An Extraordinary UEFA Congress will be scheduled for 14 September 2016
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027 - 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress scheduled for 14 September in Athens
The UEFA Executive Committee today met in Basel ahead of the UEFA Europa League final and decided on the timeline for UEFA Presidential elections.
An Extraordinary UEFA Congress will be scheduled for 14 September 2016 in Athens. This Congress will also serve to elect the European female member of the FIFA Council. Candidates for both elections will have until 20 July to formally submit their candidature.
Regarding the integration of Kosovan clubs in the UEFA competitions 2016/17, the UEFA Executive Committee decided that the domestic champion and the domestic cup winner could be admitted to the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League respectively, only if they could meet licensing criteria under article 15 of the UEFA Club Licensing & Financial Fair Play regulations. This assessment will be made by the UEFA administration within the deadline of 31 May 2016.
Finally, a task force will be created to discuss how the national teams of Gibraltar and Kosovo will be integrated into the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers following their admission as FIFA member associations.