The Council attributes the decision to organize the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the FIFA Congress; also approves the financial statements for 2020 and the budget for 2022, published on FIFA.com
Meeting by videoconference, the FIFA Council today conferred on the FIFA Congress the decision to award the rights to organize the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ (https://fifa.fans/3vGb89k) .
So far, the decision has been taken by the FIFA Council, most recently in June 2020 when the hosting rights for the 2023 edition were awarded to Australia and New Zealand. As FIFA seeks to raise the profile of women’s football, this represents an important step in aligning the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the flagship men’s competition, the FIFA World Cup ™ (https://fifa.fans / 38qjc3Z).
The proposal will be submitted for final decision to the 71st FIFA Congress, which will meet virtually (for the second time) on May 21.
Calendar of international matches and release of players
The FIFA Council has received a report on the situation of international football during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bureau of the FIFA Council has extended until April 2021 the temporary amendments to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players concerning the release of players for international functions, and FIFA, FIFA confederations and member associations continue the dialogue with the national authorities on exemptions from the quarantine rules for players of national teams.
The FIFA Council has recognized that the highest priority in football is the health of the players and therefore the discussion around the release of players for international duty must maintain this perspective, especially since the situation of public health is evolving around the world.
Finances 2020 and budget 2022
The FIFA Council has also approved the organization’s annual report, which contains the financial statements for 2020 and the budget for 2022.
FIFA’s 2020 annual report focuses on the role played by the world’s football governing body in the fight against COVID-19, primarily through FIFA’s unprecedented COVID-19 relief plan, which set out provision $ 1.5 billion to support the 211 FIFA member associations and confederations. through periods of financial uncertainty.
The FIFA Annual Report 2020 (http://fifa.fans/2NCvWgQ) is available on FIFA.com.
2021 FIFA Arab Cup ™
The Council approved the competition rules for the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, confirming the match schedule and the draw procedure for the competition to be held in Qatar from December 1 to 18 this year.