The FAI has revealed that it has made a written request for a deferment of the body's meeting with the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport scheduled for 16 October. 

"The letter, sent by company secretary Rea Walshe (FAI chief operating officer), acknowledges that Sport Ireland have already asked for a postponement of their appearance before the Committee on the same day," the statement read.

"The Board has asked the Oireachtas Committee to wait to call the FAI before it again until the Kosi Report, commissioned by Sport Ireland, is published. The FAI has yet to be given any date for the publication of this Kosi report."

The Kosi Corporation are the firm contracted by Sport Ireland to examine the FAI's finances and they recently informed the committee that more time would be needed to complete the report in "light of developments in recent days".

Those developments include the departure of former FAI CEO John Delaney from his post as executive vice president.

The FAI statement added: "The letter also states that the appointment of four Independent Directors, including an Independent Chairperson, to the Board is imminent whilst several key members of the FAI Board and Executive Management team are only due back in Ireland on the afternoon of 16 October after the EURO 2020 qualifier in Switzerland the night before."