How do we use your data?

Without fans like you, there’s no football. Your enthusiasm gets us up in the morning and drives us to make football truly global. We use your data to make our products, services and competitions even better by monitoring how you use our services. Your information likewise enables us to manage your relationship with FIFA (including any contract between us) and your involvement with the game, our websites and social media, the services you use and the products you buy. We also use your data to tell you about all the great things in football – and, if you consent, the third parties we work with do the same – and to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Where does your data come from?

Your data comes from our partners, member associations, confederations and guests. We may also collect your data through your interactions with our Social Media Platforms and the Social Media Accounts of Players, Clubs, Member Associations and other Match Officials.

What data do we collect?

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Country

  • Gender

  • Interests

  • The way you use our social channels

  • The information you choose to share on our channels, like your favourite player or why you love football

How long do we keep your data?

We keep your data for as long as you interact with; any piece of information is kept for a maximum of six years.

Who do we share your data with?

  • Our freelancers

  • Local Organising Committees

  • Security authorities, for background checks or other legitimate purposes

  • Member Associations

  • Clubs

  • Our guest services teams, who may be third parties

What part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) covers this?

  • Article 6 paragraph 1 (a) GDPR (consent)

  • Article 6 paragraph 1 (c) GDPR (compliance with legal obligation)

  • Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

Data Subjects

Ticket buyers

Before the first whistle, you should know that we use your data to provide customer service, manage our relationship and allow you to pay for your ticket.


We can’t wait to welcome you to one of our events to share our love of the beautiful game!

Event team members and volunteers

Thanks for being part of the team of staff and volunteers who make our events happen. We couldn’t do it without you!

Match officials

Without our hard-working officials, there’s no game, so thanks for everything you do for the sake of football around the world.

Media professionals

Thanks for helping us tell football’s story! We use your data to manage access to the FIFA Media Channel and accredit the journalists, photographers and broadcast reporters who help us bring football to the world.

Match agents

Match agents help us bring communities, countries, clubs and national teams together – you embody FIFA’s Living Football philosophy.

Football agents

You’re fundamental for the development of the game’s stars. We use your data to comply with the rules of football and in particular the FIFA Football Agent Regulations.


Without fans like you, there’s no football. Your enthusiasm gets us up in the morning and drives us to make football truly global.

Players under the age of 18

You’re the future of the game. We use your data to help keep football safe and open, protect young players, comply with the rules of football, distribute funds and support payments, and share information between member associations and FIFA.

Amateur players

You’re the beating heart of the game, the players who turn out for local glory come rain or shine.

Professional players

You’re the stars of the game and role models for millions of people. We salute you. We use your data to comply with the rules of football and the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.

Keeping the game clean

It is everyone’s responsibility to play by the rules and ensure the beautiful game is a doping-free sport.

eFootball players

Passionate fans from all over the world tune in to watch the action online. You are the stars. We use your data to give you access to the platform where the game is played.


Fair play is the name of the game. You must blow the whistle when you see foul play on or off the pitch.

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 July 2023 at 11:10