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The FIFA Emergency Committee has taken today, 18 December 2015, a series of decisions concerning FIFA member associations.

Under the circumstances which resulted from the recent indictment by US authorities of the president of the Honduran FA (FENAFUTH), Mr Alfredo Hawit, the president of the Guatemalan Football Association (FEDEFUT), Mr Brayan Jimenez, and a member of the FEDEFUT Executive Committee, Mr Hector Trujillo, the Emergency Committee has decided, in accordance with article 33 of the FIFA Statutes and in consultation with CONCACAF, to nominate normalisation committees for the respective member associations.

The normalisation committees will be made up of five members to be identified by FIFA and CONCACAF in the near future and whose tasks will be to run the daily business of FENAFUTH and FEDEFUT respectively, to revise their statutes in order to bring them in line with the FIFA Standard Statutes, and to organise elections accordingly.

The mandates of the respective normalisation committees will last until 30 September 2016. The members of the normalisation committees will not be eligible for any of the open positions.

In addition, the FIFA Emergency Committee has decided to extend the mandate of the normalisation committee of the Football Association of Maldives (FAM) until 31 March 2016 so as to enable FAM to adopt new statutes and complete the registration process of its statutes with the authorities, as well as to organise an elective congress.

It was also decided to replace two members of the normalisation committees of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) following the resignation of Mr Chaiprasit and Mr Vadhanasara. Furthermore, it was decided to remove two members, Mr Médard Sessinou and Mr Laurent Houngnibo, from the normalisation committee of the Benin Football Association and to allow the normalisation committee to continue with five members.

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