FIFAâ€™s Executive Committee meets on Thursday and Friday with South Africaâ€™s readiness for the 2010 World Cup and the legality of the 6+5 plan among the main items on the agenda.
The first meeting of the year, to be chaired by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, allows world soccerâ€™s governing body to give an update on a raft of issues in the game.
South Africaâ€™s preparations for the World Cup have been far from smooth and worries about ticket sales will almost certainly be discussed.
Organisers for Juneâ€™s Confederations Cup, the test event for 2010, said on Tuesday they were planning to sell in bulk and hold a big internal marketing drive to lift flagging ticket sales.
An agenda for the meeting sent to Reuters also includes Blatterâ€™s controversial 6+5 proposal, whereby clubs would have to field six homegrown players.
An update on a legal study conducted by the Institute for European Affairs (INEA) on the ideaâ€™s compatibility with European Union law will be heard. EU chiefs say the plan breaches the blocâ€™s strict rules on free movement of workers.
The desirability of co-hosts for World Cups is not due to be discussed but has been a hot topic in the media.
Joint bid proposals from Belgium and the Netherlands and Spain and Portugal for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were received by Mondayâ€™s deadline despite Blatter making it clear he favours single bidders.
â€œWhen we gave the 2002 World Cup to South Korea and Japan there were sporting and political reasons to share it,â€ Blatter told reporters in Manchester recently.
â€œWhat we found then was that that was not one World Cup in two countries but two World Cups in two countries, two organising committees and twice the expense.â€
Other issues on the agenda include Olympic soccer tournaments, the 2008 FIFA financial report and measures to protect minors in football.
A news conference will be held at the end of the Zurich meeting on Friday at 1400 GMT.\
DATED: 19th March 2009