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FIFA is the acronym corresponding to Fédération Internationale de Football Association : in our language, International Football Federation Association . It is the most important organism in world football, as it brings together all the national federations of this sport .

The FIFA , whose headquarters are located in the Swiss city of Zurich , groups more than two hundred associations. In fact, it has more member countries than the United Nations (Un ).

This organism develops multiple functions. Has responsibility in the definition and changes of the regulations of the soccer and organizes, among other events, the Soccer World Cup It takes place every four years and is considered one of the most important sporting events on the planet.

Until November 2017, the president of the FIFA it was the swiss Gianni Infantino , successor of Cameroon Issa Hayatou , who led the entity provisionally after the scandal of corruption that ended with the suspension of Joseph Blatter .

One of the curiosities about FIFA that people outside the sport don't know is that it has its own anthem , which he adopted in 1994 and presented at the Soccer World Cup and in the UEFA Champions League . He composed it Franz Lambert , a German musician, and its most obvious characteristic is that it has no lyrics, something that is very suitable to avoid problems in its reproduction in different countries.

The anthem runs before the start of any international match, and this includes the friendlies, the world cups and the Sub 20 world , in addition to the finals of certain events how to be the day of Fair play and of national tournaments. In 2004, the first hundred years of FIFA were celebrated, and then the Japanese composer Yashiki drop made several arrangements to provide a special version of the work.

In addition to the anthem, FIFA has its own website and, since 2009, a magazine official. To be more precise, this publication has adopted different names and forms since its inception: the first, FIFA World It was a monthly magazine and had thirty-two issues until October 2013; then it became The FIFA Weekly, a weekly run, which remained until December 2015 and reached one hundred and thirteen numbers; Since February 2016, they finally started publishing FIFA 1904 every month.

It should be noted that it is also called FIFA to a series of video game created by EA Sports , a brand of the company Electronic Arts . This saga was born in 1993 and became the first to have an official license granted by her own FIFA .

Along its history , the video games of the series FIFA They have been programmed for several consoles, such as SNES (also known as Super nintendo or, its original name in Japan, Super Famicom), Sega Mega Drive , Sega Master System , Play Station and Xbox , among many others, in addition to having versions for PC . Among the players who starred in the covers of the games, the Argentine appear Lionel messi , the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo , English Wayne Rooney and the brazilian Ronaldinho .

FIFA series video games have been on the market for many years but that has not affected their success ; As with the sport they represent, it has managed to maintain its popularity and continues to break sales records every season. Thanks to technological advances in the fields of motion capture and the application of the principles of physics in programming, these titles reflect in a very faithful way the phenomena that can be seen in a real football field, and that is why They attract fans so much.

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