The fourth FIFA Compliance Summit, held in Costa Rica on September 26 and 27, has come to an end. The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, delivered the opening remarks.
The two-day event covered important topics like digital privacy, protecting football from corruption, and building trust. Many more similar topics were discussed among the participating FIFA Member Associations. Also in attendance were the experts in governance & compliance from around the world.
Its most recent version marked an important point as the event was organized for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. A large number of participants joined the summit in person. Others who could not visit physically made sure to attend the event virtually through the internet.
Issues discussed in the previous Compliance Summit organized in 2020 were taken forward in the 4th FIFA Compliance Summit. All the participants came in to expand the discussion from where it was last left two years ago.
As per the sports news, Rodolfo Villalobos, the Costa Rican Football Federation President, collaborated with FIFA for the summit. Rodolfo echoed the tone of Gianni Infantino, highlighting that Member Associations were invited to get equipped with the necessary tools and prepare themselves to fulfill the objectives of FIFA.
Gianni Infantino had said during his opening remarks that the objective of organizing the summit was to encourage the Member Associations to go beyond good practice and adopt a new approach toward compliance. FIFA’s transformation since 2016 also came under the limelight when Infantino took the opportunity to cite that the transformation was based on transparency, credibility, and responsibility.
All the important sessions in the 4th FIFA Compliance Summit were led by experts like Trevor Hughes, Christopher Boening, Kara Ramsay, Gabriela Mueller Mendoza, Ronan O’Laoire, and many others.
Alasdair Bell, the Deputy Secretary General of Administration for FIFA, appreciated the commitment of Member Associations towards the continuous growth and improvement in the Compliance sphere.
The meeting takes place before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on November 20, 2022. Qatar will face Ecuador in the tournament’s opening match, followed by England vs. Iran the next day.
Players betting on various football betting sites will have a lot of opportunities to select their odds and place bets. As the tournament approaches, excitement will only shoot up not just for participants but also for fans who will be visiting Qatar to experience the FIFA World Cup personally. A total of 32 teams are scheduled to play in the tournament.
The 4th FIFA Compliance Summit has concluded on a positive note. Gianni Infantino did have to throw a challenge during his opening remark, asking Member Associations to share ways in which the best practice policy can be expanded to embed it as a shared mindset and culture.
With the successful completion of the Compliance Summit, all the Member Associations are now scheduled to reunite soon to strengthen the objectives of FIFA further.