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FIFA/CIES International University Network

15 Projects Competing for the Tenth Edition of the FIFA/CIES University Network Prize

For the tenth edition of the FIFA/CIES International University Network, CIES has received 15 projects before the stipulated deadline. An international jury will next select the award-winning project on 26 February 2020.

The FIFA/CIES International University Network Prize was created in 2011 following a suggestion by the Universidad Católica in Argentina. The aim of the prize is to reward original work, further the understanding of sports-related phenomena, and also to develop innovative projects on a continental, national, regional and local level. The Prize consists of a trip to Switzerland to visit the FIFA and CIES headquarters as well as the opportunity to present the conclusions of the winning project to the FIFA Master class. The prize journey will take place in the week from 13 to 18 April 2020.

The 15 projects selected by the CIES partner universities for consideration are as follows:

Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Francesco Arturi, Mariano Distefano, Matías Freyre, Cristian Gómez Cuevas, Tomas Tassara

«Amateurism of Players or Lack of Professionalism from the Institutions running Argentinian Rugby?»


Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal

Mariama Cissé, Souleymane Niang, El Hadji Amadou Seck, Amadou Alassane Mbodji, Dr Cheikh Ibrahima Niang

«The Problem of Mobilization at Championship Level of the Senegalese Professional Football League (LSFP): The specific Case of Clubs in the Dakar Region»


Universidad Santo Tomás, Santiago, Chile

Fernando Azócar, Jhonny Abreu, Gonzalo Pardo, Franco Costanzo, Roberto Kettlun

« Plan Sport: The Foundation that proposes Integral Support to Professional Football Players»


Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Osama Hawsawi, Badr Al Hagbani, Tahani Selim, Majid Al Amiri, Mohamed Al Otaibi

« SIR, Sports Investment Radar»


Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, Afrique du Sud

Damilola Bello, Gareth Frederik Cortje, Casper Jangale, Daryll Roelf, Chipo Sabeta

«Critical Factors for the successful Implementation of the E-Sport League System in selected Countries in Africa»


Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Josette Miranda López, Ruth Pizarro Soto

«A Diagnosis of Women's Soccer in Costa Rica: Validation of a diagnostic instrument, application and proposals for action»


The University of the West Indies, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Henley Callender, Keron Modeste, Cleopatra Borel

«She Plays - Programs to Alleviate High Female Drop Out Rates in Sport»


Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine

Haitham Hoshia, Ammar Jalaita, Ahmed Helles

«ITHABAT Sport Development Company - The first Palestinian Company for consulting and auditing in the sports Sector»


Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Vanesa Díaz, Jaume Arrieta, Carlos Palacio, Julien Escude, Pedro Jiménez

«On the Road to a Dream - Creation of a Company overseeing Training and Development during the initial Stages of future Football Players Careers»


Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil

Camila Macedo Mariano, Isabela Aarestrup de Aquimo e Sousa, Kelly Cristina Resende Teixera, Luana Ferreira, Marina Cardoso Junqueira

«Women’s football – A Study of national and international scenarios and the possible ways to develop the sport»


Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela

José Briceño, César Pulido, Rebeca Rosas

«A Plan for a Pre-college Women's Soccer League in the Capital District - Professional Counseling and the Integral Development of Athletes»


Universidad San Martín de Porres, Lima, Peru

Juan Carlos Chávez, Mauricio Palomino, Oscar Robles, Martín Villón

«A Business Plan for a Women's 7-a-side Football League (FUTFEM-7)»


Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland

Arkadiusz Złotnicki, Robert Złotnicki

«The Digital Transformation in Polish Football Clubs - The Future is here and now»


Higher School of Economics, Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia

Vladislav Klimov, Tatiyna Koblova, Andrey Mishin, Anastasiya Pivovarova, Ekaterina Sakharova

«Popularization of national Sports of the indigenous People of the Far North»


Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE

Young Joon Suh, Mariam Jibril

«A Court of Media Rights»