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Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Motto For the Game. For the World
Formation May 21, 1904
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Zürich, Switzerland
Membership 208 national associations
Official languages English, French, German, Spanish,[1]
President Sepp Blatter
Website www.fifa.com
.The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by its acronym, FIFA (usual English pronunciation: /ˈfiːfə/), is the international governing body of association football.^ The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is world football’s governing body and as such is responsible for many aspects of the game, ranging from publishing the Laws of the Game to organising major international tournaments like the FIFA World Cup™.
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^ Law 2 of the Laws of the Game requires that the footballs used in FIFA matches and international matches organised by the confederations meet minimum quality standards.
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^ FIFA 10 is an all-around winner, and one of the greatest virtual translations of association football to ever grace videogame consoles.
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.Its headquarters are located in Zürich, Switzerland, and its current president is Sepp Blatter.^ Joseph S. Blatter (Sepp Blatter) is the current FIFA president, and is known for his ego and his brash, outspoken demeanor.
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^ (This meeting is separate from the extraordinary meeting of the FIFA executive committee called by Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, to discuss a match-fixing investigation and other matters.

FIFA is responsible for the organization and governance of football's major international tournaments, most notably the FIFA World Cup, held since 1930.
.FIFA has 208 member associations, which is 16 more than the United Nations and three more than the International Olympic Committee, though five fewer than the International Association of Athletics Federations.^ Overall, the tournament was a huge success, proving without doubt that South Africa is more than capable of hosting international events.
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^ Owen Gibson: Rival bidders have been seeking to impress the Fifa executive committee members who will decide the 2018 and 2022 hosts Continue reading...
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^ FIFA has provisionally suspended Iraq from international soccer for one year due to a government decision to disband the sport's national organizing association.
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Contents

History

.The need for a single body to oversee the worldwide game became apparent at the beginning of the 20th century with the increasing popularity of international fixtures.^ However, such was the increasing popularity of the game that, on 26th October 1863, 11 teams got together to form the Football Association and develop a set of uniform rules.
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^ And as the game spread fast in the latter part of the 19th century, leagues were formed and the need for equipment, the ball in particular, became ever greater.
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^ As the game increased dramatically and globally in popularity so the nature of manufacturing began to change also.
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.FIFA was founded in Paris on 21 May 1904; the French name and acronym remain, even outside French-speaking countries.^ FIFA was founded in 1904 by seven associations representing Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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Its first president was Robert Guérin.
.FIFA presided over its first international competition in 1906, but this met with little approval or success.^ FIFA’s participation has been crucial to the success of the Sialkot programme and its financial support for the first two phases of the initiative totalled USD 1.1 million.
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^ Kenya have been handed an indefinite suspension from international competition by football's world governing body FIFA, officials announced on Wednesday.
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^ Microchip technology is to be used in football for the first time to decide whether the ball has crossed the line, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced on Saturday.
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This, in combination with economic factors, led to the swift replacement of Guérin with Daniel Burley Woolfall from England, by now a member association. The next tournament staged, the football competition for the 1908 Olympics in London was more successful, despite the presence of professional footballers, contrary to the founding principles of FIFA.
Membership of FIFA expanded beyond Europe with the application of South Africa in 1908, Argentina and Chile in 1912, and Canada and the United States in 1913.
.FIFA, however, foundered during World War I, with many players sent off to war and the possibility of travel for international fixtures severely limited.^ In the least unexpected award of the holiday season, Lionel Messi was named FIFA’s World Player of the Year on Monday at a gala reception in Zurich.

^ Once you have your player sent off, you must then win the current match.

^ Gameplay will change dynamically as the performance of players and football teams in the real world experience the highs and lows during their campaigns.

