In the run-up to the 69th FIFA Congress and the inauguration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 ™, the members of the FIFA Council met today in Paris for Session No. 10 of the decision-making body.
Following the approval of a revised 24-team FIFA Club World Cup, with a pilot version scheduled for 2021, the FIFA Council has decided to grant Qatar the right to host the next two editions of the 2019 and 2019 tournament in its current format in 2020.
The forthcoming seven-team competition will be a valuable pre-FIFA World Cup 2022 ™ testing event, with a timetable usually scheduled for the next FIFA World Cup ™ in early December for testing under similar climatic conditions.
With regard to the pilot edition of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021, the FIFA administration will analyze and proactively approach potential hosts before making a recommendation at the next meeting of the FIFA Council on 23 and 24 October in Shanghai, PR China emits.
The most important decisions of the FIFA Council at session 10 include:
Decision to lift the ban on the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) with immediate effect after the Sierra Leone Supreme Court acquitted the SLFA President and the SLFA General Secretary on 27 May of all charges, ensuring that the recognized Leadership has full control of the member association again.
On the proposal of Vice-President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, the FIFA Council has unanimously agreed to submit to the Congress a proposal to amend the FIFA Statutes. This legislative change, which is already widely used at confederation level (eg AFC, CAF, Concacaf, UEFA), would allow Congress to decide by acclamation on the election of the president if there is only one candidate.
Code Of Ethics
Modification of parts of the text, including the reinstatement of the word “corruption”, although corruption in relation to bribery was already regulated in Article 27
Inclusion of sexual exploitation and abuse as serious violations
Changes will take effect on 1 August 2019
Incorporation of zero tolerance to racism, where matches are automatically canceled after application of the “three-stage procedure”.
The Disciplinary Commission acts as the exclusive judicial authority dealing with match-fixing activities.
Transparency: FIFA guarantees the public hearing on doping and match-fixing and publishes all decisions.
Amended FIFA Disciplinary Code enters into force on 15 July 2019.
Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players
Adoption of amendments in line with the principles of the Football Stakeholder Commission, which in turn were endorsed by the FIFA Council under the “First Reform Package”
The implementation of these changes creates the necessary framework for the technology underlying a complete electronic database of a player’s career history
The maximum claim value of cases filed with the Dispute Settlement Chamber (DRC) has been increased to allow the DRC judge to decide more cases
The revised provisions will enter into force on 1 October 2019 and will be implemented as of 1 July 2020