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Using a number of guiding principles but also concrete and measurable objectives, FIFA’s new vision as stated in FIFA 2.0 is to promote the game of football, protect its integrity and bring the game to all.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 211 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football.
FIFA 1904 is a monthly magazine which is published as both a print edition and as a free online publication. The 68-page magazine contains in-depth stories and interviews about football from around the world, with a special focus on FIFA's development projects and activities, competitions, events and member associations.
Before being elected FIFA President, Gianni Infantino was the UEFA General Secretary since October 2009, having joined the organisation in 2000. Gianni led the fight against social ills and threats to the integrity of football in Europe, including all forms of discrimination, violence and hooliganism, and match-fixing.
In a humanitarian career with the United Nations that spanned 21-years, Fatma Samoura has been able to make a difference to millions of people through her work. On 20 June 2016, she began her first day in office as the first-ever female Secretary General of world football’s governing body.
Bringing together every member association of FIFA, with each getting one vote, a Congress may be an Ordinary or an Extraordinary Congress. The Congress rules on modifications to the Statutes, addresses propositions from FIFA Council members and elects the FIFA President.
With 211 associations affiliated to FIFA today, world football's governing body has been dubbed the "United Nations of Football ". Between 1975 and 2002 alone, more than 60 associations were accepted as members. FIFA supports the associations financially and logistically through various programmes and grants them a number of attractive rights and privileges. But they also have obligations. As representatives of FIFA in their countries, they must respect the statutes, aims and ideals of football's governing body and promote and manage our sport accordingly.
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FIFA Council and Bureau of the Council
The FIFA Council is a non-executive, supervisory and strategic body that sets the vision for FIFA and global football.
The FIFA Legends Team is designed to bring together former top players from men’s and women’s football to promote and support football and its wider mission around the world, and to give something back to the game.
The Professional Football Department was established in January 2016 as part of a modern approach to increase the level of engagement between FIFA and professional football stakeholders. The establishment of PFD is complemented by the newly created Football Stakeholders Committee.
The Home of FIFA is the headquarters of the world’s governing body of football. This exceptional building by Swiss architect Tilla Theus is also symbolically the home of the international football community, of the 211 member associations and the 270 million players, coaches, referees and other participants around the world.
Our aim is to provide top-level medical services at FIFA tournaments, to keep football free from doping, and to protect and improve the health of all who play football, from grassroots to elite level around the world.
The role of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) is to discuss and decide upon proposed alterations to the Laws of the Game. FIFA and the UK-based associations (English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish FAs) can propose matters to be discussed and ratified at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which usually takes place in February or March.