FIFA reform talks on age, term limits, WCup bids

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ZURICH (AP) -- A FIFA working group began talks Monday that could result in age and term limits for world soccer leaders and change how World Cup hosts are chosen.

FIFA said a 10-point proposal will be sent to national federations by the panel of chief executives and legal directors from FIFA and its six continental confederations.

The FIFA Congress of 209 members is scheduled to meet in May and vote on ongoing reforms promised by president Sepp Blatter after a series of bribery and bidding scandals.

Proposals under discussion include an age limit of 72 for FIFA election candidates and a two-term, eight-year limit for the president.

All of FIFA's members likely will be asked to choose future World Cup hosts instead of the FIFA executive committee, which was discredited by corruption allegations linked to the 2018 and 2022 bidding contests two years ago.