FIFA Football - Football History - @ 2012

FIFA

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association - English: International Federation of Association Football) are the supervisors of six continental football organisations.  Each organisation is responsible for running continental, national and club competitions, as well as controlling the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions:

UEFA

The Union of European Football Associations is the body responsible for association football in Europe and a part of Asia and consists of fifty three national associations.  Founded in 1954 with twenty five members, it grew rapidly to almost its current size by the early 1990's.  Its headquarters is in Nyon, Switzerland, under the presidency of Michel Platini.

 

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With thanks to Wikipedia 

 CONMEBOL

The South American Football Confederation whose original name, in Spanish, is Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (letters in bold making the initials) and is the body responsible for association football in South America.  It consists of just 10 national associations and is the smallest of the Condefederations.  Founded in 1916, it is the oldest of the Confederations.  Its headquarters are in Luque, Paraguay under the presidency of Nicolás Leoz.

 CONCACAF

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football is the body responsible for association football in the above nations and Guyana, Suriname and the French sector of French Guiana.  It consists of 40 national associations.  Founded in 1961 by the joining of two other confederations, its current headquarters are in Manhattan, New York and, after corruption allegations the President Jack Warner was replaced by Jeffrey Webb in 2012.

 CAF

The Confederation of African Football is the body responsible for association football in Africa.  It consists of 56 national associations.  Founded in 1957, its headquarters are in 6th October City, near Cairo, under the presidency of Issa Hayatou.  It has a long way to go to improve its standing of club and national competitions and has had few allocations in World Cups of recent years.

AFC

The Asian Football Confederation is the governing body of association football in Asia.  It consists of 46 national associations.  Founded in 1954, its headquarters are in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia, under the presidency of Zhang Jilong of China.

OFC

The Oceania Football Confederation is the governing body of association football for New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji and other, smaller Pacific islands.  It is the second smallest of the Confederations in terms of members, having 11 members.  However, none of the members has football as their most popular sport.  In 2006, Australia left the OFC and joined the AFC.

Continental Competitions

All the above Confederations hold their own tournaments.  The African Nations Cup, The American Cup, The Asian Nations Cup, The Concacaf Gold Cup, The European Cup and The OFC Nations Cup.

 

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The African Nations Cup - with thanks to Wikipedia

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