Maradona will function in wereldvoetbalbond FIFA
Diego Maradona is finally started to work for FIFA. Since June last year is the 56-year-old Argentine as a kind of advisor of chairman Gianni Infantino.
It is still not clear exactly what Maradona’re going to do in the service of the wereldvoetbalbond. Foreign media report that he engages in promotion of football.
“Now it’s official. Finally a dream come true: working for a clean and transparent FIFA with the people of football”, writes Maradona Thursday on Facebook. “I thank everyone who I encouraged to this new challenge.”
In June, Maradona and Infantino a few days in Paris. “We want football save. The sport is destroyed by people whose names we don’t have to call”, said ‘Fell’ at the time.
In 2015, expressed Maradona is still considerable criticism on the FIFA. Since Infantino the stick took over from Sepp Blatter turned the world champion of 1986, however, slowly but surely.
The FIFA is Maradona colleague of, among others, Marco van Basten. The former world player of the year went in september 2016 to work as a Chief Officer for Technical Development.
Last month, said Maradona, who as a player came out for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, Napoli, Seville and Newell’s Old Boys, is fully behind the plan of Infantino to the expansion of the number of participating countries for the world cup of 2026.
The proposal to the field from 2026 to extend to 48 was on January 10, adopted unanimously at a private meeting in Zurich.