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FIFA

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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The Union des Associations Européennes de Football

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FIFA

Football Is For All

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Fertiliser Industry Federation of Australia

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Forget Irish Football Altogether

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Faking Injuries For Attention

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Federal International Football Association

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FIFA

Football Is Freaking Awesome

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International Federation Association of Football

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Fairplay In Football Administration

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Forgeting Informational Facts About ....

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Fertilizer Industry Federation of Australia

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Festival international du film sur l'art

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Football Is Funding Athletics

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Fat Institution Filling Association

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Federation International Football Association

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for A International Federation of Association

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Farcical International Football Ajudication

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fun is fantastic AHHH

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Falcon Inventory Fulfillment Assure

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Football Involving Fraudulent Afairs

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Football Is Freaking Amazing

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Federation Internationale Football Association

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Federation International De Football Association

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French for International Federation of Association

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What does FIFA mean?

FIFA
FIFA ( French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association, English: International Federation of Association Football, Spanish: Federación Internacional de Fútbol Asociación; German: Internationaler Verband des Association Fußball) is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal and beach soccer. It is the highest governing body of football. FIFA was founded in 1904 to oversee international competition among the national associations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Headquartered in Zürich, its membership now comprises 211 national associations. These national associations must each also be members of one of the six regional confederations into which the world is divided: Africa, Asia, Europe, North & Central America and the Caribbean, Oceania, and South America. Today, FIFA outlines a number of objectives in the organizational Statutes, including growing football internationally, providing efforts to ensure football is accessible to everyone, and advocating for integrity and fair play. FIFA is responsible for the organization and promotion of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991. Although FIFA does not solely set the rules of football, that being the responsibility of the International Football Association Board of which FIFA is a member, it applies and enforces the rules across all FIFA competitions. All FIFA tournaments generate revenue from sponsorship; in 2018, FIFA had revenues of over US $4.6 billion, ending the 2015–2018 cycle with a net positive of US$1.2 billion, and had cash reserves of over US$2.7 billion.Reports by investigative journalists have linked FIFA leadership with corruption, bribery, and vote-rigging related to the election of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the organization's decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively. These allegations led to the indictments of nine high-ranking FIFA officials and five corporate executives by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges including racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering. On 27 May 2015, several of these officials were arrested by Swiss authorities, who were launching a simultaneous but separate criminal investigation into how the organization awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Those among these officials who were also indicted in the U.S. are expected to be extradited to face charges there as well. Many officials were suspended by FIFA's ethics committee including Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini. In early 2017 reports became public about FIFA president Gianni Infantino attempting to prevent the re-elections of both chairmen of the ethics committee, Cornel Borbély and Hans-Joachim Eckert, during the FIFA congress in May 2017. On 9 May 2017, following Infantino's proposal, FIFA Council decided not to renew the mandates of Borbély and Eckert. Together with the chairmen, 11 of 13 committee members were removed.

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  • Koorosh Salimian
    Koorosh Salimian
    football is freakin ausome
    LikeReplyReport 15 years ago
  • Chris Vdb
    Chris Vdb
    ferg international foolonsgating asabouwwakew
    LikeReplyReport5 years ago
  • Rick Roden
    Rick Roden
    AM RICK AND AM GLAD 2 B SO
    LikeReplyReport5 years ago
  • Shamar Knight
    Shamar Knight
    k
    LikeReplyReport 16 years ago
  • Ferdinand Ofori Atta
    Ferdinand Ofori Atta
    Hihihihi
    LikeReplyReport7 years ago
  • Rana Bns
    Rana Bns
    Hihihihi
    LikeReplyReport 17 years ago
  • Kiesha Gillespie
    Kiesha Gillespie
    helpful
    LikeReplyReport 27 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      Thank you! We're always glad to help :)
      LikeReplyReport7 years ago
  • Joseph Wilson
    Joseph Wilson
    fedaration internatioal fotbal asccosian is prope name
    LikeReplyReport 27 years ago
  • Hari Dev Green Child
    Hari Dev Green Child
    thank you ...
    LikeReplyReport 27 years ago
    • STANDS4
      STANDS4
      You're very welcome :)
      LikeReplyReport7 years ago
  • Jordan Hill
    Jordan Hill
    football is for athletes
    LikeReplyReport 17 years ago
  • 小松健司
    小松健司
    Football Is Funding Athletics
    F●●king Informal Fee Assemblers
    LikeReplyReport 27 years ago
  • Zeeshan Akbar Kureshy
    Zeeshan Akbar Kureshy
    Federation international fotball association.
    LikeReplyReport 47 years ago
  • Syed Anns Gardazi
    Syed Anns Gardazi
    Federation international fotball association.
    LikeReplyReport 47 years ago
  • Ahmed Mohamud Warsame
    Ahmed Mohamud Warsame
    gg
    LikeReplyReport8 years ago
  • Malay Mitra
    Malay Mitra
    FIFA -- FOOTBALL IS FOR ALL
    LikeReplyReport 38 years ago
  • Olamilekan Ibroheem Tefu
    Olamilekan Ibroheem Tefu
    Footbal international federation association...
    LikeReplyReport 28 years ago
  • Zulkifli Maarof
    Zulkifli Maarof
    FASTING IS FOR ALLAH
    LikeReplyReport 28 years ago

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