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FIFA: International governing body of association football
The Fédération internationale de football association is the international governing body of association football, beach soccer, and futsal. It was founded in 1904 to oversee international competition among the national associations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, its membership now comprises 211 national associations. These national associations must also be members of one of the six regional confederations into which the world is divided: CAF (Africa), AFC, UEFA (Europe), CONCACAF, OFC (Oceania), and CONMEBOL.

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FIFA World Cup 26: A look ahead to an historic tournament [Video]

FIFA World Cup 26: A look ahead to an historic tournament

FIFA are set to announce the host venue on February 4th

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