On 29 and 30 October, the FIFA Executive Committee will convene in Zurich for the third time in the 2007-2010 cycle. As well as deciding on the host nations of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011, the executive will also examine the FIFA World Cup™ rotation principle and ratify various regulations.
On Tuesday, 30 October, the Home of FIFA auditorium will be the setting for Brazil to complete its bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a final presentation, with both Germany and Canada doing likewise with their bids for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 ( see separate programme with details). The executive will decide on the host nations and announce their decisions later the same day at a media conference scheduled to begin at 15.00 CET.
Closely connected with the award of the FIFA World Cup is the principle that currently sees the world's largest single-sport event rotated around the six confederations. At its meeting on Monday, 29 October, the Executive Committee will examine whether the rotation principle introduced for the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups in the year 2000 should continue, and if so, under what conditions.
Following decisions reached by the FIFA Congress in Zurich in May 2007, various sets of regulations are also set to be approved at the committee's meeting on Monday, including the FIFA Club Licensing Manual, the revised Players' Agents Regulations, a standard electoral code for associations as well as the standard regulations for national dispute resolution chambers. An addition to the Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players is also awaiting ratification.
Other points on the agenda include the ongoing preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the preliminary draw in Durban on 25 November 2007 as well as for the FIFA Club World Cup 2007 in Japan, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2007 in Rio de Janeiro and the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2008 in Brazil. Finally, the executive will also deliberate on matters relating to FIFA's internal organisation, the 58th FIFA Congress (to be held in Sydney from 28 to 30 May 2008) and the procedure for awarding future FIFA Congresses.
The decisions taken at the Executive Committee's first meeting will be announced at the Home of FIFA during a media conference starting at 17.30 CET on Monday, 29 October.