The spectrum of FIFA's work has widened considerably in the last few years, requiring increasing coordination of its many and varies activities. Fortunately, expert help is always at hand from the Confederations, which support FIFA substantially in tasks such as the organisation of tournaments.

The Confederations are the umbrella organisations of the national football associations on each continent. The AFC in Asia, CAF in Africa, the Football Confederation (CONCACAF) in North and Central America and the Caribbean, CONMEBOL in South America, UEFA in Europe and the OFC in Oceania all provide support to FIFA without encroaching on the rights of the national associations. In fact, the Confederations actually raise the profile of football further, by staging their own competitions at club and international level and through a range of other activities.

Asian Football Confederation
Confédération Africaine de Football
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football
Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol
Oceania Football Confederation
Union des Associations Européennes de Football