CONCACAF top officials travel to Zurich to attend the first full FIFA Executive Committee meeting under President Blatter

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Both President Jack Warner and General Secretary Chuck Blazer, together with CONCACAF's third Executive Committee member Mr. Isaac Sasso Sasso of Costa Rica, will travel to Zurich this week to attend the first full FIFA Executive Committee meeting under President Sepp Blatter.

The meeting, -scheduled over two days, September 24 and 25,- will deal with administrative business and points listed for information and discussion on the first day. Matters requiring decision will be treated on the second day. On the agenda for matters requiring decisions: FIFA competitions including the World Cup, the FIFA Confederations' Cup, the Women's World Cup, the World Under-17 Championship and a possible new world club championship; also disputes with various national associations.

Among the issues reserved for debate and, if appropriate, for resolutions to be passed: "The FIFA President's 11-point Programme:"

1. The World Cup, Korea/Japan 2002;
2. Football and its implications to health;
3. The International Centre for Sports Studies at Neuchatel University (Switzerland);
4. SOS Children's Villages, the charity organization supported by FIFA;
5. Dialogue with government authorities, particularly the European Union, regarding political interference in football;
6. Relations with other sports organizations, particularly the IOC regarding the future of football at the Olympic Games;
7. The distribution policy of the World Cup television rights to ensure that as many viewers as possible can continue to see television broadcasts free of extra charges;
8. The use of revenue from the television and marketing contracts;
9. The trend towards creating independent leagues, or leagues founded by major clubs;
10. Further improvement to refereeing standards with the aim of enabling referees to serve football more fully;
11. Enhancing the role of the Confederations.