FIFA executive committee meeting begins with 2026 World Cup on agenda

FIFA executive committee meeting begins with 2026 World Cup on agenda
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Published May 25th, 2015 - 21:25 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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The meeting of the FIFA executive committee started with the bidding system for 2026 World Cup
The meeting of the FIFA executive committee started with the bidding system for 2026 World Cup

The meeting of the FIFA executive committee started Monday in Zurich with the bidding system for the 2026 World Cup and the so called triple punishment rule up for discussion.

However, the announcement of decisions is not expected until the conclusion of the meeting on Tuesday.

The World Cup bidding process is to be reviewed following the controversy around awarding the 2018 and 2022 editions to Russia and Qatar respectively.

The triple punishment of a red card, a penalty kick and an automatic suspension for the next match for denying a goalscoring opportunity is to be considered following a referral from the International Football Association Board meeting in February.

FIFA said that outgoing German executive member Theo Zwanziger was the only absentee from the 25-strong committee. On Friday Zwanziger will give up his position during the FIFA Congress to be replaced by current German Football Association president Wolfgang Niersbach.

© 2015 dpa GmbH

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