Reform Taskforce 29 Analysis

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In order to achieve our goal for FIFA, Reform Taskforce 29 has created three objectives that will guide in accomplishing everything necessary to regain the trust of the football culture worldwide.
Equality. Our first objective is to have FIFA re-establish its relationship with the worldwide football community, and promote equality all throughout the game of football. Our first action in accomplishing this objective would be to monitor and regulate the marketing and expenses of both the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup to ensure equal promotion for the Women’s World Cup. In the 2011-2014 Expense sheet of FIFA, it shows they spent approximately four times more money on the FIFA World Cup than on “Other FIFA Events” (65th FIFA Congress,
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The next objective that Reform Taskforce 29 looks to accomplish is to rethink the way FIFA is governed. Sepp Blatter, the former President of FIFA throughout all of the corruption allegations, led the organization for 17 years. In 2015, many top executives were arrested on suspicion of corruption while attending FIFA meetings. These executives accepted kickbacks and other incentives from nations bidding the host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. Following the arrest of these individuals, Blatter resigned his position of President just days after winning an election to remain in office. Blatter was under suspicion of corruption after a large payment was made to Michel Platini, President of UEFA, Europe’s football confederation, for what Blatter explains as “advisory work.” While many programs and initiatives were completed under the leadership of Blatter, we need to discover beneficial strategies to elect non-corrupt leadership in a democratic and fair manner. Our first action to complete this objective is to limit the length of a president’s term in office. According to Emmanuel Bayle, “FIFA must follow the International Olympic Committee’s example and limit presidential terms of office...This would improve democracy throughout the organization and prevent cults building up around omnipotent, lifelong leaders” (Bayle, 2015.) Our second action to complete this objective would create a smaller and more diverse FIFA executive committee. This FIFA executive committee should meet six times a year, two more than the current committee, in order to provide checks and balances on the president’s power. “The new committee should be reduced in size, contain more women, be more professional and include independent administrators with skills in areas such as marketing, law and finance” (Bayle, 2015.) The final action to complete this objective would be to create an international organization that regulates sport governance (Bayle, 2015.) FIFA could team up with
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