Diverse and fruitful discussions for FIFA President on Day 2 in Qatar
President meets all 16 participating member associations over first two days at FIFA Arab Cup 2021™
Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation President also a guest in Doha
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has met with representatives of all eight competing member associations on the second day of action at FIFA Arab Cup 2021™, revelling in the productive exchanges with those present on another compelling day in Doha.
All six state-of-the-art stadiums have now hosted at least one match at the inaugural tournament, with the President being present at Al Thumama Stadium as Egypt narrowly defeated Lebanon in Group D before finishing the first round of matches at Education City Stadium, where Saudi Arabia and Jordan both took to the field in the competition for the first time.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends matches on Day 2 of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™
FIFA President Gianni Infantino shares a joke with Prince Ali bin Hussein prior to the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group D match between Algeria and Sudan
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 01: FIFA President Gianni Infantino shares a joke with Prince Ali bin Hussein prior to the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group D mat...
FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group C match between Morocco and Palestine at Al Janoub Stadium
AL WAKRAH, QATAR - DECEMBER 01: FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Group C match between Morocco and Palestine...
As well as discussions with representatives of the participating member associations, Mr Infantino also met Shahabaldin Azizi Khadem, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation. Included in their exchanges were talks on women’s football, overall infrastructure and development in the member association.
IR Iran won earlier this year in Doha, 3-0 over FIFA Arab Cup competitors Iraq en route to the top of Group A in the third round of AFC qualification, leaving them well placed to make a sixth appearance at a FIFA World Cup™ finals – and a third in succession – next year in Qatar.