Executive of scandal-plagued Fifa to meet

The executive committee of the Zurich-based organization will likely be updated around the US and Swiss corruption investigations which involve some of its own members, football’s governing body said.

President Sepp Blatter will also “very likely” take component in the press conference following the two-day meeting, a Fifa spokesman told AFP.

The session which will open on Thursday at 2pm neighborhood time and close on Friday afternoon, will be overseen by deputy secretary basic Markus Kattner, who has stepped in to replace Valcke.

Valcke was place on indefinite leave final week more than accusations that he agreed to let Planet Cup tickets be sold at a vastly inflated value.

The Frenchman strongly denied the allegations.

His eviction has only served to heighten the suspicion which is swirling about Blatter’s final months in workplace with the election of his successor set for February 26th.

Fifa mentioned inside a statement that the executive committee agenda would contain “an update on the Swiss and US investigations” as a part of the corruption probe.

The 25 committee members, like vice-president Michel Platini, the UEFA president and favourite to succeed Blatter, will also get a 1st update on the work of Swiss lawyer Francois Carrard, appointed by FIFA credit to carry out reforms within the wake on the corruption scandal that erupted final Might, when seven football officials were arrested at a Zurich hotel around the eve of a FIFA credit Congress.

The seven Fifa officials have been amongst 14 men and women facing charges inside the United states more than greater than $150 million (137.87 million euros) of bribes for advertising and marketing and broadcasting contracts.

In parallel, Swiss investigators are looking in to the awarding from the 2018 and 2022 Globe Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively.