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President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr.  Amaju Melvin Pinnick, will depart Nigeria for Zurich, Switzerland on Monday for a meeting of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions.

Th e Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions is one of the most infl uential committees in world football, as it replaced the former multi –panels for FIFA’s various competitions, viz FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA Organizing Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments, FIFA U20 World Cup, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, FIFA U17 World Cup, FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

On the agenda of the meeting are considerations and decisions with regards to updates on preparations by host nations for upcoming FIFA championships: FIFA U17 World Cup (India: 6-28 October 2017); FIFA Club World Cup (UAE: 6-16 December 2017); FIFA World Cup (Russia: 14 June – 15 July 2018); FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup (France: 4-26 August 2018) and; FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup (Uruguay: 20 November – 13 December 2018).


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