12 Jun 2015

Timeframe for new FIFA boss set

8:18 am on 12 June 2015

The election to find a replacement for Sepp Blatter, the outgoing head of football's world governing body FIFA, will take place in Zurich between December and February.

It will be held during an extraordinary Congress which will consider reforms of FIFA's organisational structure, including changes to the statutes, a statement from FIFA said.

The outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who resigned from his role.

The outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who's resigned from his role. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The exact date for the vote will be decided at an executive committee meeting in Zurich on July 20th.

Blatter last week announced his resignation only four days after being elected for a fifth term of office.

His announcement came less than one week after Swiss police raided a luxury Zurich hotel and arrested seven football soccer officials wanted in the United States on charges of corruption.

The 79-year-old said that he would remain in office until a new president is chosen.