Stewart Regan has today reiterated the Scottish FA’s call for change within FIFA, world football’s governing body.

Following today’s revelations in Zurich ahead of Friday’s FIFA Congress, the Chief Executive revealed that should the Presidential election go ahead as planned, the Scottish FA would vote for Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, the only standing opponent to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, after the withdrawals of Dutch FA President, Michael van Praag, and the Portuguese legend, Luis Figo, last week.

The Chief Executive, the President, Campbell Ogilvie, and vice-President, Alan McRae, flew out to Zurich today ahead of the FIFA Congress, which is now shrouded in uncertainty and controversy after a number of FIFA officials were arrested. The Scottish FA delegation will attend a meeting with UEFA, European football’s governing body, and its 54 member associations ahead of the Congress.

“What has happened today underlines the need for fundamental change in how FIFA is governed,” said Regan. “We will discuss the Scottish FA’s position with UEFA but also establish the position of all European national associations when we receive more information on what is a developing situation.

“We have stated before that we believe for the good of the game’s image, integrity and indeed future prosperity that Mr Blatter should stand down and allow FIFA to radically improve its governance and credibility. After today’s events, that position has crystallised still further.”