Fifa will discuss December executive meeting venue change

Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter has been president of Fifa since 1998

Fifa will discuss on Friday a possible new venue and date for December's executive committee meeting which was originally scheduled for Japan.

Seven of the governing body's officials were arrested in Zurich on 27 May on corruption charges by United States authorities and face extradition.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is not among those who have been indicted.

But the 79-year-old would be more vulnerable to an extradition request if he left his native Switzerland.

He would have protection from extradition from his homeland because Article 7 of IMAC (the governing Swiss law) prohibits the extradition of Swiss nationals.

Since the corruption charges Blatter's only official trip abroad has been to Russia for the World Cup qualifying draw in St Petersburg in late July.

A Fifa spokeswoman confirmed the venue change was under discussion but gave no reason for its debate.

Blatter won a fifth consecutive Fifa presidential election on 29 May but following claims of corruption announced his decision to step down on 2 June.

He will leave the role at a Fifa extraordinary congress on 26 February.

The agenda for the congress will be approved by Blatter's executive panel in a two-day meeting in Zurich later this week.

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