Blatter to reveal reform plans

Jul 20, 2015, 7:16 AM EDT
A sign of the FIFA is seen at the entrance of the football's world body on July 20, 2015 in Zurich. FIFA leaders met July 20 to decide a date for an election to replace president Sepp Blatter and reform steps as football's world body confronts its biggest corruption crisis.
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter is set to announce his plans to reform football's crisis-hit governing body on Monday.

Blatter will also hold talks with Fifa's executive committee over a date for the new presidential election, writes the BBC.

The 79-year-old announced on 2 June he was stepping aside as head of Fifa, having just been re-elected.

December 16 has been earmarked by several regional football confederations as their preferred date for the new ballot. But the date for what is billed as an 'emergency congress' could slip to early 2016 given Blatter's reported desire to stay in power until the new year.

European governing body Uefa is likely to push hard in Monday's meeting for a December date but is not expected to seek to force Blatter out early - especially given that interim control of the organisation would fall to the Swiss's close ally Issa Hayatou.

The emergency talks will mark the first time executives have formally met since the arrest of seven football officials in Zurich in May - part of a US criminal investigation into alleged large-scale corruption and bribery.