FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has hailed an historic cooperation agreement sealed on Sunday by U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cup hosts Chile and
For the first time in FIFA’s history – and in line with the new legacy approach for youth competitions – the two Local Organising
Committees (LOC) of New Zealand and Chile sealed a collaboration agreement at a FIFA organising committee meeting in Zurich on Sunday (NZT).
The agreement goes far beyond the support and synergies for the two 2008 tournaments with the main objective being to
promote a better understanding of women’s football and to engage in joint initiatives in the pursuit of an enduring legacy for the host countries.
“I am very proud to be among those witnessing this great initiative, which I am convinced will act as a catalyst for
women’s football to become a standard-bearer in those two countries where it has not yet realise its full potential,” Mr Blatter said.
“This is a great example of solidarity in football.”
Story courtesy NZF Media…