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.

Mobile App Crash Strands Fans Outside of FIFA World Cup Games
Mobile app issues are being blamed for spectators being locked out at some FIFA World Cup matches, with tournament officials “working on solving the issue” according to a tweet posted to the official FIFA Media account on Monday. Fans for at least two contests – England vs. Iran and... Read more
FIFA World Cup Unveils Tightly Restrictive Ticket Resale Platform
Fans who purchased tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar got their first glimpse of the ticket resale platform they are required to use by event organizers this week, and it is a tightly restrictive one. The official resale platform is the only authorized option for those... Read more
FIFA World Cup Tickets Enter Final Sales Phase; 1.8M Sold Already
Those hoping to attend the FIFA World Cup in 2022 are down to their last (official) shot, as ticket sales entered their final phase before the tournament takes place later this year. FIFA says that more than 1.8 million tickets have already been distributed for the World Cup, which... Read more
North American Host Cities for FIFA World Cup 2026 Revealed
The destinations for world football (soccer) fans for the summer of 2026 were determined on Thursday, as FIFA announced the host cities and stadiums for the World Cup. The event, which returns to North America for the first time since 1994, will be jointly hosted by the Canada, Mexico,... Read more
FIFA Says World Cup Final Ticket Requests Topped 3 Million
Demand is very high for games at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to FIFA. The finals saw 3 million requests for tickets, with high profile group-stage games also drawing huge numbers of requests in the most recent phase of ticketing for the event scheduled for the fall... Read more
Colombia Football Officials Fined Millions Over World Cup Ticket Scam
Colombia’s Football Federation (FCF) was fined millions over the resale of tickets to matches surrounding the 2018 FIFA World Cup, authorities announced Monday. An investigation by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) found that the Federation, executives, and associated companies formed “a cartel to detour tickets with the... Read more
Qatar World Cup 2019 Allocates For 24,211 Tickets Within 24 Hours of Presale
Tickets to the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 went on sale this week, and within 24 hours, 24,211 tickets were allocated. The FIFA Club World Cup 2019 will take place from December 11 to 21 at three venues in Qatar: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, and... Read more
Iranian Ban On Women At Soccer Matches Ends After FIFA Order
Thousands of Iranian women finally have the chance attend a football match after FIFA ordered an end to the male-only policy this week. For around 40 years, female spectators have been unable to attend games due to the Islamic republic’s harsh rules that claims women must be shielded from... Read more
FIFA Women’s World Cup Ticket Nightmares Continue
Soccer fans were fuming last month when ticket orders to the Women’s World Cup were split up, and now, the craziness has continued. When the tournament started this past weekend, more problems with FIFA’s ticketing service ensued. A day ahead of the match between France and South Korea on... Read more
FIFA Scrambles to Reseat Customers After Ticket Fiasco
After initially shrugging off consumer complaints of separated seats from single orders, FIFA told reporters Tuesday that it is attempting to resolve the issue on the eve of the Women’s World Cup in France, according to USA Today. “There’s a holding position at the moment,” FIFA spokesman Will Shand... Read more