FIFA is the international federation that governs the sports of soccer, futsal and beach soccer. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and the president is Gianni Infantino, elected in 2016. The federation was founded in Paris on 21 May 1904 and is responsible for organizing all the intercontinental events of the aforementioned sports, among which the most important is certainly the World Soccer Championship, which rewards the winner with the World Cup trophy.

This tournament has been held every four years since 1930, except for 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War, and the federation has the task of choosing the organizing country that hosts the final phase of the event. The supreme body of FIFA is the Congress, an assembly composed of representatives of each associated member, one vote per capita for each of the affiliated federations. It meets annually, in addition to some extraordinary sessions held once a year since 1998. Only Congress can establish the changes to be made to the FIFA statute. On 27 May 2015, a major international investigation shocked FIFA with the arrest of seven top officials.