ZURICH -- A new FIFA task force will suggest ways of improving football at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday he wants "a more attractive World Cup" than the one he saw in South Africa, where seven of 64 matches ended goalless -- including six in a cautiously played opening phase.
Called "Task Force Football 2014," its brief will include looking at new ways to decide group-stage matches and how games are refereed.
The panel will include members of existing FIFA committees and will mirror the one set up after the low-scoring 1990 World Cup in Italy, Blatter said.
"In 1990, football was not at its best level. Twenty years later we are doing it again," he said after a two-day executive committee meeting.
FIFA also wants fans to see improved ticket operations at the next World Cup.
The ruling executive approved the creation of a FIFA company to have "stronger control" over ticketing, which was widely criticized in South Africa.
FIFA said in a statement it wants to ensure "clearer allocation of tasks and decision-making power" between the local organizing committee and British-based company MATCH, which had exclusive rights to distribute World Cup tickets.
Group matches were played with thousands of empty seats in most stadiums, yet FIFA and MATCH directors Jaime and Enrique Byrom failed to explain why.
Blatter said he will check Brazil's World Cup preparations after FIFA completes investigations into alleged bribery and collusion in bidding for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
"In the third week in November I will be visiting Brazil and I hope to shake hands with the newly elected president," he said.
Dilma Rousseff and Jose Serra are candidates contesting an election Sunday to succeed President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
In other decisions:
-- The 2011 FIFA Congress in Zurich was scheduled to take place May 31-June 1, when national members are set to vote in their own presidential election. Blatter will seek a fourth term in office though no challenger has yet been confirmed.
-- Prize money of $7.6 million (5.5 million) will be paid to teams at the 2011 Women's World Cup, an increase of $1.2 million (0.86 million). The tournament is played June 26-July 17 in Germany.
-- FIFA approved an additional $2 million (1.44 million) funding for Pakistan's federation to renovate football infrastructure damaged by floods.