Tuesday 28 June 2022, 15:00

FIFA again among the international federations with the best governance standards

  • FIFA among seven international federations to score 175 or more out of 200 in ASOIF review

  • Review was the fourth conducted by ASOIF

  • Result is further recognition of FIFA’s governance work since 2016

FIFA has again been rated among the international sporting federations with the best standards of governance following a review conducted by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). FIFA was among seven out of 33 international federations who achieved a score of 175 points or more out of 200 and were placed in the top group, A1, which ASOIF described as "an exclusive group". The federations were divided into five groups according to their score, with the target score, regarded as satisfactory, set at 130 for full ASOIF members. It was the fourth such review conducted by ASOIF, with FIFA was also placed among the leading international federations in the previous one in 2020. The aim of the project, led by ASOIF’s Governance Task Force (GTF), is to promote and ensure a culture of good governance within the international federations and help drive continuous progress. The review looked at five aspects of governance – transparency, integrity, democracy, development and control mechanisms – and these were further divided into ten sub-sections, with a score of zero to four awarded for each. The review began with a self-assessment in January and February this year where international federations were asked to complete a questionnaire and determine a score for each question, providing explanatory evidence for their decision. These assessments were then independently moderated by an external sports governance consultancy. The assessment took place in the context of the ongoing global pandemic, which has severely affected sport, but was conducted before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has caused more uncertainty in the sporting world.