Football Development


Maximise our impact on global football development

FIFA’s statutory objective is to improve the game constantly and promote it globally. In the first implementation phase in 2020-2023, the organisation worked towards achieving a greater geographical proximity to its member associations (MAs). It also laid building blocks for further growth through reinforced governance structures and the development of professionals and systems operating within them. FIFA's Strategic Objectives 2024-27, Goal 5, will continue this work.

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Impact map

The FIFA Forward interactive map allows a 360-degree overview of FIFA’s development programme. The map offers a window on the world’s largest sports development programme, with more than 1,400 tailor-made development projects implemented so far.


FIFA Forward Programme

FIFA Forward is built to provide 360-degree, tailor-made support for football development in each of our member associations and the six confederations.

FIFA Connect

The FIFA Connect Programme helps member associations (MAs) register all their stakeholders in a systematic way and keep track of players, coaches and referees – wherever they are in the world.