ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Future presidents and top administrators of the world football federation, Fifa, will be limited to three four-year terms. The change is one of a series of reforms adopted by a large majority Friday morning in Zurich during the extraordinary congress called in the wake of series of scandals last year.
The congress is also charged with electing a new president to replace Sepp Blatter, who was forced to retire from all football activities during an investigation into his possible role in fraud and the awarding of World Cup games.
Among other reforms: the separation of the political side of Fifa, from its administrative side.
The ad interim president told the congress that the organization will close 2015 with a loss, in the wake of the scandals. RTS, in its report on the congress, quotes those “close” to Fifa as suggesting the loss will amount to CHF100 million.