Communications & Public Affairs Division
The Communications & PA Division is divided into four departments: Media, Corporate Communications, Content Management Services, and New Media. It manages FIFA’s communication activities which include media information, media operations, all publications (including FIFA World magazine, activity reports, and brochures), public relations, internal communications, managing the FIFA.com website as well as the intranet and extranets, handling data and document management and providing related content.
Legal Affairs Division
Even the world of football is becoming more and more legal! The Legal Affairs Division takes care of all these different legal facets and consists of five departments. The Commercial Legal team is in charge of all commercial contracts and the protection of FIFA rights. Players’ Status & Governance handles all cases/disputes that involve the transfer of players, including training compensation. If a player gets a red or yellow card, then our Disciplinary & Governance department takes care of it in addition to a lot of other topics such as doping, hooliganism, ethics cases, etc. The Corporate Legal team acts as FIFA’s internal legal advisors, taking care of aspects such as data protection, various contracts, the FIFA Statutes and much more. All EU matters are handled by our EU Affairs department.
The Competitions Division is in charge of preparing and delivering the 13 on-pitch World Cups and Olympic Football Tournaments. In order to do so, it must cover all operations involved in the organisation of qualifying matches, safety, security, technical and refereeing matters, as well as the management of the entire bidding process for all World Cups.
Member Associations & Development Division
The Member Associations & Development Division is divided into four departments: Member Associations, Development Programmes, Education & Technical Development, and Medicine & Science. The division’s mission is to provide assistance and support to all 208 members in terms of governance, organisation, infrastructure & football development as well as medical and anti-doping services. This mission symbolises FIFA’s investment in the future of football.
The TV Division consists of four departments: Broadcaster Servicing, FIFA Films & Products, Sales & Distribution, and Host Broadcasting Production. The division works together closely to ensure that FIFA’s media rights are fully exploited and that images are produced to the highest international standard, commensurate with the level of FIFA events.
HR & Services
HR & Services is part of the Finance & Administration Division. The different departments – Human Resources, IT, Facility Management, Logistics, Production, Reception, Translations and Travel Agency – provide services to help ensure that operations in Zurich and at all FIFA events run smoothly.
The Marketing Division is split into four departments - Sales, Marketing Alliances & Event Management, Strategy & Brand Management, and Ticketing & Hospitality.
The Sales department is primarily in charge of the strategic development of FIFA’s sponsorship assets and optimising the contribution of the FIFA sponsorship programme to FIFA’s overall commercial success.
Marketing Alliances & Event Management is responsible for the day-to-day relationship management between FIFA and FIFA’s Commercial Affiliates, ensuring that all sponsorship rights are delivered effectively.
The Ticketing & Hospitality team oversees the development and delivery of FIFA’s event ticketing and hospitality strategies, and in particular ensures the delivery of all Commercial Affiliates’ contractual rights, enabling them to operate hospitality programmes for key clients, guests and business partners.
The Strategy & Brand Management Department is responsible for developing and managing the FIFA and FIFA event brands (e.g. Official Emblems and Official Mascots) and marketing assets (e.g. the FIFA Fan Fest), developing and overseeing FIFA’s retail and merchandising strategy, managing all brand/event licensees as well as the FIFA Quality Concept and overseeing FIFA’s Marketing Research programme.