Almost 108 years to the day after the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was first established in Paris on 21 May 1904, the 62nd FIFA Congress takes place in Budapest on 24-25 May. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the 208 member nations will make important decisions on the future of the game.
This makes it a perfect time for FIFA.com to look back on the founding of world football’s governing body in the latest edition of Video of the Week. Join us on a journey through time as we go back to Paris, where Dutchman Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschmann and Frenchman Robert Guerin were instrumental in founding FIFA.
Which national football associations were among the founding members? Who were the first people responsible for running FIFA? And what were the aims of the world football body in the early 20th century? A click on the video above will provide all the answers! Enjoy!