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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. 
      Work towards TPO ban continues
      The working group on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO) met in Zurich today to discuss the prerequisites for the implementation o...
        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.
        • Work towards TPO ban continues

          Work towards TPO ban continues

          Thursday 30 October 2014

          The working group on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO) met in Zurich today to discuss the prerequisites for the implementation of a ban on TPO, following on from the recent decision of general principle by the FIFA Executive Committee to stop the practice with a transitional period.

        The FIFA Weekly

        Analysis, features, images. The FIFA Weekly appears every week on Friday as a print edition and an online magazine.
        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...
        FIFA rejects appeal of Uruguayan club sanctioned for bridge transfers

        FIFA rejects appeal of Uruguayan club sanctioned for bridge transfers

        The FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to reject the appeal lodged by the Uruguay...
        President of the Mongolian Football Federation banned for five years

        President of the Mongolian Football Federation banned for five years

        The President of the Mongolian Football Federation, Ganbold Buyannemekh, has bee...
        FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL launch joint campaign to fight match manipulation

        FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL launch joint campaign to fight match manipulation

        A joint FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL global campaign to fight match manipulation ha...

        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.