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What Does FIFA Stand For? Answered

What does FIFA stand for? Read this guide to find out!

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, despite not being the most popular sport in North America. Its international popularity demanded the creation of a governing body, which takes the form of FIFA. If you’re here you must be wondering what does FIFA mean? Here’s everything you need to know on what does FIFA stands for.

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FIFA Meaning Explained

FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA was founded in Paris), French for International Federation of Association Football. The organization makes events like the World Cup possible by enforcing consistent rules at every official event. In addition to the World Cup, FIFA has events like the FIFAe World Cup, Youth Cup, and Women’s World Cup to encourage diversity.

FIFA is run democratically, it has a Congress that votes on statutes, elects a president for the organization, and whether to admit national associations. FIFA Congress meets yearly but has extraordinary sessions, like when current FIFA president Gianni Infantino was elected.

Soccer isn’t as popular in the U.S., but American gamers play FIFA, the most popular sports video game in the world. FIFA 23 releases worldwide on Sept. 30, 2022, and finally features a female player on the cover. FIFA won’t be working with EA Sports for their official soccer video game after this year which may boost sales of the game.

That’s all we have on what the letters in FIFA stand for. Check out some of our other FIFA 23 content like the web and mobile app release date, how to roll a ball and how to check FUT server status.

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