Other FIFA events

As well as being appointed by FIFA as the Host Broadcaster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, HBS is also involved in the cycle of Other FIFA Events (OFEs).

HBS’ role on the OFEs varies from coordination, to producing specifications for a local Host Broadcaster, to organising all aspects of the broadcast operations and providing support to FIFA TV and the LOC. 

HBS’ previous experience handling FIFA’s OFEs during the 2007-2010 cycle took in events in locations as varied as Chile, New Zealand, Nigeria, Canada, Brazil, South Korea, China and France. The 2011-2014 cycle visited Mexico, Germany, Colombia, Italy, Japan, Azerbaijan, Thailand, Tahiti, United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica and Canada.

Between 2014 and 2017 the following events have been or will be delivered:




FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 30 May-20 June
FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 6 June-5 July
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 9-19 July
FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 17 October-8 November
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 10-20 December




FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 10 September-1 October
FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 30 September-21 October
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 13 November-3 December
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 8 December-18 December




FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 (dates TBC)
FIFA U-20 World Cup South Korea 2017 (dates TBC)
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 (dates TBC)
FIFA Club World Cup – venue TBD December (dates TBC)