FIFA Chief to Attend Football Summit in Muscat

FIFA Chief to Attend Football Summit in Muscat
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Gianni Infantino
Gianni Infantino

Gianni Infantino, the president of the world football governing body, FIFA, will take part in the forthcoming sixth FIFA Executive Football Summit in 2017-2018 series to be held in Muscat on February 7.

The summit, originally scheduled to be held on Sunday, has now been rescheduled for Wednesday at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah.

Representative of 22 associations from different confederations will talk on shaping world football with discussions to focus on the FIFA Forward programme as well as youth and women’s competitions

The series of summits was launched in Paris in November 2016 by Infantino, who made it clear that the beautiful game can only develop successfully if FIFA cooperates closely and communicates regularly with its 211 member associations.

“It is important that in future the decisions at FIFA are not dictated from the top but really come from those who have to engage with and organise football in their countries every day,” he said.

Since then, 12 strategy summits have been held around the globe in the 2016-2017 series, with approximately 20 member associations discussing predefined topics and inspiring each other at each event.

Muscat marks the sixth in a series of 12 meetings taking place in 2017-2018. Representatives will report on their experiences and country-specific issues and bring themselves up to date on the global game. The summit provides all of the delegates with an opportunity to share their knowledge and coordinate next steps.

The member associations taking part in Muscat are Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Syria, Qatar, Libya, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greece, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Gibraltar and hosts Oman.

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