FIFA’s Blatter to Meet President Rouhani on Thursday
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Sepp Blatter will visit Iran on November 6, head of Iran Football Federation said Saturday, adding that he will also meet President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday.
The FIFA top official will arrive in Tehran at 2 pm, Wednesday, local time to attend a scientific conference on football, and is also scheduled to meet the Iranian football authorities, as well as the country's caretaker (or minister) of the sports and youth ministry, Head of the Iranian Football Federation Ali Kaffashian told the Tasnim News Agency.
Blatter who will be officially received at the ceremonial pavilion of the government will have no meeting with the press upon arrival, but will attend a press conference before leaving Iran at 3:30 pm, Thursday afternoon.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, too, will arrive in Tehran on Thursday morning and will have a press conference at 6 pm, the same day, according to Kaffashian.