FIFA

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA in French/English: International Federation of Association Football) is the governing body of association soccer, futsal, and beach soccer. FIFA is responsible for the organization of major international soccer tournaments, notably the World Cup and the Women's World Cup, and their promotion which produce revenue from sponsors. However, FIFA does not control the rules of soccer (that is the responsibility of the International Football Association Board).

FIFA was founded in 1904 to supervise international competitions among Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The headquarters are in Zürich, Switzerland, and its membership now has 209 national associations. Member countries must also be a part of one of the six regional confederations in the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, North & Central America and the Caribbean, Oceania, and South America.


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