Jun
02
2007
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Beijing 2008: Match schedule approved

Just over 18 months ahead of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the FIFA Organizing Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments, chaired by FIFA vice-president Issa Hayatou, convened on 30 January at FIFA headquarters in Zurich.
During the meeting, the committee approved the match schedule for the event. The Women’s Olympic Football Tournament will therefore kick off in Tianjin on 6 August and reach its climax at the Workers’s Stadium in Beijing on 21 August. Meanwhile, the men’s competition will start in Shanghai on 7 August and culminate at Beijing’s National Stadium on 23 August 2008. The 58 matches of the men’s and women’s tournaments will be shared among five cities – Beijing (National Stadium and Workers’ Stadium), Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Shenyang and Taijin.

FIFA Calendar

2-3 April, Johannesburg:
Meeting of the Board of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM
25 April, Zurich:
FIFA financial media conference
8 May, Kuala Lumpur:
AFC Congress
10-13 May, Toronto:
CONCACAF Congress
16-17 May, Zurich:
69th Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup
25 May, Zurich:
Internal Audit Committee meeting
26 May, Zurich:
Finance Committee meeting
27 May, Zurich:
Executive Committee meeting
29 May, Zurich:
Official inauguration of the Home of FIFA
30-31 May, Zurich:
57th FIFA Congress
4-5- June, Johannesburg:
Meeting of the Board of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM
6-24 June, USA:
CONCACAF Gold Cup
26 June – 15 July, Venezuela:
Copa America
30 June – 22 July, Canada:
FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007
7-29 July:
AFC Asian Cup, Indonesia/Malaysia/Thailand/Vietnam
6-7 August, Johannesburg:
Meeting of the Board of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM
18 August – 9 September, Korea Republic:
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007
28 August, Zurich:
Meetings of the Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee, the Football Committee and the Board of FIFA Marketing & TV AG
29 August, Zurich:
Meetings of the Organizing Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup and the Finance Committee
10-30 September, China PR:
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2007
8-9 October, Johannesburg:
Meeting of the Board of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM
24 October, Zurich:
Referees Committee meeting (2008 lists of referees)
25 October, Zurich:
Referees Committee meeting
29 October, Zurich:
Meeting of the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments and the Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cups
30 October, Zurich:
Meetings of the Associations Committee and Players’s Status Committee
31 October, Zurich:
Meeting of the Legal Committee and Goal Bureau