The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the international governing body of professional soccer, and it is the organizer of the World Cup, which is held in a different country every four years. A total of 32 countries qualify for the World Cup, based on results from qualifying matches in the years leading up to the tournament.

FIFA was established in 1904 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and it is headed by a president and consists of a congress of representatives of member associations.

The organization oversees rules for the World Cup and handles ticketing, among other responsibilities.