VSI
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Scottish FA joins in calls for delay in FIFA presidential election

Tue 31st May 2011 | FIFA

The Scottish FA have joined in the calls for FIFA to postpone the presidential elections due to take place tomorrow (Wednesday).

In a statement released earlier today, Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan said: "The Scottish FA can today confirm its position that the FIFA Presidential election be postponed in light of recent uncertainty.

Regan is backing the English FA’s calls for football’s world governing body, FIFA to postpone the elections which sees current president, Sepp Blatter stand alone after his only challenger, Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam, withdraw from the race following accusations of corruption.

"We believe the election should be rescheduled to facilitate a period of consultation to deal with the issues that have arisen in recent weeks,” Regan continued.

“The events of the last two days, in particular, have made any election unworkable. The integrity and reputation of the game across the world is paramount and the Scottish FA urges FIFA to reconsider its intentions, and calls on other member associations to consider the long-term implications for the game’s image.

Regan and the Scottish FA propose the following actions:

·         FIFA should appoint a wholly independent Ethics Committee
·         A significant comprehensive plan should be formulated and presented by FIFA to its members regarding essential changes to its governance, decision-making processes and transparency
·         A new date is set for the Presidential election, giving suitable candidates time to prepare and present their plans for a more transparent and accountable FIFA."

Blatter insists that there is no crisis at FIFA and believes that the presidential elections should still be held tomorrow .

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE F.C. BUSINESS RSS FEED

 

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk

 

 

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Intermediaries Involved In Two Thirds of English Transfers

Thu 24th Nov 2016 | FIFA

From 2013 to date, English clubs had the most transfers involving engaging club intermediaries - 905, representing 37.7% of all incoming transfers to England. The report compiled by FIFA Transfer...

Joyce Cook Appointed As FIFA’s Chief Member Associations Officer

Thu 13th Oct 2016 | FIFA

A passionate advocate of equality and inclusion in sports, Joyce Cook will take up the role of FIFA Chief Member Associations Officer on 1 November 2016. This position was created as part of the...

FIFA Appoint Marco van Basten In Technical Development Role

Fri 23rd Sep 2016 | FIFA

Former Dutch football international Marco van Basten has been appointed as FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development. The role, which he officially starts next week, will see van Basten head up all...

FIFA Appoint New Chief Finance Officer

Mon 5th Sep 2016 | FIFA

FIFA have announced the appointment of Thomas Peyer from Switzerland as their new Chief Finance Officer. Peyer, who takes up his position today (5 September) 2016, joins FIFA from Kuoni Group, where...