FIFA

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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).

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

Joseph S. Blatter was elected FIFA President on 8 June 1998, having already served world football’s governing body for 23 years across a number of rol...
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.
    Nigerian and Namibian FA presidents visit President Blatter in Zurich
    The newly elected presidents of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Amaju Pinnick and Frans Mbidi respec...
      CAS confirms lifetime ban on Vernon Manilal Fernando
      CAS has fully confirmed the sanction imposed by the FIFA Appeal Committee which saw Vernon Manilal Fernando sanctioned with a lifetime ban from taking...
        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.
        • CAS confirms lifetime ban on Vernon Manilal Fernando

          CAS confirms lifetime ban on Vernon Manilal Fernando

          Monday 30 March 2015

          CAS has fully confirmed the sanction imposed by the FIFA Appeal Committee which saw Vernon Manilal Fernando sanctioned with a lifetime ban from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level.

        The FIFA Weekly

        Analysis, features, images. The FIFA Weekly appears every week on Friday as a print edition and an online magazine.
        FIFA and the European Club Association extend collaboration agreement

        FIFA and the European Club Association extend collaboration agreement

        Recognising the importance of clubs’ contribution to global football structures,...
        2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in November/December

        2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in November/December

        Russia 2018, Qatar 2022, the bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup and wom...
        New FIFA Football TV show with Pitch International

        New FIFA Football TV show with Pitch International

        FIFA’s new weekly magazine show, FIFA Football, will be launched in the first we...
        FIFA Disciplinary Committee bans Paraguayan players’ agent

        FIFA Disciplinary Committee bans Paraguayan players’ agent

        The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has banned Paraguayan players’ agent Miguel A. G...

        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.