Suara.com – The mystery for football lovers that is still a question at this time may be regarding the location of the FIFA and UEFA headquarters which is located in Switzerland.
FIFA is the parent organization of world football, while UEFA itself is the football federation for the European Union. With two different functions, why are these two federations headquartered in Switzerland?
For starters, Switzerland was chosen as the headquarters of UEFA because of its history being formed in Basel in 1954. However, the first headquarters of the European Union football federation itself was in France.
It was only in 1959, UEFA moved its headquarters to Bern, the capital of Switzerland. Since then, the headquarters of UEFA has always moved.
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After 35 years in the city of Bern, UEFA moved its headquarters to Nyon, another Swiss city and is still headquartered in that city today.
As with UEFA, FIFA made Switzerland on May 27, 2007 when it was still led by Sepp Blatter where the world’s highest football federation is in the city of Zurich.
Summarized from various sources, FIFA received special privileges from the local government in the form of a special road for FIFA with the name FIFA Strasse or FIFA Street.
In Zurich, FIFA occupies a two-story building where two-thirds of the floor is vacant underground. That empty floor is used as a place of decision making by FIFA like Scenes in Action films.
So, why should Switzerland be the country’s headquarters for these two major parent organizations? isn’t there still many European countries and in the world that could be the headquarters of UEFA and FIFA?
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Reasons to Choose Switzerland
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