FIFA to decide president election date

Updated: 2015-07-20 11:07


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FIFA to decide president election date

Brazil fans wear masks of FIFA president Sepp Blatter (L) and Homer Simpson as they await the start of their team's first round Copa America 2015 soccer match against Colombia at Estadio Monumental David Arellano in Santiago, Chile, June 17, 2015.  [Photo/Agencies]

ZURICH -- FIFA's executive committee is to meet at the soccer world governing body's headquarters on Monday to set the president election date.

FIFA leader Sepp Blatter held talks with his vice presidents late Sunday ahead of a meeting to set a date for an election. The group discussed the date, but sources at the talks with top officials from five of the regional confederations would not say if they agreed when the vote should be held.

None of the regional leaders are yet candidates for the election but UEFA president, Frenchman Michel Platini, 60, is considering a run.

The meeting was held one day after former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb appeared in a New York court and pleaded not guilty to accepting bribes. He was released on 10 million dollars in bail.

Blatter was reelected to a fifth term on May 29, just two days after Webb and six other FIFA officials were arrested in a raid on the luxury Zurich hotel where Sunday's meeting took place.