An International Board was created in 1882 to look after the laws and rules of soccer. Today it consists of four representatives nominated by FIFA, and one from each of the four UK associations, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
FIFA, Federation Internationale de Football Association, was founded in Paris in May 1904. As of January 2011, FIFA has 208 members in every part of the world. There are six confederations within FIFA organizing soccer in Africa (CAF), Asia (AFC), Europe (UEFA), North America (CONCACAF), Oceania (OFC) and South America (CONMEBOL).
This category uses the FIFA Confederation structure for listings of countries and clubs.
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