FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has inaugurated a headquarters for the New Caledonian Football Association (FCF), constructed with support from the FIFA Forward (https://apo-opa.info/3T9Q1s0) development programme, during a visit to the Pacific island.
The FIFA President also met Mickaël Forrest, the Minister for Youth, Sport and Culture, and discussed further development projects, especially regarding women’s football and the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Professional League for men’s football which is planned to start in 2025.
The French overseas collectivity is a football-loving destination and Gianni Infantino said that the ongoing
FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia&New Zealand 2023™, belonged to the entire region.
The FIFA delegation included FIFA Vice-President and Oceania Football Association (OFC) President Lambert Maltock, FIFA Deputy Secretary General – Football Mattias Grafström, FIFA Referees Committee Chairman Pierluigi Collina, Senior Football Advisor Youri Djorkaeff and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup™-winning coach Jill Ellis, who is also FIFA Technical Advisory Group leader for women’s football.
In relation to the OFC Professional League, Mr Infantino said this would give other players the chance to follow in the footsteps of Christian Karembeu who was born in New Caledonia and went on to shine on the biggest stage, winning the FIFA World Cup™ with France in 1998.
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