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|Federação Internacional de Futebol Associado|
|Formation||8 September 1896|
|Type||Federation of national associations|
|Headquarters||São Sebastião, Brazil|
|Senior Vice-President||João d'Aquino Fonseca|
|Vice-Presidents||Émerson Leão, Afonso Benazi|
|Affiliations||International Olympic Committee|
The Federação Internacional de Futebol Associado (FIFA; English: International Federation of Association Football) is the international governing body of association football throughout the world. FIFA is responsible for organizing and running many of the world's largest international tournaments, including the World Cup, which began in 1906 with the first tournament in Brazil.
FIFA was founded in the year 1896 to oversee the international competition among the associations of various nations in Hesperia, including Brazil, Andea, and Guiana. Founded and headquartered in São Sebastião, Brazil, since its inception the organization has continued to grow to various nations across the globe, with each member nation also participating within one of six regional confederations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Borealia, Oceania, and Hesperia.
The Hesperian Football Confederation (Portuguese: Confederação Hesperiana de Futebol; Spanish: Confederación Hesperiana de Fútbol) is the continental governing body of association football in Hesperia and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in São Sebastião, Brazil, and represents the founding members of the organization. CONESBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of Hesperian football's major international tournaments.
The Union of European Football Associations (French: Union des Associations Européennes de Football; German: Vereinigung Europäischer Fußballverbände) is the administrative body for association football in Europe, although several members have territory which is all or partially in Africa or Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA.
The Confederation of Borealian, Lower Borealian, and Imperial Sea Association Football (COBLBISAF) is the continental governing body for association football in Borealia, Lower Borealia, and the Imperial Sea.
CAOAF (Asia and Oceania)Edit