Gianni Infantino was in Paris and took the opportunity to meet the President of the Brazilian Football Association, Ednaldo Rodrigues. A wide range of topics was discussed between both Presidents, including collaboration between Portuguese-speaking member associations.
Other important topics covered in the discussion were women’s football, men’s football, youth football, and disciplinary procedures. One topic that was high on the agenda was the fight against racism in football.
Racism has spread dramatically across the world, said Ednaldo Rodrigues, adding that it was important to talk about it in the meeting. Ednaldo Rodrigues assured that all the member associations and confederations would extend their support to groups that feel excluded in football.
As per the latest sports news, Ednaldo Rodrigues also said that the Brazilian Football Association would happily share experiences with the countries and allow everyone to participate in the community.
He further shared that various actions can be taken to strengthen the agenda. For instance, establishing an organization that would bring Portuguese-speaking football associations closer. The Brazilian Football Association will share not just its experience but also its expertise in management, football development, and coaches’ training.
Ednaldo Rodrigues has a working profile as Vice President and Acting President for the Brazilian Football Association. He was elected for the post of President at the association in March 2022.
Gianni Infantino earlier highlighted that the vision of FIFA was to make football truly global. Ednaldo Rodrigues extended his support to back the vision by stating that FIFA was the driving force behind the development of football across the world.
He also noted that confederations and Member Associations must align themselves with FIFA to help achieve the vision.
All the Member Associations need to align with the vision of FIFA as a non-alignment would restrict the collective growth, letting the sport grow only in a specific continent. Ednaldo Rodrigues concluded his statement by saying that when the vision is achieved, FIFA must act as a regulator for all situations. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 starts and warm-up matches are often held between two teams. Some of the best football betting sites take this as a chance to get more participants on board, allowing them to review their selection of odds.
Brazil is regarded as one of the major members of the association. This is based on the history and number of players it shares with the sport worldwide.
The meeting between Ednaldo Rodrigues and Gianni Infantino came on the sidelines of the warm-up match between Brazil and Tunisia, where Brazil won the match by 5-1.
As for the current match, Brazil won with 2 goals from Raphinha and 1 goal from Richarlison, Neymar, & Pedro each. Montassar kept the flag up for Tunisia with a single goal.