FIFA, AIFF to discuss India's progress

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> AIFF president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi will meet FIFA president Joseph Blatter in Zurich to discuss ways to take the Indian football forward.

Updated: April 06, 2008 12:25 IST
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New Delhi:

AIFF President Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi will meet FIFA President Joseph Blatter in Zurich on Monday to discuss ways to take the 'Win in India with India's programme forward.

AFC chief Mohammed Bin Hammam will also be present in the meeting which will take stock of the progress of the project launched by Blatter when he visited India last year.

"A high powered committee consisting of the FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter, AFC President Mohammed bin Hammam, AIFF President Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi and Injeti Srinivas, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Government of India, will meet at the FIFA House in Zurich tomorrow," an AIFF statement said on Sunday.

"This committee will discuss various matters related to development of football in India under the FIFA President's 'Win in India with India project', FIFA GOAL Project and FIFA Referees Development Programme.

"The meeting can have significant impact for development of football in India," the statement added.
A delegation of AFC Pro League Ad-Hoc Committee will also visit the AIFF headquarters on Monday to discuss India's preparedness to send a team to the revamped AFC Champions League next year.

Vice Chairman T Suzuki will meet AIFF General Secretary Alberto Colaco to discuss progress made by Indian clubs in the implementation of the licensing norms and other issues concerning professionalisation of the game in the country.

Suzuki will also conduct a workshop for representatives of I-League and second division clubs.

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