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.
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
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
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
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
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
Tickets for June’s FIFA Women’s World Cup were released to fans who purchased them online on Monday. Unfortunately for some, the excitement of receiving tickets to see the best in the world play in France was followed immediately by anger – apparently many received tickets for their orders split... Read more
FIFA was forced to pay $16.8 million plus interest to the U.S. ticket broker JB Sports Marketing, who never received World Cup tickets in 2014, a Swiss Supreme Court ruled. JBSM has been engaged in a lawsuit against FIFA since 2015. According to an email exchange between former FIFA general... Read more
Before the 2018 World Cup tickets were distributed to purchasers, the secondary ticketing site Viagogo AG already had tickets listed for resale – some for nearly four times the price of the original ticket. Now, FIFA has filed a criminal complaint against the site. The 2018 World Cup is... Read more
FIFA presented the new 2018 Russia World Cup ticket design last week, which includes personalized information, holograms, and special barcode security features. Match-related information, like the stadium, date, and time, are printed on each ticket, along with details on the category, and information on how to find the assigned... Read more