Football Competitions

Governing Bodies

the recongnized international governig body of football (and related sports such as futsal and beach football) is FIFA. The FIFA headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland. Six regional associations are associated with FIFA; these are-

  • Asia: Asian football confederation (AFC)
  • Africa: Confederation of African Football (CAF)
  • Europe: Union of European Football Association (UEFA)
  • North/Central America & Cribbean: Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
  • Oceania: Oceania Football Confederation (OFC)
  • South America: South American Football Confederation (SAFC)

National associations oversee football within individual contries. They are usally synonymous with sovereign states (for example: the football federation in cameron). But a small number of such associations are included for sub-national intitutions or autonomous regions. Are responsible (For example : The scottish Football Association in Scotland). The 209 national associations are affiliated with FIFA and with their respective continental federation. FIFA is responsible for arranging international compitition and most rules, the actual laws of the game are determined by the International Football Association Board, where each U.K. The union has one vote, while FIFA has a total of four votes.

International Competitions

In international competitions, there are mainly two types of competitions. The representaative national team or club competitions based in several nations and national leagues. International football without qualification, often refers to the former in the case of international club competition, the clubs involved in international club competitions. The country of origin, not the nationalities of their players, gives the competition an international nature.

The major international competition in football is the World Cup, whicch is organized by FIFA. The competition takes place every four years from 1930, except for the tournaments of 1942 and 1946. Approximately 190-200 national teams from the continental federation for a place in the finals. Within the scope will participate in the qualifying tournament. In the final tournament held every four years, 32 national teams are involved in the competition over a period of four weeks. The world cup is the world’s most prestigious football competition as well as the most watched and olympic games in the world. Further sporting events followed. The total viewership of all matches of the 2006 FIFA world cup was estimated at 26-29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match. Comprising one-ninth of the world’s total population.

Current champion France won the second title in the 2018 compitition in Russia. The FIIFA women’s world cup has been held every four years since 1991. Under the current format f the tournaments, the national team would have won 23 slots in the three year qualification stage. The current champion is the United States, after winning their fourth title at the 2019 FIFA women’s world cup. Club football’s most prestigious competitions are the respective continental championships. Which are usally contested between national champions, Foe example: the UFA champions league in Europe and the copa lifedores in South-America. The winners of each continental competition are the FIFA club world cup competition.

Domestic Cmpetitions

The governing bodies of each country operate league systems in a domestic season consisting of multiple divisions. Teams are placed in tables, placing them in order according to the points earned. Each teams plays each team. At the end of a season, the top team is declared the champion. Some teams may be promoted to the top division and one or more teams are finalized at the bottom.

The final concluding team at the top of the nation’s league may have the opportunity to play in international club competitionns next season. The main exception to this system are in some Latin American Leagues. That divide the football championship into two parts called the Apatura and the Cleohna (called for opening and closing in Spain). Majority countries supplement the league system in one or two cup competitions held on a non-aggression basis.

The top divisions of some countries have contributed immensely to star players; in smaller countries, lower divisions, and most women’s clubs, players may be part timers from other jobs, or ameteurs. Five top European Leagues:- Bundeslig(Gernmany), Premier League(England), Series A(Italy), and League 1 (France). Each of the world’s bast players has a total salary of over 600 million rupees/ 763 million euro/ 1.185 billion dollars.

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