India included in FIFA social responsibility program

Convening for the first time in 2007 for a two-day meeting in Zurich under the chairmanship of President Joseph S Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee decided that special projects along the lines of the 'Win in Africa with Africa' program are also to be extended to other regions and continents.

As part of the Football for a Better World initiative that is being supervised by the Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility, the executive approved the principle that projects similar to the existing Win in Africa with Africa program be conceived for other continents and regions - including India in the Asian Football Confederation. Concrete proposals will be presented at the Executive Committee's next meeting at the end of May.

The Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility submitted proposals to the FIFA Executive Committee, which in turn approved the dates for this year's FIFA Anti-Discrimination Day and FIFA Fair Play Day. The first one will be held on 14-15 July 2007 in connection with all quarter-final matches of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada, while the second one will take place - as has been customary since 2004 - on 21 September, during the FIFA Women's World Cup China, to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace.