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FIFA Confirms Dates & Agenda for the 70th FIFA Congress

The global football governing body FIFA has confirmed the agenda for the 70th FIFA Congress, which will take place as an online event from Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 15:00 (CET). 

The event which will also be available on FIFA.com has drawn among others, the approval of the FIFA Annual Report 2019, the revised budget for 2019-2022 and the detailed budget for 2021. 

The results for 2019 – the first year of the 2019-2022 cycle – show that FIFA consolidated its solid financial position and was performing well within budget, with a higher revenue than forecast and all expense categories under control. Thanks to this strong financial footing, the organisation is in a position to provide much-needed support to the football community during the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the projected result before taxes and financial result for the 2019-2022 cycle can be confirmed, despite the impact of the pandemic.

In addition, the agenda will also include the proposed amendment to the regulations governing the application of the statutes and to the FIFA Statutes and Standing Orders of the Congress. According to FIFA all the documents and information related to these items are also available on FIFA’s digital platforms.

It should be noted that the FIFA Congress will be streamed live on FIFA.com and will be followed by a press conference. Further details concerning media accreditation will be communicated in due course.

The 70th FIFA Congress was initially scheduled to be held in the capital and largest city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, on June 5, but FIFA announced later a decision to reschedule the event for September over the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement of the 70th FIFA Congress taking place in Addis Ababa was made at the end of the 69th Congress which took place in the French capital, Paris.

According to the Chief of Staff of the AU Chairperson, the Congress was suppose to take place at the Union’s headquarters in May 2020.

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