The FIFA Congress is the supreme legislative body of the International Federation of Association Football (French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association), commonly known by the acronym FIFA //. FIFA is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach football.
The congress may be ordinary or extraordinary. An ordinary congress meets every year, an extraordinary congress may be convened by the FIFA Executive Committee at any time with the support of one fifth of the members of FIFA.
Each of the 209 members of FIFA has one vote in the congress. The members of FIFA can propose candidates for the presidency of FIFA. The FIFA Presidential election takes place at the congress in the year following the FIFA World Cup.
List of ordinary congresses
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Extraordinary congresses have taken place in 1908 (Brussels), 1961 (London), 1999 (Los Angeles), 2001 (Buenos Aires), and 2003 (Doha). Another extraordinary congress took place in 2016 (Zürich). FIFA President Sepp Blatter would have remained in his position until his successor is elected. However, due to the fact he was suspended, the Acting FIFA President, Issa Hayatou was in charge of FIFA.
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