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FIFA

Summary
The Fédération Internationale de football association; abbreviated as FIFA and pronounced in English as ˈfiːfə) 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 each also be members of one of the six regional confederations into which the world is divided: CAF (Africa), AFC (Asia and Australia), UEFA (Europe), CONCACAF (North & Central America and the Caribbean), OFC (Oceania) and CONMEBOL (South America). It is most notable for the FIFA World Cup, held every four years. FIFA outlines several objectives in the organizational Statutes, including growing association football internationally, providing efforts to ensure it is accessible to everyone,
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