The reforms were supported by 179 of the 207 Member Associations present and eligible to vote at the Extraordinary Congress in Zurich. The Congress will also elect a new FIFA President.
“We stand united in our determination to put things right, so that the focus can return to football once again,” said Acting FIFA President Issa Hayatou. “The hard work of restoring trust and improving how we work begins now.”
“This will create a system of stronger governance and greater diversity that will give football a strong foundation on which to thrive. It will help to restore trust in our organisation. And it will deter future wrongdoing.”
The main aspects of the approved reforms have been incorporated into an amended version of the FIFA Statutes. A summary of the approved reforms is available here.
In accordance with art. 29 of the current edition of the FIFA Statutes, the statutory amendments passed today will come into effect for the members 60 days after the close of the Congress.