FIFA votes to introduce wide-ranging reforms in the organisation
The vote needed a two-thirds majority to pass10:59 Friday 26 February 2016, 10:59 26 Feb 2016
FIFA has voted overwhelmingly to introduce reforms at their Extraordinary Congress which are seen as crucial to the survival of football's World governing body.
#FIFACongress approves extensive reforms and all statutory changes required to implement them. Vote count: 179 YES 22 NO (201 valid votes).— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) February 26, 2016
The reforms, which will be introduced almost immediately sees the governance of the association greatly affected. One of the main reforms will be centred around elected representatives. FIFA's new President will only be allowed keep their position for a maximum of three four-year periods. Wages will also be published
FIFA's new President will only be allowed keep their position for a maximum of three four-year periods. Wages will also be published of FIFA's highest ranked officials.
The association claim the reforms have been introduced to create "a stronger FIFA". A video was released earlier this year that shows what changes to the organisation will be made.
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