FIFA President commends recent progress on visit to Luxembourg
Meetings with Presidents of both FLF and FAI around FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifier between Luxembourg and Republic of Ireland
Grand Duke of Luxembourg and several local political authorities in attendance
Sustainable development of football foundations high on the agenda
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has completed a three-day tour of member association visits in Europe by meeting both the Luxembourg Football Federation (FLF) and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) around their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying match.
Mr Infantino discussed the ongoing projects promoting the sustainable development for the foundations of football in both member associations during his discussions with FLF President Paul Philipp and his counterpart from the Republic of Ireland, Gerry McAnaney.
The Grand Duke of Luxembourg was present to see the senior national team in action for the first time at Stade de Luxembourg, a new facility that held its first senior international fixture earlier this year and offers a physical illustration of the FLF’s significant recent strides in terms of infrastructure development.
Luxembourg won three of their qualifying matches on the road to the FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar, but a 3-0 defeat to Republic of Ireland in their final outing meant the two sides finished level on points in Group A.