Everybody is die heart fan of FIFA World Cup that is arranged after every four years span. A crowd of million people are seen in the stadium where countries qualified for FIFA are going to give us a show. Here, in this series of articles I have shared my research regarding this international and famous tournament played after every four years. You might be wondering why I am calling it a series of articles. Well, because it does not end here but it continues further. As its history could not be gathered in one paper so I divided it for your convenience so that you can specify what you actually want to know about the breath-taking tournament, it is The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)-Part 1
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FIFA World Cup History
FIFA was established in Paris on 21 May 1904, the establishment act was signed by the official legislative body of the following associations:
- France – Union des Societes Francaises de Sports Athletiques (USFSA)
- Belgium – Union Belge des Societes de Sports (UBSSA)
- Denmark – Dansk Boldspil Union (DBU)
- Netherlands – Nederlandsche Voetbal Bond (NVB)
- Spain – Madrid Football Club
- Sweden – Svenska Bollspells Förbundet (SBF)
- Switzerland – Association Suisse de Football (ASF)
An idea of beginning the international football federation began taking shape in Europe, the purpose of those involved was to know the role of the English who had founded their Football Association back in 1863. Hirschman, secretary of the Netherlands Football Association, transformed to the Football Association. Its secretary, FJ Wall, did accept the suggestion but progress delayed while waiting for the Executive Committee of the Football Association, the International FA Board and the associations of Scotland, Wales and Ireland to bestow their view about the topic.
Guerin, secretary of the football department of the Union des Societes Francaises de Sports Athletiques and a journalist with Le Matin newspaper, did not wait anymore. He approached the national associations on the continent in writing and asked them to think the opportunity of beginning an umbrella organization.
In the first representative international match in Brussels on 1 May 1904 Belgium and France met, Guerin talk about the subject with his Belgian equivalent Louis Muhlinghaus. It was now specific that the English Football Association, under its president Lord Kinnaird, would not be participating in the foundation of an international federation. So Guerin took the opportunity and sent out invitations to the founding assembly. The process of organising the international game had begun.
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Every nationwide organization had to pay an annual fee of FF50. It was determined that these set of laws would only come into force as of 1 September 1904. Moreover, the first Statutes of FIFA were only of a temporary nature, in order to simplify the approval of additional members. On the day of establishment, the Deutscher Fussball-Bund (German Football Association) sent a message confirming that it would stick on to these Statutes in principle.
FIFA decided to recognize the Olympic contest as a “world football championship for amateurs” in 1914, and obtained the liability for managing the event. Belgium won the world’s first intercontinental football competition, in 1920 at Summer Olympics. 1924 and 1928 competitions won by Uruguay.
You can continue reading about FIFA if you love football and wants to know more about it, click this link; The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Part 2 ,
Here are the links of all this series of articles I wrote about FIFA:
- The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Part 2
- The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Part 3
- The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)Part 4
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