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Switzerland: FIFA president Infantino plays friendly with football veterans02:47

Switzerland: FIFA president Infantino plays friendly with football veterans

Switzerland, Zurich
February 29, 2016 at 17:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

FIFA’s incumbent president Gianni Infantino took part in a friendly football match between some of the game’s veteran stars and FIFA staff members at the footballing-body’s headquarters in Zurich, Monday.

Among the players taking part in the two friendly matches were Luis Figo, Fabio Cannavaro, Francesco Toldo, Clarence Seedorf, Andriy Shevchenko, Thomas Muller, Robert Pires, Carles Puyol, Demetrio Albertini, Fernando Hierro, Paolo Maldini, Deco, Miguel Salgado and Gianluca Zambrotta.

After the game, Infantino spoke with press, saying that "all those who are playing every day, who are making our hearts beat, they are the stars. We are only at the service of them, at the service of the fans, at the service of the people who love football and we should always remember this."

Portuguese football hero Luis Figo also commented on Infantino’s recent appointment, stating that "FIFA needs a huge change of government, of leadership, so that happens now. It is in charge a person that I fully support, so I'm really happy with that."

Infatino succeed the Swiss FIFA President Sepp Blatter who was banned from taking part in FIFA activities for the next eight years after allegedly becoming embroiled in several scandals related to bribery and money laundering.

Switzerland: FIFA president Infantino plays friendly with football veterans02:47
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FIFA’s incumbent president Gianni Infantino took part in a friendly football match between some of the game’s veteran stars and FIFA staff members at the footballing-body’s headquarters in Zurich, Monday.

Among the players taking part in the two friendly matches were Luis Figo, Fabio Cannavaro, Francesco Toldo, Clarence Seedorf, Andriy Shevchenko, Thomas Muller, Robert Pires, Carles Puyol, Demetrio Albertini, Fernando Hierro, Paolo Maldini, Deco, Miguel Salgado and Gianluca Zambrotta.

After the game, Infantino spoke with press, saying that "all those who are playing every day, who are making our hearts beat, they are the stars. We are only at the service of them, at the service of the fans, at the service of the people who love football and we should always remember this."

Portuguese football hero Luis Figo also commented on Infantino’s recent appointment, stating that "FIFA needs a huge change of government, of leadership, so that happens now. It is in charge a person that I fully support, so I'm really happy with that."

Infatino succeed the Swiss FIFA President Sepp Blatter who was banned from taking part in FIFA activities for the next eight years after allegedly becoming embroiled in several scandals related to bribery and money laundering.