The AIFF president is in Kuala Lampur for the 29th AFC Congress scheduled on Saturday…
AllIndiaSoccer Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel has change into the first Indian to be a member of the FIFA Govt Council. Out of the 46 vote casting participants, Patel bought 38 votes which simplest highlights how highly he is regarded by the fellow Asian nations.
The Indian FA’s President and the Senior Vice President at the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC), Patel changed into as soon as one of the fundamental eight candidates vying for the location within the election which changed into as soon as held within the course of the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lampur in Malaysia on Saturday. The AFC Electoral committee and the FIFA Review Committee performed the eligibility evaluate on the total candidates.
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AAl- Mohannadi (Qatar), Khalid Awad A. Althebity (Saudi Arabia), Mariano V. Araneta, Jr. (Philippines), Chung Mong Gyu (Korea Republic), Du Zhaocai (ChinaPR), Mehdi Taj (IRIran) and Kohzo Tashima (Japan) had been the others who contested for the five on hand spots within the council.
Subrata Dutta, who serves as the senior Vice-President of the AIFF, acknowledged, “Mr. Patel’s victory is a landmark for Indian Soccer. Congratulations to Mr. Patel as he entirely deserves this honour. His management has taken Indian soccer to elevated heights. Asian Soccer will immensely abet from his presence as a FIFA Council member.”
The membership within the council will likely be for four years, from 2019 to 2023.
Indianot too long ago obtained the rights to host the 2020 FIFA Girls folks’s U-17 World Cup and has already succesfully hosted the U-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017.
The presence of Praful Patel within the FIFA Govt Council will give India a much stronger remark at the worldwide stage. This can additionally toughen India’s relation with the completely different high member nations of the field soccer physique.