FIFA President Thanks HM King Mohammed VI for Supporting Football Development

FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed his gratitude to HM King Mohammed VI yesterday, Thursday, February 25th, for his continuous support for the development of football in and outside of Morocco.

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino expressed his gratitude to HM King Mohammed VI yesterday, Thursday, February 25th, for his continuous support for the development of football in and outside of Morocco.


In a statement issued by FIFA following the visit, Infantino said, “I would like to thank King Mohammed VI for his interest and passion for football, and also for his support and ambition to continue developing football in Morocco.”

He stressed that had it not been for the support provided by King Mohammed VI, along with the government and all members of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, “the development of this sport would not have become possible”, highlighting that his visit to the Kingdom was an opportunity to hold a discussion and define projects that will keep pace with the development of Moroccan, as well as African and cross-country football.

Infantino said he was pleased to visit Morocco, a country “where football is very popular”, adding, “I have visited Morocco several times and have personally examined its passion for football, as well as the seriousness shown by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation in its work.”

The FIFA president also praised the initiatives of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation and all those who encourage the practice of women’s football, welcoming the launch of a four-year development plan, “an initiative capable of improving the level of women’s football.”

On a finale note, Infantino stated, “I am thinking of a new strategy for developing women’s football that the Royal Moroccan Football Federation unveiled last summer; there are many opportunities to seize and I can’t wait to see Morocco qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals”, expressing FIFA’s readiness to help the Federation in order to keep pace with the development of women’s football all over Morocco, so that a number of women and girls can enjoy playing their favorite sport.

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