Post-war, following the death of Woolfall, the organisation was run by Dutchman Carl Hirschmann. .It was saved from extinction, but at the cost of the withdrawal of the Home Nations (of the United Kingdom), who cited an unwillingness to participate in international competitions with their recent World War enemies.^ He was an online editor on the A.P.’s national desk and was the world news editor for the Washington Post’s Web site, where he also covered politics and edited the site’s home page.

^ By JACK BELL Chicago is the home of the United States Soccer Federation , but apparently not its kind of town when it comes to potential sites for the 2018 or the 2022 World Cup.

^ The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods is hereby excluded from application to these Terms and Conditions.
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The Home Nations later resumed their membership.
.The FIFA collection is held by the National Football Museum in England.^ FIFA said Tuesday it plans to launch a beach football World Cup, with the first edition of the tournament likely to be held in Brazil in May.
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^ African countries are looking to profit from another change to the FIFA statutes, one which has further eased restrictions on players seeking to switch footballing nationality.
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^ Illustration courtesy of the National Football Museum, Preston, UK .
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Structure

Map of the World with the six confederations.
.FIFA is an association established under the Laws of Switzerland.^ FIFA was founded in 1904 by seven associations representing Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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Its headquarters are in Zürich.
.FIFA's supreme body is the FIFA Congress, an assembly made up of representatives from each affiliated member association.^ FIFA was founded in 1904 by seven associations representing Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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^ World governing body FIFA said on Thursday that it has provisionally and conditionally lifted its year-long suspension of Iraq's football association.
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^ FIFA 2010 has outdone its predecessor and taken up the mantle of the greatest soccer game ever made.
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.The Congress assembles in ordinary session once every year and, additionally, extraordinary sessions have been held once a year since 1998. Only the Congress can pass changes to FIFA's statutes.^ By JEFFREY MARCUS Walter Bieri/European Pressphoto Agency Lionel Messi is the first Argentine player to win the FIFA World Player of the Year award and only the second finalist since Gabriel Batistuta in 1999.

^ Messi, the Barcelona and Argentina talisman, adds the FIFA award to an already impressive haul of trophies for a player still only 22 years old.

^ Fifa 08 I normally buy a football game once a year so this time i decided to revert to back to FIFA after two years of Pro Evo purely because i felt like a change I don't own...
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.Congress elects the President of FIFA, its General Secretary and the other members of FIFA's Executive Committee.^ (This meeting is separate from the extraordinary meeting of the FIFA executive committee called by Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, to discuss a match-fixing investigation and other matters.

The President and General Secretary are the main officeholders of FIFA, and are in charge of its daily administration, carried out by the General Secretariat, with its staff of approximately 280 members.
.FIFA's Executive Committee, chaired by the President, is the main decision-making body of the organization in the intervals of Congress.^ (This meeting is separate from the extraordinary meeting of the FIFA executive committee called by Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, to discuss a match-fixing investigation and other matters.

^ The FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee , which meets Wednesday, two days ahead of the draw, will determine the seeding and the rules for the draw.

FIFA's worldwide organisational structure also consists of several other bodies, under authority of the Executive Committee or created by Congress as standing committees. Among those bodies are the Finance Committee, the Disciplinary Committee, the Referees Committee, etc.
.Aside from its worldwide institutions (presidency, Executive Committee, Congress, etc.^ (This meeting is separate from the extraordinary meeting of the FIFA executive committee called by Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, to discuss a match-fixing investigation and other matters.

) there are confederations recognised by .FIFA which oversee the game in the different continents and regions of the world.^ This time they unveils new Adidas Live Season for FIFA 09 that will dynamically update player form in-game to mirror real world performance.

