The FIFA Executive Committee, chaired by President Joseph S. Blatter, decided to lift the suspensions on the football associations of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FFBH) and Brunei Darussalam (NFABD, formerly BAFA) during their meeting held today, 30 May 2011, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The committee took these decisions after ascertaining that both national associations had fulfilled the conditions established by the FIFA Emergency Committee and approved statutes in line with the FIFA Statutes.
In the case of Indonesia (PSSI), the Executive Committee decided to give a last chance to the PSSI by granting the normalisation committee an extended deadline of 30 June 2011 to organise elections according to the relevant regulations and previous FIFA decisions, in particular that the four banned persons remain ineligible, and to bring the breakaway league back under the control of the PSSI. The Executive Committee decided that, should the conditions not be met by 30 June 2011, the PSSI would automatically be suspended on 1 July 2011.
The Executive Committee also confirmed that the FIFA Club World Cup 2011 would be held in Japan as scheduled.
Furthermore, outgoing Executive Committee member Geoff Thompson was appointed as chairman of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) for the remainder of the term until September 2013. He had been appointed to this role ad interim in December 2010.
The committee approved the preliminary competition formats and draw procedures for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ which had been presented by the six confederations. It also determined that the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of July 2011 would be used for the continental draws that will take place at the Preliminary Draw for this competition, with the exception of CONCACAF, who will use the March 2011 rankings, which were the ones used for the first round of the preliminary competition in that region.
In addition, the Executive Committee decided to abolish extra time for the FIFA U-17 World Cups and the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cups with immediate effect, after a proposal was made by the Medical Committee and the FIFA Task Force Football 2014.
Finally, the committee approved the Gender Verification Regulations in order to have more clearly defined and legally binding regulations on this topic. The regulations will apply with immediate effect. More information can be found on FIFA.com.