The Independent Electoral Committee (IEC), composed by representatives of FIFA, UEFA and the Polish authorities, met today, 10 October 2008, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, where they reached an agreement on the roadmap to be followed for the elections of the Polish FA (PZPN) and for the steps to be taken for the future of Polish football.
The participants in the meeting (see list below) took note of the positive evolution produced in the past days. It was confirmed that the temporary administrator of the PZPN that had been established by the Polish National Olympic Committee last week has been withdrawn and that an agreement has been reached between the Polish ministry in charge of sports and the PZPN.
All parties agreed on the following points:
• The elections of the PZPN will take place on 30 October, as scheduled
• The electoral process will be supervised by the Independent Electoral Committee which was created in 2007
• Following the elections, FIFA and UEFA, together with the Polish ministry in charge of sports, will continue to monitor the situation of Polish football and will support and assist the newly elected leadership of the PZPN in order to improve the management and development of football in Poland, to help in the fight against criminal activities in and around football in the country
FIFA and UEFA are committed to providing their expertise in football management in order to bring together the Polish football community.
List of participants in the meeting:
Members of the IEC:
Prof Michal Kleiber, advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland
Adam Giersz, advisor to the Polish Minister of Sport and Tourism
David Taylor, UEFA General Secretary
Jérome Champagne, FIFA Director of International Relations
Michal Listkiewicz, President of the PZPN