The 25 students of the 9th edition of the Master organised by CIES made the traditional FIFA visit on 3 April, which allowed them to meet, among others, Joseph S. Blatter and Jérôme Valcke, respectively FIFA President and General Secretary.

After welcoming the participants, Joseph S. Blatter spoke about the consequences on football of the current economic crisis. Other members of FIFA management then presented various aspects of the institution (CSR programmes, human resources, competitions, development).

In the afternoon, Jérôme Champagne, Director of International Relations, chaired a debate on: "Football today: success and challenges - FIFA's response"

A guided tour and cocktails closed "this important day in the life of a master student!"