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FIFA president to visit Cambodia: FFC source

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is expected to visit Cambodia on Friday, according to a source close to the Cambodian Football Federation. Supplied
FIFA president Gianni Infantino is expected to visit Cambodia on Friday, according to a source close to the Cambodian Football Federation. AFP

FIFA president to visit Cambodia: FFC source

The president of world football’s governing body FIFA, Gianni Infantino, is expected to visit Cambodia on Friday as part of the FIFA Executive Football Summit to be held at the Sofitel Hotel in Phnom Penh, according to a source close to the Kingdom’s football federation.

Infantino, who was elected as FIFA president on February 26, 2016 to replace the disgraced Sepp Blatter, will be jointed by the presidents of 20 FIFA member federations.

The full details of the summit have not yet been released by FIFA, according to the source, but if Infantino does arrive, it will be the first time a FIFA president has visited Cambodia.

General-secretary of the Cambodian Football Federation (FFC) May Tola told The Post today: “The meeting is being organised by FIFA so we don’t know the full details yet, but we will cooperate with them over the venue, transport and other details that have been chosen and organised by FIFA.”

According FIFA’s Executive Football Summit programme, which The Post obtained from the FFC, the meeting will be held on Friday between 9am and 5:30 pm, and after that there will be a question-and-answer session with Infantino and members of local media.

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