The FIFA Executive Committee meets next week (Thursday 15 and Friday 16 (March) to deal with a wide range of matters including various FIFA competitions.
The Executive of the world-governing football body will also receive information on the recently concluded agreement with the European Commission on principles for international transfers. Moreover, the Executive Committee will discuss the problem of falsified passports.
Some 15 months before the kick-off to the first FIFA World Cup(tm) in the new millennium, a report will be given on the current status of preparations for the competition due to be held in Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June 2002. Other World Cup-related matters deal with the meetings held so far with the Local Organising Committee Germany 2006, while an interim report is expected from the FIFA Strategic Study Committee on the issue of the rotation of the FIFA World Cup.
The FIFA youth competitions will command a fair share of attention, with preparations for the World Youth Championship in Argentina (17 June to 8 July) and the U-17 World Championship in Trinidad and Tobago (14 to 30 September) being under way. Regarding the 2003 editions of these events, the FIFA Executive will have to decide on the respective hosts.
A report will be received on various issues concerning the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup (30 May to 10 June in Korea and Japan), including preparations for the draw on 4 April on Jeju Island (Seogwipo-City).
Information will also be given on the recently concluded agreement with the European Commission on principles for international transfers, while the Committee will also discuss the problem of falsified passports.
Finally, the Executive will be briefed on the fight against racism, which will be the topic of a conference in Buenos Aires on 6 July, just before the FIFA Extraordinary Congress.
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