On Sunday May 21, FIFA celebrated the 119th anniversary of its establishment in Paris. However, it is honored to assume a bigger and more significant role than any other time in recent memory in football by uniting the world.
In 1904, representatives of several European nations met in the French capital to form the governing body of football. Since then, the body has overseen 22 FIFA World Cups, with the ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup beginning in Australia and New Zealand in 60 days.
Since Gianni Infantino was elected as FIFA’s ninth President in 2016, the organization’s mission has increased to include supporting, promoting, and protecting international football.
FIFA will invest approximately USD 8 million into each of its 211 member associations in the period up to 2026, with such investment increasing sevenfold in the seven years since Mr. Infantino assumed the helm, with an increased emphasis on the foundations of development for the world game and to make it truly global.
The organization places a high value on making a better society through football. For those who follow the body, both on and off the pitch, recognizing football’s power to unite and positive impact on the health of participants and all who follow the game is one of FIFA’s priority.
In addition, greater playing opportunities for member associations gives every talent the chance to shine on the global stage.