UEFA has announced that European football stakeholders will meet later this month to discuss proposed reforms to present to FIFA, including amendments to the presidential position.
UEFA’s member national associations will meet in Nyon on January 24 as part of the ongoing FIFA statutory reform process. A working group which was established to revise the FIFA statutes has proposed setting an age limit of 72 for the FIFA president and executive committee members at the time of their election, re-election or nomination. Proposals have also been put forward to limit mandates to two four-year terms.
The makeup of the International Football Association Board (IFAB), which governs the rules of the game, will also be up for discussion. The IFAB currently consists of four members from FIFA and one each from the four British associations. FIFA is due to vote on changes to its statutes at its annual congress in Mauritius in May.
“UEFA wants to ensure that the FIFA statutory reform process maintains its good governance objectives and that this is explained to our member associations in a clear and transparent way, to enable them to make their position clear,” said UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino. “These matters have been discussed at confederation level, but we now need our member associations to put forward their views. Once we have heard the UEFA member associations’ opinions, these will be presented to the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting on the following day.”