12 August 2015
Francois Carrard, former IOC Director General, is appointed Head of FIFA Reform Committee
Former Director General of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Francois Carrard became the head of an independent working group on reforming the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
According to the official website of the organization Swiss Francois Carrard, who was Director General of the IOC from 1989 to 2003, was appointed after consultation with six football confederations, each of which will nominate two representatives to the Committee on Reforms. Within six months, the group will work out a reform package that will be presented before the Extraordinary FIFA Congress that will take place on February 26, 2016.
It is to be recalled that in late May this year the biggest scandal in the history of FIFA erupted, when in Zurich (Switzerland) a number of senior officials of the organization were detained on suspicion of corruption. A total of 14 former and current football officials were charged.
FIFA President Joseph Blatter announced his resignation after the corruption scandal. Elections of a new President will be held on February 26 next year at the FIFA Congress.