The 211 member associations of FIFA are the backbone of world football. In order to fulfill their national mandate to organize and develop football countrywide, the solidity and sustainability of their governance structures are the first priority. FIFA supports the members in the revision and adaptation of these structures.  


An association’s statutes are the foundational document on which all governing processes are built on. As such, FIFA promotes the adoption of statutes aligned with the FIFA Standard Statutes, a template for the national governance of football, and provides expert support in the process of this adoption by the association’s leadership.

Electoral monitoring

In certain identified cases, FIFA provides support for the running of an association’s presidential elections, and can decide to oversee the process entirely (for example, if an association’s statutes are problematical, if power struggles are taking place, or if there is a risk for third-party interferences).