Edited by: Mark Pieth
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) - known in English as the International Federation of Association Football - is the international governing body of soccer. With its headquarters located in Zurich, FIFA's membership includes 209 national associations. FIFA is responsible for the organization of international tournaments, including the World Cup. FIFA, like other sports governing bodies, has been accused of corruption and a lack of transparency. It has, however, recently decided to initiate reforms. A group of experienced independent governance experts and stakeholders has been asked to oversee the reform process. This group - the Independent Governance Committee (IGC) - has managed above all to introduce independent supervisors, investigators, and judges. Yet, the reform process is not complete. In this book, the insiders to reform give a fascinating account of the workings of FIFA, the unknown giant of the football world.
Publication Date: 5/19/2014