With his official visit to India drawing to a close, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter spent the early part of Tuesday at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial. It was an emotional moment, blessed by pleasant morning sunshine.

The FIFA delegation then made its way to the brand new headquarters of the Indian Football Association (AIFF), a building that should inspire pride all across the country. Following the opening ceremony, Mr. Blatter and AFC President Mohamed Bin Hammam met with representatives of Indian club teams, exchanging ideas in concrete and constructive terms for more than an hour. "I wanted to know what they think, what their worries are and what they need ," explained the FIFA President with much enthusiasm after the meeting.

In the evening, the delegation attended the AIFF's 70th Congress, before returning to Switzerland later that night.