Blatter arrives in Bangladesh to meet officials

Updated: 06 March 2012 18:41 IST

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in Bangladesh to discuss football with national federation officials.

Blatter arrives in Bangladesh to meet officials
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Dhaka:

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in Bangladesh to discuss football with national federation officials.

Blatter arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday from New Delhi as part of his tour of Asia.

FIFA says in a statement that Blatter will have talks with officials from the Bangladesh Football Federation, and is also expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Blatter said on Twitter that it's his first visit to the country since 2006 and that he is "looking forward to see how much progress has been made."

Blatter is visiting Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India between Tuesday and Friday. He is scheduled to leave Dhaka for Bhutan on Wednesday.

The Bangladeshi national team is ranked 157th on the FIFA world rankings.

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