Who we are – News – The FIFA President joins the President of the French Republic to open a new FIFA office in Paris – –

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Who we are – News – The FIFA President joins the President of the French Republic to open a new FIFA office in Paris – –


FIFA President Gianni Infantino attended the inauguration of the Hôtel de la Marine in Paris, along with French President Emmanuel Macron and French Football Federation (FFF) President Noël Le Graët, where FIFA held plan to open a new office. This renovated historic building is located in the center of the French capital, where FIFA was founded in 1904.

The launch of this new office is in line with FIFA’s vision to make football truly global and strengthen cooperation with key international institutions. The Paris office will be a strategic base for football development activities, with a view to further consolidating relations with its members. He will work in close coordination with the 11 existing FIFA regional development offices around the world, as well as with FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

This announcement follows fruitful discussions with President Macron and the French public authorities, with the constant support of Business France.

Speaking at the event, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “Our goal of making football truly global also means that FIFA itself must have a more balanced and global organization. Paris has been a natural home for FIFA, especially since it was the original home of FIFA from 1904 to 1932. It is one of the world’s great and truly global cities, well connected and easily accessible.

“France is home to the current FIFA World Cup champions, and recently hosted a truly fantastic FIFA Women’s World Cup. France’s track record in football development is also second to none, so it is just as natural that much of the work in our Paris office will focus on football development activities. We are very optimistic that we can achieve great things in Paris and are very grateful to President Macron and his entire team for the way they worked with FIFA to find us the perfect place to (re) launch our operations. Parisian.

The new FIFA office will be located in a coworking space at the Hôtel de la Marine, managed by Morning, a French workspace company, which will allow FIFA staff to benefit from their expertise and services. .

After the inauguration, the FIFA President accompanied the President of the Republic and the President of the FFF to the Clairefontaine National Football Center for a short visit with the French men’s team.

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