A statement from Domenico Scala, Chairman of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee, in relation to eligibility checks of CONCACAF candidates:

"In accordance with the relevant provisions of FIFA’s Statutes and Regulations, it is the task of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee to conduct the eligibility checks outlined in the FIFA Statutes and the FIFA Governance Regulations until such time as the Governance Committee is established."

"As such, the Audit and Compliance Committee has conducted eligibility checks with regard to several candidates for the office of CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president, respectively, as well as for candidates for the office of member of the FIFA Council (CONCACAF)."

"The Audit and Compliance Committee has concluded that one candidate, Mr Gordon Derrick from Antigua & Barbuda, could not be admitted as a candidate for the office of CONCACAF President nor FIFA vice-president nor the FIFA Council. For privacy reasons we are not in a position to go into further details with regard to this decision. The person concerned has been informed."