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Los Angeles, CA | Nov 21 | Kelly Landaverde – @Kel_landaverde
Concluding his three-day tour of Caribbean and Central American countries. The FIFA President, and CONCACAF President, and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani all took part in the XVlll Central American Football Union UNCAF Ordinary Congress in “El Pulgarcito”. During his visit he also met with the State President, and was at the inauguration of a new residency for the Salvadorean national teams, “Villa Selecta”. The UNCAF congress was an opportunity for him to exchange will all the regional football leaders that are trying to see way of progressing the game in Central America. Following the congress, he attended the inauguration of the residency.
Which was funded through FIFA’s Forward program. The new facility provides the ideal conditions for all the national teams commitment, and allows for the possibility of hosting four squads at the same time. At the conclusion of his visit, he met with President Nayib Bukele, they both shared views, and experiences. Focusing on the key role soccer can play in terms of education, and inclusion by conveying critical values to the youth.
“The 7 UNCAF Member Associations are doing great progress in the development of our game, with a clear vision and direction, in a region where football represents so much for the people,” said Infantino. “The regional association is making best use of the FIFA Forward funds allocated to all such associations around the world by investing in the organization of competitions at all levels, for boys and girls, and I can only congratulate them for their serious work and encourage them to do even more in the future, together with FIFA and Concacaf.”
“Villa Selecta is a very good example of an essential infrastructure that is missing in several of our member associations,” Infantino added. “The FIFA Forward financing is helping them to solve this problem and I have to say I am impressed by the quality of the project that FESFUT put together here in San Salvador.”