FIFA President Sepp Blatter meets PM
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Last Updated: Friday, March 09, 2012, 20:48
  
FIFA President Sepp Blatter meets PM
New Delhi: World football body FIFA`s President Joseph Blatter on Friday paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his 7 Race Course Road residence here.

Blatter presented a memento to the Prime Minister with FIFA symbol engraved on it.


All India Football Federation President Praful Patel was also present on the occasion.

India`s hopes of hosting the under-17 football World Cup in 2017 has received a major boost after Blatter`s meeting with the Prime Minister. If India is able to host the tournament, it would guarantee its participation for the first time in a world-level event.

This is Blatter`s second visit to the country after his visit in 2007.

PTI

First Published: Friday, March 09, 2012, 20:48


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