End-of-year meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee in Tokyo
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Meeting on the occasion of the FIFA Club World Cup 2007 in Japan, the FIFA Executive Committee will deal with a number of items at its year end-gathering in Tokyo on Saturday, 15 December.

With tests being conducted at the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup, the latest results and conclusions regarding goal-line technology will be one of the main topics of the meeting. Refereeing in general will also be highlighted when the FIFA Executive debates further details of the Refereeing Assistance Programme (RAP).

Following up on the medical experts' conference in Zurich in early November, the Executive Committee will receive a report on the findings regarding football played under extreme conditions with a view to assessing further steps in this area. A report on the recent WADA conference in Madrid and a preview of the Olympic Football Tournaments and the potential effects of pollution levels on these events in Beijing and other venues will also be discussed.

Furthermore, the work carried out so far by the FIFA Strategic Committee and the various working groups which met over the last two months will be reviewed. Regarding women's football and following the great success of the FIFA Women's World Cup in China, the FIFA Executive Committee will discuss the findings of the closing declaration of the 4th Women's Football Symposium and decide on action to be taken.

In addition, a number of sports political and legal matters pertaining to member associations will be submitted for decision, as will the principle of relegation and promotion, the national dispute resolution chambers and eligibility issues.

After the successful preliminary draw in Durban, the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ will also be of topical interest. Additional items on the agenda refer to financial, marketing and legal matters.