FIFA continually reviews the game of football with a view to improving the universality and fairness of the sport. However, the only body able to decide on any change relating to the Laws of the Game is The International Football Association Board (The IFAB), which comprises FIFA and the national associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. For The IFAB to discuss your proposal, it first has to be sent to and approved by the football association in your country, before being submitted on your behalf. For further information, please contact The IFAB here.
Volunteers are a vital part of our team at all FIFA events, making a considerable contribution to the success of our competitions. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for a FIFA tournament, please contact the Local Organising Committee of the tournament in which you are interested by checking the FIFA Tournaments section of FIFA.com.
For all enquiries regarding FIFA 16/17, please contact Electronic Arts, the company that produces the video game under licence from FIFA. You can contact them via their website.
For information on how to participate in the FIFA Interactive World Cup, please visit the How to Play section on FIFA.com.
Yes. Visitors are welcome in the entrance lobby and gardens at the Home of FIFA in Zurich from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 08.00 and 18.00. In the lobby, there is a small souvenir shop, which is open from 08.30 to 17.30. Corporate or group guided visits are available upon request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich where you can explore the history of FIFA and global football. You can find out more about the museum below or on the official website.
The museum is the new home of football history, and is dedicated to preserving the game’s rich heritage and celebrating the way the sport connects people everywhere. It showcases more than 1,000 exclusive football exhibits, covering every edition of the FIFA World Cup™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup™, and both the FIFA World Cup Trophy and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy are on permanent display. The museum is also home to the Wall of Champions, where every player to have won the FIFA World Cup™ is immortalised. Although it celebrates history, it is also a museum fit for the 21st century, where interactive displays and games mingle with 60 huge screens showing nearly 500 videos. It is a place for fun, nowhere more so than the giant pinball game, and the dedicated companion app offers an audio guide and augmented reality experiences in four different languages. The museum also offers world-class corporate facilities and a shop. It is located in the heart of Zurich and easily accessed by public transport. More information on all aspects of the museum can be found on the official website.
Tickets for all FIFA matches are sold to fans directly and exclusively via FIFA.com. Any fans wishing to purchase tickets should visit the FIFA Tournaments section on FIFA.com for regular updates, follow @FIFA.com on Twitter or register for the FIFA.com Club to receive the latest news on ticket sales.
Regrettably, we are unable to help with requests for financial assistance. We support a number of our own initiatives all over the world aimed at helping local communities, using the power of football as a tool for social development and integration. These activities are conducted primarily through our Football for Hope programme. To learn more about FIFA’s general work in these areas, please visit our Development and Sustainability sections on FIFA.com.
Our Legal & Integrity Division is not in a position to reply via e-mail to queries that may have a legal impact. Such enquiries should be signed by the sender and submitted either by fax or post (or by courier) to:
Fax: +41 43 222 77 55
FIFA’s football development and financial support for its 211 member associations includes a range of football materials, such as refereeing equipment. Please contact your Member Association to find out what materials are available.
FIFA is the global guardian and governing body of football, representing and serving 211 national football associations. Our mission is to develop football everywhere and for all, to touch, inspire and unite the world with international events, and to build a better future through the power of the game. We work with our members to protect and strengthen the integrity of football, and to create a solid foundation for the future health of the sport. We redistribute the financial success of the FIFA World Cup™ so that everyone can have the chance to play football. FIFA also recognises it has a duty to society that goes beyond the game: we are committed to working in as fair, ethical and sustainable way as possible.
For more information, visit the Who We Are section on FIFA.com or visit the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich, where you can learn more about FIFA’s mission, its founders and its history.
You can find an explanation of the way that points and positions are calculated, and a host of other useful facts, in the Ranking section on FIFA.com.
The vast majority of FIFA’s revenue comes from the FIFA World Cup™, through media and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and ticket sales. The success and sustainability of this event is crucial to FIFA’s work, our ability to support our member associations, and the future of global football development. Thanks to the popularity of the FIFA World Cup™, we are able to attract private sector funding to help with the costs of staging all of our international tournaments, of running and governing the global game, and of delivering global football development programmes. In line with our guiding principle of solidarity, we aim to give as much of our revenue as possible back to the global football community. For more details on FIFA’s finances and how revenues are raised and then distributed, please refer to the FIFA Financial and Governance Report and the Solidarity Model.
