FIFA to visit Syria to assess hosting international matches

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FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will send a joint delegation to Syria to assess whether international friendly matches should be hosted in the country again, the global football governing body said on its site. Syrian national teams are currently not allowed to host international matches due to the “security situation” in the country, but FIFA said a new security assessment could change that. FIFA will continue efforts “that would allow its development programmes to be fully implemented in Syria” following a meeting between its president, Gianni Infantino, and the Syrian Footba…

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