^ The FIFA Quality Concept for Footballs contributes towards FIFA’s corporate mission to “Develop the game, touch the world, build a better future”.
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^ GAMES: FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup FIFA 07 FIFA Soccer 08 FIFA Soccer 09 .
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.National associations, and not the continental confederations, are members of FIFA. The continental confederations are provided for in FIFA's statutes.^ It now boasts over 200 member associations, divided between six continental confederations: Asia (AFC), Africa (CAF), Europe (UEFA), Oceania (OFC), North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and South America (CONMEBOL).
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National associations must claim membership to both FIFA and the confederation in which their nation is geographically resident for their teams to qualify for entry to FIFA's competitions (with a few geographic exceptions listed below):
     AFC – Asian Football Confederation in Asia and Australia
     CAF – Confédération Africaine de Football in Africa
     CONCACAF – Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football in North America and Central America
     CONMEBOL – Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol in South America
     OFC – Oceania Football Confederation in Oceania
     .UEFA – L'Union Européenne de Football Association in Europe.^ UEFA (Union of European Football Association) more...
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.Nations straddling the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia have generally had their choice of confederation.^ It now boasts over 200 member associations, divided between six continental confederations: Asia (AFC), Africa (CAF), Europe (UEFA), Oceania (OFC), North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and South America (CONMEBOL).
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As a result, a number of transcontinental nations including Russia, Turkey, Cyprus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia have chosen to become part of UEFA despite the bulk of their land area being in Asia. .Israel, although lying entirely within Asia, joined UEFA in 1994, after decades of its football teams being boycotted by many AFC countries.^ This is probably the most significant date in the history of the game and is why the FA has the honour of being the only football association in the world which does not have its country’s name in its title.
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Kazakhstan moved from the AFC to UEFA in 2002. Australia was the latest to move from the OFC to AFC in January 2006.
Guyana and Suriname have always been CONCACAF members despite being South American countries.
.In total, FIFA recognises 208 national associations and their associated men's national teams as well as 129 women's national teams; see the list of national football teams and their respective country codes.^ A major breakthrough in football manufacture came in the 1960s with the first totally-synthetic football seeing the light of day.
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^ Various football models have been evaluated together with some of the best national teams in the world.
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^ FIFA 10 is an all-around winner, and one of the greatest virtual translations of association football to ever grace videogame consoles.
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.Curiously, FIFA has more member states than the United Nations, as FIFA recognises several non-sovereign entities as distinct nations, most notably the four Home Nations within the United Kingdom.^ The Next Generation of FIFA Powered by the third generation of the EA Sports' soccer engine, FIFA 09 features more than 250 core gameplay additions and enhancements that deliver the most responsive, intelligent and realistic action ever for the series.
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^ He has played, coached and written about soccer for more than 40 years, and is the father of two soccer-playing teenagers who are dedicated fans of Manchester United, Ronaldinho and the U.S. national teams.

^ It is as you might expect: marginally better than FIFA 09 in several key areas.
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.The FIFA World Rankings are updated monthly and rank each team based on their performance in international competitions, qualifiers, and friendly matches.^ In the past, the committee used a team’s performances in previous World Cup tournaments, combined with its FIFA world ranking, to determine seeds.

^ In 2002, performance in the previous three World Cups (weighted) and three years of FIFA rankings were used.

^ Formula for FIFA World Rankings (pdf) History of World Cup Seeding (pdf) .

.There is also a world ranking for women's football, updated four times a year.^ The Disadvantages of Leather Whilst anyone who has played with a leather football would say that, at the time, there was nothing like the feel of a brand new leather ball.
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^ Blatter has grown concerned about how the unfilled stadiums look on international television a year before the World Cup comes to Africa for the first time.

^ Me winning the title for a fourth time means a lot for women’s football in Brazil too.” .

Recognitions and awards

.FIFA awards, each year, the title of FIFA World Player of the Year to the top men's and women's players of the year, as part of its annual awards ceremony which also recognises team and international football achievements.^ Since its launch at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali, the “Red Card to Child Labour” campaign has been a part of many international football tournaments.
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^ For this achievement, you will have to complete a team collection including eleven different players, the home kit, the away kit and the teams badge.

^ This year's Fifa is something special and by far the greatest Football game ever made.

