FIFA chief Infantino might call on PM Modi next month to discuss Indian football | Football News

KOLKATA: World football governing body chairman Gianni Infantino could visit India next month and ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the way forward for Indian football.
This was revealed during the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Football Federation of India (AIFF) here on Monday.
Infantino’s visit, if it takes place, will coincide with the final leg of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in the country from October 11-30.
“At the start of the meeting, members were informed that FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino may travel to India during the last week of October, to visit the Honorable Prime Minister. Shri Narendra Modi to discuss the way forward for Indian football,” the AIFF said in a statement released after the executive committee meeting.
“The (AIFF) President briefed the Executive Committee on the deliberations that have taken place with the FIFA President and also the possibility of him meeting our Prime Minister, which would be updated once scheduled,” the Secretary said. general of the AIFF. Shaji Prabhakaran.
“It would be an important day once the President of FIFA meets our honorable Prime Minister. They would make announcements which would be groundbreaking,” he added.
This was the second executive committee meeting of the new dispensation led by the president Kalyan Chaubey and General Secretary Prabhakaran.
Former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal goalkeeper Chaubey became the new AIFF President after beating former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia 33-1 in polls decided by 34 members of the electoral college made up of representatives of state associations.
Chaubey, a leader of West Bengal’s Bharatiya Janata Party, thus became the first former Indian player to be elected as head of the country’s football governing body.

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