Istanbul to host FIFA football summit

Tue 12 Feb 2019 08:36 GMT | 12:36 Local Time

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The FIFA Executive Football Summit will kick off on Wednesday with the participation of 47 heads of federations.

The summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from Feb. 13-15 to discuss key topics on the agenda, including the future of FIFA competitions and video assistant referees (VARs), Anadolu Agency reports. 

The 2018/19 edition of the FIFA Executive Football Summits, which comprises a total of nine gatherings, began in Doha (Dec. 11-13 ), continued in Marrakech (Jan. 15-17), will be held in Istanbul (Feb. 13-15 ), and conclude in Rome (Feb. 24-28).

Following the meetings, FIFA President Gianni Infantino will hold a news conference on Friday.

Infantino is set to serve a second term after being the only standing candidate in the election in June this year.

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