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FIFA plan review of Premiership global plans

FIFA's executive committee is to review the Premier League's plan to host five competitive matches overseas from 2011 at its next meeting in March.

FIFA has demanded to inspect the plans, which must also be approved by the Football Associations of the countries in which the games are to be played, according to FIFA statutes.

"We will expect official documents from the Premier League to be sent to us and the matter will be brought to the attention of the executive," said Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president.

The Premier League failed to consult FIFA before announcing the proposals, which call for overseas matches to start in the 2010-11 season with five cities hosting two matches each on the same January weekend.

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