FIFA President Gianni Infantino highlighted “the important role that football can play at this time” after visiting refugees from Afghanistan staying at the Park View Villas complex in Doha on Saturday.
«First of all I would like to thank the Qatari people, the government of Qatar and His Highness the Emir for the incredible efforts that this country is making to welcome so many people from Afghanistan who are experiencing difficult moments in their lives but who can come here as a refuge sure, “Infantino said according to a FIFA note.
“The fact that this venue – which was thought to be useful for the World Cup – could have been transformed into a home for people from Afghanistan during a period of transition is something that, of course, fills us with joy,” Infantino added after visiting the kindergarten and the outdoor futsal field of the facilities.
The FIFA President also explained the important role that football must play in “supporting the Afghan people at this time of great difficulty, as the football community has already mobilized to help footballers and their families reaching countries from all over the world after having to leave their homeland. ‘ EFE (HN)