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Central Role In 2018 FIFA World Cup Bidding Procedure

The FIFA Ethics Committee, chaired by Lord Sebastian Coe, will be playing a central role in the procedure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. To achieve this objective, :he independent judicial body agreed at its plenary meeting in Zurich on 18 December 2007 to broaden its remit. In future, in addition to the member associations, the confederations and the Executive Committee, Doth the chairman and the deputy chairman of the Ethics Committee will, at their discretion, also be able to seek clarification on issues brought to their attention through different channels and bodies from those stipulated in the FIFA Code of EThics. Lord Coe welcomed this expansion of the committee’s remit. “Having reported back to the committee on the correspondence and discussions I had in the summer with the FIFA administration, I have now received endorsement to strengthen the role of the committee,” he said. “The committee is now clearly positioned alongside the other judicial bodies of FIFA and will enjoy independence and support, benefiting from budgetary means, administrative and secretarial assistance as well as being able to seek legal advice where necessary.”
With respect to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, the Ethics Committee agreed that it should have a pivotal function in overseeing the bidding. As FIFA will be producing the protocol for the bidding, the chairman, of the Ethics Committee was as,