The report also contains an in-depth analysis of the work of the independent Ethics Committee, whose responsibility is to protect football from jeopardy or harm as a result of illegal, immoral or unethical methods and practices. The review provides key statistics on the types of cases handled by the two chambers of the Ethics Committee, the sanctions imposed and the sources of the claims.
The Anti-Doping Report examines FIFA’s efforts to enforce anti-doping measures in its various competitions during the 2019/2020 season. The document features a detailed overview of all of the doping tests undertaken at FIFA competitions and their results.
The main event in the period covered by the report was the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ in France, which represented a cornerstone in terms of FIFA’s anti-doping testing efforts. It also saw a 440% increase in the number of tests conducted compared to the previous FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015. At the same time, FIFA introduced non-matchday testing at youth competitions paired with on-site educational sessions, demonstrating the increased importance of educating players and team staff about anti-doping policies and the doping control process.
Commenting on these new official reports, Dr Emilio García, FIFA’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, said: “Following the launch of legal.fifa.com and the FIFA Football Law Annual Review in the last two years, these new reports and the ones that will follow in the months to come are aimed at positioning FIFA at the forefront of international federations regarding the transparency of its legal proceedings and internal mechanisms”.
The Disciplinary and Ethics Report and the Anti-Doping Report are also available on legal.fifa.com.