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.