May 21, 1904The FIFA is founded in Paris.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, commonly known by the acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. Its membership comprises 208 national associations (the United Nations has 193 member states). Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter. FIFA is responsible for the organisation of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.