.In 1994 FIFA published the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team.^ In the past, the committee used a team’s performances in previous World Cup tournaments, combined with its FIFA world ranking, to determine seeds.

^ Manage Asian and African national teams in world cups vivek19789 .
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^ FIFA Rankings May Not Play Major Role in World Cup Seedings .

.In 2002 FIFA announced the FIFA Dream Team, an all-time all-star team chosen by fans in a poll.^ FIFA 10 Shifts 4.5 Million Units, Gets New Mode News EA announces a new game mode for FIFA 10 called Ultimate Team, alongside sales of 4.5 million copies so far...

^ EA announces a new game mode for FIFA 10 called Ultimate Team, alongside sales of 4.5 million copies so far...

^ EA announces that FIFA 10 will be arriving on October 2nd across all formats...

As part of its centennial celebrations in 2004, FIFA organised a "Match of the Century" between France and Brazil

Governance and game development

Laws of the Game

.The laws that govern football, known officially as the Laws of the Game, are not solely the responsibility of FIFA; they are maintained by a body called the International Football Association Board (IFAB).^ FIFA 10 is a great football game.
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^ The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is world football’s governing body and as such is responsible for many aspects of the game, ranging from publishing the Laws of the Game to organising major international tournaments like the FIFA World Cup™.
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^ The FIFA Quality Concept tests are used to assess footballs under laboratory conditions, subjecting them to even tougher conditions than they will probably ever endure during a normal game.
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.FIFA has members on its board (four representatives); the other four are provided by the football associations of the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, in recognition of their contribution to the creation and history of the game.^ And, maybe, the best football game ever created.
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^ FIFA game history (1995-1997 versions) FIFA game history (1993) Sit and watch FIFA 08 Some more hopes about FIFA 2008 Football melodies Customization.

^ The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is world football’s governing body and as such is responsible for many aspects of the game, ranging from publishing the Laws of the Game to organising major international tournaments like the FIFA World Cup™.
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.Changes to the Laws of the Game must be agreed by at least six of the eight delegates.^ You must have played at least six matches to be able to purchase a silver pack.

^ If you do not agree to these changes, you must cancel your Wii Network Service in accordance with this agreement.
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Discipline of national associations

.FIFA frequently takes active roles in the running of the sport and developing the game around the world.^ Moreover, since entering into a partnership with the World Federation for the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), FIFA has taken an active part in the WFSGI’s programmes to eradicate child labour, particularly in Pakistan.
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^ It was really only the development of the bouncing ball and the sheer fun of kicking it in a wide variety of ways which has made football the world’s most popular and successful game .
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^ This is undoubtedly the best FIFA game ever made, and by far the most accurate virtual depiction of this magical sport.
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.One of its unique policies is to suspend teams and associated members from international competition when a government interferes in the running of FIFA's associate member organisations or if the associate is not functioning properly.^ Member association competitions may require the use of balls bearing any one of the official designations.
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^ Law 2 of the Laws of the Game requires that the footballs used in FIFA matches and international matches organised by the confederations meet minimum quality standards.
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^ The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is world football’s governing body and as such is responsible for many aspects of the game, ranging from publishing the Laws of the Game to organising major international tournaments like the FIFA World Cup™.
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A recent high-profile suspension was of the Greek Football Federation for political interference.[2] .Another recent suspension was on the Kenya Football Federation because it was not running the game in Kenya properly[3] and also of Iraq.^ Here in the states, FIFA was always the benchmark for football/soccer games, and it never let down because the games were great and had the whole football/soccer experience.
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^ The game is not only about football players but especially who is watching us because they made the sport what it is today.

.A 2007 FIFA ruling that a player can be registered with a maximum of three clubs, and appear in official matches for a maximum of two, in a year measured from July 1 to June 30 has led to controversy, especially in those countries whose seasons cross that date barrier, as in the case of two former Ireland internationals.^ In the least unexpected award of the holiday season, Lionel Messi was named FIFA’s World Player of the Year on Monday at a gala reception in Zurich.

