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The Football Association
220px-England crest 2009.svg
Founded 26 October 1863
Location England
Fifa affiliation 1905–1918
1924–1928
1945–
Region UEFA
Region affiliation 1954
Subregion IFAB
Subregion affiliation 1886
Patron HM The Queen
President HRH The Duke of Cambridge
Chairman David Bernstein
Coach Roy Hodgson (Men)
Hope Powell (Women)
General Secretary Alex Horne
Website http://www.thefa.com/

The Football Association, also known simply as the FA, is the governing body of football in England, and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in its territory.

The FA sanctions all competitive football matches within its remit at national level, and indirectly at local level through the County Football Associations. It runs numerous competitions, the most famous of which is the FA Cup. It is also responsible for appointing the management of the men's, women's and youth national football teams.

The FA is a member of both UEFA and FIFA and holds a permanent seat on the International Football Association Board (IFAB) which is responsible for the laws of the game. As the first football association, it does not use the national name "English" in its title. The FA is based at Wembley Stadium, London.

All of England's professional football teams are members of the Football Association. Although it does not run the day-to-day operations of the Premier League, it has veto power over the appointment of the League Chairman and Chief Executive and over any changes to league rules. The Football League, made up of the professional leagues below the Premier League, is self-governing.

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