About FIFA

What we do

FIFA exists to govern football and to develop the game around the world. Since 2016, the organisation has been fast evolving into a body that can more effectively serve our game for the benefit of the entire world.

The new FIFA is modernising football to be global, accessible and inclusive in all aspects. Not just on one or two continents, but everywhere.

Under our vision to make football truly global, we will help develop football everywhere so that there are at least 50 national teams and 50 clubs from all continents that can compete at a top competitive level.


Gianni Infantino

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Since his election at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress on 26 February 2016, Gianni Infantino has focused his presidency on repositioning FIFA as a credible, trustworthy, modern, professional and accountable organisation.

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The Vision 2020-2023

The Vision 2020-2023 is a pledge not only to FIFA’s member associations, but to everyone who loves football.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 25: A FIFA logo seen near the headquarter Home of FIFA ahead of tomorrow's Extraordinary FIFA Congress to elect a new FIFA President at Hallenstadion on February 25, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Legal & Compliance

As world football’s governing body, FIFA is firmly committed to the principles of the rule of law, good governance and transparency

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 13:  Flag of the FIFA member associations during the 66th FIFA Congress at Centro Banamex on May 13, 2016 in Mexico City.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Member Associations

With 211 affiliated associations, FIFA supports them financially and logistically through various programmes.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 15: A view down the tunnel where the matchball can be seen sitting ready prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Portugal and Spain at Fisht Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA was founded in Paris on 21 May 1904, with a view to organising the world's most popular sport. The foundation act was signed by representatives from France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland that day.

Official documents

From archived financial reports to published circulars, on subjects as diverse at the Laws of the Game, the regulations of each and every FIFA tournament, technical reports or even security regulations

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: A general view is seen during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The Commercial team brings experience and expertise in sports business adding value to the FIFA event experience for all stakeholders and help the organisation's mission to grow the game worldwide.