In August 2000, the FIFA Executive Committee and the FIFA Congress had already taken a decision in favour of a future rotation of FIFA’s flagship competition, the World Cup.

At today’s first part of its regular meeting in Zurich, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed — to details that are yet to be determined – that the rotation of the FIFA World Cup™, due to begin in 2010, would start in Africa.

The meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee will continue tomorrow Friday. More detailed information on this matter will be given at the media conference scheduled for 13.00 at the Sonnenberg auditorium.

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