The congress was held at the same time as the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The delegates included President Lee Harmon, Vice President Jake Numanga, Board Members John Paul Wilson and Moeroa Tamangaro.
As the delegates prepared to depart for South Africa emotions of excitement were eminent as each member looked towards the biggest games being played and watched by every nation on Earth.
Just one day before the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, President Joseph S. Blatter invited the FIFA Congress to continue working together into the future and announced that he would be at the disposal of the Congress to run for another term in 2011 so as to be able to complete FIFA’s current mission.
The Congress received a review of FIFA’s finances over the past 15 years, as well as an update on FIFA’s current financial situation. Financial reports for 2009 and Budgets for 2010 were discussed and approved. Furthermore, the Congress approved an amendment to the FIFA Statutes to create a legal basis for the establishment of normalization committees for member associations in exceptional circumstances.
The member associations were informed that each would receive an additional financial contribution from FIFA of USD 250,000 in 2010, while the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and the five other confederations learned that each would receive an additional USD 2.5 million as a share in the success of FIFA’s 2009 financial results.
After the FIFA Congress all delegates representing the 208 Member Association’s attended the opening match between the host nation South Africa and Mexico.
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