FIFA unanimously approve 12-year term limit for president

In a statement, world football's governing body confirmed it had been agreed to introduce the reforms as part of broader measures in an attempt to restore credibility at the scandal-hit institution.

FIFA's Executive Committee on Thursday "unanimously" approved a programme of reforms which includes limiting presidents to a maximum 12 years in charge and introducing "transparency of compensation" for leading officials.

In a statement, world football's governing body confirmed it had been agreed to introduce the reforms as part of broader measures in an attempt to restore credibility at the scandal-hit institution.

The programme of reforms presided over by Reform Committee chairman Francois Carrard must get the approval of the 209 member federations at FIFA's extraordinary congress on February 26.

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