According to FIFA”The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 209 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football. FIFA employs some 310 people from over 35 nations and is composed of a Congress (legislative body), Executive Committee (executive body), General Secretariat (administrative body) and committees (assisting the Executive Committee).”It is a is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.
FIFA’s motto is “For the Game.For the World”.It was formed on 21st may,1904 i.e. 110 years ago(according to 2014).Type of this organisation is ” Federation of national associations”.Its headquarters is situated at Zurich,Switzerland( Coordinates: 47°22′53″N 8°34′28″E)with English, French, German, Spanish as their official language.It has 209 member associations.The president of FIFA is Sepp Blatter and Vice presidents are Jim Boyce, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein.Official website: www.fifa.com
Besides its worldwide institutions (presidency, Executive Committee, Congress, etc.) there are six confederations recognised by FIFA which oversee the game in the different continents and regions of the world. National associations, and not the continental confederations, are members of FIFA. The continental confederations are provided for in FIFA’s statutes, and membership of a confederation is a prerequisite to FIFA membership.
These six confederations are:
1.AFC – Asian Football Confederation
2. CAF – Confederation of African Football
3. CONCACAF – Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football
4. CONMEBOL – Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol
5. OFC – Oceania Football Confederation
6.UEFA – Union of European Football Associations
These different confederations organize their own competitions and FIFA every 4 years organize world cup comprising these six confederations.
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