The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the global governing body of the sport of Association Football (soccer). Amongst much else, FIFA is responsible for organising the FIFA World Cup.
The president of FIFA is Sepp Blatter.
In recent years, FIFA has been the subject of various accusations of corruption (some proven). This has not been helped by the decision to hold the 2018 World Cup tournament in Qatar, a small, oil-rich state with little footballing tradition and no indigenous grass.