The football family is reunited in Sydney this week for an important gathering. Meetings of the Executive Committee took place on 26 and 27 May and the 58th FIFA Congress followed over the next two days. FIFA.com will be streaming the highlights of the week live - and for free. Click here to relive the press conference
The entire FIFA Congress was streamed live from 09.30-14.30 local time (01.30-06.30 CET) on Friday 30 May, followed by the post-Congress press conference at 15.30 (07.30 CET). The Congress dealt with FIFA's revised budget for the period 2007-2010, suspensions, expulsions and admissions of Member Associations and amendments to the FIFA Statutes. At the heart of the debates was the 6+5 question, the ratification of the new World Anti-Doping Code and discussions on matches played at high altitude.
The first item on the agenda was the post-Executive Committee press conference, which was held at 15.00 local time (07.00 CET) on Tuesday. The FIFA Executive Committee designated the host countries for the following tournaments: the FIFA Club World Cups for 2009 and 2010, the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2010, the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2011 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2011. Other topics on the agenda were the status of preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, FIFA's upcoming tournaments and the new World Anti-Doping Code, which will be submitted to the FIFA Congress for ratification.
Summary of forthcoming streamed events
*Friday 30 May * 09.30-14.30 local time (01.30-06.30 CET): The 58th FIFA Congress
15.30 local time (07.30 CET) : Post-Congress press conference
*If you want to know more about the Congress: its role, who votes and its history, click on the link to the right to find out more.