FIFA President to visit Serbia, Palestine, Israel

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will undertake a three-day visit to Serbia, Palestine and Israel between Saturday 14 and Monday 16 May.

On Saturday, the FIFA President will arrive in Belgrade, where he will participate in the opening of the new Serbian FA Sports Centre (part of FIFA’s second Goal Project), along with UEFA President Michel Platini and Serbian FA President Tomislav Karadzic. This will be followed by an award ceremony in the evening where Presidents Blatter and Platini will be honoured for their contribution to the building of the Centre.

The following day, the FIFA President will visit Palestine, accompanied by HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein. President Blatter was last in the country back in October 2008, when he inaugurated the Al-Husseini Stadium and attended Palestine’s first ever home international.

During his time in Palestine, he will participate in a special ceremony to mark the laying of the foundation stone at Ramallah-Al-Bireh, part of FIFA Goal Project IV. This will be followed by a visit to Al-Ram for another foundation stone ceremony, this time for the PFA Headquarters, a FIFA Special Project.

Finally the FIFA President will attend the opening ceremony of an international club tournament at the Al-Ram Stadium.

On Monday, the FIFA President will leave for Israel to discuss further development projects. During his time there, President Blatter will meet representatives from the Israel FA, including its President Avi Luzon as well as other dignitaries.