WHAT'S THE MEANING
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) or International Federation of Association Football in English, is the international governing body of organized association football, futsal, and beach soccer. It was created in 1904 and currently has 211 members.
DID YOU KNOW
Only seven nations have claimed the glory of being crowned as the FIFA World Cup champions since the quadrennial competition began in 1930. In 20 World Cup events, five have been won by Brazil, while Italy and Germany each have four titles. Argentina and Uruguay both have lifted two World Cup trophies, while France, England, and Spain each have won the competition once. Brazilian football icon Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or Pele, holds the record for most World Cup trophies as a player with three, when he helped Brazil win in 1958, 1962, and 1970. Since 1930, the World Cup has been held by a different host country every four years, except in 1942 during World War II and in 1946, when the world was still rehabbing from the battle. Host countries usually enjoy a boost in economy during the World Cup, since thousands of people visit them to watch the games. FIFA itself earn big money in these events because of sponsorships and advertisements, particularly in 2014 when FIFA earned $4.8 billion from the event. Germany won the last World Cup finals when they stunned Argentina 1-0 in the dying minutes of the extra-time of their game at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.