International Federation of Association Football (fr. Fédération Internationale de Football Association, abbreviated FIFA, in Russian transliteration – FIFA) is the main football organization, which is the largest international governing body in football, futsal and beach football. The headquarters of FIFA is in the Swiss city of Zurich.
There are all football tournaments of a global scale, including the FIFA World Cup, a similar tournament among women, youth and teen-age tournaments, the Confederations Cup and the club world championship under the auspices of FIFA.
Every year FIFA presents the Player of the Year award. The award presentation takes place at the annual ceremony and serves as a sign of recognition of personal merit, as well as the success of the club and the national team.
In 2004, FIFA organized the “Match of the Century” between the teams of France and Brazil, the best teams of the last decade. In addition, FIFA has authorized Pele, the best player of all time, to create a list of the best players of all time. This list, called “FIFA 100”, included 50 players who had not yet completed their careers at the time of publication (among them there was one woman), and 75 players of the past (including Pele himself, but not including any deceased person, among these 75 players also there was one woman). Initially, it was planned that the list would include 100 players, but Pele said that he could not select just 100 players.
Schedule of matches
64 matches will be held at the FIFA World Championships to determine the winner of the tournament. Look, where and when these meetings will take place
Meet: Zabivaka ™ is a charming wolf who won the competition for the title of the Official Mascot of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia ™!
Zabivaka is the most suitable name for this cheerful, charming and confident wolf. The official mascot will play an important role in the preparation and holding of the future FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia ™.
The wolf not only helps to tell about the upcoming tournament and will entertain the audience at the stadiums – he will become Russia’s ambassador and world celebrity. The contest, won by Zabivaca ™, was the most exciting and creative in the history of the Official mascots of the FIFA World Cup. More than a million residents of Russia took part in the voting, which had been held on the FIFA.com website for a month, and its results were announced in a live broadcast on “Channel One”.
Details about Zabivaka can be found at talisman.fifa.com. In addition, he has a page on Facebook and Vkontakte.