10 Facts about FIFA

Why don’t you check the following Facts about FIFA to know about the international governing body of beach soccer, futsal and football? FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association.  In English, it is translated as International Federation of Association Football. The major international tournaments will be managed by FIFA as the official governing body. Since 1930 and 1991, FIFA had managed World Cup and Women’s World Cup respectively. Let us get other impressive facts about FIFA below:

Facts about FIFA 1: the establishment

In 1904, FIFA was established to supervise the international competition, which took place among countries like Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Sweden.

Facts about FIFA

Facts about FIFA

Facts about FIFA 2: the base of FIFA

The base of FIFA is located in Zurich.  The national association, which becomes the members of FIFA, is 121 members.

Facts about FIFA 3: regional confederations

The six regional confederations will be applied by FIFA to divide the member countries of South America, Ocean, Caribbean, North & Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

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FIFA Map

FIFA Map

Facts about FIFA 4: the rules of football

The rules of football are not controlled by FIFA. The International Football Association Board is the one responsible for the rules of football. The responsibility of FIFA is related to the promotion, sponsorship, and organization of the football tournaments.

Facts about FIFA 5: the revenue of FIFA

Can you guess the revenue earned by FIFA in 2013? It collected more than 1.3 billion dollar. The net profit was 72 million. The cash reserves of FIFA reached 1.4 billion US dollars.

Facts about FIFA 6: journalists

The journalists found out that FIFA was filled with bribery, corruption and vote rigging related to the selection for Russia and Qatar to host 2018 and 2022 World Cup respectively. The negative issue was also related to the election of Sepp Blatter as the president of FIFA.

Facts about FIFA 7: the allegations

The United States Department of Justice indicted five corporate executive and nine high profile FIFA officials for money laundering, wire fraud and racketeering.

FIFA Image

FIFA Image

Facts about FIFA 8: Swiss authorities

Swiss authorities conducted an independent investigation related to the allegation. They arrested some of the FIFA officials on May 27th, 2015.

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Facts about FIFA 9: the respond of ethics committee

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter were suspended by the ethics committee of FIFA along with other officials involved in the allegations.

FIFA Pic

FIFA Pic

Facts about FIFA 10: the awards

FIFA Ballon d’Or is awarded for the top men’s player according to FIFA. The top female will be awarded with FIFA World Player of the Year.

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