An overview of the emergence of FIFA, the governing body of world football, documenting its growth and impact since its formation in 1904, and its place and profile in the globalization process. It covers British intransigence in the early years, and illustrates the basis upon which the modern FIFA, in its corruptible and largely unaccountable form, was shaped, and rendered vulnerable to the scandals and corruptions of the era of Havelange and Blatter, presidents of FIFA from 1974-2015.
|Title of host publication||The FIFA World Cup 1930-2010: politics, commerce, spectacle and identities|
|Editors||S. Rinke, K. Schiller|
|Place of Publication||Göttingen|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
Tomlinson, A. (2014). FIFA: beginnings, tensions, trajectories. In S. Rinke, & K. Schiller (Eds.), The FIFA World Cup 1930-2010: politics, commerce, spectacle and identities (pp. 30-46). Wallstein Verlag. http://www.wallstein-verlag.de/9783835314573-the-fifa-world-cup-1930-2010.html