Emirates news agency – UAE Football Association President attends 31st AFC 2021 Congress


DUBAI, November 27, 2021 (WAM) – Cheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, president of the UAE Football Association (UAEFA), participated in the 31st AFC Congress 2021 which met virtually today under the chairmanship of Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

Addressing the meeting, Al Nuaimi expressed UAEFA’s support for all initiatives conducive to the development of the football industry in Asian countries.

Welcoming Congress, Sheikh Salman said: “Slowly but surely, thanks to the unity of the AFC members, Asian football continues to emerge stronger from its darkest hours and we are now well positioned to seize the vast opportunities that await us. ”

The AFC president expressed optimism that Asian football will continue to build on the strong recovery momentum in 2021 and achieve a historic 2022 when the focus of world football is firmly placed on the Asian continent. .

Sheikh Salman added: “The coming years will be a crucial time for the AFC and its members, as Asia will be at the center of world football.”

WAM / Hatem Mohamed


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