Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has called for greater co-operation between Fifa and the continental football confederations.
The AFC chief, who met Fifa president Gianni Infantino at Fifa House in Zurich, outlined the confederation’s plans for a new state-of-the-art training centre which is to be built at Putrajaya, in Malaysia.
Shaikh Salman was accompanied by AFC general secretary Dato’ Windsor John.
The AFC president also discussed forthcoming competition proposals with the Fifa president as well as the key role that confederations play in the structure of international football.
Shaikh Salman requested that there be greater co-ordination and co-operation, particularly in the area of development and stressed the need for unified objectives.
In addition, there were discussions around the need to ensure stronger understanding between Fifa and confederations for more structured programmes which will avoid duplication of resources and efforts.