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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.
    FIFA to host landmark conference on sporting ethics
    The World Forum for Ethics and Business has invited leading figures from the world of sports, politics, business and academia to gather at the Home of...
      FIFA rejects appeals of FC Barcelona and Spanish FA in relation to transfers of minors
      The FIFA Appeal Committee has rejected the appeals lodged by Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) in the respec...
      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.
      FIFA supports Sierra Leone in fight against match manipulation

      FIFA supports Sierra Leone in fight against match manipulation

      The FIFA Security Division will support the Sierra Leone Football Association in...
      Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Ghana, Malta

      Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Ghana, Malta

      FIFA can today confirm the extension of sanctions imposed by the Court of Arbitr...
      FIFA statement on CAS decision relating to Luis Suarez

      FIFA statement on CAS decision relating to Luis Suarez

      FIFA has taken note of the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)...
      FIFA rejects appeals of FC Barcelona and Spanish FA in relation to transfers of minors

      FIFA rejects appeals of FC Barcelona and Spanish FA in relation to transfers of minors

      The FIFA Appeal Committee has rejected the appeals lodged by Spanish club FC Bar...

      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.