^ Three new innovations revealed today at E3 have been developed to change the player control experience in FIFA Soccer 10.
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^ In 1857, Sheffield Wednesday, the first football club that was not allied to a school or university, was formed and it, too, developed its own set of rules which included the strange fact that players had to wear coloured caps to identify the two teams.
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.As a direct result of this controversy, FIFA modified this ruling the following year to accommodate transfers between leagues with out-of-phase seasons.^ To enable the live season, follow these steps: Main Menu> Adidas Live Season Adidas Live Season > League Selection From here pick any league you want.

The Iraq national team was suspended in May 2008, due to government interference with independent national sports authorities.[4] .However the decision was overturned by FIFA on May 29, 2008, since the Iraqi government reversed its earlier decision in dissolving the Iraq Football Association.^ The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is world football’s governing body and as such is responsible for many aspects of the game, ranging from publishing the Laws of the Game to organising major international tournaments like the FIFA World Cup™.
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^ FIFA 10 is an all-around winner, and one of the greatest virtual translations of association football to ever grace videogame consoles.
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^ However, such was the increasing popularity of the game that, on 26th October 1863, 11 teams got together to form the Football Association and develop a set of uniform rules.
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[5]

FIFA altitude ban

La Paz, Bolivia. 3,600 m (12,000 ft) above sea level
.FIFA attempted to address the issue of extreme altitude in May 2007, ruling that no future international matches could be played at an altitude over 2500 m (8200 ft).^ Law 2 of the Laws of the Game requires that the footballs used in FIFA matches and international matches organised by the confederations meet minimum quality standards.
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^ But, at this point, teams began to get together to try and form some kind of universal rules so that the different teams could actually play each other, too.
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^ As an international sports federation, FIFA has neither the experience nor the means to solve this far-reaching issue unaided.
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[6]
.The FIFA altitude ban would most notably have affected the national teams of Andean countries.^ Tips for Online Tournaments - Team Chemistry is everything, play players in the correct positions, use the most common favourite formation and use players from the same country.

.Under this proposal, Bolivia would no longer be able to play international matches in La Paz (3,600 m), Ecuador would be unable to play in Quito (2,800 m), and Colombia could no longer play in Bogotá (2,640 m).^ Among the 10 nations that comprise the South American confederation, Conmebol, several — including Bolivia (La Paz, elevation 11,942 feet above sea level), Colombia (Bogotá, 8,661 feet) and Ecuador (Quito, 9,022 feet) — regularly play their home international matches at high altitude.

^ Competition matches under the auspices of the confederations are defined as all matches played in the context of continental competitions, including but not limited to: .
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^ By JACK BELL Juan Karita/Associated Press Bolivia’s team during a training session in La Paz on Tuesday.

However, FIFA soon backed away from the proposal after international condemnation,[7] and under political pressure from the CONMEBOL countries, first extending the maximum altitude to 2,800 m (9,190 ft) in June 2007, which made Bogotá and Quito viable international venues once again, and then waiving the restriction for La Paz in July 2007.[8]
.The ban was reintroduced in December 2007 by FIFA for matches 2,750 metres above sea level, unless players were allowed to acclimatize.^ The Chilean club Rangers had 3 points deducted for using one more foreign player than allowed in a league match on Nov.

[9] However, the ban was again suspended by FIFA in May 2008.[10]

Allegations of financial irregularities

In May 2006 British investigative reporter Andrew Jennings' book Foul! .The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote-Rigging and Ticket Scandals (Harper Collins) caused controversy within the football world by detailing an alleged international cash-for-contracts scandal following the collapse of FIFA's marketing partner ISL, and revealed how some football officials have been urged to secretly repay the sweeteners they received.^ Blatter has grown concerned about how the unfilled stadiums look on international television a year before the World Cup comes to Africa for the first time.

