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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 209 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football. FIFA employs some 310 people from over 35 nations and is composed of a Congress (legislative body), Executive Committee (executive body), General Secretariat (administrative body) and committees (assisting the Executive Committee).

President's Column: October 2013

President's Columns

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter tells FIFA.com about some of the key events he and FIFA were involved with during a busy October in his regular month...
FIFA President Honours

The President's Awards

Over the course of his varied career, Joseph S. Blatter has received many awards and distinctions.
President's Biography

About the President

What is the President's role, who is he, what is his background and how did he get elected? Find out the answers to all these questions about the head...
FIFA President

FIFA President

What is the President's role, who is he, what is his background and how did he get elected? Find out the answers to all these questions about the he...
Administration
FIFA's administration is carried out by the General Secretariat, which employs some 350 staff members at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland.
    FIFA Congress

    FIFA Congress

    Bringing together every member association of FIFA, with each getting one vote, a Congress may be an Ordinary or an Extraordinary Congress. The Congre...
    Standing Committees

    Standing Committees

    FIFA's Secretary-General is assisted in their work by more than 25 standing committees and by two judicial bodies (see below). The committees serve a...
    Together, the association members make up the Congress, FIFA's supreme and legislative body. Now boasting 209 members, it had just seven in 1904.
    Brazilian President visits FIFA President
    On Thursday 23 January 2014, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a courtesy visit to see FIFA President Blatter at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.
      Spanish FA, FC Barcelona sanctioned for international transfers of minors
      The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Spanish football association and FC Barcelona for breaches relating to the international transfer a...
      The IFAB: How it works
      The role of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) is to discuss and decide upon proposed alterations to the Laws of the Game.
        The Confederations are the umbrella organisations of the national football associations on each continent.
        • 54 days to go

          54 days to go

          Saturday 19 April 2014
          FIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one profiles it becoming a televised event in 1954.

        The FIFA Weekly

        Analysis, features, images. The FIFA Weekly appears every week on Friday as a print edition and an online magazine. 
        Ex-Co backs FIFA’s work to help improve working conditions in Qatar

        Ex-Co backs FIFA’s work to help improve working conditions in Qatar

        The FIFA Executive Committee has held its first meeting of 2014, with the topics...
        Spanish FA, FC Barcelona sanctioned for international transfers of minors

        Spanish FA, FC Barcelona sanctioned for international transfers of minors

        The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Spanish football association...
        FIFA opens tender for UK media rights to 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™

        FIFA opens tender for UK media rights to 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™

        FIFA has opened an invitation to tender (ITT) for media rights in the United Kin...
        FIFA invests USD 1 million in FIFA World Cup™ TV internships in Brazil

        FIFA invests USD 1 million in FIFA World Cup™ TV internships in Brazil

        FIFA is investing USD 1 million in a TV production internship programme for Braz...

        Interpol e-learning programme

        Learn how to recognise, resist and report match manipulation through an e-learning programme launched by Interpol and aimed at managers, referees, players and fans.