This morning, FIFA’s President Joseph Blatter said he is against the age restrictions for the directors of this institution which is ruling the world wide football, but would accept a limit on the time they can hold the office.
“I am in favor of limiting the time they can serve the directors in office, but against an age limit,” Blatter said the German magazine Sport Bild.
The 76-year old Swiss and four times president of the FIFA added that “the ability has nothing to do with age” and that “there septuagenarians who are young at heart.”
The age limit established by the draft review of the FIFA statutes, is 72 years to the directors at the time of his election. Also, it will limit the terms of the president to two terms of four years and executive committee members to three terms of four years.
The proposal will be discussed at the annual FIFA Congress, which next year will be held in Mauritius.