Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
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FIFA, otherwise known as the Federation Internationale de Football Association, is the world’s top soccer governing body. Founded in May 21,1904 in Paris, France, FIFA is responsible for supervising international competitions (such as the World Cup) and safeguarding the sport against negative imagery and its rules against abuse. Now based in Zurich, Switzerland, FIFA implements development programs to promote soccer throughout the world.
To date, FIFA has 203 member national associations. Helping FIFA in coordinating with the various national associations are six trusted confederations scattered all over the world. These include the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF), Football Confederation (in North and Central America and the Caribbean), Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol or CONMEBOL (in South America), Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), and Oceania Football Conference (OFC).