Introduction of the penalty kick.
Soccer played at the Olympic Games for the first time
Establishment of FIFA by delegates from France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland at a meeting in Paris on the 21st of May.
Soccer was taken off the program for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, due to a controversy between FIFA and the IOC over the definition of amateur and the reluctance of many strong soccer countries to travel the US because of the expense involved.
The inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991 in China was won by the United States
The American women's team won the first-ever women's soccer event at the Olympics.
France win their second European Championship title after beating Italy 2-1, with a golden goal in extra time;
First FIFA Club World Cup, won by Sport Club Corinthians Paulista.
Brazil set up a record fifth title in World Cup competition, the first ever world cup played in Asia, in Korea, Japan, defeating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 FIFA World Cup final, Germany concede 2 goals in a match for the first time in that tournament, a result of Oliver Kahn's torn ligaments in his right ring finger.
Germany is a chempion of FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia.