Zurich - FIFA leader Sepp Blatter held talks with his vice presidents late on
Sunday ahead of a meeting to set a date for an election of a new supremo of the
scandal tainted world football body.
The group discussed the date, but sources at the talks with top officials
from five of the regional confederations, including UEFA's Michel Platini,
would not say if they agreed when the vote should be held.
Neither Blatter nor Issa Hayatou of the Confederation of African Football,
the Asian Football Confederation's Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa,
CONCACAF interim chief Alfredo Hawit, Juan Angel Napout of South America's
CONMEBOL and Oceania's David Chung commented after the talks.
None of the regional leaders are yet candidates for the election but French
football legend Platini, 60, is considering a run.
FIFA's executive committee is to meet at the world body's headquarters on
Monday to set the election date.
Blatter could also announce reforms he wants to set underway as FIFA reels
from the worst corruption crisis in its history.
The meeting was held one day after former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb
appeared in a New York court and pleaded not guilty to accepting bribes. He was
released on $10 million in bail.
Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term on May 29, just two days after Webb
and six other FIFA officials were arrested in a raid on the luxury Zurich hotel
where Sunday's meeting took place.
Webb agreed to be extradited this week. The six others are fighting their
transfer to the United States.
US prosecutors have charged 14 people - football officials and marketing
business executives -- over bribes totalling more than $159 million.