dthe way to Alexander Ceferin to an even longer term as President of the European Football Union, UEFA is free. The UEFA Congress in Paris voted en bloc on Thursday on several changes to the statutes. One of them allows Čeferin, in office since September 2016, to be re-elected in 2027.

The UEFA statutes establish a term limit of twelve years. Because Čeferin won his first mandate from the then banned Michel platinum took over, this no longer counts after Thursday's adjustment.

No debate

The German Football Federation supported the change of statutes. In the congress, only three of 55 national federations voted against it and one abstained. As a result, there was no deeper debate on the statutes. The changes themselves were approved by a large majority.

UEFA is mainly relying on a legal opinion according to which the previous wording of the statutes was not compatible with Swiss law. The umbrella organization is based in Nyon.

Čeferin has not yet announced whether he will run again in three years. Last year he was confirmed in the position by acclamation.