International Federation of Association Football

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Federación Internacional de Fútbol Asociación

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21 May 1904, Paris (France). Statutes revised 19 May 1907, Amsterdam (Netherlands). Statutes revised and adopted: June 1990, Rome (Italy); 1998, Paris; 2003, Doha (Qatar).


Promote the game of Association Football; foster friendly relations among officials and players of national associations by encouraging football matches at all levels - amateur and professional; take steps to prevent infringements of regulations and/or the introduction of improper methods or practices; prevent racial, religious or political discrimination; ensure that organizations are free from governmental interference; provide methods for deciding and settling differences.

Future Events

2019 Paris, France – Annual Congress

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Organizes: 'FIFA World Cup', every 4 years, held the first time 1930, Montevideo (Uruguay); 'Olympic Football Tournaments' (men and women), in every Olympic Games since 1908, with the exception of 1932; FIFA U-20 World Cup; FIFA U-17 World Cup; FIFA Futsal World Cup; FIFA Women's World Cup; FIFA Club World Cup; FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women's World Cup; FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup; development programmes. Administers correspondence and preparatory work for meetings of Committees. Instrumental in setting up International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), Neuchâtel (Switzerland); European Club Association (ECA).


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 27 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 217 countries
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Subjects *

  • Recreation
    • Ball Games
    • Competitions



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