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Brazilian Football Confederation (Principia Moderni III Map Game)
The Brazilian Football Confederation (Portuguese: Confederação Brasileira de Futebol), also known simply as CBF, is the governing body of football in Brazil.
It was founded on June 8, 1890, as Confederação Brasileira de Desportos (CBD), meaning Brazilian Sports Confederation, with Cândido Fernandes de Gouveia as its first president. In 1896 the founding of the Federação Internacional de Futebol Associado, or FIFA, led to the Brazilian Sports Confederation's change to the Brazilian Football Confederation, and association with FIFA the following year.
The Brazilian Football Confederation is responsible for organizing all major national tournaments between professional teams in Brazil. Members of the confederation include all Brazilian clubs with professional football teams, with state federations responsible for organizing state championships subordinate to the national confederation. Teams are organized so that they are members of both the national Brazilian Football Confederation, and the teams's respective state's local federation. Centered in Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, Santa Cruz, the confederation also owns a training center, known as Granja Comary, and several fields across the nation.