The requirement for a solitary body to manage organization football emerged at the start of the 20 th century with the raising appeal of worldwide components. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was established in the back of the head office of the Union des Sociétés Fran & ccedil; aises de Sports Athlétiques at the Rue Saint Honoré 229 in Paris on 21 May 1904. The French name and also phrase are made use of also outside French-speaking nations. The charter member were the nationwide organizations of Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain (stood for by Madrid Football Club; the Spanish federation was not produced up until 1913), Sweden and also Switzerland. That exact same day, the German Association stated its objective of connecting via a telegram.