Gianni Infantino, the actual president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) finished a tour which led him to Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, and other South American ntries, taking a final but no least step in Bogotá, Colombia.
In his stay in that country, Infantino discussed the new process that the Federation is thinking to apply after the highly publicized case called as FIFA-gate, where also talked about the details of the next FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 with the President of the Colombia FA Ramon Jesurun.
According with information provided by the official FIFA’s website, Gianni Infantino had the pleasure to meet the president of the country, Juan Manuel Santos, opportunity which he used to congratulate the great performance of the soccer team in their qualification for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.
“I’m convinced Colombia will once again be a great host to a FIFA event. The hospitality and passion of Colombian people will provide a fantastic setting to the FIFA Futsal World Cup. The Colombian FA under the leadership of Ramon Jesurun is doing an excellent job in promoting football development in all areas,” said President Infantino, when the opportunity to talk about the subject was on the table in between meetings with very important figures in the colombian sport.
During his short stay, Infantino also had the pleasure to meet the actual Colombian national team coach José Pekerman, and the coach legend Francisco “Pacho” Maturana which, in his moment led the national team to win an American Cup (Copa América) and a Liberators Cup (Copa Libertadores), their first one, with the league team the National Athletics (Atlético Nacional).
“I have noticed a genuine commitment from the Member Associations to move forward after a very difficult period and serve football with honesty in light of the ongoing reforms,” was the reflection of the actual president of the FIFA after this brief tour through South America that was recently implicated in the case of Panama Papers.