On this page you will find everything you need about the 61st FIFA Congress on 31 May and 1 June 2011, including documents, pictures, videos, media releases and news regarding what happened at the Hallenstadion in Zurich.
The second day of the Congress has ended, and if you missed Sunday's Ethics Committee meeting or the following day's Executive Committee meeting, you can check what decisions were taken by clicking on the media releases on the right hand side.
For the full agenda of the Congress, please click on the PDF (available on the right). You can also read in detail about the items that were up for discussion by clicking on the linked story 'Protecting the game top of the agenda'.
Please note that the video, The beautiful game and its development, concerning the development of football is now available to stream at the bottom of the page. This is also the case for the presentation: The first FIFA World Cup on African soil.
The 2010 FIFA Financial Report and the e-Activity Report were also introduced. These have been added in the Related Items section on the right hand side. For more infomation on the Early Warning System (EWS) and the Transfer Matching System (TMS), you can also read the relevant links.
FIFA's medical work was also outlined in several presentations, and you can read more about 'The 11+' and '11 for Health' programmes through the Related Items in this story. A legend in the shape of Franz Beckenbauer spoke, detailing changes to the game recommended by the FIFA Task Force Football 2014.
FIFA's 'Football for Hope' programme also came under the microscope, with Secretary General Jerome Valcke explaining the central importance of corporate and social responsibility to world football's governing body. Again, you can read more about FIFA's work in these areas through the links on the right.
Afterwards, the FIFA President returned to the stage, going into more detail on the efforts to clamp down on corruption, illegal betting and match-fixing in the beautiful game.
The Congress voted on different motions to change the FIFA Statutes and the vote for the office of FIFA President was completed shortly before 6.00pm CET. If you want to take a look back at past FIFA Presidents, a link is available on the right. It was announced at 6.05 CET that Joseph S. Blatter was re-elected as FIFA President with 186 votes.
Dr. Chung Moon-Joon, Junji Ogura, Geoffrey Thompson, Franz Beckenbauer are leaving the FIFA Executive Committee, while Prince Ali Bin Hussein, David Chung, Jim Boyce, Vernon Manilal Fernando, Mohamed Raouraoua, Theo Zwanziger have been welcomed on board.
The FIFA President made his closing remarks and the Congress voted for his three proposals.