What are the key FIFA reforms being proposed?

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FIFA will vote on reforms on Friday designed to repair the image of football's world governing body and guard against future misdemeanours after the worst crisis in its near-112 history.

Here Press Association Sport looks at the proposed reforms, which FIFA hopes its national member associations, and the six continental confederations will vote to adopt.

For the proposals to address issues of governance, accountability, transparency and diversity to be adopted, a 50 per cent turnout is required, with 75 per cent in favour.

:: Separation of political power and management functions

The 24-member FIFA executive committee will be disbanded and replaced by the 36-seat FIFA council. It will be responsible for setting the overall strategic direction, with a new general secretariat (effectively an executive board) overseeing the daily operational and commercial actions. The council members will be elected by the member associations of the respective region under FIFA's electoral regulations.

:: Integrity checks

An independent FIFA review committee will conduct compulsory and comprehensive integrity checks for all members of FIFA's standing committees.

:: Term limits and disclosure of salaries

The maximum length of period an individual can serve as FIFA president - or as a member of the FIFA council, the audit and compliance committee and the judicial bodies - is 12 years (three terms of four years). The compensation received by key figures will be declared publicly. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter's salary is expected to be disclosed in March's 2015 finance report.

:: Women in football

A minimum of one female representative per confederation must be elected as a council member in a bid to increase the role of women in the governance of football, so at least six members out of the 36 must be women. Promoting the role of women is considered a key objective to ensure diverse decision making and amend the culture.

:: Independence

Finance, development and governance committees must have a minimum number of independent members who will be audited by a fully independent audit and compliance committee. The control of money flows will be enhanced. Judicial bodies - ethics, disciplinary, appeal committees - will in future be completely independent.

:: Streamlined operations to enhance efficiency

The number of committees will be reduced from 26 to nine in a bid to increase efficiency. A dedicated football stakeholders committee will include members representing players, clubs and leagues.

:: Human rights

FIFA's commitment to human rights will be enshrined in its statutes.

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