Fifa To Elect New President On Dec 16

Fifa To Elect New President On Dec 16

Scandal-hit Fifa is likely to elect a new president at a Dec. 16 emergency meeting in Zurich, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

“The BBC has learned that is the likely date for an emergency meeting in Zurich to decide his successor,” the report said without citing sources.

“Representatives from all 209 member associations will be invited to the Swiss city to vote in a new presidential election,” it added.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter tendered his resignation last Tuesday, less than a week after Swiss police staged a dawn raid on a luxury hotel in Zurich and arrested several officials on corruption charges filed by U.S. prosecutors in New York.

However, Blatter is intent on staying in office until his successor is appointed.