Media Release

Fédération Internationale de Football Association

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Thursday 07 December 2017, 21:27

Statement concerning the Football Federation of Australia

The situation of the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) was submitted to the FIFA Member Associations Committee during its meeting on 4 December 2017.

The Committee took note that proposals put forward by the FFA regarding the expansion of the FFA Congress failed to reach consensual agreement amongst the stakeholders at the extraordinary meeting convened on 30 November 2017. In addition, the Committee was informed of FFA's intention to immediately establish a Congress review working group involving all relevant stakeholders to agree on the future Congress model.

The Committee eventually decided to support the establishment of the Congress review working group by the FFA, provided that FIFA and AFC are fully involved in the process and that a clear roadmap ensuring a timely conclusion with the adoption of a more inclusive and representative membership model is established.

To this end, a FIFA/AFC mission will visit Sydney early next year to meet with FFA and the stakeholders (Member federations, A-League clubs, PFA) as well as any other relevant interlocutors, such as the Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC), that have been established in the meantime.

Based on the feedback received, FFA together with FIFA and AFC will define the terms of reference of the Congress review working group, including its objective, composition, mandate and timeline.