FIFA has a zero-tolerance approach towards match manipulation. FIFA’s Early Warning System (EWS) was founded in 2005 with the aim of ensuring the integrity of football worldwide. This state-of-the-art system helps to monitor FIFA competitions by identifying irregular activity on the sports betting market and exposing potential match manipulation. In addition, the FIFA Integrity Initiative, launched in 2012, supports all 211 member associations and focuses on five main areas: prevention, detection, intelligence-gathering, investigation and sanctions. FIFA has an expert, in-house match integrity team that analyses and assists member associations and confederations on request, and helps them to establish structures and processes for fighting match manipulation. This integrated approach provides member associations with a range of services such as training and education, legal and disciplinary, security, betting monitoring, and fraud detection and prevention, and involves reviewing policies and procedures, conducting analyses of threats and vulnerability, and assessing the effectiveness of regulations and laws against match manipulation at national and confederation level.
For more information, please refer to the Security section on FIFA.com.
FIFA has a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination of any kind. This is firmly incorporated in our statutes and regulatory framework (e.g. Code of Ethics, Disciplinary Code, Code of Conduct). In May 2013, the FIFA Congress approved a resolution on the fight against racism and discrimination, which is based on three major principles: education, prevention, and sanctions (including sporting sanctions such as fines and playing a match on neutral territory or without spectators). FIFA has also introduced an anti-discrimination monitoring system for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers. This system includes the use of anti-discrimination match observers to monitor and report issues of discrimination during matches. It will be coordinated by FIFA and implemented with the Fare network, an organisation with considerable experience in the fight against discrimination in football and in the deployment of match observers. FIFA has issued a Good Practice Guide on Diversity and Anti-Discrimination to its 211 member associations in order to encourage the football world to embrace anti-discrimination initiatives in the most effective way.
For more information, please refer to the Anti-Discrimination section on FIFA.com.
FIFA strongly condemns all forms of violence and finds it wholly unacceptable to see such shameful scenes around football matches perpetrated by a minority of troublemakers who have nothing to do with football and its true fans. Football competitions are attended by thousands of people simply with the intention of celebrating football and enjoying the matches, and that is how it always should be. The home association or home club is responsible for stadium safety and is liable for improper conduct among spectators. Similarly, the visiting association or visiting club is liable for improper conduct among its own group of fans. If an association fails to fulfil these obligations, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee may impose sanctions such as fines and playing a match on neutral territory or without spectators.
For the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, detailed security planning by the local authorities began from the moment the host country was chosen. The relevant Russian authorities are putting in place a comprehensive security concept for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, of course incorporating any lessons learnt from other events such as EURO 2016 and Rio 2016 in order to try to avoid any repetition of such incidents.
Please visit the FIFA Quality Programme section on FIFA.com for further information.
We are determined to keep football free of doping. It is our duty to protect players from harm and to ensure that all footballers compete on a level playing field. Our anti-doping strategy focuses on education and prevention. Our commitment to the fight against doping includes stringent doping control regulations, such as the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, ongoing data collection and support for evidence-based research. We are committed partners of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as part of the important global effort to safeguard the health of athletes, and to promote the spirit of fair competition everywhere.
In order to be eligible to apply for Football for Hope support, your organisation must:
- be a legal and registered entity with non-governmental status (non-governmental organisation, community-based organisation, charity, football association, etc.)
- be politically and religiously independent, and not-for-profit
- be non-discriminatory in every way (race, skin colour, ethnicity, national or social origin, gender, disability, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, wealth, birth or any other status, and sexual orientation, etc.)
- be direct providers of ongoing, regular and well-established programmes that involve football
- address social issues, and focus on children and young people
- have experience of working in a given local community or in similar communities
- be financially sustainable and have a long-term approach
- be unaffiliated to competitors of FIFA’s Commercial Affiliates
If you meet all of the above criteria, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to request an information package.