Football Seven a side

Football plays an integral part in the life of the athletes that participate in the sport, the International Football Association works as the “platform”​ to offer world opportunities to it’s participants.

IFA7 is recognized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) through a signed coexistence agreement.

Mission / Vision

Organize, standardize, administer, promote and develop the Football 7, providing a unique service to all of our members. Our emphasis is on player/coach development through enjoyment, mental, emotional growth, and social atmosphere. While competitiveness is encouraged, it should be remembered that “win at all costs” philosophy is not appropriate.

Our emphasis is on player/coach development through enjoyment, mental, emotional growth, and social atmosphere.


An effective organizational structure, with clear and direct objectives, to offer a professional world-class service, and develop high performance athletes through a fun, safe and healthy game for ALL. All players are different, and because they are different their physical, social and psychological needs are different. IFA7 recognizes this and the programs are aimed at meeting the different needs of ALL PLAYERS.

The International Football Association 7 better known as IFA7 is the organization responsible for federations and associations for Football 7 world wide. Founded on 2015 by Daniel Balcorta to promote the development of Football 7 in the globe, the headquarters are located in Calgary, Canada. IFA7 has 24 federations as it’s affiliates around the world.

Nations Cup – 2015

We opened our world-class events on fall 2015 in Quito, Ecuador. Our first IFA7 Ambassador Ivan “Bam Bam” Hurtado, joins IFA7.

IFA7 a Reality & Growing – 2016

IFA7 a reality and growing exponentially, making the world aware of the beautiful Football 7 Game. Hosted two major international events, World Clubs Championship and COPA AMERICA.

Expansion of operations – 2017

With over 16 affiliates all across the world, we became the top growing sport in the world. The first IFA7 WORLD CUP is hosted in Guatemala and Russia becomes the World Champion. Ambassador’s like Alvaro “Chino” Recoba join IFA7!

Solid Growth and Leadership – 2018

2018 See’s the third World Clubs Championship in which Real Jalisco Futbol Club, earns the title and the Second version of Copa America is hosted in Ecuador.

Records broken – 2019

With audiences of over 10 million during the IFA7 WORLD CUP 2017, and over 6 million during IFA7 COPA AMERICA 2018. IFA7 is now in three continents and keeps on growing at a fast pace.