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UEFA Congress in Zurich

Published: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 17.59CET
European and world football issues will be on the agenda on Thursday, when UEFA's 54 member associations meet in Zurich for the 11th Extraordinary UEFA Congress.
by Mark Chaplin
UEFA Congress in Zurich
Representatives of UEFA's 54 member associations attend the Congress ©UEFA
Published: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 17.59CET

UEFA Congress in Zurich

European and world football issues will be on the agenda on Thursday, when UEFA's 54 member associations meet in Zurich for the 11th Extraordinary UEFA Congress.

Zurich is the focal point on Thursday for the 11th Extraordinary UEFA Congress.

Representatives of the 54 UEFA member associations will gather at the Swiss city's Swissôtel Zurich to vote on several agenda items and discuss European and global football issues, including the presidency of world football's governing body FIFA.

On Friday, 209 national associations from across the globe will elect a new FIFA President at the world body's own Extraordinary Congress in Zurich.

Among the five candidates vying for the helm at FIFA is UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino, who joined the race for the presidency last October and whose candidacy was endorsed by the UEFA Executive Committee in January.

In other business at the UEFA Congress on Thursday, the associations will be asked to approve UEFA's consolidated statement of accounts and association accounts for 2014/15, as well as the European governing body's budget for 2016/17.

In addition, approval will be sought for the report of the UEFA President and Executive Committee and the UEFA administration report for 2014/15.

Amendments to the UEFA Statutes are also on the agenda. Under one of the proposals to be put to a vote, the female member of the Executive Committee would be elected for a four-year term by the UEFA Congress and would no longer be appointed by the UEFA Executive Committee.

If the European associations accept the amendment put before them, this election would take place for the first time, as an exceptional and transitional measure, at the upcoming Ordinary UEFA Congress in Budapest in May. The term of office would last until the UEFA electoral Congress in 2019.

An Ordinary UEFA Congress is held every year. An Extraordinary Congress may be convened by the UEFA Executive Committee, or at the written request of one-fifth or more of the UEFA member associations.

Last updated: 13/02/17 12.22CET

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