Saturday, March 24, 2007

FIFA President to arrive in Pakistan on 26 March

Joseph Sepp Blatter, the President of the world football body, FIFA, will arrive in Pakistan on a two-day visit on 26 March and will meet Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf on 27 March. He will be accompanied by Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed Bin Hammam, FIFA Goal Project Development Officer Vernon Manilal Fernando and FIFA Development Managers Eva Pasquier, David Borja and Andrea Sadecky .

Faisal Saleh Hayat, President of the Pakistan Football Federation, said it will be first-ever meeting of a FIFA President with Pakistan's Head of State in the PFF's 60-year history.

"Mr Blatter's main assignment is to will to inaugurate Lahore’s FIFA Football House a part of the FIFA Goal Project. The ceremony will feature speeches, a plaque unveiling, ribbon-cutting, and meeting with various academies and men/women football teams," he said. "FIFA Football House will serve as a basic institution to help promote Pakistan's football on modern lines," he added.

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