Premier David Burt met with FIFA President, Giovanni Infantino earlier this week with Sports Minister Zane DeSilva and a delegation from the Bermuda Football Association.

A spokeswoman said: “During their meeting the delegation discussed the importance of providing spaces for girls and boys to play football in Bermuda,”

The Premier pledged: “This Government will continue to support football and opportunities in sports.

Mr Infantino, a football administrator, who holds dual nationality, Swiss and Italian, has held the post General Secretary to UEFA, since 2009, and was elected President of FIFA in February 2016.

He also led the negotiations with the Greek government, after a new sports law was introduced in 2015, in response to “scandal and acts of violence and corruption mainly in Greek football”.

As a member of FIFA’s Reform Committee, he was also backed by the UEFA Executive Committee to stand for President. Elected to serve for three years, he also became the first Italian to hold the Presidency of FIFA on February 26, 2016.

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