Praful Patel planning to set up FIFA office in Delhi

AIFF president Praful Patel is keen to enhance India's position on the world stage with his Council position in FIFA.

Praful Patel was elected into the FIFA Council in April.   -  REUTERS

All India Football Federation president Praful Patel revealed that he is looking at avenues to set up a FIFA office in New Delhi.

Speaking to Sportstar, Patel said, "I cannot dictate whether there can be a FIFA office in Delhi. But there is a regional system. There used to be a regional office for South Asia here, and now it’s a little more expanded. Given the size of India and the subcontinent, we should look for something more substantial. I will be pushing for it."

"My agenda is to further enhance India’s position in world affairs, some advantages flowing back because of my presence," said Patel, who was elected into the FIFA Council in April.

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