It is difficult to accept women in governance: FIFA President

ANI| Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014, 14:00 PM IST

London: A day before the Women`s U-20 World Cup kicked off in Canada, FIFA President Sepp Blatter reportedly said that it is difficult to accept women in FIFA`s executive committee because Football is very macho.

Blatter was speaking at a press conference in Toronto on Monday evening. He made the above statement on being asked about FIFA`s plans to improve the gender ratio in the male-dominated governance committee, The Guardian reported.

He conceded that the confederations, which elect the members of the executive, would never elect a lady and added that it is not easy for women to have a position inside FIFA.

However, he also added that he hoped that the situation would change one day when a woman is appointed the President of the governing body.