FIFA is the highest international governing body of association football that was founded in 1904. It is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and has 211 countries officially recognized to play football under its label. For these nations to be officially recognized, they must be a part of 1 of the following 6 regional confederations into which the world is divided:-
CAF – AFRICA
The Confederation of African Football or CAF was founded in 1957.
It has 56 African nations recognized under its administration with 54 being full members. Zanzibar and Reunion are currently associate nations.
The CAF headquarters are in Giza, Egypt.
UEFA – EUROPE
The Union of European Football Associations or UEFA was established in 1954.
It has 55 nations recognized under its administration.
The UEFA headquarters are in Nyon, Switzerland.
AFC – ASIA
The Asian Football Confederation or AFC was established in 1954.
It has 47 member countries recognized under its administration.
The AFC headquarters are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
CONCACAF – NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football or CONCACAF was established in 1961.
It has 41 member nations recognized under its administration.
The CONCACAF headquarters are in Miami, USA.
CONMEBOL – SOUTH AMERICA
The South American Football Confederation or CONMEBOL was founded in 1916.
It has 10 member nations recognized under its administration.
The CONMEBOL headquarters are in Luque, Paraguay.
OFC – OCEANIA
The Oceania Football Confederation or OFC was founded in 1966.
It has 14 member countries of which 11 are full member nations.
The OFC headquarters are in Auckland, New Zealand.