Sepp Blatter, the self-proclaimed "captain" of "the FIFA ship," has announced that future World Cup hosts will be determined by a vote of the 208 FIFA member associations as opposed to the 24-man executive committee.
"In the future, the World Cup will be decided by the FIFA Congress," Blatter told the Congress in Zurich. "The executive committee will create a shortlist – but will make no recommendations, only a list – and the congress will decide on the venue."
You can watch the FIFA Congress via live stream here.
Here are a couple of more items to come out of the FIFA Congress:
ELECTION NOT POSTPONED
Despite calls for the postponement of the FIFA presidential election by English FA chairman David Bernstein, the election will proceed as scheduled on Wednesday.
Bernstein's notion was taken to vote, and the member nations that wished to have everything stay on schedule won the vote, 172-17.
Blatter is the only candidate up for election after challenger Mohamed Bin Hammam withdrew amid corruption charges.
GERMAN FEDERATION QUESTIONS 2022 VOTE
The head of the German Federation, Theo Zwanziger, has questioned the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Zwanziger, who is running for a spot on FIFA's executive committee but was not a part of it during the World Cup vote, told reporters that, "There is a considerable degree of suspicion that one cannot sweep aside. I must expect that awarding this World Cup under these conditions needs to be examined anew."
What do you think about the potential change in how World Cup hosts are determined? Did you ever expect the election be postponed? Holding out hope that the 2022 World Cup host will be re-chosen?
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