Football Development

FIFA Forward Programme

FIFA Forward 2.0 Increases Investment

FIFA Forward 2.0 Increases Investment

9 Mar 2022

What is it?

A "step change" for global football development and the way we share the success of the FIFA World Cup™ with our member associations, but also one of the most prominent sports development programmes

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

  • more investment

  • more impact

  • more oversight

The aim is to improve the way we develop and support football across the globe so that football can reach its potential in every single country, and everyone who wants to take part can do so without barriers.


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.

Discover more
Find out about FIFA Forward's background and proposition.
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The core principles
Find out more about the FIFA Forward core principles.
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Programme history
Explore the history of the FIFA Forward Programme since the first edition in 2016.