Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 06 July 2020

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 

A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

Football's international ruling body, founded in 1904, in Paris, by representatives of sporting or football organizations of seven European nations: France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The football associations of the UK were conspicuous by their absence; led as they were by the FA (Football Association [of England]), and controlling the rule-making body the International (Football) Board, they arrogantly declared that there was no need for any international organizational body. Two years later, though, with the new initiative faltering, the British associations did join, taking up the leadership role when an Englishman became the second of FIFA's presidents. FIFA's presidents have been ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.