FIFA disbands Franz Beckenbauer-led task force
Last Updated: October 31, 2012 3:00pm
Franz Beckenbauer: German legend will continue his work with FIFA to improve football
FIFA has disbanded a task force set up last year to look at ways to make football more entertaining ahead of the 2014 World Cup finals.
The FIFA Task Force Football 2014 was led by former German World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer and was started in May 2011 with the objective "to look at proposals to improve both the attractiveness of football and match control in elite competitions".
Beckenbauer and other members of the task force will now join the permanent FIFA Football Committee and will continue to find ways to improve the game.
"The work of these task forces has been a great success, and they testified the need to push forward the reform process of FIFA, which was apparent in each of their meetings," said FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
"They have been an example of vision and open discussion. On behalf of FIFA, I would like to express our gratitude to them for their extraordinary work."