The FIFA Executive Committee, chaired by President Joseph Blatter, will convene on Friday, 14 March 2008, for its first meeting in 2008. The agenda features a wide range of topics with the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA Congress, the debates of the Strategic Committee and the recent developments in club football as well as FIFA's financial results for 2007 taking centre stage.
Following inspections in February and the recent LOC board meeting on 4 March, the FIFA executive will be given updates on the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the current status of preparations for FIFA's flagship competition as well as that of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. In the area of competitions, the Olympic Football Tournaments in Beijing (with the final draws due to take place on 20 April) as well as other FIFA events for 2008 such as the U-17 and U-20 Women World Cups in New Zealand and Chile respectively, the Beach Soccer World Championship (Marseilles), the Futsal World Championship in Brazil and the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan will also be reviewed.
Preparing for the 58th FIFA Congress due to be held in Sydney (Australia) on 29 and 30 May 2008, the FIFA Executive Committee will be given the planned agenda and proposed amendments to the Statutes and the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes.
A number of legal and sports political matters are also tabled, such as those relating to member associations and the recent meeting between FIFA and WADA in Zurich. Moreover, the committee will appraise the latest debates of the FIFA Strategic Committee and the developments in relations between FIFA, UEFA and the clubs following the historic meeting in Zurich on 15 January .
Finally, following meetings of the Internal Audit Committee and the Finance Committee (cf. programme below), the FIFA Executive Committee will be informed of the financial results of football's world football's governing body for the year 2007.
Monday 10 March
09:00 Technical and Development Committee
Tuesday 11 March
09:00 OC for the U-20 World Cup
14:00 OC for the U-17 World Cup
Wednesday 12 March
09:00 OC for the FIFA Club World Cup
11:00 Internal Audit Committee
14:00 OC for the FIFA Confederations Cup
Thursday 13 March
09:00 Finance Committee
14:00 Players' Status Committee
Friday 14 March
09:00 Executive Committee
15:30 Media conference (time tbd)
Monday 17 March
09:00 Sports Medical Committee