. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with further information after the accreditation deadline.

Media accreditation via the FIFA Media Channel is only for written press, photographers and Non-Rights Holders (NRHs). Media entities seeking to broadcast audiovisual material from the event, but have not acquired the rights for broadcast coverage from FIFA, are considered NRHs. This includes any internet-based audiovisual transmission. For further enquires on media accreditation, please contact media-accreditation@fifa.org.

There is a separate accreditation process for FIFA Media Rights Licensees (MRLs) that is serviced by the FIFA Broadcaster Servicing Team. A specific MRL link for the online accreditation registration will be made available to the MRLs by the FIFA Broadcaster Servicing Team. For further queries, please contact FIFABroadcasterServicing@fifa.org.

Furthermore, please be advised that international applicants are responsible for their own visas.

Media representatives who have not already registered for the FIFA Media Channel can do so via the following internet address: http://media.FIFA.com/registration. For general media questions on the FIFA Ballon d’Or, please contact media.ballondor@fifa.org

During the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony, the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best player of 2014 and the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2014 will be revealed. Meanwhile, the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football award and the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football award will be presented for the fifth time. The FIFA FIFPro World XI Award, the FIFA Puskás Award for the most beautiful goal of the year, the FIFA Presidential Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award will also be presented during the ceremony.

More information is available on http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/index.html