The Football Association

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The Football Association (the FA) is the organisation that controls English football.

Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world.[1] It is responsible for overseeing the amateur and professional game in England and the islands of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

The FA is a member of FIFA and UEFA and has a seat in the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which is responsible for the Laws of the Game. The FA is also a member of the British Olympic Association, which means that they also have control over the Great Britain Olympic football team.

The FA has only a little bit of control of the Premier League and the English Football League, although all professional teams in England are members of the FA.

Competitions[change | change source]

Some Competitions the FA runs are:

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References[change | change source]

  1. Harvey, Adrian 2005. Football, the first hundred years: the untold story of the people's game. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-35018-1
  2. http://www.thefa.com/competitions/thefacup
  3. http://www.thefa.com/competitions/fa-trophy
  4. http://www.thefa.com/competitions/fa-vase
  5. http://www.thefa.com/competitions/womens/the-womens-fa-cup
  6. http://www.thefa.com/competitions/youth-football/fa-youth-cup
  7. http://www.thefa.com/competitions/the-fa-community-shield
  8. http://www.thefa.com/england/england-futsal

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