AFC and Fifa presidents hold talks in Zurich

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Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, president of the Asian Football Confederation, last week met with Fifa president Gianni Infantino to discuss topics including greater cooperation between the global federation and continental federations.

In a press release, the AFC said Shaikh Salman “requested greater co-ordination and co-operation, particularly in the area of development and stressed the need for unified objectives”.

The AFC believes better cooperation with Fifa could, among other benefits, help the bodies avoid duplication of resources and activities.

Shaikh Salman, who was accompanied by AFC general secretary Dato’ Windsor John, also outlined plans for a new training centre to be built at Putrajaya in Malaysia.