President meets FIFA PresidentPolitics
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Yesterday, October 16, President Kh.Battulga received the President of FIFA Gianni Infantino. Expressing gratitude to Mr. Gianni Infantino for his arrival to Mongolia, President Kh.Battulga praised FIFA’s great support for developing professional football in Mongolia and football practice of Mongolian children.
President Kh.Battulga also informed that a world standard football pitch was built alongside numerous sports projects being implemented in connection with upcoming ‘Children of Asia’ sports festival to be hosted by Ulaanbaatar in 2020, and talked over about constructing a football stadium with closed roof. Underlining an essential need of FIFA’s advice and experience in construction of the stadium, the President put forward a request to Mr. Gianni Infantino to cooperate and give support to Mongolian Football Federation on this matter.
At the meeting, the sides concurred on the issue to make two of the existing football pitches closed by air dome and financing the required expense by 50:50 percent. Practicing in team sports, in particular a football is a great boost for teens to spend leisure time effectively and to be disciplined; therefore, renovation works of football pitches are ongoing everywhere regardless of urban and local areas. In this regard, the president requested to render methodological support to train coaches and cooperate with MFF.