The supreme and legislative body of FIFA is the Congress, which is made up of all the member associations, with each getting one vote. The executive body is the Executive Committee, which is presided over by the FIFA President. The standing and ad-hoc committees advise and assist the Executive Committee in fulfilling its duties. Lastly, the General Secretariat is the administrative body (Art. 21 of the Statutes).

FIFA Congress

FIFA Congress
The FIFA Congress, the most-critical gathering of international football's governing body, used to assemble every two years. But since 1998, this gathering of the global football family has taken place annually in an extraordinary meeting. The introduction of annual meetings allows ‘football’s parliament’ to influence decisions concerning an ever-growing number of issues.

FIFA Executive Bodies

FIFA Executive Bodies
The Executive Committee consists of a President, elected by the Congress in the year following a FIFA World Cup™, eight vice-presidents and 15 members, appointed by the confederations and associations.

Standing Committees

Standing Committees
FIFA's Secretary-General is assisted in their work by more than 25 standing committees and by two judicial bodies.

FIFA Judicial Bodies

FIFA Judicial Bodies
The judicial bodies of FIFA are the Disciplinary Committee, the Appeal Committee and the Ethics Committee. The responsibilities and function of these bodies are stipulated in the FIFA Disciplinary Code and the FIFA Code of Ethics. The decision-making powers of certain committees remain unaffected.

FIFA Other Bodies

Other Bodies
FIFA has also other bodies helping to fulfill its important mission most notably for health, arbitration and disputes and development.

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  • FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter speaks during a press conference
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