|FIFA – Fédération Internationale de Football Association
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by its acronym, FIFA, is the international governing body of association football. Its headquarters are in Zürich, Switzerland, and its current president is Gianni Infantino. FIFA is responsible for the organization and governance of football’s major international tournaments, most notably the FIFA World Cup, held since 1930. FIFA has 210 member associations.
The FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (Acronym: F-MARC), established in 1994, is an independent research body of FIFA uniting an international group of experts in football medicine. The mission of F-MARC is to protect the health of female and male football players on all levels of skill as well as to promote football as a health-enhancing leisure activity. F-MARC experts initiate and conduct projects in cooperation with research groups worldwide, thereby providing the scientific evidence to facilitate the decision making of the FIFA Executive Committee, the FIFA Football and Strategic Committees of FIFA as well as the International Football Association Board (IFAB).