Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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2006 FIFA World Cup™ and Congress at centre of discussions

A number of FIFA committees will be meeting in Munich between 3 and 5 June 2006, with the spotlight falling on the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ and the 56th FIFA Congress.

On 3 June, the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup™ will concentrate on last-minute preparations for the year's main football event, dealing in particular with information on the opening of the tournament as well as various other issues.

The FIFA Executive Committee will meet on 4 and 5 June. The agenda for the meeting features a number of points, including the ratification of dates for the confederations' competitions in 2007 and 2008 for inclusion in the coordinated international match calendar, updates on legal disputes that FIFA is currently involved in (e.g. G-14, Charleroi case) and a report on the most recent discussions between FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Also on the agenda is a proposal to amend the FIFA Statutes to allow the creation of a new, independent Ethics Committee, which would then be submitted to Congress for approval, as well as various other Congress-related matters.

Meeting programme:

Saturday, 03.06.2006

09.00 - FIFA Finance Committee, Bayerischer Hof

13.00 - Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup™, Bayerischer Hof

16.00 - Media conference, Bayerischer Hof

Sunday, 04.06.2006

10.00 - FIFA Executive Committee (part I), Bayerischer Hof

Monday, 05.06.2006

09.00 - FIFA Executive Committee (part II), Bayerischer Hof

13.00 - Media conference, Bayerischer Hof

Wednesday, 07.06.2006

13.00-15.30 - Opening of the 56th FIFA Congress, ICM

Thursday, 08.06.2006

09.30-16.00 - 56th FIFA Congress, ICM

15.00 (to be confirmed)- Media conference, ICM