^ PT FIFA World Cup™ Tournaments World Football News Centre Classic Football The Club About FIFA Ball Evolution .
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^ Football World FIFA Soccer .
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The book also alleged that vote-rigging had occurred in the fight for Sepp Blatter's continued control of FIFA.
Shortly after the release of Foul! a BBC television exposé by Jennings and BBC producer Roger Corke for the BBC news programme Panorama was broadcast. .In this hour-long programme, screened on June 11, 2006, Jennings and the Panorama team submit that Sepp Blatter was being investigated by Swiss police over his role in a secret deal to repay more than £1m worth of bribes pocketed by football officials.^ For the next bit I seriously suggest a boosting partner, because its going to be hard winning genuinely with 11 created players against someone who will more than likely use one of the best teams on the game.

^ The matches were generally free-for-alls between dozens of men and probably bear more relation to modern rugby than to association football.
  • FIFA.com - Fussballfakten 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC de.footballs.fifa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All testimonies offered in the Panorama expose were provided through a disguised voice, appearance, or both, save one; Mel Brennan, formerly a lecturer at Towson University in the United States (and from 2001–2003 Head of Special Projects for CONCACAF, a liaison to the e-FIFA project and a FIFA World Cup delegate), became the first high-level football insider to go public with substantial allegations of greed, corruption, nonfeasance and malfeasance by CONCACAF and FIFA leadership.^ Feb 3, 2010 2010 FIFA World Cup .
  • EA SPORTS | Sports video games | Football, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Boxing, Tennis and Fitness 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.easports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here in the states, FIFA was always the benchmark for football/soccer games, and it never let down because the games were great and had the whole football/soccer experience.
  • Amazon.com: FIFA Soccer 09: Playstation 3: Video Games 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ What I had to go through to get any level of team/player realism with Winning Eleven on the PS2...
  • Amazon.com: FIFA Soccer 09: Playstation 3: Video Games 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

During the Panorama exposé, Brennan—the highest-level African-American in the history of world football governance—Jennings and many others exposed allegedly inappropriate allocations of money at CONCACAF, and drew connections between ostensible CONCACAF criminality and similar behaviours at FIFA. Brennan's book, The Apprentice: Tragicomic Times Among the Men Running—and Ruining—World Football is due out in 2010.
The exposure of these allegations have spawned many protest groups such as FIFA Reformation, a group on Facebook the social networking website, as well as S.A.V.E. Sport - the Sport Alternative Vision Endeavour - which advocates deep critique and challenge of current ways of organizing sport at the highests levels, as well as those organizations' claims of democratic practices.

FIFA Anthem

.Since the 1994 FIFA World Cup, like the UEFA Champions League, FIFA has adopted an anthem composed by the German composer Franz Lambert.^ Feb 3, 2010 2010 FIFA World Cup .
  • EA SPORTS | Sports video games | Football, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Boxing, Tennis and Fitness 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.easports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've been playing Fifa since Fifa 94'(yes, 1994) and this is best version to date.
  • Amazon.com: FIFA Soccer 09: Playstation 3: Video Games 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Everyone Can Play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ .
  • EA SPORTS | Sports video games | Football, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Boxing, Tennis and Fitness 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.easports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The FIFA Anthem or Hymn is played at the beginning of FIFA structured matches and tournaments such as international friendlies, the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Women's World Cup, FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA U-17 World Cup, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup, FIFA Futsal World Cup, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.^ Blake October 17, 2009 at 6:23 pm i have been playing the fifa 10 demo as well as the pes 10 demo for quite a while and fifa 10 is definetely better than pes 10.
  • FIFA 10 Gameplay Impressions | EPL Talk 11 January 2010 3:35 UTC www.epltalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Enter a match with 20 people in a Fifa 09 Clubs Match.

^ Win a FIFA 09 Clubs match with your club .

