FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015
For the Game. For the World.
Developing football everywhere and for all
FIFA’s primary objective is “to improve the game of football constantly and promote it globally in the light of its unifying, educational, cultural and humanitarian values, particularly through youth and development programmes”.
We share the success of the FIFA World Cup™ to support football development projects in our 209 member associations across the globe. Football has flourished as a global game because of this support. With USD 550,000 going into these programmes each day, we are spending more than ever on football development.
Many of our members depend on this support to finance their day-to-day operations. It ensures that football can have a solid foundation throughout the world.
Organising inspiring tournaments
Our second objective is to organise international football competitions. FIFA’s goal is to touch, unite and inspire the world through its competitions and events. We are best known for organising the biggest single-sport competition in the world: the FIFA World Cup™. The revenue from this one competition enables us to stage around 30 tournaments every four years, which serve to develop many aspects of the game, from women’s and youth football to beach soccer, futsal and even the Interactive World Cup.
Caring about society and the environment
Football is much more than just a game. Its universal appeal means it has a unique power and reach which must be managed carefully. We believe that we have a duty to society that goes beyond football: to improve the lives of young people and their surrounding communities, to reduce the negative impact of our activities and to make the most we can of the positives.
Football can inspire communities and break down barriers. Football is for all. FIFA believes that everybody has the right to play football free from discrimination or prejudice and we are striving to ensure that this is the case.
We FI, and work hard to limit, our impact on the environment, inspiring greater awareness and best practice in sustainability standards at all of our events.
This is the third crucial pillar of FIFA’s mission: building a better future for all through football.