|FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit Việt Nam on Thursday. — AFP Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Gianni Infantino, president of the world football governing body, FIFA, will visit Việt Nam on Thursday.
His visit is part of FIFA’s plan to understand more about the development of football in member countries. Based on that, FIFA will build projects and programmes to support its members.
Infantino will meet leaders of the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) and visit the country’s Youth Training Centre.
VFF will also arrange a meeting between the FIFA president and Việt Nam’s government leaders.
In the past, FIFA has carried out different projects in Việt Nam, including the Goal Project, which provided artificial grass field, coaching room, laboratory and other facilities for the Youth Training Centre.
In the past years, FIFA has sent yearly lecturers and equipment to hold short training courses for Vietnamese football coaches, apart from funding local football tournaments and amateur football events.
Việt Nam was recently selected as one of the participants in a pilot programme to develop women’s football in 18 months.
This will be Infantino’s first visit to Việt Nam. Before him, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter had visited the country in 2008. — VNS