What Does Fifa Stand For

July 17, 2011 by staff 

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The Federation Internationale de Football Association (French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association), commonly known by the acronym FIFA is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. It is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and its current president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth consecutive term. FIFA is responsible for organizing and managing major international football tournaments, especially the World Cup, held since 1930. Nineteen editions of the FIFA World Cup have been held so far. The next edition will be held in Brazil in 2014.

FIFA has 208 member associations, three more than the International Olympic Committee and five less than the International Association of Athletics Federations: not all members are sovereign states.

The need for a single body to oversee the game became apparent early in the 20th century with the growing popularity of international matches. FIFA was founded in Paris on May 21, 1904, the French name and acronym remain, even outside French-speaking countries. The founding members were the national associations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain (represented by the Madrid Football Club, the Spanish federation was not established until 1913), Sweden and Switzerland. Also that day, the German Association declared its intention to join through a telegram.

The first president was Robert Guérin Cup. Guerin was replaced in 1906 by Daniel Burley Woolfall of England, then a member association. The first tournament of the FIFA staged the football competition of the 1908 Olympics in London, was more successful than its predecessors Olympics, despite the presence of professional footballers, contrary to the founding principles of FIFA.

Members of FIFA expanded beyond Europe with the implementation of South Africa in 1908, Argentina and Chile in 1912, and Canada and the United States in 1913.

During the First World War, with many players sent off to war and the possibility of traveling to international matches very limited, there are few international games, and organizational survival was in doubt. After the war, after the death of Woolfall, the organization was headed by Dutchman Carl Hirschmann. He was saved from extinction, but at the cost of the withdrawal of the Home Nations (UK), citing a lack of willingness to participate in international competitions with their recent World War enemies. The house later resumed Nations members.

The FIFA collection is held by the National Football Museum in England.

FIFA is an association incorporated under the laws of Switzerland. It is headquartered in Zurich.

FIFA is the supreme FIFA Congress, an assembly of representatives from each affiliated member association. Congress meets in ordinary session once a year and also the special sessions have been held every year since 1998. Only Congress can approve changes to the statutes of FIFA.

The Congress elects the FIFA President, the Secretary General and other members of the FIFA Executive Committee. The President and Secretary General are the top officials of FIFA, and are responsible for daily administration, carried out by the General Secretariat, with its staff of approximately 280 members.

FIFA Executive Committee, chaired by the President, is the main decision making body of the organization in the intervals of Congress. Worldwide organizational structure of FIFA is also composed of several other agencies under the authority of the Executive Committee or created by Congress as Standing Committees. Among the bodies are the Finance Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Referees Committee, etc.

Beside its institutions worldwide (Chair, Executive Committee, Congress, etc) there are six confederations recognized by FIFA, which oversees gambling in the different continents and regions. National associations, and the continental confederations, are members of FIFA. The continental Confederations are provided for in the statutes of FIFA, a confederation membership is a prerequisite for membership of FIFA.

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