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FIFA structured tournaments

Men's Tournaments
Women's Tournaments

Sponsors

The following are the sponsors of FIFA:

Publication

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/federation/01/24/fifastatuten2009_e.pdf FIFA Statutes Aug 2009 see 8:1. Arabic, Russian and Portuguese are additional languages for the Congress. In case of dispute, English language documents are taken as authoritative.
  2. ^ BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Greece given suspension by Fifa
  3. ^ SI.com - Soccer - FIFA orders Kenya to adopt 18-team league - Saturday March 17, 2007 12:15PM
  4. ^ Soccer's FIFA Drops Iraq from Competition : NPR
  5. ^ Socceroos qualifier against Iraq to proceed, The Age, May 29, 2008.
  6. ^ "Focus on 57th FIFA Congress". FIFA. 2007-05-27. http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/bodies/news/newsid=527696.html. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
  7. ^ New York Sun: "FIFA's Altitude Ban Draws Fire From South America"
  8. ^ "Blatter will wave La Paz altitude ban". Sports Illustrated. 2007-07-06. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/soccer/07/06/bc.soc.fifa.altitudeban.ap/index.html. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  9. ^ "Approval for Refereeing Assistance Programme and upper altitude limit for FIFA competitions". FIFA. 2007-12-15. http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/releases/newsid=660747.html#approval+refereeing+assistance+programme+upper+altitude+limit+fifa+competitions. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  10. ^ "Unanimous support for 6+5, FIFA Club World Cup hosts revealed". FIFA. 2008-05-27. http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/bodies/media/newsid=779200.html#unanimous+support+fifa+club+world+cup+hosts+revealed. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  11. ^ YouTube - FIFA anthem

Further reading

  • Paul Darby, Africa, Football and Fifa: Politics, Colonialism and Resistance (Sport in the Global Society), Frank Cass Publishers 2002, ISBN 0-7146-8029-X
  • John Sugden, FIFA and the Contest For World Football, Polity Press 1998, ISBN 0-7456-1661-5
  • Jim Trecker, Charles Miers, J. Brett Whitesell, ed., Women's Soccer: The Game and the Fifa World Cup, Universe 2000, Revised Edition, ISBN 0-7893-0527-5

External links


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also fifa, fi fa, and fi. fa.

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FIFA
  1. (soccer) The International Federation of Association Football, the international governing body of the sport of Association football

Strategy wiki

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FIFA
Developer(s) EA Sports
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Years active July 15, 1993October 1, 2009
Genre(s) Soccer
System(s)
Current
Past
3DO, Amiga, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, GameCube, Gizmondo, Game Boy Advance, Mega Drive, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Sega 32X, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Master System, SNES, Sega Saturn, N-Gage, MS-DOS, Xbox
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
.FIFA, also known as FIFA Football or FIFA Soccer, is a series of football (Soccer) games that are released annually by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label.^ A series of EA Sports videogames.

^ Also known as: FIFA 06, EA Sports FIFA 2006, FIFA Soccer 2006 / FIFA Football 2006, FIFA Soccer 2006 / FIFA Football 2006 .
  • FIFA Soccer 06 - Game Boy Advance - GameSpy 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC gba.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ FIFA Football 2003 (also known as FIFA Soccer 2003 and FIFA 2003 ) is just one of the long-running series of football (soccer) games produced by EA Sports , FIFA .
  • FIFA Football 2003 — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

.While there was no major competition when EA released the first titles in their Madden NFL and NHL series, football video games such as Sensible Soccer, Kick Off and Matchday Soccer had been developed since the late eighties and were already competitive in the games market when EA announced a football game as the next addition to their EA Sports label.^ Shop all EA SPORTS games .
  • FIFA Interactive World Cup | EA SPORTS 11 January 2010 3:35 UTC www.easports.com [Source type: General]

^ EA SPORTS UNVEILS free downloadable SOCCER game FOR PC .
  • EA Sports Announces FIFA Online 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.vgrevolution.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A series of EA Sports videogames.

