Argentina

Argentina’s Football Legend Diego Maradona Given FIFA Ambassadorial Role

Diego Armando Maradona posing with present FIFA boss Gianni Infantino
Argentina’s Football Legend Diego Maradona Given FIFA Ambassadorial Role

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has been handed an ambassadorial role by the game`s global governing body FIFA.

“Now it`s official,” the 1986 World Cup winner said on his Facebook page on Thursday. “Finally I can fulfill one of the lifelong dreams; to work for a clean and transparent FIFA alongside people who really love football.”

“Thanks to all who have encouraged me to face this new challenge!”

The ex-Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona forward, 56, was a harsh critic of disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is serving a six-year ban for ethics violations.

The world body is recovering from the worst graft scandal in its history, with dozens of people, including ex-FIFA executive committee members, indicted in the United States since May 2015.

Maradona, who has 91 caps, has been invited back into the FIFA fold thanks to a warm relationship with Blatter`s successor Gianni Infantino, who was elected in February last year.

Source/Zee News
CF/IC

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Argentina

More in Argentina

Argentine State Workers Announce Nationwide Strike

December 28, 2017

Argentine Government Takes Retirement Money to Finance Itself

December 27, 2017

Ex-President Criticizes Macri for Argentina’s Debt Crisis

December 22, 2017

Chamber of Deputies Gives Green Light to Tax Reform in Argentina

December 20, 2017

Argentina Congress Passes Pension Reform Despite Protests

December 19, 2017

Repression Against Demonstrators in Front of Argentine Congress

December 19, 2017

WTO Talks Collapse, Caribbean Disappointed

December 15, 2017

Argentina Executes U-Turn on Planned Pension-Reform Decree

December 15, 2017

Argentina’s Capital Flooded by Protesters Resisting Policies of ‘Hunger and Misery’

December 14, 2017
You Can Advertise Here
"The other side of the news!"
Copyright © 2015 Carib Flame. Follow us on Twitter @caribflame