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Planet Futbol magazine is a modern keepsake for lovers of the beautiful game. It is also a vital marketing tool for our associated football clubs and supporters.


The magazine links directly to the internet and other social media platforms. The print run is 100% subscribed to.


This gorgeous mag reflects the influence that football has on fashion and trends; its support for needy and positive causes; the stimulus it brings to the arts and lifestyles, and the amazing benefits it provides all those that play or just love the sport.


By virtue of its good looks and captive readership the magazine broadens the interest in the game and affords corporates a broader spectrum for sponsorship.


From grassroots to top log, at last the beautiful game has found a beautiful home.



History

Football • Soccer • Futbol

Football, soccer, the beautiful game, the world game.


According to the Oxford English Dictionary the first recorded use of the word 'football' in English was in 1486, while the contemporary history of the world's favourite game spans more than 100 years.


It all began in 1863 in England when rugby football and association football branched off and The Football Association was formed - becoming the sport's first governing body and creating the foundation for the way the sport is played today.


Played by approximately 250 million footballers worldwide and with an estimated fan base of 3.5 billion, association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is the world's most popular sport.


In South Africa, the domestic first division is the Premier Soccer League and both in conversation and the media, the term ‘soccer’ is used. The stadium used for the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was known as Soccer City. Despite this, the country's national association (established in 1991) is called the South African Football Association or SAFA and ‘football’ is mostly used in official contexts.


Historians have found the word ‘soccer’ in fact originated in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century.


FIFA Confederations

Map of the members of FIFA according to their confederation



AFC - Asian Football Confederation in Asia and Australia

CAF - Confederation of African Football in Africa

CONCACAF - Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football in North America and Central America

CONMEBOL - Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol in South America

OFC - Oceania Football Confederation in Oceania

UEFA - Union of European Football Associations in Europe

Latest


PHOTOS Take a look at the latest footballing photos which have been uploaded on FIFA.com from all four corners of the globe. A picture tells a thousand words.




LEAGUES Get up to the minute results and standings from your favourite leagues, as well as the latest news. The scrolling ticker also gives up-to-the minute scores.




Association football is governed internationally by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA, English: International Federation of Association Football), founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 209 member associations and its goal is the constant improvement of football.