Football: Fifa president Gianni Infantino to visit Singapore next month

Fifa president Gianni Infantino gestures after a meeting of the Fifa Council on Oct 14, 2016.
Fifa president Gianni Infantino gestures after a meeting of the Fifa Council on Oct 14, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Fifa president Gianni Infantino is expected to visit Singapore next month for a football summit, together with fellow Fifa officials.

According to a post on the Football Federation Australia (FFA) website, Infantino will visit Singapore after a stint in Sydney, where he will meet senior Australian government representatives and attend football roundtables.

The Swiss-Italian, 46, was elected in February this year, taking over from long-time former Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

Infantino is going to Australia after an invite from FFA chief Steven Lowy.

His visit comes amid an important few months for the Football Association of Singapore, which has to hold its first-ever election of office bearers by May next year.