FIFA President’s Visit To Italy, Discusses Football With Italian Prime Minister

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (left) with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Italian Football Association President Gabriele Gravina

FIFA President Gianni Infantino repeated his continued support and stressed the significant role that football can play in the public eye’s getting back to normal life as he met with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Italian Football Association President Gabriele Gravina in Italy-Rome on Wednesday 9th September, 2020.

According to the FIFA President, it was a significant privilege for him to be hosted by the Prime Minister Conte, along with the President of the Italian FA. This visit to Italy happens to be Gianni Infantino’s first official visit outside Switzerland since the COVID pandemic began.

This as per Infantino, implies a great deal to him by and by, and particularly given how the country has endured such a great amount over these months. Furthermore, the visit to guarantee ceaseless help to the Prime Minister, and to examine with him the role that football can and will play as we return to normal life.

During the meeting, the FIFA and FIGC Presidents additionally talked about with the Italian Prime Minister the specific situation in Italy. Speaking at the meeting, Gianni Infantino said:

‘Football can be a tool and we know the extraordinary passion for football in Italy. It can help people to gradually get back after months of lockdown. Health has to be the first priority, always. But football can help Italians to rediscover the joy of normal life. We are not there yet, but we are all working together. So I’m proud to be here and I’m proud of what Italy has been doing in the past few months to overcome this pandemic’.

FIFA immediately came to the aid of its memeber associations to assist them with managing the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic and, in June, the FIFA Council affirmed a multi-year help package of 1.5 billion Swiss francs, for professional football (both for men and women), but additionally youth and amateur football all over the world.

The FIFA President is of the view that: wellbeing must be the main goal whatever we do. In this way, if people are permitted once more into stadia – that ought to be finished with defensive protocols and with wellbeing ideas. He further communicated that, conversations need to go on, so that everybody follow how things develop in Europe and around the globe.

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