FIFA’s statutory objective is to improve the game constantly and promote it globally. This involves enhancing the football development landscape so that it has a positive impact around the globe, across all disciplines – whether men’s football, women’s football, youth football, futsal or beach soccer.
A. PROMOTE GOOD GOVERNANCE
Good governance is a prerequisite for the development of the game. Following the progress made by FIFA with the implementation of its own reforms, the organisation should keep promoting good governance principles across its member associations, providing ongoing support and working efficiently together.
B. ENHANCE GLOBAL PRESENCE
FIFA should work towards geographical proximity with its member associations by strengthening its regional offices. It is also key for the organisation to ensure frequent interactions with its stakeholders, for example, through the provision of tailored services, the organisation of administrative and educational visits or other on-site activities.
C. PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOOTBALL INFRASTRUCTURE
Football infrastructure is often the heart of a football community. FIFA should promote its development globally by making solid and sustainable investments to ensure that every member association can benefit from at least one top stadium compliant with FIFA standards, as well as additional training facilities, pitches and small stadiums. Being mindful of environmental concerns, FIFA should also ensure that all Forward-funded infrastructure meet baseline sustainability standards.
D. STRENGTHEN COMPETENCES OF FOOTBALL PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE
Football administration plays a crucial role in the growth of the game, and FIFA will continue to create the conditions for the further professionalisation of its member associations and their staff through dedicated capacity-building programmes. FIFA should also focus on training football professionals from around the world by strengthening its academic network and promoting tailored educational programmes.