Korea Football Association
The Korean Football Association, Korea’s governing body for the sport, was founded on September 4,1948 – following the dissolution of the Joseon Football Association (JFA), its first governing body. The Korean Football Association came about towards the end of the Japanese colonial rule in 1945, ensuing political divisions in the Korean peninsula that also led to the disintegration of the Japanese-inspired JFA. To date, the Korean Football Association is engaged in various activities to promote and spread organized football in Korea. The Korean Football Association is also a full-pledged FIFA member, having ascended to membership on the same year it was founded.