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FIFA hopes to stage meeting on Robben Island

FIFA hopes to stage meeting on Robben Island

FIFA plans to hold one of its executive committee meetings at Robben Island a day before the World Cup draw in Cape Town.
Jerome Valcke, secretary-general of football's world governing body, said at its post-Confederations Cup media briefing on Monday that FIFA is having discussions with the South African government about whether its 24-member committee can use the conference facilities on the island where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years.
The meeting, usually one of FIFA's most important of the year, will be on December 3, the day before the draw for next year's World Cup in South Africa.


Updated : 2021-07-29 10:54 GMT+08:00