On 29 May the FIFA Congress, the supreme legislative body of FIFA, will meet at the Hallenstadion in Zurich for the 65th time in its history to discuss and decide global football’s most significant managerial matters. This will be the ninth edition of the congress hosted in FIFA’s home city since the organisation settled its headquarters in Switzerland in 1932 and it will be capped by the elections for the Office of the FIFA President.
The 65th FIFA Congress will be officially kicked-off with the opening ceremony, which is set to take place on Thursday 28 May, at Zurich’s Theater 11 and will be streamed live on FIFA.com at 17:00 local time.
FIFA’s official website will also provide live video coverage of what promises to be an eventful day of deliberations on Friday 29 May, starting at 09.30 local time. The morning session is set to be highlighted by the presentation of the results of FIFA’s work in 2014, approval of the budget for 2016 and an update on strategic and sports-political matters, as well as on decisions passed at the 2014 Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil – with considerations on such pressing issues as Third-Party Ownership and the fight against discrimination and racism.
Throughout the afternoon, the legislative body will focus on the installation of the vice-presidents and members of the Executive Committee, as well as the process for the election of the FIFA President. A press conference will be held at the Hallenstadion 45 minutes after the 65th FIFA Congress is officially closed and this, too, will be streamed live on FIFA.com.