DFB Pays Visit to FIFA
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter was delighted to welcome his DFB counterpart along with newly appointed UEFA vice-president Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder and newly elected FIFA Executive Committee member Franz Beckenbauer to the Home of FIFA and he took the opportunity to give them a tour of the governing body’s new headquarters. In the course of productive exchanges lasting around one hour, the leaders of FIFA and the DFB discussed various topics relating to international football.
“Following on from the success of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the DFB is already conceiving new projects with which to affirm its eagerness to promote the game of football around the world at all levels,” said the FIFA President. “It is gratifying that the German football association is such an active member of FIFA and that their representatives make such a significant contribution to FIFA and UEFA bodies.”
Dr Zwanziger expressed his thanks for FIFA’s hospitality. Speaking about the DFB’s bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2011, he was confident that, if chosen to organise the event, the Germans would once again show themselves to be cordial hosts. “We hope that in 2011 we can celebrate ‘another time to make friends’ and give the game a repeat of last year’s summer fairy tale.”