FIFA hold Qatar summit with focus on future of global competition calendar

December 12 – Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup is reported to be one of the key discussion points at the latest FIFA executive summit currently taking place in in Qatar and involving over 50 FIFA federations from five continents, including 18 from Asia.

While FIFA has not disclosed the specific subject matter at the various seminars and workshops that conclude tomorrow, saying only that the agenda included “the future of FIFA’s competitions”,  local reports say 2022 has been at the centre of many of the discussions.

Since their launch by Gianni Infantino in November 2016, the summits have become a vital exchange platform to discuss strategic football matters and share best practices between member associations.

“It is of the utmost importance for FIFA to foster a continuous dialogue with all our member associations to better understand their needs and learn from their very diverse experiences. Through the FIFA Executive Football Summits, we can tackle global football matters while considering the local issues facing those running football in the member associations around the world,” Infantino said in a statement

It is understood that another area of discussion in Doha centred around the upcoming AFC Presidential elections in Malaysia on April 6 and the chances of the respective candidates.

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