.When the series began in late 1993 it was notable for being the first to have an official licence from FIFA, the world governing body of football.^ Football world governing body FIFA have reported profits of $111.1 million for 2003.
  • FIFA: News & Videos about FIFA - CNN.com 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ FIFA.com - World Football - News .
  • FIFA Club's Public Page 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.netvibes.com [Source type: General]

^ The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by its acronym, FIFA , is the international governing body of association football.

.The latest installments in the series contain many exclusively-licensed leagues and teams from around the world, including the English Premier League and Football League, Italian Serie A, Spanish Primera Liga, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 and also less prominent leagues such as US Major League Soccer, allowing the use of real leagues, clubs, and player names and likenesses within the games.^ Player names and likenesses used under license from FIFA, International Federation of Professional Footballers “(FIFPro)” and national teams.
  • EA Sports Announces FIFA Online 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC www.vgrevolution.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Manufactured under license from the Football Association Premier League Limited.

^ FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer .
  • FIFA 10 (video game) - giantbomb.com 11 January 2010 3:35 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

.The main series has been complemented by additional installments based on single major tournaments, such as the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, and UEFA Champions League, as well as a series of football management titles.^ Fifa World Cup 2006 .
  • Fifa 10 - Forumul FifaRomania 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC forum.fifaromania.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • RLSP - Forumul FifaRomania 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC forum.fifaromania.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fifa World Cup 2010 Draw .
  • Fifa World Cup 2010 Schedule, Fifa World Cup 2010 Fixtures, Fifa World Cup 2010 Groups, Fifa World Cup 2010 Draw | RateVin 6 February 2010 11:29 UTC ratevin.com [Source type: News]

^ FIFA World Cup powered by WordPress .

editFIFA series

FIFA International Soccer · Soccer 95 · Soccer 96 · 97 · Road to World Cup 98 · 99 · 2000 · 2001 · Football 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 06 · 06 Road to FIFA World Cup · 07 · 08 · 09 · 10
World Cup: World Cup 98 · 2002 FIFA World Cup · 2006 FIFA World Cup
European Championship: UEFA Euro 96 · UEFA Euro 2000 · UEFA Euro 2004 · UEFA Euro 2008
FIFA Street: FIFA Street · 2 · 3
Other: FIFA Soccer Manager
Sub-series: The F.A. Premier League Football Manager · Total Club Manager · FIFA Manager

Pages in category "FIFA"

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Simple English

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football), or FIFA for short, is the organization that controls international football (also called association football). The organization’s main buildings are in Zürich, Switzerland, and right now the president is Sepp Blatter. FIFA organizes major international football tournaments, and the most famous one is the FIFA World Cup, which has been held since 1930. FIFA was established on May 21, 1904 in Paris and has 208 national associations as its members. The organization’s official languages are English, French, German and Spanish.

The most powerful organ of FIFA is the FIFA Congress, which is an assembly made up of representatives from each member association. The Congress holds a regular meeting once a year, and since 1998 an additional meeting has been held every year. Only the Congress can pass changes to FIFA's laws.

The Congress decides whether FIFA should accept new national associations and elects the President of FIFA, its General Secretary and the other members of FIFA's Executive Committee. The President and General Secretary take care of what goes on within and around FIFA. The Executive Committee, with the President as its head, is resposible for deciding the dates, locations and format of tournaments.

Also, there are six regional confederations recognized by FIFA which take care of the game in the six different continents of the world. National associations must be members of both FIFA and their regional confederation in order for their teams to compete in FIFA's competitions. The six confederations are AFC (Asian Football Confederation in Asia and Australia), CAF (Confédération Africaine de Football in Africa), CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football in North America and Central America), CONMEBOL (Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol in South America), OFC (Oceania Football Confederation in Oceania) and UEFA (Union Européenne de Football Association in Europe).

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