FIFA decision day in July

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Published: Wednesday 10th June 2015 by The News Editor

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A decision on the date for the election of Sepp Blatter’s successor as FIFA president will be taken next month with December 16 looking a likely option.

FIFA said an extraordinary meeting of its executive committee will take place in July where the decision on the date of a Congress to hold the presidential election will be taken.

Blatter announced he would resign last Tuesday – four days after he was re-elected for a fifth term – following corruption charges against FIFA officials that caused the biggest crisis in the world governing body’s history.

A FIFA spokesperson said: “It requires an extraordinary executive committee to confirm a date and agenda for the extraordinary elective Congress. This extraordinary executive committee will convene in July, the precise date to be confirmed this week. There are currently various date options for discussion at this extraordinary executive committee meeting.”

Blatter, 79, confirmed his departure at a hastily-arranged press conference in Zurich and said he would stay as president until the election which is due to be held between December and March, and it is understood mid-December is viewed as a likely option.

Published: Wednesday 10th June 2015 by The News Editor

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