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Belgium re-elects De Keersmaecker

Published: Monday 24 June 2013, 9.17CET
François De Keersmaecker will serve a further two-year term after being re-elected as president of the Royal Belgian Football Association (URBSFA-KBVB).
by Berend Scholten
Belgium re-elects De Keersmaecker
Royal Belgian Football Association (URBSFA-KBVB) president François De Keersmaecker ©UEFA.com
Published: Monday 24 June 2013, 9.17CET

Belgium re-elects De Keersmaecker

François De Keersmaecker will serve a further two-year term after being re-elected as president of the Royal Belgian Football Association (URBSFA-KBVB).

François De Keersmaecker has been unanimously re-elected as president of the Royal Belgian Football Association (URBSFA-KBVB) for the next two seasons.

The 55-year-old, re-elected by the Executive Committee, has been Belgian FA president since June 2006, succeeding Jan Peeters. The tenth president of the association, he is the son-in-law of the late former supremo Louis Wouters, who led the URBSFA-KBVB between 1967 and 1987. De Keersmaecker is also first vice-chairman of the UEFA Legal Committee and member of the FIFA Legal Committee.

De Keersmaecker looked back at an exciting league season and praised the national team's promising efforts to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He also hailed a number of association initiatives, such as the new digital referees' reports designed to improve organisational efficiency in this area, and the introduction of a new mobile application in which all scores from the lowest to the highest leagues can be accessed by players and fans.

"They are the most important factor to us – the players and the fans. They form the foundation of our football," De Keersmaecker said.

Last updated: 24/06/13 11.26CET

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