About FIFA

What we do

FIFA exists to govern football and to develop the game around the world. Since 2016, the organisation has been fast evolving into a body that can more effectively serve our game for the benefit of the entire world.

The new FIFA is modernising football to be global, accessible and inclusive in all aspects. Not just on one or two continents, but everywhere.

Under our vision to make football truly global, we will help develop football everywhere so that there are at least 50 national teams and 50 clubs from all continents that can compete at a top competitive level.

Latest FIFA News

FIFA is working on a wide range of topics from improving the Women's game, developing football around the world to ensuring better football governance structures


NASSAU, BAHAMAS - MAY 04: Referee Gionni Matticoli reacts during the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 quarter final match between Winner Group A and Runner Up Group B at Bahamas Beach Stadium on May 4, 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™

Referees appointed for Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 31:   FIFA Women's World Cup trophy is displayed during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023 Host Cities Announcement at the FIFA on March 31, 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/FIFA)

FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™

FIFA announces collaboration with Australian and New Zealand Human Rights Commissions

COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY - NOVEMBER 24: Players of New Zealand celebrate the victory after the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 quarter final match between Spain and Korea DPR at Estadio Profesor Alberto Suppici on November 24, 2018 in Colonia, Uruguay. (Photo by Buda Mendes - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Women's Football

Infantino: New OFC women's football strategy is historic

UAE assistant referee Amal Jamal in action

Women's Football

Amal Jamal breaks ground in Emirati officiating

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JULY 13: Doping test during the FIFA U-20 World Cup 3rd/4th Place Playoff match between Ghana and Iraq at the Ali Sami Yen Arena on July 13, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Jamie McDonald - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)


FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctions Russian players for anti-doping violations

LUTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: A television camera operator films the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Luton Town and Manchester United at Kenilworth Road on September 22, 2020 in Luton, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

New World TV awarded pay-TV rights


Gianni Infantino


Since his election at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress on 26 February 2016, Gianni Infantino has focused his presidency on repositioning FIFA as a credible, trustworthy, modern, professional and accountable organisation.

The Vision 2020-2023

The Vision 2020-2023 is a pledge not only to FIFA’s member associations, but to everyone who loves football.

Legal & Compliance

As world football’s governing body, FIFA is firmly committed to the principles of the rule of law, good governance and transparency

Member Associations

With 211 affiliated associations, FIFA supports them financially and logistically through various programmes.


FIFA was founded in Paris on 21 May 1904, with a view to organising the world's most popular sport. The foundation act was signed by representatives from France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland that day.

Official documents

From archived financial reports to published circulars, on subjects as diverse at the Laws of the Game, the regulations of each and every FIFA tournament, technical reports or even security regulations


The Commercial team brings experience and expertise in sports business adding value to the FIFA event experience for all stakeholders and help the organisation's mission to grow the game worldwide.