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SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan held a  meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Monday. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Best FIFA Football Awards in the French capital Paris. 

Dr Jordaan and Infantino discussed various football matters which impact the global game and matters regarding South African football.

WHAT FIFA BOSS GIANNI INFANTINO AND SAFA BOSS DISCUSSED 

“Among the issues on the table was a dissection of the recently ended FIFA World Cup in Qatar. As well as reflecting on the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the only World Cup to be held on the African continent,” SAFA confirmed in a statement. 

“Also on the discussion was the upcoming first 48 Nations FIFA World Cup. The World Cup will be hosted in the USA, Mexico and Canada in 2026.” 

Dr Jordaan told the FIFA President that in accordance with SAFA’s Vision 2030. The Association was aiming to have 1 million women footballers by that time, a massive milestone in the growth of women football globally.

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ARSENE WENGER TO SET FOOT IN SA 

Meanwhile, former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, will also be visiting the country soon. The invite from SAFA is aimed at helping the football motherboard to give a scope on how to expedite football development, especially at grassroots level.

Wenger is also a FIFA development manager. Dr Jordaan said it will also be prudent for SAFA to tap into his vast knowledge.

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