Election calendar for the FIFA presidential election (www.FIFA.com) confirmed; FIFA Council receives detailed progress report on the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™; Standardization committees expanded in Côte d’Ivoire and appointed in Namibia
The meeting, which had a hybrid format as some members were unable to attend due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, marked the first face-to-face meeting of the FIFA Council since 24 October 2019.
These regulations were approved, which are based on the recommendations of the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee to facilitate the development of young players, promote competitive balance, and prevent player hoarding by clubs. They will enter into force on July 1, 2022.
The FIFA Council also extended the mandate of the existing normalization committee for the Ivory Coast Football Association until April 30, 2022, and appointed a normalization committee for the Namibian Football Association until April 30, 2023.
In addition, and in accordance with article 45, paragraph 1, of the FIFA Governance Regulations, the FIFA Council formally called the FIFA presidential elections, which are scheduled to take place are held during the 73rd FIFA Congress. in 2023.
The electoral calendar, including the schedule, was approved subject to confirmation of the formal date by Congress.
The calendar confirms that the deadline for the call for elections is set for today, with the start of the electoral period starting on March 31, 2022.
The deadline for the submission of candidatures for the position of FIFA President by FIFA member associations is set for four months before the Congress and the deadline for notifying FIFA member associations of the names of the candidates proposed and admitted is one month before the Congress, and the electoral period ends with the FIFA presidential election in Congress.
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