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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.
    Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani visits FIFA President in Zurich
    His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, today visited FIFA President Blatter at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. 
      Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Estonia, Slovakia
      FIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed on 13 players by the Estonian Football Association and two players by the Slovak F...
      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.

      The FIFA Weekly

      Analysis, features, images. The FIFA Weekly appears every week on Friday as a print edition and an online magazine.
      Statement from the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee

      Statement from the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee

      Chairman Michael J. Garcia and Deputy Chairman Cornel Borbély of the Investigato...
      Statement from the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee

      Statement from the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee

      A statement from the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee regardin...
      Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Estonia, Slovakia

      Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Estonia, Slovakia

      FIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed on 13 player...
      Executive Committee says stop to third-party ownership of players' economic rights

      Executive Committee says stop to third-party ownership of players' economic rights

      Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee today completed...

      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.