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FIFA approves change to voting system for World Cup hosts

Zurich: FIFA approved plans to change the voting system used for choosing World Cup hosts on Wednesday following the re-election of Sepp Blatter as president.

FIFA`s Congress voted by 176 votes to four in favour of a proposal from Blatter under which the executive committee of the 208-member Congress would choose from a shortlist prepared by the executive committee.

Currently, the hosts are chosen by the 24-man executive committee.

Congress also approved changes intended to strengthen the ethics committee and to create a new watchdog named the "solution committee."

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