70th FIFA Congress to be held online

The 70th FIFA Congress – originally scheduled to be hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – will be held as an online meeting on Friday, 18 September.

Concerns over the health and well-being of participants during the COVID-19 global pandemic, and continued travel restrictions affecting many countries, have resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many international events in various parts of the world, in line with the advice of many international bodies and public health authorities.

At such a critical time, FIFA recognises its responsibility beyond football to ensure that health remains the number one priority.

In the absence of an opportunity to gather together in one venue, and given FIFA’s wish to organise a Congress which all member associations are able to attend, the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided on 12 May to hold the 70th FIFA Congress as an online event. Participants, including FIFA’s 211 member associations, will take part in the Congress via videoconferencing technology.

The event will be broadcast live on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel as of 15:00 CET on Friday 18 September 2020.

Further details, including the agenda of the 70th FIFA Congress, will be published on FIFA.com in due course.